My wife has family in Toms River, so we've been coming back and forth for many years. We've stayed in most of the hotel chains in the area in that time. In October & November of 2010 we had occasion to stay twice at HoJos and would say that they rate the best for service, hospitality and value in Toms River.
In particular: 1) Check-in was speedy and efficient allowing you to get to your room quickly, without fuss. 2) Extremely friendly, accommodating manager and staff at front desk. 3) When the first floor wasn't available, and our copious luggage required minimum movement, the staff went above and beyond to give us a business class room at the standard rate. 4) Rooms were spacious and beautifully maintained. 5) I took advantage of the provided swimming pool which was excellent. 6) There were other amenities we didn't use but it is hard to deny the convenience of the numerous possibilities for food, restaurant, arrangements for local pizza delivery, pub and use of a gym over the road.
The hysterical claim of 'bed bugs' in the review (which sometimes appears to precede this one) I'd take with a large pinch of salt. The newspapers in the Eastern Seaboard Area this last fall carried alarmist stories about infestations in hotels mainly in New York City, allowing a malicious streak to creep into what I believe is likely fanciful nonsense. We found HoJos, Toms River to be the very model of cleanliness with close attention to the comfort and welfare of guests, in fact on our experience, our best stay in Toms River bar very few.
- 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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- Howard Johnson Toms River
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