There is nothing disgusting or horrible about the HoJos in Old Town -- there, I've said it. The good folks at Howard Johnson's have taken your run of the mill strip motel and blessed it with (somewhat) clean carpeting, new furniture and some nice tile in the bathroom, plus a microwave, minfridge, iron/board and comfy chairs. Sure the windows all look out on the parking lot and walk way, so you really have no privacy with the curtains open, sure the late night drinking crowd of spring training's loud voices echo like cannon blasts off the concrete and brick walkways -- hey, turn up the air conditioning unit! The new, large screen flat screens are great, the continental breakfast is great, the staff is welcoming and friendly, there is nothing nasty walking around or growing in the bathrooms and, ok now strap in, the room for 3 nights was approximately the same cost as a room for one night at any, ANY of the other local chains, including Hilton Garden Inn, the Marriotts or my beloved Saguaro. $116 plus tax vs. $350. Are you throwing money away? Then send it over to me so I can travel more! The HoJos is very well located, walking to everything, a stones throw from great dining establishments like Dotties, Cowboy Ciao and even has a Starbucks across the street (but really the coffee at the continental buffet was just fine for starters, thank you). If the weather holds up there's a pool, lots of parking if you're driving -- gosh, what doesn't make this a great deal? Four stars for value, value, value. Thank you, HoJos, for keeping your prices reasonable when EVERYONE else in Scottsdale is gouging the spring training visitors. If you come to Scottsdale for the resort amenities, stay out at one of the resorts or at the Saguaro, but be warned, you will pay the premium! If you come to watch baseball, shop, eat, drink and make rowdy, this is probably a great place for you to crash!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, our Howard Johnson Scottsdale, AZ, hotel is just minutes from famed restaurants, nightlife, premiere shopping and casinos. Our 100% non-smoking, recently renovated hotel is near Arizona State University as well as many major businesses and corporations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rodeway Inn Old Town Scottsdale Hotel Scottsdale
- Rodeway Inn Scottsdale
- Scottsdale Rodeway Inn