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“Best Deal in Old Town for Spring Training Baseball Fans”

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Howard Johnson Scottsdale Old Town
Ranked #36 of 75 Hotels in Scottsdale
San Francisco, California, United States
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101 reviews
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“Best Deal in Old Town for Spring Training Baseball Fans”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

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!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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KristyL710, General Manager at Howard Johnson Scottsdale Old Town, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of the HOJO. I am glad that you were able to enjoy Spring Training without breaking the bank. This is definetely our goal, to provide a great experience for a reasonable price. We hope that you will come back next year, and let all your friends know that the HOJO is the place to be for Spring Training.
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were a little disapointed with this stay. Given the area that this HOJOs is in you would expect a little more, at least for the price. This property is old and even though it has had an obvious recent facelift it still should, in my opinion , be recieving 20-30% less in rates. Thin walls, lots of noise, bugs in the tub,etc. Same things you would expect in a much lesser priced property. Cleanliness was good and personell were nice enough but they could not overcome the noisy plumbing, bugs(silverfish) in the tub every morning and a less than peaseful environment. Paying more to be in "wonderful Scottsdale " was not worth it, at least at this place. Next time we are in the Phoenix area we will not stay in Scottsdale!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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KristyL710, General Manager at Howard Johnson Scottsdale Old Town, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Howard Johnson's Old Town Scottsdale. I apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. It is true the property is older, but just last March underwent a 1 million dollar renovation that we are very proud of. Old Town can be a busy sometimes noisy place on the weekends and especially during Spring Training. I would hope that you would return possibly at a quieter time of year to experience the charm and convienence the property provides when visiting Old Town.
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Clean room,close to everything,walking distance to old scottsdale. had a problem with the microwave , they not only replaced it but took $25.00 off the bill. Would stay again the next trip to scottsdale. Stayed 3 nights feb 13,14,15.

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Property: Howard Johnson Scottsdale Old Town
Address: 7110 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3808
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Scottsdale Old Town 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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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