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Howard Johnson Express Gainesville

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very sweet stuff, but room was not cleaned after 1st night (we stayed 2) and floors were dirty. mirrors and other stuff durty and dusty even when we first came. blankets and towels of poor quality, we stayed previous night in quality inn and all was much better. rooms and bathrooms have been repainted many times - sloppy need renovation.... More 

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PaulP156, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We have passed your comments onto the management team. We apologize if you were unhappy with your stay. Next time, please pass your comments to the front desk and we will try our hardest to make it right. More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Nice place of you're planning to just stop and relax....close to the university and close to all the stores and shopping.

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PaulP156, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are happy we enjoyed your stay. More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Hotel away from traffic. Its a motel, rooms old but ok. appliances coffee maker, microwave, fridge very old and showing lots of wear. Beds not very comfortable. We stayed one night and it was ok, was only in room to sleep. Hotel says its been renovated but I don't think the inside of the room have been.

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PaulP156, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are planning extensive renovations for our property in the coming months. Please come back and see us. More 

Lutz, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Good for the price. Clean rooms and friendly staff members. Close to UF Hospitals. Good access to 75. Manager was very helpful. Breakfast was minimal and not served until 7am.

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PaulP156, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. More 

Sebring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is an old motel but has been remodeled and updated. Friendly staff, breakfast fair. Beds are very comfortable, Quiet. The price was extremely high, due to having a football game at the college, but we were able to use our Wyndham points, We did have a problem finding the place but used our GPS to give us directions.

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PaulP156, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and had a fabulous time at the game! More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

PROS: Very clean. Beds VERY comfortable. Very easy check-in. Very quiet. We didn't hear a sound the whole night and morning we were there and it was a game weekend. ??? Continental breakfast was good. Younger guy at front desk gave good customer service. CONS: Housekeeping need to step it up a bit. They need to dust more often at... More 

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PaulP156, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Gainesville, responded to this review

We appreciate the honest review. We are planning improvements to our lobby, and the door system is definitely on the list. We have escalated your comments about our housekeeping to management. This is something we take very seriously and will be making improvements on this. More 

DeLand, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The room was great. We were able to park so close to room, it made it easy, The free breakfast was a perfect start to our day.

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Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Gainesville. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! More 

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