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Howard Johnson Hamilton

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1187 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3B2, Canada (Formerly Airport Inn)
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Ranked #17 of 20 hotels in Hamilton
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sudbury, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was stayed here for a week with work and it is disgusting here! Dead bugs on the floor when I checked in and they seemed to keep appearing dead, found a Q-Tip on the floor too! The shower was plugged and front desk offered Draino, said the maintenance guy was busy, Draino didn't work so I fixed the clogged... More

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HojoHamiltonON, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your stay. I'd like to address some issue's you experienced. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for inconveniences we may have caused you. After review your complaint, it indicates to us that you had a weekly contract stay, which is $300 for a 7 day stay. On the contract is states that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I unfortunately had to stay here because the marriott was booked solid and I must say I would have been happier sleeping in my vehicle! The building and rooms are extremely outdated! They say no pets yet my allergies were acting up like crazy plus the animal hair was visible on the chairs! The room smelled so bad and was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading the reviews we were very apprehensive to stay here. I must say the hotel is in dire need of renovations, but the room was clean, bathrooms were clean, and the continental breakfast wasn't too bad, although they never had any butter for the five days we stayed here. The air conditioning worked fine, and I never heard any... More

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HojoHamiltonON, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We are pleased that your stay was satisfying. We are pleased that we did our good in providing you and your guests with a clean, comfortable and happy stay. Thank you for choosing our brand, we hope to see you once again More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First thing I encountered was a keycard that wouldn't work on the outside door to our room, yes you drive right up to your room, it's one of THOSE hotels, had to walk all the way around and open it from the inside, good thing the key card didn't work because the door was safety latched anyway, could barely get... More

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HojoHamiltonON, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hamilton, responded to this review

I want to take this opportunity to apologize for the poor service you received during your stay at the Howard Johnson of Hamilton. Your experience with our Howard Johnson was not the quality of service that we have promised to provide to our guests. Our Howard Johnson promise is something that we strive to deliver to every guest every day.... More

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Address: 1187 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3B2, Canada (Formerly Airport Inn)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hamilton 2*
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