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Howard Johnson Inn and Suites-Orange
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Orange
Glendale, AZ
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“Old, dirty”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and I booked this hotel in error - we thought we were booking the Howard Johnson close to Disneyland. I should have known from the price that I had made a mistake. Anyway, we arrived at this location and found it very far from the park, and in a very unwelcoming area. You actually enter through a gas station driveway, as it is RIGHT before the freeway. We decided to suck it up and spend the one night we had booked there. Upon check in, I asked the front desk what the quickest way to Disneyland would be - bus/shuttle vs. taxi. He said taxi was pretty much the only way, and it should only cost about $10. We called a taxi - it took us half an hour and cost $35 PLUS tip. The location was really our mistake, but the room was also a huge disappointment. The bed was old and extremely uncomfortable - one of those beds so worn that it's edges are sharp and squared because there's no padding. There was a candy wrapper on top of our comforter, the carpet made our socks dirty, and the bathtub was so filthy we didn't dare bathe in it. We checked out extremely early the next day to move to a different hotel.

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hojoorange, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Inn and Suites-Orange, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
We are sorry to hear about the inconveniences you had during your stay. We are currently in the process of getting our rooms deep cleaned so our guests will not experience these issues when visiting our Howard Johnson location. We apologize about the confusion with the taxi, all taxi services vary especially with the high traffic volume getting to and from Disneyland.
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn and Suites-Orange
Address: 1930 E Katella Ave, Katella & Fwy 55, Orange, CA 92867-5109
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Orange
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Orange
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn and Suites-Orange 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange takes pride in making you feel at home. In the heart of Orange County, the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Orange is centrally located in heart of orange; near all local attractions like Disneyland Resort, Knotts Berry Farm, Anaheim Convention Center, Edison Field and Irvine Spectrum. Within minutes of Irvine Lake for great fishing. Theaters, nightclubs, restaurants, and shops are all within walking distance. Newport Beach is within driving distance for those interested in surfing or just taking a stroll. Golf Course and Tennis just minutes away.Newly constructed Howard Johnson Inn & Suites has an outdoor pool. For guests' convenience, the hotel offers free parking, free local calls, and a 24-hour front desk.The hotel is approximately 10 minutes from the Orange County airport.There are 40 rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Standard amenities include a separate dressing area, refrigerator, hairdryer, high-speed Internet access for a daily usage fee, iron, ironing board, microwave, television, HBO, and telephone. ... more   less 
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