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“excellent value & location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Staunton

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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
Arlington, VA
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“excellent value & location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We visit Staunton, VA frequently and tired of paying the prices at the other downtown hotel and B&B's, so we tried the equally convenient HJ. For far less than $100 a night, this is an amazing deal, which includes free parking in the adjacent lot and light continental breakfast. The rooms are spacious and have refrigerators and microwaves. There is, however, no fitness room, and the outdoor pool is tiny. We found several articles of clothing left from a previous occupant, and the cleaning was spotty. If you are concerned about footprints and aging bathtubs, you will not be pleased here. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. We found that on balance, including the great view of downtown, and the excellent location, it was worth compromising what we would not accept if we were paying more.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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Grove City, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Filthy is the best word to describe the room we had. Among the numerous issues the most notable were the dead bugs, mold, faulty electrical outlet, generally a dirty unhealthy atmosphere. We stayed in the handicap accessible room on the ground floor. This was the only room in the entire town available on the night we were there due to parents weekend at a local college.We stayed on October 4 2013 and the next morning notified the manager who came to the room to look at the issues we found. He said his name was Bob (after contacting corporate we found out this was not his name). He stepped inside approximately 5 feet and didn't directly look at any of the issues, he just stated over and over, "I will have this cleaned ASAP". I took three (3) videos of inside and outside the room and have offered to forward them to the corporate supervisor (awaiting a return call). There is a review on this very site from October 8, 2013 reviewing the same room (although not in as much detail as I have) and clearly the issues were not addressed. I have contacted the corporate (Wyndham Hotels) as well as the Virginia Health Department so this hotel will be inspected and hopefully hold the manager(s) accountable and demand cleanliness.

Room Tip: Don't stay here.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was an older property but nicely restored, the staff was very friendly, they would even open the door for you if they saw you coming (don't see that too much anymore!) The price was right for this area and we will stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Staunton

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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