Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

2 stars
View map of 1210 N 43rd St, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
17 reviews
Overall Good Stay

I would definitely stay at Howard Johnson again. The hotel was under renovation when we went, which... See full review

  • Kaye07
  • Jul 8, 2013
Very Nice Hotel, Close to Airport

A much nicer hotel then expected and they have a great pool area. A little short on staff and not... See full review

  • GoFlyers
  • Jul 3, 2013
Close I 29 and Highway 2 really close to UND short distance to shopping, 149 rooms, Our Indoor Waterpark and Slide is open Monday to Friday 2pm to 930 pm and Sat to Sun 9am to 930 pm. Lounge onsite opening at 4pm daily. Pool area open daily from 830am to 930pm daily. 930pm to 1030pm Adult Swimming Hour. HoJo lobby market open 24 hours with sandwiches and snacks Please Note -We are currently updating our lobby and hallways with new flooring until June 23, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 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
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Ralph Engelstad Arena: 0.9 mi

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
2.6
Hotel staff:
2.6
Comfort:
2.6
Location:
3.3
Value:
2.5

47% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
TND21
Business
Mpls
May 8, 2014

HOJO Grand Forks

The location and price were good, but the hotel needs some updating.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Upset mother of two
Business
Rogers, MN
Apr 28, 2014

Do not stay here, it's disgusting!

The pictures on the website don't match up as the room we stayed in. The room next to us had renovations possibly due to a fire which staff did not disclose and my family had a hard time breathing. The room was disgusting and the floor was very dirty! I know my car is cleaner the room. I would highly recommend spending the extra money for a nicer hotel, lesson learned on our part. Camping in a tent is cleaner than this place. Under staffed!

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
RR2208
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 2, 2013

Would NOT return

Rooms are TINY, and VERY outdated. No bathtub in bathroom, no real vanity, just a sink. The entire place is OLD and not well kept. The picture of the pool online is what sold us, well the zero depth area was not heated and WAY too cold to even use. The other "bigger" pool was heated and usable and that water slide was decent. That was the only this this hotel has going for it. Stay somewhere else!!

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kaye07
Business
Rochester, MN
Jul 8, 2013

Overall Good Stay

I would definitely stay at Howard Johnson again. The hotel was under renovation when we went, which is a good thing, as the hotel could definitely use some more upgrades. The pool area was very nice!! Our room was poolside and it was not too loud at night with kids swimming. Overall, enjoyed our stay here!!

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GoFlyers
Business
Detroit, MI
Jul 3, 2013

Very Nice Hotel, Close to Airport

A much nicer hotel then expected and they have a great pool area. A little short on staff and not very easy to locate... but the hotel is very nice.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Auntie of the bride
Business
Cedar Rapids,IA
May 27, 2013

Family get together for wedding

The rooms had mold all around the bath/shower and the toilet kept running all time. The air conditioning did not work, seemed that was a common condition in other rooms and there was no window to open. The carpet was sticky in a few areas. The whole hotel needs to be updated.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
M. Legacy
Business
ND
Apr 2, 2013

Too Hot!

The first night we were there I turned the heat up because the room was chilly. In the middle of the night I woke up hot so I turned the thermostat down to cool. When I woke up that morning it was very hot in our room. Found out that their system does not cool until summer time. Our room had sealed windows and we were unable to open the windows! The room smelled musty and the floors were not clean. Also when we arrived it appeared as though the bed had been laid on because the comforter was wrinkled and a little messed up. Also no elevators. Meeting rooms had dirty walls and chairs were not it very good shape. Would look for a different hotel next time.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Columbia Mall was enjoyed by my wife.

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ND Hockey Fan
Business
Bismarck,ND
Nov 5, 2012

Not a happy camper!

The hotel had my reservation from Or bitz but had no info that I paid Or bitz! I had to pay again even after showing my Or bitz receipt, there were no managers around to take care of the problem and the girl at the desk was new and didn't know what to do. The head of housekeeping finally got a hold of a manager on the phone,after an hour and a half, and he helped the girl at the front desk credit my charge card, but then to find out when I got home and was going through my receipts she credited another customer instead of me! I'm extremely upset and will never stay there agin!

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
UND looker
Business
Twin cities
Oct 21, 2012

You get what you pay for.

Inexpensive, safe, fine. You get what you pay for.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Grand Forks ND

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
highway 2 cruiser
Business
Montana
Oct 9, 2012

a little humid but comfy

Room bordered the pool so it was a bit humid in the room. Also, chlorine smell was quite strong. A live band was playing that night for a wedding reception and was fairly loud but it didn't last past midnight. Beds were very comfortable and restful. If you stay request a room not bordering the pool and away from the lounge. Overall the stay was adequate.

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

Business

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