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Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Columbus GA

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wi-Fi did not work for entire complex. Pool closed the whole time I was there (7/01/17 - 07/04/17) 90 degree days. Roof leaked in breakfast area badly. Staff and owners not showing any commitment to guests or future.

Nonsmoking rooms --- smell really bad with smoke. very outdated. I couldn't stay because of my asthma.

My family traveled from Atl to Columbus for a 3day tournament. We checked into a room w/2dbl beds and a mini fridge. Upon walking into the bathroom that was VERY dated ,the tub had a ring around it. The housekeeper was nice enough to come back and reclean. Only for us to discover that the tub was clogged up. The hotel was full so we couldn't change rooms. The maintenance man came up, removed some surface hair from the drain and said, all is good. I ran water in it before he left to only discover it was not fixed. He said to be honest i don't have anything to unclog this! What?! So yes, we toughed through it, there weren't enough towels to go around, and there cleaning products were family dollar brand, smh. My spouse and daug ate the continental brkf said the set up was ok..the pool was nice, the back parking area was a little scary though.The staff is doing the best they can under the circumstances. The owner has to care and has to put money into his property. All in all i would not stay here again.If the majority of the hotels weren't sold out we would have left. Our next team trip is out of state and we're staying at the Marriott. We''re paying more but it's worth it. I hope this helps the next traveler.

It was worth the money. Just a basic hotel room. I asked for a smoking room and got a non smoking room. There were plenty of rooms for smoking Idk why I didn't get one when I reserved one.

Literary left to atlanta for a better room dirty and it smelled

Was dirty,outdated and was worst place we have ever stayed

ROOMS ARE NASTY, BATHROOM IS MOLDY AND OUTDATED. PLUGGED IN MY CELL PHONE TO AN OUTLET AND WAS SHOCKED BY THE OUTLET. DIRTY SHEETS, BLOOD ON THE WALL AND TUB DID NOT DRAIN. LIST GOES ON AND ON, BOOKED 3 NIGHTS, STAYED JUST ONE AND SLEPT ON TOP OF BED, IN MY CLOTHES. I'M NO FANCY GUY EITHER, BUT THIS PLACE IS IN NEED OF A MATCH.

the room was suppose to be a non-smoking room. The little sign said it was, but the room had a very strong smoke smell and burn marks on the bathroom counter. My luggage and all my clothes smelled like smoke. There was a bug crawling on the bathroom counter. The room was dirty. I think they cleaned with a dirty rag. There was short black hairs all over the bathroom (mine are long blond). I left the room for 5 minutes and they went in and took the sheets and pillow cases off the bed. I was not checked out. They did not change the mattress pad or bedspread. I wish I wouldn't have seen that. It was filthy. STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.

needs to be renovated nasty old carpet dirty lobby

No pool open ,old rooms, dirty , woke up with what we figuied to be bed bug bites they question when we ask for towels and managment would not get back with us to fix the problem it does not look like anything the advertisment . I will look into what can be done about false advertisement

Pool closed room was dirty and management was very poor

My room was clean enough, but I asked for non-smoking and the room reeked of having had a long history of either weed or smoking for sure. The smell didn't last on anything I had on the room as far as I know, though. Obviously it's an old place but the cleanliness seemed fine for the level of hotel it is.

When I checked in the first room was not cleaned and I checked in at 530 pm and the maid came to the room once the second night of my stay no one cleaned the room I checked out a day early I was not happy at all

the lady at front desk was very friendly and was helpful in every way. the room had 2 remotes for tv and neither one worked. didnt ask front desk about and forgot to tell her. but she commondate me with some toilet paper for the room.

they stole my credit card information and went on a shopping spree. The place was run down, carpet was stained and very gross. hair (not from head) in the shower. Charged me about $10 more than this website price.

This hotel was great for the price we paid!! Everything was clean everything was there nothing wrong at all. Even breakfast was good! Staff was very helpful and there for you.

70's era motel going through changes. Room was extremely small. Non-smoking room was reserved. Upon check-in, smelled smoke in one corner of the room. Went to front desk to politely and kindly report and they offered $15 off the room, which I accepted rather than change rooms. Continental breakfast was sparse. Spoke with the manager while checking out and he was apologetic and pleasant. We discussed how there were fewer smoking rooms, so many contractors staying there were smoking in non-smoking rooms. A plan in progress to address this issue (requesting deposit). He also stated that many changes had been made since acquiring the property, but more is still to be done. Bottom line - small rooms, great staff, get what you pay for. If you are looking for nice, go someplace else.

