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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tallahassee

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the hotel was older and needed some TLC. The employees were helpful and nice.

WE WERE WELCOMED BY JENNIFER AND DERKE AT THE FRONT DESK AND GIVEN ALL THE DETAILS NEEDED. OUR ROOM WAS CLEAN, NEAT AND TIDY AND EVERYTHING WORKED WELL. THE BREAKFEST WAS GOOD AND OUR TRIP WAS PLEASANT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL FOR ANYONE.

Very nice man checked us in, and he was very helpful telling us about the various attractions throughout town and on the FSU campus.

Toilet didn't flush - advised hotel staff , the reply I received was : " oh ok ... thanks" Heat : did not work properly Would not advise staying here if you are actually needed to spend time in the room. This hotel is literally only for sleeping. Room isn't comfy. Towels were dirt. Toilet didn't work.

The front desk called us at 4 AM to ask about the credit card we used to check in. We had checked in at midnight after a very long drive and had to drive another 14 hours the next day. Apparently he had written the number down wrong. They already had another credit card number from us that we used to reserve online. This totally affected all of our next days drive with minimal sleep . Who calls someone at 4 AM? The crazy thing is that our room was two doors down from the office and they could have easily seen us leave.

For the price the hotel was okay. Room needs updating, new carpeting and blankets. Bathroom was clean.

First thing..turned on light had to kill cockroachs,,carpet was dirty.I sleep in my clothing thought I would be cleaner.

the rooms were not clean and were very old. AC was very noisy.

We traveled 12 hours and pulled up at 1:30 am to people hanging over a balcony cursing, smoking and hollering. Not the type of place for young children to stay.

The staff was very accomodating. For we had arrived earlier than the check-in time and the front desk provided us a room without any additional delays. Thanks

Room was very neat and clean. Staff as very helpful and friendly. I was not impressed by the breakfast but everything else was wonderful. I would recommend this hotel for short overnight stays.

We stayed here for one night. I really don't have any complaints. It was clean and the breakfast was fine.

Overall the stay was ordinary. The room was clean and the location was close to everything you will need.

Motel was perfectly adequate for our needs: clean, quiet, and inexpensive.

a little worn but clean. would recommend it to friends

Staff were welcoming and friendly. Easy to find off of I-10. Morning hot waffles or bagel/danish and coffee or cereal are nice, but a yogurt would be a good addition. Across street is Crystal River seafood restaurant for a simple meal. Rooms have microwave and refrigerator if staying for a few days. Wi-Fi is secured with password and worked just fine. Showers now have rock siding instead of plastic - very nice. Once carpets are replaced, it will be even more comforting. Even with full hotel, it was a quiet night.

You get what you expected. Room is decently clean, have breakfast and wifi.

It was a place to stay, but more what i would expect from a place for half the price. The breakfast experience left much to be desired.

It is what it is, you get what you pay for. No bugs.

This was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. I don't mind old as long as it is clean. This was not clean, the bed linens had hole and there were roaches in the bathroom. Not what I wanted to see after driving 15 hours.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tallahassee

Everyone (6) Couples (12) Business (6) Family (17) Other (5) Friends (3)
2
Everyone

the hotel was older and needed some TLC. The employees were helpful and nice.

By on Sep 14, 2017

5

a wonderful stay.

Everyone

WE WERE WELCOMED BY JENNIFER AND DERKE AT THE FRONT DESK AND GIVEN ALL THE DETAILS NEEDED. OUR ROOM WAS CLEAN, NEAT AND TIDY AND EVERYTHING WORKED WELL. THE BREAKFEST WAS GOOD AND OUR TRIP WAS PLEASANT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL FOR ANYONE.

By , from FLORIDA on Mar 17, 2017

5

cheap rates, nice stay

Everyone

Very nice man checked us in, and he was very helpful telling us about the various attractions throughout town and on the FSU campus.

By , from St. Louis, MO on Dec 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay here at the Howard Johnson, We strive to have top of the line customer service and just like Derek said all roads lead to fsu! We do hope you come visit us again

2

only good for 1 night of stay

Everyone

Toilet didn't flush - advised hotel staff , the reply I received was : " oh ok ... thanks" Heat : did not work properly Would not advise staying here if you are actually needed to spend time in the room. This hotel is literally only for sleeping. Room isn't comfy. Towels were dirt. Toilet didn't work.

By , from atlanta ga on Dec 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2016

Thank you for your review! i do want to apologize for your not so pleasant stay here at the Howard Johnson. I will be bringing up these issues with my management staff and we will further our training so that this will not become a reoccurring issue, we do hope that you will give us another chance. - front desk manager

3

4am call

Everyone

The front desk called us at 4 AM to ask about the credit card we used to check in. We had checked in at midnight after a very long drive and had to drive another 14 hours the next day. Apparently he had written the number down wrong. They already had another credit card number from us that we used to reserve online. This totally affected all of our next days drive with minimal sleep . Who calls someone at 4 AM? The crazy thing is that our room was two doors down from the office and they could have easily seen us leave.

By on Jul 31, 2016

3

hotel was just okay

Everyone

For the price the hotel was okay. Room needs updating, new carpeting and blankets. Bathroom was clean.

By , from Central Florida on Apr 16, 2016

1

this place was bad.....

Families

First thing..turned on light had to kill cockroachs,,carpet was dirty.I sleep in my clothing thought I would be cleaner.

By on Sep 20, 2015

1

noisy ac, dirty rooms.

Families

the rooms were not clean and were very old. AC was very noisy.

By on Aug 1, 2015

1

overnight stay

Families

We traveled 12 hours and pulled up at 1:30 am to people hanging over a balcony cursing, smoking and hollering. Not the type of place for young children to stay.

By on Jun 29, 2015

4

awesome stay for a last minute getaway for a night

Couples

The staff was very accomodating. For we had arrived earlier than the check-in time and the front desk provided us a room without any additional delays. Thanks

By on May 20, 2015