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“Great location for visiting a gem of a town.” 4 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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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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“Great location for visiting a gem of a town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The town of Staunton turned out to be one of those gems you stumble upon when traveling. Going through the area and just picked it sort of ramdomly. Got a good price for the night at this hotel. Turned out the hotel is located downtown within walking distance to histroic areas shops and resturants. Room was nice, quit and there is a small continental breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Arlington, VA
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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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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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Address: 268 North Central Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401
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Location: United States > Virginia > Staunton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel 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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