A luxury bed and breakfast is finally available for the first time in Ocean City, America's #1 family beach resort.

An elegant European-style
sitting room welcomes guests.

The award-winning Atlantis Inn, Ocean City, New Jersey's only luxury bed and breakfast, recently celebrated their first year in operation. Originally built in 1905 by James E. Lake, one of the founders of Ocean City, the historic guesthouse has been transformed into an upscale, luxury seaside inn by ex-corporate types, Kristina and Bob Doliszny. Guests from New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey have flocked to the new luxury inn because it offers a taste of European elegance with sparkling, brand-new amenities of the finest quality from around the world.

In its initial year of operation, the inn has won three prestigious awards and was voted the #1 place to stay in Ocean City. When I recently learned about the luxury bed and breakfast, I made plans immediately for an upscale, romantic getaway. The Atlantis Inn's website (http://www.atlantisinn.com) primed me for top-notch accommodations and service. They did not disappoint! My boyfriend, unaware of the decadent luxury ahead of us, was floored when we arrived.

The Atlantis Inn offers 10 richly appointed king and queen bedded luxury guest suites; each is decorated with an elegant and refined European flavor, including French, Italian, and Spanish themes. The fine accommodations range from the comfortable first-floor Arles room for $195 a night, to the top-notch two-room Barcelona rooftop suite for $335 during weekends in July. Guests can also rent one of the two apartment villas for a week stay.

The Barcelona Suite's luxurious bed
in theromantic 2-room rooftop suite.

The warm European elegance and sophistication at the inn made our stay in Ocean City our most memorable. All elegant features were recently installed and in pristine condition. Everything at the inn is brand new with the exception of two original staircases.

Amenities include complimentary lot parking, beach tags, gourmet breakfasts, and high tea. The inn also features an on-site spa with many types of massage options and facial treatments available. Guests can relax on the rocking chairs on the verandah, watch DVDs in their blissful suite, or toast the sunset on the rooftop deck. The beach, only two blocks away, provides a calming boardwalk stroll and many fun family activities.

Relax on the inn's 1,600 sq. ft.
Philippine mahogany rooftop patio.

We checked into the magnificent Barcelona suite, located on the top floor of the three-story inn. This majestic two-room suite offers a private entrance to the rooftop patio, romantic gas fireplace, and two flat-screen televisions. Fine imported Italian Anichini sheets and bedding, plush goose down pillows and comforter, and a rich mahogany and gold damask duvet create the ultimate in luxurious comfort.

Every suite flaunts the highest quality extravagant fabrics, 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers and 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheeting, all by Anichini, directly imported from Milan, Italy.

All beds are decorated with
sumptuous 300-count Anichini
sheets imported from Italy.

In the Barcelona rooftop suite, the fine Anichini Italian linens and stunning Marengo gold and mahogany damask duvet were not only beautiful but provided a deeply restful night's sleep. The regal, solid king-sized bed and euphoric comfort it provided was the crowning highlight of this majestic bed and breakfast experience. Simply heavenly.

According to Kristina Doliszny, guests frequently ask about purchasing the Anichini bed sheets, which were imported from Italy. When Kristina inquired about the retail prices for her guests, she was surprised to learn they would cost a whopping $1,100 a set. While it's not feasible to offer them to guests at those prices, the innkeepers are proud to pamper their clients with this luxurious European treat during their stay.

A full gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room at 9:00 a.m. Guests may enjoy their breakfast inside or on the Honduran mahogany covered verandah. At our breakfast, delicious scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches, and sausages were presented in elegant silver pans. Fresh juices, breads, bagels, and fruit were also available. Afternoon tea and snacks are served in the dining room. The tasty afternoon spread included biscotti, muffins, chewy chocolate chip cookies, milk, and teas.

A full gourmet breakfast is served
at 9:00 in the elegant dining room
or on the verandah.

The Atlantis Inn offers special packages to make your stay even more special. Guests may choose a romance package or best friend package. They welcome special events like weddings, honeymoons, and bachelorette parties. Gift certificates are also available.

Innkeeper Kristina Doliszny's mother owned and operated the building for 25 years as a guesthouse. When she heard that the historical building would be torn down, she contacted her daughter in tears, asking if she could help save the building. After evaluating what was important to them, the Dolisznys left their high-powered corporate careers in New York, to completely renovate the guesthouse into Ocean City's first luxury bed and breakfast. Their commitment to the inn translates to a more personal and attentive level of customer service for their guests.

Not only is the inn popular with South Jersey and Philadelphia residents, but its main clientele also consists of visitors from the New York City and Northern New Jersey areas. Guests at the Atlantis want premier accommodations and amenities, and the Dolisznys understand what their upscale clients expect. Divine, world-class European décor and stellar, personal service distinguish the Atlantis Inn from all other Jersey Shore options.

A calm beach day in
Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City is celebrating its 125th birthday as a seaside Methodist town. Popular with young families, today Ocean City offers miles of boardwalk with fun activities, shops, and food. Gillian's Wonderland, an amusement park on the end of the commercial boardwalk, touts a Ferris wheel and carnival rides.

Mini-golf, arcades, movies, pizza and local restaurants are all located nearby. A "dry" town, Ocean City does not serve alcohol in its establishments, which many believe promotes a safer family environment. Of course, guests may bring their own wine to the Atlantis Inn if they choose.

Ocean City's Wonderland amusement
park on the boardwalk offers family fun.

The Dolisznys believe that visitors vacation in the area because the town offers family fun with the most pristine beaches in South Jersey. Since Ocean City has always been one of my childhood favorites, I would definitely agree. Located conveniently on the beach block, the Atlantis Inn is ideally situated for guests to explore Ocean City.

To check suite availability, specials, and make reservations at the Atlantis Inn, visit the website at: http://www.atlantisinn.com or call 609/399-9871.