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Howard Johnson Rockford

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3909 Eleventh Street, Rockford, IL 61109
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Ranked #20 of 24 hotels in Rockford
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in bad shape . First let me began with the smell in the hall ways .It smelled like a ash tray and got worse in some of the hall ways .The carpet is outdated walls are dirty .rooms need to be updated ...we where in town for a baseball tournament and everything was sold out so I... More

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tatelis, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Rockford, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your review, yes the property is old, and we are in the middle of serveral projects, hope to see you when we are done. More

St. Louis, MO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so bad we decided we would rather drive another 5.5 hours home than spend 10 minutes in this place. The location is horrible and felt unsafe, the lobby was the worst I have ever seen, and the people hanging around were sketchy. I wanted to see the rooms and found the hallway to smell of urine and... More

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tatelis, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Rockford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are in the process of updating alot of things. So when we are finish maybe you can come and stay with us. Hope to see you again. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for one night this past weekend after a family trip to the nearby waterpark. The Howard Johnson in my neighborhood is nice, so I thought as a chain, they’d all be at a similar standard. Unfortunately, I was wrong and my family and I had to stay in this awful hotel. Here are the issues... More

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tatelis, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Rockford, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I would like to apologize to you and your family for not having a great stay. I have share it with housekeeping and the maintenance staff, and rest a sure things will be better for the next guest since you pointed these things out to us. We try are hardest to stop people from smoking in... More

Decherd, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

dump, a mild word for this place, The lobby was filled with questionable type people, apparently living there. Reservation mixed up, some gal forgot to put into system our two room reservation. Room 107 stinks like cigarettes, in a non smoking room, Horrible smelling room. Grungy towels, stained bedding. They need to condemn the motel, room 111 has mold growing... More

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tatelis, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Rockford, responded to this review

I'm sorry things wasn't up to your standards when you were here, I do apologize for that. I took a look at room 111 there is not mold growing in the drawer,the inside looks like candle wax was spelled in it, but that's for bringing that to my attention. Room 107 I totally agree with you about the smell of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For starters... We were given dirty pillows and kids beach towels when we asked for extras.. We turned the lamp off before we went to bed and it continued to flicker.. Even when it was supposed to be off.. There was trash shoved underneath the bed as well as behind the dresser and tv. There were others checking out the... More

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We are sorry for your stay, the maintenance dept look into the flickering lights but we still haven't had them flickering we think it may havebeen a short some where. I'm not sure why we were not able to provide the correct linen you need but we have had a housekeeping meeting and address these issues. We had pest control... More

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Address: 3909 Eleventh Street, Rockford, IL 61109
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Location: United States > Illinois > Rockford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Rockford 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Our hotel includes Complimentary WIFI, large heated indoor pool, dry rock suana, fitness center, Guest Laundry & 24-hour game room with pool table. Smoking/Nonsmoking rooms are available. We have free continental breakfast.and many other dining option within four mile. This Howard Johnson is conveniently located one mile from Rockford Airport and right off Highways 20 and 251. ... more   less 
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