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Howard Johnson Express Galveston

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8216 Harborside Dr., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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Altus, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called Todd after a long and worrying drive from Rockport TX chasing a Life Flight helicopter transporting our daughter to UTMB. I explained our situation and he said, don't worry about the reservation I'll have a room for you when you get here...and he did at the medical discounted rate. We extended our stay 2 nights and again Todd... More 

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136toddo, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Galveston, responded to this review

We thank you for your review, and would welcome your return and hope that all your stays goes as well as this one. Sincerely, Todd More 

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Denton
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is my third time to stay at this hotel. The rooms smelled fresh and clean (no musty smell), the ac cooled very well. The refrigerator and the TV worked great and there was plenty of hot water. I didn't use the microwave. The beds were very hard. A floor light and a wall light over the table didn't work.... More 

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Todd O, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Galveston, responded to this review

Thank you for the honest review of our property. Although you stated that the beds were very hard & floor light and a wall light over the table didn't work, we will address these issues promptly. We hope your return will be a better experience. Again, we thank you. More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great Hotel. The Front Desk was really cordial and very helpful and willing to go the extra mile. I checked in and out effortlessly. The price was great and we are appreciative of what the cost was. The Air conditioning in the room worked great, T. V. and HBO channels worked fine with WIFI access.The Refrigerator is cold and Microwave... More 

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136toddo, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Galveston, responded to this review

We thank you for your review, and would welcome your return and hope that all your stays goes as well as this one. Sincerely, Todd More 

Lindale, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The hotel is out of the way of the main beach - 3 miles away. It is run down and the a/c did not work well . The front desk gave us a ADA accessible room when requested but even on the discounted rate on hotwire we paid too much. The maid was at our door at 8:00 a.m. to... More 

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Todd O, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Galveston, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First, we would like to sincerely apologise for any insect issues that may have resulted from either mosquitos that may have flown in during your stay or from any possible bed bugs that may have been brought in from prior guests. Until we become aware of these issues, action cannot be immediately taken. Once we are aware, we... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

sheets were dirty ,the ac froze up in the evening. couldn't get clean towels on day 2 maid came to clean room twice before we were even out. 9am and 11:30am felt like we were being rushed out.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Good price for Galveston. Close to gas station (which was convenient when we were headed back home) a little run down, but not terrible. the gentleman at the front desk was helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed talking with him the two days we were there. Less than 15 min to Moody Gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Got this as a $46 Hotwire buy. Started readed the reviews once we found out which hotel we got and was a bit concerned. There's nothing to get worried about, the hotel is excellent considering the price paid. Staff is top notch as others have said. Hotel is clean, shower is hot. AC works well. Breakfast is basic cereal/fruit/bread/juice. Parking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The hotel was ok for our purpose this trip. The room was fairly clean, but the linens were a little dingy and there was a peculiar odor the first day/night. The cleaning staff seemed to hang around the ice machine a lot, don't know if the facilities for their cleaning uses were located in that area or not, but... They... More 

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Todd O, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Galveston, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Although you found your stay to be "ok", we sincerely hope to improve the experience that you or any other guest may have on future stays. Although the towel issue has already been addressed, I can't help but agree that the pillows do indeed need to be replaced. Over time, pillows tend to get a little flat, as... More 

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