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TR Hotel
290 Highway 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753 (Formerly Holiday Inn Toms River)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Toms River
Pacific Palisades, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Better than I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stayed here 12/28/12 while visiting family who were displaced due to hurricane sandy. I was pleasantly surprised with the look of the room. The bathroom looked like it had been redone with granite counters and new tub/shower. I liked the shampoo and conditioner from bath and bodyworks. The king size bed was comfortable, but pillows were only standard size. King size pillows would have made a nice difference. The coffee was horrible in the room as well as the free coffee downstairs. Ordered rooms service which was reasonable priced for eggs, bacon and toast. Only complaint was the coffee, which was served in a styrofoam cup and tasted the same as what we got downstairs. Coffee mugs and glassware in the rooms instead of plastic cups would make it seem more upscale. Staff was pleasant . Overall, much better than I expected.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hi laura1112,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Holiday Inn Toms River on TripAdvisor! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We take our guests feedback seriously and will definitely take yours into consideration.

Thank you again for the amazing review, and we hope you choose to stay with us again soon!

Sincerely,

Holiday Inn Toms River
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

My stay at the hotel was satisfying. I had to stay for a long period of time due to the destruction of my home in Seaside, the staff was very helpful with finding availability for me. At first they said I could only stay for one night, but after that they did there best to accommodate me- and they did for two months. Everything has worked out well, everyone is very helpful and understanding. The overall atmosphere is friendly and pleasant. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who needs to stay in the Toms River area. I am very pleased with this hotel and all it's provided for me due to the effects of Sandy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Hi firat916,

Thank you for an amazing 5-star review! We are so glad that we could accommodate you for your extended stay after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

The entire staff at the Holiday Inn Toms River worked extremely hard to accommodate all of our guests during that period, and it's great to hear that the hard work paid off.

Thank you again for your wonderful comments. They will be shared with everyone here.

Sincerely,

Holiday Inn Toms River
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Florence, Alabama
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stayed here for a few nights while working on the barrier island for the hurricane response. The service was above par and the room was nice and clean. The breakfast was in the restaurant which is expensive unless you are an upgraded member with Priority Club (which I was). Otherwise I would not have paid for it. The restaurant service was above par as well. Great place for an extended stay in the area. They were very responsive for whatever need arose.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear SlickNEO,

The Holiday Inn Toms River would first like to thank you for your repair efforts after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

We would also like to thank you for an amazing review on Trip Advisor! We hope you plan to stay with us again if you are in the area.

From the staff at the Holiday Inn Toms River
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Campbell River, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I stayed with my team of TSA EDS workers at the hotel and the whole staff went above and beyond the call of duty and did so with a smile on their face most of the time. The staff were very helpful and accomodating. Any request whether big or small was handled with grace. The only thing and it was a very little thing was that the music in the hallways was a little loud and you could hear it in the rooms at night. Breakfast was very enjoyable and the service was great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Hi Joanne H,

Thank you for an amazing 5-star review of the Holiday Inn Toms River! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us.

Your wonderful comments will be shared with the entire staff. We hope you plan to stay with us again the future!

Sincerely,

Holiday Inn Toms River
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La Quinta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Recently stayed for three days in the Holiday Inn on Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ. The hotel was immaculate, quiet, and very accomodating. Even though they were sold out due to an overabundance of displaced people due to Hurricane Sandy, the staff went out of their way to please everyone. The breakfast buffet was sumptuous, and the staff, led by Jennifer, went over and above board. All in all, a perfect 10 stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Hi Bob R,

Wow! What a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us. The customer experience is our number one priority, and we are happy to hear that we successfully achieved that.

Your wonderful comments will be shared with the entire staff, and we hope to see you again in the near future!

Sincerely,

Holiday Inn Toms River
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed here while volunteering for disaster relief, and the hotel was very accomodating, especially considering the state of the town. They have done a great job accomodating displaced residents and travelling workers. We may have been shorted a pillow or two, but the hotel is doing its best for a town in need! I've stayed at this hotel for years whenever I return to my hometown, and I plan on continuing that routine.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear districttravelers,

We would first like to thank you for your volunteer efforts with Hurricane Sandy. It is very much appreciated.

We know what a devastating time it was for so many people, and we are glad we could accommodate you and our other guests who were displaced by the storm.

Thank you for a fantastic review and we hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Holiday Inn of Toms River
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Kearny, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Thanks to Jennifer Schel for her service and accommodations. She is definitely a people-person. Being displaced from our beach home and needing last minute lodging, everyone was more than helpful. A pleasant atomophere and clean room made a great weekend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Marilyn E,

Thank you for your 5-star review of the Holiday Inn Toms River! We are so glad we could make your stay with us an enjoyable one despite the devastating circumstances.

Your comments will be shared with the entire staff - thanks again!
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Address: 290 Highway 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753 (Formerly Holiday Inn Toms River)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Toms River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Toms River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated off of the Garden State Parkway and close to a wide array of Jersey Shore attractions, the TR Hotel in Toms River offers a fanatical devotion to quality, cleanliness and one-on-one care. Cutting-edge amenities, peerless service and state-of-the-art facilities, plus a convenient location, make it the perfect pick whether you're planning a vacation or business trip to Toms River.The hotel's location in Toms River, NJ is especially ideal for corporate travelers who seek to maximize efficiency and productivity. There are a number of military facilities nearby, including McGuire Air Force Base, and Exelon's Oyster Creek Power Plant is also easily accessible. Also, for meetings of up to 400 people, you can consider making use of one of the five function rooms we offer.Vacationers find endless entertainment outlets in Toms River, NJ. The hotel's proximity to Seaside Heights means beaches, shopping, a scenic boardwalk and amusement park rides are 10 minutes away. You can also take a day trip to the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, just 20 miles from the hotel.Guests look forward to coming home to Toms River, NJ because of this hotel's fantastic amenities. The heated, indoor pool and a sauna promise relaxation, and free hotel-wide Wi-Fi access keeps you connected. Happy hour at Palm's Lounge is always fun, and dinner at Palm's Restaurant is sure to satisfy. Guests must be 21 or older to check in (some exceptions apply). Valid photo ID and credit card required at check in. ... more   less 
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Toms River Holiday Inn

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