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Howard Johnson Hotel Rockford IL

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

BIG mistake booking with out reading reviews. They make photo copy of your ID ? Sketchy. They have the audacity to charge pet fee when there are more bugs occupying the space then you. Spider webs cover the ladders out of the pool. Mold and garbage is in plenty around this property. The staff is.......... . Just an over all uneasy bad experience. Worst hotel ever stayed at in this country. gag.

Room stunk, flat lumpy pillows, housekeeping did not clean my room. I would rather pay twice the amount for a better hotel

My kids had a blast! They liked the pool. There need to be a hot tub for the price your paying.

My family and I had a very horrible experience at the Howard Johnson in Rockford Illinois. My husband arrived before me and my children and checked in early and lefted his things in one of our rooms. The hotel booked someone else in our room before I had arrived and they fixed the problem but the people that where in our room stole items out of my husbands luggage and only returned one of the items that was taken. The room where not cleaned very well. there was hair on the toliets and the remotes where missing the backs, and one of the refrigartor froze our food. The hotel hallways smelled like pot every where you walked. We had to go up to the front desk about 6 different times because the key cards did not work all the time. The breakfast was nasty.

I enjoyed my stay very quiet.the only thing that stand out to me was the breakfast.i really wasn't pleased with it.it could have been a lot better.but thr room service every thing else was ok.i will book my next stay there.

The rooms are nice for the money. Rooms seem clean at first then you notice little places they missed. Smoking rooms are horrible. Had dresser with drawer missing. Remote was missing battery cover and volume down button didn't work couldn't turn the volume down from the remote only on the TV. Showers don't have exhaust fans!?! but you get hot water right away. Decent parking.

We didn't have hot water for four days and was never once asked to go to another room.They have nets flying around in the rooms.

I stayed at this hotel for two weeks we didn't have have hot water for one week! They half clean the rooms and the breakfast if you are down there when they first put stuff out there then u don't get anything!

This hotel has everything you would need for a trip.The staff is very helpful and nice.

The gentleman at the counter was friendly and helpful. Yet the room had not been cleaned out. Also I had to clean filters in the a/c unit as they were filthy and I have asthma and it was bad.

Staff was great, lot of traffic in hotel. Otherwise a fine experience

Exelente personal, muy bien localizado y un sistema de seguridad que le permite a la recepcion ver todo lo que ocurre dentro y fuera del edificio.

room was filthy.I felt like I should have slept in my clothes. Couldn't use the in room coffee maker (dirty).

We were so tired that the droning that came from some nearby business, and the light in the parking lot that was too much for our curtain to keep entirely out couldn't keep us awake. But, the incredibly heavy perfume that hung in the air was impossible to ignore. If you have allergies, or sensitivities to perfume, it may be worth calling ahead for a scent-free accommodation. The linens were clean, so I'd guess that the staff "really" wanted it to smell nice. Too strong.

The hotel was easy to find. It was quiet, and the staff was very friendly. Just a basic hotel...no frills. It does have a pool, but I did not partake. I am only ever looking for a basic hotel to sleep in, at a cheap price, and this hotel was just fine!

I left right away, even did not used the room, the location is bad, this is not a hotel, this is very cheap motel, just lost my money.

Not the RITZ, but good value for the price. Nice pool & accomodating staff. Will stay again.

Plus. Very close to Rockford airport, very nice and helpful front desk staff, fairly cheap rates. Minuses. Nonsmoking room smelled very smokey, sink leaked, several lights did not work, heater is by headboard and blows dry air on face when trying to sleep, very dated hotel and pool area

The hotel is a little outdated but the room was excellent. It was spacious and had all the necessary amenities I thought including a microwave, fridge, coffee maker, and balcony. The chairs on the balcony looked like they were from the 70s but they at least had chairs out there. The closets had no doors on them but they were pretty hidden from the rest of room. The shower was nice and roomy with a curved shower rod and two sinks, one in the bathroom and one right outside which helped when there are two people getting ready at the same time. The pool was excellent , the water was so warm it felt like a getting into a warm bath. The only downside to the pool was the lack of pool towels. The restaurant that they advertise has been closed down for some time now which was a little disappointing. But overall I have stayed at places a little pricier than this one and never had such a wonderful stay. I would definitely stay there again.

