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“This HOJO is cheap motel. Services are show purpose not...” 2 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Inn Albany
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   1614 Central Avenue/Rt. 5, Albany, NY 12205   |  
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Ranked #32 of 49 hotels in Albany
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“This HOJO is cheap motel. Services are show purpose not...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This HOJO is cheap motel. Services are show purpose not functioning. WiFI was so slow virtually unusable. No remote for TV. Only after asking got it. Room cleaning service was not standard. Lot of variation.

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

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Did not honor coupon. Room was very moldy and dirty. My husband started coughing at 3am and we got up, showered and left.Breakfast was saving grace, will never stay at Howard Johnson again. It was only place with a room on the holiday weekend so we did have hot water, clean towels and clean sheets.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Freeport, New York
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26 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed at this HoJo for one night in Oct. 2013 while visiting Albany to see a show at the Palace Theater. This hotel is about a 15 minute ride to the theater. The staff is very friendly. The room was a little stuffy when we arrived. The A/C took care of that. The room had everything you could need...lil fridge, microwave, HBO, free wifi. Room was reasonably clean. Shower was in 'water saver' mode, so it was a fine mist....not my favorite. Towels were scratchy. Walking distance to food. We ate at the Bangkok Bistro across the street. (check out my review) Dunkin Donuts down the block. Full breakfast including eggs and sausages, fruit, cereal, muffins etc. Not a bad deal.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I think one has to have very clear expectations about this place. This is a solid option if you're just looking for a hotel/motel room to crash for the night when passing through Albany on the way to somewhere else. It was clean enough and bedbug free and had a very nice, new looking shower/tub all for less than $70 total. Was there a funky aroma to the place of stale cigarettes despite it being a non-smoking room? Yes. Was the furniture very worn and stained? Yes. Did the room sort of have a creepy look to it? Maybe,but it seemed like a safe enough part of town along a strip of hotels and chain restaurants just off the highway. I was satisfied with the place when considering the low price and the fact that I just wanted to place to get some sleep before getting back on the road on my way to somewhere else. If you have a family, have someone with you whom you wish to impress, or are the sort that you yourself prefer really lovely and comfy hotel rooms, then you should probably spend the extra $20-$50 for a night and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

People were nice re service and booking in but the rooms etc really are tired and dated. There is only enough room for 6 couples in the breakfast room and the only seat we had was outside and those seats were wet. The actual breakfast was to normal continental standard so was ok.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1614 Central Avenue/Rt. 5, Albany, NY 12205
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Location: United States > New York > Albany
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 49 hotels in Albany
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn Albany 1.5*
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