Complimentary breakfast was nice. Good location! Hard working housekeepers and front desk staff. Reasonable rates.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unclean and loud room"
We stayed here for two nights and couldn't get out sooner - luckily we only had to be there to sleep as we were commuting to and from Napa each day. It was clear that the bathroom hadn't been cleaned well (there was hair on the floor and a layer of dust on top of the toilet). The room smelled weird and it was very loud at night as it was right next […] to an empty parking lot where people seemed to go and hang out and mess around with their cars. I wouldn't stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom We apologize for your satisfaction during your stay but do appreciate your feedback.
"provide easy access to features we were interested"
My stay this time was mared by a series of small, but problematic issues.We have stayed in the establishment several times over the past few years,and usually have been quite satified with our stay,however this time was quite different. We were over chargered,thought after a phone call it was cleared up,but needless to say it never should have happened,It […] showed a lack of communication between the shifts,in the staff. Our room was a smoking one which I specifically asked for non-smoking,because of 2 children with asthma,when asked to correc,ws informed there were n more open. The microwave coud not be used unless mover to the counter f the sink, because the cord was to short,this as yoy know is both a fire,and a shck hazard.Whikethe rooms were tidy,they were not really clean.Also the inablity to be able to take a sit-down bath was dissappointing. The breakfast needs inprovement, The price was good, but I"m not sure we will be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom We thank you for your review and apologize for the inconceivable you experience. We will strive to make improvements so that should you decide to return in the future, your stay will be more satisfactory.
"Works for us"
It was not a first time stay. It is good for the price. Good coffee and breakfast in the morning but only Sat. and Sun. Where was my coffee on Monday? Room was clean. Only the carpet was very dirty, so you need flip-flops. Will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were very dissappointed this time. We have stayed in ths noisey and we couldn"t use the micowave without moving it to the bathroom sink, because the cord was too short. This presented a danger so we didn"t use it at all. The ice machine was always empty,and the pool unkept.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom We apologize that your stay with us was unsatisfactory but appreciate the feedback.
"Howard Johnson in Vallejo"
This place is just fine for anyone wanting to save money. We slept pretty good, no outside noise the other guests were considerate of each other. Very relaxing and quiet. the room was clean and when we asked for more towels they brought them right away. The location was perfect for us. And they have breakfast on site. You can spend more money if you […] need something more, but how much time are you going to spend there anyway? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom We are happy to hear about your stay. We will look forward to serving you again on your next stay.
"Great for couples or families"
I stayed at this hotel on my honeymoon a few years ago, and again for our family vacation. The beds are extremely comfortable! The bathrooms are nice and large. I appreciated the microwave and fridge. Overall, a great hotel! Friendly staff is also appreciated! The only thing I would improve would be the breakfast offered. Not much selection. But they […] do have a full breakfast menu if you want to pay for your breakfast. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom We are happy to hear that you have decided to stay with us again. Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again on your next stay.
"Terrible Customer Service"
I was very let down on the customer service. I called the day before arriving to confirm my hotel rooms and was hung up on three times! The third time I was told by the front desk man, "he had customes to serve and could not talk to me right now". I replied with, "wait I am a customer too ..." and then was hung up on. The fourth time the front desk […] pick up the phone and set the receiver down on the counter to ignore my question. I was very disappointed and will not stay here again. The second night the hotel had a party downstairs that went to well past 11:00pm. I was on the 3rd floor and could hear the base booming all night. Good luck - I won't stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom I apologize for the poor costumer service you have received. Our staff is trained to attend to guests chronologically. It is unfortunate that we have to put a guest on hold at times due to the fact that we want to finish attending to the guest we are currently in contact with so that they do not feel neglected. We try our best to multitask but it is sometimes to hard and I apologize for that. I also apologize about the noise, however, we do not have a third floor in our hotel.
Hotel staff were very accommodating and attentive to resolving items needing attention and rectification.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First off they were so friendly at the front desk ! Beautiful room great location . Was very surprised with the price of the room the great quality !! Highly reccommendGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Look like it's just remodeled!"
