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Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City
Ranked #25 of 49 Hotels in Guatemala City
Reviewed 10 November 2012

As our flight into Guatemala arrived at 10:00 p.m., we just needed a simple and close hotel to stay at before our 6:00 a.m. flight to Flores the following morning. We also wanted something reliable. The hotel also provided complimentary transportation to and from the airport, which was a big plus for us.

The room was small, but clean and quaint. The front desk was helpful (no problem with the wakeup call) and we were given a complimentary bottle of bottle of water (the only hotel during our entire trip that did that), which we used to brush our teeth and for some drinking. We could have paid less at another hotel. but we wanted to start our trip on the right foot and this hotel gave us that.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed here on two occasions on our recent trip to Guatemala because it is only 10 minutes from the airport. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The attached restaurant was excellent. On first arrival we were suprised by finding armed security guards (shotguns) stationed at the entrance but this common place throught the city. Staff were very accommodating and professional.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Doninsalem
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I have stayed in a few hotels on my visits to Guatemala. Howard Johnson in Guate, City has been the absolute BEST!!! This hotel has every amenity you could imagine. The free breakfast is at Geneva Coffee house which is on sight and it is amazing. A FULL breakfast that you chose off they menu. They do not have refrigerators in the room that was the ONLY disappointment I found! Their staff was AMAZING as well!!! Just booked another room for my visit in June!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank shellree
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We are five hours by bus from Guatemala City and needed a place to stay overnight before meeting a relative who was flying in from the states the next day. After reading the reviews on the Howard Johnson Inn, we decided to give it a try. The staff was exceptional in every way, from the manager, who spoke perfect English and was so kind and helpful, to the driver of the courtesy van who took us to the airport and waited patiently for our sister to arrive, to the maid who graciously brought us extra pillows. With a free courtesy van to the airport and later the bus station, an excellent free breakfast with full choice of the menu, and a clean, comfortable room, we felt we got much more than our money's worth.

Room Tip: Rooms on the outside are a little brighter with large windows.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

The was hotel was great. But, the restuarnt was so, slow.

Room Tip: Choice the room in the back of the hotel. The rooms in teh front are to noisey.
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank tighitco
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We had to go to the City (Guatemala City) to do some medical tests and visit the American Embassy. We found the Howard Johnson Hotel was in close proximity to both and had a restaurant on the premises. Being non too comfortable in the City due to the current advisories offered to travelers to Guatemala we wanted to stay at a hotel where we did not have to go out if we wanted to grab a bite of food etc. Since this stay was our first in the City and was not for shopping or fun but for fairly unappealing reasons, we didn't want to have to worry about being in a dangerous part of the city as well. The Howard Johnson was just right, actually across the street from the US Embassy and only 4 blocks from the major medical centers and labs. We also found that the restaurant was pleasant and the food was good (if you eat late like us just ask them to make the two for one sandwiches in one and it will be much better -- try the lomo). In Guatemala like Mexico the big meal is the afternoon meal and the restaurant does good business. Remember, though that this restaurant observes their respect for the dictates of their religion so there will be no pork or for us a bit of a disappointment no alcoholic beverages either. We were able to complete our business and the rooms are spacious and the mattresses are very comfortable. Each room is climate controlled and is quiet where ever you stay in the Hotel. The front rooms also have a hallway decorated with lovely plants well maintained and cared for. It was a pleasure to walk through this lush green hall on our way to the complementary breakfast (which was a full breakfast - not just toast and jam.)

The best part of our stay at the Howard Johnson Inn in Guatemala city was the staff. Since we knew nothing about the city and did not want to be surprised we always asked the Manager about where we were going -- how far, how long when to leave, etc and Cesar Rodas was always available to help and guide us. If we needed to know something he would advise us. Kind and efficient, Cesar made our first time stay in this difficult city a pleasure and we would be swayed to stay again thanks to management putting such quality personal in such an important positions. We were delighted to find that almost everyone we dealt with in the city to be very considerate in dealing with us. We will have to go back but the Howard Johnson Inn will make it easier we are sure. Safe, secure with a wonderful staff and an onsite good restaurant can and will make your stay in Guatemala City just fine.

Room Tip: The front rooms overlooking Reforma with the wonderful plants is the most memorable part to be in.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank GettingCreative_org
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

We stayed here on the last night of our journey to catch an early morning flight back on Continental via Houston. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to the airport but you'll have to let the front desk know. The rooms have everything you'd expect and the connecting restaurant serves excellent food.

We arrived early (6 AM) having taken the overnight bus from Flores/Santa Elena to GC and hopped on a cab to the Howard Johnson. They let us check-in immediately but then phoned to say they'd charge us but later decided they'd waive the charge (I'm not sure if this usual but I think it was the manager who decided to waive it after he saw us). Breakfast is complimentary and very delicious! I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay near the airport.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 #25 of 49 Hotels in Guatemala City
Price Range: £61 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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