"Pay more to stay elsewhere"
Felt like a motel 6 quality...ammenities in the room but felt run down and low qualityGenuine Expedia guest review
I was very pleased with my recent accommodation at your Inn. The location was convenient for my purposes . Immediate access to major transportation was very helpful. Many thanks. l. lafontaineGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for what we paid for"
This is the second time we stayed at Howard Johnson Express Inn. This is not a 5 star establishment, but it was quite sufficient for our needs and we didn't have to pay high prices. Beds were made daily (we stayed 4 nights), breakfast was okay and we were offered more if needed. We felt safe and it wasn't a rowdy place. All staff were friendly. I liked […] it enough to come back. And I will continue to come back should we ever need to stay in Huntington Beach again. Overall, a good experience for us. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would not recommend this hotel."
Hotel needs an over-haul. Seemed more like a motel 6. Price was high for being so run down. Moved to a different hotel the second night. People next door partying and smoking pot till 3am. Pillows felt and looked like they were stuffed with socks. Will not recommend to anyone. Only benefit was the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
Vintage is ok...but not well kept vintage. Bathrooms were gross as was the carpet - and the TV was vintage as well. Really now...just put a little money into the place! And do some work on that free breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!!"
If I knew it was that run down I would have spent an extra $40 and stayed at a nicer hotel. The blankets had holes in them, the mattress was lumpy, the bathroom had mold in it and I found a hair on my hand towel. The SO CALLED breakfast included old muffins, apples, toast and some nasty cereal. I will never stay here ever again!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Could have had better maid service"
Shower curtain wouldn't close completely. When they cleaned they failed to leave soap at the sink and didn't replace soap in shower/ some of the white towels weren't so white(yuk) . Finally the night before we checked out the door key broke. It didn't get repaired "immediately. Staff was greatGenuine Expedia guest review
The room smell like cigarettes, it was not very clean and it is not very close to the beach. Not a very good breakfast. The Jacuzzi was nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Walked in to room and the room smelled terrible, turned around went to the office and asked for my refund. They told me that I would have to take this issue up with hotel.com with I intend on doing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My overall experience is OK."
The facility needs to be repaint the outside and carpet need to replace. Other than that, no complain. Location is good, close to 405 freeway and to the beachGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel experience"
Concerns with Hotels.com not forwarding our reservation to the hotel, but the night manager, Mike, was extremely helpful and accommodating while it was worked out. The hotel was clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was more than expected or experienced anywhere else. We won't hesitate to return to this hot […] el. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty woman at counter"
THE WOMAN AT THE COUNTER WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY NICE. She called me a cab, and was full of personalityGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"generally dissapointed with the accomodations"
The look of the place was very different from the pictures. The outside of the hotel was not maintained very well at all. It appeared there were people living in thisplsc kind of what you would see in a welfare hotel. Folks leaving shoes and boots outside the door. The rooms were old but were clean, the beds were comfortable enough. The maid service […] was fine.I don't see myself recomending this hotel overall I was genuenly dissapoiunted Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent for the price in this area"
Though this Howard Johnson's is not overly fancy, it was a fantastic deal for the area--at $79 a night, with some hotels in area upwards of $140 per night, this was great. Only drawback was noise carries when people are outside (smoking) but it was minimal--the one couple that was outside talking just seemed to be unaware of the noise carrying, and […] went inside and quieted down when they knew others were bothered. Not a problem. LIke this place--fridge, microwave, coffee maker, nice tub, nice toiletries, great muffins in morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I won't stay there again, next trip in three months I will stay somewhere else. It's a dump.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"here it is place was a disapointment"
Stayed in room #208, no water pressure the water smelled going from hot to cold, room smelled musty an old possibly mold? The TV was 2 ears old to top it off there was a plumbing emergency and they had to turn the water off completely for like 45 minutes they say they have a breakfast buffet sounds great all they had was nasty watery oj - aple little […] pastery's nothing special also the started construction in the room next door at 8am talking really loud they woke us up Do Not Go Their Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was placed on the first floor open to the street. I did not feel safe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It is what I thought it would be .The room was clean but smelled of smoke .The room had a lot of small problems. The breakfast is lacking. But the price was good. It is a 2 star and that is what you get.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 day trip to Ca"
The price was excellent. The room was fine considering the price was so good...Genuine Expedia guest review
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times. It is located where I need it to be. It's staff is good and the rooms are clean. Good value for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just a place to stay"
Nothing fancy about this hotel, just needed a place to stay for a half marathon in Huntington Beach. TV could be better, smelled like someone smoked in the room even though it was a non-smoking room. The staff did let us check out later than normal due to the race starting late.Genuine Expedia guest review
got a non smoking room but the odor of cigarettes smoking still strongly lingered in the room... one phone call and the front desk gal took care for me asap. it was a quick and nice service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"How much is this hotel costing me a night?"
