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“Convenient, well-priced and basic place to stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Inn London
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   738 Exeter Road, London, Ontario N6E 1L4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #27 of 42 Hotels in London
Ottawa, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Convenient, well-priced and basic place to stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Wanted a place that was convenient off the 401, and priced right. Very hospitable welcome (the young man who rushed to meet me and open the door was a nice touch). I asked for a quiet room away from Wellington/Exeter and was given a large King room... over reception - at one of the busiest intersections in town. Mistake, and my fault for not switching at the time. Noted the stairs up to the room were in dire need of cleaning, but the room itself was clean - basic, but had what I needed. Bed comfortable and appreciated the mini fridge and microwave. Bathroom spotless with (very) basic toiletries available. But at $60 a night, you're not getting 5 star amenities. Curious scorch mark on the tub. Not a chance you'd sleep in this room, with every truck rolling by off the hwy. Asked for a room at the back and was cheerfully accommodated next night. Basic continental breakfast runs 6-9 AM. Did not partake, but noted on early checkout they'd already run out of coffee and milk. Staff has to keep an eye on that. Second night at the rear of the hotel was much more quiet; my bad for not switching the previous night. All in all, you get what you pay for. Good value for a family looking to stretch their dollar.

Room Tip: If you value your sleep, get a room in the rear wing, away from Wellington and Exeter.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Let me start off by saying that my stay here was absolutely wonderful! The staff was polite and helpful and I would recommend anyone looking for a motel should definitely stay here!!! My room was very clean and the bed was COMFORTABLE!!!! I loved my stay here and would come back here next time I need a motel. 5 star!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I literally only was at the hotel for about 5 1/2 hours. I pre-booked online the same day and arrived at 12:30am, and the hotel is right off the 401. Check in was quick and easy and I got to my room and headed straight for bed. The alarm went off at 5:00am, so I really only enjoyed the comfortable bed for about 4 1/2 hours.

The pillows and bed is very comfortable. Perfect for a quick pitstop to rest up. It was one of the hottest days of the year and there was no AC in the hallways, and the AC in the room was off when I arrived, but it cooled down in about 20 minutes.

I'd certainly stay here again, as the price is right.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Plattsburgh, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have stayed in London on a trip across Ontario and back, twice a year for nearly 40 years. This is the best hotel I've stayed at in London. Actually as good as any hotel I've stayed at under $150. Super clean. Great service. Very friendly. The manager went with me to the room to check that all was okay and show me how everything worked. Looked very new. Quiet. A true "non-smoking" room (you have to sign a form saying you'll not smoke and you'll pay for cleaning if you do....a great idea) that has no "cover-up" odors. Good darkening shades. An abundance of outlets in easy reach. Both wired ports and wifi. The wifi was the best I had on this trip, including hotels that cost twice this much. Memory foam beds. Better breakfast than usual at this price (included waffle choice). Dining room very nice. I noted one review that complained that AC was off in hallways to cut down on cost. True, AC was off in hallways. Who cares? By all means, keep the costs down. AC was great in the room. Sink was in separate room from shower. I prefer that. One person can shower while another uses sink...and no steaming of mirrors. Not a flat screen tv. Again, who cares. TV worked fine. Easy access from 401.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wasaga Beach
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stay often at this Howard Johnson, but the level of cleanliness was not acceptable. It had not been vacuumed properly, old dirt beside bed end tables, carpet needed cleaning overall.
Other than that, very quiet, great service, great air conditioner. will stay there again, but will mention to do a proper cleaning first.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 738 Exeter Road, London, Ontario N6E 1L4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > London
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 42 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn London 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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