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Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has to be remodalate Bad condition the facilities

Need more protein for breakfast! Very convent and priced right! Restaurants close by!

Convenient, comfortable, and clean. This hotel is a nice place to stay and is reasonably priced. Although the rooms were a bit small, they were clean and the beds were comfortable. The only negative thing is that the breakfast was not much more than coffee and bagels. All in all, it was a pleasant stay and I would stay there again.

The front desk man was very nice. I chose a smoking room. Never again. The stench in this room wad unbearable. In the morning I asked for a non smoking room. This was much better. I guess the smoking room have not been upgraded because the new room was much nicer and the.beds were much more comfortable. The rate was very good for a weekend rate. I would not stay here again.

Arrived a little early but the clerk let me sign in as there was a room ready. Very nice setup for breakfast.

Ladies at the desk were very friendly. First room had dirty bathroom. The clerk kindly moved us. Bathroom not completely clean.

Staff never cleaned our room...we stayed there 2 days and wasn't confortable be of this...breakfast is really poor!

Going down for a funeral which I was told would be Saturday . Had to change till Sunday so I call the hotel number on the email and said I need to stay extra night. Told no problem. Check in on Friday and again said I would be staying till Monday morning. Again no problem. Sunday at 11 same guy knocked on the door and said I had no reservation and made it sound like my fault cause I didn't call orbitz . Come to office immediately so I go pay again and have to change rooms. Worst customer service ever. Never said he was sorry.

Hands down the worst travel experience ever. I could not even sleep. I literally stayed in the middle of my bed with lights on while I watches roaches crawl everywhere. Owner/manager tells me It's not his problem. Ruined my little getaway. He should not even be allowed to carry the Howard Johnson name. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Facility maintenance better than most. Rooms tidied and towels changed daily. Everything worked properly. Minor painting needed on doors etc.

The air-conditioning cord was cut in half and splice back together and take together with electrical tape dangling out in the middle of the walkway in the room the walls had holes and were dirty, the toilet had not been clean from previous stays. There was an odor in the room that smelled like it was dirty and someone sprayed something like febreeze to cover it up.

Owner extremely rude. Hotel is dirty, needs update, carpet filthy had to ask for extra towels just to lay a path on the carpet so my feet would stop turning black, beds uncomfortable, bathroom dirty and needs to be painted. Holes need to be patched. Bugs that look like ticks on sink area. I stayed here before and had problems with toliet. Advised owner upon checking in and was very rude and told me they don't have any toliet issues. He neglected to inform me they had a ton of other issues. Will never stay again!

I stayed in two different rooms during my weekend stay. Room one #249 had an odor, TV didn't work properly, & urine stains were on the bathroom floor behind the toilet. Room two #247 had spiders, bath tub was not clean properly (with paint stains), and I received bed bug bites on my arm & chest areas. I will never ever (Chris Tucker voice) stay there again, Smh!

Checked in; night clerk was a bit rude and preoccupied. Felt like I was an imposition. Pretty much the same at checkout. Staff was not particularly enthusiastic. Room itself was comfortable; nothing spectacular, but adequate for what I needed.

This is the second time I stayed at this hotel and probably my last, just dont care for it. The roaches pretty much did it for me, only stayed here for the price of it.

I got a great deal on this hotel--it was about what you would expect for the money. The room did have a slight smell of bleach (which isn't always a bad thing) and it's about 6 miles from downtown St. Augustine (where all the attractions are), but it was a good deal. The sheets and bathroom were clean (which are the most important things to me), so I would stay here again.

Stained carpeting and upholstery, stained or dirty sheets, a black substance resembling coffee grounds on bed, molding around bathroom door that looked like termites had been feasting. It was hard to tell if the place was stained or dirty. Maybe both. Man sitting outside drinking at midnight. I couldn't drive any longer that night so decided to stay. We slept in our clothes for a few hours with our own pillows, then drove on home.

Hotel was cheapest around, but I will plan better next trip. No alarm clock...broken hair dryer...plain waffles and fruit were all gone before 8:30...smooth check in and out process...nice smiles... Room was not fresh, but it had a bed!

Good location for restaurants and some shopping. The bathroom needs a new toilet, however, overall the room was okay. The marquis is misleading with room rates and should be updated to include weekend rates.

