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Howard Johnson Evansville East

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am not familiar with the area so I did not know what to expect from the hotels. Some of the reviews I read gave mixed signals but I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean, functional and comfortable. The bed was better than most rooms in this price range provide. The staff was very courteous and efficient and made me feel welcome to be there. I was very pleased and when I return again, I will most likely stay there again.

Management is TERRIBLE, they tried to claim that I never paid for my room the day before, yet the hotel charge was already stated on my bank account. That turned into a 20 minute argument from management until they called someone else to confirm that I paid my room the day before.. Yet they had my receipt sitting on the counter. Room was dirty, bits of mold/mildew in the bathroom. Hotel itself smelled like a mix of sewage and dead fish the whole time I was there. Overall a very awful experience, I'm not the only guest from that weekend that had problems. A friend in another room had his key cards deactivated, and they tried to tell him that he never paid or checked in yet his stuff was already in the room and he checked in that morning. Definitely need to hire a new management crew at this location.

The big shock was not having any hot water for a shower. We contacted the desk and was told that they had been working on the hot water heater but the water would get hot shortly. Two hours later it was no better. We thought definitely it would be okay in the morning. WRONG ! We think it was very unethical check in guests and not tell them about the lack of hot water.

Nice hotel, a little hard to find. Great staff and good breakfast.

Found someone's black hairs in a washcloth while taking a shower...

We enjoyed our stay. We would stay again! Nice clean room. Bob Evans is walking distance from the hotel. Free breakfast at hotel.

Nothing special but price was reasonable. Breakfast adequate but sparse

This was one of the cheapest hotels I found in Evansville, so I was expect a so-so hotel. But I was wrong. The staff were incredibly friendly, the rooms were clean, and it was an overall great experience. If I ever need a hotel in Evansville again, I'll definitely stay at Howard Johnson.

Old hotel w nice upgrades. Clean, great breakfast. Will use it again.

The motelwas located close to where I had to be the following morning, The bed was comfortable with good pillows. It took a little while to establish internet , but when I did, it worked fine. The staff at check in was friendly. Breakfast was OK, pancakes , cereal, etc. Also bisquits and gravy. TV was fine as well. It was a nice plus to have a window that opened. It was a good value.

I was very surprised that this was only a 2-star hotel. It was very comfortable, clean, and the staff was very friendly. The temperature controls were at a perfect setting when we moved into our room. We had a fridge and a microwave which we didn't use, but we DID use the iron and ironing board and the blow dryer. It was just a very nice stay.

Overall it was great a few things could have made it better,one was plumbing was bad toilet had to have plunger in the bathroom cause it wouldn't flush.the free breakfast area was to small. The location of hotel was perfect. Thanks.

Stayed a week with a friend. Breakfasts started way too early at 4:30 am. Comfy beds...clean room and bathroom. Friendly staff. I would highly recomend staying here. Only complaint was the breakfast time.

I felt like I was taking a real gamble staying at a Howard Johnson....haven't stayed in one in decades. Most of them are old and kind of seedy. This one far surpassed my expectations. It was clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and in a fantastic location. The room was equipped with a microwave, fridge and even a freezer. The only disappointment was the pool was closed - it looked like it was being renovated. It was a beautiful day and I had planned to sit by the pool and read a book out in the sun. Other than that, everything was fantastic.

The hotel was everything is was advertise. Clean hotel inside and out. Internet work well. Breakfast ran from 4:30 until 9:30, waffles , biscuits and gravy and muffins. Nothing outstanding on breakfast bar but satisfying. Will stay again.

This stay was horrible! The bathroom was gross-tub was filthy and the toilet wouldn't flush. The air conditioning never cooled the room. We just stayed at the same location two months ago, and it was NOT like this. We won't be going back!

Nothing special, everything that you would expect. Clean rooms, etc. Right price for the place.

The bed and the room temp. was very good. I will stay here anytime I'm in town.

They really should have ice machine on the 2nd floor and breakfast was good but bar not replenished very well. Staff was always friendly and helpful.

