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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

2 stars
3901 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28403
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
144 reviews
Everything was fine

The room was nice and clean, the location is good, so we were really satisfied! See full review

  • Sassenach
  • Jan 5, 2010
Everything was fine

The room was nice and clean, the location is good, so we were really satisfied! See full review

  • Sassenach
  • Jan 5, 2010
Inexpensive Wilmington hotel near airport with free breakfast, Wi-Fi
Howard Johnson Express Inn – Wilmington is located on busy Market Street in Wilmington, N.C. The hotel features free continental breakfast each day, free high-speed wireless Internet, and clean guest rooms with HBO, microwaves and refrigerators. Howard Johnson Express Inn – Wilmington is within easy reach of such popular North Carolina attractions such as Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, USS North Carolina, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Wilmington International Airport, less than four miles away.
Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free daily continental breakfast
  • Close to popular attractions
Rooms
Clean guest rooms at Howard Johnson Express Inn – Wilmington offer one or two double beds with floral bedspreads and neutral furnishings. Rooms also provide refrigerators, microwaves, coffee-makers, cable TV with HBO, hair-dryers, toiletries and free local calls. Handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. Select rooms feature kitchenettes and work desks.
Features
Howard Johnson Express Inn – Wilmington guests chat online, surf the Web and keep up with email on free Wi-Fi. Couples, families and business travelers staying at the hotel often visit television sound stages at nearby Screen Gem Studios. Guests also shop and dine downtown on Wilmington Riverwalk, or relax on white sands at Wrightsville Beach, only minutes away. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, is less than three and a half miles from the hotel.
Dining
Howard Johnson Express Inn – Wilmington guests eat free continental breakfast each morning consisting of pastries, coffee, tea and juice over their free copy of USA Today. From the hotel location on bustling Market Street, guests can walk or drive to nearby restaurants include Goody Goody Omelet House, Lucky Star Chinese, Taco Bell and Hookah Cafe.
Transportation
  • Wilmington International Airport (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
Attractions
  • Screen Gems Studio (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Bellamy Mansion (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Cape Fear Museum (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Children's Museum (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Wilmington Riverwalk (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • UNC Wilmington (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Jungle Rapids Family Park (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • USS North Carolina (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • Wrightsville Beach (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • Carolina Beach (16.7 mi/26.9 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Copy and fax service
  • Free local calls and USA Today newspapers
  • Select rooms feature work desks
Policies and fees
  • No pets allowed

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

34.2413 -77.8981
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (144)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
144 out of 144
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nurse Trudy
Asheboro, NC, USA
Feb 27, 2012

Pretty Good

We went 4 a college visit & didn' t want 2 b 2 far away from anything. We were happy where we were. The staff was very, very pleasent & helpful. We will return 2 them again.

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

Always hit the beach first

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
maine
Apr 13, 2011

good for the price-clean-quiet

This was a great location-close to center of town and just about centered for entire area. Hotel was kept clean inside and out. The rooms were nothing special but good value for the money.

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

Beautiful downtown area-spanish moss hanging from trees-river walk-shops and wonderfull restaurants. Was never disappointed with a meal.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
maine
Apr 13, 2011

good for the price-clean-quiet

This was a great location-close to center of town and just about centered for entire area. Hotel was kept clean inside and out. The rooms were nothing special but good value for the money.

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

Beautiful downtown area-spanish moss hanging from trees-river walk-shops and wonderfull restaurants. Was never disappointed with a meal.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Knoxville, TN
Mar 17, 2011

great savings! less than 1/2 walkin rate

convenient loc

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

if not familiar with the city, get a map.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Knoxville, TN
Mar 17, 2011

great savings! less than 1/2 walkin rate

convenient loc

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

if not familiar with the city, get a map.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
So Sinere
Clemmons, NC
Mar 16, 2011

not the best place

its a ok place to stay if you are gonna barley stay in the room. the beds where uncomfortable, service was below average

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

Mall is close by and shops. Different restaurants also.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
So Sinere
Clemmons, NC
Mar 16, 2011

not the best place

its a ok place to stay if you are gonna barley stay in the room. the beds where uncomfortable, service was below average

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

Mall is close by and shops. Different restaurants also.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Durham,NC
Mar 9, 2011

Got what I paid for.

Visited family. Location was good for my travels. Room was clean. It is a restored (painted) HoJOs. Breakfast was stale cereal and packaged danish. The fridge and micro wave worked so we had our own food. For the price I got what I paid for.

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

Location is good for all of your shopping needs.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Durham,NC
Mar 9, 2011

Got what I paid for.

Visited family. Location was good for my travels. Room was clean. It is a restored (painted) HoJOs. Breakfast was stale cereal and packaged danish. The fridge and micro wave worked so we had our own food. For the price I got what I paid for.

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

Location is good for all of your shopping needs.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JGW
CH, NC
Feb 22, 2011

Great Price!

A quiet place to stay if you need to get away for one night!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JGW
CH, NC
Feb 22, 2011

Great Price!

A quiet place to stay if you need to get away for one night!

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