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Howard Johnson Inn Cincinnati
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Glensprings Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246   |  
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Ranked #30 of 48 Hotels in Cincinnati
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
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“We'll Be Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My mate and I stay at this hotel whenever we are in cincy and will not stay anywhere else. we love the atmosphere, the courtesy of the staff, the excellent accommodations, professionalism, clean rooms and everything else about it. Poolside is great in the summer and all events held in the conference room that we attended were excellent. What more can i say? Simply not enough. We look forward to every stay. Our thanks to Peter Panchal and staff for making every stay a memorable one.

Room Tip: Poolside!!!! Second floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Spencer, Indiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

On the up side, this hotel was clean, safe and rather pleasantly furnished. It is readily apparent that improvements are being made to the quality of the rooms and building. Unlike Motel 6, our room included a small refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board that one might expect in a pricier hotel. The owner/manager was friendly and helpful. And the price was great--only $44/night for two which included a continental breakfast. Several restaurants are within walking distance.

On the downside, the hotel manager smokes and smoking is permitted in some rooms. When we checked in, there was a heavy smell of smoke in the lobby. The first room we were given had the front off the AC. And during the four days of our stay, the housekeeping in our room was quite minimal.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Our initial impression was quite negative. There were dirty, smelly towels left in the room. While in the lobby the next morning, another guest was commenting on the same problem.

They have tried to make things better. There is a faint smell of fresh paint, and the tubs have new tile enclosures. But the door frames show decades of water damage; paint may cover it, but does not fix it.

Other "features": tiny, broken soap bar, clock next to bed not working, microwave on desk, taking up a good portion of the desk. Breakfast was inadequate - coffee, juice, and a few small, plastic wrapped pastries. Perkins nearby offers 20% off to hotel guests; take it if you want a real breakfast.

We only paid $39.99 plus tax for my family of 3. I'd rather pay $10-20 more and have a cleaner, nicer room with a real breakfast. Your preferences may differ.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
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Associates333, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Cincinnati, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you very much for your Review while negative it is very helpful we are attempting to fix a lot of Maintenance issues as well as Training Issues and it is an ongoing battle which we hope to win very soon. Like you said "They Have Tried To Make Things Better" and that we are. Our breakfast is being looked at very carefully and we hope to increase the menu a little but with all due respect at $39.99 we are not sure that it will be a gourmet one. In closing no matter what the Rate is a customer is entitled to a clean well maintained room which I do agree with you on 110%, and if given the opportunity at Check In, we will do what we can in our power to make it right. Again we apologize for your unfortunate experience and Thank You again for your professional and mature review which will assist us greatly in getting things fixed ASAP, it is work in progress.
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Cleveland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

When I stay at a hotel in this price range I don't expect perfection or luxury, but I do expect a clean room and a safe place to sleep. This hotel hit the make on both counts. Like other reviewers have mentioned, you can tell they have been doing some remodeling and are improving the hotel. I was very happy considering what the 2 night stayed cost.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stay here from time to time when we travel to visit family. When we first began staying there they had some issues as others have mentioned. With each subsequent visit we see good changes and improvements with every new visit. They have clearly put a lot of money into the place and it is showing. I think all the rooms have new climate control units. . It also appears they painted the whole place or are in the process of doing so. This last visit they had the ballroom painted in a nice two tone and it definitely makes a difference. The staff and management feels like a family operation as opposed to strangers simply punching the clock. We'll continue to stay here as we feel like there are new improvements with each visit.

Room Tip: First floor if you don't want to haul luggage up stairs.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012 via mobile

Definitely an older hotel, but it was clean and you can tell they are putting money back into the hotel and remodeling. Great service and for the price you can't beat it. Will stay there again when I'm in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012 via mobile

This is an older hotel, but it is clean and a great value if you aren't looking for perfection. Staff was friendly and the owner mentioned quite few things he is working on to improve the hotel. Will stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Cincinnati

Address: 400 Glensprings Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cincinnati
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 48 Hotels in Cincinnati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Cincinnati 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently Located Off Interstate 275 At State Route 4. Free High Speed Wireless Internet, & Continental Breakfast, Rooms With King Beds or 2 Doubles, recliner chairs, jet tubs, and work desk with task lamp, Mini Refrigerator And Microwave oven. Interior corridors, Outdoor Pool, Restaurants Adjacent, Golf. Five Minutes To Cincinnati Mills And Tri-County Shopping Malls, 15 Minutes From Kings Island, 20 Minutes To Great American Ballpark. Riverboat Gambling In Lawrenceburg, Indiana- Only 30 Minutes Away. Hairdryers, Irons And Boards In Every Room, Pet Friendly With Fee, Sports Stadiums in Downtown. Sports Bars within a 5 mile radius. ... more   less 
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