Howard Johnson Austin North

3 stars
7800 N IH-35, Austin, TX 78753
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
1.7
out of 5
127 reviews
First trip to Austin Texas

The hotel was very easy to find. The staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the continental... See full review

  • Alli Oakley
  • Apr 19, 2014
Clean

The hotel is clean is is close to where I need to do business on a regular basis. See full review

  • Pet All
  • Jun 3, 2013
Relax you are in Austin. Experience the Live Music Capital of the World. The Howard Johnson hotel in Austin-North at IH 35 and Hwy 183 is located minutes north of downtown, few minutes from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and Highland Mall, and about five minutes from University of Texas. The Howard Johnson Austin-North hotel offers comfort and convenience in the heart of Texas Centrally located to many Austin hot spots, we feature complimentary high-speed internet in all rooms, a fitness center, and the large outdoor pool for sunbathing, pool parties and picnics. Our guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast every morning. A credit card and valid ID are required to check in Brand new rooms available.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
ATM/Cash machine
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 4.1 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 4.1 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 4.1 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 4.3 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 4.5 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 4.6 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 4.6 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 4.7 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 5.1 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 5.3 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 5.8 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 4.1 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 4.1 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 4.1 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 4.3 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 4.5 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 4.6 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 4.6 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 4.7 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 5.1 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 5.3 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 5.8 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 5.8 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 5.8 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 5.8 mi
  • Zach Theater: 6.3 mi
  • Town Lake: 6.5 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 6.5 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 6.5 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 6.6 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 6.7 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 6.8 mi
  • One World Theater: 8.7 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 11.1 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 14.8 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 14.9 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 15.2 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 26.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (127)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Austin North

Overall score

1.8 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 127
Amenities:
2.1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2.8
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2.9
Value:
2.5

18% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roy Rod
Business
South Texas
Feb 20, 2014

Average price, Average room

Nothing special here. Check in was smoothish. Received 2 keys. Neither worked. Employee accompanied me and he only managed to get one of the recoded keys to work. Door looked like it might have been knocked open at one point because it was loose in the frame and might have been the reason the keys were not working properly. The one key I had needed to be tried multiple times before it would unlock it. The room looked like it might have been a double at one point, but the put in a larger bed and added a sofa and coffee table along with a simple desk and chair. The sofa had a gash on one of the cushions. Everything looked neat if not super clean. Only 2 large towels were provided. There seemed to be a lack of outlets near the bed itself. Very gay as phones needed to be plugged in at the other end of the room. The tv was old but worked fine and had a normal amount of channels. There happened to be a dying roach in the bathroom, but I can blame them completely. It looked like the sucker was on its last legs and decided to come out of hiding to take its last breaths. Decent water pressure. The hotel is super long and its a nice walk back to the reception desk if you are at the end. Both ice machines were not working and had no sign saying so even though it looked like the staff was aware. They had an employee grab me some from somewhere in the back kitchen area from their ballroom which was nice of them, but took much longer than it should have for just an ice request. Overall, not a terrible hotel, but nowhere near great. The Days Inn across the highway is much cleaner and neater for maybe $10 more a night. Location is good as you can turn into it coming south on I-35 or from the East on Anderson Lane.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown Austin is only about 10minutes south on I-35.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jax from the West
Business
San Diego
May 29, 2013

Slow start, but got better

When we first arrived, we were put in room 270. Oh my, not very pleasant. We asked for a different room. The staff put us in one of the newer renovated room. If we started off with a renovated room I would have bumped up the room cleanliness, but I couldn't believe they would put us in that room to begin with. Staff was pleasant.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
donald j
Business
austin, tx
Nov 29, 2012

spontaneous

THe hotel was a little below average they were doing alot of construction . The room smeleed and the walls didn't look good & the bedding either.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Sixth Street

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Review of Howard Johnson Austin North

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Rastaboogie
Business
Florida
Nov 20, 2012

Worst Hotel Ever!

This was not a 3 star hotel far from it, i have seen motels better than this, the room was extremely dirty and mold in the bathroom, i saw a rat in the room and got sick as a result of staying there. The hotel smelled very bad i couldn't take it anymore so i left and stayed at the days inn accross the street. Construction was going on at the hotel in all the surrounding rooms and it was the worst experience ever! better to sleep in the car, beware you shouldn't stay at this hotel even if its free!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Rastaboogie
Business
Florida
Nov 16, 2012

Stay Very Far Away.

Was aware that this hotel wasn't the highest rated I've stayed at similar places, no problem. But this place was horrendous, yes they are under construction understood, but it is apparent that who ever is in charge of this so called project has no idea how to go about it. Instead sectioning off a couple of rooms at a time it appears as if they are choosing rooms haphazardly to remodel, so picture construction workers everywhere, including their equipment / appliances etc to be installed in the rooms (note lawsuit just waiting to happen). If the base of the mattress in the room was literally falling apart, water marks on the ceiling, hair in the towels and the bedsheets. We were really biting our lip trying to tough it out for the night but it was not possible. Told the guy posted at the front ( who by the way was very pleasant and accommodating not his fault) and he offered to let us see two of the other rooms to choose from, both of which smelled like cigarettes, were spotted with paint on the carpet and curtains, water marks...sigh. Oh by the way they had a side door for guest access only propped open by a (soon to be installed toilet seat unfortunately) for the construction workers to have access. Even though the hotel seems to have friendly staff would rather have a clean room. Went to the hotel across the street so much better. Oh by the way not the one by the funeral home! Good Luck. Sleep at your own risk!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CRWZY421
Business
Beaumont, Texas
Nov 13, 2012

OLD, Under Construction

I chose this hotel for location and price, but did not know it was being renovated. OLD smell in most rooms and hall. Booked a non-smoking room, but had STRONG smoke odor. Was allowed to change to recent renovated room, but it still had moldt smell. OK if you want cheap and don't mind old smell.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
corbina
Business
austin,tx
Oct 17, 2012

needs work

hotel staff was great . room and hallways need work, that being said it did look like it was under construction

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ACL Adventurer
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 16, 2012

Renovation = Cheap and Dingy

Hotel is super cheap -- best part. It's also being remodeled because it really needs it. The rooms are dingy: water spots on ceilings, spots in tub, scary looking carpet, a hole in the wall, old lamps, etc. That said, sheets were fine, bed was comfy, and staff was very friendly. For the money, it was definitely worth it, and when you think about it, a run-down room is still just a room. I'd stay there again in a second because it's so cheap. On our hallway about half the rooms were empty for remodeling -- which gave the hotel a creepy vibe, but it was fine.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler1020120354
Business
Austin, Texas
Oct 15, 2012

Easy to find location - value matches price

A good stay - but the construction needs to be completed, otherwise it's a mess outside and the rooms are booked in the back of the property :) It'll be much nicer when it's completed I'm sure!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Poke-e-Joe's Bar-Be-Que

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
staying in our rv
Business
Wv
Oct 9, 2012

No

WORST place ever stayed. Under upgrades while renting rooms.One example no ceiling tiles in broom

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

Business

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