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Howard Johnson Inn Florence

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Breakfast sucked but otherwise great hotel, beds were comfortable

The Ho Jo is an older building but well maintained. The room was nice and the beds were comfortable. I would recommend this motel for travelers on a budget. We did not have the free breakfast but there are plenty of restraints in the area. I will stay there again.

You get what you pay for, seriously. If it wasn't 10pm and I didn't already have a tired family, I would have gone to another hotel, really. There was visible stains in the carpet, the bath tub mat hadn't been moved in so long that there was a ring in the tub from it's placement. The cold water handle was cracked and missing a piece. I wouldn't allow the kids to take a bath. The decor was aged and did not look like the picture.The appearance of the room made us skip out on the complimentary breakfast. If the room I could see was less than presentable, we could not have imagine what the kitchen looked like. Also, the hotel staff wasn't in uniform or even a polo/ khaki's. The only thing that told me they were staff was the side of the counter they were on. No more Howard Johnson's for me. I'm done.

Toilet was non-functioning and so was the phone. Quickly addressed by awesome staff but still...should've been ckd before renting it out

The A/C in my room barely worked, no elevator, door to my room was difficult to open. Good price through online service.

Management was curteous from beginning to end. Cindy, I believe. Went beyond the call of desk duties to retrieve an iron for me. Room was comfortable and the bed just how I like it. A/C perfect. Room verrrry roomie. Hot and cold water,no problems. Comfortable stay. Eateries all around or not very far. Pool very clean. Enough parking for everyone. So come on down and givr them a howdy!

The staff was very nice and attentive! The hotel itself shows its age but was very clean. We chose to forgo the continental breakfast so no help there. My only real complaint is the bottom sheet of the king bed was not big enough to tuck in so it didn't stay put.

I DID NOT ENJOY THIS STAY, THE ROOM GIVEN TO ME WAS INFESTED WITH FRUIT FLIES, STARTING DAY 1 . I INFORMED THE STAFF AND MANAGER WITH NO SATISFACTION. I WAS ACCUSED OF HAVING FOOD IN THE ROOM WHICH THEY SAY CAUSED THE PROBLEM. THERE WERE STAINS FROM A LEAK ALL OVER THE CEILING. RUST IN THE TUB, FIXTURES COMING OFF THE WALL. I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYONE TO BOOK THIS HOTEL.

It was a nice hotel. If I had one complaint it would be the shower tub. The surface of the floor was old and cracked. I had to lay down a towel in the tub to take a shower. Other than that I thought the hotel room was exactly as advertised.

The picture does not show that this is a motel not a hotel in which I prefer hotels and did not find that out until I got there.

Hotel staff were surprised at the rate from the consolidator and said they'd recently raised rates. (Good thing they weren't "passed on", or I'd have stayed elsewhere.) It's a well-used, but well-maintained facility, with upgrades in progress. Made the 'continental breakfast' a bit shaky, but otherwise good value for the price paid.

The staff needs to be knowledgeable. we called about our dog staying in a room. A lady said you can let the clerk know on arrival. When we got there the clerk told us that when a pet stays that had to be told when you reserve the room. So he had to adjust our rooms away instead of together like we had asked (we had actually booked two rooms on the same floor). We stayed in different sections of the hotel.

Rug in room was filthy and there was dust accumulated in the corners. As soon as I got in the bed, the sheets came off. The ceiling plaster was coming down in a spot near the bathroom. There was no slip proof material in the tub. This was the most disgusting room I have stayed in.

When checking into the hotel the free breakfast wasn't offered but for one day of stay. We was put into the back of the hotel, told it wasn't any king size beds left. It was hardly any one else there staying, the ones that was there stayed there as permanant resident of the hotel. The door would not open, and maintance had to be called. After talking w/ another person at the hotel they stated the same thing happened to their door. Once I entered into the room, there was numerous things broken. The bath faucet was dripping, and was poorly fixed and didn't look clean etc. Not to include the run down furniture, torn up blankets, stained chairs, or no socket covers and holes in the whole. But the worse thing was a mouse was in the room. This was the worse hotel I have seen, granted it's not high dollar but at least it could be kept up w/ and you could at least be rodent free and have doors that operate correctly and sucure.

Was just there for one night. The conditions of the bathroom was not all that...the towels were soiled prior to our use. I was not too fond of the hotel itself as it smelled moldly and just looked deplorable. The free breakdfast was served in a restaurant next door and the conditions of that restaurant was not great! Did not like breakfast, as it was pretty limited and did not like the conditions of the restaurant to begin with. Only the location was ideal...all else was not up to par.

