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“Convenient to airport/Hedman Alas bus, good value, free airport shuttle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City

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Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City
Ranked #22 of 48 Hotels in Guatemala City
Pittsburgh, PA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Convenient to airport/Hedman Alas bus, good value, free airport shuttle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2011

This is a great spot for convenient, not too expensive, easy access to airport and Hedman Alas bus depot. They were very accomodating for me traveling solo with a sick young child (who got sick on the airplane). We were the last ones off of the plane and the driver was patiently waiting at the airport with a sign for us, I had just e-mailed that morning when I made reservations online, so wasn't sure if that would happen. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and most spoke English quite well. The rooms are about what you'd expect in this price range and clean.
As noted in another review, we had our one queen size bed with window overlooking the main street. The windows are good quality and keep the sound out when closed, there are AC units in each room and nice flat screen TVs. Wireless internet in every room is included in the price as is breakfast which was good (choice of fruit salad, tipica hot breakfasts, pancakes,cereal, etc). Bathroom looked recently renovated. Hallways noted in other review: I didn't think they were so bad.
I will definitely use this as my arriving and departure hotel to airport in the future.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ststogo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2011

Just needed a place to stay in between flights. The staff were great - emailed ahead of time to arrange pick up from the airport (free shuttle!) and arranging a taxi for the next morning. (Shuttle starts at 5:00 - I think - and we needed to be there in time to check in for a 6:30 flight.)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lyeager
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Louisville
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2010

We stayed at the Howard Johnson in Guatemala City on 11/21/2010 and had a fine and quiet room with a good complimentary breakfast and complimentary shuttle to the airport.

We spent 11 days in Guatemala and for our last night (after a 10 hr bus ride) we just wanted something easy and hassle free as our launching point for our flight out the next day. The location was an easy cab ride (less than 10 minutes for an overpriced fee of Q50) from the Linea Dorada bus station (which we successfully took to and from Flores for our visit to Tikal) and an easy ride to the airport. We paid a total of $86 for our queen bed sized room, which is a lot for Guatemala but worth it for us on the last night. I found this hotel on Expedia and chose it based on it being the least expensive hotel I had heard of.

The hotel itself was kind of dark and castle-like with Spanish decor. But it was nice enough and not at all sketchy. There are computers in the lobby and the desk clerk was friendly and spoke English. The restaurant was pretty good but serves no alcohol. The hot water took a long time to get hot.

This was a good place to stay for our purposes and I would recommend it if you need a launching point in and out of Guatemala City.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank IntransitEmilyS
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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

I find it realy hard to believe how other people can write negative reviews about this place. It has charm because they decorated the hotel and all the rooms with Spanish motives and decorative fixtures. It is very affordable and the attached restaurant is FREAKING AWESOME. The food is great and since the guatemalan quatzel is 8 times less than canadian or american dollar it is very affordable. They have 12 cakes and pies to choose from for desert. Most of the staff does not speak english but there are some that speak perfect english and they are VERT helpful. We are in Guatemala, there is no where you can go where people speak english, you just make due with what it is. It is centrally located on Avenida Reforma which is a beautiful street. Definiately coming here again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mike_klein5
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San Jose, California
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88 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

Our one night stay was okay. I would stay there again, but only if I needed something close to the airport. Free airport shuttle service was included. It was what you would expect of a Howard Johnson’s in the States. Our room was clean and comfortable with a nice bathroom. We had a decent breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AnothersEyes
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Wallingford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

The front desk help either spoke no english or very little. Our room and bath were clean and the ac worked great! There is a restaurant also, we had dinner once it was ok and breakfest once it was also ok. We are both vegetarians and had a few things to pick from on the menu. Overall the actual hotel was ok, not great but for what we paid it was around what we expected. If your on a budget and just want a clean room and bath I'd recomend this hotel. It was a fast cheap taxi to zona viva also about $5.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank luckylotus8
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Michigan
Level Contributor
60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2009

We stayed at the HoJo for 1 night and were very impressed with the service. There was a representative from the hotel waiting for us outside the airport exit with a sign with our name on it. Within seconds we were escorted to the waiting van and the free shuttle to the hotel. Checkin was smooth and no surprises.

We had a room with 3 queen beds which was great for our family of four. Our room was good size but I could see the regular rooms being small. The carpet was pretty nasty but overall cleanliness was good.

Breakfast in the morning was included in the room rate and was outstanding. Service was excellent as well in the morning as we were given a free shuttle ride to pick up our car.

Overall I would recommend this hotel. Rooms are not the best but service was outstanding.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank www69
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City
Address: Ave Reforma 4-22, Guatemala City 01009, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 48 Hotels in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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