We weren't there long. Checked in, went into our room, it was very dark, dank and, was not a relaxing environment at all! We turned around and check out. The area wasn't the best area either (industrial), nothing around. Hotel issues too with people that lived in the hotel and police were there. I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone.

3909 11th St. Rockford IL

Hotel highlights

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

Howard Johnson Hotel Rockford IL places you within a 15-minute drive of Klehm Arboretum and CherryVale Mall. This 102-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Magic Waters Water Park and Jefferson Street Bridge are also within a 15-minute drive of this Rockford motel.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Hotel Rockford IL's 102 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Hotel Rockford IL have access to an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. Free parking is available if you drive. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel Rockford IL

Everyone (4) Business (1) Couples (9) Family (6) Other (4) Friends (3)
1

you dont even get what you pay for these days.....

Everyone

BIG mistake booking with out reading reviews. They make photo copy of your ID ? Sketchy. They have the audacity to charge pet fee when there are more bugs occupying the space then you. Spider webs cover the ladders out of the pool. Mold and garbage is in plenty around this property. The staff is.......... . Just an over all uneasy bad experience. Worst hotel ever stayed at in this country. gag.

By on Sep 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2016

I do apologize that you had a bad experience at this hotel. We do take a copy of your photo ID upon check in, it is returned at check out time. The reason we do so, is we have to know who is in the hotel incase of an emergency. Pet fee, Yes we charge pet fee as do other hotels. There is not Mold in our Hotel, garbage seen outside is bagged and being taken to the Dumpster out back. Thank you for your review.

2

you get what you pay for

Everyone

Room stunk, flat lumpy pillows, housekeeping did not clean my room. I would rather pay twice the amount for a better hotel

By on Jul 26, 2016

2

the pool was the reason for going

Everyone

My kids had a blast! They liked the pool. There need to be a hot tub for the price your paying.

By on Apr 16, 2016

1

bad hotel that always smelled like pot.

Everyone

My family and I had a very horrible experience at the Howard Johnson in Rockford Illinois. My husband arrived before me and my children and checked in early and lefted his things in one of our rooms. The hotel booked someone else in our room before I had arrived and they fixed the problem but the people that where in our room stole items out of my husbands luggage and only returned one of the items that was taken. The room where not cleaned very well. there was hair on the toliets and the remotes where missing the backs, and one of the refrigartor froze our food. The hotel hallways smelled like pot every where you walked. We had to go up to the front desk about 6 different times because the key cards did not work all the time. The breakfast was nasty.

By on Mar 21, 2016

3

good experience trip

Singles

I enjoyed my stay very quiet.the only thing that stand out to me was the breakfast.i really wasn't pleased with it.it could have been a lot better.but thr room service every thing else was ok.i will book my next stay there.

By on Oct 2, 2015

3

decent

GetawayWithFriends

The rooms are nice for the money. Rooms seem clean at first then you notice little places they missed. Smoking rooms are horrible. Had dresser with drawer missing. Remote was missing battery cover and volume down button didn't work couldn't turn the volume down from the remote only on the TV. Showers don't have exhaust fans!?! but you get hot water right away. Decent parking.

By on Feb 9, 2015

2

hotel review

Families

We didn't have hot water for four days and was never once asked to go to another room.They have nets flying around in the rooms.

By on Nov 16, 2014

2

cheap for a reason

BusinessTravelers

I stayed at this hotel for two weeks we didn't have have hot water for one week! They half clean the rooms and the breakfast if you are down there when they first put stuff out there then u don't get anything!

By on Nov 13, 2014

4

great family getaway

Families

This hotel has everything you would need for a trip.The staff is very helpful and nice.

By on Nov 9, 2014

2

not bad

Families

The gentleman at the counter was friendly and helpful. Yet the room had not been cleaned out. Also I had to clean filters in the a/c unit as they were filthy and I have asthma and it was bad.

By on Aug 27, 2014