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Howard Johnson Inn Williamsburg

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything went well except they ran out of towels next day. Laundry should do more often

2 + star hotel. Towels, sheets and bathroom looked clean. Hot breakfast w/ plenty of seats. Pool was green?, so didn't bother w/ that. Good parking

Staff was exceptional but hotel was understaffed. Waited 30 minutes for food at breakfast after informing staff no food and still no one brought food. Pool towels not available due to front desk clerk being only employee around

STAY AWAY The place smelled, very dirty, halls were full of trash at 430pm. I couldn't get in my room w/2 keys because door was messed up. Had too wait in Hall, with no AC in 9o plus weather for maintenance for 20 mins after 2 calls made. Then another 30 for him too fix. The carpets were stained. Room smelled. Had smoking, no ashtray. Called for 1 never got it 2nt stay. Asked for extra coffee, they said come down.too lobby, plenty there, I said NO, BRING IT TOO ME! They brought 3 bags no sugar or cream. NEVER AGAIN DO NOT USE! I Was on the 7th/ top floor, photo will show my view! Those are "Vultures" Nice huh! Ppl up all hours walking the hall and using the pool which I can only imagine the diseases in that???

Stains were plentiful in the hallways and on the room's furniture. There was a "wet dog" smell in our room that was very unpleasant. The air conditioner worked well but very loud. Shower's water pressure was decent. Continental breakfast was sub par as the "eggs" were not hot and the "sausage" looked like dead caterpillars. I'd suggest staying somewhere else even if the staff was friendly.

I didn't have high expectations for this hotel but I generally just needed a clean, convenient place, went in knowing it was an older hotel and would not have all the updates. 1st, the hotel staff was not friendly,on their phones during check in. juice spilled all over the front lobby. We got checked in, moved our belongings to the room and went to dinner. came back over 2 hours later, container of juice was still sitting on the lobby floor. The floors in the lobby directly in front of and inside the elevators were soaked due to people not drying off from the pool. went downstairs to get breakfast at 8 am. Everything was out. The tables were disgusting, there was maybe one bowl of cereal left in the container but no milk, bagels but no cream cheese, toast but no jelly. There was a line for the waffle maker that was full of at least 15 people that wrapped around the small space and made it hard to get to anything as no one would move since waffles seemed to be the only thing available to eat. Hot Bar was empty. Left hungry and took our family to Busch Gardens. We stayed from open to close. Got back at 9pm, halls were lined with trash and dirty linens. Room was not cleaned, beds unmade. Repeat this process for 4 days and catch an attitude from the staff when we would request clean towels since our room was not cleaned. They would make us come back down to the lobby for towels and would try to give us just 2 at a time for a family of 4. Need more space to write how bad it is!!!

very clean I will stay there again close to a lot of things I recommend this hotel you will be very pleased with it

We really enjoyed our stay at the Howard Johnson! The staff was great, and really seemed happy for us to be there. The room was clean and roomy, and we really enjoyed having a moicrowave and refrigerator also. The pool was nice and clean and warm. My only request would be that the pool hours be open longer...it did not open until 10:30 and closed at 8:30. So if you attend any of the area attractions you don't have time to enjoy the pool. The hours are much to limited! Overall we really enjoyed the place and will definitely go back.

Found hair behind the bathroom door, tables had sticky spots, hot tub was leaking, we complaint with the receptionist and with the cleaning employee, someone came and looked at the leaking hot tub but could not fix it until we checked out, the cleaning lady said she was going to take care of the problems (pick up hair and clean tables) but she didn't, we ended up picking up the hair and cleaned one of the tables, the other table still sticky (where the tv is)when we checked out, the receptionist told us that we were to be moved to another room (we stayed two nights) but they did not moved us. :(

Hotel was what I expected. Front desk person very friendly and helpful.

This place was so bad I went home and washed everything. I have never in my life felt so dirty. There was trash littered through the hallways, pieces of trash on the floor in the room, obviously had not been vacuumed, also white powder all over the floor. Large bread crumb in bed, along with hair. Woman in hallway screaming and cussing at her kids at 11:45pm. Phone covered in filth, phone didn't work, NO remote for the TV. Only ONE channel on the TV. Nightstand sticky and hairy. windows permanatly foggy. The only available parking is around the back of the hotel, with doors very far away, no lighting, NOT safe! Something splattered all over wall, bathroom floors FILTHY. Towels had hair on them. The little shampoo bottles they leave in the bathroom, had dirt in the rim like it had been used and refilled. I highly suggest you DO NOT STAY HERE.

Everything was great except for the tv it didn't work but they fixed quickly after we reported. We enjoyed our stay it was great . Thank-you

Very out dated for the amount of money you have to spend. The wood around the jet tub in the from is falling apart. Looks very 70's ish, but very nice hotel staff.

The AC was not on in the room so when we artived, the room was extremely hot. It took most of the night for it to cool down. The carpet was wet. The room had a foul smell. The hot tub features of the bath tub were removed. Breakfast was mediocre and many items were out- the lady working the room was not very quick to refill items. I would not recommend this hotel, even for the price.

Conveniently this hotel is surrounded by outlet malls, restaurants, laser tag, bounce house and is a short trip to Busch Gardens. The inside is no frills but still comfortable. There is a pool indoors that is cleaned daily. Complimentary breakfast had a big variety. The gym was kind of rinky dink but it served it's purpose. Overall we were quite satisfied.

It was nice. Staff was polite. Would go back . The only thing that bothered me was the toilet seat.

