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Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Middletown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We eaten a late dinner at Applebee's and decided to stay one more night in the Newport area. Hampton Inn & Residence Inn had no rooms available, so we checked in to Howard Johnson's for the night. Room was noisy as anything. Air conditioner and dehumidifier were so loud, we turned them both off to get some sleep. Bathtub faucet leaked all night long! Funny how they had the usual cards to help the environment by re-using our towels, while the leaky faucet used unnecessary water continuously! We were offered breakfast for $4.99 which was offered via a little hallway to Applebees. It was continental, which might have been ok, but the hostess didn't really give two hoots whether anyone stayed or not. She wasn't even friendly! Went to IHOP, nearby for a great meal. IMHO, if a client is in their 70's, should they have to remind the clerk who is registering them about the senior discount? Really!?

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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HojoNewport, General Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2011

I apologize that your stay with us was not as pleasant as it should have been. I truly appreciate the time you took to notify us of the issues you experienced during your stay we are currently attempting to figure out what room you stayed in so we may address these issues mentioned if they have not been fixed already. If you have a spare moment could you contact me so that I can discuss the issues mentioned in your review. Again I apologize for your unpleasant stay and would appreciate the opportunity to resolve these issues.

Kindest Regards

Karen Blomstedt
General Manager
Howard Johnson Inn

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed at this hotel twice in two months (we liked the hotel so much that we booked it for our second trip), and will definitely go back if we are in the area again. The rooms were clean, roomy, quiet and very comfortable. The Internet access was very good, and we ordered delivery from Applebee's which is attached to the hotel. The staff in the office were extremely friendly and helpful as we asked about getting around the area. They took care of anything we needed cheerfully and quickly. The pool, whirlpool and sauna were great. One of the most comfortable and relaxing hotel stays we've had.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Got a great deal on this older, but nicely refurbished HoJo's for a one night stay on our way to Cape Cod. HUGE rooms, comfortable beds, mini fridge, microwave and balcony made for a nicely furnished room. The Hampton next door was over 2x's as much.

Had a problem with a bunch of very loud, very drunk 20-something males from a local wedding staying in our hallway and falling into doors all night. This is the only reason the "sleep quality" is rated 2 stars. Management did try to get them under control and it did eventually quiet down. Had a phone call waiting when I got home letting me know that they would be sending a gift certificate for a free stay as an apology for the trouble.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

This is a no frills hotel - but it's clean and well-located.

Pros:
- It has a nice indoor pool with a small hot tub
- They have a Ben & Jerry's ice cream dispenser
- The rooms are clean and simple - and they no longer offer smoking rooms, so no smell
- The hotel is attached to an Applebee's which has a bar that stays open until midnight
- West Main Road leads directly into the heart of downtown Newport - a 5 minute ride
- There is a Christmas Tree store next door that sells cheap beach gear in the summer
- You get 10% off at the nearby (and good) Blue Plate Diner for showing your room key

The bad:
- You are on a highway in a highly commercial area - no romance here

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

This review is long overdue, as we've made many trips to Newport from New York City, have stayed at this hotel many times now and always having a great experience. It's clean, well-managed, excellent value, nice staff, good location and an all around excellent place for a family to stay when visiting the area. Being that we visited Newport throughout the year over the past many years, we have stayed at many of the area's fancy, mid-level and regular hotels, as well as vacation rentals. In the end, Newport/Middletown HoJo has proven the best choice easily, especially if your just looking for a great place to sleep peacefully in between being out and about most of the time and prefer not to spend a small fortune. Although I have to say that the pool/pool area is far better than most at other hotels and a fantastic place for the kids to go either in between activities or just before winding down at the end of a long day. Finally, the hotel management really does a superb job of running this place, and the general manager we've dealt with a number of times (believe her name is Karen) is just the best.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

The hotel staff was nice and helpful. The hot tub was enjoyable as was the pool. The rooms were clean. Close to acctractions.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

After popping into the Marriott hotel next door and being shocked by the prices we decided to try the Howard Johnson. Prices were low by comparison and I did not expect much - but was I very very surprised. Our standard room with two doubles (No 241) was much bigger than we expected and spotlessly clean. Loved the extra sink in the bedroom area so I could hog the bathroom in the morning and my husband could wash and shave without bothering me!!! There is an Applebees next door and a chinese buffet about 3 mins walk away also a supermarket very close by. Newport was a couple of miles away so no great distance. Didn't try the pool so can't comment on that but other people were enjoying it. I would definately recommend this Hojo.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area

Address: 351 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-6309
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Middletown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Middletown
#3 Family Hotel in Middletown
#4 Business Hotel in Middletown
#5 Romantic Hotel in Middletown
Price Range: $62 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area 2*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness rm, business center, free HS Internet, Applebee's Restaurant attached, located 2 miles from downtown Newport, 1 mile from Newport Navy Base and corporate parks. ... more   less 
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