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Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Middletown
Certificate of Excellence
A Wyndham traveler
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Newport is difficult if you are planning a stay on a budget. Hotels require a two-night stay.
I chose this hotel as we did not plan to be in the room much and didn't want to pay a premium
for a room we wouldn't be in for long. You can tell that the staff is trying hard to make this moderate hotel a good choice. It is in an area with other hotels and we felt safe. We had a ground floor unit in the back. There was adequate security on the slider door and at the entrance.
They had a fridge in the room as well as a dehumidifier. The place is clean, the beds are comfortable, the lighting over the beds is better than average. There was an extra vanity outside the bathroom which was greatly appreciated. They have a complimentary continental breakfast. It is minimal but we were glad for the coffee, tea and juices. If you stay, you can ask for a coupon at the desk for a 10% discount at the adjacent Applebees. I do not recommend eating there as the food was lousy. This property won an award for best hotel from Howard Johnsons and, again, the staff is trying very hard. Housekeeping was happy to provide extra towels and came to the room to check if we needed anything else. All in all, a good choice without spending a fortune.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back, lower parking lot are probably the quietest.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

We are truly appreciative of your positive feedback regarding our hotel and staff, as well as the level of detail you've provided for our future guests. Your review is a great encouragement to all of us and we thank you sharing your experience. We hope you'll find your way back to the Howard Johnson Inn in the not so distant future.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer Joslyn
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I booked this hotel on a recommendation from a friend, otherwise the 2 star rating would have caused me concern. I honestly didn't know Howard Johnson's was still in existence & felt like singing the Happy Days theme when we pulled up to check in at the orange roofed reception area! The reception area was small but the staff big on personality. Each person we dealt with was friendly & helpful. No worries here though, it was clean, comfortable & the front desk staff is really what helped bump up the recommendation to very good.

Our accommodations were comfortable with a welcome basket of bottled waters & snack provided, a very nice touch. Also provided was shampoo, conditioner, & body lotion in the bathroom with a note to call if you forgot any items. Day two our bath items were replaced with new ones, which was appreciated. The 2 queen sized beds in our room were comfortable though not exceptional. There was a flat screen TV, fridge & microwave (last 2 being in "deluxe rooms" only I believe). Each room has sliding doors to a little patio (ground floor) or balcony (2nd floor). The view was the parking lot & a marine store after that but still nice to sit out there at night with a glass of wine from our little fridge. Of note, the first morning of our stay at 8:00 a.m. I heard a loud speaker blasting what sounded like the tune used at the start of horse racing, followed by the Stars Spangled Banner! We thought it was from the marine store it sounded so close. On Sunday morning I only heard it in the distance as I walked outside. I asked the front desk about this & was told it comes from the Newport Navy Station, which is about 1 - 1 1/2 miles away. It must depend on how the wind blows on how loud you hear it so if you are not an early riser or are a light sleeper be prepared! It is not limited to this hotel but any in the area of the station so don't assume it's the hotel or neighbors. The continental breakfast was basic as others decribed. The one thing I would change is the $1. a day room safe fee. A sign at the desk says you can ask to have it removed at the end of the stay but I felt either raise the rate by $1. a night or don't charge it. Why put guests in that position to ask or inconvenience staff having to change a guest's bill? It seemed petty to me to see that on my bill & I thought that practice went out years ago. Certainly not a deal breaker though. All in all a very pleasant stay & I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

We are truly appreciative of your positive feedback regarding our hotel and staff, as well as the level of detail you've provided for our future guests. Your review is a great encouragement to all of us and we thank you sharing your experience. I have shared you comments concerning our safe charges with our general manager and we are sorry if this charge in convinced you during your stay. We hope you'll find your way back to the Howard Johnson Inn in Middletown in the not so distant future.

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Jennifer Joslyn
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The staff was so friendly, from the front desk to the cleaning staff. I will stay again at the hotel. Not my mother's HoJo's, much better

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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HojoNewport, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Middletown Newport Area, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear Mary,

On behalf of our team, I'd like to express my sincere gratitude for your review. It is humbling to read your generous feedback and I look forward to sharing your comments with our staff. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and are always thrilled when we achieve our goal. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit with us at the Howard Johnson Inn in Middletown . It was our pleasure to accommodate your family and we appreciate you sharing your experience.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer Joslyn
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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: $67 - $312 (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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