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Howard Johnson Billings
Ranked #40 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Baker, Montana, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Its was the best place iv stayed in Billings MT...Right off Kings ave exit its a great place

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Whitefish, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Thanks for a great stay. Your staff was very friendly and we got wonderful rest!
p.s. it was the first time my girlfriend was on a waterslide! I loved to see her smile!
The only wierd thing was it cost $1.50 each to swim.

Room Tip: get one close to the pool!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Great Falls, Montana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

My friend, her mom, and I went to billings for a shopping trip and stayed at the howard johnson inn.. worst idea ever. The rooms were terrible, messy, and the staff was lazy. There wern't enough towels in our room so we went downstairs and asked for more.. the front desk lady said that she would bring some up in about ten minutes. She never came. THEN, (you all will find this gross) there were bugs in our bed.. That was really gross and unacceptable. I would never stay here again. This place is nasty and very unhealthy for people to stay at. We also had to ask for a vaccum to clean our room because it was nasty. We also went out at 2 in the morning to get lysol from walmart to clean our room as well. I hope that the howard johnson inn gets shut down because they are the worst hotel ever.

Room Tip: This place is terrible. Dont stay here.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

Here's the secret. Billings is on the edge of the biggest oil drilling areas opened in dozens of years. The farther you go east, the higher the prices. Word was that drilling has started about 110 miles north of Billings, and hotel rates everywhere have gone through the moon! Try getting a room in Williston, North Dakota. The high prices have spilled down to Billings, even though the crowds aren't there. The local hotels are charging high prices with low occupancy and waiting until occupancy picks up.

I stayed at this hotel regularly when it was a Ramada (the wi-fi still says Ramada). Howard Johnson has improved the appearance of the rooms and the beds, but the rooms are small, the bathrooms tiny and it was just ok. The breakfast was lousy, no fruit of any kind (unless you count the raisins in the cereal), the juice well watered. You can ignore all that if you have the kids with you, because they have the indoor pool/water park.

Best plan for Billings? Stay someplace else. The high rates there aren't worth it, and the locals will start complaining if the tourists stop showing up and spending money. If you travel on business and can get your work done in a day, drive in and out in the same day from Bozeman (west) or Sheridan, WY (east, but pretty pricey as well). If you have to go, you'll have to pay, and if you are working the oil boom, you are going to pay AND drive in and out same day, because there are almost no rooms anywhere the drilling is happening.

Room Tip: Ask for a room far from the pool unless you have the kids with you and want all that noise in the ha...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Stayed at this hotel with no other option. It was the last place available in Billings and just because of that they raised their rates to $269.99 for a standard room that is normally $80. The room was far below average. The room was dirty and very worn and the staff was rude. We attempted to contact Howard Johnson's corporate office to complain. They were equally as rude and we received no compensation. We will never stay at another Howard Johnson or any other affiliated hotel!

Room Tip: Don't go here
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

After calling several Billings hotels only to find them completely booked, we called this one, because we were told they had vacancies. We were quoted a very high rate, but took it fearing we would find anywhere else. When we checked in several hours later, they couldn't find our reservation and were rather curt about it. Also the guy already checking in paid 50% less for a room. They had filed our reservation under a different spelling. I wish they hadn't found it. The keys we were given did not work and when we finally got into the room we checked the bed only to find the sheets had dirt and crumbs from a previous tenant. They had someone come to change the sheets and she asked "do you want clean pillow covers too?": The ones she brought were practically in taters.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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hojo406, Director of Sales at Howard Johnson Billings, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to notify us of your issues while staying at our hotel. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. In addition, please know that your comments and issues will be addressed.

It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience during your stay and hope to see you during your next visit.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Because of an emergency, I was forced to cancel the second night of my stay. The front desk made the cancellation with the assurance that "everything was taken care of." However, they charged my card anyway after I left. This was not what I expected by "everything being taken care of." The front desk may or may not be responsive, give its staff's need to spend most of its time outside smoking. Their attitude was oafish, unprofessional, and boorish. In addition, the room smelled of urine.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Howard Johnson Billings
Address: 1345 Mullowney Lane, Billings, MT 59101
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Region: United States > Montana > Billings
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Billings 2*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Big Sky country at our Howard Johnson Billings hotel. Conveniently located off Interstate 90, our pet-friendly Billings, MT, hotel near Billings Logan International Airport puts outdoor adventure, vibrant night life and family fun at your doorstep. Start your day off smiling with free Rise & Dine breakfast, and use free Wi-Fi Internet access to plan your trip. Unwind after a busy day in one of our hot tubs, and let loose on the wild waterslide into our heated indoor pool. If you want to stay active, get a workout in our fitness center. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Hotel Billings
Ramada Hotel Billings
Ramada Hotel Limited
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