"Look it is cheap."
The only reason to stay here is because it is cheap or if you smoke. Apparently smoking is allowed in some hotels a surprise to me. The room was non smoking but really smelled of cigarettes. Pretty stomach turning to me. The room was a little worn and mold on the shower curtain. The air worked great and it was almost 100 degrees when we stayed and I […] slept fine, no noise issues. I didn't expect much for the price though. $100 for 2 nights, pretty cheap. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ok hotel at a respectable price."
Good quality hotel for the price level. Served it's purpose well as a reasonable comfortable, affordable, overnight stop on a longer trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay only and just barely okay."
The night clerk was so helpful and polite considering we were tired and weary travelers. I thank Howard Johnson's so much for hiring someone like her. The room was small but okay. Average cleanliness. The location behind another hotel and next to a Mcdonalds restaurant made it hard to get to the HJ hotel. The hotel does not look very good from the outside […] with all the room size air conditions protruding from the walls of each room on the outside of the building. The inside So the rooms are small but "just okay" in decoration. We did not see any bed bugs are anything like that. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"better thanexpected for the price"
low cost hotel, lots of restaurants, stores in area, great staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
For what I paid it was a perfectly fine experience. The breakfast included cold cereal and milk, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, oranges, and bagels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good rates, staff friendly"
Staff was very helpful and friendly. The hotel is old and needs updating. Bed was comfortable, all mechanicals worked but the air conditioner must be on or off, no automatic room temperature control. AC VERY noisey. Room rate extemely reasonable, reason we stayed there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good price, nice people."
I simply needed a place to stay that wasn't incredibly expensive. It was a good price comparatively and the lady at the front desk was very helpful. It isn't a luxury hotel it is the basics and that worked for me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I expected"
Our stay was for 7 nights. The room my husband and I checked into never did cool off. Staff was wonderful about putting us in another room. The air worked great but the beds left a lot to be desired. My bed, well, the mattress was too low at the head. I dealt with it by folding the bedspread across the top. The shower head looked promising but didn't […] deliver much pressure. A continental breakfast was available but the cereal and donuts were stale. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"drive is a little hard to find"
room was a little dirty in the corners but was quite.Genuine Expedia guest review
Predictable facilities and rooms. Staff were very helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for"
It's a cheap hotel - if you are looking for a room right off the interstate this is it. Walls are thin, toilet seat was broken (but functional). Room was what you should expect for the price and the continental breakfast was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It is what it is for the price we paid."
The rooms look like a corner spare basement bedroom. We called the front desk for towels and never got anyone to pick up. We then went up to the front desk and nobody was there either. Sheets had stains. Heard a women constantly shouting at her children. Apparently people live in the hotel. My wife and I have never stayed at a HoJo's before. We went […] with no expectation and we're glad we didn't. Plenty of other choices next time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fair Hotel for the price. Very old including the"
The furnishings were old and worn. The staff was friendly and very helpful with directions etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good people bad beds"
everything was good except the beds they were not of good quality and due for a update, staff and everything was fine and would stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I like the room just need more plugins to charge your cell phones.If you have more than 1 person with you it doesn't help with only 1 plugin .I also i wanted 2 beds and i got 1 full size bedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
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