$39 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

2 stars
8216 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77554
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
50 reviews
4th of July

Nice and quiet! Close to I-45 and away from all of the crowds... See full review

  • B Nick
  • Jul 7, 2014
cruise destination

good location and great place to park while on cruise See full review

  • Mustang girly
  • Sep 27, 2013
Take the family on an exciting trip to our hotel off Interstate 45 near beaches, cruise terminal and Pleasure Pier with rides and shopping. Splash through the water at Schlitterban indoor water park, visit the Bishops Place castle or Moody Gardens for an IMAX theatre, penguins and golf course. Wake up to free Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and enjoy the free car and large-vehicle parking to make visiting popular attractions simple. Plan your exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with free Wi-Fi and refrigerator. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are available.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Port of Galveston: 4.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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

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Guest Reviews (50)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.2

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cleburne tx
Mar 16, 2010

Ok

It was noisy you can hear the train passing by all time of day and night

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salina, KS
Feb 15, 2010

Comfortable hotel

Really appreciate the free parking for cruise ship vacationers

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
oldman1959
Business
san antonio texas
Feb 15, 2010

overnight cruise stay

just four miles to the cruise terminal, right off the highway. great price and clean

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ddneal
Business
Okc, Oklahoma
Jan 17, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

Great location if you are taking a cruise, very friendly staff, clean room, took great car of our car while we were on the cruise, easy out of town access.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Gary & Sharon Smith
Business
MT. Angel, Oregon
Nov 9, 2009

Really awful!

WE were there for one night prior to cruising. It is by far the filthiest hotel we have ever stayed in. There was even blood stain on the bedspread. I am very disappointed and am shocked, especially as the rooms were well over $100.00 a night. [...] Gary and Sharon Smith

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Giudo's Fish House on the SeaWall in Galveston. Food was excellent.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
texas
Nov 5, 2009

good location for the price.

the hotel was at a great location for the next day to catch our cruise.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

just a few miles from cruise dock.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
funcruiser
Business
Tulsa, OK
Oct 6, 2009

Convenient location

This hotel is very accessible from the highway and is close to the cruise terminal. They let you park while on your cruise and arrange for transfers. The hotel is clean and quiet.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown Galveston dining and shopping is just down the road a short car drive away.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
OKC, OK
Sep 3, 2009

Good place close to ports with free park

It is close to the port with free parking. They have a shuttle service if you are going on a cruise for $10 per person. THey drop you off and pick you up. The rooms were clean. Hot showers.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Worth, TX
Aug 17, 2009

It was good enough

We go to galveston every year and usually stay on the sea shore. Most of the hotels were booked this time, so we decided to try this HJ; which was more inland from the beach. Most of the hotels in galveston are weathered so I don't expect everything to be perfect and spotless. Keeping this in mind, I only had some minor complaints: stained tub (looked dirty), drawers in dresser had no bottom, loud AC, and there is a train that passes by. The bottom line is that this hotel served its purpose for our trip despite some of the shortcomings and I would stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas texas
Jul 6, 2009

Decent stay

manager was helpful and kind housekeeping were good

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

beach is an all day event for kids

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