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Howard Johnson Hotel - Milford/New Haven
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Milford
Seymour, Connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very Scary”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

I booked this hotel after checking the reviews on tripadvisor, they didn't seem too bad. So I was pretty shocked about what I saw when i arrived at the hotel.

It's a total dump. The entire place looks like it hasn't been updated since the early 1980s, dark green carpeting, plastic faux wood panelling, rickety furniture, uncomfortable mattresses. I arrived at 12.30am on a Wednesday, and the night staff was scary too. Unkempt, dirty sweatshirt, the guy at reception looked like he's the janitor.

The room was dirty, there were weird blue spots all over the linen and the color of the pillow cases and sheets was grey, rather than white. Both in the room and in the bathroom there was a number of old mounting brackets for god knows what still screwed to the wall. The ceiling looked like it had several spots with water damage and was patched and painted over in several spots.

Wireless was not usable, I did get connected, but it kept timing out.

I only give the place two stars because in the end there were no bed bugs and I survived the night unscathed, but i will certainly not be back.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I stay at this hotel every time i come to Milford and i always have a good stay, Love the location with the Friendly's diner next door do great food you have the mall and movie theater 10 min walk away and a supermarket and other stores a few mins walk the other direction.
The room was a good size and cleaned everyday..clean and extra towels, soaps and condiments topped up and beds changed daily.
I was pleased to see they had WiFi available which had good speed had one or two occasions only where it wouldnt connect.
Really enjoyed the heated indoor pool, hot tub and sauna and were lucky enough most times to have the place to ourselves.I found the staff very helpful and friendly either being calling us cabs or advice or directions on places to go. My only disappointment was the outdoor pool not being there and the guy who works the evening shift is a little unfriendly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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long island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2011

I had a business meeting in the area last thursday evening. a google search showed that this was the closest hotel to the location.

Found a room for one night- at $51.19+ tax. Located right off exit 39-A of interstate 95.It shares the property with a friendly's restaurant. next door was a 24 hr diner that came recommended by the desk clerk who was friendly and helpful.

Our room- 504- had a king size bed,small sofa, a wet bar with a small refrigerator, and a safe. The furniture was old but in acceptable condition. The 27 inch tube tv- had good reception on HBO.

This ho-jo does offer "home office" rooms.I didn't see a business center. There was a small exercise room but there was no time to use it.

There is no room service but the diner and several other restaurants do offer delivery.

Mattresses were fine but the pillows were too soft. We did hear some road noise from route 1 and interstate 95.

We did use the indoor heated pool- bathtub warm- and the jacuzzi. The mini-golf was closed-probably for the season.

The free wi-fi didn't work well. It took ages to connect and when it did it was very slow. We did mention this to the manager upon check-out.

As this property was built in 1983, some updating and refreshing is in order. But for a nite or two- its fine.

Room Tip: ask for a room on the 5th floor all the way in the back away from route 1 and interstate 95.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

i thought for the price , this wouldve been the wrong choice hotel, but instead it was the perfect getaway for me and my kids. heated pool, clean room, friendly staff and surrounded by wonderful restaurants ! we also had a fridge and safe in our room, which i didnt expect. kids were disappointed that the mini golf was closed but they had a blast in the pool area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

hotel old but clean and at 60 + buck you cant beat it. i travel a lot. I stayed at places over 100 bucks and slep no better.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2011

very clean hotel, personal very friendley and helpful, rooms always clean. i would reccomend to all my friends,family etc to come visit and enjoy.

Room Tip: rooms aer very spacious and clean.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Dirty, smelly, bug infested, cigarette burns everywhere. We had to switch rooms and it still wasn't any better. I was scared to sleep here and wouldn't even use the restroom. Friends had problems flushing toilets. I cannot stress the amount of cigarette burns all over. The pool was hot, sweaty, and dirty as well. Security system at downstairs doors didn't work, doors didn't close, and it gives shady feeling. Pay a few more dollars and stay at a different place.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel - Milford/New Haven
Address: 1052 Boston Post Rd # I-95, Milford, CT 06460-3543
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Milford
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Milford
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Milford/New Haven 1.5*
Number of rooms: 165
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