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Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC
Ranked #133 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Prague
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Very noisy place”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

The acommodation there was OK, motels like this are twelve to the dozen. The main problem was busy railway from one side, and main road from the other side. Each passing train was not only making noise but also made the whole building shaking.

I would rather stay elswhere next time. However it is quite close to metro, you can even walk to main railway station or the Capitol in less then one hour.

Room Tip: I doubt there are any good rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2011

The room was spacious, clean, and well-appointed, and the staff tries hard; but it's located next to tracks so the foundations shake when trains rumble through, and big trucks on the highway in front shake the windows. A Saturday night "rumble" featured prostitutes walking by and yelling til 2 am.

Room Tip: Don't go
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Centerville, OH
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2011

We stayed here in 2005 (I picked 11/2010 because this site made me pick a date), so it was a long time ago, BUT I am sure what I have to say still holds true. This is an inexpensive, basic place to stay, but when in Washington DC, Who stays in their rooms all day ? Anyway, the place has beds, a small pool, a continental breakfast, was as clean as any I have seen, and VERY CLOSE to the train station--I think Union?--where we parked our car for the day and grabbed the OLD TOWN TROLLY for the day. We picked it for it's cost and location. HOWEVER it is right along RT 50 and the TRAFFIC NEVER EVER STOPS. Since the rooms are along the outside, there is no noise relief. My family did not get much sleep the first night (even after 8 hrs of travel) because of the traffic. However, after a full day of sight seeing, we didnt hear a peep the 2nd night, we were so tired! I would not stay here again only due to the room positions, but would pick the nearby DAYS INN (or whatever the nearby Quality chain it is) that is configured in a square with openings AWAY from the street side.

Room Tip: Dont stay here if you want to sleep. The traffic never stops.
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 21, 2011

Nice service, clean and tidy rooms. Bus from the hotel to the metro station is a very good idea.
Good and nutritious breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2011

I have read alot ot the reviews here and beg to differ. My stay here this weekend was superb. Riding the Megabus from Knoxville, Tn. didnt know where I was staying., Had made other reservations at other Hotels. Didnt like those after seeing that they were a little crappy. At a great budget amount Howard Johnson here on New York have was great, Belay and Abba where about good customer service. I like to stay with the Embassey Suites when travelling , was on a budget this time. Rooms where just as clean. My Hats are off to the wonderful staff here.Even Free USA Today Newspapers...lol

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

This is the worst place ever and to think I paid full price for this place. The rooms are dirty. there is not a sidewalk entrance to the hotel and there no safe place to cross the street. The room rumbles all night from the trains and the neighborhood is not safe at all

Room Tip: Stay in a hotel closer to the MCI center much better rooms
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2011

It is in a less than desirable neighborhood. While it is not far from public transport, or even a reasonable walk to attractions, there are no safe sidewalks or safe, easy routes. It is near train lines, which run all night and shake the building. My room had bad wiring on a light switch, internet was slow and inconsistent. It was old and worn. Stay here only if you can't find anything better.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC
Address: 600 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7022
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #133 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC 1.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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