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Howard Johnson Inn Santee

#8 of 13 Hotels in Santee
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249 Britain St., Santee, SC 29142 (Formerly Santee Fairway Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always thought Howard Johnson enjoyed a fine reputation however we learned differently during our most recent stay on 3/27/15. The hotel is dingy, the rooms are dark and far from updated in any way. The blanket on the bed had holes in it, the bathroom walls had the remains of a dead bug embedded so that the outline of... More 

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Lititz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our registration online requesting extra parking for the truck and trailer. Very happy to find that we did have a nice nonsmoking room with extra parking right outside our room. We were greeted by name at the front desk at check-in. The continental breakfast was stocked with variety and helped us get a quick start for the next... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seleted this Hotel from a coupon booklet picked up at the South Carolina Welcome Center. Our room was the bare minimum. It was very noisy. The breakfast was also the bare minimum. This should only be a last choice. Paid $39 and in my opinion it is only worth $39.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the Howard Johnsons chain motels need a lot of updating. Specifically: TP holder coming off wall, old musty carpets, old furniture, few outlets for cell phone& laptop charging, old vacuum tube TV sets, dinged walls, etc.

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Neal P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Santee, responded to this review

Dear, Guest We thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn Santee. We appreciate all feedback as it helps up improve our guest satisfaction. we apologize about the inconveniences you experienced during your stay at our inn and hope you will give us another opportunity to redeem ourselves next time your in the area. Again we thank you for your... More 

Williamsville, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this HoJo's in the past. This is my second time and the reason I picked to stop again. The hotel is clean and room ready. The staff are friendly. The breakfast is not anything elaborate with muffins, bagels, toast, cold cereal & make your own waffles. Coffe & juice. For the price, you can not beat... More 

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Neal P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Santee, responded to this review

Dear, Spikey116 We thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn Santee. We appreciate all feedback as it helps up improve our guest satisfaction. We thank you for leaving us a great review and look forward to your next upcoming stay. Again we thank you for your review and hope to see you again. Sincerely, Neal P. More 

Hillborough,NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nights stay on way to Florida. Checked in about 7. Found motel in savers magizine. Check in OK, room had lots of wear and tear. Around midnight we were woken by loud noises. A fight had started and got pretty much out of hand it ended up outside. We were fearful our car would be damaged.Police were called by front... More 

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Neal P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Santee, responded to this review

Dear, Carol A We thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn Santee. We appreciate all feedback as it helps up improve our guest satisfaction. we apologize about the inconveniences you experienced during your stay at our inn and hope you will give us another opportunity to redeem ourselves next time your in the area. Again we thank you for... More 

Harriman, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stay at this "motel" from 2/13-2/15 to attend my grandmother's funeral. Upon arrival, I was told the manager cancelled our rooms and we had no choice but to pay the higher price. . This place should not be considered an "Inn"......... Future guess..... please be very weary of this "Motel" before booking...... This place is a dump.... and the police... More 

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Neal P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Santee, responded to this review

Dear, Arvella H We thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn Santee. We appreciate all feedback as it helps up improve our guest satisfaction. we apologize about the inconveniences you experienced during your stay at our inn and hope you will give us another opportunity to redeem ourselves next time your in the area. Again we thank you for... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived at this hotel after midnight, driving down from Virginia after work. I had a paid reservation through Orbits. When I went in to check-in the night clerk told me that "the manager cancelled your reservation." What does it mean? I had a paid reservation... The room is mine... "Sorry, we are full..." Well, I must say, I have... More 

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Neal P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Santee, responded to this review

Dear, Distant Lighting We thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn Santee. We appreciate all feedback as it helps up improve our guest satisfaction. we apologize about the inconveniences you experienced during your stay at our inn and hope you will give us another opportunity to redeem ourselves next time your in the area. Again we thank you for... More 

Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The only good thing about this property was the friendliness of the man at the desk. On the way to our room we saw six cats wandering around the property close to our room. One would have been cute but this many was a little creepy. Upon entering the room we should have left immediately because of an overpowering smell.... More 

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Neal P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Santee, responded to this review

Dear, MichiganGoBlue We thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Inn Santee. We appreciate all feedback as it helps up improve our guest satisfaction. we apologize about the inconveniences you experienced during your stay at our inn and hope you will give us another opportunity to redeem ourselves next time your in the area. Again we thank you for your... More 

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