Reserved a room with 2 queen beds 3 weeks in advance. On arrival, the room had one king bed. Slept on floor that night, then changed hotels. Management said that when a room is not reserved directly through the hotel, the type of room is not guarenteed. They were very unhelpful and said sorry, they were full. Stayed up until 1:30 AM getting another room for the next night.

1101 N Green River Rd Evansville IN

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Located within a 5-minute walk of Eastland Mall, Howard Johnson Evansville East is within a few miles (5 km) of Swonder Ice Arena. This 123-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Evansville, the hotel is also close to University of Evansville.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 5 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Evansville East's 123 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Evansville East enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Evansville East

Everyone (9) Business (7) Couples (12) Family (10) Friends (2) Other (3)
5

nice hotel with a polite helpful staff

Everyone

I am not familiar with the area so I did not know what to expect from the hotels. Some of the reviews I read gave mixed signals but I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean, functional and comfortable. The bed was better than most rooms in this price range provide. The staff was very courteous and efficient and made me feel welcome to be there. I was very pleased and when I return again, I will most likely stay there again.

By , from Arkansas on Jun 23, 2017

2

go somewhere else!

Everyone

Management is TERRIBLE, they tried to claim that I never paid for my room the day before, yet the hotel charge was already stated on my bank account. That turned into a 20 minute argument from management until they called someone else to confirm that I paid my room the day before.. Yet they had my receipt sitting on the counter. Room was dirty, bits of mold/mildew in the bathroom. Hotel itself smelled like a mix of sewage and dead fish the whole time I was there. Overall a very awful experience, I'm not the only guest from that weekend that had problems. A friend in another room had his key cards deactivated, and they tried to tell him that he never paid or checked in yet his stuff was already in the room and he checked in that morning. Definitely need to hire a new management crew at this location.

By , from R. on Apr 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2017

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for taking time to write review and we are looking this issue. Our staff works very hard to make guest stay comfortable and to be remember, we also earn very high rating of 4.1 out of 5 from all our valuable guests.

2

unpleasant surprise !

Everyone

The big shock was not having any hot water for a shower. We contacted the desk and was told that they had been working on the hot water heater but the water would get hot shortly. Two hours later it was no better. We thought definitely it would be okay in the morning. WRONG ! We think it was very unethical check in guests and not tell them about the lack of hot water.

By , from Sunman, Indiana on Nov 13, 2016

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Nice hotel, a little hard to find. Great staff and good breakfast.

By on Oct 3, 2016

4

great for shopping/location

Everyone

Found someone's black hairs in a washcloth while taking a shower...

By , from indianapolis,IN on Aug 1, 2016

5

great stay!

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay. We would stay again! Nice clean room. Bob Evans is walking distance from the hotel. Free breakfast at hotel.

By on Jul 24, 2016

3

price was great

Everyone

Nothing special but price was reasonable. Breakfast adequate but sparse

By on Jul 24, 2016

5

great hotel!

Everyone

This was one of the cheapest hotels I found in Evansville, so I was expect a so-so hotel. But I was wrong. The staff were incredibly friendly, the rooms were clean, and it was an overall great experience. If I ever need a hotel in Evansville again, I'll definitely stay at Howard Johnson.

By on Apr 19, 2016

Review comment responded on May 9, 2016

Perfect score on your review is lot to us. I will definitely share this with my staff. Thank you so much for your time to write review about Howard Johnson, Evansville,IN

4

great value.

Everyone

Old hotel w nice upgrades. Clean, great breakfast. Will use it again.

By on Mar 22, 2016

4

good experience

BusinessTravelers

The motelwas located close to where I had to be the following morning, The bed was comfortable with good pillows. It took a little while to establish internet , but when I did, it worked fine. The staff at check in was friendly. Breakfast was OK, pancakes , cereal, etc. Also bisquits and gravy. TV was fine as well. It was a nice plus to have a window that opened. It was a good value.

By on Nov 6, 2015