There is no other place to stay at but at the Clarion Hotel. 5 stars all around!. Friendly staff and feels like family when I return every summer with my family. I have been coming to this hotel for over 5 years now (formerly Quality Inn) and will not stay any where else with my family. From the front desk check in (Christina & Tina, awesome, and thanks for all your help. Everyone is always willing to go that extra mile, and never a problem to them at all hours at the front desk. The food at the bar is excellent, plus happy hour 5-7, perfect after a long day at the beach and don't want to leave the hotel. The rooms are so big and clean. 2 Queen beds and a cot and still plenty of room to move around in the rooms. If there is anything extra you need, the housekeeping staff is excellent in bringing it to you within minutes. Most hotels no one ever shows up. Pool is excellent. Towels are provided on the outdoor tables so no need to worry about that either. It's a great place to hang out after a hot day at the beach, tables with umbrellas also to eat lunch. Breakfast every morning for $10 a family?? (where can that possibly happen?) Everything you can want for breakfast is on this buffet. So clean, never an empty tray of food, and Vera and the staff is super friendly. Love the gym! stays open all night. Clean, towels provided, and yes, water cooler (with cups) always available. Best part is the laundry room. While one would never think of doing this on vacation, it was great at night while on the treadmill, to get laundry done and come home with a suitcase full of clean clothes. Made coming home from vacation (with a family of 4 teenagers) much easier knowing that dreadful task didn't have to be done. Bob, the General Manager run a great hotel and always a pleasure to talk to. Again, the staff feels like your family and there is no other place to stay in Toms River than the Clarion Hotel.