Perfect location, no surprises
03/02/2017 UneasyRider, New Jersey
I have now stayed twice at Best Western Leisure Inn in Lakewood NJ. Neither trip was planned. Both were just a last minute decision. One time we stayed later than expected in the Toms River area. ... more
I have now stayed twice at Best Western Leisure Inn in Lakewood NJ. Neither trip was planned. Both were just a last minute decision. One time we stayed later than expected in the Toms River area. The other time we had early morning business in Toms River. A business associate chose the hotel for us.
Best Western Leisure Inn's location couldn't be better … right where Route 70 and the Garden State Parkway cross. Lots of local restaurants and stores nearby. In fact, EVERYTHING seems to be in the area but not too close. The hotel is NEAR the beach, but not IN a shore town. The courthouse in Toms River is less than 10 miles away. Great Adventure is about a half hour away … nearby, but not too close.
One thing I must say about Best Western Leisure Inn is that the rooms we were in look EXACTLY like the photos on the hotel's website. Often, at other hotels, when you check in, the room you get is a disappointment compared to the photos. Not so at Best Western Leisure Inn. Everything was immaculately clean, and everything worked as it is supposed to. Plenty of light, WiFi works fine, plenty of outlets for re-charging, comfy beds, plenty of thick towels in the bathroom, and even the colors of the linens and upholstery were as pictured on the website. The room was cool when we first walked in, but the HVAC quickly and noiselessly made it comfortable. And its nice to see they keep up with maintenance too. There was some minor re-decorating going on in a hallway while we were there.
The breakfast buffet was a nice touch too. Nothing fancy … self serve … but that takes the guesswork out of one more thing you have to do in the morning. We didn't go looking for the fitness center, and we didn't use the pool because it is winter, but maybe on another visit.
The only thing I would have liked to see but did not was a meeting room. We are looking right now for a meeting room for about a dozen people in this area. There is a wedding venue next door, but that would be too big. Best Western Leisure Inn's advertised meeting room apparently is being re-purposed.
All in all a nice place. I'll probably be staying there again. less
Carlos P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Leisure Inn, responded to this review
Dear UneasyRider, I would first like to thank you taking the time to write a review of your most recent stay. We were very pleased to hear that our property is exactly what you are looking for and that we are able to meet your needs. One of the things you touched upon on your review I would like to address. Unfortunately we no longer offer a meeting space, however we are attached to a banquet hall that has several different size rooms. We may be able to work something out for your group in the future. Once again we truly do appreciate your positive reiewv and we certainly do hope that you stay with us again the next time you are in the area. Thank you.