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Howard Johnson Express Arcata

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4700 Valley West Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
LizC2012 Cerritos, Ca
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sparks, Nevada, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in any hotel in this town will not be fancy but what I didnt expect is when we asked for new towels the Indian Manager told us to bring out the paper thin dirty ones to the front when we were done! How unsanitary is that?! And lazy. When we checked in we got a surprise fee for each... More

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Henry P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Arcata, responded to this review

Hello Vanessa, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Regardless of the ethnicity of the employee that guests encounter, we do have a policy of having guests swap out their soiled towels with the front desk if the guest refused housekeeping service earlier in the day. If the housekeeping staff is no longer present and there is only one... More

Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here mid afternoon, nice hotel we both thought, appeared to be quite new and well presented with very courteous and efficient staff. Now came evening and we needed to eat, but didn't want to travel far. We walked around and found that there was nowhere other than cheap burger type places specialising in take out food to use.... More

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Henry P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Arcata, responded to this review

Hello Candice, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Our hotel is the 2nd newest in the city and we just remodeled last year. There are several restaurants within walking distance, including a diner, a Greek cafe, and a Mexican restaurant. Our front desk staff are always happy to help with directions. We hope to see you again in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large comfy room. Negatives are the creaky sounds of the rubber or plastic mattress cover and worn fabric on the chairs. Appreciate the smoke-free lodging. This motel is in a complex of convenient shopping and other chain motels. The public sidewalks in the area are frequented by individuals with cardboard signs asking for help, but none of them aggressive. Not... More

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Henry P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Arcata, responded to this review

Hello Linda, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. With plenty of stores and restaurants just a 5 minute walk from us, we're very conveniently located. We're also lucky to be in on a quiet corner of a road just off of Hwy 101. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again! More

Willamette Valley, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Clean and friendly. Stayed in the Suite Room with King Bed and Queen hide-a-bed couch. Tripadvisor (and other sites) had very good last minute deal ($85) that the desk couldn't meet, so I booked online and was checking in on that booking in just a couple minutes. As for the room itself - clean with all the usual amenities with... More

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Henry P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Arcata, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. All of our rooms are clean, quiet, and comfortable, and they all include coffee pots, microwaves, and refrigerators for your convenience. We also provide an excellent continental breakfast with a variety of healthy choices. We hope to see you again in the future! More

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Arcata

Address: 4700 Valley West Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521
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Location: United States > California > Arcata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Arcata 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Arcata Hotel Arcata
Howard Johnson Arcata
Arcata Howard Johnson

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