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Review of Howard Johnson Lansing IL

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Howard Johnson Lansing IL
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Lansing
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Don't stay here! The dirtiest hotel ever!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

From the outside it appears clean and well-kept. OMG....once you get into the room....it is DISGUSTING!!! The carpet has clearly never been cleaned. There is a build up of dirt and dust along the edges. There were smudges of blood and who knows what else on the walls. There were layers of mold on the bathroom faucet. There were pubic hairs in the the tub. There was a pencil drawing on the bathroom door, holes in the sheets, the lock was broken off on the bathroom door. The only thing that was clean in the room was the refrigerator and microwave. There was also no sign of roaches....but I was surprised by that.

Room Tip: Don't stay here....it is not worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

This was the first time I ever stayed here and the last, I hope not all Howard Johnson's are like this. I think the days inn across the street is cleaner then this place. There are holes in the corners of the wall towards the floor, the room looked like it hadn't been vaccumed in months, the sheets didnt fit the bed, the chair in the room had a stain; i dont want to know what is was. The hotel looks nice from the outside but its sooo dirty on the inside, I understand if you dont relaly check people into a certain room for awhile, but there should be soemone checking out the room after housekeeping has cleaned it.

I advise you not to stay here until you are in dyer need of a hotel and have no money. the red roof in only $30 more but worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

Not one good thing to say about this place. Safety was also a major concern. No control of noise in the other rooms late into the night by management. The included breakfast was also very disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Tiger, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

Rooms are in deplorable condition. House keeping was awful. No washcloths, no hand towels, toilet paper not in holder because holder pulled out of wall, no coffee for room coffee maker, towels were a dingy white. 2 ice machines in entire complex and neither worked. Notice by city stating "do not enter outside stairwell doors" posted on all floors. Sign says free breakfast. Breakfast included cold bagels, cereal with no milk on the counter, coffee had to be asked for. One of the worst motel experiences ever encountered. All this enjoyment for $85.00 a night.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Caldwell, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

For the price, you won't be able to find a hotel with easy access to where you're going or coming from. With that said, the doorways, hallways and elevator are dirty and don't smell clean. Thank god that the same didn't go for my room!

The room was clean, bed nicely made, ac worked, and I couldn't hear neighbors. Thats all I am asking for when I pay $44 a night.

Some unsettling things was seeing a police car slowly cruise through the parking lot (says something of the neighborhood) and the 3rd floor door's electronic lock was broken from the inside...

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lansing, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

I would stay here again if I was short on cash. The place isn't the cleanliest but it's not horrid. The staff were friendly enough and it's in a great location. You can't beat $40 a night and expect a 5-star room. Biggest complaint would be the crap pillows. But the air conditioning kept me cool all night and the bed was comfortable enough.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Homewood, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

I was looking for the cheapest hotel I could find in an ok area of the south suburbs. The deal I got on this hotel was the cheapest around and the area is decent. Kmart, best buy, lifetime fitness withing walking distance. Mall about a mile away. Right off I80.

It seems like they are doing some remodeling. The public areas, halls, elevator, etc are a little dirty and rough. My room however was nice. It was nicely decorated and clean. There was even a mini fridge, Micro, and coffee maker. The bed was ok and I slept fine.

I didn't try the breakfast and the pool wasn't open yet for the season as it is outdoor.

Overall I was very happy with my stay and got exactly what I was looking for, a nice place to sleep at a great price.

Room Tip: The third floor has interior hallways, 1st and 2nd are exterior.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Lansing IL

Property: Howard Johnson Lansing IL
Address: 17301 Oak Avenue, Torrence Ave & Beinice Rd, Lansing, IL 60438
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Region: United States > Illinois > Lansing
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Lansing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Howard Johnson Lansing IL 1.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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