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Howard Johnson Express Arcata
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4700 Valley West Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521   |  
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The hotel was not new and though recently remodeled it still was average. It was clean and the room was large. The manager was somewhat unpolite but the night managers were very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Howard Johnson was our second best choice in the price range we were looking at as the BW was already full. The check-in clerk was very helpful and friendly. We took the ADA room, as it was the only king size room left. The room was rather large, had basically everything we needed and seemed clean in the visible areas. However, the furniture were old Formica, repaired with small angle irons and touched-up with paint. The mattress was just o.k. and had some kind of waterproof pad, the 'crinkle' noise was annoying. We brought our own pillows.The flat-screen TV was rather small and already had bad colors. Our room on the main floor faced the parking lot and should have had sheer curtains for privacy. An ADA type shower arrangement had been fitted inside a deactivated whirlpool bathtub, a little odd, but functional. We could hear our neighbors on one side for a while but it was not really disturbing. I wanted to try the indoor pool but the water was too cold and the small hot tub overcrowded.
The breakfast had quite a few coffee choices and most of the usual 'continental breakfast' items in a rather small area. Something I had never come across before: there was a napkin between each paper bowl or plate. I guess that kept guests from accidentally taking two.
I would put this hotel in my category of recently remodeled meaning mainly a new coat of paint inside and out.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 4700 Valley West Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521
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Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Arcata 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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