Shower needed repairs, dirty backwater came up and back into bath after showing. Very little shower water pressure. Many younger adults in the smoking areas were allowed to hang out and smoke around there rooms. It appeared to be a party as two rooms were open yet there were many more people hanging out. Not the kind of thing I wanted to come to after […] driving 14 hours. If the staff and owners paid a bit more attention to their hotel, it could be a completely different experience. Maybe look into Hotel Impossible to get a few tips. I'd expect this experience from a $ 40.00 a night room, not a $ 70.00 plus a night room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I normally do not write reviews, but I felt I needed to warn people about this hotel. It was terrible! I will say that the room was large, housekeeping cleaned the room well, and there was always plenty of hot water for showers, but, unfortunately, those are the only positives. The whole hotel is dated. You can hear everything from the rooms above, […] including the people walking and using the restroom or shower. The walls are thin and you can hear TVs. Basically, don't plan on sleeping in this hotel. The breakfast was a joke, also. There was one cereal dispenser, some toast and juice. The cereal dispenser looked as if it had not been cleaned in weeks. There were remnants of other kinds of cereal mixed in with the one they were offering. It was as if the cereal was almost gone, so they just poured another kind over the top without emptying the dispenser out. Needlesso say, we ate breakfast elsewhere! So, do NOT be fooled by the price of this hotel. It is not a good deal at any price! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"this is a $30 a night room"
howard johnsons use to be a nice hotel to stay at....this was like being in a low class hotel but in a nice area...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for the price and location"
All good except they should change the continental breakfast offering - more variety.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good, but not great"
The first room they gave us was suppose to be a non-smoking room. I was so bad in there I couldn't breath. It smelled like someone had been chain smoking in there before us. Luckily they had another room available for us to move to. If they didn't we wouldn't have been able to stay because of our kids allergies and asthma. Once we were in a new room […] everything was good. It claimed to be 7 miles from Disneyland. It was farther then that. It took about 25 minutes to drive there or back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was helpful. Night stand and table weren't clean. Pillows were as if they took old pillows, broke them up and stuffed back in.Genuine Expedia guest review
good, clean room at a nice inexpensive price.Genuine Expedia guest review
my daughter loves it..everything is close by and safe !!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"vacation and location"
it was awesome the location was really good, the hotel is old but other than that it was fineGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson Stay Christmas 2013"
My husband and I recently stayed at this location for two nights. We arrived at approximately 6:30 pm on Christmas Eve. Front Desk staff was pleasant and helpful. We inquired about restaurants that may be open and she offered a few recommendations that were within walking distance. After over ten hours in our truck, the walk was just what we needed. […] Room was clean, although the tub showed significant wear. Pillows were not to my liking, but that may be just my taste. There is a jetted spa at this location and we checked it out, but did not use it. Appeared to be clean and well kempt. This location was a bit crowded and noisy (although no street noise - just other guests) - not a lot of sound proofing, but I am pretty easy going and it did not disturb me to the point that it made my stay unpleasant. We selected this location because of the proximity to what we came for and for price. Both of those items were met. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our bed was awful. It bent in the middle causing us to roll into it. Breakfast was just OK. Nothing great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
You should replace the bath tub in room 124. Everything else are good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Staff was wonderful and so pleasant about coming up in morning when we called because the heat in 304 was not working-they moved us to room 305 for that night and had someone fix it we moved back- We were there for my Husband's Brother Carl's funeral, suddenly from a heart attack - the heat was working when we left but at night it quit again , and […] the toilet started running and plug-ed up- we then had to move to another room!! also we asked that our Son , Sis & Niece's & Auntie's who were coming in that day not to be put in that 304 room and guess what my Sis was!!-This was Dec 8th for 6 days we stayed - We were not given any money off our stay, we will not be returning to Howard Johnson's any time soon! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"need a updated tv :-)"
very nice staff !!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
I didn't think the room compared to the ratings I saw online. There was hair on the ground in the bathroom, what looked like some blood splatter from god knows what above the mirror, something super gross smeared on the wall near the trash can under the sink, & the pillows smelled. The customer service was great though!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to where I needed to be."
