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Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Toms River
Reviewed January 13, 2007

This hotel needs updating. The furniture is old and the chair upholstery was stained. The mattress was very uncomfortable. We could not regulate the heat in the room and it was very cold. We were very disappointed.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2007

The hotel would be an excellent choice for a nice stay. I attended a party there and the food was very good. The bar served good drinks at a resonable price. The place was spotless.
WE had many family members stay in various rooms and nobody complained at all...........
The long and short of it is that this is a well run place with personnel that take care of business.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 28, 2006

Recently spent a few days in Jersey on business. The Howard Johnson Hotel was in the general vicinity of where I needed to be. The hotel overall was pretty clean- the lobby was nice, did not try the breakfast. The room was comfortable- though the bathroom was a little dated. Carpet was ripped in a few places, but all in all the room was adequate. Staff was very friendly and helpful- I need directions many times- as the New Jersey highways are pretty confusing- and they were always helpful. If I am ever in NJ again, I would seriously consider staying there again.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 25, 2005

We spent a long weekend at the Howard Johnson's in Toms River, New Jersey. Not having stayed in the area before - we did not know what to expect. We could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The rooms (we had two adjoining rooms for my wife, myself and our three children) were large, clean, nicely appointed and the staff could not have been more accomodating.

There is a fabulous bar there where they grill burgers and things right there in front of you. The breakfast buffet was again - all that one could ask for - from cereal, to pancakes, to bagels, to donuts, and on and on.

The people at the front desk were very knowledgeable about all that there was to do in the area and could not be happier to help in anyway.

We had such a great time that we plan to visit the area again and will for sure stay at the Toms River Howard Johnsons again !

  • Stayed: November 2005
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Reviewed November 8, 2005

This hotel needs renovating. Rooms were old and smelled of cleaning solutions and cigar. Had to air out room. To be competitive with other hotels, HJ needs a good continental breakfast. Stay elsewhere, you'll enjoy more.

Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed October 9, 2005

It was my first stay at a HoJo and it was extremely unpleasant. The rooms are worn in a way I have not experienced before. Stains from "you don't want to know" on the carpets, walls and furniture. Doors and other wooden parts extremely battered and scratched. The in-room fridge made noise like hell and the lights in part not working. Only the staff tries hard but since the property is bad there is little they can really do. The so called "business rooms" are only slightly better. Compared to other hotels/motels the price they charge is way,way,way to high.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed May 20, 2005

All in all, the stay was OK. The food was very good and affordable. I stayed three nonconsecutive, alternating weeks for business travel. Room was very clean. There were a few problems. The bands that play in the bar are loud enough to keep you awake if you are in the A(?) wing. The walls weren't that bad... not paper thin. I had problems with one of my air conditions -- efficiency was poor, needed a new filter. Found small insects in toilet in morning. I assume they were coming from the vents in the bathroom. One morning during my last week of stay there someone had printed off at least 100 copies of escort lists from the area from online and just threw them everywhere outside the hotel. This made me feel unsafe. Too many screaming children to make the business trip a well worth it trip. On check out of last week, a woman came down to the office (about 6am) as I was checking out and she stated that a black man and a white blonde woman stole all her money. She apparently let these people who she didn't know into her room for appetizers (chicken fingers she said, LOL) and they took off with her stuff after she fell asleep and these people apparently didn't. She didn't seem too bright, and I am sure most travlers don't do stuff like this. Use your heads, people.

  • Stayed: June 2004, traveled on business
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Additional Information about 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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Toms River
Price Range: $82 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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