Good location close to Ft Bennington close to restaurants

We were looking for cheap and that is what we got. I am generally used to a little higher-end stays, but the Howard Johnson was well located and clean. There's apparent aging and it's obvious that many people have come through, but, overall, for the price, you couldn't ask for more. The front desk was courteous and helpful.

This was a very nice room for the price and we will be returning..only little complaint is that the water didn't drain from the tub while showering very fast but was not worth complaining to the staff about.The staff was super friendly ans the rooms were very clean. One could not ask for much more for a 1 night stay. If you plan on using their wifi be sure to ask about their passwords and sign in procedures..it is a bit confusing.

1011 Veterans Parkway Columbus GA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Columbus GA places you within a short walk of Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center and within a mile (2 km) of Coca-Cola Space Science Center. This 110-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Columbus Civic Center and South Commons Sports Complex.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Columbus GA's 110 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Columbus GA enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Helpful staff is there to provide tour or ticket assistance, as well as offer insight about the area. This motel also has an ATM.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Columbus GA

Everyone (2) Business (8) Couples (10) Family (32) Other (11) Friends (3)
2

disappointing

Everyone

Wi-Fi did not work for entire complex. Pool closed the whole time I was there (7/01/17 - 07/04/17) 90 degree days. Roof leaked in breakfast area badly. Staff and owners not showing any commitment to guests or future.

By on Jul 6, 2017

1
Everyone

Nonsmoking rooms --- smell really bad with smoke. very outdated. I couldn't stay because of my asthma.

By on Dec 12, 2016

1

soccer tournament

Families

My family traveled from Atl to Columbus for a 3day tournament. We checked into a room w/2dbl beds and a mini fridge. Upon walking into the bathroom that was VERY dated ,the tub had a ring around it. The housekeeper was nice enough to come back and reclean. Only for us to discover that the tub was clogged up. The hotel was full so we couldn't change rooms. The maintenance man came up, removed some surface hair from the drain and said, all is good. I ran water in it before he left to only discover it was not fixed. He said to be honest i don't have anything to unclog this! What?! So yes, we toughed through it, there weren't enough towels to go around, and there cleaning products were family dollar brand, smh. My spouse and daug ate the continental brkf said the set up was ok..the pool was nice, the back parking area was a little scary though.The staff is doing the best they can under the circumstances. The owner has to care and has to put money into his property. All in all i would not stay here again.If the majority of the hotels weren't sold out we would have left. Our next team trip is out of state and we're staying at the Marriott. We''re paying more but it's worth it. I hope this helps the next traveler.

By on Jun 8, 2015

3

it was an alright hotel

BusinessTravelers

It was worth the money. Just a basic hotel room. I asked for a smoking room and got a non smoking room. There were plenty of rooms for smoking Idk why I didn't get one when I reserved one.

By on Apr 14, 2015

1

eeeek

Families

Literary left to atlanta for a better room dirty and it smelled

By on Jan 5, 2015

1

on way to florida

Families

Was dirty,outdated and was worst place we have ever stayed

By on Nov 27, 2014

1

omg.....dont do it!

Couples

ROOMS ARE NASTY, BATHROOM IS MOLDY AND OUTDATED. PLUGGED IN MY CELL PHONE TO AN OUTLET AND WAS SHOCKED BY THE OUTLET. DIRTY SHEETS, BLOOD ON THE WALL AND TUB DID NOT DRAIN. LIST GOES ON AND ON, BOOKED 3 NIGHTS, STAYED JUST ONE AND SLEPT ON TOP OF BED, IN MY CLOTHES. I'M NO FANCY GUY EITHER, BUT THIS PLACE IS IN NEED OF A MATCH.

By on Oct 20, 2014

1

ugh

Families

the room was suppose to be a non-smoking room. The little sign said it was, but the room had a very strong smoke smell and burn marks on the bathroom counter. My luggage and all my clothes smelled like smoke. There was a bug crawling on the bathroom counter. The room was dirty. I think they cleaned with a dirty rag. There was short black hairs all over the bathroom (mine are long blond). I left the room for 5 minutes and they went in and took the sheets and pillow cases off the bed. I was not checked out. They did not change the mattress pad or bedspread. I wish I wouldn't have seen that. It was filthy. STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.

By on Aug 24, 2014

1

sucks

BusinessTravelers

needs to be renovated nasty old carpet dirty lobby

By on Aug 12, 2014

1

poor hotel

Families

No pool open ,old rooms, dirty , woke up with what we figuied to be bed bug bites they question when we ask for towels and managment would not get back with us to fix the problem it does not look like anything the advertisment . I will look into what can be done about false advertisement

By on Jun 23, 2014