The staff were friendly and courteous. The exercise room came in handy. We were close to any stores we might have needed. The location's proximity to both Southbury and Candlewood Lake made it perfect for our needs.Genuine Expedia guest review
comfortable stay for a resonable price, was impressed by the cleanliness of the bedroom, however the towels had brown spots, which I did not use.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok for a night"
I've stayed at this hotel many times so I guess something must be right about it. Overall an older hotel. Nothing special but the price was right. Has a micro-fridge in room. The bed was solid but some fraying in the carpet. The breakfast is almost non-existent compared to other hotels. Previous reviews cited few choices for restaurants. There's Rizzutos […] which you can walk to which is on the other side of the street down about 200 feet next to the Wine Store. Nice restaurant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Considering the price $67 plus tax. Room fridge microwave breakfast. Its a bargain. Clean and quietGenuine Expedia guest review
A very clean room with a microwave and fridge. Priced right. Would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expensive for what you get. Takes pets."
This one is 5 miles off the interstate, down a small road with really no signs anywhere to let you know you're headed correctly. Fine if you have a navigation system or are good with maps. PRO: It takes pets -- which is why we went there. it's clean, well maintained inside and out, and quiet. The beds were of decent firmness. This nonsmoking room didn't […] smell of smoke. The carpet was inoffensive. All surfaces in the bathroom sparkled. There was a fridge in the room. They serve something to eat in the morning. The window in the room was openable. CON: This room was 20% more than the econolodge we stayed at the night before. The pet cost was double. Breakfast was coffee, tea, choice of two dried cereals, two juices, and several breads -- roughly half what we got at the Econolodge. It was impossible to make a reservation by phone because the man answering did not speak English well enough to be understood. The screen fell out of the window when I opened it. The groundfloor window had no apparent lock. This is a facility reaching the end of its useful life . The furnishings and building are dated and vaguely shabby. The operation, amateur. At this level of service and facilities, the HoJo should be charging $15% to 20% less than an Econolodge, not 20% more. There are four or five chain hotels within two block of the place, all with more upscale and newer facilities. One of them is likely a better value Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not what I expected"
The room didn't look or feel clean. The location was convenient though. I wouldn't stay here again. There are several other options very nearbyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent Hotel for a cheap price"
Not much to say, other then it was a good cheap hotel. I got my moneys worth for my stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
The only think we did not like was the banging and sawing at 9am sunday morning! We also had people yelling and screaming at 2am saturday morning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very basic hotel, can use for short stay."
If you are looking for $50 Hotel and do not need any high speed internet. Then this might work out. Breakfast is very minimal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a good experience, hotel was clean and the location was great as wellGenuine Expedia guest review
the room was spotless and beds were very comfortable. conveniently located .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"no rollaway bed"
Arrived to be told that the rollaway bed request made through Expedia did not get transmitted to the hotel. So we being expected as 5 adults to sleep in a room with 2 Queen beds. The one rollaway bed the hotel had was given to another room. The proprietor came up with a solution of a fold out couch mattress from another suite used on the floor with […] bedding, and we made do, but it made the experience less than expected. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We requested a queen-sized bed. Confirmed that we had a queen-sized bed but on arrival, we had a double bed. We were not happy.Again, we were disappointed. You need to follow thru on what is promised and confirmed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple, clean, well-priced"
This hotel is simple and well-cared-for, and just the thing if you're looking for a clean and pleasant room, very reasonably priced, near Bethel, Danbury or Southbury. The HoJo name evokes bad memories for me, but don't let it put you off. This is an excellent economy choice. I'd stay here again without question, and would recommend it to a friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Haunted Hotel on A Bethel Hill ~"
~ Probably the most uncomfortable hotel stay I ever had. The manager of the Howard Johnson's charged me way too much for the disability room. After booking the room at 67.59 per night, the manager had the room at 90+ a night. I got it reduced to 86.26 after a long time in the room. Water flooded the carpeting one night after heavy rain fall and was […] told it was a spilled bucket in the next room. My disabled relative had a difficult time taking a shower which was better suited for Giraffes. The noise in the don't tell hotel was very disrupting. It sounded like Mr. Hyde lived upstairs with the incessant walking back and forth from window to bathroom. I took cues from him/her for any theatrical improvement in my own acting studies. Not to mention the regular/daily rat-tat-tat on our door with a seemed very heavy and formidable skeleton key. I was glad we finally exited the d'hotel of shadows because of the lack of peace and security as nightly, grotesque Kimodo dragons roamed the hallways. There was one positive that we found helpful, a few doors away there is very friendly and well - stocked 7- Eleven where I fetched my morning coffee freshly brewed which started my day with a triple kick in my heels ~ Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"budget hotel, no major problems"
Staff were nice, location was quiet and convenient. There was a kind of strong citrus smell which I think they overdid the air freshener or something, but comfortable enough.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good place to stay. Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Exceeded all my expectations!"
