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Howard Johnson Inn Athens

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was extremely dirty, sheets had blood and there was still some dirty clothes from the previous guests. I tried to get a refund at the front desk and failed. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL

very nice for the money and would stay there anytime. thanks

I just wish they had thicker covers but besides that nice room for a reasonable price.

It was a dirty hotel room, small bed, small bathroom. All facing the road. Would never go bacn.

Rude, Non-Helpfull Staff. Price Gouging for Hurricane Evacuees. Refused to give Military Rate due to "Being Fully Booked". Room totally disappointing (Alarm clock broken, Smoke Detector Broken, AC Smelled of Mold, No alarm clock, sheets dirty, bathroom door lock broken, slime on shower walls, hallway unsecure (Even though it was only supposed to be accessed with room key, both hall doors opened every time I simply pulled the handle). I could go on but what would be the point? This hotel should be shut down NOW!!

nothing special, but adequate. the hallway door didn't close properly, which is probably a security issue. bathroom could have been cleaner, but beds were comfortable and air conditioning worked fine. good enough

This was the most economical hotel and in a good location but not the best place. The keys to the doors were locked out without notice and had to get another key.

We needed a last minute room on a game weekend and were actually a little surprised that the room was better than we had expected based on the reviews. We had a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, nice flat screen, and the room was adequate in size. The bathroom was not quite as updated but the room was clean and for our late arrival and an early kickoff, it met our needs.

Had ants in my room and had to switch rooms. I also had a toilet issue where it overflowed and flooded the bathroom in the replacement room.

The staff were very nice. The rooms were very clean and cosy. The only problems that I had were their internet were down so I couldn't get WiFi and I couldn't get a key to my room, where I could get in and out like I wanted to. When I left my room.

Served its purpose but not a place I would stay at again unless I really had too.

It was a decent place and well worth the money that it was worth. TV was really bad quality and the walls seemed too thin but other than that, the service and cleaniless were a plus.

I was pleased with the hotel for the price. The first thing I noticed was the new smell. I believe there have been some recent updates. Along with the room updates they should have updated the appliances as well. Everything in the room was old- TV, microwave , refrigerator. Otherwise nice room.

Good hotel for the price. Plenty of room, clean. Free breakfast was average. Had a pool but did not check, I was using this as primarily a place to sleep and did not concern myself with amenities.

This was first time here. I got to say it was more than I expected. Nice clean room, flat screen tv, wi-if, and at a great price. I will be back.

This is a pleasant court-type hotel with three buildings of large comfortable rooms set around an open-air pool. The location is not bad: five minutes from downtown Athens by car, but all commercial strip development, not somewhere you would want to walk around. My main concern was with the wifi, which was erratic at best. I chose the hotel because of it, but I ended up having to do some important work dodging from foot to foot in the corner of a parking lot at night, just to establish a usable connection. UNTIL THIS IS IMPROVED, THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO ADVERTISE FREE WIFI ! Desk staff were a bit surly, and the breakfast was no more than adequate, but you can't expect better at this price. Indeed. other than the wifi, I would say this was a bargain.

Good value for a night's stay, or two. Not a family vacation place. Usually check in late and head out next morning, and it serves my purpose. Selection of TV channels, a better quality TV, and a better breakfast could help though, and should be included at this price in a town like Athens.

After reading the reviews on this hotel i was not expecting much. But we were pleasantly surprised. The room was completely overhauled and very nice. We had a smoke free room and there was no odor of smoke in it. The breakfast was ok, it just needs some fresh fruit. Otherwise we were very pleased.

The non-smoking room had a weird odor that lingered the entire time. The furniture was in terrible shape. The sheets looked gross and had stains on them. Afraid to sit on them, much less sleep in them. The door had problems closing and locking. The police were there in the morning (~7:00 am) dealing with a presumed trespasser. Only good thing was that there was running water. Otherwise I would have rather slept outside.

Old Hotel-needs updating but suited my needs for 1 nite..

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Double Room, 2 Double Beds

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Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Athens

Everyone (7) Business (11) Couples (11) Family (9) Friends (3) Other (4)
1

terrible hotel

Everyone

Room was extremely dirty, sheets had blood and there was still some dirty clothes from the previous guests. I tried to get a refund at the front desk and failed. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL

By on Sep 18, 2017

5

very close to hospital where we were running back

Everyone

very nice for the money and would stay there anytime. thanks

By , from dallas ga on Aug 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2017

We strive to give you a wonderful experience, and very happy to discover that you enjoyed your stay and thoroughly impressed with our services and accommodation. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your recommendation and we are all excited to serve you again.

5
Everyone

I just wish they had thicker covers but besides that nice room for a reasonable price.

By on Jan 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how we could serve you better. Your comment on our bed covers will be checked. Our management team will carefully look into this. We appreciate your feedback. Kind regards.

2

dirty and with an uncomfortable bed.

Everyone

It was a dirty hotel room, small bed, small bathroom. All facing the road. Would never go bacn.

By on Jan 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2017

I regret that you were disappointed with your stay at our hotel. Your comment on the status of clean will be called to the attention of our housekeeping . It would be great to have the opportunity to make up for the setback. Kind regards.

1

number 1 worst hotel i've ever experienced!

Everyone

Rude, Non-Helpfull Staff. Price Gouging for Hurricane Evacuees. Refused to give Military Rate due to "Being Fully Booked". Room totally disappointing (Alarm clock broken, Smoke Detector Broken, AC Smelled of Mold, No alarm clock, sheets dirty, bathroom door lock broken, slime on shower walls, hallway unsecure (Even though it was only supposed to be accessed with room key, both hall doors opened every time I simply pulled the handle). I could go on but what would be the point? This hotel should be shut down NOW!!

By , from Goose Creek, SC on Oct 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2016

We appreciate your feedback and will address these issues that you mentioned. We are sincerely sorry you experienced these problems with our hotel/staff. We have every intention of addressing this complaint with all employee's. This incident is not our norm and we expect better from our staff. Thank you again for letting us know.

3

fine for what it is

Everyone

nothing special, but adequate. the hallway door didn't close properly, which is probably a security issue. bathroom could have been cleaner, but beds were comfortable and air conditioning worked fine. good enough

By , from georgia on Sep 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2016

Kate, Thank you for your detailed review and for bringing these issues to our attention. We have addressed them immediately as we take our guest safety very seriously. We hope you will come see us again the next time your visiting the area.

3

hotel stay

Everyone

This was the most economical hotel and in a good location but not the best place. The keys to the doors were locked out without notice and had to get another key.

By on Feb 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2016

Dear guest, We appreciate your candid feedback about your visit at our hotel. Your insightful feedback will be shared with our management team, I assure you that we will work hard to further improve our offerings to serve you better.

4

better than expected and ok for a quick game stay!

Families

We needed a last minute room on a game weekend and were actually a little surprised that the room was better than we had expected based on the reviews. We had a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, nice flat screen, and the room was adequate in size. The bathroom was not quite as updated but the room was clean and for our late arrival and an early kickoff, it met our needs.

By on Oct 4, 2015

2

business trip

BusinessTravelers

Had ants in my room and had to switch rooms. I also had a toilet issue where it overflowed and flooded the bathroom in the replacement room.

By on Aug 31, 2015

3

it were a great trip.

GetawayWithFriends

The staff were very nice. The rooms were very clean and cosy. The only problems that I had were their internet were down so I couldn't get WiFi and I couldn't get a key to my room, where I could get in and out like I wanted to. When I left my room.

By on Jun 23, 2015