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Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was not clean. We had water leak stains and bugs in our room, and the room had a ripe odor. I would not return to this property.

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The room wasn't clean smelled musty and he toilet wouldn't flush. The televisions stations didn't come in clear I would never stay here again. The breakfast muffins and sweet rolls were old, dry and coffee was bitter. When I checked out the front desk person argued with me about what room I was in! It took her 20 minutes to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There was a musty smell when we got in the room, so we cranked up the AC and let it air out. The bathroom had a running water sound even though there was no visible running water from the toilet or the shower. While the TV was on we did not notice that there was a sound coming from the... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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 April 3, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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 March 30, 2015

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 

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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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