I heartily recommend this Howard Johnson hotel. I was expecting a safe, clean, and comfortable room at an inexpensive price, and it happily fulfilled these characteristics. The staff at the front desk in the evening and morning were very courteous, welcoming, and helpful. However, what I wasn't expecting was a very large room with ~12 foot ceilings; […] a king-size, very comfortable bed; and -- best of all -- free and fast wireless internet in my room! My room was relatively close to the lobby, so rooms farther away may not provide this excellent benefit. Overall, I couldn't have been more surprised and pleased -- for half the price, this hotel provided more than double the comfort and service! Thank you, Howard Johnson for a great stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good (and simple) hotel for families"
I was pleasantly surprised with my hotel room. It was very clean and fresh. The room have a fridge and microwave which is nice since not all hotels at this price range have it. This is a simple hotel, but it checked all the important boxes for a hotel in my view. It was comfortable, clean, quiet and spacious. The breakfast was poor though. Overall I […] am satisfied: good value for money. Just need have the right expectations for the price you're paying. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great clean room for a brief stay"
The exterior of this hotel makes you wonder what you've gotten yourself into. However, I was quite pleased with the condition and cleanliness of the room. The free breakfast was a bit lean but the room was modern and clean and made up for anything lacking in morning niceties. I would stay here again in a heartbeat for a similar overnight trip. The location […] was convenient, the room was clean and current (nothing old or stale) and the price was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Air conditioner was intermittent. Housekeeping I had to request vs it being done daily. Sheets on bed didnt fit the bed. Outlets were accross the room vs next to the bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"3 Minute Commute"
Great location; 3 minute commute versus 1.5 hours when I had to work 3 consecutive 12 hour days!!! Pleased to request and be able to have fridge and microwave; thanks... I loved my room location, very quiet on the backside of the building. Cleaning scent very overpowering however and this was the only downside. Will come again if the need arises.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Shower wall and sink in disrepair. In room hair dryer kept shorting out. Wall outlet plate was loose and large red stain in center of carpet. Dirty face cloth from a prior stay hanging in bathroom. Outside of these issues room was adequate for traveling guest. Accommodations were for late night arrival and early departure so basically only used the […] bed for a few hours which appeared to have clean linens. Refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in room were nice features. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very satisfied, comfortable, friendly"
Very good value for the money. Very friendly owner and staff, clean, convenient location, have been staying here for years. Comfortable bed. Shower can be a bit better, also the hotel switched from Direct TV to Dish so they no longer get the YES network and I am a die hard Yankee fan (they have fewer channels than they used to). Other than those two […] minor concerns I recommend the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel staff was very friendly. Rooms were roomy and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"24 hr diner across st. ,"
it was okay.. the hallways had an over whelming scent of cleaning product; toliet seat was like a roller coaster ride.. toliet verylow to the ground, needs updating... run had pieces taken out.. continential breakfast was only till 10 and at 10.01 not able to get even a cup of oj....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It's a clean, great location and price hotel.. But, apparently there are some scammers working the area trying to get people to divulge private info.. I asked the front desk because i recieved a call to the room from a fake Hotel Manager... They know about it but do not warn guests....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I visit a nearby town two weekends a month and this is the perfect place to stay. Place is clean and a very good service offered. Rooms are a lil outdated but very clean. I def recomend it!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The place was very clean, and price was good, there is a peruvian restaurant near by it's wonderful,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Exactly what I would have expected for $50/night"
This motel is exactly what I would have expected for $50/night. I think that the furnishings, linens, curtains, etc., are from the original HoJos from the 70s. That being said, although everything is old, it is very clean. The stopper in the sink didn't work and the heater left a lot to be desired, but like i said, the stuff there is old. I don't sleep […] "in" hotel beds anyway, I bring my own linens and sleep on top of the bed. So even tho their linens looked clean, I really didn't take a close look. The towels were very clean and fluffy. Tub was clean. The TV worked, free WiFi, coffee pot & fridge in the room. I always ask for a room by the exit, so location is usually near to where I park. I had a small problem with the heater and the front desk guy was there in minutes. Got it working and was on his way in less than 20 minutes. Coffee, cereal, the bare basics for the Continental breakfast, but I don't eat much so I don't care what they have. I was treated very nicely, it was very inexpensive and served its purpose. What more can I say? I've stayed there before and I will definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and well maintained the room was large, with fridge & microwave.I would stay again. Good value for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for the price"
it is a good motel for the price, nice location and quiet .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The only thing I didn't like about it was, their exercising room. The equipment is very old and two out of three didn't work. Other then that, if you're not into exercising the Hotel was nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you have more than three or four alarms at night...you should have picked another place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very pleasant. It had all the amenities I needed and then some.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Met all the basics very well. Clean and relatively comfortable for a bargain price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right next door to a 7-11 store"
I though that my stay was so pleasant I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needed overnight accommodation"
