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Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We had visted Doolans in the past and actually liked it very much until we attended a wedding there. They showed us our room and I could have cried. The smell was horrible as soon as you opened the door. There was a big hole in the wall behind the door and also a hole in the wall in the...

4Thank Downtown88
Delran, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is the fourth year that my wife and I have vacationed at Doolan's and we are spoiled. Whenever we vacation in another area we are always comparing it to Doolan's. Which isn't fair to the other establishments. They just can't provide the family atmosphere that Susan and Joanie and their staff does. They have a top notch restaurant, entertainment,...

1Thank Thomas D
New York
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Dated motel style, pretty beat up place. Very expensive for what it is. Only saving grace is being near, not on (a couple miles away from) the shore and the hilarity of being in a place filled with a 70s-80s something crowd that has been coming to the same motel for the last 60 years. Maybe it was nice in...

4Thank ctraveler81
Somerville, NJ
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here this past weekend. Doolan's was the venue for a family wedding and we found the accommodations to be adequate. Although some of the rooms were dated, they were clean and the linens were fresh. The staff was extremely accommodating and very friendly. They repeatedly went out of their way to ensure the wedding party was satisfied and...

1Thank Mstitley
Reviewed 7 August 2015

After reading several reviews, I was a little hesitant about staying here at Doolans. But my room was above my expectations. Clean, bright, air conditioner was on when I arrived. The bathroom was immaculate, plenty of towels. My son and I felt very comfortable and were able to relax finally after a long day. The tv was not too small...

2Thank Barbara1053
Bordentown, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We have been researching places to hold a rehearsal dinner for our children and became famished. Once hunger took over, we switched priorities and thought we should stay here at Doolan's and try their dinner at their own restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Their filet and their salmon entrees' were delicious. We recommend the whole package, dinner first, then book...

2Thank Don T
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This place is sort of hilarious if you have the right attitude about it. We scored a really great rate compared to other hotels in the area and we decided to take a chance on it. The positives? The location in Spring Lake was great, and there was ample parking. The reception and dining areas were quite mediocre, but perfectly...

2Thank jastraveler66
East Windsor, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We stayed overnight after attending a wedding. The wedding hall was very nice, the food was outstanding! We had a drink at the bar prior - the bartender was very nice. Now to the hotel part... Check-in was a snap. The girl at the desk was very personable and recognized our name without looking at the computer - I gave...

2Thank Bill_From_Jersey
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Like a previous poster mentioned, the rooms smell musty. More importantly though, they are filthy. Checked in to find a bug in the bed and food on the floor. For some reason, the curtains on the window also had black filth on them. The furnishings are extremely old and outdated, which I could have dealt with--if CLEAN. Ended up checking...

3Thank sunny2881h
Wantage, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The rooms were moldy and musty smelling. The air conditioner barely worked. On top of that, the cocktails and food offered at the wedding reception were less than spectacular. The service was average. However, the bar tenders were not very friendly nor willing to listen to what customers and patrons ordered. Avoid this place. It's one the gives the Jersey...

2Thank Chuck S
Susan0700, Owner at Doolan's, responded to this review

Chuck, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Doolan's Shore Club. All feedback is greatly appreciated regardless of its nature. I am concerned about the wedding you attended . While we are accustomed to getting positive reviews for our food and service, I regret any inconvenience you might have encountered especially regarding the staff. Please contact...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Doolan's

Address: 700 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-2048
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
Price Range: €84 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Doolan's 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Doolan`s Hotel Spring Lake
Doolans Spring Lake
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“Don't stay here.”
RJGinNY, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Pool side rather than main building”
gerrysbrenner, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not pick the 3rd floor; parking lot view is the best value”
dalm0m, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“None of my family had good rooms . If you are brave enough to stay there, ask for a renovated room.”
582lena, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want an external door, ask for a room in the main building.”
uvaleg, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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