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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Cornwall

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Driving along the 401 at night, we looked online and found the Howard Johnsons number, wife called and they collected our info and wanted the credit card info. I said I was 5 mins away, I would book in person, wasn't going to fish through my pockets while driving. We arrived to find one car in the parking lot but a note on the door saying no vacancy. I pressed the button and the teenage sounding woman told me bluntly that there were no rooms, I said we called and they said there were rooms, and she basically told me to go away... glad that there was a motel across the road!

Needed a cheap hotel for stay in Cornwall as hotels in Lake Placid were busy with College hockey tournament going on. This hotel/motel is cheap, the room I was assigned had not been cleaned from the night before when I checked in. The hotel was not busy on the Friday night and there were other rooms available. The room was older but was okay for sleeping in. The bathroom was clean but not new. The staff was okay to deal with when checking in.

Johnson Cornwall reviews  Valerie Grant I cant even give this place one star .Icalled at 7pm from quebec to reserve a room .I arrived at hotel at1030 no one was at the desk place looked like a ghost town .2cars in parking lot then an elderly man with a very unfriendly face appraoched the door asking what we want (myself and my husband) i said i am here for a room for the weekend. He looked at my husband who is a tall black rasta from Jamaica and said we are full.I then said i reserved a room at 7pm.He then said oh let me see what i can do only to find out he was lieing the place was far from full with only two cars parked outside the rooms. I paid for two days and 100 dollars deposit which was very weird considering i used my husbands visa.I question why the deposit he just said rudly this is what we do policy.Considering its an old hotel/ motel i was surprised .We went to the room which was not in the best of shape but not knowning the area and it was late 11pm we decided to tuff it out.I do mean tuff it out.I was so disgusted with the room i could not sleep i just felt intchy all night plus the heater made a loud noise all night not to mention the young boys running up and down the halls.I decided to go get ice maybe i could do this with some alcohol in my system i walked down the hall no ice vending machines empty and loud noises coming from room i was like wth where am i.Came back to the room complaining to my husband telling him i am not staying here two nights i called the front desk asking about the noisy heater he advised me to turn off the heat.Not to mention it was -16 out but had no choice i turned it down until the noise stopped .Room became cold and we only had a sheet on us because i would not dare put that blanket anywhere near me.So ya night from hell the morning could not come fast enough to get the hell out of there.At 8am i called another hotel who agreed to let us check in at 10am instead of 3pm after i told my story. 945 i went to front desk to check out no one at desk again i waited 5mins then Mr hateful step in saying i am going to check. Your room .My husband was still in room when the man arrived to check the room he pointed at door not even words used to tell my husband to get out.Even though we were paid up until 11am.Mr. hateful came back to check me out being rude with another lady telling her to credit me my money and deposit.suggesting that the end tables had cigarette burns when i then said first off no one smoked i havent had a cigarette in 9yrs mind you after walking in that room i needed more than a cigarette to calm my nerves.I then said i took picture when i stepped in room and video when leaving because i kinda figured this place was sketchy.Then mr hateful argued with me along with his sidekick girl telling me the rooms are clean i laughed clean it was not fit for a pig i told him never less a human.I have never in my life and a have travelled all over the world i got better service in a third world country.This Hotel is not worth one star or one dollar and i plan on making a much bigger complaint its disgusting hotel and very very rude people with no class.This is the longest review i have every written in my life.Tonight we are in a very nice hotel with Good service😀

This is a very tired “hotel”. I was very disappointed, The cleaning staff need a refresher, it was not cleaned at a level I would expect. The breakfast was in an I heated room and offered baked goods you’d get out of a vending machine. Not even my toddlers would eat it!! The beds need replacing. We had to turn off the heater to sleep because it was so noisy. Not a place I will ever stop in again!

Motel is in desperate need of repair and attention both inside and out! Carpets are stained and wallpaper is peeling and crumbling. Strong mildew smell in room. Beds are lopsided. Heat and air conditioning does not work.

Well below average. Plaster and wallpaper falling off, dirty carpets, crappy mattresses, bathroom was old, but clean. Outside appearance poor too. Close to highway was the only plus, but most on that strip are. That sums it up!

Very old and dated..although this is non smoking smells of smoke..carpet is very dirty..walls are filthy...AC does not work properly..would not recommend..spend the extra $$ and stay somewhere else

The motel is old and unkempt. My wife and I were not pleased with the hotel. It does not live up to the standard Howard Johnson Hotels. Cheap, in many ways. It appeared to be clean, but overall was dated and worn out. Door frame in the room was rotten. The halls are gloomy, need an updating and some paint. Breakfast included Twinkies, sugar donuts, cereal and terrible orange juice.Another couple we met in the Breakfast room, indicated that in a month of traveling this was the worst motel. Motel was nearly vacant...and it is a large I do not recommend, even at the cheap price.

We came over the weekend to visit family and we chose Ho Jo because of the hotel's name expecting quality. We arrived in Canada around 8:30pm. When we got there we were disappointed. The lobby is dated, the front desk staff though friendly was wearing what looks like a pajamas and old t shirt, like she was ready to go to bed. When we got to the room it smells of something. The room is also dated like in the 80's. The queen bed has seen better days - hard and you could feel the springs underneath. Worst was when you flush the toilet, a light brown stuff leaks underneath the seat. The breakfast area was in a poorly lighted small hallway in a corner and if you turn off the light could be mistaken for a large closet. All this for $198 CAD which is equivalent to $150US. Talk about highway robbery. The only good thing was the staff are friendly. I would never go back to this hotel.

We were caught without a hotel reservation and grabbed this one out of necessity after a long day of driving. It won't happen again! The room was in desparate need of upgrading. The sheets appeared to be clean when we first looked but later we questioned our judgement on that. Room and hallways were dark and dingy. In the morning there was a sign on the lobby door saying they were closed for renovations. The breakfast room was also closed, not that we were really wanting to eat there anyway. A total rip off! We will never stay there again!

1142 Brookdale Ave Cornwall ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Located within a mile (2 km) of Archie's Family Golf Centre, Howard Johnson by Wyndham Cornwall is within 2 miles (3 km) of Seaway International Bridge. This 48-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Cornwall Community Museum and The Art Gallery Cornwall.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


All of Howard Johnson by Wyndham Cornwall's 48 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

At Howard Johnson by Wyndham Cornwall, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and an arcade/game room. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Friendly staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, and also offer advice about sightseeing.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

14.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 114 reviews