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Howard Johnson Express Gainesville

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the hotel to visit our son who is a student at UF. The hotel was clean and the room was comfortable to stay in. The people who worked there were friendly and our stay was pleasant. There were other families staying at the hotel, but it was quite at night. The picnic area was a nice addition... More 

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West Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms are dependable and usually clean. The only complaint is that the cleaning crew does not refill the amenities daily. If you need more shampoo or something you have to go to front desk and ask. The longer you stay the less they give you.

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your comments as well as your business. we aim to meet our guests expectations and will take your comments into consideration and improve our service accordingly. Thank you again for your review and we hope to be able to serve you again in the future. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a room here because it was low priced but had a 4 star rating on Trip Advisor. It should actually be a 2. It's an old facility that has seen better days. The room was large and the walls were nicely painted but the furnishings and fixtures were old and the room hadn't been cleaned very well. The... More 

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how your stay with us was. All the furniture in the room is less than two years old and most of the bedding as well. We understand you have certain standards when traveling and we hope to be able to meet more of those in the future. We do value your response and will... More 

Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the only reason we stayed the evening of feb 27th was it was the only place that had a room available. we read reviews on tripadvisor but we didn't have a choice. the owner didn,t even trust me to go up and check out the room. bare facts: sheets had holes in them. the shower had soap scum all over... More 

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We apologize that your stay did not meet all of your expectations. We were short on cleaning staff the week of your stay and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will do our best to improve our services in order to better meet the expectations of you and other future... More 

Penacook, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in advance for our room to stay 3 nights. The woman we talked to was very helpful, courteous and efficient. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to see our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was very nice. We went out in the morning only to come back a few hours later to find... More 

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments. We greatly appreciate and value our guests opinions and are always very pleased when we can meet all of your expectations. It is our goal to provide a comfortable stay and excellent customer service. Thank you again for your positive feedback and we look forward to serving you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the see the University of Florida and see a basketball game. Have not been there in 4 years. Howard Johnson was a great location and a great value. The people at the desk were friendly and helpful. No problems. Small continental breakfast.

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are always happy to see previous guests return for their University/Gainesville visits and do our best to make our guests feel at home. We look forward to serving you the next time you are in town. More 

Panama City, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures online where Not correct. The hotel was old an very out dated. Very Uncomfortable beds. And the front desk guy was Very Rude.. What A Waste of money

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We understand everyone has certain expectations when traveling and we are sorry that all of yours were not met this time staying with us. We have recently updated the furniture, bedding and televisions and will continue to update our rooms. Thank you again for your review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special but it does the job. Room was clean although showed some wear and tear, for the price it is a fair value. Not much to do in this area of town. The only other thing around was an IHOP across the street. Staff is very friendly, also they offer a continental breakfast but I would suggest IHOP across... More 

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We appreciate your thoughts and are glad that you had a worry-free stay with us. There are some good dinner places within a quarter of a mile of the hotel and both the University and the Hospital are less than 2 miles away. We are are also just 3... More 

Bella Vista, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has been a while staying at HoJo, but this visit will ensure a return for a critical stay and review. Is a little dated but was comfortable, clean, and Quiet. The set up is nice and the room safe a pleasant surprise. No complaints and no comments of major improvements. Mindful of past HoJo stays. Thank you for that.

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Paul P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

We thank you for taking time to write us a review. We value your thoughts and opinions greatly and hope that we will continue to be able to meet your expectations and provide comfortable accommodations for your visits to Gainesville. Thank you again for your review. Our front desk staff will be more than happy to assist you with any... More 

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