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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn/Airport

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Howard Johnson Express Inn/Airport
Ranked #77 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
87 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Please don't!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

This hotel was such a disappointment for me. I've frequented HOJOs in Wisconsin and they weren't bad at all, considering the price range. Initially I was in town to go to a nice romantic secluded cabin about 2 hours south of Louisville. Well got to the cabin and there was a wasps nest on the upper window by the loft and they had got into the cabin. Needless to say couldn't and didn't stay there. So we drove back into the city and needed a decent room, that wasn't too pricey since it was late in the evening.

Well they offered a jacuzzi suite for $99.00. I jumped on it. Got to the location around 10pm...no attendant?? The one attendant also drives the airport shuttle. Waited around and checked in, went to one room and the air was barely working and making a terribly loud noise. Went to attendant to exchange rooms..the next room was quiet, yet just in poor shape. From the outside the hotel seems brand spanking new..yet the rooms seem as if they received old used hotel furniture from another hotel??! The jacuzzi was okay, the bathroom was too, yet the furniture was very undesirable. The lamp shades had stains on it and were all tilted. NOW THE BED, THAT WAS THE WORST BED I'VE EVER SLEPT IN!! I could have just slept in my truck and got a better nights sleep! You could actually feel the mattress springs! I actually got a cut on one of my elbows and a bruise on the other!

It amazes me how they're still open and how Howard Johnson as a hotel chain is allowing this hotel to remain open with their name on it, it's a travesty!

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2009

I stayed here because my flight had been canceled. I needed a place to stay close to the airport. The hotel was run by a nice family, but they really need to hire professional maids. The carpet in my room had not been vacuumed and the bathroom floor was sticky. I was concerned that the blanket and sheets were not clean.

The mattress was very thin and hard. It was very uncomfortable. The internet service was not reliable, the signal was weak and I kept losing connectivity.

The decor in the room was outdated: old paint, carpet, comforter, sink. Definitely needs to be remodeled.

The hotel was quiet. I had plenty of hot water. Even though I was close to the airport, I couldn't hear the airplanes. The shuttle was fast and easy.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VernAtlanta
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Barrie, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2009

Hotel is dirty, dingy and old looking...uncomforatble beds

Staff frequently leave the front desk to go and run the ariport shuttle, then had to wait for them to get off the phone from a 'personal call' of which was rude and vulgar in nature

Hotel amenities were less than adequate for the business traveller, you'll be lucky if your laptop internet works, and there is no place to print a document or send a fax

I will never stay here again...and I this gives me one more reason not to try a HoJo again!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cbass21
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Richmond, VA
Level Contributor
86 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2009

The staff at this HoJo across from the airport was super friendly and personable. And the room was pretty clean and smelled nice. However, the bathroom was gross - hair was in the shower/tub and there was urine on the toilet seat. YUCK! I stayed here waiting for a flight - for the price of less than $50 a night, I didn't expect greatness but a clean bathroom would have been nice.

  • Liked — friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — gross bathroom
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank smb4x4
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kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2008

The hotel needs to be remodeled. The carpets were dirty and torn. The room was dingy and dirty looking. The bed didn't have a fitted sheet, the blankets were dirty looking and old. It needs a total makeover. On the positive side the hotel is very close to the airport and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank casseyfor9
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn/Airport

Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn/Airport
Address: 709 Phillips Ln, I-65 Exit 13B, Louisville, KY 40209-1327
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Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 95 Hotels in Louisville
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,725 - ₹ 14,444
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn/Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 1
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