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Howard Johnson Inn - Saugerties

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

rooms are clean. not too much to said. good for 1 or 2 day stay.

Good place to stay if you're looking to go skiing! Close to the mountains, friendly staff, with a almost always empty indoor pool!

Normally, we do not stay at Motels but we find ourselves in this delightful small town outside of Woodstock, NY. This is a Howard Johnson but it is very well maintained. The room was spotless and very spacious. We had a view of the mountains. We even used the sauna and indoor pool. It was more than reasonable as we booked last minute and there was a "special deal" price. Like I said normally we do not choose Motels but if you ever find yourself in this area, this place is a real gem. The downtown area has a friendly ale house called, "Dutch Ale House". This was a find.

Excellent at Twin Gables. Cancelled Ho Jo. Too far from Woodstock.

Booked last minute, first day of fall in the mountains when almost everything was sold out. Clean and comfortable, but not the newest hotel around. Breakfast at the Saugerties diner (next door but not affiliated) was good. Overall like a 3.5. There are far worse little unbranded motels in the area. And there are facilities that newer. It's not the best, but nowhere near the worst. The pool and sauna are nice.

Price a bit high for the condition of the hotel though I suspect I was paying more for the area than anything else. Price was higher than hotels in the Newark area closer to NYC.

Howard Johnson to be a good name in the hospitality business. I can't say, after this stay, that this is still the case. Most of the issues were small problems but they do add up. The bathroom smelled bad, and there was a lack of soap for the shower. There WAS soap but the bar was so small it didn't work very well. We had three channels on the TV. We were told it was due to the service provider. I could not get the internet to work, although it might have been my phone. I think I would sum up this place by saying it appears the owners are trying to spend as little on amenities as possible which, considering the cost of a room, doesn't seem quite right to me. Finally, I won't be back.

Cold welcome. No heat in the hallways, turned off in the room. Even at full blast it took 4 hours to bring the room up to livable condition. Not going back

This hotel is clean and affordable. Shower has a cool shower head! Beds comfortable. Nice pool.

Used several times for 1-2 night stays during Hunter skiing trips. Convenient, clean, good food for the money. Will use again next year.

Clean, practical hotel, convenient to Catskills, Saugerties, Hudson, Woodstock, etc. The front desk staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. I'd avoid the diner next door.

When we went to shower in the morning we discovered that the tub was covered with unidentifiable slimy black stuff. I reported this to the front desk attendant. He looked up the room number on his computer, and responded "Oh, that's already been reported. It's something that blows in trough the heating system.." So, this is triple bad: 1. The tub was gross, 2. They knew there was a problem, but didn't fix it, and 3. They went ahead and booked the room anyway! We go to the area several times a year and will definitely not stay at HoJo's again.

I paid an arm and a leg for a soft,springy mattress,a refrigerator that did not work, a loud fan/heater that was so loud that I turned it off and wore a couple of sweaters instead. Icing on the cake was getting up in the morning after a terrible nights' sleep and finding that they did not replace the bag of regular coffee that the previous guest had used so I had to track down a housekeeper. Oh and the coffee pot had not been cleaned either and there was still old coffee in it. If I never see the inside of a HOJO again it'll be none too soon...

Excellent staying for two days. The front desk people and the cleaning staff are very helpful and attentive. Great location. Good hotel.

We booked an overnight stay at the Saugerties Howard Johnson's because of its proximity to Saugerties, Woodstock and the surrounding areas. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. No frills but has the amenities needed - wi fi, flat screen TV and microwave. The only problem was a fridge which didn't work...until right before we left.

We were there to attend HITS Horse Show; so hotel was convient; Felt like we were a captive audience thus a little over priced, Only reason for returning would be it is only one of two hotels in town..A real neg was the non-availability of non-smoking.

adequate accomodations. nothing special but gets the job done.

The hotel was exactly what we needed. We were assigned the room we wanted and the employees were coiurteous and helpfu. I was very pleased with my stay at the Howard Johnsons.

