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Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Toms River
Epping, New Hampshire, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

I have stayed here before and overall it is average. Here's what I can share from a few visits:

First the bad:
Prof. Pics are deceiving. I do believe No rooms are like the ones in the pictures.
Top floor rooms are bigger.
Balconies/patios had towels/cigs/ trash on them EVERYTIME.
giant clumps of hair in greenish pool when it wasn't even busy.
Don't pay for breakfast- it ends before you will wake up. 9am I think?
outside door C still wont open with key card even after being "fixed"
It does smell like cigarettes sometimes.
pretty Limited Tv stations
Low water pressure
Computer in the Lobby is soo slow

The Good:
Usually smells fresh and nice
Quiet
Nice landscaping
Very laidback calm place
Lounge deck chairs
Always parking
Very nice maids. Not so much desk help.
Wifi. Better wifi downstairs though.
Very good location for anything. Beach, Shops. Highway... Everything.

Room Tip: TIPS: Downstairs dbl room comes with couch. Upstairs does not. Faster wifi downstairs rooms. Bigg...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this review, 6 December 2012
Dear Guest; Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate you coming back and giving us a 2nd chance. Cleanliness, safety, security, and comfort of our guests is very important to us, we'd like to thank you for bringing to our attention your concerns. The hotel photos are accurate description of the guest rooms, the door by C has been repaired and continue to monitor it to see if it needs replaced, we found that during the busy summer months, a majority of guests do not request daily service so the balconies cannot be cleaned. Breakfast is available for a reasonable price at Christopher's Pub at 11:30 am for those that like to sleep in a bit longer. We know that repeat business such as yours is vital to our hotels success and we thank you again for your honest review, the feedback is important to us as it helps us to grow. We hope to see you again.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

We were traveling to this location to help family after the storm. The staff was wonderful and as accommodating as could be given the circumstances.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this review, 16 November 2012
Dear Guest; Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay. We appreciate you letting us know about your stay and glad we were able to accommodate you after the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind. We hope that all is well with your family and thank you again for chosing to stay with us at Howard Johnson Toms River. Please come back and see us again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

We sincerely thank the staff of Howard Johnson’s of Toms River, New Jersey for the excellent service we received as part of our stay during Women of Power International’s PowerFest Northeast (October 18-20, 2012). The staff was courteous, helpful, thoughtful, and a true joy to encounter throughout our stay. They exercised incredible grace and support, even in the face of difficult or unpleasant customers. It was wonderful to speak with the staff, even just in passing conversation. We were especially grateful to David, Linda, and Jaweed for their customer service, assistance with our room block, and beyond. The hotel is immaculately kept and in prime location, and we will be excited to return to the Howard Johnson’s of Toms River, NJ when we hold our Northeast conference in New Jersey next year.

Many thanks for the excellent service, and we look forward to returning next year!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Sarah G, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this review, 8 November 2012
Dear Guest; We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a kind review. We take great pride in our hotel and very pleased that it showed in the way you all were treated by our team. We are delighted that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the compliments towards our staff and hotel. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River
Address: 955 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-8320
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Toms River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 (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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