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Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites Lake Front Park Kissimmee

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall disappointed. - The room was dingy and smelled musty. - The bathroom was incredibly small and barely had enough room to stand in. - The continental breakfast was in a super small room that was overcrowded and the selection merely consisted of bread and muffins. - We called ahead to inquire if there were free shuttles to the amusement parks and were told that there were free shuttles for all theme parks. However, when we arrived we were told hey only have free shuttle to some of the parks, not all.

Booked on-line for 1/27/17 because pictures showed a nice lakefront hotel for a fair price. When we opened the door to our room the smell almost floored us. It stunk! The floor was very dirty, the bathroom smelled like pee. There was a gap where you could see outside under the entry door, and being on ground floor any small critter could come in. The television was a small old picture tube. The continental breakfast was juice, coffee and stale bread, in a small narrow room crowded with people looking for something to eat and a person checking you to make sure you were not a homeless person off the street. Very shady part of town. The pool area had an iron fence around it that was leaning and ready to fall over. Lakefront was very junky with pop cans and litter on unmowed grass. We were going to tell mgmt. to keep the money as they offered no refunds, but figured late on a Friday night we would not be able to find another hotel. This place should be torn down! Worse place I have ever stayed in.

I love the suite. Was supposed to had gotten pull out sofa to my surprise got a extra queen bed. Was happy me and hubby had privacy from kids. Their breakfast is horrible. My last night there I had a roach crawling on my pillow. And in kitchen. Overall great for the price and clean.

The staff was good, but the room was just ok. It didn't look that clean and was smelly. On top of that the housekeeper left an envelope with a message "I hope you enjoy your stay" pretty much asking for tips...

We booked this hotel just for a couple nights stay which we had thought would have two rooms, turns out the 2nd room is the living room you walk into and the queen been is the sofa bed that they do not mention in the description. My parents went to the font desk to complain and the staff was extremely rude, I mean we understand its 2am ,but if we show up with good spirits then they should be too. 1st room was good ,but don't say you have 2 rooms if one is a living room

Loved the pool and the breakfast and the staff. Great location. Would stay here again

Simple and nice. We had a great stay with 4 people for 2 nights. It's located relatively close to Disney World (which is where we went) and had everything we needed.

Never take free shuts bus to universal studio it gonna takes you almost 2hrs there Really waste of time. If you drive,it only takes 25mins Cuz bus's gonna pick up guests from other several hotels. The amenities in room are old.

It was great! very close to disney and places we wanted to go.

Great place with convinient location near restaurants and shops, mini golf. Pool is open till late evening.

Hi, We spent a week in this Hotel and it was good valuefor the money, it has perfect location, heated pool which works till 10:45 pm. Shops (Target, Marshall, etc), restaurants (Panda express, etc) are in walking distance, there is great mini golf nearby. Room was big, had refrigirator, TV, iron.... We recomend it 100% :)

Everything went well, we had booked for a kitchen/2 beds smoking room on line and for some reason it wasn't going through so I had to call the customer service number and we didn't get the kitchen we thought it was booked for. Secondly, I had made sure I had picked 2 seats in the airplane sitting together and on the same day of travel when we got the confirmation via email I noticed they had changed my seats to sit separately, again had to call customer service to see if they had any 2 seats together and was put at the back of the airplane when my seats where confirmed for row 17.

Rooms were clean, staff was pleasant enough, location is great for Disney, restaurants, etc. but it is super basic with small rooms, a crowded breakfast area, that kind of thing. But you get what you pay for, and when you're just spending your sleep hours in the hotel room, it serves its purpose without spending much. Nice view out back though- behind the pool, is a beautiful lake and you can rent jet skis, kayaks etc (though we did not during this visit).

Good.. Perfect location and good services... Nice room nice kitchen.. Everything was fine..

Loved staying at this Howard Johnson's. The room was very nice (the king sized bed was elegant). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was okay as the room was a little stuffy. We took ours back to the room. Would stay here again, if we're in the area.

