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Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Toms River
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We went to see Paul Venier show for New Years Eve and since he was appearing at club attached to Howard Johnson we stayed over. I was afraid that the place would be like a motel but was really pleasantly surprised. Nice lobby, clean room with comfortable bed, rounded pole for shower curtain (which I desire) and due to location I didn't have to worry about driving.

I didn't make it to breakfast at the hotel but my brother in law ate there and said that it was good for a continental free breakfast.

I will say that we were disappointed with the accommodations for the show. The meal which was served buffet style did not have enough salad, fruit or ice cream for dessert for all. Over the phone they had said that they expected 40-50 people but the count was more like 30 so they should have had a lot left over rather than saying that they didn't have anymore and wouldn't replenish.
They only included coffee after we complained about the meal.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Sarah L, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guests; We appreciate you selecting the Howard Johnson Toms River as your place to stay on New Years Eve. Thank you for the very nice remarks for the hotel. We have made great strides over the years improving the guest rooms, quality of service and value added amenities. We really appreciate the 4 star review and hearing you enjoyed the accommodations.

We apologize on behalf of the venue that the food was not replenished properly. They are a separate entity but we do share space. We will forward your comments and feedback to the Restaurant Manager and work towards a solution so this doesn't happen again.
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River
Address: 955 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-8320
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Toms River
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 11 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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