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“disppointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls

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Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   454 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301   |  
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Ranked #19 of 48 hotels in Niagara Falls
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The hotel was outdated and showed its age.
We were on the 3rd floor and the hallway and room had an odor that wouldn't go away, even with the window open. It smelled like smoke and some kind of industrial cleaner.
For the money we could have stayed in a nicer hotel on the Candian side of the Falls and next time probably will.
This room should have been 1/2 the cost, but at this rate I expected better!

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

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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank You for taking the time to post a review of our Howard Johnson Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. We pride ourselves in providing clean comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate with friendly service. I am sorry we fell short of our goal and you had a negative experience. Our third floor is the designated smoking floor which accounts for the odor. I have spoken to the maintainence department regarding the odor and we are looking into different ways of controlling it. I understand your concern and will take action to fix the problem. Thank you for your comments as they help us serve our guests better.


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Address: 454 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
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Location: United States > New York > Niagara Falls
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 48 hotels in Niagara Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome Affordable comfort in the heart of Niagara Falls. Niagara's Howard Johnson - Closest to the Falls and Casino. We are just a short stroll to the Famous Falls, Maid of the Mist, and Cave of the Winds - all one & 1/2 blocks from the hotel! The Seneca Casino is just a three block walk80 spacious rooms, including luxurious jacuzzi rooms, all with free wireless internet access. Whether you crave adventure, sightseeing, gaming, romance, shopping, hiking, or fishing Howard Johnson Hotel can accommodate you. An Eco-friendly property. Hotel Highlights: Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access in all rooms and on site Packages available (click package tab above), King Jacuzzi rooms, Smoking rooms, Indoor heated pool/sauna, In-Room Safes, Free Parking, Helicopter Tours and Sightseeing Tours On-Site, Retro Game Room, Handicapped rooms. ... more   less 
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