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Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa la
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Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa la
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Iowa
Reviewed June 4, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I can't remember the last multi-floor hotel I stayed in where the hotel did not have an elevator. The last thing I wanted to do after travelling all day was to lug my stuff up a flight of stairs - especially at $100/night

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Regan P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa la, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

Thank you for responding to our survey. Let me first apologize for the inconvenience you had to endure during your recent stay at the Howard Johnson. I personally understand the fatigue of traveling all day. Our hotel does not offer the convenience of an elevator, and for that I do apologize to you. However, if you are ever traveling in our area, I would personally like to make this up to you. We have many beautiful rooms on the first floor that are accomodating as well. Again thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The giveaway for this hotel should have been the 3 cars in the parking lot on a Saturday night. This place is close to casinos and should have been packed on Easter week-end. The room was dirty; the bedspreads on the beds were stained-- used tea bags were in the coffee maker filter; there was no soap in the bathtub area, only a small bar at the sink outside; the shower curtain rod was backwards - it should have been installed "curved outward" but was installed "curved inward" so the shower curtain was clinging to your body as you showered; you had to "jiggle" the toilet handle to make it stop running; bathroom door lock was non-functional; the hallway door "flip lock" was missing a piece, so it was useless; my husband opened a dresser drawer and closed it immediately and would not tell me what was in the drawer. Both beds sagged. It was so obvious that this room had not been cleaned properly after the last occupant. Only positive thing to say was the air conditioner was working very well.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Regan P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa la, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Regan P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa la, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

This was by far the WORST hotel experience ever. The room was dirty, the beds were fixed, but one of the beds had hair on the sheets when the cover was pulled back. There was no shampoo in the room. Also, the was no coffee. The coffee that was there was A USED COFFEE FILTER in the coffee pot that was obviously left there by a previous customer. DISGUSTING!! We advised the Manager On Duty and received a $10 credit, what an insult!! They could have kept the $10 and used it to pay someone to clean the room. Pure disgust!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Upon arriving at this hotel I found that the exterior was clean and well kept. You could tell it is an older hotel, but taken care of.
When I entered the lobby I could see the small breakfast area with about four tables and a counter with microwave and waffle iron. The lobby was clean with adequate lighting.
After ringing the bell for the clerk, he appeared from a back room and was very friendly. My reservation was confirmed and my room with a king bed on the first floor was waiting. As stated in other review, first floor is non smoking and the second floor is for smokers. I find this refreshing as I do not have to walk through smoke to get to the non smoking area.
The room was clean and included a fridge and microwave. The bed was comfortable, and clean. There were only towels for two.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Address: 107 E Frontage Rd, I-10 Exit 43 & Hwy 383, Iowa, LA 70647-4049
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Location: United States > Louisiana > Iowa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Iowa
Price Range: $59 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Iowa la 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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