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Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Toms River
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Food poison i had a fish&chip &grilled clamp throwing up & diarya all night didnt sleep from around midnight till about 4-5am

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Sarah L, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Rimon; Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are certainly dismayed to hear you weren't feeling well during your stay. Rest assured that we had no other reports of any other guests not feeling well and take this seriously. I have shared your information with the appropriate Managers to review further and reach out to you. The restaurant staff takes great measures to ensure this kind of thing does not happen.

Sincerely,
Staff and Management
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This was a nice, attractive, and clean hotel. Check in took a long time due to a guest with complicated requests. The desk clerk not overly friendly.
The hotel was easily accessed from main highways. A little tricky getting into parking area at first.
The room was clean and comfortable. The bar/restaurant was inviting and a fun spot to relax. The bartender was pleasant and very accommodating. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Sarah L, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear denmiller2003; Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place stay while visiting the area. We appreciate you sharing with us the clean room, nicely decorated hotel and onsite Christopher's Pub, made for a enjoyable and pleasant experience. We are sorry, however, that our service was not as friendly as we strive to be upon arrival, your patience was very appreciated as we assisted the other guests. We are pleased to hear our hotel met your needs well and you will stay again when in the area.

Sincerely,
Sarah L.
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Two times now I have stayed at this location and found the management unaccomodating.
A case in point::: They gave me NO discount at sign in and then when informed the next morning
that I had AAA, they refused to apply the discount. P... POOR

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Sarah L, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Al; We appreciate that you chose to return for another stay at our hotel, thank you. I am sorry for your frustration with regards to the rate, but please know that discounts cannot be applied upon arrival as more often than not, the rate could already be discounted or based on availability not be accepted. This is the case for many hotels, not just ours or our Management and certainly apologize if this is how it felt. When making your reservation in advance, either online or over the phone, either select or let the reservation/hotel know know you have AAA and this will let you know if discounts are being accepted for dates booked and applied at that time. Again, we are sorry this wasn't available upon arrival.

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Sarah L.
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

An awesome hotel for the price. Besides a jacuzzi in my room, I couldn't have asked for more. Very clean and comfortable. Nice size compact refrigerator, a microwave and coffee pot, spacious balcony, fairly good breakfast (although fruit & yogurt would be nice), happening bar with live music, a pool, a lovely quaint little lobby area that was decorated holiday & season appropriate, free wifi, and a business center. I would stay here and recommend other to do so time after time!!!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Sarah L, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear JenPinVT; Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay while in town. We appreciate and value your business and feedback. We appreciate you sharing with us the specialty suite with the Jacuzzi which was a great surprise and nice room, breakfast, customer focused amenities and tasteful decorations all made for an enjoyable experience as well as the ideal hotel for you to relax and enjoy during your travels.

Thank you for the recommendation to others, we look forward to your next stay.

Sincerely,
Sarah L
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

I am very happy that the Howard Johnson's provided a clean & large enough wheelchair accessible bathroom for me. The coffee counter & devices were all low enough for me also. There is a nice little bar called Christopher's Pub conveniently located there & also a restaurant.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Sarah L, Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Toms River, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Joann; Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey from your stay at Howard Johnson. We are pleased to hear the guestroom met your needs very well and you found it this to be spacious and comfortable. The room was designed to ensure that there was ample space with features at the appropriate height for proper accessibility and use. We are pleased to hear we exceeded that with you and you enjoyed your stay. I am also happy to hear you had a good time at Christopher's Pub.

We hope to welcome you again next time your travels bring you to town.

Thank you,
Sarah L.
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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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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: ₹ 5,293 - ₹ 14,413 (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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