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Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   955 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Toms River
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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PALMYRA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The room was clean and we liked the balcony. Most often rooms are completely closed therefore to get fresh air you have to leave your room. However, the pillows were too small and too soft for the queen size bed. Next time, I will travel with my own pillow.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest; Thank you for the 4 star review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your business while in town. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to the area.
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ENDICOTT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We were in the older section with rooms that are in serious need of updating. The parking was horrendous. We understand the displaced people from hurricane Sandy needing more than one parking place, but they should have had their extra vehicles and u-haul trailers parked in the available lot across the street to allow for people traveling from out of town to have enough space to park somewhere near their room and not have to walk a long distance in the rain to get inside. The newly renovated rooms that we saw looked nice. The breakfast area was small and the breakfast left a lo to be desired.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Guest; Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay and provide us with your valuable feedback. The hotel has been a home away from home for many guests displaced by Hurricane Sandy from the beginning. I am sure that any belongings they could salvage, they want to keep close by. We would like to apologize for the cramped parking because of their extra vehicles and the inconvenience caused you and your family. We will look into partnering up with the business across the street and see if we can utilize some of their parking spaces - thank you for the suggestion. When the hotel has completed its renovations -we welcome the opportunity to have you visit us again and see all the positive improvements we have made. Thank you again for your business.
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Epping, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have stayed here before and overall it is average. Here's what I can share from a few visits:

First the bad:
Prof. Pics are deceiving. I do believe No rooms are like the ones in the pictures.
Top floor rooms are bigger.
Balconies/patios had towels/cigs/ trash on them EVERYTIME.
giant clumps of hair in greenish pool when it wasn't even busy.
Don't pay for breakfast- it ends before you will wake up. 9am I think?
outside door C still wont open with key card even after being "fixed"
It does smell like cigarettes sometimes.
pretty Limited Tv stations
Low water pressure
Computer in the Lobby is soo slow

The Good:
Usually smells fresh and nice
Quiet
Nice landscaping
Very laidback calm place
Lounge deck chairs
Always parking
Very nice maids. Not so much desk help.
Wifi. Better wifi downstairs though.
Very good location for anything. Beach, Shops. Highway... Everything.

Room Tip: TIPS: Downstairs dbl room comes with couch. Upstairs does not. Faster wifi downstairs rooms. Bigg...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Guest; Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate you coming back and giving us a 2nd chance. Cleanliness, safety, security, and comfort of our guests is very important to us, we'd like to thank you for bringing to our attention your concerns. The hotel photos are accurate description of the guest rooms, the door by C has been repaired and continue to monitor it to see if it needs replaced, we found that during the busy summer months, a majority of guests do not request daily service so the balconies cannot be cleaned. Breakfast is available for a reasonable price at Christopher's Pub at 11:30 am for those that like to sleep in a bit longer. We know that repeat business such as yours is vital to our hotels success and we thank you again for your honest review, the feedback is important to us as it helps us to grow. We hope to see you again.
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LECANTO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were traveling to this location to help family after the storm. The staff was wonderful and as accommodating as could be given the circumstances.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest; Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We appreciate you letting us know about your stay and glad we were able to accommodate you after the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind. We hope that all is well with your family and thank you again for chosing to stay with us at Howard Johnson Toms River. Please come back and see us again.
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River

Address: 955 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Toms River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Toms River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the best of the Atlantic Coast at our Howard Johnson Hotel -Toms River. Conveniently located off Route 9 and just 15 minutes from the Jersey Shore, our pet-friendly Toms River hotel near McGuire Air Force Base is one hour from New York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, a large indoor heated pool, two restaurants, a pub & grille with live entertainment, a free pass to a fitness center adjacent to the hotel, free wireless high speed internet access and laundry service. We look forward to your arrival! ... more   less 
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