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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
88 reviews
Pleasant stay

Staff was very friendly. The bed was very comfortable. I enjoyed have the refrigerator and coffee... See full review

  • Phillip J.
  • Dec 31, 2014
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.

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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 (88)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 88
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.7

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
AEC
Business
Columbia, MO
Jun 29, 2011

Would NOT recommend!

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
KAK
Business
New Bern, NC
Oct 11, 2009

Never Stayed There

Did not stay there. My husband made my reservation for the wrong night. The hotel made no effot to work wih me on resolving this problem. Ended up staying somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
supdog
Business
Raleigh
Nov 12, 2012

Howard Johnson

Meet my expectations for the price, remote control didnt work and was awaken each night by a train! Overall, I sept good and would stay again for the money saved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Many dining loacations to choose from!

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
High Point NC
Aug 4, 2011

business trip

Business trip. Working in wilmington nc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I love Wilmington NC. Lots of restaurants near the hotels. Cheap rooms.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
V.T.X.
Business
San Jose, California
Jan 13, 2013

Good spot a little sketchy

The wifi was slow. HBO WAS NOT ON THE TV AS PROMISED.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Buy beer and hole up.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brooksniki
Business
Wilmington, nc
Apr 1, 2013

Good hotel for price.

Good hotel for price. Decent rooms, pretty clean. Located in convientient area of Wilmington that's pretty close to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brooksniki
Business
Wilmington, nc
Mar 30, 2013

Decent room for a low price.

Room was clean and really not bad for the price. Close to restaurants.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Private eye
Business
High Point NC
May 11, 2011

Busines

Clean, HBO, Wifi and cheap

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Beach Beach Beach

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Teaching Travler
Business
Washington, NC
May 24, 2010

Clean Inside...little rough outside

I was a little apprehensive when looking at the outside of the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the door of my room. The room was clean and the AC worked very well. The extras (TV, Coffee Maker, Iron) were all in very good condition. I would stay there again for a business trip, but if you are looking for pool, on property restaurant and the luxury items then look for more expensive options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Wilmington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wilmington, NC
Jun 18, 2010

When you just need a clean bed.

I like being able to drive up to my door. Unpacking took seconds. The big room and microwave/fridge shoud be standard in every hotel. Checking in and out was a breeze.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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