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Doolan's

700 Rte. 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Spring Lake
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas D Delran, New Jersey
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Delran, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the fourth year that my wife and I have vacationed at Doolan's and we are spoiled. Whenever we vacation in another area we are always comparing it to Doolan's. Which isn't fair to the other establishments. They just can't provide the family atmosphere that Susan and Joanie and their staff does. They have a top notch restaurant, entertainment,... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dated motel style, pretty beat up place. Very expensive for what it is. Only saving grace is being near, not on (a couple miles away from) the shore and the hilarity of being in a place filled with a 70s-80s something crowd that has been coming to the same motel for the last 60 years. Maybe it was nice in... More 

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Somerville, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here this past weekend. Doolan's was the venue for a family wedding and we found the accommodations to be adequate. Although some of the rooms were dated, they were clean and the linens were fresh. The staff was extremely accommodating and very friendly. They repeatedly went out of their way to ensure the wedding party was satisfied and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading several reviews, I was a little hesitant about staying here at Doolans. But my room was above my expectations. Clean, bright, air conditioner was on when I arrived. The bathroom was immaculate, plenty of towels. My son and I felt very comfortable and were able to relax finally after a long day. The tv was not too small... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been researching places to hold a rehearsal dinner for our children and became famished. Once hunger took over, we switched priorities and thought we should stay here at Doolan's and try their dinner at their own restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Their filet and their salmon entrees' were delicious. We recommend the whole package, dinner first, then book... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is sort of hilarious if you have the right attitude about it. We scored a really great rate compared to other hotels in the area and we decided to take a chance on it. The positives? The location in Spring Lake was great, and there was ample parking. The reception and dining areas were quite mediocre, but perfectly... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed overnight after attending a wedding. The wedding hall was very nice, the food was outstanding! We had a drink at the bar prior - the bartender was very nice. Now to the hotel part... Check-in was a snap. The girl at the desk was very personable and recognized our name without looking at the computer - I gave... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Like a previous poster mentioned, the rooms smell musty. More importantly though, they are filthy. Checked in to find a bug in the bed and food on the floor. For some reason, the curtains on the window also had black filth on them. The furnishings are extremely old and outdated, which I could have dealt with--if CLEAN. Ended up checking... More 

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Wantage, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The rooms were moldy and musty smelling. The air conditioner barely worked. On top of that, the cocktails and food offered at the wedding reception were less than spectacular. The service was average. However, the bar tenders were not very friendly nor willing to listen to what customers and patrons ordered. Avoid this place. It's one the gives the Jersey... More 

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Susan0700, Owner at Doolan's, responded to this review

Chuck, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Doolan's Shore Club. All feedback is greatly appreciated regardless of its nature. I am concerned about the wedding you attended . While we are accustomed to getting positive reviews for our food and service, I regret any inconvenience you might have encountered especially regarding the staff. Please contact... More 

Morris County, New Jersey
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Son was married at Doolans In all the planning trips it was filled with busloads of folks eating and celebrating things like St. Pat's Day. No wonder the food is fantastic and they know how to throw a party. Ate there on various occasions other than the wedding Stakes...beef...appetizers...so very good Rooms are huge, clean, multiple, tvs, fridge, places to... More 

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