We were traveling thru mountains so had to book room on-line, since we did not have adequate cell phone transmission & therefore initially could not ask questions relating to room access, accommodations, etc. So, when we arrived, we found it extremely inconvenient having to enter thru outside entrance & carry bags, etc., down inside hallway to access […] room. No where on HJ web site or Hotels.com did we find info relating to room entrance, etc. Also, Hotels.com did not have any info on how to inquire re- Senior Discount, AAA, or any other type of discount (once room was booked, the rate could not be negotiable). Room & bath were pleasantly clean, altho we question whether or not blanket & bedspread are laundered, as they should be, after every room turnover -- & is the TV Remote sanitized, as many hotels/motels/inns are now doing??. Bed was too soft & lumpy, as we see many others have noted in their ratings. We had a "King-Nonsmoking room, which had a strong odor/fumes of some type of cleaning agent that seemed to linger too long. Also, It would have been nice if the room had a small refrigerator. Upon ck-in, the Hotel Desk Clerk was friendly, professional & knowledgable, & we give her an Excellent Rating! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The motel was in a quiet location yet convenient to Rte 84. Friendly staff and good customer service provided a homey atmosphere in the office/breakfast room. Room was spacious and bed was comfortable but blanket and floor had cigarette burns (even though we were in a non-smoking room). Bathroom door had some water damage at bottom which made it a little […] hard to close. Shower was nice. TV and internet worked fine. Overall enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Average stay for an average price"
This Hojo was exactly what I expected. The room was clean but everything in it was clearly old from the curtains to the brittle plastic toilet seat. The bed was old and sagged in the middle, but the sheets were clean and I've slept in more uncomfortable beds. Paint was peeling from the walls in the bathroom. Previous reviews have cited poor customer […] service, but the three front desk clerks that I interacted with were nice and did their jobs well. Overall, most of the bad things were cosmetic. If you're expecting a Hilton, or even the best Hojo in the country, you will be disappointed, but if you're looking to avoid paying $100 per night, this hotel will get the job done. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was very nice and my stay enjoyable. It was also a super deal for the area and met my needs for an enjoyable stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect quiet location"
ExcellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Good Place to Spend One Night; Bed was Too Soft"
My ladyfriend and I stayed here for one night, and we were fairly comfortable. No more than that because the bed was rather soft, and we are both accustomed to a firmer mattress. The room was clean and in very good condition. We appreciated having a coffee maker with coffee, tea, etc. in the room. We didn't partake of the adequate continental breakfast […] in the tiny dining area, not out of dissatisfaction, but only because we had made plans to have a fuller breakfast at a favorite diner across the street. Because of the soft bed we will not return. Instead, next time we will seek a place in Bethel/Danbury that has firmer beds. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient to route 84"
solid hotel but needs an upgrade of their breakfast-very basic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's cheap, which was what I needed most"
The positives: -- The staff members are very friendly and competent, from the front desk to housekeeping. -- The rate is cheap. -- The room includes a decent sized refrigerator and a microwave. With a store just up the street, I was able to save a lot of money on eating out. (I stayed for a week.) -- The rate is cheap. -- The location is convenient. -- […] The bathroom is clean, as is the outer hallway. -- Did I mention the low rate? The negatives: -- The "breakfast" is mostly small bagels, cream cheese, and ancient jelly. -- The sheets seem to be made out of fiberglass. -- The television seemed to be slowly dying, with the top quarter of the screen mostly fuzzy. -- The carpet wasn't particularly clean, and the recliner was filthy. -- The walls are thin, so it was sometimes noisy. To be fair, I didn't complain or ask for any changes. I knew I was going for the lowest price I could find, so I wasn't expecting four stars (or even three). The bottom line: use the fridge to store supplements for breakfast, get over the scratchy sheets, squint at the television, sit on the bed, wear earplugs, and bring slippers. If you want more, pay for more. It did the job for what I needed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Good no frills, continental breakfast not worth going to with all the great restaurants in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to route 84"
decent place. No frills. Not much choice for breakfast. You get what you pay for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This HoJo is a No-No..."
I will admit that I only chose this hotel because it was cheap and because I had stayed at other HoJo's before with satisfactory results. First, I am familiar with this area and did not even know there was a HoJo here but I figured things could have changed since I had been in CT last. Nope. It is just that unremarkable that I never noticed it was there […] before. The man at the front desk when i checked in was pleasant and friendly. I had reserved a two-bed suite with the impression that would give me and the three teenagers I was traveling with more room but he informed me that the suites have full beds, not queen as was shown on the reservation. So i opted for a regular room with two queen beds. The condition of the room was less than pleasant, it was clean-ish but quite outdated and the lampshades were broken and cracked. The carpet was old, worn, and dirty-looking. Also, the toilet seat was broken so every time you sat on it, it pinched you. The teens were less than pleased. The beds were uncomfortable. Housekeeping was nice enough to give us extra towels and supplies whenever we needed them, we did not have regular daily cleaning of the room while we were there (our choice). Overall, it was a place to sleep that was convenient in location... that's it. I would not recommend this hotel or stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean, good night's sleep"
This Ho Jo's was very clean, polished floors, clean bathroom. The King sized bed extremely comfortable, even if bedding in need of update. A no frills room. The most disappointing part was the "breakfast." Very meager selection of pastries, and two types of cereal. Old juice vending machine. Coffee mediocre, no real cream. But dining area very clea […] n. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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