"Awful Birthday Present"
Stains on the bedding and walls, hot and uncomfortable, dirty hallways and smelly roomsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The shower was broken when we told someone they came up to look but didn't fix anything. Then the picture above the bed fell on my sisters head while she was laying there. The building smelled horrible and the bed spreads where stained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice for price"
My room was comfortable and great for my needs. I had a double bed, so fine for 1, but would be too small for a couple. I liked the room with the MW and fridge. Breakfast was above average. Hotel was close to probably the best Chinese/ sushi restaurant in city. Overall, good hotel, good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A night stay for early flight"
The hotel is in good location. There is many restaurants near by. McDonald is next to the hotel. The room is very small but clean. The lady at front desk is very nice and helpful. There are fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and iron in room. Free wifi and continental breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel was close to the interstate hyway"
The check-in staff was very kind and helpful explained the wifi set up, best to access our room. Entering the room we were slapped in the face with a Musty smell like the room had been unoccupied for a long time. We turned on the air conditioner went to the car for our bottle of air freshener, sprayed the room heavy and left for dinner. The bathroom […] were small for my taste the coffee pot was dusty and dirty. The Breakfast was a half hour late is getting set up so got a late start on the day Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Got a great deal for a two night stay. Included breakfast, can't ask for much more given the low rate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay, but a bit run down"
This worked for quick overnight stay. The staff is friendly, and helpful. The rooms are a bit worn. The beadspreads are tattered and stained. I was too tired to move to a different hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't look too close"
First thing we noticed when enter the hallway and the room was an oder we couldn't identify. Going into the room wasn't much better. We didn't want to look too close at the comforters. There were stains everywhere. Even though the room was non-smoking, one of the comforters had a cigarette burn in it. We only stayed since it was afte 11 at night when […] we got there and we would be out by 7 in the morning. I thought I had read that it was newly remodeled but couldn't tell by the condition of the place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I found a crumb in my bed. Lovely service thoughGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Seriously not safe here. Druggies hanging around with their belongings... lady at front desk was nice but that was it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson Inn Cedar Rapids"
My 2-day stay was exceptional. It was quiet and the front desk checked with me almost immediately if everything was okay. The hotel personnel were friendly and talkative. The facility was aged compared to the surroundings but for the price, the breakfast and the helpfullness of the staff, there were no real issues for complaint.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"cleanliness is not next to godliness"
while the bathrooms were clean, the rest of the rooms were not. The bed spreads were very, very, dirty. The floors were not cleaned as I found seeds and other things around the bed frames in the carpet. Although the check-in staff were very helpful, the other staff were not. There are things that happened at the hotel that I will not go into.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Thought I'd save a few bucks but wish I hadn't. Couldn't find the place - their sign has no lights and the driveway takes you way back between another motel and McDonalds. Single room was as small as expected. Bed was surprisingly good. Stains and rust on walls and fixtures in bathroom. Continental breakfast was average, absolutely nothing special. […] Front desk persons were courteous and helpful - best thing about the place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great night sleep"
Staff went above and beyond to make sure I caught my flightGenuine Expedia guest review
For what i needed it was fine. Just a clean rm, hot shower and good bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The gal at the front desk was very friendly and polite. She was very accomidating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to where I had to deliver my freight"
The night shift young lady at the front desk was very pleasant. The hotel itself was very clean, overall just a pleasureable experience. Will stay again at this Howard Johnson's.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Use this place only as a last resort. Rooms are bad, beds are covered in stains, staff wear dirty clothes, and the list goes onGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not too bad"
The staff was really nice. They were pretty personable. Seemed to make everyone feel at home and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It worked for a quick overnight stay. The bathroom was missing tiles, and the tub was chipped, but overall the room was clean. The pillows and bedding seemed old and not very plush.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good price for a temporary stay"
adequateGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel. Comforters was rather worn looking but everything else was great. Staff very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
I've never stayed in a hotel and feared for my life, until I stayed here. I believe the other guests we encountered were actually residents there. As we were checking in, one was being escorted out by police. The smell was a combination of dog, smoke, and sewer. I imagine that is because everytime we left our room there was a dog wandering the halls...and […] not always the same dog. There were many in the hotel...and large dogs at that. The bed and carpet were soiled with stains and burn holes. The hair dryer didn't work. And the free breakfast was cold cereal and bagels. Awful! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is really in need of updating. Our room was pretty dirty, carpets were stained, bedding was gross! If it wasn't so late when we arrived I would have went somewhere else. Glad we were only there a few hours. On the other hand, the staff was friendly, but not so well dressed,and the coffee was pretty good. This is NOT a 2 star hotel by any streach […] of the imagination! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would Not Recommend"
The sheets were stained very badly, and there was mold on the shower curtain. The bathroom floors were pretty gross as well. The coffee pot looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a long time and one of the towels had a pubic hair stuck in it. The entire hotel stunk of cigarette smoke. I am not even sure if there are smoking rooms in the hotel, but the […] floor we were on was nonsmoking and still reeked of smoke. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was dirty. Didn't vacuum our room. One day they didn't give us any towels/washcloths/hand towels. Not sure what cleaning was done-just made our bed each day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the greatest, but I did have place to sleep."
Old, rather run-down. Carpet was filthy. Building was noisy. Had to call the front desk twice about drunks across the hall. Front desk was very helpful and took care of the problem. It would be nice if breakfast hours could have started earlier than 6:30am. Planning two more trips to Cedar Rapids and we will not be staying at Howard Johnsons.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good for people not scared"
The carpet was nasty. They guests were running and telling up the halls past 2am. The beds were not comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A real bargain price for a fine room and services."
