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““Great Location / Tired and Grubby Hotel tho!!!”” 2 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Lake Front Park
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4836 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, SR535 and US Hwy 192, Kissimmee, FL 34746   |  
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““Great Location / Tired and Grubby Hotel tho!!!””
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Disappointing:- We stayed over New Years at this hotel. We are English and had contacted the hotel twice by e-mail after our booking and before our arrival, asking them if we could please have connecting rooms as our grandchildren were with us. Both times they said they had made a note of our request and would do their best but, although we were beside one another and the hotel was full of inter-connecting rooms, one never became available (or so we were told) in our whole 10 day stay! We were told to go back and check, which we did, but still no availability.

Bad:- The cleanliness was terrible! As soon as we entered our room, I noticed hair on the floor in the bathroom so I took a tissue to scoop it up and the tissue was brown with dirt! So, I used one of the hotel’s face cloths and washed the entire bathroom floor. It was totally disgusting! I left the dirty face cloth on the so that the cleaner would see, and hopefully do a better job.

Good:- What was good about the hotel was its location to the Disney and Universal Parks and shopping, and, the staff were very friendly. It also had 3 washing machines and 3 dryers available to use (at a cost, of course) and free breakfast and a fridge in the room, plus a hair dryer and free coffee and tea making facilities in your room with a fresh supply of a coffee pouches daily; so that was all very good. But, sadly, because of the tatty and tired furnishings and the dirty floor and totally disgusting carpets, I could not possibly recommend this hotel. Costs were good tho so, if you go for costs…. take your slippers and some disinfectant!!

Needs:- The hotel needs new cleaning staff and new carpets – desperately!!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Robin L, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Lake Front Park, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to share your comments. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Although we do our best to meet specific room requests, at times durring the busy holiday season it may not be possible. When a guest failes to check out as originally plans and unfortunately does not communicate thier wish to exptend thier stay with the Front Desk staff, we then have to scramble with our room blockings. This is why hotels are very leary about guaranteeing much more than bed types. You were very dilligent with your reservation from start to finsih and I so greatly appreaciate that!

Our renovation of the hotel is still a work in prgress and our carpets are the next item to be updated.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. In addition, please know that your comments and issues will be addressed.

It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience during your stay and hope to see you during your next visit.

If I can provide any assistance, don't hesitate to contact me directly at (407)396-4762 extension 704.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is your basic motel and good value for the money we paid. Was there for 7 nights but just used it as a base and jumped in the car leaving our cases and headed for fort lauderdale and miami for a couple of nights. noisy kids around the pool but expected...room was large spotlessly clean but hated bathroom. Beds large and comfortable. 'Smokey bones' bar / restaurant across road was fantastic for food, along with 'Olive Garden' a minutes drive away which is fantastic. 'Dennys' for breakfast is a must.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Robin L, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Lake Front Park, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel Semtex1. We appreciate your kind words. Unfortuately, as you know we are unable to expand the size of the bathrooms. Fortunately the Vanity/Sink area is outside and the Camode/Shower in thier own area. With so many hotels to choose from in the area, newly built and modern to the Typical Floridain Art Deco/South Beach style located right in the heart of all things vacation. I am happy you choose to stay with us! Please return again soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Convenient position for the Disney World if You have a car, Free Internet and Breakfast included. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast room is small. Good price/value for families looking for unexpensive hotel. But beware, Disneyworld is about 100 dollars for person now.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Address: 4836 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, SR535 and US Hwy 192, Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Lake Front Park 2*
Number of rooms: 123
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