Econo Lodge – Seaside Heights/Toms River

1402 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, 08751, NJ

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Overview

Formerly The Sands Motel, Econo Lodge – Seaside Heights/Toms River offers modern guestrooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus mini-fridges and microwaves. The hotel also has a suite with a kitchenette. Free continental breakfast is served daily, and guests enjoy an outdoor pool.

Our Editor Loves

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Mini-fridges in rooms

Family Interests

  • Theme Park

Family Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator

Reviews

Worst vacation stay ever!!

by Dana K

This place is an absolute joke..no parking, no towels, ants in the room, dirty, dusty and zero customer service! Dont even try it! I work in a public arena and have honestly not stopped complaining about this location and choice hotels in general!! Its easy to talk about since it was our summer vacation. Our family of five went to the jersey shore. Made our reservations 3 weeks in advance and then I saw the bad reviews. So I called the front desk and got Carla..asked her if I should bring linens..or if the reviews were accurate. She told me she didnt have time to read reviews because they were always booked. Ok..I get it..people can be harsh and it was peek season. Never again will I trust an employee over public opinion. She just straight up lied. We stayed there for 5 days. We were a group of 5 ppl. We received 3...yes 3 towels the whole time we were there.( zero pool towels as well) When my husband went to the front desk for more Marwan the other front desk employee said " no towels until 3 p.m...dont worry.." what do you say to that? At 1 p.m. someone came to our door with 1 towel. We stayed in room 107. We tried to be good sports but it was just one thing after another. The beds are ALL metal cots with wire meshing. Not actual beds and 2 of them we had to put together but they only supplied 1 set of sheets, 1 pillow and one blanket that was thinner than a curtain! You get zero amenities. I was told that room had a full kitchen which in theory it does but no coffee maker and the dishes provided are all random mixed cookware sets that people left behind and it was covered in ants. Ants were so bad that I left my sun tan lotion on the kitchen table and the next day it was covered in them. You cant really use the kitchen but it did come with pop tarts from previous guests! In addition there was a dirty towel on the floor in front of the leaking oven and the faucet leaks! A lame attempt was done to update with wall tiling and paint to cover mold that still showed..and the sink had a thick application of caulk that was peeling off. The place was filthy and I even found a note from 2017 behind the mirror. Walls are super thin so you can hear EVERYTHING and the A.C. blasted from 2 units in the kitchen but didnt reach the rest of the rooms. So freezing in the kitchen and satan's bedroom in the rest. The bathroom is tiny, the shower squirts out towards the door, no toilet paper provided, the faucet is backwards hot is cold and cold is hot with mold all over the top and walls and the fan was broken. All in all..a tent on the beach is a better option and you will probably have less sand than in that room. I finally know what it would be like to be in prison of course without the meals provided. Even my 10 year old asked if that was how poor people lived and we aren't wealthy people by any means..hence why we chose an econolodge. Dont let the affordability fool you..you will end up losing more money buying towels and all of your needs in Seaside. Stay at the Clarion in Tom's River..it was amazing. Also know that your 79.00 room will be jacked up to 280.00 on the weekend and there is just no way this place deserves your patronage. It's horrible and where customer service could make a difference if they were the least bit friendly..they dont. I read reviews about the great location possibly making up for it but no..you will have to park 3 blocks away at their sister hotel and cart all of your stuff back and forth. It's a pain. As a mom and a wife..do better for your family!

Not great..

by Tony Rachel R

The staff is amazing and so kind and helpful but this place needs to be updated ASAP. Showers are stained brown, insane amount of dust build up in AC unit, handle for the sink was missing. Nice location.

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