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Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg
Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Harrisburg
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Clean, worn hotel. The carpet really needs to be replaced and there were a lot of cigarette butts outside near our patio. The grandkids had fun in the clean pool as I sat on the balcony and watched them play. Air conditioner worked well, we were glad for that as it drowned out the noise of other guests.

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HoJoHbg-Hershey, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did during your stay. We appreciate the compliments along with the suggestions for improvement. All of us here at the Howard Johnson hope we get the opportunity to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

My third stay at this hotel in about as many years. Unfortunately standards here have slipped noticeably. First let me say much that was wrong wasn't exactly the hotel's fault, as I was there on a Friday night. I had an upstairs room on the rear building that faced the parking lot. The place seemed to be attracting a loud crowd that only got louder (and drunker) as the evening went on.
Having an a/c unit with a 'constant fan' setting would have been a huge help in drowning out the revelers, loud car exhausts, and seemingly non-stop slamming of corridor room doors. But the only way to keep the fan running was to drop the temp to an uncomfortable cold degree. Eventually (around midnight) the outside noise mostly stopped.

But the hotel itself- Most of the furniture was attractive and in good shape, but some pieces needed to be replaced. Lots of wear and tear to be found, especially the wallaper. Housekeeping uses a cheap-smelling cleaning agent/disinfectant; the glass sliders were filthy and the balcony looked as though it hadn't been swept/cleaned since 1984. The balconies used to have patio chairs, remembering my earlier stays, but they're now gone- surely no one would want to sit out their in its current condition. Some bath towels were stained (or dirty). The bed was a bit too soft, but comfortable enough. Room interior and bed linens seemed clean, except for a bottle cap by the nightstand. Front Desk staff was friendly but doesn't seem to care about appearing unprofessional in front of guests.

The hotel is in a excellent location and is very handy to many activities. It really wouldn't take too much to bring it up to a higher-quality hotel. Staff/management needs to have a more caring attitude and remedy issues that obviously need attention or updating.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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HoJoHbg-Hershey, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time and letting us know how we did during your recent stay. We take your comments and suggestions seriously and will work hard to improve on each one. All of us here at the Howard Johnson hope we get the chance to win back your trust.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Okay,this place could use some work, but for the price it was fine. It is near Hershypark. The pool was large and clean and the breakfasts was a pretty good. My family enjoyed the waffle maker. They changed our first rooms when we complained.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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HoJoHbg-Hershey, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Thank you for letting us know how we did during your recent stay. Our main goal is create an excellent value for our guests. We are glad we achieved this during your stay. All of us here at the Howard Johnson-Harrisburg look forward to serving you again real soon

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

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HoJoHbg-Hershey, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

The rooms were dirty, smelled, and had no towels. The bathtub and toilets were disgusting. It was unsafe. there were people having BBQ's outside on their balconies. Told that police patrol area. What!

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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HoJoHbg-Hershey, General Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay. We take your issues seriously and will work to correct them. The Swatara Police office is a 1/2 mile down the road and they do routine drive throughs of our hotel as well as the others in the area. We see this as a plus that they are active. All of us here hope we get the chance to win back your trust.

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Address: 473 Eisenhower Boulevard/I-83, I-83 & 322 Hershey, Harrisburg, PA 17111
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Harrisburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Harrisburg
Price Range: £29 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Harrisburg 2*
Number of rooms: 174
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