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Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Pierre, South Dakota
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“Overpriced Dump that trys to look nice”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Payed $140 for one night during graduation time. Room was dirty, beds were terrible, too scared to even go to eat their breakfast. The sleep Inn is my usal spot,but it was sold out. Only stayed here as it was only place with a room that night. Go else where.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Paul P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review, 17 May 2012
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review. We would also like to thank you for coming to our hotel, we are very sorry your stay was anything less than perfect. Graduation is a very busy time for all the hotels here in town; we at Howard Johnson offer competitive pricing, though we are the lowest prices for our star rating in Gainesville. We are located in a quiet and peaceful area in town and our breakfast is complimentary and is not to be feared. We offer fresh fruit, Lenders bagels, Danishes, and pastries, oatmeal, cereal, and yogurt. If you would like to discuss your stay further, we would love to hear from you. You may contact our general manager Paul at 352-371-2500.
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The rates were reasonable. The staff was friendly. The location was very convenient. The hotel was clean and the maid service was the best at anywhere I have ever been. The bed was very comfortable and I slept very well all 3 nights. My grandson enjoyed the clean pool too. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Panama City, Florida
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

I have been staying at the Howard Johnson for several months. This hotel is in a great location convenient to all the restaurants. This hotel is very clean, comfortable and most important quiet. The staff at this facility are excellent and friendly to work with. They have a continental breakfast to get you started in the morning. The rates are very reasonable for the accomodations. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Good deal for the money we paid. Although the breakfast was good. We would like to recommend more variety

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paul P, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL, responded to this review, 30 May 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We strive very hard to make every stay the most enjoyable for our guests. We have since made changes to the Complimentary breakfast menu. We now offer a larger variety of fresh fruit, 5+ different flavors of yogurt, and snack bars. This will add to our existing menu of cereal, oatmeal, bagels, Danishes, pastries, and muffins. Beverage options are Milk, Coffee, Orange juice, and Apple juice. If you have any suggestions of other items, we would love to hear them so we may make more changes. Please feel free to call the general Manager, Paul, at 352-371-2500 or e-mail us at gainesvillehowardjohnson@gmail.com
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This isn't the Ritz, but if you want the Ritz, go there and pay their prices. Ho-Jo's was clean. Everything worked, even an iron and ironing board. Room heated up fast in January, and the bed was comfortable. I will definitely stay there again when in Gainesville. The price was good, and I was pleased. Even had a continental breakfast. Good deal for the price.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL

Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL
Address: 3820 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-3510
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Gainesville
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,584 - ₹ 16,816
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Gainesville FL 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are newly remodeled and finished our remodel late 2010. We now have new bed, new bedspreads, new carpets, new exterior, new interiors and offer a quaint breakfast selection. We still have our sparkling clean pool, and plenty of parking. We accommodate students, parents, truckers and travelers of all kinds, though, we are sorry we do not accept pets. We are conveniently located close to the Football stadium of the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, Gainesville Airport, and Gainesville Racetrack (home of GatorNational). ... more   less 
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