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Howard Johnson Inn Waterloo/cedar Falls
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Waterloo
Reviewed September 19, 2012

I stay here often, because I love the friendliness and the at-home feel this hotel gives. The rates our matched to other hotels, plus they offer a hot breakfast and if you leave hungry that's because you missed out. Beds are very comfortable, lighting is very stylish & good, bathrooms always offer plenty of room. The hotel is very clean and the staff go out of thier way to remember you, treat you as friends, and always available to help if you need anything. I will always come back!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The property is really difficult to get to from all roads. It's design is typical "institutionalized" blah. From the outside it looks like it could be a nursing home or bail bonds businesses. It's pretty bland. The interior is the same. No style. No imagination. Very commercial and standardized. The overall motel is pretty depressing. The rooms are of decent size but I was on the second floor, am a senior with hip problems and they have no elevator.
The staff was helpful and friendly, although did not go beyond the expected. They do not print out airline boarding passes and when their lobby computer is not working they don't know how to help you. Their WiFi is not very good. I had to call for support twice just to get online.
The property and rooms are clean and the beds are fine. Like most motels in the Midwest it still has the noisy window heating/cooling units. It also allows dogs, which was not a problem as I never herd the ones that were there. When I come to Waterloo again I will stay at a newer, cheerier property. This one made me feel that I was incarcerated.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stopped here on way to a family gathering. Nice ,fairly clean, quiet hotel. Carpets need GOOD cleaning or replaced. Beds comfy, pillows need to go. Staff was very nice. However, the evening clerk's two little girls 3&4 were there and going kid crazy--slamming doors, screeching and running back and forth. Might be good idea to coral them while guests are checking in. A little distracting. Nice to have a family style restraurant right next door. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

the staff was very helpful and professional. was here for three weeks and they treated me like family. i would definately recommend this to anyone that would be staying in this area. the breakfast is outstanding, as well as a place to eat within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The only thing negative about our stay here was being placed in a smoking room. It was so bad, it burned my eyes and throat and all of my clothes smelled of smoke. Otherwise, everything else with our stay was very good.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Stayed here for the weekend and had a nice clean room comfortable bed and friendly staff

Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Overall we had a good time. We were there the weekend before Christmas and this was the halfway point between where we live in Minnesota and where our daughter lives in Illinois. The room we had at first, the TV did not work at all, so they immediately came to check it, then promptly checked us into a room across the hall. The mom and daughter team that were working there over that weekend were very nice and accommodating to us, and we felt almost like family by the time we left. The pool was clean and warm, breakfast was good but limited - well stocked though!! If you were hungry it was your own fault. This hotel was away from the hub of Waterloo by several miles, but everything very easy and convenient to get to. For the price and the good time we had, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Waterloo/cedar Falls

Address: 3052 Marnie Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-4373
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Location: United States > Iowa > Waterloo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Waterloo
Price Range: $59 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Waterloo/cedar Falls 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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