There is a small problem in the floor where I stay. Smoking from the room to the hall. I strongly suggest the smokers go outside for once (or QUIT).

Not bad, the room seemed clean and was fairly big. The rest of the motel seemed kind of run down. Could be a nice place again with some renovations. Close to Busch Gardens.

Old hotel, not much to it, breakfast, kinda disorganized.

My family and I were looking for an affordable place to spend the night, then head to Virginia Beach in the morning. Check in was easy and the afternoon staff were happy to answer any questions. Then...came the roaches. These nasty things were EVERY WHERE and we eventually got moved to another room. Though the second room was clean, (1st room had dirty bed sheets & toilet was broken) I was feeling a little sketched out. Night staff was rude & acted as if roaches were acceptable. If you enjoy clean places this motel is not for you!

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Hot Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Williamsburg

Everyone (16) Couples (34) Business (1) Family (36) Other (4) Friends (6)
4

good hotel near pig roast event

Everyone

Everything went well except they ran out of towels next day. Laundry should do more often

By , from Ashland, Va on Oct 9, 2017

3

convenient location.

Everyone

2 + star hotel. Towels, sheets and bathroom looked clean. Hot breakfast w/ plenty of seats. Pool was green?, so didn't bother w/ that. Good parking

By , from virginia on Aug 25, 2017

4

conveniently located to where we needed/wanted .

Everyone

Staff was exceptional but hotel was understaffed. Waited 30 minutes for food at breakfast after informing staff no food and still no one brought food. Pool towels not available due to front desk clerk being only employee around

By on Jul 11, 2017

1

first, the front clerk was nasty w cracked teeth

Everyone
View from 7th / top floor room

STAY AWAY The place smelled, very dirty, halls were full of trash at 430pm. I couldn't get in my room w/2 keys because door was messed up. Had too wait in Hall, with no AC in 9o plus weather for maintenance for 20 mins after 2 calls made. Then another 30 for him too fix. The carpets were stained. Room smelled. Had smoking, no ashtray. Called for 1 never got it 2nt stay. Asked for extra coffee, they said come down.too lobby, plenty there, I said NO, BRING IT TOO ME! They brought 3 bags no sugar or cream. NEVER AGAIN DO NOT USE! I Was on the 7th/ top floor, photo will show my view! Those are "Vultures" Nice huh! Ppl up all hours walking the hall and using the pool which I can only imagine the diseases in that???

By , from NC on Jul 1, 2017

2

you get what you pay for

Everyone

Stains were plentiful in the hallways and on the room's furniture. There was a "wet dog" smell in our room that was very unpleasant. The air conditioner worked well but very loud. Shower's water pressure was decent. Continental breakfast was sub par as the "eggs" were not hot and the "sausage" looked like dead caterpillars. I'd suggest staying somewhere else even if the staff was friendly.

By , from VA on May 19, 2017

1

run! run away fast!

Everyone

I didn't have high expectations for this hotel but I generally just needed a clean, convenient place, went in knowing it was an older hotel and would not have all the updates. 1st, the hotel staff was not friendly,on their phones during check in. juice spilled all over the front lobby. We got checked in, moved our belongings to the room and went to dinner. came back over 2 hours later, container of juice was still sitting on the lobby floor. The floors in the lobby directly in front of and inside the elevators were soaked due to people not drying off from the pool. went downstairs to get breakfast at 8 am. Everything was out. The tables were disgusting, there was maybe one bowl of cereal left in the container but no milk, bagels but no cream cheese, toast but no jelly. There was a line for the waffle maker that was full of at least 15 people that wrapped around the small space and made it hard to get to anything as no one would move since waffles seemed to be the only thing available to eat. Hot Bar was empty. Left hungry and took our family to Busch Gardens. We stayed from open to close. Got back at 9pm, halls were lined with trash and dirty linens. Room was not cleaned, beds unmade. Repeat this process for 4 days and catch an attitude from the staff when we would request clean towels since our room was not cleaned. They would make us come back down to the lobby for towels and would try to give us just 2 at a time for a family of 4. Need more space to write how bad it is!!!

By on Apr 24, 2017

4

vacation

Everyone

very clean I will stay there again close to a lot of things I recommend this hotel you will be very pleased with it

By on Jan 22, 2017

4

great value for the money!

Everyone

We really enjoyed our stay at the Howard Johnson! The staff was great, and really seemed happy for us to be there. The room was clean and roomy, and we really enjoyed having a moicrowave and refrigerator also. The pool was nice and clean and warm. My only request would be that the pool hours be open longer...it did not open until 10:30 and closed at 8:30. So if you attend any of the area attractions you don't have time to enjoy the pool. The hours are much to limited! Overall we really enjoyed the place and will definitely go back.

By on Dec 4, 2016

2

various problems

Everyone

Found hair behind the bathroom door, tables had sticky spots, hot tub was leaking, we complaint with the receptionist and with the cleaning employee, someone came and looked at the leaking hot tub but could not fix it until we checked out, the cleaning lady said she was going to take care of the problems (pick up hair and clean tables) but she didn't, we ended up picking up the hair and cleaned one of the tables, the other table still sticky (where the tv is)when we checked out, the receptionist told us that we were to be moved to another room (we stayed two nights) but they did not moved us. :(

By , from Williamsburg on Nov 14, 2016

4

great stay for impromptu visit

Everyone

Hotel was what I expected. Front desk person very friendly and helpful.

By on Oct 24, 2016