We had an enjoyable overall stay at the Residence Inn in Neptune. We were able to get a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit for $199/night right before the Labor Day weekend. Very comfortable, clean and quiet, even with a hotel full of families. Friendly staff. We didn't use the patio. Conveniently located right off the Garden State, 10-15 minutes from Ocean Grove, 20-25 to Point Pleasant Beach and 2 minutes from the outlet mall. Some Residence Inn's are right ON a noisy main road but this one is not. Downsides: no oven in the kitchen, the picture quality on all three large LCD TVs was poor (though it was nice to have three TVs!), the pool is too heavy on chlorine, the pool room is depressing (dark and plain) and the towel rack was always empty, some gym equipment was out of order and breakfast was hectic with the staff failing to keep key items filled both days we were there. That might sound like a lot of downsides but most of those things seem easily fixable. One I didn't bother to list that can't be: I hate when the sink is outside of the toilet/shower room.