Excellent, would definitely stay here again. The restaurant, "Johnny O's" (also "The Saugerties Diner") has excellent food, and a friendly, helpful staff. The bar area is under construction at this time, but they serve beer and other drinks. Its right off the NY State Thruway so its easy off, easy on.

very friendly staff,clean and well located off of the major highway.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Saugerties

Everyone (7) Couples (16) Business (3) Family (8) Friends (4) Other (1)
3

ski trip

Everyone

rooms are clean. not too much to said. good for 1 or 2 day stay.

By , from New York on Dec 29, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 31, 2016

Eric, Thank you for taking the time to share this review with us. We are happy to learn our location worked well for you and that you felt the value was priced well. Please come stay again when your back this way.

4
Everyone

Good place to stay if you're looking to go skiing! Close to the mountains, friendly staff, with a almost always empty indoor pool!

By on Dec 9, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, we appreciate your high rating as well. It brings us such joy to know you enjoyed your stay and that our location worked well for your skiing needs being near the mountains. We hope to have you back again soon to enjoy another dip in the pool too! Thank you and best wishes.

4

not your typical motel

Everyone

Normally, we do not stay at Motels but we find ourselves in this delightful small town outside of Woodstock, NY. This is a Howard Johnson but it is very well maintained. The room was spotless and very spacious. We had a view of the mountains. We even used the sauna and indoor pool. It was more than reasonable as we booked last minute and there was a "special deal" price. Like I said normally we do not choose Motels but if you ever find yourself in this area, this place is a real gem. The downtown area has a friendly ale house called, "Dutch Ale House". This was a find.

By , from Maryland on Nov 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 11, 2016

Linny, We enjoyed reading your wonderfully positive and detailed review! Thank you for sharing your experience with us we are elated knowing we met your families needs and appreciate your time in sharing. We hope you will return for another stay the next time your in the area.

3

twin gables woodstock

Everyone

Excellent at Twin Gables. Cancelled Ho Jo. Too far from Woodstock.

By on Oct 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 24, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review.

3

clean and comfortable, but the place isn't new

Everyone

Booked last minute, first day of fall in the mountains when almost everything was sold out. Clean and comfortable, but not the newest hotel around. Breakfast at the Saugerties diner (next door but not affiliated) was good. Overall like a 3.5. There are far worse little unbranded motels in the area. And there are facilities that newer. It's not the best, but nowhere near the worst. The pool and sauna are nice.

By , from New York on Sep 25, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 26, 2016

Roy, We would like to extend our gratitude to you for writing this detailed review. Happy to hear we were able to accommodate your last minute plans and you enjoyed a clean and comfortable stay. We appreciate your suggestions and feedback regarding upgrading as we use every guest review to work towards improving our hotel to better serve our guests. Thank you again for your time and we hope you will return for another stay the next time your in the area.

3
Everyone

Price a bit high for the condition of the hotel though I suspect I was paying more for the area than anything else. Price was higher than hotels in the Newark area closer to NYC.

By on Aug 29, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2016

Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property as we work to improve upon all aspect of the hotel.

2

would not stay here again

Everyone

Howard Johnson to be a good name in the hospitality business. I can't say, after this stay, that this is still the case. Most of the issues were small problems but they do add up. The bathroom smelled bad, and there was a lack of soap for the shower. There WAS soap but the bar was so small it didn't work very well. We had three channels on the TV. We were told it was due to the service provider. I could not get the internet to work, although it might have been my phone. I think I would sum up this place by saying it appears the owners are trying to spend as little on amenities as possible which, considering the cost of a room, doesn't seem quite right to me. Finally, I won't be back.

By , from Maine on Jun 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2016

Dear Mooselook, Thanks so much for taking the time to bring your concerns to our attention. Guests’ feedback are important to us, we will do our best to make your next visit a better experience. We hope to see you again soon. Have a lovely day!

5

was a fire there last week

GetawayWithFriends

Cold welcome. No heat in the hallways, turned off in the room. Even at full blast it took 4 hours to bring the room up to livable condition. Not going back

By on Nov 28, 2015

5

frozen pipes

Families

This hotel is clean and affordable. Shower has a cool shower head! Beds comfortable. Nice pool.

By on Mar 12, 2015

4

good for ski trip

Couples

Used several times for 1-2 night stays during Hunter skiing trips. Convenient, clean, good food for the money. Will use again next year.

By on Feb 16, 2015