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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Ceres

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Bath tub dirty and in a terrible condition, old and not well kept furniture.

So, I stayed here over the weekend and it was among my least favorite places I ever stayed. It is located next to the freeway and the noise was so loud that I couldn't turn the TV up loud enough to eliminate the noise. Second the bed was terrible, I sank about 6inches into the bed when I laid down. The fire alarm was beeping when I walked in and it took about half an hour to turn it off. The deluxe breakfast was a danish and orange juice, nothing else. Not impressed at all. And the first person I spoke with barely looked at me when I walked in. Every hotel within a ten block radius was about 20$ less per night.

Hotel need improvement. We just sleep we were out working all day, so it was good for the price.

Not a bad motel. Staff never smiled or acted like they were happy to see you, but the room was clean, nice bed. Rooms on freeway side extremely loud (freeway, railroad). Okay for what it was.

Room was clean and comfortable. Really can't complain.

I felt comfortarble and safe there. Most of the staff is friendly. The internet, for the most part, was ok but very slow. One problem was the cable TV was basic cable and not that many channels.

The room was clean, but the place kind of creeped me out in general. The man who checked me in was polite but pretty cold. The hotel is in kind of an industrial area, removed from the main drag. The remote location made me a little nervous traveling alone as a woman, especially staying on the first floor. The bed was rock hard, and the room was in need of repair, especially in the bathroom. I was so nervous that I couldn't get any sleep, and I ended up leaving shortly after midnight and getting back on the road. I guess you get what you pay for. It's a clean place to stop for the night, sleep, and shower.

Room was clean bed was comfortable.verry nice would come back.

The staff were friendly and tried to please. The continental breakfast was okay, but the juice machine was out of order with no attempt to provide juice. The room was clean and well-equipped -- coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, working TV and DVD player. I'd stay again if I had to. A definite minus: It's right on Hwy 99 and the traffic is pretty loud even at 3-4 in the morning. I was surprised that a Howard Johnson's wasn't one of those newer express hotels. But I don't really mind old motels because parking right in front of the room is always convenient. Oh: good Internet WiFi.

I felt that it was a nice place to stay. The room was clean and everything in it worked fine. The staff is couritous and the continental breakfast was good. It is very close to the freeway. I could hear it from inside my room. It did not bother me, but you may want to ask for a room in the back if that would bother you. There is a Denny's nearby as well as other places to eat. I would stay there again.

Freeway noise, noise from next door and door slamming heard late into night. Carpet dirty.

The room was VERY clean and beds were very comfortable. Air conditioner worked great...and in 98+ temp, that is a really GOOD thing. The room was clean: my oldest is allergic to everything and has asthma and she could visit me without difficulty breathing! ....that is a true test to the cleanliness of the hotel. I would deffinitely stay there again!

Has internet sevice. Comfortable room and close to everything.

For traveling alone it was well lite. Nice large room, table 2 chairs, nice having a fridge and mircrowave, enjoyed the wireless conection. Near restaurants and shopping.

1672 Herndon Rd Ceres CA

Hotel highlights

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

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Ceres is located within a few miles (5 km) of Modesto Municipal Golf Course and Modesto Arch. This 51-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Gallo Center for the Arts and E and J Gallo Winery.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


The 51 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Howard Johnson Express Inn - Ceres, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, put free parking to good use. A multilingual staff is on hand to help secure valuables, and offer sightseeing advice. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2