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Howard Johnson Helena

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Complete dump. Helena was booked, reason why Ho Jo was available. Staff was friendly, suite accommodated family of 5, good value. Otherwise a miserable experience. Room smelled terrible, dirty, windows broken & non operable, bathroom sink plugged, holes in wall, WiFi was slow if at all, breakfast terrible. Place should be torn down, it’s a dump.

We will never spend our money at this hotel. Old stained yellow sheets, gross couch, room services didn't make our bed or take our old pizza boxes out, hallways stunk, breakfast was poor. The pool was probably the best part

The staff here were great to deal with. All four of them that I dealt with at different times during my stay were helpful and friendly. The bar is low key and relaxing, but the best part was my quiet room on the third floor.

This place has unhealthy living conditions and is not kept very well. The carpet in the hallway stinks. My room door did not lock properly. It was terrible stay for few hours. I was surprised with the poor condition of the property. I paid a lot of money for the room. I would not recommend to anyone.

we stay there for an event that was at another location close by. first we picked the hotel for it's parking since we brought a car hauler with us and needed parking. the parking was great. The staff was very welcoming and super helpful the room was clean but a little dated.

As a fire fighter getting rooms is always an issue. The staff at the HOJO was exceptional and VERY accommodating. My first room was dingy and away from my vehicle. They quickly moved me to a brighter, nicer room with a view of my truck. They kept changing my reservation to see that I always had a room. Great job guys! Thanks!!

We were in Helena for a couple of nights and stayed here the 2nd night. The place was great, nice large room, nice and clean and very quiet. Breakfast was very good and lots of it. We will make sure to stay here the next time we are in Helena.

I booked two nights here, big mistake. Front desk personal was great, the rest of the place was really old. Breaky ok for a boiled egg , no condiments. The bar you dont get free beer playing the machines, a mess in there, they did get a new bar top. This is real nice piece of wood Spend an extra $10. Stay elsewhere

My room was supposed to be handicap accessible but it was not. The toilet kept running after each flush.

This property is reasonable in price but that is the only plus here. The room was very out dated, the beds were hard, the sheets were scratchy, the breakfast was okay at best & I was overcharged for a roll away cot because of the night desk person quoting me an incorrect price. The day desk person refused to refund me thus, I will never stay there again!

2101 11th Ave Helena MT

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Howard Johnson Helena is located within a mile (2 km) of Montana Historical Society Museum and Holter Lake. This 71-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Montana State Capitol and Missouri River.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All 71 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers and ironing boards. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

At Howard Johnson Helena, guests have access to an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 210 reviews