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Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino
Ranked #36 of 50 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Midland
1 review
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“Bed Bugs”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

After the first night there, I noticed the next day I had bed bug bites. Hotel offered to change rooms, but the damage was done. Gave me 1 night out of 3 free. Would have liked to have the total stay free. Have been going there 2 to 3 times a year for the past 5 yrs. Not sure if I will stay there again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel online. I am very sorry you had a negative experience while staying with us. We do take this matter very seriously by using heat to totally eradicate any bugs. We have not had any further issues. Thanks for your comments and please consider us in your future plans.
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Jefferson, PA
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We mainly chose this hotel because of its location, the indoor pool, and good reviews on Trip Advisor.

It's a nice hotel. Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They noticed that we had 2 kids and asked if we'd like a room near the indoor pool. I was given clear and accurate directions to local attractions. The girl who was monitoring the pool was very friendly and gave us tips on locals places to eat.

Breakfast featured toast, 4 kinds of cereal plus several choices of oatmeal, juice, Danish, muffins, coffee, tea. They had a hot chocolate machine, which was nice on a cold morning. I actually drove to Frankie's donuts, just a few blocks away, for a fresh donut and picked up some really good cinnamon buns at Tim Horton's.

I have no doubt that we would stay there again.

Room Tip: The pool is on the second floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review our hotel online. I am happy you found the Howard Johnson at 454 Main Street in Niagara Falls, NY to have a great location, friendly staff and a good continental breakfast. I am also glad you enjoyed our indoor heated pool. i will share your comments with the staff. They really enjoy positive feedback. Thanks again. We look forward to your next visit.
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Syracuse, NY
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This hotel is one of the best options on the US side of Niagara Falls. Do not let the older reviews on here scare you away. A couple of years ago this hotel seems to have gone through an ownership change. The new owners are running a good hotel here. They are extremely friendly as is all of the other staff that I encountered. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms are clean, and the pool area is very well kept. It is an older hotel and shows it's wear in some of the carpets, etc. But the beds and pillows are new and extremely comfortable. It is within walking distance to everything there: The Falls, The Hard Rock Cafe', etc.

Room Tip: If you can get room 515. Do it. It is the top floor. It faces the Seneca Niagara casino and the city...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for reviewing our hotel on trip advisor. I am thrilled you found the Howard Johnson at 454 Main Street in Niagara Falls, NY to be clean, comfortable and have a very friendly staff. The staff at Howard Johnson in Niagara Falls, NY works hard to ensure all guests get the most out of their stay with us. Our proximity to the falls and all major attractions make us an ideal choice. Thanks again. We look forward to your next visit.
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Ravenna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2013

needs updated and has bad smell, towels were more like hand towels not vey big at all. small t.v and just felt dirty.

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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our hotel online. I am sorry you had a negative experience while staying with us. Your concerns will be addressed with the housekeeping and maintenance departments to ensure future guest satisfaction. Thanks for your comments as they help us do a better job. Please consider us again if your futurre plans include the Niagara Region.
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Fayetteville, New York
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My husband and I stayed for only one night at this Hojo. We were pleasantly surprised; based on previous reveiws we were not sure what to expect, but it was a reasonably priced hotel and we were just in Niagara Falls for the one night and didn't want to spend a lot. The hotel is older and is showing its age a bit here and there,BUT the hotel was clean and the staff was helpful and friendly. The room we had was large compared to more expensive hotels and the beds were great, I wish I had one of the beds at home. The pool area is not huge but I enjoyed taking a swim and the temp of the water was perfect and the area was clean and there was even a life guard on duty. The continental breakfast is just that, something to get you started in the morning. There were nice pastries, toast, cereals, fresh fruit, coffee and juices. If you want more there is a Denny's at the hotel across the street. Overall we were glad we stayed at this hotel and would certainly stay again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel online. I am glad you found the Howard Johnson at 454 Main Street in Niagara Falls, NY to have large, clean comfortable rooms and a friendly staff. I am happy you were able to take advantage of our indoor heated pool and sauna. Thanks again for your comments. We look forward to your next visit.
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Cheltenham England
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This hotel was very good. The decor was a bit old, but in very good condition. The hotel room was massive, 15 paces from door to window. It had 2 double beds, a tv, tables and chairs. If you put a sofa in you could live there! Fridge also in room. Shower excellent. The only downside was the tiny breakfast room, no way big enough considering the size of hotel. The breakfast was good though, and the lady who restocked supplies was lovely. There is a Dennys over the road, and you can walk to Niagara Falls in 5 minutes. We even walked to Canada over the Rainbow Bridge (!) you have to pay 50 cents to come back! If I ever went to Niagara again I would stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel on tripadvisor. I am very happy you found the Howard Johnson at 454 Main Street in Niagara Falls, NY to have large, clean rooms and a great location. We do have additional seating in the lobby for our free continental breakfast. Our proximity to the falls, Canada and all major attractions make the Howard Johnson in Niagara Falls, NY an ideal destination. Thanks for your comments as they help us do a better job. We look forward to your next visit.
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Ruskin, Florida
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

rather dated and a bit run down. it is very close to the falls, in fact the bridge to drive or walk over is about a minute away....but there are a lot of hotels this close nearby too.
we never received maid service for the day, we were out all day and came back to the room exactly as we found it........fan in bathroom didn't work, tv has the fewest available channels i have ever seen in a hotel room, i think maybe only 10? most of the light switches were either broken or for no use. the safe was broken, you'd have to try at least 8 times to get it to lock, no exaggeration!!! there was a pool, that was open ONLY between 4 and 10 pm, but not worth going into it because it seems that the hotel rents it out for classes, we went to the pool and were followed in by about a dozen young mothers with their babies in tow to teach them how to swim.....i'm talking infants.....boy is that relaxing! a pool full of crying, peeing babies and their blabbling mothers hardly paying any attention to them,
on the plus side, there was a refrigerator and microwave in the room, free contintental breakfast, if you can get it.....the room is SO tiny and stuffed with people, staff was friendly and allowed us to check in early, it is close to everything. i booked through expedia and felt i was given a sub-par room and room location because of that. they mentioned it to me, several time, that "oh, you booked through expedia", so i felt i was being punished for that, i don't know.
i think if we went back to the area i would, for sure, stay someplace else. i guess you get what you pay for applies to this place!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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hojo00139, General Manager at Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for reviewing our hotel on tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed the fridge and microwave in your room. I will discuss your concerns with the housekeeping and maintenance departments to ensure future guest satisfaction. We do take your concerns seriously and will address them. Thanks for your comments. They do help.
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Property: Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino
Address: 454 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1526
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Region: United States > New York > Niagara Falls
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #36 of 50 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome Affordable comfort in the heart of Niagara Falls. Niagara's Howard Johnson - Closest to the Falls and Casino. We are just a short stroll to the Famous Falls, Maid of the Mist, and Cave of the Winds - all one & 1/2 blocks from the hotel! The Seneca Casino is just a three block walk80 spacious rooms, including luxurious jacuzzi rooms, all with free wireless internet access. Whether you crave adventure, sightseeing, gaming, romance, shopping, hiking, or fishing Howard Johnson Hotel can accommodate you. An Eco-friendly property. Hotel Highlights: Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access in all rooms and on site Packages available (click package tab above), King Jacuzzi rooms, Smoking rooms, Indoor heated pool/sauna, In-Room Safes, Free Parking, Helicopter Tours and Sightseeing Tours On-Site, Retro Game Room, Handicapped rooms. ... more   less 
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