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TR Hotel
3.0 of 5 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Warrenton, Virginia
1 review
“Highly recommended...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family had a wonderful time staying at the Toms River Holiday Inn while visiting the Jersey Shore. Our accommodations were modern, clean and attractive A special mention for Holiday Inn Desk Manager Jennifer Schel. She was a breath of fresh air during our reservation process and stay. Very attentive, professional, courteous and funny. She only added to the joy of our stay. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a nice hotel in the New Jersey Shore area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, August 28, 2013
Dear D D,

Thank you for the 5-star review of the Holiday Inn Toms River! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your accommodations, and we greatly appreciate your recommendation to other travelers. We hope to see you 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New London, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Holiday Inn is a clean, pleasant, well situated hotel on the main drag in Toms River, but the reservation system is awful. We had a reservation for 2 rooms for six days, since they couldn't believe we needed two rooms for family, they cancelled the reservation for one of the rooms without contacting us. One room, just does not meet our needs. Of course, the hotel was sold out. After standing at the desk for over 30 minutes they found us accommodations, at a much higher price about 20 minutes away. Just the best they could do. We stayed at that location for one night and returned to the Holiday Inn the next day for our two rooms. The front desk now had us reserved for three rooms. I'm not sure what reservation system they are using, but it is not quick or efficient. It took all of 2 minutes to check in to the substitute hotel, never did I observe such quick service at the Holiday Inn.
Also the wifi system needs a password that is changed during the night, so each morning you need to recall the front desk to reconnect to the wifi. At our substitute hotel, you just entered your room number in as the password, and viola! you were connected.
In addition, the AC does not have a slow speed, it blasts away at high speed or you can shut it off, which doesn't cool the room. On automatic, the AC turns on at high speed every half hour or so all night long. It was not a particularly restful night sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear vonicec,

Thank you for your review of the Holiday Inn Toms River. We sincerely apologize for the confusion upon check-in. This is not typical of our property, and this will be addressed with the staff to ensure it does not happen again. We would also like to apologize for the other inconveniences you experienced during your stay. We hope you choose to stay with us again, so we can show you the exceptional service and accommodations we are known for.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Toms River
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was invited to a wedding nearby.
The hotel is beautiful, good service, smiling crew.
the entire atmosphere was pleasant.
The room was small but well equipped and did the job for me.
I enjoyed my time there and if you are around go there

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, August 26, 2013
Dear Dani B,

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Toms River! We greatly appreciate all the great comments, and we hope you choose to stay with us the next time you are in the area.

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Toms River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

From the moment we arrived the front desk supervisor Jennifer went above an beyond for us!! The hotel is very clean an modern, very nice pool an huge sauna! Would recommend to everyone!! But Jennifer tops it all off!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 20, 2013
Dear Jacylay,

Wow! Thank you for the excellent 5-star review of your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Toms River! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything about your stay, and we greatly appreciate all the wonderful comments about our staff. We have a great team here, and your review will be shared with everyone. Thanks again, and we look forward to your next stay!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Toms River
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I planned a three day trip to be close to beach, boardwalk, shops, dining, and wanted a place not loud or crowded, clean, comfortable, friendly, and safe. I got it all with a great location too at Holiday Inn. It is right along rt37 just off the parkway and a short 5 min drive to seaside hgts and island beach state park where we did some barbequeing right on the beach. Seaside boardwalk still good and will be great when they rebuild the piers. Hotel staff very freindly and free cookies a treat. Rooms and hotel areas were clean even though you know its an older hotel. Nice pool with plenty of space and tables. Didnt see any other hotel in area that could possibly compare to this one. Hope this review helps. Thank you Holiday Inn!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny F, Manager at TR Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear rgarciajr7,

We are thrilled your enjoyed your 3-day stay with us at the Holiday Inn Toms River! We are happy to hear that you were able to visit many local hot spots during your stay because of our convenient location. Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you again soon for another stay!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Toms River
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Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great Service. The supervisor was amazing. She and her staff were very accommodating and friendly. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. We will be back next year. This has been our third time staying in this hotel and the service as well as the stay has been great all three times. We have chosen this hotel to stay in any time that we plan on vacationing in the Toms River and Seaside Area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, August 14, 2013
Dear santina c,

Thank you for the amazing 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you continuously choose to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Toms River and always have a great stay! It's wonderful knowing that our exceptional staff and comfortable accommodations are the reasons you and your family stay with us year after year. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next stay!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Toms River
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We love the staff and service of this hotel. We will be back at the end of next month. We are so happy to bring our daughter next time. We are so sure that our daughter will love to go swimming here very soon.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 12, 2013
Dear Lindaschwartz,

Thank you for this great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon with your daughter!

Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Toms River
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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:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Toms River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — TR Hotel 3*
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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Toms River Hotel Toms River
Toms River Holiday Inn

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