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Howard Johnson Express Calgary

5307 McLeod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0J3 , Canada (Southwest Calgary)
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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Gibsons, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Stayed here for a week and the cleaning lady came in only once. The bed was not made properly. It looked like someone slept on it. The floor was not vacumed for a week, let alone the garbage. Nothing was replenised. From toilet paper to towels and soap. We bought our own toileteries and towels anyway. Curtains and bedspread were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Vishal C, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hi Anita , Thanks for reviewing us .Daytime you admittedly had a " Do Not Disturb" sign hanging .We personally had a patient discussion with you on this issue .Everything was explained to you & settled . It pains us that still you chose to bring it up here . Hope you will give us another chance by staying with... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I generally don't post reviews...not worth my time. But, this hotel was a complete dive and I feel compelled to let others know. Our first room was so smoky that my mother had an asthma attack. The second "deep cleaned" room smelled so musty...the overall physical condition of the place was awful. It was a complete dive. We stayed for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Vishal C, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us.All feed back is welcome .Except if the facts are hidden & mis represented . After using the room for more than 2.5 hours you decided to check out . Apparently , due to change of plan .Refund was given after deducting a nominal cancellation & cleaning fee. We repeat the hotel did not keep one night... More 

Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

normally i dont even wright a review ever, but this was the THE worst hotel i have ever stayed in, the advertised price is not correct, the room i got had garbage stuffed around, smoke butts etc. hair in the bed, curly whirlies not head hair. all in all i higly reccomend paying the extra 20 and get a real... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The price may seem right for a cheap overnight ($79) but this is one of those rare places where just spending another $30 at another hotel is a better idea. The rooms are tiny, with the foot of your bed only a couple of feet from the door. The walls are paper thin to the point where if someone is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Let's face it - you get what you pay for. And for what you pay, the Howard Johnson Express is a fairly good hotel / motel with a pretty good location. So I keep my review relevant to the price I paid - which was quite economical. On the plus side: I found most of the staff polite and helpful,... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It was real good experience & worth it to stay there. Must visit this place if you are in Calgary. Next time also I will going to stay over here only. Staff members are quite cooperative, had a good interactive session with there staff members. Ambiance was excellent. Easy to reach and well connected.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

I was staying at this hotel last week .. The staff is really very good and rooms are clean and price is also very good.. They provide free continental breakfast and front desk is open 24 hours.. So whenever you need their help they are available.. The location is awesome because its nearer to the downtown & chinook mall.. I... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

unclean, the peope stayin here are rowdy and i even saw a hooker going upstairs. Bedding was dirty. Wireless Internet was poor. the kind of people that go to this hotel are not good people. I specially told the company i work with that i would not stay here again. Somebody even scraped my car and then just drove away.... More 

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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I had prepaid my reservation on line with a credit card. Upon check in I was asked for a security deposit in cash or on my credit for $150.00. When I questioned this since they had already charged my credit card and had my number on file, Iwas told that this is their regular practice and there was nothing I... More 

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for two nights , not knowing any better. Been in town for about a week bouncing from motel to motel as I try to find an apartment. The first tip off was that there was a disgruntled fellow who's key did not work. I went ahead and booked the night anyway. The first night wasnt so bad. That morning... More 

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Vishal C, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thank you for bring this to my attention I am truly sorry for my staff wakening you after you had extended your stay with us. I have spoke to our house keeping staff and front desk and have implemented better communication between the departments so this issue will never happen again.   I do realize that you again were disturbed... More 

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Address: 5307 McLeod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0J3 , Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Southwest Calgary
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Number of rooms: 48
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