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Howard Johnson Express Gainesville

2.0 of 5 3820 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If anyone reads my reviews, you know that I am not a complainer. I look for the positives and focus and grade on them. In this case, there are very few positives. When I travel, I find that cleanliness is the most important thing about a hotel. Whether it is upscale or not, cleanliness is very important to me. My... More 

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

We are sorry your experience with us did not meet your standards and expectations. We understand that when traveling our guests want to feel that all their needs are taken care of. We will continue to update our amenities and to improve our service. Thank you for letting us know about your stay so that we may better serve other... More 

Kingsland, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The hotel was a very good nice and quiet. The location was was good for us, on the edge of town with major highways accessible. Great value. IHOP is across the street so forget the continental breakfast and go there instead. Friendly helpful staff and the rooms were clean, especially the bathroom. Will stay there again in the future. Free... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and useful comments. We do appreciate you taking the time to let us and others know about your experience staying at the Howard Johnson Express Inn. We aim to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable for the duration of their stay with us and we are happy that we were able... More 

Lakeland, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The hotel staff wasn't warm and welcoming but it was late when we checked in. The room was clean and everything worked. The beds were a little uncomfortable. I wish the hotel offered Queen beds, but the Double beds were ok. Overall, it was very convenient and it was a place to sleep with our son.

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

Thank you for leaving us your comments. We always appreciate getting feedback from out guests. We understand that guests have certain expectations while traveling and we are sorry if we were not able to meet all your expectations this trip. We are happy we were able to meet some of your expectations and hope to meet more of them in... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Worth the money. Linens old, carpet dirty. Maids unfriendly which only hurts them because I usually tip. Man at front desk is stingy with the towels, probably because he has to wash them. Water is not hot, but warm. Can hear alot of noises from second floor.

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

Thank you for taking time to give us feedback on your stay with us. We always appreciate knowing how our guests feel about their experience here and do our best to make consequent improvements when we can. We have replaced many items in the rooms and continue to update our rooms as frequently as possible. We hope your next experience... More 

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Address: 3820 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Gainesville 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
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Howard Johnson Gainesville
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#14 Business Hotel in Gainesville

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