Ratings based on 690 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Adequate at best.

Posted May 11, 2015
Rooms are tiny and dated. Tall narrow steel doors have that"welcome to prison" look. Staff was nice. Overpriced for a well worn hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 12, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback, we apologize for the condition of your guestroom, we are in the process of some upgrades and working as quickly as we can to finish all rooms to avoid any discomfort for our guests. We hope you consider a future stay as we like another chance to provide a better experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Pa.

Posted May 3, 2015
Pros: It was Ok.
Cons: Not to sure.
Location: Ok.
Ice mach. and soda mach. on the second floor did not work.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 12, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review and feedback, we are sorry for the inconvenience. We are working on getting that repaired and appreciate you bringing it to our attention
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NJ

Convenient- to Ocean County Mall

Posted Apr 25, 2015
Pros: Fridge-Proximity to work.
Cons: Disappointed restaurant kitchen closed at 9 pm. At this point the bartender prepares a hamburger on a grill. I would have gone to a real restaurant.
Location: Both soda machines out of water. Spent $4.00 to get soda I did not want. Not far from Mall and Seaside Heights.
Room clean. Very convenient location. Get to the restaurant before 9 pm. Bring water with you.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 28, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for selecting our hotel as your place to stay while in town. We are pleased to see overall you had a nice stay. I am sorry for the inconvenience because the restaurant closes early. We hope you consider a future stay.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

a little dirty

Posted Apr 17, 2015
Room smelled like smoke, bar was sketchy, bar food was so so.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 21, 2015 by Sarah , Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I am sorry to see you did not enjoy your stay and appreciate your bringing these items to our attention. I will share your comments with the hotel & restaurant managers to ensure these items are resolved as quickly as possible.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom M

Great Stay alot to do within walking distance.

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Only downside are the beds, very hard mattress. Everything8ng else was great.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 6, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your trip with us. We are very pleased to read that you had a great stay and found the hotel was conveniently located to things to do. Some of the mattresses may be new and they just time to settle, we are sorry it was uncomfortable in your guest room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 27, 2015
Cons: The cable TV in our room did not work properly; and could not get this resolved during our stay.
We had a nice experience at the Howard Johnson's Hotel. The room was comfortable and clean. We had room service. The food was reasonably priced, and tasted good. We went down to the attached lounge and listened to an awesome band! We enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this hotel to others.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 31, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your trip with us, we appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel had everything you needed for a pleasant experience. Thank you for the recommendation to others, that means a lot to us. We'll see you again soon we hope.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom New York

Nice place to stay

Posted Mar 22, 2015
Pros: Nice sized room and wonderful pool
Cons: There were no towels at the pool-we had to take from out room.
Staff was very accomodating-needed extra pillows and they were there in seconds...Rooms was clean, roomy and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 25, 2015 by Sarah , Hotel Management
Thank you for letting us know you had a great stay. I am pleased to see we were able to accommodate your request promptly. We hope to welcome you again the next time you are in the area. Thank you again for your review and business.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Bergen County NJ

Nice Hotel

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Pros: I think the best thing for me was having the bar and resturant in the hotel.
Cons: The beds could be lower to the group. They were to high.
Location: It was close to everything. We took a ride to Seaside and it was only 10 to 15 minutes. But without traffic.
The rooms were ok but the beds were really high off the ground but we would def stay there again. we loved the bar. It was an older crowd with alot of regulars that come in so you know it is a good place to drink and eat. The people were very friendly though, The free breakfast was ok. Overall we loved the stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay and found the Howard Johnson Toms River to be a good fit for your travel needs. I am very pleased to see that you had a great dining experience at Christopher's, I'll share your feedback with the managers. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay and found the Howard Johnson Toms River to be a good fit for your travel needs. I am very pleased to see that you had a great dining experience at Christopher's, I'll share your feedback with the managers. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by deannafrom Burlington

family wknd

Posted Feb 19, 2015 on Hotels.com
Mini family vaca. It was perfect
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 25, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for letting us know you had a great stay! I am delighted to see that your family had a great time as our guests. Please come back and visit again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by deannafrom Burlington

perfect mini family Vaca

Posted Feb 17, 2015 on Hotels.com
My son's said that staying there was the best day of their lives! They has such fun and loved it. We are gonna do it again soon . Thank you hojo!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 25, 2015 by Sarah, Hotel Management
Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback. I am so glad your son had fun and you had a relaxing stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.