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“Decent Hotel in Downtown Salt Lake City” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Salt Lake City

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Howard Johnson Express Salt Lake City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   121 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84102   |  
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Ranked #47 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
Austin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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“Decent Hotel in Downtown Salt Lake City”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is an old property, but it has a good downtown location, an elevator, and an airport shuttle.

It's not all that attractive and needs updating.

The desk clerk was friendly enough and the room was certainly clean.

However, the internet is slow and we had to move rooms in order to get a connection.

If you use the shuttle to get back to the airport, you are required to notify the front desk of that need the day before.

But at $63 including tax, you're not going to beat that price for a decent hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I like that there is a convenience store in the next block. The trax construction is complete and a great way to get around. In fact the Green Bike SLC bike share is on the north end of the Gateway Mall two blocks away too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The outside could use some updating. That being said, I enjoyed my stay. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The bathroom had a shower but no tub.The front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. I especially liked the very comfy bed with all the extra pillows. Nice!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were really disappointed with this facility. The entire structure appears to be of last century vintage. Some of the plumbing fixtures were in dis-repair(shower) the beds and rugs were old and ragged. The entire room was small, poorly arranged and dingy. WE were not given any bath towels, when we arrived the first day and had to call for service.The TV set is of the old species but worked okay. The rooms were quite clean . The breakfast meal was the worst that we have ever had.I guess you pay for what you get. The front office access was hard to find and the office and staff seemed polite but disorganized and it looked messsy. The parking lot was a big joke. There were roofing nails on the asphalt where cars parked.In general, we know that we wil never
book a room at this hotel again.We will go with the other cheap hotels( Super 8 etc.).At least they are modern. Richard L Walker 08/25/2013

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Salt Lake City

Address: 121 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Location: United States > Utah > Salt Lake City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Salt Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Salt Lake City 2*
Number of rooms: 98
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