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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown
Ranked #399 of 518 Hotels in Houston
Reviewed April 27, 2014

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

A group of us travelling happened upon this Howard Johnson after leaving the Houston airport. It was late and HOJO was a recognizable brand name. The outside of the hotel was inviting and the grounds were clean. The rate was $93 plus tax. I stayed in better Super Eight's and Motel Six for half that rate. We were put into the first room which is very small and outdated. The TV did not work and the carpets were filty. I requested a non-smoking room, but this room reeked of a combination of smoke and mold/mildew. We requested another room. Boy, was that a bad idea. It was worse than the first. It smelled of smoke, mold/mildew and urine. The were cigarette burns in the conforters and sheets. There was also either blood or feces behind the door on the wall and on the bathroom vanity. By this time it was nearing midnight...we thought about leaving, but were travelling with two small children and did not feel like trying to find something else at that time of night.
At about 3:30 am there was also someone being chased and screaming for someone to call 911 for 10 to 15 minutes. I know that this has nothing to do with the hotel, but possible about the trpe of people that frequent it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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BEE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

She had stayed at some other airport property, and we are located at the Houston Downtown. Therefore, we request you to remove this survey as soon as you can, and acknowledge us.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

stayed here for a concert at the toyota center, wasent that far from the venue and easy to find. the staff was very nice. beds were comfortable. location was great. housekeeping and parking could improve, but all in all i enjoyed my stay. i would choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

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BEE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was a very nice stay and I would stay there again. Conveniently accessible to everywhere I was visiting in Houston.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Good location for downtown events, easy to find. The staff are helpful, very sweet and kind. Has all the basic amenities including fridge, coffee maker, iron, hair dryer. Fills up fast, so make reservations. Great coffee with breakfast. I'll be back.

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BEE A, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Thank you for your kind and the fair assessment about our Howard Johnson, Katy Freeway, Downtown, Houston Location.

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Address: 4602 Katy Freeway/I-10, Houston, TX 77007
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #399 of 518 Hotels in Houston
Price Range: $99 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gold Medal Hotel for 5 straight years. For Budget Hotel in Houston, we are the best choice for both. We are consistently rated as a Top Luxury Hotel in Houston by our satisfied guests. We are the most appropriate TX Budget Hotel, to make your stay enjoyable at a low-cost. Some of our guests who have stayed with us in Houston, have informed us that they have made a good choice by selecting our Hotel. ... more   less 
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