2535 State Road 16 St. Augustine FL

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a leisurely stroll of St. Augustine Premium Outlets, Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95 is within a 10-minute drive of Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club. This 141-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. World Golf Village and Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park are also within a 15-minute drive.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95's 141 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 27-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95 features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95

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2

close to the downtown

Everyone

The hotel has to be remodalate Bad condition the facilities

By , from kissimmee on Jan 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 5, 2018

We are so sorry for any inconvenience may have caused to you, we work hard to fix issue you experienced. We are undergoing renovations. We keep our rooms clean and updated. Thanks for your feedback and sorry for any inconvenience.

3

meals

Everyone

Need more protein for breakfast! Very convent and priced right! Restaurants close by!

By , from va on Dec 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 22, 2017

Than you for your review, we so appreciate. We have breakfast as per the Brand standard continental breakfast. We work hard to keep our rooms clean and updated. Thanks again for your feedback and staying with us.

4

convenient, comfortable, and clean.

Everyone

Convenient, comfortable, and clean. This hotel is a nice place to stay and is reasonably priced. Although the rooms were a bit small, they were clean and the beds were comfortable. The only negative thing is that the breakfast was not much more than coffee and bagels. All in all, it was a pleasant stay and I would stay there again.

By , from Florida on Dec 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 19, 2017

Thank you for your review, we so appreciate. We work hard to keep our rooms clean and updated. We have continental breakfast as per the Brand standards. Thanks again for your feedback and staying with us.

2

just okay

Everyone

The front desk man was very nice. I chose a smoking room. Never again. The stench in this room wad unbearable. In the morning I asked for a non smoking room. This was much better. I guess the smoking room have not been upgraded because the new room was much nicer and the.beds were much more comfortable. The rate was very good for a weekend rate. I would not stay here again.

By on Aug 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2017

Thank you for posting review, we so appreciate. We are so sorry for any inconvenience may have caused to you, howsoever we try to eliminate smoke odor in smoking room it will smell smoke. We do our best to keep rooms clean. Thanks again for your feedback and sorry for inconvenience.

4

nice hotel, close to my doctor at mayo

Everyone

Arrived a little early but the clerk let me sign in as there was a room ready. Very nice setup for breakfast.

By , from Tampa, Fl on Feb 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2017

Thank you for taking time and share your experience, we so appreciate. We keep our rooms clean and updated to have our guest comfortable stay. Thanks again for your feedback and staying with us.

3

staff was very friendly. room was semi clean.

Everyone

Ladies at the desk were very friendly. First room had dirty bathroom. The clerk kindly moved us. Bathroom not completely clean.

By on Dec 9, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 11, 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience we so appreciate. We are sorry for changing rooms, we will take extra care for cleaning bathrooms. We appreciate your cooperation and thanks for feedback.

2

bad experience

Everyone

Staff never cleaned our room...we stayed there 2 days and wasn't confortable be of this...breakfast is really poor!

By on Dec 2, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2016

Thank you for review we so appreciate. We are sorry for any inconvenience may have caused to you, we work hard to fix issue you experienced. We clean our guests room everyday unless they have do not disturb sign on door. We will look in to it and take corrective action. Thanks again for feedback.

1

extremely unclean

Everyone
Broken leaking refrigerator Rested hairy shower No working outlets Cigarette holes in the comforter

By on Nov 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 17, 2016

We are so sorry could not meet your expectations. We work hard to fix issue you experienced. Thanks for staying two nights with us and sorry for any inconvenience caused to you. Thanks again for your feedback.

1

wow

Everyone

Going down for a funeral which I was told would be Saturday . Had to change till Sunday so I call the hotel number on the email and said I need to stay extra night. Told no problem. Check in on Friday and again said I would be staying till Monday morning. Again no problem. Sunday at 11 same guy knocked on the door and said I had no reservation and made it sound like my fault cause I didn't call orbitz . Come to office immediately so I go pay again and have to change rooms. Worst customer service ever. Never said he was sorry.

By on Oct 3, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2016

Thank you for review we so appreciate. We are sorry for the inconvenience may have caused to you, we do have to follow up and check with the guest at the check out time if you are staying and if yes then have to pay. If some reason room is not available then has to move to another room and that may be the case with you. We are sorry you had to move and we do appreciate for your feedback.

1

infested with roaches

Roach Lovers

Hands down the worst travel experience ever. I could not even sleep. I literally stayed in the middle of my bed with lights on while I watches roaches crawl everywhere. Owner/manager tells me It's not his problem. Ruined my little getaway. He should not even be allowed to carry the Howard Johnson name. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

By , from Asheville, NC on Sep 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2016

We are sorry for any inconvenience may have caused to you. We have ex-terminator's professional services and we will take care of it immediately. Sorry if you feel or staff was rude we will address that problem at the earliest. Sorry again for everything and thanks for your feedback.