$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 6, 2014

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

2 stars
4602 Katy Freeway/I-10, Houston, TX 77007
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
23 reviews
what a surprise

For a budgete hotel 3 miles form downtown, this couldnt get any better. Very clean room, friendly... See full review

  • paragon travels
  • Feb 9, 2013
great customer service

The desk clerk was very helpful with directions and restaurant ideas. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 17, 2008
Take the family to this Howard Johnson Inn Houston Downtown just off Interstate 10 near George R. Brown Convention Center, Downtown Aquarium, parks and sporting events. Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center and NASA operations are less than a half hour away. Nearby restaurants offer a delivery service to this lodging. Wake up to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast with hot items, stay up to date with the complimentary newspaper, and plan your exciting day with complimentary wireless Internet access. A business center with computer access is available to stay productive on the road. Comfortable guest rooms include refrigerator, microwave, work desk and coffee/tea maker. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.

Hotel Map

29.7779 -95.4074
Area description
Business district

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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
Business center
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
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

  • Beer Can House: 1.2 mi
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 2.5 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 2.5 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 2.7 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 2.7 mi
  • Jones Hall: 2.8 mi
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: 2.8 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 2.8 mi
  • Market Square Park: 2.9 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 3 mi
  • Toyota Center: 3.3 mi
  • The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 3.7 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 3.7 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 3.7 mi
  • Beer Can House: 1.2 mi
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Sam Houston Park: 2.5 mi
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts: 2.5 mi
  • Houston Grand Opera: 2.7 mi
  • Alley Theatre: 2.7 mi
  • Jones Hall: 2.8 mi
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: 2.8 mi
  • The Menil Collection: 2.8 mi
  • Market Square Park: 2.9 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 3 mi
  • Toyota Center: 3.3 mi
  • The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 3.7 mi
  • Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden: 3.7 mi
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: 3.7 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 3.8 mi
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 3.9 mi
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: 4 mi
  • Children's Museum of Houston: 4 mi
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre: 4.2 mi
  • Rice University Trail: 4.3 mi
  • Rice Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Water Wall: 4.3 mi
  • Houston Zoo: 4.5 mi
  • Hermann Park: 4.5 mi
  • Hofheinz Pavilion: 5.2 mi
  • Houston Symphony: 5.2 mi
  • Robertson Stadium: 5.2 mi
  • Corbin J. Robertson Stadium: 5.2 mi
  • Minute Maid Park: 6.3 mi
  • Reliant Stadium: 6.4 mi
  • Cockrell Butterfly Garden: 10.4 mi
  • Houston Chinatown: 10.7 mi
  • Discovery Garden: 14.8 mi
  • Wortham Center: 15.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
01:00 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 (23)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.4

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Porscheguy
Business
Laredo, TX, USA
Mar 2, 2014

Least Expensive for a Reason

Older small motel. Rooms were clean but that's about it. The owners seem to be trying to spruce it up but there's not much to be done given the old design. Noisy with I 10 but very convenient to downtown. Will not return.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Quilty One
Business
Chicago
Oct 29, 2013

Not Happy!

I am so angry I could scream. This motel was dirty and disheveled, the so-called continental breakfast area could only accommodate 4 people at a time, and the posted rate was 30% less than what we paid. This was not surprising, since most of the other patrons seemed to be there by the hour. If you don't mind coming home to pimps in the parking lot waiting for their "employees" to finish their jobs, then it might not be so bad. The owners were very nice, and I really felt kind of sorry for them, but I would not recommend this motel to my worst enemy. Sorry.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Spaghetti Warehouse - good food, large portions, reasonable prices and nice atmosphere.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Vargas's
Austin Tx.
Mar 12, 2013

Good

Staff was very friendly, was a kind of small area for breakfast but service and quick attention make the difference

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
paragon travels
Business
dallas
Feb 9, 2013

what a surprise

For a budgete hotel 3 miles form downtown, this couldnt get any better. Very clean room, friendly management

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rick Hand
Cookeville, Tennessee
Jun 25, 2012

Good Experience

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The room was nice and the staff friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
therivd
Dallas, TX, USA
Mar 17, 2012

Family vacation

Great location to the downtown children's museum and aquarium. Had a good variety of breakfast items just not much space in the lobby to eat. Not bad if you are just looking for a place to crash at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jediknightcub
Dallas, TX, USA
Feb 29, 2012

Great value

Pros: Great value. Clean. Convenient. Friendly and helpful front desk and housekeeping staff. Decent wifi. Cons: Parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
svntwosix
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 19, 2012

Very clean place to sleep

Very clean hotel and is quite comfortable. The only gripe is the construction that did wake me at 6am.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kylead84
Houston, TX, USA
Dec 1, 2011

Very nice place for decent prices.

Pros-The rooms were more than I had expected very nice furniture and I didn't notice until the second day that they had three pillows of all different kinds. Soft and fluffy, one of a firmer pillow, and then the third was I nice big body pillow. The was very clean and not disgusting. Cons-The breakfast was horrible. They had very not so polite staff. Those are my only complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Houston Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
FresshLuLu
Boulder, CO, USA
Nov 7, 2011

It is a functional two star motel.

Did not love this place and would not recommend it to anyone unless they had no other option. Bed and pillows were really REALLY soft, the towels and washcloths were stained and scratchy, the A/C smelled moldy which explained the funky stink in the room, the noise from the road was non-stop. Overall cleanliness was okay, but furnishings and paint were obviously old. For $68 a night I expect a lot more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Vietnam Restaurant had delicious, reasonably priced meals, fabulous service, BYOB.

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