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“HoJo was so-so.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Howard Johnson Lincoln
Ranked #46 of 60 Hotels in Lincoln
Maryville, Missouri
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“HoJo was so-so.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed at this HoJO while my partner and I were in town for a concert. Not overly impressed with the place, however the overall stay was not bad at all.

Aside from a few annoyances, the rooms worked for what we needed it for - a place to crash after the concert. The shower was very spacious and had a nozzle that allowed you to lock in the water temperature but adjust the water pressure; a feature I wish all hotels had. Cleanliness was not an issue- fresh towels, vacuumed floor, clean bathroom, etc. We went elsewhere for breakfast, however I was happy to hear they had a hot/cold breakfast option for people in the morning. Walking back in and seeing a waffle station in the breakfast area was pretty awesome. And I really liked the fact that there was am microwave and mini fridge in the room - both definitely came in handy.

As for the annoyances I mentioned earlier.... one of the lights above the closet / vanity area was out. No desk lamp. The comforter was burned in one area- not sure if it was from a cigarette or the dryer. The walls had a little bit of water damage, though did not notice until we were packing. The furnishings were a bit 80s/90s - it was obvious a few updates needed to be made to the room.

It was a decent drive to the downtown area. It took 5-10 minutes to get to the places we needed to go. Parking was free, so we did not have to worry about that additional charge. The surrounding area was very quiet as well. Quick access to the interstate.

We had a new person check us in, so I'm not going to judge to harshly on the 'service' portion. Though he definitely knew when to ask for help and the other gal at the desk helped him get us checked in quickly, as well as provide some information he left out. Good teamwork. They at least had our folio ready for us at check out and gave us a friendly farewell. The housekeepers smiled and greeted at us when we walked through the hallways- that definitely made me feel welcomed.

Overall, our stay was not bad. Would I come back? Sure, why not. The price was right, which helped make for an affordable trip. If your plans are centered around the Lincoln nightlife or you're looking for a luxurious stay, I'd check out the hotels downtown. But if you don't plan on spending a lot of time in the room and are just looking for an affordable place to sleep while you enjoy activities elsewhere, this hotel could work for you. Would recommend this hotel for sports teams and business professionals who travel frequently on their own dime. Quiet, affordable and has all of the essentials needed for a short stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Colorado Springs
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

The odor of the carpet overshadowed any cleanliness that was perceived. Despite the front desk clerk being very pleasant and helpful, the mattresses were so soft and lumpy that we couldn't sleep and started the day with backaches after tossing and turning all night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nixa, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

When we arrived front desk attendant seemed to be more interested in telling me how aweful her day has been. Rooms are tiny and dingy feeling. Pillows are smaller than travel pillows. TV is older than the one I sold in garage sale in 2000 for 10 bucks. Spend the little extra and stay at one of the other hotels, you won't regret it. If rates were 50 bucks I would not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed there the weekend of 9\15\2013 for a local football game. while we were out someone entered our room and stole my ipad. the only people that knew I had an Ipad were our group of four and the front desk clerk that i took the ipad too because I was having trouble getting the wifi to work. The desk manager refused to help and lied to us and the police about the tracking ability of their locking system we have since found out. The general manager said he would track the lock system in the following days when he found out the problem had occurred, he was fired before the lock history could be performed. The desk manager is now the new GM and is also the owners son. We have the police investigating. These are bad people, do not have any dealings with them!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Howard Johnson Lincoln
Address: 3400 NW 12th St., Lincoln, NE 68521 (Formerly Sleep Inn)
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Region: United States > Nebraska > Lincoln
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 60 Hotels in Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Lincoln 2*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
100% Non Smoking Hotel, Free Wifi in all rooms, Continental Breakfast, Outdoor Swiming Pool etc........Pet friendly, fitness center, business center. Half mile from Municipal airport. Two miles from UNL, state, federal, city office buildings. I80 location ... more   less 
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Sleep Inn Lincoln
Lincoln Sleep Inn

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