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Howard Johnson Express Inn / Airport

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the room smelled terrible (stale cigarette smoke) and left a bad smell on all our clothing in our luggage.

One ice machine for the entire building. Never no ice Hotel charged me twice for my stay.

Bad experience, not recommend , not come back,. Noisy air-conditioning, small room , bad breakfast,

Nice area to walk dogs adjacent to hotel property. Parking lot very small Some folks had to park on the side street. Breakfast is only cereal, donuts & coffee. Side door didn't respond to key card so had to keep going around to the front to get in - MAJOR pain in the backside. Only one dolly for hauling stuff in. However there was an elevator and that was a MAJOR PLUS. Remote for the TV didn't work after the 2nd night and I had to go down to the front desk for new batteries which didn't fix the problem. They never sent up a new remote. Since we were busy during the day & only slept there it wasn't a bad hotel. Would stay there again

Very accommodating. Shuttle service to the airport and car parking while gone.

Living in the town, 45 miles from Louisville airport, we often see accidents on I-65 and in the worst case, we may miss flight. The best option is stay there and relax night before departure after dining out. This is our second stay. No more early morning drive, no other facility. We don't require gorgeous hotel for 10-12 hour stay.

The Hojo was ok and they had all the amneties except a fridge no microwave is no big deal but if i'm gonna stay more than 2 nights i expect a fridge. breakfast should have been replenished better than it was . i have no plans to stay at any more Hojo's in the future

Worn out hotel. Minimal breakfast choices--pastries and dry cereal. Weak coffee. Good location near airport. $ too much for the cigarette-burn on the old bedspread, dated carpeting, bad patch job in bathroom. But good tv, wireless, and air conditioner. Quiet.

what I can say is that for my experience with the hotel it was really good for one night stay 'cause I was there for the youth camp and it was amazing that i could meet some of our campers there too but the only negative thing i had was just about the cigarette smell but I'm not sure if we didn't picked the right one

I can't believe I have to enter 50 characters! met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations.

It was quite perfect for what I needed. My daughter and grandbaby would have liked a little bit more, like a pool.

Decent stay but tried to up charge me the following week

It Was Greatttttttttt,,,, we had a early FLIGHT out an the STAFF was GREAT!!! the LOCATION great for early flights ! we stay here each time the family comes to Louisville the rooms are great everything about this hotel is the best for our family we would not stay anywhere else Thank You very much for making our HOLIDAYS BETTER!!!!!

There was a sign that said "If your room is not acceptable, tell us immediately and we will move you or give you a refund". I should have taken this more seriously. There are many other hotels in this area, choose one of them.

Could have been cleaner. For staying almost a week no clean sheets. Towels were very thin.

There was continual noise from the hallway, the room was dirty and poorly kept. The free breakfast was not available until 8:00 well after I had to leave at 7:00 and then it would have been cereal and coffee.

This is by far the best value for the location! If you are flying-in, just call the front desk when you are ready to step out of the airport, and a shuttle will come pick you up within minutes! Breakfast is simple, yet enough to get you started. One thing to be aware of is that the hotel is within reasonable walking distance to restaurants, but sidewalks are not always present in this rather active traffic area. Buy you always have the option to have your food delivered.

Fine for business travel. Clean room. Breakfast was very sparse, but the price was right.

The staff was Very nice, friendly and willing to please. Almost like being at home. In spite of distance from where I needed to go, if I had my car I would stay again if I got a better rate. I would prefer a 3 or 4 star hotel for the price paid.

The staff was very nice. We loved the availability of shuttle service to and from hotel and that we could leave our care there for free.

709 Phillips Lane Louisville KY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kentucky Exposition Center
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Kentucky Exposition Center is a short stroll from Howard Johnson Express Inn / Airport, and other popular attractions like Papa John's Cardinal Stadium are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 44-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, it's also near Churchill Downs and University of Louisville.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Express Inn / Airport's 44 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Express Inn / Airport enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn / Airport

Everyone (6) Business (27) Couples (8) Family (9) Friends (3) Other (7)
3

room odor

Everyone

the room smelled terrible (stale cigarette smoke) and left a bad smell on all our clothing in our luggage.

By on Jul 26, 2017

4

inconvenience all around

Everyone

One ice machine for the entire building. Never no ice Hotel charged me twice for my stay.

By , from Florida on Jul 6, 2017

2

close to magic kingdom but the hotel is not clean

Everyone

Bad experience, not recommend , not come back,. Noisy air-conditioning, small room , bad breakfast,

By on Jul 2, 2017

3

close to freedom hall & expo center

Everyone

Nice area to walk dogs adjacent to hotel property. Parking lot very small Some folks had to park on the side street. Breakfast is only cereal, donuts & coffee. Side door didn't respond to key card so had to keep going around to the front to get in - MAJOR pain in the backside. Only one dolly for hauling stuff in. However there was an elevator and that was a MAJOR PLUS. Remote for the TV didn't work after the 2nd night and I had to go down to the front desk for new batteries which didn't fix the problem. They never sent up a new remote. Since we were busy during the day & only slept there it wasn't a bad hotel. Would stay there again

By , from Ohio on Mar 22, 2017

4

close to the airport

Everyone

Very accommodating. Shuttle service to the airport and car parking while gone.

By on Mar 2, 2017

4

very nice place to stay a day before early morning

Everyone

Living in the town, 45 miles from Louisville airport, we often see accidents on I-65 and in the worst case, we may miss flight. The best option is stay there and relax night before departure after dining out. This is our second stay. No more early morning drive, no other facility. We don't require gorgeous hotel for 10-12 hour stay.

By , from elizabethtown, KY on Mar 17, 2016

3

truck in repair shop

BusinessTravelers

The Hojo was ok and they had all the amneties except a fridge no microwave is no big deal but if i'm gonna stay more than 2 nights i expect a fridge. breakfast should have been replenished better than it was . i have no plans to stay at any more Hojo's in the future

By on Sep 27, 2015

2

below average

Couples

Worn out hotel. Minimal breakfast choices--pastries and dry cereal. Weak coffee. Good location near airport. $ too much for the cigarette-burn on the old bedspread, dated carpeting, bad patch job in bathroom. But good tv, wireless, and air conditioner. Quiet.

By on Jul 26, 2015

4

amazing trip

Families

what I can say is that for my experience with the hotel it was really good for one night stay 'cause I was there for the youth camp and it was amazing that i could meet some of our campers there too but the only negative thing i had was just about the cigarette smell but I'm not sure if we didn't picked the right one

By on Jun 3, 2015

3

business trip

BusinessTravelers

I can't believe I have to enter 50 characters! met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations. met expectations.

By on Mar 17, 2015