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Howard Johnson Express Staunton
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   268 North Central Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401   |  
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Staunton
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“Since you advertise breakfast available, there should be...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Since you advertise breakfast available, there should be signage of some type showing the location of breakfast. If not signage, whoever is at the desk should ask if you would be joining for breakfast & showing location. There was nothing to indicate where to go & there really wasn't anyone to ask.

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

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oak Park, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

From the outside and in the lobby, I was concerned that I had made a not-so-great choice. But, my room was clean, smelled fresh, well cared for, relatively modern, and was a great value for the price. The location was near downtown Staunton and convenient to local attractions. Free wifi was nice, too. I'd go back....

Not a four star hotel, but a good value for the price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The surrounding neighborhood and the exterior of this hotel is a little spooky, especially at night. Once I got in my room though, I was happy with everything. It's not a four star hotel but everything was clean and I was close to downtown. Would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed at this HoJo on the way to Virginia Beach. The owner took special privilege in welcoming us, and introduced us to his family. He showed us his private garden, and all the vegetables he grew. The rooms were nice, with every modern amenity. Overall, this hotel was quite nice, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The setup of the hotel its self was very odd and very old. There were no interior halls to speak of, and it was about 30 degrees outside when I was there. The rooms are very old and need an update. The bed was rock hard and broken on one side. Thank god I was only staying a couple of nights. I know I won't be staying there again based strictly on the no inside hallways, let alone the train that goes by every 2 hours.

The staff was very stand offish. When I walked in to check in the desk clerk was sitting in the little area off to the side on his laptop. It took him a minute to get up and ask what I needed. I guess what ever he was doing on the internet was more important then taking my money.

I will say the only real good thing about this hotel was its location. It was a little hard to find but thank god for a GPS. But it was near a lot of things. I was litterally only minutes away from anything that was related to the area. Even the gas station was close by with a Walmart, Dominos pizza, Chinese restaurant and a Hardees.

The only reason I am giving it a three circle rating is because of the price and location. It was not the cleanest nor the most up to date place I have stayed but it was one of the cheapest.

Room Tip: The odd number rooms have a view of the only parking lot. A good choice to keep an eye on your car
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 268 North Central Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401
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Location: United States > Virginia > Staunton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Staunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Staunton 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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