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Howard Johnson Torrance
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Torrance
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

First time staying at this Howard Johnson's. I would've given it a higher rating if they had better Wi-FI. It was very weak, at best. They had very basic analog cable (no ESPN or any sports channels) for the NBA basketball and hockey playoffs. I was told that new cable boxes were be installed the very next day......which was a fabrication. It didn't happen and questioned them again......and was told by another employee that there was no such work order for cable boxes.
I guess lying was better than a confrontation with a patron since it was a long weekend stay.
If this is indicative of all Howard Johnson's......you've lost my future business.

I will say that the rooms were clean (though the furnishings were a bit dated and that it was centrally located to several venues.

2 stars that nobody likes being lied to. If you're going to tell untruths......be consistent so you don't get caught.

I moved next door to Residence Inn for the remainder of my one week stay.....sorry!

Room Tip: Wifi is not good....even if you're close to the office. It's very weak, at best. You defin...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Torrance
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The front desk service was very good. The room was clean. The AC/heater worked great. The breakfast was barely okay. The only thing to prevent us from returning was the terrible water pressure. It took way too long to saturate our hair and really reduced the value of the stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Glendale, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Excellent location to everywhere we wanted to go...Universal studios, Catalina Island, Venice, Redondo and Santa Monica Beach. Breakfast was better than expected. Waffles, danishes,bagels,cereal, oatmeal, juices and Coffee!! Room was clean. Had a microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker! Front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful. The price was excellent. The wifi worked perfectly. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Glendale, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Okay...free wifi (if your room happens to be near the office)
Breakfast - very minimal, not stocked
Torn lamp shades
Building needs maintenance
Air conditioning was tepid at best
Bathroom paint was sloppy with rust on the fixtures

If you're looking for a great place to stay...this is not it. It is in a decent area, and the bed was okay, but should have sprung for the few extra bucks to stay at the Marriott next door. Looked off of the dirty balcony and was more than a little jealous

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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HojoTorrance, General Manager at Howard Johnson Torrance, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Dear Douglas M:

Thank you very much for taking time to post a review about your stay. We strive to provide every guest with above average experience. Needless to say, I'm less than thrilled to hear that your stay was not superb. I would like to take the opportunity and kindly apologize forthe maintenance issues as indicated in your review. I have forwarded your comments to Housekeeping and Engineering departments for preventative maintenance, and once again my sincere apologies for the issues. If you find yourself in the area again, we hope to have the honor of serving you.

Inessa Udovchenko
General Manager
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Property: Howard Johnson Torrance
Address: 3673 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-4804 (Formerly Ramada Limited)
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Region: United States > California > Torrance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Torrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Torrance 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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