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Howard Johnson Inn Kent

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Leak in bathroom ceiling. Had to be moved. Substandard, questionable guests. Unkempt. Doesn't anyone care. Thought howard Johnson was a solid old name.

The front desk staff was unfriendly and not welcoming. The door to the room wouldn't open. There was a dirty towel left from whoever stayed before my family came. The toilet wasn't cleaned, and the cable wasn't working. I would NOT recommend this hotel.

The hotel need renewed changed everything the room no cleaning no good

Nice place to stay, good price and location. Breakfast wasn't early enough had to leave for work. Biggest disappointment was not enough tv channels no variety not happy about not being able to watch tv

Office stay was great. Room okay, outside in disrepair.

I commute to work from out of town, the value was great, friendly an helpful staff. All the amenities I needed.

I can't beeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllllerrrreaaaaave.

The room was okay for the money I was paying. I can't really expect too much for so cheap. But there was no fridge and no microwave. Kind of an inconvenience.

room is ok, free parking and microwave inroom, but the bed and bath towel are not clean.

It wasn't to bad of a visit i pretty much just stayed at the room and relaxed nothing special

It's was just fine, no complaints.... Just a relaxing easy going night

Stayed at the hotel for a long weekend for a friend's wedding. The area of Kent is not very nice and I mostly got sad looks when people asked where I was staying. The motel was a dump with a comfortable bed and good shower head- that's the most positivity I can offer. Based on the look of the room, I never went down to sample the continental breakfast. The pool/hot tub are a joke as they look like they are in major disrepair and surrounded by dirt, (looks like at some point there was sod in the past). Definitely would recommend staying elsewhere.

Very good. Only, just because we only take 1 queen, we are 2! Would have appreciated service for 2, not 1.

Enjoyed the spa and pool staff was friendly the breakfast was basic but was very clean

The room wasn't ready when I arrived (at 8:00 pm), it was 'basically' clean, the towels where "ok", the hotel needs paint and is by two very busy (thus loud) roads. This is a 2 start hotel and that is all that it is. You get what you pay for, a very cheap room. If cost is your main concern you will be happy here.

The door to the room needs to be maintained as it didn't close tight and you had to pull it away from the jam to engage the dead bolt. When we returned from dinner there were several law enforcement people there and a bunch of people milling around our room. Never did find out what happened, but it looked like a party in a room had been broken up.

This is the first time I visited Washington, and I chose Howard Johnson along with my package mainly because it was the cheapest. They didn't have such great reviews, but I didn't mind. When I arrived, the workers at the front desk were all very courteous. My room was clean and cozy. Included was a microwave, small fridge, coffee maker with tea bags, coffee, sugar, non-dairy creamer, and about 4 cups. There was also an ice bucket with a couple more cups. If the guest forgot essentials such as toothpaste or razors, they provide them for free! I was surprised about the microwave and fridge which I was also happy about. The lobby or office is where there's breakfast, and there's a great selection. Four different kinds of cereal, mini muffins, oatmeal, make your own waffles, drinks, etc. It tasted great too! There's a pool, but it is too cold during this time. My most favorite aspect about this motel is that they have a fitness room. It's tiny, but it's sufficient. One treadmill, one elliptical, and one bike machine. There's a television and each machine gets a remote. There's a bathroom with a shower in there as well. I definitely made use of that. I even used it twice in one day because the food in Washington is amazing and also huge portions! The treadmill and bike machine is so cool because there is a speaker on each machine, and you can plug in your mp3 player, and the sound fills up the room. I was truly impressed. For the tv, they included two HBO channels which was nice, as well as nick, abc, lifetime, soap, and some others that I don't remember. Across the street is a Dennys and next door is a Mexican restaurant called "El Marlin" and I didn't make use of the it, but if you show your room key card, they will give you a discount as I was told. I went to Washington to visit a friend so she drove me around. I wish I could've stayed longer because I truly enjoyed Washington more than I thought I would, and part of it is because of my stay at Howard Johnson. Check in and check out was seriously less than 4 minutes. No hassle, no problems. I will definitely return to WA, and choose to stay at Howard Johnson again! P.S. FREE WI-FI!

Staff and rooms were both satisfactory. Parking was crowded and lot access was very poor due to being so close to access to a state highway. Motel traffic exiting onto busy thoroghfare was almost impossible.

If you like showers that go from hot to cold then cold to hot, every 10 seconds, then this hotel is for you. My only wish is that the Board of Directors of Howard Johnson would be forced to stay here for five days.

Value for the money is great, good breakfast with top notch cereals and wafflemaker. Staff was very responsive when we needed lightbulbs.

1233 North Central Avenue Kent WA

Hotel highlights

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

Howard Johnson Inn Kent is located within a mile (2 km) of Kent Station and ShoWare Center. This 84-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Kent motel are Kent Farmers Market and Kent Valley Ice Center.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


Rooms

All 84 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Howard Johnson Inn Kent enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Kent

Everyone (5) Business (5) Couples (5) Family (3) Other (5) Friends (3)
1

disaster

Everyone

Leak in bathroom ceiling. Had to be moved. Substandard, questionable guests. Unkempt. Doesn't anyone care. Thought howard Johnson was a solid old name.

By , from san diego ca on Jul 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for your visit to the Howard Johnson in Kent, WA. Your feedback and opinions matter to us. Therefore, issues pertaining to your stay have been attended to right away. Our team does our best in making sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Thank you for your review and hope to see you again

1

don't stay there!

Everyone

The front desk staff was unfriendly and not welcoming. The door to the room wouldn't open. There was a dirty towel left from whoever stayed before my family came. The toilet wasn't cleaned, and the cable wasn't working. I would NOT recommend this hotel.

By , from Kent Washington on May 16, 2017

1

bad hotel

Everyone

The hotel need renewed changed everything the room no cleaning no good

By on Dec 2, 2016

4

convenient stay

Everyone

Nice place to stay, good price and location. Breakfast wasn't early enough had to leave for work. Biggest disappointment was not enough tv channels no variety not happy about not being able to watch tv

By on Jul 26, 2016

3

okay experience

Everyone

Office stay was great. Room okay, outside in disrepair.

By on Jun 13, 2016

5

great value

BusinessTravelers

I commute to work from out of town, the value was great, friendly an helpful staff. All the amenities I needed.

By on Nov 2, 2015

3

not what i expected.

Couples

I can't beeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllllerrrreaaaaave.

By on Jun 20, 2015

3

shabby motel

Singles

The room was okay for the money I was paying. I can't really expect too much for so cheap. But there was no fridge and no microwave. Kind of an inconvenience.

By on Apr 19, 2015

3

3 nights stay

GetawayWithFriends

room is ok, free parking and microwave inroom, but the bed and bath towel are not clean.

By on Apr 6, 2015

3

a over night stay

BusinessTravelers

It wasn't to bad of a visit i pretty much just stayed at the room and relaxed nothing special

By on Feb 3, 2015