$39 Avg/night
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Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

2 stars
7809 US 42, Florence, KY 41042-1803
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
46 reviews
Great!!!

It was our honey moon night and we were married in our back yard, the room was awesome, great bed,... See full review

  • Mr. Right
  • Sep 26, 2011
great location great place

great for children See full review

  • mawmame
  • Jul 13, 2010
Landmark hotel near Cincinnati with safari and Western themes
No other hotel in the Cincinnati area can offer the kind of lodging that the Wildwood Inn can, where more than three-dozen rooms bring to life different themes through colors, decor, and furnishings. In addition to memorable rooms, Wildwood Inn features an indoor tropical-style paradise in the form of a glassed-in swimming and play area.
Highlights
  • Free parking
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
Rooms
Wildwood Inn has 122 total guest rooms, with basic amenities including free Wi-Fi, microwave, and mini-refrigerator in each room.
Features
Wildwood Inn has 122 rooms, but the rooms provide a one-of-a-kind lodging experience.

Wildwood Inn originally opened in 1932 and now is a landmark in the Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. Tropical Dome includes glassed-in pool as well as game room and children’s play area.

Free amenities include continental breakfast daily, Wi-Fi in guest rooms, and free local calls. Near Interstate 71/75 and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Transportation
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (10 mi/16 km)
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal (Amtrak) (13 mi/20.9 km)
  • Cincinnati Municipal/Lunken Field (18 mi/29 km)
Nearby attractions
  • BB Riverboats (12 mi/19.3 km)
  • Paul Brown Stadium, home to the Cincinnati Bengals (12 mi/19.3 km)
  • Great American Ballpark, home to the Cincinnati Reds (13 mi/21 km)
Business
  • No business facilities

Hotel Map

38.9911 -84.6367
Area description
Shopping district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Game room
Play ground
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (46)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
2.7
Location:
3.5
Value:
2.7

48% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Peter guzinya
Business
Indianapolis
Sep 6, 2014

Just good enough

The stay was ok. They didn't clean one day. Had to go get clean towels myself. Reasonable for the cheapest hotel in the area. Nice pool. But while thing needs renovated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The bar close by has good food.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
VerneJ
Atlanta metro area, GA
Aug 14, 2014

So Disappointed!

Reserved a smoking room, by mistake & they would not move us to a non-smoking room. Room & bathroom were dirty so we did not stay. Turned the keys in and left. Also, we arrived close to midnight & had a difficult time finding the place because the sign was not lit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
EMBARASSED GRANDPA
RADCLIFF, KY
May 4, 2014

Grandson's birthday trip ruined.

The room wasn't worth the money spent, dirty, not updated, phone didn't work, satisfaction guarantee not applicable due to being reserved online. Desk personnel rude and inconsiderate, not professional in appearance or interaction with each other or guests. Bed not big enough for anyone over 5' 6", Free breakfast had 3 sausages 1/2 a pancake, and cereal left with over an hour left in the time given, room a/c set at 62 degrees with no way to shut it off. A very unpleasant experience, WE WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE RETURNING!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
imbrato
boston
Oct 10, 2012

everything ok

the pool area is nice, the overall place is old. Nothing bad, but nothing special. good place to stay in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Stacy Jo
New Concord
Aug 19, 2012

Newport Vacation

The staff was WONDERFUL but the room we were in REALLY needs som re-vamping. The pictures showed a better view than in person. I am sure in its day, the Inn was the prime place to stay. I am sad to learn that the Kelly family sold the hotel around 6 yrs ago. The pool area was nice, and the hot tub and sauna. Just needs some updates and TLC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cheddars... awesome

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Review of Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
TravelingTeach
Oklahoma
Aug 17, 2012

Iffy location but not bad.

Under construction. They have a great idea if they can get it done. Staff is great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
3
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Review of Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
glassmaster
indiananpolis
Jun 20, 2012

really bad experience

The heated pool dome area was a sauna and it was not comfortable at all in the "Dome". We got the Tennessee room, which was a cave with authentic cave feel with no windows or light. The room was hot when we arrived and the AC took forever for it to cool the place down. The floor was cold and cave like(Which should have been expected, but an area rug would have been nice in the cave, I think for the money I spent on the room I could have stayed soemwhere nice. I was disappointed. The next night was in the Alladen room, no working clocks and no window for any light, and there were just sheets on the walls and celings. Someone did not try very hard on the furnishings for this room at all. I will not go back, I think I got suckered into thinking it was a good idea to go there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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Review of Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sarah family vacation
Louisiana
Jun 12, 2012

Wow

This place was a pit, not only was it deceiving to look at from the pictures, but once I checked in things only went down hill. The furniture was torn apart the sheets were stained there was no remote for the tv, and there was a water ring in the toilet. I went to the front and asked to be changed and the man switched me to a room in the courtyard by the pool area. Besides the whole night a creepy hotel employee roaming around looking in the windows, they left the door that opened to the street wide open all night. the pool was ice cold, and had a fan on to maximize the discomfort of getting out, the bathroom had urine all over the floor, and the kitty pool was nothing more then a foot bath. The whole experience sucked and ultimately I would have been better off staying at a best western or a motel 6 bc they at least have standard of cleanliness they have to meet, regardless if its low or not, this place was a complete trash dump.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
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Review of Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
pete1213
covington ky
Apr 15, 2012

one night stay

room was very dirty .front desk clerk barely spoke english .pool was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
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Review of Howard Johnson Florence/Cincinnati Area

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nicole83
Louisville, KY, USA
Feb 19, 2012

not too shabby

After reading some of the reviews we were worried about our stay but it turned out quite nice. The bed was super soft. The room was very clean but also very out dated. They definitely should do some updates.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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