Testimonials

“Great stay and super location!!”

Great stay at this hotel. I was in a non smoking room 248 and it was spacious and clean, it had microwave, fridge and coffee maker. I was surprised on how comfy the beds were being a Hojo and all.

The service at the front desk were professional, cordial and check in was quick. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!


“Excellent value for your dollar- and well run”

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 reasonable 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.


“Great Value in Toms River, NJ”

I found a great value at the New Jersey Shore. I recently stayed at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River, NJ. It was close to Point Pleasant Beach and also near Atlantic City, NJ. My room was available at check in, clean and organized. Their staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and polite. The food at their new bar was very good and the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Great value for the money in many ways!


"Overnight stay at HoJo's"

It was a good stay. Bed was comfortable. I turned on the heat overnight and it was warm and toasty for a November night. The complimentary breakfast could have been an hour later--closed at 10 am instead of 9 am. I missed that, but I had breakfast after checking out at IHOP next door. It was alright. There was no clock radio in the room, so I had to rely on my cell phone which I charged up overnight. The flat screen TV was great. It was a Vizio, the same brand of flat screen TV that I have at home. That was a pleasant surprise.


“Loved the Hojo - Toms River”

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 accommodating.

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!


"We will definitely come again and again"

Pool was a beautiful 90 degrees and it was nice to watch it rain from inside. The continental breakfast had quite a variety of foods and the room service was impeccable. Great food at the grill and a small drive to the beach (once I dragged the kids from the pool lol). We will definitely come again and again.


"Our Go To Hotel" 

We stayed overnight at The Howard Johnson's as I was running the Seaside half marathon and as usual we were very satisfied. The hotel staff is great. Clean rooms, great in house dining and great service. The Howard Johnsons in Toms River is truly our go to hotel in the area.


Me and my wife stay here every week and are so happy with the staff especially Margaret and Laurie are so helpful in every way you would want to be treated by staff. We thoroughly enjoy our stay and look forward to come here every week.


My family and I recently spent a few days at your Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River, NJ. This note is a sincere “thank you” for the most enjoyable time we spent with you and your staff.

From the front desk to the housekeeping department, we couldn’t have been more pleased with everything at the hotel. Your staff is helpful and friendly and there was a smile on every face all day long! Dealing with the public can be most difficult and I know from experience that staying at a Hotel can bring out the best and the worst in people. We tried to treat our room like we were staying in our own home, and that it was our honor to stay in “your home” for a few days.

We dined at Christopher’s Pub and the Legend Restaurant and the food was excellent! The prices were most reasonable and everything was delicious!

Our grandchildren just adored your pool and they enjoyed every opportunity to swim. We particularly enjoyed sitting outside (overlooking the pool) in the evening and relaxing for a while before returning to normal life.

Again, please give your staff a very sincere “thank you” from this grateful family. Laurie, at the front desk couldn’t have been more accommodating. You are at the helm of a very well-run ship…..hoping to see you again soon. 


This hotel is great!! Wonderful service, and the rooms were clean. I would stay at this hotel again. :)


“Clean good Cheap place to stay!”

We went to Seaside Heights for the weekend but didn't want to stay on the shore. This was just a hop skip jump away from the shore and it was very clean and the staff was very courteous! Also came with a breakfast (which we missed from oversleeping) but Ihop is across the street which is always a treat! We would definitely stay here again! It also has a pool, but we checked in too late and left too early to use it.


Awesome room for a great price quiet staff was very polite.


After staying at a few local hotels throughout the past 2 years, I have settled down and regularly stay here. The staff is very courteous and helpful, the rooms are clean, the internet connection is excellent, the indoor pool area is nice, and the bar/lounge has great food and bartenders. 

For the price, this is the best hotel in Toms River.


I was in Toms River for 4 days on business and I stayed at the Howard Johnson. It was really like a home away from home. The hotel staff was extremely accomodating, friendly, and very helpful my entire stay. The room that I had was very clean and comfortable. I had dinner two nights out of my four in their Legend restaurant that is attached to the hotel. The food was very good and I enjoyed my meals very much both nights. I would definitely use this hotel again when I come back in a few months for buisness.


“Friendly Staff, Clean Rooms, Nice Pool, Free Breakfast”

My two boys and I stayed for a week in Aug, Loved it, Clean Rooms, Nice Friendly Staff, Nice indoor pool, Bar food in hotel for late night munchies, short drive to the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, Highly recommend !!!!!


Check in was extremely easy, and the rooms were very pleasant. For such a low rate on a Saturday night during an event, we expected a lot less but were pleasantly surprised! Easy location, well decorated, comfortable, clean rooms, restaurant and lounge on-site, and very helpful staff. I would highly recommend the Howard Johnson Toms River!


I recently stayed at The Toms River NJ Howard Johnson and we had a great time. The front desk staff and general manager were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, The hotel has a beautiful lobby with a fire place that I enjoyed while I was using the business center. We also found the lounge and restaurant staff to be friendly and attentive. There was no lack of customer service here. Our room was newly updated and had a microwave and fridge which was a nice added amenity to have. Our room had a balcony which was another added bonus. The hotel is very close to the shore and I would recomend this location to any friend traveling to the area.


“Exceptional staff prepared to go that extra mile for your comfort & enjoyment”

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.


“Great location to the beach and Friendly Staff”

My husband, myself and our two young children traveled to NJ for one last vacation before the fall rolled around. We were greeted with a more than friendly staff that was so helpful and thoughtful! They gave us great family restaurants to try and told us the best place on the beach to relax. Our room was spacious and clean and general area was very well kept. We stayed for several nights and each need was equally as wonderful! I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone with small children and looking for an inexpensive and convenient beach getaway :)


“Great Service/Good Facilities”

I recently hosted a birthday party for my husband, that was attended by close friends and family. I was looking for a facility that we could have the party, have some fun, and have our many out of town guests spend the night. The Howard Johnson's was a perfect match. We had the private banquet room down stairs for a few hours, was great to have our own bar, and the hot and cold buffet they prepared was delicious. When the lights came up for the private room and people were headed home, the bulk of the party guests headed upstairs to Christopher's Pub for a live band, dancing and more fun! As guests got tired or were done for the night, they just headed up to their rooms! The rooms were clean and quiet, the staff was terrific, and it was an excellent arrangement. It was very convenient that they have an in house continental breakfast room off of the lobby area so that not only could guests have a bite before traveling off, it gave us a chance to re-live the nights events. A great time was had by all


We stayed overnight after a day trip down at Seaside. I've stayed at this hotel before and really enjoyed it and I have to say I enjoyed our overnight stay very much. The front desk service was wonderful, the room was very nice. We stayed in 226(B) and the furniture was beautiful, the desk was spacious and the bed was comfortable. We ate at Legends restaurant and the food was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this hotel.