Best hotel to stay at in Toms River. I have been staying here for years to go to the jersey shore. Breakfast Buffet is awesome! You will not get a better breakfast for $10 anywhere else. Bob Van Bochove runs an excellent hotel and you can see it by the dedicated staff that have been there throughout the years. Vera (Ike's Bar & Grill) & Kris (front desk) are wonderful as well as the entire staff from housekeeping to maintenance. They are like family when returning. The food is delicious at Ike's Bar and Grill inside the hotel and have great specials during happy hour. Front desk are so helpful and friendly. I had an issue with the shower and maintenance was right there to fix it as soon as I called. Needed more towels, housekeeping was right at my door even before I put the phone down. Staff is so pleasant and helpful. That is the excellent service you get at the Clarion! Outdoor pool is great, always clean and have towels handy. Easy access to the Garden State Parkway and plenty of shopping and restaurants near by. My family will not stay anywhere else when on vacation but the Clarion.