Founded in 1768 as Dover Township, Toms River has twice won praise as one of the safest cities in the United States. Hotels in Toms River, NJ, ensure you can explore every inch of this charming town, while still being close to Atlantic City, New York City, and New York’s popular Long Island.
What to Do
Toms River has many beaches that form part of the Jersey Shore. In fact, the beauty of the town has helped it earn status as a location for the popular MTV reality show and movies and shows like Amityville Horror and Boardwalk Empire. You never know, while you’re in town, you may stumble on an actual filming. You definitely want to hit the beaches and Ortley Beach and Dover Beaches North are two areas to put on your itinerary.
If you’re into art, don’t miss the Waterhouse Museum, home to many works of art by Charles Waterhouse. Ocean County Mall is another highlight, especially for shoppers. At this mall, find chains like Macy’s or locally-owned gems like Cake That!
Where to Stay
Hotels in Toms River, NJ, meet a range of budgets and desires. If you want a family-friendly chain hotel, consider the Howard Johnson Hotel Toms River. This hotel has an on-site restaurant and room service, which is perfect for nights when you want to kick back and relax in your room.
Comfort Inn Toms River is about 20 miles from the immensely popular Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The Comfort Inn strives to provide accommodations that meet your needs in terms of comfort and space.
One of the other many options is the Ramada Inn and Suites Toms River. Rooms are airy and well-designed with wood floors and granite counters. Route 70 Flea Market is minutes from the hotel. Some cafes, fast food options, and stores are within walking distance.