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Howard Johnson Inn And Conference Center Salem
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1671 Skyview Rd, Ext 137 off I-81, Salem, VA 24153   |  
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Salem
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Don't go there.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Not clean. Smelly. Noisy ac unit. Stained sheets. Bright balcony light shines threw drapes. Very weak breakfast. Not worth the price even at a bargain price. Not a good place to stay. Do not stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Harrisburg, N.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Truly...the view here is quite phenominal. It is very scenic, so much so that the gentleman at the front desk wanted to charge me $5 extra for a front room at check-in. When I told him no thanks, he did let me stay in a room on the front side at no extra charge. I guess it was the old up sale, but don't loose a customer over it. My room was for all practical purposes pretty clean, and the bed really slept well. The pillows were much better than you normally see in motel in this category (see my profile). The TV worked ok, and the WIFI worked well, although it took me a couple of tries to get it to go. All in all, with a coupon, the room was a little over $46.00, which was not a bad deal. In fact I would even term it a decent stay for a traveling sales person, and I might consider it again. The thing which was problematic was there wasn't a working ice machine on the property for customers, although they would fill your bucket at the desk if you go ask. My feeling on this is simply this, a motel with this many rooms must really be trying to cut costs to go in the middle of July with no ice. I've always felt that a motel really should have a sign at the desk informing people that there is no ice available for customers. If, like this inn, they are willing to do it at the desk, this should be on the sign also. It's only fair to notify customers that there is one aspect of a typical motel stay which will not be available currently during your stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The room was dirty.Sheets looked never been washed and worn out.Broken fixtures.Bathroom dirty.Towels less than half length of Bath towels appeared to be rarely or properly laundered.Room smelled of smoke allover.
Free breakfast not worth even looking at unless you are prepared to get sick in stomach in the morning.I could not make out what concoction egg patties were made of.
I don't think it deserve a brand name Hotel.
Howard Johnson!! are you listening?Probably never inspected it.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This place was horrible, the bathroom was so terribly tiny you could barely get in and out, and it was dirty as all hell. The fitness centre was a joke, all broken machines, when I went to touch it, a piece fell right off, screws on the floor and the scale was broken too. The location is weird (although a nice view) we got lost several times around the area. There's some weird people here too, we got followed by a few people here. Do yourself a favor and book a different place. STAY AWAY.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1671 Skyview Rd, Ext 137 off I-81, Salem, VA 24153
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Location: United States > Virginia > Salem
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Salem
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn And Conference Center Salem 2*
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