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Howard Johnson Express Inn Staunton
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Staunton
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Our first night in July was OK. Standard for a cheap hotel. But on the return trip with an increased charge, the room assigned to us had a clogged toilet. When we complained to the front desk, the gentleman gave my husband a plunger to fix it himself! He was unsuccessful and we had to request a room change. Next room was filthy! A thick layer of dust was on the phone and later we noticed on the coffee maker. Sheets were soiled, as were the bedspreads. When we complained again to the front desk using our own cell phone (would not touch dusty one) housekeeping came in with fresh sheets. She mentioned that the blankets are only washed 1-2 times a year. Needless to say I told her not to put them back on the clean sheets. She left them in a heap on the floor. Had to move the stained upholstered chair to reach electrical plug and the filth on the rug under the chair was appalling! Liquid stains also on the desk chair padding. Too gross! Elevator trip very hot to 3rd floor.

Room Tip: Spend additional $$ and get a decent, clean hotel somewhere else.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

stayed here over night on a cross country drive from Los Angelos. Great town, happened to be a Thursday night when they have a live band playing on the Town square. Bistro was excellent. Location of hotel was close enough to everything to walk, although the town has a free trolley service around town. Room was great, pool looked great but had no time to use it. Clerk gave great advice where to eat and coffee shop in the morning, although they do offer a light breakfast. Would stay here again, and hope to.more to see and do there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

I chose this place for a quick family trip as it was the cheapest on the net. This place provides good value. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There was some plumbing noise that could be bothersome to some people, but I think I got good value for the money here. The "continental breakfast" wasn't too thrilling, but reasonable for this price point. Internet was nice and fast and easy to use.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

we were a little wary of staying here but everything was clean and presentable. Breakfast was fine and the location is good for getting into downtown with a trolley stop very near.Wasn't keen on the specific location oppposite a line of shops and a big car park which looked a little seedy.However as in the headline great value for the room.We stayed in not better places which cost a lot more.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

This HoJo Express is just a few blocks off the main downtown streets and an easy walk. (If you are in Staunton, you probably want to walk around the historic downtown.) The free trolley stops right across the street, so we took that first to get the "lay of the land." Hotel has seen better days, and seemed fairly empty, but it served the purpose. Decent room with plenty of space, including a separate vanity area, which I love. Minimal breakfast but had the basics: coffee, juice, cereal, toast or bagels, muffins, etc. If you just want a basic motel, this will do the trick.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

Best value in downtown Staunton. No frills room/hotel. The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is adequate.
I've stayed here several times, but this is the first time I could hear the TV in the next room. Not a problem since it wasn't on very late or very early.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

If you're expecting luxury, you won't find it here. The rooms are clean and in relatively good repair without any special frills. The bed was comfortable, the staff very friendly and the breakfast adequate. A good value for the money - I didn't feel creeped or grossed out, and I've been known to use Lysol wipes all over hotel rooms in the past.

BTW, if you want to exercise I recommend the park nearby. I'm sure the kind staff can send you in the right direction.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 268 N Central Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-3309
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Location: United States > Virginia > Staunton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Staunton
Price Range: $65 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Staunton 2*
Number of rooms: 101
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