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Howard Johnson Express Galveston

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8216 Harborside Dr., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lindale, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stayed here 3 night in July 2015. Todd and Adrian, managers, were both very accommodating and friendly. Our room was one of their handicap rooms and had all the necessary amenities that we needed. As for previous complaints about the train, I heard it maybe once a day, no more than twice, and never at night. Not a bother.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a very enjoyable stay at Howard Johnsons. The manager/desk clerk Adrian was friendly, accommodating and informative. He had the kind of personality and disposition that made us feel right at home. The rooms were clean and had very good amenities. It was a quiet and family-oriented atmosphere. A good location and well kept and managed property and staff... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The guy that checked us in on 7/3/15 was very helpful, but it was ALL down hill from there, Room had strong smell of pine-sol to cover up the dirty room. Comforters were full of holes, entire room was outdated, faucet in tub dripped non stop, tub was stained, shower curtain was torn, bathroom floor wasn't swept, Sheets were stained... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are sorry that your expectations were not met. We strive to improve our operation, especially when it comes to guest experience. Clearly, it seems, some things have been missed. These issues have been noted and addressed by our motel management team. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and hope you will give us another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Would like to thank the manager Adrian for going beyond his duty as a manager & showing much and respect and support for my family. I am one of the two people that was willing to help a former marine who is now a quadriplegic move here, and it has not been easy, busting our butts to get moved. The... More 

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Todd O, Front Office 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 

Joshua, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My fiance and I and our friends stayed at the H.J. express while visiting galveston and had the most relaxing and comfortable experience imaginable! From the moment we arrived the desk clerk Todd Overstreet was extremely helpful, friendly, and cared for our needs and requests. The rooms were clean spacious and the view from the back window was beautiful every... More 

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Todd O, Front Office 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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