Customer service is very nice. The room is clean. Overall it is worth for the price we pay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
""outdated dirty hotel ""
The room was a non smoking room but it smelled like smoke the carpet was dirty the chairs had stains all over them the comforter for the bed had burns on it , the deadbolt lock was completly broken like someone tried to break in the room overall the room was outdated and dirty and I didn't even feel safe with my family staying there and to top it off […] the housekeeping knocked on are door about 10am asked if we were checking out today we said yes then she tells us very rudely you know check out is at 11am and I said yes I know its only 10am then she says okay well do u have any dirty towels I can take now "like that couldn't wait a hour "! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Vallejo/Near Discovery Kingdom We apologize that your stay with us was unsatisfactory but appreciate the feedback.
Rooms were clean. The only thing that didn't look so nice was the bathroom door. It had a few deep cracks in the door and looked like they tried to patch it up. Not pretty at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Six Flags"
The room was clean and neat but both queen beds were old and sagged in the middle making both people roll to the center. Very uncomfortable!! The front desk called within the hour of our arrival to make sure our room was ok and we asked for another set of towels which we picked up right away. We had not laid down on the beds yet to know how bad they […] were. Having a small fridge and micowave was nice but the con. breakfast was is the diner next door and felt uncomfortable going in to select items and eat while others were being served hot meals., may not bother others but did us and choices were extremely limited. There is a Denny's near by that we enjoyed a nice breakfast at. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
close to families for the event...easy freeway access..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dissapointed that I had to pay Extra"
Booked 2 rooms here through Expedia with 2 queen beds each for 3 nights & when I got there I was given the 2 rooms with 1 queen bed instead of 2. I don’t know who’s to blame for on this but I was so in a hurry & very tired to even deal with arguing with the front desk lady because she was charging me more for extra queen bed in each room even after […] my confirmation said 2 queen beds requested for each room! Anyways, after paying I had to wait almost half hr for her to find a room for me with 2 queen beds. After finally getting a room as we entered there was a weird ugly smell. Smelled like smoke when it was a non-smoking room. After trying out the bathroom, it didn’t flush right. It was really cold and when I turned on the heater, it made this terrible noise, it sounded like it was going to blow in any minute & took forever to turn on & start heating! Then the next day after going out & coming back to the room, the key to the hotel was deactivated & I had to go back to the front office to have them activate it again. This happened every day! That was a waste of time going back and forth to have the key activated every single day especially when it was freezing outside! On the other hand, breakfast was ok..shower was good..I liked that they had microwave and a small fridge in the room. It's close to 6 flags, which was the main reason why we stayed there. By the way, wi-fi was way too slow. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very close to places we needed to be at..easy freeway access..very friendly and hospitable employees, especially the person behind the desk who checked us in..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
thoroughly enjoyed my stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient to all places that I need to be"
very relaxing and the location was just right for me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient location but overpriced for the area"
I guess it could have been worse.... but when I checked in I saw that the light bulb was blown above the vanity and called the front desk to have maintainence address the issue and it was never resolved. The fan on the heater was extremely loud. The rate for the room was too high for the second hand furniture that that had in the room. The pool might […] have been nice if it was summer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would Stay Here Again!"
Family of five, 2 adults & 3 kids. Out in Vallejo for a a wedding in Napa (30 mins away). First impression room looked just like what I saw in the photographs. Sheets were clean & nicely tucked in. Pillows were fluffy but uncomfortable (bring own). 3 small complimentary toiletries. A small blow dryer (worked excellent), small fridge, microwave. T.V. […] (local channels only), heater/AC located in the room. Continental breakfast offered from 6am-9am. A little early for some but it worked for us since we had to be up early any way. Hotel provided toast, cereal (Cheerios), banana, & the best part which my children enjoyed was the waffle iron maker. O.J; water, & coffee were offered. Nothing too fancy but it definitely does the job. Free WiFi is a super plus. CONS I heard upstairs footsteps at 3am. Our room was on the 1st flr and some hotel stayers decided to stop in front of our window and talk. That was annoying and would recommend the hotel at least add signs. There aren't very many outlets conveniently located around the room. Iron was mediocre, it kept turning off every 15 mins which took me forever to finish ironing slacks and button ups for my children and husband. OVERALL RATING- Our 2 night hotel stay was reasonably priced, close to the freeway, IT WAS CLEAN, WE FELT SAFE, market conveniently located. Sufficient for our needs. I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON AGAIN. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
As I was approaching my room I almost slipped and fell couple of times cause there was no proper drainage for rain water all the water was drainging towards the room entry. Upon arrival I inspected my room and found possibly long female hair in the wash sink and couple hairs on bathroom floor and inside bathtub. Also room smelled like mold. Very un […] satisfied. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I always stay at this Hotel when in this area"
Nothing great, but reliably good all the way around.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet and easy access to Freeway"
Overall, easy check in, easy navigation to room and overall nice room. The only down side was a small bathroom. Other than that, the stay was fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly and helpful staff"
Price reflects quality of hotel. Convenient for travelers. Staff was friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
""Don't stay at this hotel!""
