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Howard Johnson Torrance
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3673 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 (Formerly Ramada Limited)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Torrance
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Howard Johnson Inn is right in the heart of Torrance, very close to major supermarkets, restaurants, and shopping centers as well as a short drive to the South Bay beaches. Hotel parking is free and ample. We were put in one of the rooms facing the third floor corridor, but asked to move to a bigger room (like the one we saw advertised). The front-desk reception staff were courteous and helpful. We were in fact moved to the southern corner end of the 3rd-floor corridor after the first night. The corner room is spacious, gets good sunlight, and has a balcony. As the room backs onto Torrance Boulevard, there was some street traffic noise. This was not as loud as the room heater, which fortunately we didn't really need to use much of after the 3rd or 4th day. Wifi connection was slow but not agonizing. The room is very clean. The elevator ride is also slow and the door closes quickly (as of Jan 22, it was still operating under a temporary permit--even though a technician came towards the end of our week's stay, I didn't notice any improvement afterwards).

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

If I were to go back to LA I would stay elsewhere. The room was clean enough. The wifi doesn't work well and at one point wouldn't connect at all. The elevator is slow and sketchy with a very slow squeaky door.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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HojoTorrance, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Torrance, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Valued Hojo Guests,
We have heard your critiques and I assure you that everyone at the Howard Johnson in Torrance is working hard to assess the problems at hand. Fixing the internet at the north end of the property has become a major priority and it will be fully functioning in the near future. We greatly appreciate your business and we would love to prove ourselves and our commitment to our guests in your future stays. We hope to see you all soon. Have a great day and a happy new year.

Warmest Regards
Howard Johnson Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

I was very delighted with my stay at Hojo. Lots of restaurants around and close to a major shopping center. I was placed in the corner room, which was spacious, clean and well-appointed. the daily housekeeping d.id a great job at cleaning and front desk staff were professional. I will definitely come back next time...

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3673 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 (Formerly Ramada Limited)
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Location: United States > California > Torrance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Torrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Torrance 2*
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