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Howard Johnson Kearney

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loud squealing heater and bathroom fan. Pillows were flat and hard as a rock

Went to take a shower and the shower head was broken

Room clean and had microwave and refrigerator. Continental breakfast, but quite limited.

Great experience, very friendly staff and the room was clean.

The hotel was okay, but the corridors and lobby were musty and dankk smelling of hot water and bleach.

Pool was closed for maintenance so this was the first problem. Room smelled. Heater in room did not work well. Suspect people hanging out in back corner of parking lot. I know it is low cost but I don't plan on returning.

Stayed 3 days. Entrance and exit to room very easy.

Stopped on a cross country road trip, perfect place for the night!

Our room was very clean and comfortable. We like a good value to off-set pet deposits. This hotel was a great deal at a great price especially if you have pets!

We spent the night here because it was cheap, we needed a pet-friendly hotel, and we just wanted a place to crash overnight on a road trip. We had our two small dogs with us and had to pay an extra $20 for them. The first room they put us in had no facade on the sink - just bare wood - the facing had been ripped off. We found what looked like feces on the blanket under the bedspread and had to get a clean one, and the battery on the fire detector kept beeping due to a low battery. When I called to inquire if they could come change it, because the beeping was freaking out our dog, they asked us if we were smoking in the room. They agreed to change our room, so we had to pack everything back up and move. We would have left, but we were just too tired and wanted to relax. They advertise that they're the best deal in town - that's only partially true. They're the cheapest in town, but you get what you pay for. On our way back through, we ended up staying a block down the street at a major hotel chain - the one that has an eight in its name. Much more accommodating, cleaner, less pet deposit, roomier, and the staff was great and made sure we had everything we needed. We were very pleased. Avoid HOJO.

Room was HOT upon arrival..Curtains weren't even hanging correctly. They DO NOT have Husker Football Station..BTN.. Price was the lowest & you got what you paid for... Breakfast Room was too small for the number of rooms they had occupied & not a very good selection..went to Breakfast at Casey's next door. They door to the hall didn't close tight... The bathroom had some repairs...they were done poorly..Brown paint from trim on wall..at least hope it was brown paint..

I don't require a lot from a hotel, and so I had a great experience. The price was right, the room was clean, and they came in and cleaned the room for the second night. Breakfast was self-serve and adequate. It's located close to I-80 and there are places to eat within walking distance.

The hotel is in need of a good cleaning and repairs and replacements of soiled chairs etc. Just not a good experience. For the quality it should be about a $40 motel rather than a $60 or $70 place. The breakfast in limited.

Hotel, is only OK. It said breakfast would include biscuit and gravy. Only had waffles and fruit loops. Picked hotel for breakfast. It was very disappointing.

619 2nd Ave Kearney NE

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Howard Johnson Kearney places you within a leisurely stroll of Big Apple Fun Center and Trails and Rails Museum. This 44-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central Kearney, the hotel is also close to Museum of Nebraska Art and Viaero Event Center.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

Howard Johnson Kearney's 44 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 48-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include free long-distance calls, free local calls, and hair dryers.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Kearney, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Kearney

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Business (1) Family (2) Other (3) Friends (1)
2

uncomfortable

Everyone

Loud squealing heater and bathroom fan. Pillows were flat and hard as a rock

By , from denver co on Feb 10, 2017

3

outdated

Everyone

Went to take a shower and the shower head was broken

By on Oct 10, 2016

3

satisfactory

Everyone

Room clean and had microwave and refrigerator. Continental breakfast, but quite limited.

By , from Colorado on Jul 23, 2016

5
Everyone

Great experience, very friendly staff and the room was clean.

By on May 13, 2016

3

moving

Singles

The hotel was okay, but the corridors and lobby were musty and dankk smelling of hot water and bleach.

By on Apr 16, 2015

1

disappointing

Families

Pool was closed for maintenance so this was the first problem. Room smelled. Heater in room did not work well. Suspect people hanging out in back corner of parking lot. I know it is low cost but I don't plan on returning.

By on Dec 30, 2014

3

ok for price

Families

Stayed 3 days. Entrance and exit to room very easy.

By on Sep 29, 2014

2

good for a night

GetawayWithFriends

Stopped on a cross country road trip, perfect place for the night!

By on Sep 11, 2014

4

great value for pet lovers!

Couples

Our room was very clean and comfortable. We like a good value to off-set pet deposits. This hotel was a great deal at a great price especially if you have pets!

By on Jul 10, 2014

1

spend the extra $20 to get a better room.

LGBT

We spent the night here because it was cheap, we needed a pet-friendly hotel, and we just wanted a place to crash overnight on a road trip. We had our two small dogs with us and had to pay an extra $20 for them. The first room they put us in had no facade on the sink - just bare wood - the facing had been ripped off. We found what looked like feces on the blanket under the bedspread and had to get a clean one, and the battery on the fire detector kept beeping due to a low battery. When I called to inquire if they could come change it, because the beeping was freaking out our dog, they asked us if we were smoking in the room. They agreed to change our room, so we had to pack everything back up and move. We would have left, but we were just too tired and wanted to relax. They advertise that they're the best deal in town - that's only partially true. They're the cheapest in town, but you get what you pay for. On our way back through, we ended up staying a block down the street at a major hotel chain - the one that has an eight in its name. Much more accommodating, cleaner, less pet deposit, roomier, and the staff was great and made sure we had everything we needed. We were very pleased. Avoid HOJO.

By on Dec 29, 2013