It was ok. Started with 2 of our 3 room keys only working half the time. The lighting was awful half the lights didn't work felt like we were in a cave. Not much hot water, that is if you take more than a 2 minute shower or bath. The maid definately didn't vacuum during our entire stay. There was a kitchen but there was only one bowl 2 plates 2 forks. Wasn't impressed at all!

The room provided exactly what we needed. 3beds, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The only thing missing was a microwave.

It was value for money and it includes breakfast as well. I felt carpets are old and need to be replaced. The fixtures are old as well. It is ok for one night stay.

it was a great stay staff where friendly room was clean and surrounding areas where maintained the pool area was excellent and the breakfast was good... close to so many things had a great stay

everything was fine: room was comfortable, was clean enough, and big enough. Pretty close to Disney world but far from Universal & International Dr. It's a bit pricy in terms of the overall quality. I might consider staying there again if they lower the price.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Lake View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Hot Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites Lake Front Park Kissimmee

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2

very budgeted hotel

Everyone

Overall disappointed. - The room was dingy and smelled musty. - The bathroom was incredibly small and barely had enough room to stand in. - The continental breakfast was in a super small room that was overcrowded and the selection merely consisted of bread and muffins. - We called ahead to inquire if there were free shuttles to the amusement parks and were told that there were free shuttles for all theme parks. However, when we arrived we were told hey only have free shuttle to some of the parks, not all.

By on Mar 10, 2017

1

smelly, dirty, disgusting!

Everyone

Booked on-line for 1/27/17 because pictures showed a nice lakefront hotel for a fair price. When we opened the door to our room the smell almost floored us. It stunk! The floor was very dirty, the bathroom smelled like pee. There was a gap where you could see outside under the entry door, and being on ground floor any small critter could come in. The television was a small old picture tube. The continental breakfast was juice, coffee and stale bread, in a small narrow room crowded with people looking for something to eat and a person checking you to make sure you were not a homeless person off the street. Very shady part of town. The pool area had an iron fence around it that was leaning and ready to fall over. Lakefront was very junky with pop cans and litter on unmowed grass. We were going to tell mgmt. to keep the money as they offered no refunds, but figured late on a Friday night we would not be able to find another hotel. This place should be torn down! Worse place I have ever stayed in.

By , from Burnsville Mn on Jan 29, 2017

3

nice location close everything

Everyone

I love the suite. Was supposed to had gotten pull out sofa to my surprise got a extra queen bed. Was happy me and hubby had privacy from kids. Their breakfast is horrible. My last night there I had a roach crawling on my pillow. And in kitchen. Overall great for the price and clean.

By , from c on Dec 6, 2016

3

it was just ok

Everyone

The staff was good, but the room was just ok. It didn't look that clean and was smelly. On top of that the housekeeper left an envelope with a message "I hope you enjoy your stay" pretty much asking for tips...

By , from Miami on Oct 12, 2016

1

horrible rooms

Families

We booked this hotel just for a couple nights stay which we had thought would have two rooms, turns out the 2nd room is the living room you walk into and the queen been is the sofa bed that they do not mention in the description. My parents went to the font desk to complain and the staff was extremely rude, I mean we understand its 2am ,but if we show up with good spirits then they should be too. 1st room was good ,but don't say you have 2 rooms if one is a living room

By on Oct 22, 2015

5

please stay here, great hotel !!

Families

Loved the pool and the breakfast and the staff. Great location. Would stay here again

By on Jun 18, 2015

4

very nice stay

Families

Simple and nice. We had a great stay with 4 people for 2 nights. It's located relatively close to Disney World (which is where we went) and had everything we needed.

By on May 18, 2015

3

just so so

GetawayWithFriends

Never take free shuts bus to universal studio it gonna takes you almost 2hrs there Really waste of time. If you drive,it only takes 25mins Cuz bus's gonna pick up guests from other several hotels. The amenities in room are old.

By on Mar 13, 2015

5

rating

Families

It was great! very close to disney and places we wanted to go.

By on May 5, 2014

5

great place!

Families

Great place with convinient location near restaurants and shops, mini golf. Pool is open till late evening.

By on May 5, 2014