This is an update report after my previous visit last year that wasn't so joyful. this time stayed for 2 weeks.
The management of the Howard Johnson has certainly tried their best to upgrade the hotel. Although it meant things like new carpets and many rooms with new beds and TV's, the basic hotel infrastructure such as bathrooms and the noisy air conditioners are as such unchanged. The upgrade does however make a big difference and the in-room experience is certainly now a lot better. The hotel still has some of the largest rooms around!
Nice but small gym and large swimming pool. Internet is free but very slow when hotel is full (they really should get a second line).
I would to mention the front desk staff – really friendly and helpful at that. I have used the shuttle to the metro station three times and also found the driver very friendly and careful. The Manager also enquired twice about our experience and he is certainly very involved, often visibly engaging things. I also had a pretty major hygiene issue in my room and Rasshawn and another new front desk lady were very quick onto the issue. The manager also became involved. In a way, mistakes happen, but it is how you fix them that really matters!
Breakfast now includes a hot oatmeal/gritts porridge, something I really enjoy to have with the fresh fruit and yoghurt.
So, overall there has been real progress at this hotel and I think that the Management is sincere in working to enhance the user experience. The rates are very competitive and it certainly represents good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC North / BW Parkway hotel, located just off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near Interstate 95. Our Cheverly hotel near University of Maryland College Park offers the comforts and conveniences you expect at a reliable value. Start your morning with a smile and help yourself to free Rise & Dine continental breakfast with hot items. Take advantage of our free Wi-Fi Internet access, on-site fitness center, business facilities, in-room refrigerators, 24-hour front desk, shuttle service and free large-vehicle parking. Join us at Fratelli's Italian Restaurant on-site at our Cheverly hotel for a tasty meal at your convenience. Let our free shuttle service escort you to and from the D.C. Metro Cheverly Station and Prince George's Hospital Center. Our hotel in Cheverly features a lobby business center with copy and fax service. We also offer meeting and banquet facilities for your next event. Our Cheverly hotel is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Washington, DC. Make sure to see iconic landmarks like Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the White House. Pay respects to those who served the country at Vietnam Memorial and World War II Memorial. Take the family to Six Flags America, or learn something exciting at Smithsonian Institute. Sports fan will appreciate our close proximity to the local venues including, FedEx Field to watch a Washington Redskins football game, RFK Stadium to watch D.C. United play soccer, or Verizon Center for a Wizards basketball game. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Washington Dc North/Bw Parkway Hotel Cheverly
- Howard Johnson Cheverly
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