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Howard Johnson Cornwall

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

Staff rude. They keep the ice behind the counter. Staff weren't at the front desk to greet customers. Hiding in the back office with the door closed and had to yell for someone to show up. Continental breakfast.... Ya right what a pathetic excuse for that. Was told don't drink the water. A/c stopped working and person at desk said we were making it up. Door frame leading to parking lot was smashed. Makes you feel VERY secure. What a waste of good property. Bulldozer would suffice. STAY AWAY. Drive to the next town.

Wish I had read previous reviews with same complaints. Pure filth , moth eaten blankets , bathtub disgusting - who would get in that tub?? Same shyster game with hotel manager & Expedia - back & forth with no refund. Plan to send similar complaint to H/J head office. It's their responsibility to monitor locations for adherence to standards of cleanliness -at a bare minimum. Howard Johnson should be ashamed to have their name associated with such a decrepit representative of their brand.

Cornwall Ontario is a nice town along the St. Lawrence River. All the hotels were booked but the Ho Jo had a few rooms. Although the building is dated it is relatively clean and doesn't smell. Room had cold AC, comfortable bed, nice bathroom and shower with plenty of hot water. WiFi worked great and the area has restaurants within walking distance. Plenty of Tim Hortons too! Breakfast is provided but not a wide selection. Price is very reasonable and my room was very quiet. A good low cost alternative

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 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 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 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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 111 reviews