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“Definitely weird” 3 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Beckley
Cleveland, Ohio
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495 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Definitely weird”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

What can we say? A box fan was on top of the desk and turned on when we entered the room. The desk clerk had no idea why. Air conditioning unit seemed to be working. We turned the fan off and put it on the floor.
No soap (except the used bar in the shower) no cups (either for coffee or water) and no plastic bag for the ice. There was a used bobby pin on the bathroom floor, however.
The towel rack fell out of the wall when we took the towels off it.
There are some positives - the bed was great and the pillows perfect. . so we had an unusually good night's sleep. No noise and the climate in the room was perfect.
Breakfast - the usual - donuts and cereal, coffee, etc. We declined.
One other drawback - we were on the 2nd floor and had to carry our luggage up the stairs and down the hall.
It is a great location - with plenty of eating places very near by and easy to get to.
Hotel staff -depends on who you talk to. Girl on check in didn't really seem to care - the young man when we left was polite and friendly.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We've stayed at this motel 5 times and have never had an unpleasant experience. The rooms are always clean, the beds are comfortable for a room at any price, the staff is always pleasant and the price is the best in the area. One caveat , if you don't get to breakfast more than 20 mins before the end time you might not have the greatest selection. From our past experiences we will continue to stay here on our way to NC to visit the grandkids!

Room Tip: Excellent pet freindly motel, would reccomend.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Stayed at this hotel on our trip from NC to OH. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room was clean. It exceeded my expectations for the price. The hotel was older and not fancy, but a great value for stopping for a night's rest. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Spent Christmas Eve at this hotel. Entered hotel to a front desk worker who was watching tv and in street clothes (nothing to show he worked for the hotel). He was friendly and quickly got up to help me so check-in process went well. Rooms were clean. Woke up to a very basic continental breakfast. Didn't even see a staff member just someone sitting on a couch in the waiting area playing with his smart phone. When the phone rang, he answered it from sitting on the couch (the only way I knew he was staff was from him answering the hotel's cordless phone). Upon leaving, he looked at me from the couch to ask if I was checking out and still sat their!!!! It wasn't until I specifically asked him to get up for a receipt that he went behind the hotel's counter and it appeared I really inconvenienced him.
Hotel was not bad but staff were extremely unprofessional...perhaps they were just fill-ins since it was Christmas but I would not want my business being represented that way. This staff needs a major lesson in professional work behavior.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

The hotels was very dirty. The room door read "no smoking" yet it smelled like stale cigarettes. There were holes in the sheets, the towels were grey and the carpet felt damp. The stairwell smelled like urine We checked out after 15 minutes.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I arrived late due to my long drive! I was checked in by a guy who i couldnt understand he said he was from africa! I went to my room it was nasty sheets had stains on them and the toilet hadnt not been clean! I went back to tell the guy at the front desk and couldnt find anyone later my wife and me went and he came out of a room behind the desk he had all the lights off! I had tried my room phone he wouldnt answer! Then he said he couldnt give me new towels or sheets he said it wasnt his problem he was very rude! You could tell he had been asleep and the doors was open anyone could have walked in and killed me and my family! If you value your life dont stay here cause they dont care about safety cause they just sleep and they are so rude! And the place smells of mold!

Room Tip: Dont stay here if you value your life not safe!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Room OK, did not feel clean - think they used a sticky cleaner on floors and surfaces. Old Motel. Wifi didn't work, TV remote didn't work and TV volume could not be raised above a whisper - had to use captions. Very little green space to walk dogs - all sloped and narrow. Dog rooms are at far end from green space, so dogs must be walked a half block over asphalt to grass. Hallway to outside full of old ACs and other equipment. Noisy. Would not stay again.
Girl at front desk and man putting out breakfast were very nice. Not much in the way of breakfast - the bare minimum.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley
Address: 1907 Harper Rd, Beckley, WV 25801-2611
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Beckley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Beckley
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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