Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Centrally located. Suite very good. Staff brought a portable heater when we noted the room to be a bit cool at night. Always tried to respond to requests but only limited English as fewer non-domestic visitors in this area. Overall, could improve but already probably the best presently available or at least as good in Datong.
I stayed in the Howard Johnson hotels in the US and this particular one is one of a kind. Their standards is way higher, excelent hotel with good size room, very nice and courteous service. they gave a gym, ok breakfast, good location. They also have a ATM machine in the lobby. The only thing I miss is a nice bar to hang out later in the night.
The hotel looks pretty nice but if you can't understand anybody that works in the hotel it makes it very hard. When we tried to order room service, we asked if anyone spoke English They said no and hung up. I then took the food service meno to the front desk and I pointed to what I wanted so they ordered it for us. I do understand that we where in china but every other hotel we stayed in china had multiple people that speak English.
Thus us a lot nicer than I remember HoJos of the past in the US. It is not the Ritz but for Datong it seems like one. The room was very clean, well lit, and comfortable. The bell people were highly agreeable and the breakfast was good. We had good WiFi in our room but this is always a crap shoot in a big hotel. If I ever have to go to Datong again I will stay at HoJos!
We were with a group of 64 tour members in two tour buses. We timed the arrivals to be 15 minutes apart but the hotel bellmen (8 to 10 of them) had the bags of the first bus in the tour members rooms just in time for the second bus to arrive. Not a single bag misplaced! The efficient service is mind-boggling! We had lunch and buffet dinner at the hotel. Both were marvelous and the staff's attentiveness is just out of this world. We would definitely come back again to this property.
Howard Johnson is a beautiful hotel. The room was attractive and spacious with all amenities. The bathroom was really nice. Great shower. I found the wifi worked well in my room. In fact this was the only hotel I stayed in in Shanxi province where I could get wifi reception on my tablet. The only meal I had in the hotel was breakfast which was extensive. The location of the hotel in town was convenient. I would stay here again if visiting Datong.
It is Howard Johnson and it offers what is expected from Howard Johnson. We had no wifi in room but someone came to install a plug which gives very good wifi in room. So, I guess it is upon request or depends on the package purchased. The rooms are adequate and we ate breakfast and dinner in their buffet restaurant. They do have egg section where you can get an omelette ( with regular choice of onions, tomatoes, mushrooms etc) or fried eggs. Everything is as expected with no surprises for Howard Johnson. The shower sprays all over like and water runs out of shower like in most Chinese hotels. Service is acceptable overall with a few staff quite eager to please.
Hotel is clean and rooms are relatively spacious. Wifi at lobby lounge is much stronger than the one in room. There's supposedly a good restaurant around the corner of the hotel which we did not visit. Breakfast buffet was reasonably good. Strangely the lobby lounge did not serve local beer! Staff service was generally good.
clean big room all amenities needed . good free wifi only at the lobby, paid if in room, a kettle with free tea and coffee slight cigarette smoke like in all Chinese hotels I have been in. A-C on fan only. cannot be regulated by tourist. breakfast mostly Chinese style, very few for western.
I was disappointed in the hotel. The location is ideal but there isn't wifi in tr rooms and the staff doesn't speak but one-two words of English which made it very frustrating. My shower leaked all over and my room temperature was a bit chilly( they did supply extra blankets). Bar on main level too chilly to drink. Restaurant was decent.
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75.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 96 reviews