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“An Average Stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Pico

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Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Pico
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9515 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Pico Rivera
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36 hotel reviews
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“An Average Stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is just what you would expect for the brand.

We stayed one night while visiting the L.A. area. On a positive note the room and grounds were clean.

The reception area is a secured area for the clerk with a heavy glass or fiberglass window between the customer and clerk. This does not create a great first impressions, but I guess the safety of the employees trumps that.

The room was spacious but the bed which was advertised as a queen was probably a double. There were two pillows on the bed and they were the worst, smallest, and thinnest I have ever encounted. I used a spare bathtowel (not very large) under the pillow to create a little comfort.

My recommendation is if you stay here bring your own pillow. The bathroom was large, but provided no hook near the tub/shower for your bathrobe or towel.

Breakfast was as other reviews observed. Very sparse consisting of rice krispies, sugar froasted flakes, a few sad pieces of bread and weak luke warm coffee.

This motel is fine for a one one stay based solely on the price.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This hotel restored my faith in the Howard Johnson brand. It was clean, nice facilities and an excellent rate. It was conveniently located with lots of commercial activity all within close walking distance. (And one of favorite 99 cent only stores one block away). The front desk clerk was really super helpful and upgraded me and allowed an early check in. The cleaning staff was really nice and did a great job - although a negative on that part was that they didn't get the hair cleaned out properly - and I recommend highly that the hotel review this with their cleaning staff - there was hair in the shower, the sheets, I even asked if they were clean sheets. It really grossed me out, but I didn't drop the star rating because the cleaning staff did work hard to make up for it and all else was quite good. They just recently installed large flat screen televisions with internet capability - HOWEVER, unfortunately, they may not have internet capability because they told me they were not going to give the powerful internet remotes (why spend the money then?), I recommend that management review that policy as well, it really would be a plus. The breakfast was sparse, but traveling with children it would certainly make the affordable accommodation well worth it.

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

I recently stayed at this Howard Johnson's ,(Room 103, First Floor, Non Smoking) Conveniently located in Pico Rivera, and was pleasantly surprised....A very clean, modern Motel... It appears that this property was upgraded, from the bed/mattress to the flat screen tv, the room was more than acceptable. The entire property was clean and well kept from the parking lot to the pool area. The Front desk staff was very polite and friendly upon both check in (late nite thru a window) and check out. Very fair price for this stay (less than $50.00 nite). Highly recommended for an overnite stay while traveling or mini vacation when in the Los Angeles area.The Free wi-fi worked great in our room. Our room had a flat screen tv (with plenty of cable channels) as well as a refrigerator & microwave. The only negatives were there is NO business center and/or computer in the lobby(to print boarding passes, etc...) and the continental breakfast is very weak/poor. On the positive side, there are many restaurants in walking distance and many many more within a short drive. The taco shop ( El Chilango) and mini-mart ( great for beer, liquor & lottery tickets!) across the street are open late which was very convenient! Overall Rating~ Very Good!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9515 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
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Location: United States > California > Pico Rivera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Pico Rivera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Pico 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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