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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 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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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day water heater doesn't work, second day fridge isn't working and I see like 4 roaches in my 3 days stay! Not recommended! It's too bad, I stayed on other Howard Hohnson in the past like the one on Rosescrans St and the one at Hotel Circle. Totally frustrated with the experience at this hotel. I hope management read... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This facility accused my son of smoking in the hotel room, he did not. The property manager said he had proof of it and would provide pictures, it's been 5 days and no proof- the hotel did charge my credit card an extra $150.00 for a cleaning fee. Scammers- DO NOT STAY HERE!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were nice! But the people at the front desk were rude! 2 women checked me on and one kept yelling at me and the rest of the staff seemed like they hated it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were nice, especially for the price. The front desk staff was less than friendly and welcoming. They definitely need some lessons on customer service.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked my whole weeklong business trip at this HOJO. I spent 6 hours a night n my room to shower and sleep but sleep was elusive - the family next door had kids screaming all throughout the night.

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NITIN M, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Dear Elke, Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We also Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Howard Johnson University Inn at SDSU. Before thanking you please accept my sincere aplology for the inconvenience and at times we have no control on it. Hopefully you will give us another chance to accommodate... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was our 2nd American Adventure, and our stay at Howard Johnson Inn was for 5 days while we attended a Church Conference at Light House Baptist Church in Lemon Grove. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The staff at the front counter were polite and friendly. The room we had was very comfortable with all the facilities... More 

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NITIN M, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Hi Brisbane, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Howard Johnson University Inn at SDSU. We appreciate that you mentioned our location. being only a mile away from SDSU, made a great place to stay at our hotel, along with attended a Church Conference at Light House Baptist Church in Lemon Grove. which is not far from our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have never stayed at a hotel where you are penalized by charging you for checking out earlier than your reservations say.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The bath and sink area were updated, but the room had an odor. There were signs around the manager's office about what one is not allowed to do there which was offputting. It took 30 minuted for the manager to check me in and there was only one couple ahead of me. That couple returned because the manager had assigned... More 

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NITIN M, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Dear Elke, Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We also Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Howard Johnson University Inn at SDSU. Before thanking you please accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience, and at times we have no control on it. Hopefully you will give us another chance to accommodate... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by how cozy and comfy this HoJo. I typically stay at low cost motels, but the rate I got through my AARP made this motel the better choice. In addition to above average decor, the room sported a mini fridge and a microwave as well as a hair dryer and the ubiquitous mini coffee maker. The... More 

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NITIN M, Owner at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Hello Maria, Thanks for the review and appreciate your concern. We have taken your note into consideration and are in the process of installing a cots wool between the wall behind the TV. I once again thank you for the compliment. More 

West Hikls, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The room was very run down with peeling paint and water damage in the bathroom. There was no art on the walls. For $160 a night I expected much better. The staff was very helpful accommodating early check in for us.

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NITIN M, Owner at Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, Thanks for the review and appreciate your concern. We had recently remodeled the hotel completely. We replaced the rooms with New Carpet, Dry walls, Paints, Air Conditioner, Drapes, Bathroom, Vanity, Furniture & Fixtures, Beds and all other amenities like Refrigerator, Microwave, 42" LED TV, Hairdryer etc.. Due to heavy rain this season, an unexpected leak was found on... More 

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