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Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West
Ranked #48 of 65 Hotels in Flagstaff
Canada
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34 reviews
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“Definetly do-able”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Got stranded in Flagstaff Arizona and my last minute iPhone search shows me this is the cheapest place in town for about $37 after tax. With trepidation I booked it.
Turns out I had nothing to fear.
The worst part of the experience was finding the place. This was previously a Travellers Inn and driving along the Highway coming from the east the old Travellers Inn sign is still present with "Howard Johnson" in black plastic letters under the Travellers Inn sign logo. As I was looking for the iconic HOJO marquee I missed it an went right by. Had to grab some free WIFI at a hotel down the street to determine I should have driven by the place a block back. Coming back from the west there is a Howard Johnson banner draped over the Travellers Inn sign.

Upon getting into the room found a mini-fridge and a newish micowave - but one with rotary dials for the timer. Who still buys these microwaves when you can find all digital ones for $30?
Did a quick check around the mattress seams for any signs of bed b*gs and found nothing to worry about. The free wifi was nice to have but slow. Checking email was fine but don't expect to be streaming any video.
The whole look of the place was a little cheap and run down but for $37 what are you expecting.
Ended up spending two days here and has no problems, just a place to lay your head for a bit.

The location is just around the corner from the main fast food drag where there are lots of choices for some quick meals and easy access to the interstate.

Really couldn't of asked for anything more.

TIP the Lowell Observatory is close by and every other day has night time telescope viewings. If you are a member of another science and technology museum with reciprocating membership you can get in for free.

Room Tip: Orbitz had the lowest rates when I checked.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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familyinn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
I thank you very much for the positive review and It is my hope to see you again during your next stay in Flagstaff!!!
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

We found the room passibly clean and the rate was cheap but that was all that was acceptable at this property. We did not feel safe in a room that did not have a workable lock other than the door handle. The pillows were not even good enough to donate to a homeless shelter. Internet was stolen from a nearby hotel. There is no place to eat in the lobby so it was okay that breakfast is almost non existent. This property was chosen sight unseen on the internet and reminds us that if it seems to be too good to be true it probably is. Howard Johnson needs to inspect this property.

Room Tip: Pay a little more and choose another hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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familyinn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
I do thank you for your feedback and I do apologize your stay was less than satisfying. We have taken recent management over the hotel along with a recent conversion to Howard Johnson. I assure you all these issues will be addressed to avoid them from arising in the future. I do thank you for your business and It is my hope that you will give us another try in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Paid $39 for a double room. Room was v spacious with tv, fridge, microwave & air con. Bathroom was decent size. There is free wifi but it's painfully slow.

Staff friendly, breakfast was small & light.

Overall a great stopover motel, v cheap but clean rooms. Served my needs perfectly.

  • Stayed March 2012
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familyinn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
I do thank you for your positive feedback and we greatly appreciate your business. I hope to see you during your next stay in the Flagstaff area.
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

I needed an easy hotel close to the Amtrak station (15' walk) for an overnight stay in Flagstaff. The cost is perfect. Although the hotel's wifi was not brilliant this was not a real problem: the wifi is "kindly" provided by nearby hotels (no PW needed).
The breakfast is poor but ... who cares.
The room was ok.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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familyinn, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Thank you very much for the positive reviews. I have addressed your concern regarding the internet connection to our internet provider and it will be taken care of. With our recent conversion to Howard Johnson we now offer more variety in our continental breakfast. It is our hope to see you during your next stay in Flagstaff. Thank you for your business and much appreciated feedback.
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

This is a very simple inn. The price is right, and compared to so many other places in the Flagstaff area, this one is the nicest one i have been in. The staff is friendly, and the rooms are clean. I have never had a problem with bed bugs here, as rene71 stated, and the sauna and hot tub area is very relaxing after a long day of hiking. Bottom line, I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice, inexpensive place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

Staff very helpful clean motel good for price would recommand to my friends.

Room Tip: Location is perfect restaurants ,NAU walking distance,Downtown close by
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Nice Motel, near to NAU ,comfortable beds ,Staff very helpful friendly ,parthiu was very helpful had knowledge about area restaurants walking distance I would definetly refer to our friends

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West
Address: 801 W Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6262 (Formerly Travel Inn)
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Location: United States > Arizona > Flagstaff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #48 of 65 Hotels in Flagstaff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Flagstaff University West 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and relax with us at The Howard Johnson Inn on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Complimentary Continental Breakfast is included and there is Wireless Internet in ALL Guest Rooms. Our other amenities include- Microwave/Refrigerator in all guest rooms 62 Channel, 25Inch Color TV in all guest rooms Guest Laundry Facility We also have Discount Coupons for local restaurants and we are close to both Historic Downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, home of the NAU Lumberjacks. In close proximity to the Howard Johnson, there is also skiing and snowboarding at the Arizona Snowbowl. ... more   less 
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