Pelican Inn and Suites

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Premium bedding, desk, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Premium bedding, desk, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Pelican Inn and Suites

Pelican Inn and Suites

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Toms River

6.0/10 Good

20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • 24/7 front desk
3324 HWY 37, Toms River, NJ, 08753
Main amenities
  • 24 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Seaside Park Beach - 5 min drive
  • Seaside Heights Boardwalk - 8 min drive
  • Seaside Heights Beach - 7 min drive
  • Breakwater Beach - 10 min drive
  • Ortley Beach - 7 min drive
  • Casino Pier - 8 min drive
  • Ocean County Mall - 10 min drive
  • Ocean Beach - 9 min drive
  • Island Beach State Park Entrance - 11 min drive
  • Chadwick Beach - 12 min drive
  • Mantoloking Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive) - 27 min drive
  • Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 72 min drive

About this property

Pelican Inn and Suites

Pelican Inn and Suites puts you 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from Seaside Heights Boardwalk and 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from Seaside Heights Beach. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves are offered in all rooms, along with flat-screen TVs and premium bedding.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for an extra charge


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Sun Sand Motel Toms River
Sun Sand Toms River
Pelican Inn and Suites Motel
Pelican Inn and Suites Toms River
Pelican Inn and Suites Motel Toms River

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Very nice desk agents.
Barbara, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I would definitely recommend to everyone
Very convenient and affordable
Ryan, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

A little scary. Okay facility, very scary at night
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Owners very nice. Local area not great
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

This was not a Hotel, it was a cheap Motel
The front desk to sign in was tinny and hot like walking into an oven. After getting key I went to room and the air wasn't even on and that room of burning up and smelly/nasty. I had to use my Axe spray to remove the smell while the room cooled down. Throughout the night that nasty moldy smell was nasty and hard to sleep smelling that. The shower stall (small) was backing up as I was showering and that was nasty showing while your feet are covered in soapy water. The Bed made so much noise when in it and the sheet was very thin and the comforter was cheap and also thin and no blankets to use because I had the room cold to keep the smell down. So I had to use a large towel I brought as a blanket along with the sheet they provided. I rated the Hotel 1 because there's nothing less than 1. Bottom line, it was a nasty smelly room. One other thing, there was no Microwave in the room or anywhere to heat up anything. There were 2 lamps and only one worked and there was a small dorm frig and an electric stove with a really nasty dirty vent above that made noise all night due to the storm passing and the heavy winds. NEVER EVER AGAIN will I stay there, rather stay in my car or cardboard box.
Tony, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Decent quiet hotel with a short drive to the beach
Prior to arrival I was told that the card I used to place the hold for our room wouldn't be used and I could use a different card. However, the card that I used to hold was and I quote "the only card I could use" when I got there. This was the first disappointment. When this was figured out, we went to our room to find hairs on the sheets and what appeared to be blood stains on the pillow case. GROSS. Hotel management assured us that the linens were cleaned, but they were quick to give us new linens. It was a good place to stay when there was clean sheets.
Meghan, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This place barely reaches what I would call acceptable. While I didn't feel anything was terrible it was mediocre in a mediocre neighborhood... though provided access to the resort areas with a drive over the causeway. Owners keep it clean, but its all just the minmum. For a nights sleep along a busy highway and the price it was ok. Sometimes OK is good enough.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Trip for Two
Surprisingly really clean and comfortable, would definitely stay again!
Ramon, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Definitely not worth the money that we paid!
The wifi was a terrible joke, same as a "river view". Very noisy A/C ( you can't watch a TV, because of the noise). No way to make a coffee or tea.
kassandra, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review