We've been visiting this hotel for Jersey shore visits for years. After some annoying construction last summer, the results were well worth the annoyance: The update of the central lobby area is beautifully done, and other renovations and maintenance are 1st class. The grounds and pool area are immaculate. More importantly, our room was squeaky clean...such a relief compared to other experiences we've had at other hotels. The hot breakfast (included in the cost) was filling and tasty, and the coffee is GREAT! (Check out the do-it-yourself Belgian wafflemaker!). The hotel is entirely smoke-free. This Quality Inn hotel is a very reasonable cost for all it offers.
The hotel does now allow dogs in one wing of it. We will absolutely be back again, but will be sure to ask for a room that has not hosted pets. (We didn't ask specifically for this on this visit, and our room had clearly not hosted a pet, but we don't want to take any chances...)