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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Bill_From_Jersey East Windsor, New Jersey
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 The furnishings are extremely old and outdated, which I could have dealt with--if CLEAN.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 4 weeks ago

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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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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mohegan lake ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Was in town to see a friends band. Found Doolan's by accident. Stopped in and reserved a room. Hotel was decorated for Christmas. Looked great. Staff was outstanding. Rooms were a bit dated but upgraded big time and huge. Giant tv, a cold fridge and nice and dark in the morning. Breakfast rocked. I will be back soon.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

10.14.2014 We arrive 11:20am the receptionist very pleasant allowed us to go to our room early. The suite was very roomy, clean, and comfortable. The resort has a beautiful setting in the back with pool. The walk-in entrance is decorated very festively. We had continental breakfast with a good selection of breakfast goodies. We also enjoyed our bartender Ron and... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Doolan's Shore Club is a great value (if bought through Travel Zoo), but in great need of updating and renovating. Very dated but clean. The service personnel are very nice, especially the food servers and the bartender, Ron. Ron was very busy, yet kept up with the pace providing excellent service and a friendly smile. My wife and I very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our friend had their wedding reception at Doolan's Shore Club. Since they had rooms available ($130/night for 2 full beds) for wedding guests, we decided to book there rather than drive to a nearby Marriott (my hotel preference). That was a mistake. The rooms were extremely outdated and are in drastic need of remodeling. We had 2 full beds in... More 

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Stony Creek, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This past month saw close to to twenty (20) relatives visiting us at the NJ Shore. Over the course of two weeks Doolan's provided food and lodging that was outstanding. The folks at Doolan's where able to handle every need, made room upgrades (great job on the rooms Sue), fit everyone into the restaurant when needed and made everyone fill... More 

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Delran, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

In 2012, my wife and I first vacationed at Doolan's Shore Club and we were so impressed that I wrote a review entitled, "One Big Happy Family" which was then and still is very much the truth. We returned last August, this past July 4th week and we just returned from another fabulous week. And I might add, we booked... More 

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