I've stayed in inexpensive motels and hotels plenty my entire life. They're not impressive but sometimes you just need a place to stay that has a clean bed and bathroom. I was shocked at how disgusting this place was. We booked our trip through Expedia for $70/night for a conference we were attending in San Jose.
I'll start with the positives: clean bed sheets, the price was very affordable for being as close to the convention center and nicer parts of downtown San Jose, free wi-fi internet access in the rooms, free parking, free continental breakfast (although I can't comment on the quality of breakfast because we didn't eat any), in-room microwave, in-room mini fridge.
But the rooms were disgustingly gross and dirty. The bed sheets were clean, but that was about it. (I even saw the cleaning lady put sheets in the on-site washer). The bathroom, carpets, walls, everything else had not been cleaned.
You get out of the shower and your wet feet created dirty footprints on the white bathroom tiled floor. Just to be clear, my feet had been in socks and shoes all day...they weren't creating the dirt, the floor was already dirty.
After the shower footprint incident, I wore socks or shoes the entire time I was in the room to create a barrier between my feet and the floor and worst carpet I've ever seen in my life. There were clear water stains all of the carpet and they were dark and very dirty looking.
The walls in the room and bathroom had dirty marks and "stuff" on them. The ironing board cover was stained and I had to put a towel down on top of it so I could iron my shirt. You get the picture.
- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson San Jose
- San Jose Howard Johnson
- Howard Johnson Express
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located one mile from the dynamic downtown district, the Howard Johnson Express San Jose features spacious guest rooms and Jacuzzi rooms along with easy access to all the great attractions that surround Northern California's largest city, everything from art museums to San Jose Sharks hockey ... more less
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