I used Expedia select this hotel based on price and location without knowing exactly what hotel it would be and afterwards was a little nervous from other's reviews. But my room was great, massage shower head is always a plus for me, the staff were professional, the Internet connection was fast, easy and free, the neighborhood was almost all hotels […] and restaurants and I had no trouble sleeping on the bed. The overall maintenance of the hotel, like molding off in the hallway was not at all impressive, but I spent almost no time in the hallway and the room was flawless. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Noisy guests, courteous staff"
We had the room closest to the front desk which was extremely convenient for loading/parking and breakfast, but there were TVs blaring and loud conversations going on quite late from other parts of the hotel. I had read other reviews, so wasn't surprised by things like a musty smell or the bathtub not draining quickly. I was surprised by the fact that […] the window was open (which I discovered after seeing a large spider on the wall) even though the curtains were closed. But for the cheapest place in town, it was okay. The front desk staff seemed extremely courteous and friendly, which I very much appreciated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"could b better"
Long check in time,no coffee in room,toilet seat broken,funky setup for airconditioner.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Univ Of Iowa."
For the money, well worth the stay. jackGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It is what it is, the rooms are small but it was perfect for just somewhere to crash for the night! By no means was it a fansy hotel but it did the trick!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was fine for a one night stay. Clean and the people took care of us. It was cheap which is what I wanted and didn't expect much so I wasn't disappointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Non-smoking rooms smoked"
The rooms had previously been smoking rooms and smelled badly from smoke.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not bad for the price"
Not bad for the price. Older hotel. Room was clean. We were a little worried about our motocycles in the parking lot, and even the desk attendant advised to park them in front under the light. Had very noisy guests arrive next door at 1 a.m. but not the hotels fault. The place does draw a rougher crowd though. Not a bad experience but I think I will […] fork out a little more for the econo lodge next door next time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Construction thru the parking lot was annoying.. But over all was nice..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK for the price"
This property appears very old and could use some updating big time. There was stains on the carpet and carpet overall appeared dirty. Bed cover was also stained, but sheets were clean. Wireless Internet worked well, but the tv was fuzzy? Overall, I have stayed in worse places, but not that many. But for the price, it wasn't terribleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value for the cost"
A nice hotel for the price. Was quite even though we were across from the vending machines.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was pretty sure I booked a queen, I called to make sure my room would still be there as I was arriving after 3 am. We got there and the room we were 1st offered was a double. For two adults and a toddler. They switched us to a queen room. After getting settled we realized we had a double bed, but a whirlpool tub. We weren't going to move, so we stayed. […] The whirlpool part of the tub didn't work, but the toddler loved swimming in the big tub. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Very Rundown Howard Johnson Trying to Stay Afloa"
Quite simply, other reviewers may have had better and simpler experiences but we arrived late at night to groups of fellow residents wandering the parking lot and rear patio, a mistakenly booked single double bed instead of two beds, stains on the comforters, sheets and pillow cases as well as numerous cigarette burns throughout our non-smoking room. […] We were graciously afforded a new room with two beds but it too was riddled with stains across all linens and more cigarette burns in a non-smoking room. It was very tempting to simply abandon our understandably cheap night's stay for the much newer built Fairfield Inn a few steps up the hill behind the Howard Johnson. I really would recommend finding another place to stay, if even for a night passing through as we were. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ROOM VERY CLEAN , STAFF GREAT,WIFI LEFT SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED. MY BED WAS VERY SMALL FOR QEEN SIZE. ALL IN ALL VERY GOODGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient to freeway"
Although this hotel was clean, and convenient to the freeway and places to dine, I found that the front desk person in the morning was extremely rude. She could have found a politer way to tell us that smoking was only allowed at the back of the hotel. Especially since no other staff had said a thing the night before. She was extremely rude, and we […] will never stay there again... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needs some TLC and paint!"
Staff was nice.. but the place looked run down... to many people out side just standing around very uncomfortable next time I will spend a little more for a room in a cleaner place.Room floor had old french fries on it they said the power was off and they did not have time to vac up well a broom needs no power sorry! the whole area there has really […] gone down hill from last year the owners need to spend a few bucks on paint! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Attentive Staff"
What impressed me most is that a bad storm had just gone through Cedar Rapids, and the power at the hotel was out for several hours. The staff did an exceptional job of helping guests travel the hallways, etc. I don't rate a hotel when things are going smoothly. It's when there's something out of the ordinary that I pay attention to, and I think the […] staff did an excellent job of handling the situation. My hat's off to them - GREAT JOB! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fine for the price"
I think for the price I was charged, we got good quality for our money. The hotel is older, but I thought it was perfect for what we needed--a place to sleep for one night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Walked away from reservation."
Got to the hotel and had such a bad experience with the front desk that I turned around and walked out. We had been assigned a room with one bed for 3 adults...and so had the person who tried to check in before me. Staff person was angry, yelling, making phone calls to cover her backside, and totally self focused and loud. The hotel lobby smelled of […] cigarette smoke, and there were around ten men sitting outside talking, smoking and arguing...not a place for a family to stop! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not what I expected"
When we drove up there was a group of people sitting/standing outside the front door smoking -- including the desk clerk. I was shocked when I walked in the room and the bathroom sink/counter were directly to my left -- the sink was the size of an airplane bathroom sink. Room was very small and we could hear things from all directions. In all reality […] it was cleaner than I expected but I wouldn't stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Do not stay here"
Small rooms and the smallest bathrooms I have ever seen. Horrible odor in the hallways. My bedspread had cigarette burns on it and I was in a non smoking room. Do not waste your money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The front office staff was really helpful. The actual motel and breakfast is basic but clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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