$59 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 18, 2014 Check-out: Nov 21, 2014

Howard Johnson East Lansing

2 stars
1100 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
46 reviews
good location

Clean, a little small on room size but if you are only sleeping and showering it is fine. Nice... See full review

  • deerslayerjohn
  • Jul 19, 2014
Small room, but very clean and comfortable

Very nice room, a little small compared to most, but very cozy. Staff was fast and very helpful.... See full review

  • deerslayerjohn
  • Jul 13, 2013
" Have fun at this Howard Johnson East Lansing conveniently located off Interstates 469 and 69 next to Michigan State University, near sporting events and downtown Lansing. Take the family to Impression 5 Science Center, Potter Park Zoo, or Abrams Planetarium. Walk to Woodys Oasis next door for delicious Mediterranean style deli meals. Wake up to complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and connect to complimentary wireless Internet access. Energize in the fitness center, or relax in the spacious atrium with large pool and hot tub. Stay productive in the lobby business center with complimentary fax, print and copy services, and utilize the meeting facility for up to 40 guests. Large-vehicle parking makes it easy to bring a crowd. Unwind in your comfortable guest room after an exciting day. Suites, smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Pets are welcome at this lodging. "

Hotel Map

42.7199 -84.4956
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express checkout
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Copy service
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Breslin Student Events Center: 0.6 mi
  • Munn Ice Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Spartan Stadium: 0.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (46)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson East Lansing

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.3

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Petey boy
Business
Chicago
Aug 4, 2014

2 day stay

best value for the money. It's right off MSU campus. Pool, basic breakfast, clean room all make it worth the money.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
deerslayerjohn
Business
Bay City, MI
Jul 19, 2014

good location

Clean, a little small on room size but if you are only sleeping and showering it is fine. Nice indoor pool and jacuzzi.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
deerslayerjohn
Business
Bay City, MI
Jul 14, 2014

good location

Stayed for softball tournament and was close to everything

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Holy smokers
Business
Sault Ste. Marie. Mi
Jan 30, 2014

One night stay before surgery

Well. For a two star hotel it's not too bad. Didn't like having to go out in the cold hall ways and steps to get to the pool area. All the rooms in the pool area were very hot compared to other rooms not near the pool. Very strong smell of chlorine. Staff was very nice. Having a 50.00 deposit was kind of strange?? Usually if the room were bad we would just get charged for it later on the card. The most discustting thing in the room was lower body hair all over in the tub and the walls of the tub area. We didn't notice till that morning of the shower. I don't care if you are a one star motel/hotel.......that should not happen. It's very uncleanly and erresponsible on the staffs part. I will never recommend or stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CWeis
Business
Chesterton, IN
Dec 16, 2013

Howard Johnson East Lansing

I stayed at this motel on a very cold and snowy weekend. I was in Lansing in preparation for attending MSU in January, and just needed a room with the basics for one night, so I wouldn't have to drive home in the snow. It was a nice place, especially for the price. The bed was comfortable, and they offered free WiFi, a pool, fitness equipment and breakfast in the morning. Both front desk attendants that I spoke with were very friendly and eager to help with anything. I was disappointed in a couple of parts of my stay. First, the snow in the parking lot was not plowed when I arrived, so I had to creatively park, and hope that my low-clearance car wouldn't get stuck in the snow. Second, the shower never got very warm and lacked any water pressure, which was disappointing after coming in from the cold and snow. Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Howard Johnson East Lansing, despite a couple of hiccups. It certainly beat driving five hours in a snowstorm to get home!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pamela1111
Business
London, Ontario
Oct 4, 2013

No complaints

Not the greatest hotel I have ever stayed at, but I have no complaints. Staff was great answering my questions, calling me a cab and letting me borrow a bottle opener. Woody's Oasis next door has amazing food!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Woody's Oasis

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Review of Howard Johnson East Lansing

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
deerslayerjohn
Business
Bay City, MI
Jul 13, 2013

Small room, but very clean and comfortable

Very nice room, a little small compared to most, but very cozy. Staff was fast and very helpful. Pool area was kept up nicely, but the continental breakfast did not have enough variety.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Crunchy's bar and grill has some of the best pizza i've ever eaten. It is located in the downtown area past college town.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Awesome Allyson
Business
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Jul 1, 2013

Eh

The pool and hot tub are decent, but the breakfast was very sparse and the bathroom was terribly moldy. I also put dots on the fitted sheets to see if they got changed when we requested new sheets and twice they supposedly changed the sheets but left the same ones on the bed. The hotel might be a value but I'm not sure it is worth it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Social work student
Business
Michigan
Jun 28, 2013

Adequate accommodation really close to MSU

On the whole I was happy with everything except for the following: Could have had an extra blanket. Felt unlean. I actually purchased sanitizers and cleaned the surfaces myself. It smelled dirty in the bathroom. Odor coming from dirty cleaning cloths? or from the shower curtain. BUt other than that.... Was great having a pool, and being SO close to MSU. I felt safe and had an outside room close to my car. Very convenient. Paid $71 per night.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cleopatra2
Business
Ruthven, IA
May 9, 2013

Location was where we wanted, but....

The pool was under repair and the smell of chlorine was awful the first night. The parking lot is full of pot holes and is in desperate need of repair. The furniture is badly dinged up.

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

Business

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