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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens

2.0 of 5
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had no idea this place would be soooo bad. We fought roaches all night and my son was bitten in the bed while sleeping. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!!!!

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Vernon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I just needed someplace to stay for one night to be close to work the next morning. This was the cheapest but the most disgusting place I've ever stayed! My room was 'non'smoking yet reeked of cigarette smoke and there was a cigarette filter on the floor. There was hair on the bathroom floor, what looked like small 'shells' on... More 

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Jonesboro
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Woke up to yelling at 4am. As person was getting kicked out, we then saw their stuff outside the doorway as I headed out to work followed by police and ambulance out front. My boyfriend commented the tap in shower would not give hot water and he complained to front desk and they assured him the maintenance man would be... More 

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Rhinelander
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is without a doubt the worst motel we have ever stayed in. We don't mind older, not-so-modern motels, but this was not just old. It was filthy! When we got to our room we were surprised to see the door to the balcony wide open. We're guessing that was to try to air out the horrible moldy smell. We... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the nastiest place I've ever stayed at. It was filthy dirty. There was black mold on the ceilings. It smelled horrible. The noise is so bad you cannot sleep. This place should be condemned and torn down. Howard Johnson should be ashamed that they are even associated with this dump.

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Orlando
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The worse hotel I have ever stayed in. There were bugs in the sink. The headboard fell off. Horrible. I checked out early cause I felt dirty staying there.

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