This hotel was the worst I have ever stayed in.The room was very dirty,the sheets were dirty,the carpet was so disgusting, the lamp was falling off the wall,the metal clothes rack, that belongs in the closet was in the bathroom, on the floor.The lock on the entry door was falling off,It was a joining room, but we had no lock on our side, we had to put something in front of our door,to prevent the people in the next room from entering our room..I felt very unsafe!I would never stay at this hotel again,we paid 50 plus tax, the room we got,wasn't worth 10..We would have gone to another hotel, but we booked this hotel two weeks in advance,and had already been charged for the room.We were there for the race,and could not afford to go somewhere else.

Perfect spot for our dog and the staff was very friendly . They were very helpful, but the pillows were terrible. The Hotel operator needs to step up to the plate and get real Hotel Quality Pillows.

Staff was friendly and room service was accurate.

the staff was very helpful when we had questions. it was located near the racetrack only ten minutes. i would stay there again.

We booked a smoking room with 2 double beds. We were not notified that the hotel had gone non-smoking. We were asked to change to one king size bed. We could not park near the hotel room. There was construction going on. There were no hangars, floor had trash on it,one light did not work,drapes were coming off the rod, ice machine not working, TV remote did not work, no clock, no shower cap, frayed bath towels and paper thin hand towels. A very unsatisfactory experience.

2038 W Lucas Street Florence SC

Hotel highlights

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

Howard Johnson Inn Florence places you within a 10-minute drive of Florence Civic Center and Magnolia Mall. This 106-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Near the airport, the motel is also within a 15-minute drive of Mcleod Regional Medical Center and Florence Museum.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All 106 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hydromassage showers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Inn Florence, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Florence

Everyone (1) Couples (8) Business (3) Family (3) Other (4) Friends (1)
3

great staff

Everyone

Breakfast sucked but otherwise great hotel, beds were comfortable

By on Apr 5, 2016

3

nice and comfortable stay

Couples

The Ho Jo is an older building but well maintained. The room was nice and the beds were comfortable. I would recommend this motel for travelers on a budget. We did not have the free breakfast but there are plenty of restraints in the area. I will stay there again.

By on Nov 26, 2014

1

disappointed

Families

You get what you pay for, seriously. If it wasn't 10pm and I didn't already have a tired family, I would have gone to another hotel, really. There was visible stains in the carpet, the bath tub mat hadn't been moved in so long that there was a ring in the tub from it's placement. The cold water handle was cracked and missing a piece. I wouldn't allow the kids to take a bath. The decor was aged and did not look like the picture.The appearance of the room made us skip out on the complimentary breakfast. If the room I could see was less than presentable, we could not have imagine what the kitchen looked like. Also, the hotel staff wasn't in uniform or even a polo/ khaki's. The only thing that told me they were staff was the side of the counter they were on. No more Howard Johnson's for me. I'm done.

By on Jul 16, 2014

1

needs improvements

BusinessTravelers

Toilet was non-functioning and so was the phone. Quickly addressed by awesome staff but still...should've been ckd before renting it out

By on Jul 9, 2014

2

ok for a stopover

BusinessTravelers

The A/C in my room barely worked, no elevator, door to my room was difficult to open. Good price through online service.

By on Jul 6, 2014

4

positive position

Singles

Management was curteous from beginning to end. Cindy, I believe. Went beyond the call of desk duties to retrieve an iron for me. Room was comfortable and the bed just how I like it. A/C perfect. Room verrrry roomie. Hot and cold water,no problems. Comfortable stay. Eateries all around or not very far. Pool very clean. Enough parking for everyone. So come on down and givr them a howdy!

By on Jun 9, 2014

3

nice stay along 95

Couples

The staff was very nice and attentive! The hotel itself shows its age but was very clean. We chose to forgo the continental breakfast so no help there. My only real complaint is the bottom sheet of the king bed was not big enough to tuck in so it didn't stay put.

By on Mar 31, 2014

1

never again

Families

I DID NOT ENJOY THIS STAY, THE ROOM GIVEN TO ME WAS INFESTED WITH FRUIT FLIES, STARTING DAY 1 . I INFORMED THE STAFF AND MANAGER WITH NO SATISFACTION. I WAS ACCUSED OF HAVING FOOD IN THE ROOM WHICH THEY SAY CAUSED THE PROBLEM. THERE WERE STAINS FROM A LEAK ALL OVER THE CEILING. RUST IN THE TUB, FIXTURES COMING OFF THE WALL. I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYONE TO BOOK THIS HOTEL.

By on Sep 5, 2013

3

nice quick getaway

Singles

It was a nice hotel. If I had one complaint it would be the shower tub. The surface of the floor was old and cracked. I had to lay down a towel in the tub to take a shower. Other than that I thought the hotel room was exactly as advertised.

By on Aug 24, 2013

2

not what i was expecting

Couples

The picture does not show that this is a motel not a hotel in which I prefer hotels and did not find that out until I got there.

By on May 7, 2013