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“One Night 'Getaway'” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Lake Charles

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Howard Johnson Express Lake Charles
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   825 Broad Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601   |  
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Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Lake Charles
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“One Night 'Getaway'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This was the third or fourth such 'Getaway' for my wife and I and everytime we have stayed at this particular Howard Johnson Inn, and, as always before, the rooms were very clean, the front desk person was very polite and courteous, there were no outside noises or distractions to interrupt our stay and the room charge was very reasonable. We plan another visit sometime next month and no doubt will book our stay at this property.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was a great place for any short visit. The location was out and away from busy traffic and loud noise. I highly recommend this for a short and relaxing stay for adult couples or single individuals.


  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Room deodorizer spray is so strong it made me sneeze all night. I was worried about my car getting broken into because of all the sketchy people walking around the parking lot at night. I was woken up by a loud leaf blower outside my door in the morning. Which was so unnecessary because the guy was literally blowing nothing but air around for half an hour. Talk about annoying and bad for the environment. It's called get a broom.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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BAY SAINT LOUIS
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

the room was average, but the bathroom was a disaster. the shower was a dribble, and the toilet was not tightened to the floor. when you sat on the toilet, it felt like you were going to fall off. when i mentioned this to the manager, he just looked at me and never said a word.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We spent the night here on the way to NOLA. The place is pretty clean and well maintained. The owners freaked us out a little. When we got to the hotel, unlike most places where you go through the door they had a bank like opening on the window to pass the id card and credit card. And the key was passed to us through the same slit. The door for the reception was locked during breakfast hours was locked and the owner opened it once we rang the bell, and locked the door once we left. Their actions completely spooked us and had us thinking if the we picked hood.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 825 Broad Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Location: United States > Louisiana > Lake Charles
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Lake Charles
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Lake Charles 2*
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