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Howard Johnson East Syracuse
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   6590 Thompson Road North, NY Thruway I-90 Exit 35, Syracuse, NY 13206   |  
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Ranked #24 of 30 hotels in Syracuse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Okay, I confess! I was looking for a hotel within walking distance to Joey's Restaurant so that my wife and I could enjoy an excellent meal after a long, cross country trip. Saw HoJo's and we pulled in. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was certainly adequate. Refrig, microwave, regular TV (not wide screen), a a full sized bed and there was also a table and chairs as well as a desk. Bathroom was kind of tiny, towels were not real fluffy, but the shower was good. Free WiFi, and the breakfast was on par with most of the budget hotels of this type. Physically the place is old, tired and does not have real visual appeal, but hey, at about half the price of other hotels near Carrier Circle (and a short walk to a great restaurant) I would certainly stay again if my travels take me here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I needed an inexpensive place to stay for a night in Syracuse before heading out of town the next morning. Based on Tripadvisor reviews, proximity to the Thruway, and the rate (~$60), I chose this facility. It served its purpose very well. The desk clerk was extremely polite and helpful. The room was comfortable. Yes, the view was of the Thruway exit. I didn't choose it for aesthetic reasons. The bed was comfortable and afforded me a pleasant night's sleep. The shower had good water pressure, but the height was about six inches short of ideal. The towels were a bit on the threadbare side, but they worked. Although there was free wi-fi at the hotel, I did not use it. There was also complimentary breakfast, but I missed it. Certainly, this is not a high-end establishment. If you need a comfortable place to spend an evening or two, though, the facility will do quite well. Should the occasion arise again, I would not hesitate in staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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GurnamV, General Manager at Howard Johnson East Syracuse, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
We here at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Syracuse, NY were very pleased to to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. Proximity to the Thruway and our low rates are 2 great reasons why guests love the Howard Johnson Syracuse. We always keep our rates reasonable to keep guests coming back. Hearing your kind words makes us all feel we are doing a great job. We would love to see you again if you are in the Syracuse area. Thank you once again
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Address: 6590 Thompson Road North, NY Thruway I-90 Exit 35, Syracuse, NY 13206
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Syracuse
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 30 hotels in Syracuse
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Howard Johnson East Syracuse 1.5*
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Also Known As:
Ramada Limited University/Carrier Circle Hotel Syracuse
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