Staff was very friendly. The bed was very comfortable. I enjoyed have the refrigerator and coffee... See full review
Dec 31, 2014
Everything was fine
The room was nice and clean, the location is good, so we were really satisfied! See full review
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.
Free daily continental breakfast
Close to popular attractions
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.
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.
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.
Wilmington International Airport (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
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)
Copy and fax service
Free local calls and USA Today newspapers
Select rooms feature work desks
Policies and fees
No pets allowed
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First room smelled like urine. 2nd room - no odors, but run down and in need of a good cleaning. Bed was comfortable and bedding was clean, but rest of room's condition and lack of cleanliness made you wary of "what you were going to leave with"
when you checked out.
The lady at the front desk who checked me in was the rudest I have ever encountered during travelling. She would not even acknowledge my questions and rolled her eyes when I asked about the area and the drive to the airport. DO NOT STAY HERE!
Not a good place to stay. Location is central, but that's it. The box spring on my bed had tape on the side of it, there were hairs in the bath tub, no pool, etc. I only put up with it because it was a package deal. It did no make my trip
enjoyable. The place needs to be completely redone. The staff that checked me in was nice, but the hotel is horribly out of date.
This is the only time I have ever been disappointed with a Howard Johnson. Frankly, I am not sure how this hotel carries the name of Howard Johnson. [...]The room we stayed in did not look like the room in the pictures.
We booked it because we needed a place to stay for a weekend. The room was okay, but the shower was disgusting. It was grimy, had hair from every body part in it, and the shower head was made for a 4" tall person. Also, the floor in the room
From the minute we stepped foot in the door I could tell it wasn't going to be good. The room was not clean and the bathroom smelled awfull. It seemed as though it had not been cleaned well in a long time. The food available in the am was not
even worth the time it took to walk to the room. White bread only sugary cereal only. Water for tea was not even hot. Any other food were totally sugar and that was about it. Not a good experience!
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Short drive from hotel
It was a short drive to the old town area of Wilmington and UNCW. So location is on their side.