I would not return to this hotel. An hour after we checked in, a hotel staff actually opened our door without knocking while my partner and I were making out on the bed. When she saw us in the room, instead of apologizing, she asked, "Do you have a key?" My partner told her yes and she left without saying anything. What the heck is that?? That was just […] unacceptable. Not to mention that no one ever gave us information on check out time and where and when the complimentary breakfast is available at. And no one bothered to tell the drunk kids to stop screaming and yelling in the hallway at night - they continued to scream and yell from 12am to 2am. This is one of the worst hotel stay experiences I ever had. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The walls and windows are paper thin so you hear everything going on outside and in the rooms next to you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I room was great however the air conditioner was not working and the room was horribly hot. Front desk was advised of the problem.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a good hotel"
Just stay only for one night but I'm not satisfied at all cleanliness is my number one issue and the nieghborhood never ever again to check in this hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall ok, neighborhood is no good. Saw 3 used syringes in the parking lot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was okay."
For the price I guess it was okay. I was a little disappointed that the picture on the old TV was fuzzy, and with the fact that we weren't able to order movies...but the bed was wonderful and the bathroom was nicely renovated. With all the space in there, my suggestion to the owners would be to just go ahead and throw a 2 person jacuzzi tub in there. […] Add a flat screen, new carpet, and a fluffy comforter and you'd have a 5 star suite. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decline of Howard Johnson"
Very poorly kept property. Prior problems masked with air fresheners. Damp carpet in room from condensation of mini fridge. Non-functioning hvac., Dirty public areas. And more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson Inn Vallejo"
non-smoking room smelled horribly. Stains all over the carpet. Holes in the blankets.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Seems to be falling apart"
When we arrived, the phone was plugged in but did not work, the pillows had what seemed to be dirt stains on them and the bed was at a slant. The neighborhood doesn't look like the nicest but at least its near the freeway on ramp.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ignore warnings, cute little hotel for budgets!!"
My overall experience was good despite all the negative comments about it!! I booked the hotel for me and my boyfriend on a 2 day trip. Whe booking hotels before getting scared at comments and avoiding them for your life you gotta remember to review the city! This hotel is in vallejo, not a very publicizied city! Not alot of people stay in vallejo […] so they may not exactly have funds for keeping up to date! Don't worry everything is in place as it should be! I found it secure enough, If you're paranoid enough about security than you might wanna save your change and pay over a hundred dollars and flee 45 mins to Napa! Back to the actual hotel itself, I booked a little room with a king sized bed, still had all the essentials. The bathroom had a tub shower, so you can certainly bring you're bath salts and candles for a quiet night in! There is the pool that was clean, unfortunatley we forgot our swimsuits so we didn't go in, but it was non the less clean during my stay there!! Hotel was also only about a mile or two from major stores like Ross, Best Buy, Target, Rasputins, Pier 1 Imports, Black Bear, Panda Express, McDonalds, a movie theater, etc. It's not far from 6 flags either. Basically, you can a) book a room cause ya know you want to and save some cash or, b) Don't book it and pay a little extra for a room that would probably be about the same! I would Definitaly go back again!! Good Luck and happy Travels!! (^-~) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I've had better and I've had worse, just remember its vallejoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is not in a very great neighborhood but is one of the better areas of Vallejo near shopping and Freeway access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have two small children full of energy. I don't understand why they would put us on the top floor with people under us. We have been in the car for hours and my kids need to wind down. Needless to say, the people below us called the front desk complaining about my kids. I have learned to insist on the bottom floor or I won't be staying there. The […] rooms need a little work. First room one weekend had a broken smoke alarm. The second room the next weekend had a broken door lock. Otherwise the rooms are pretty clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for what it was"
Smelled much nicer and is much cleaner than I expected from a 2 star hotel. Neighborhood is a bit dodgy, but otherwise, nice stay. There is a discount supermarket next door, so it's quite convenient. The shampoo and conditioner was better than expected as well. I have long hair so, that was a pleasant surprise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"friendly and quiet while right next to the Hiway"
The desk clerk was very helpful and friendly. He helped us find shops we needed and good places to eat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Service and Near Freeway"
