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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.

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