by Amanda Geronikos
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
- Theme Park
- Free Wi-Fi
Location is great, just a couple blocks from the beach and boardwalk, totally walkable. However, the room was a bit gross. Ceiling notably had leak damage and looked moldy, bathroom was tight and in need of a deep cleaning, the bed was literally a FULL size mattress, not queen on 2 COT frames. The cot/bed slid and squeaked everytime someone moved a finger or attempted to adjust position in bed. No blankets, simply given just 1 sheet and decorative spread (not a blanket whatsoever, just a thin rough material). When asked for a blanket, we were given this hard, scratchy, weird foam like "blanket", not even suitable for my dogs. Found two small bugs in the bed (but no other signs of bedbugs so hopping it wasn't such). We were given 2 towels big enough for a barbie, but then again I was just happy the water was hot. However despite the conditions, maintenance was very pleasant. When the key got stuck in the door lock they did come right away to help fix and then replace the key. When we checked out, there was no around around, not even when you called the nuc
mber per front door sign instructions. We hope just leaving the key at the empty desk was ok! Overall def a 2 star hotel. Could of been worse, definitely could of been better.
Do not stay. Manager Yessur is the worst. Extremely rude. A.c., tv never work. Missing ceing tiles. Ice machine doesn't work, outside doors have no latches so you hear doors slamming with the wind or anyone walking in or out. Broken stepways in front. Only allowed 1 cup of coffee if social service sets you up there.