Customer service and freeway access is ideal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The bathroom faucet was loose and the sink drain was clogged. The room coffee pot did not work properly. The refrigerator had a loud "hum" all night long. The cement edging around the pool was badly chipped, and there were no pool lights after dark. The landscaping plants were drooping due to lack of water. The outdoor furniture had no cushions and […] were hard to sit on. The hotel was in need of outdoor repairs and painting. Our travel companions down the hall could not communicate with us because their phone was broken. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I read the reviews and was just looking for a safe, clean place to stay overnight on my way to an event in nearby town (female alone). This motel was perfect. Nice friendly staff, clean room, tiny bathroom but spotless, slightly shabby(stain on chair seat cushion) but very clean room overall. I was worried when group overhead arirved and made a lot […] of noise but it was just at the start. tv worked, fridge, microwave and coffeemaker worked, comes with iron and ironing board. pool looked clean and someone was out cleaning it at 8 pm. I had a teammate call to join and they were very nice at the desk and gave me a breakfast coupon for her also with no fee change. free breakfast was cereal, pastries, toast or make them yourself waffles. the juice was nasty but my friend says the coffee was good. there were also hard boiled eggs available, and it was free. park in interior of motel near pool, seemed safe all night but behind the motel the grocery store parking lot seemed less safe and had some interesting people at the convenience store and liquor store across the parking lot. i would recommend this motel as a stopping place, especially considering the super low hotels.com price! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Never go there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to 6 flags"
Hotel staff was great. Continental breakfast was good. Pool needed cleaning and was not heated. It was too cold to use. Toilet in room needed to be repaired. Beds were comfortable but room had an odd smell. Discount market next door seemed to attract crack heads.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I really enjoyed how helpful and friendy the hotel staff were, rooms were cleaned everyday. Located near shopping centers and it was very short drive to marine worldGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Final Summer Fling of 2012"
This trip was about 2 families making one last "summer run" before school starts. Four adults & four kids. Pool was not clean, pool area needed attention; be warned: The pool is not heated. While our room was pretty decent/clean, the carpet in the room itself was dated, and looked dirty. Bathroom was overall pretty good, but the toliet itself was made […] for micro-butts; much too small for me, and I do not have a big butt. Breakfast was a big disappointment: They advertised free breakfast. However, with 45 minutes left before breakfast officially ended, not enough food available to feed 8 people. We simply walked across the street for both espresso (bonus!), and Jack in the Box breakfast (which was still reasonable). Decent location; bonus for the shuttle to Six Flags, but it's based on their schedule and not yours, so we ended up driving to Six Flags ourselves, which is only 2 exits east of the hotel's location. Final assessment: Would I stay there again? Doubtful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the hotel was older, but comfortable. I had grandkids and they enjoyed the pool. The breakfasts were very convenient and a variety of choices was offered. The shuttle was convenient and reasonable to six flags and that was our reason for the visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value and location"
The hotel is close to fast food and six flags discovery kingdom. They offer shuttle to the park and back for a very low fee. Overall, my family and I enjoyed our stay and would return again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good quality for the price"
The relatively high marks are based on the affordability of a night's stay in the Bay Area and a very accomodating staff. There were some issues, unfortunately, that required our testing of the staff during our two-night stay resulting in a total of three different rooms, but, again, the HOJO staff did well. Hair on the top blanket led to a change to […] the second room shortly after we arrived around 11:30 PM. I would recommend asking NOT to be placed in the wing closest to the street. There was loud street activity that night which we suffered through, but after getting a room in the interior the next morning, our third room, all was well that second evening. The maid was getting that room ready while we waited and was very friendly and helpful. The bathroom was very spacious and clean - no mildew or odors. It included a coffee pot, ironing board/iron, and a hair dryer. Temperature control was good and the room was easy to keep dark. It was relatively quiet the second night even with the parking lot completely full. They also had a cheap shuttle to Six Flags and were flexible with pick-up times. The continental breakfast is not good for late-sleepers, running only from 6-9 AM. The only juice selection was a sunny-delight-style punch and the only fruit was bananas, but it did have the make-it-yourself waffles. For the price, I would book this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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