It was a decent hotel, very clean at a reasonable rate. I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better than expected for last minute booking"
Front desk helpful. Room very comfortable. There was coin operated washer and dryer on ground floor. Detergent at front desk, but no softener. Ohana cafe 2miles down he road had great breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great customer service.. Hotel attendant was very friendly and attentive to our needs., I would go back againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK hotel for short-term stays"
This hotel will not get my good rating. The room I stayed in smell of tobacco smoke and didn't go away until I aired out the room by leaving the door open during the evening hours.The room and the furnishings were very generic and was not inviting at all.The housecleaning was fine, as everything was clean and in order, though the towels were somewhat […] worn.There were only two chairs to sit on as there was not room for a small sofa.Wi-Fi service was OK, as my computer was able to log-in very day i used the service.The hotel itself is U-shaped so all the parking spaces and rooms entrances will be facing in, so when a car is started up, people are arguing or a door is closed, you will hear that noise.There are several apartment buildings and a truck service center at the near of the property, so you will encounter noise from those sources. There is a house with a chicken coop at the rear of the property as well. I read several reviews complaining about the rooster sounds and there is one in the coop back there. However, I did not hear the rooster unless my door or window was open.The traffic noise from Beach Blvd., a eight-lane street, can be heard, but because of the design of the hotel, the noise was somewaht muted.The hotel, I feel,will be OK for short stays, but I will not stay there for periods over a week, because of the enviroment I found there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ad on internet overated"
Hotel is old and over priced and had paper cups instead of glass or plastic. And the parking was terrrible.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location wise was very convenient. But the rest was quite a disappointment. Especially. The bedroom sheets....mine. Had a hole but I didn't. Complain as at least. It was clean except for the bedcovers ..it looked like they haven't. Been washed for months......the breakfast should have at least more fruits....or some hard boiled eggs..some sort of […] protein.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Non-smoking room smelled like smoke"
We got a non-smoking room that smelled like smoke. There were also lots of drunk people in the room next door making noise until 4amGenuine Expedia guest review
"Better than expected"
Better than expectedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"More like Motel"
This hotel is more like a pay by the week motel. The beds are double beds not queen and I would not call tang, coffee and bread a breakfast. The room was dirty and nothing like what was listed on the web. If you like to party in the parking lot all hours of the night, then this would be the place to stay. I had to sleep with my music on to avoid the […] loud locals hanging out partying in the lot. The only thing positive I could say about this place is it was close to my event. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
To many people hanging out on stairs and balcony for extended periods of time just talking way past dark.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was in a good location and was easy to get to. For the price, it was good. The room bathroom could have been better, but overall decent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My worse Hotel Expierence"
The hotel staff was friendly, but other than that my over all stay was horrible. The room was clean but the bathroom was disgusting. The toilet seat was black from the use of so many people. Suggestion, buy a new toilet seat. I didn't sleep both nights at all. There were 2 nights of partying with drinking teenagers and loud music next door. The security […] guard couldn't even control them. The way the hotel is designed, makes it a noisy place. I Will never go back!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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