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Review of Howard Johnson Galveston

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Howard Johnson Galveston
Ranked #40 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Alexandria
1 review
“Friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The manager and family were nice, but the breakfast area is poor and the choice is not good. Our bed covers had stains. I went immediately and bought blankets to put on the beds. I then sprayed Lysol on the sheets. They seemed clean enough. there were trains going by at all times of the night so I also got a fan to make white noise.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We cruise at least once a year out of Galveston, so we typically stay only one night. The front desk area smelled awful but when we got in our room, our room smelled worse. Room was picked up but felt dirty. I understand there is a lot of salty, sandy air in the area but there is a way to clean a room diligently leaving a clean smell too. We quickly determined that carpet has probably never been cleaned when the bottom of our kids feet were black from playing in the room. Not happy with the continental breakfast by any means. It was one of the cheapest rooms we could find for what we thought would be a decent facility, and I don't feel you even get what you pay for. Was very dissappointed and not going to stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

When we entered the room it smelled of mold and mildew. I had to wipe down the toilet and bathtub with bleach. The coffee pot had not been cleaned and the mattress pads had stains, you could see them through the sheets. I had no idea we were three yards from a railroad track. The horn from a train was my wake up call at 9:00 a.m. The window view was were electrical towers and muddy terrain. I wish I would have read the reviews before selecting this hotel.

  • Stayed August 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

A friend & I had a couple of days off so we decided to go to the beach. I am a hotel snob & really didn't want to stay here, but of course the price was wonderful. Well, you get what you pay for. The bedspreads had stains on them: mine looked like "something" brown, and the one on my friends bed looked like pee/water, something of that sort. We threw our bedspreads in the closet & didn't use them. The next day after our rooms were "cleaned" the new bedspreads also had different stains on them & they smelled like they belonged in a smoking room. The room looked rundown & the AC didn't work all that well. One night we decided to go out & were waiting in the lobby for our cab because it was raining. The guy working the front desk was on speakerphone with a customer reserving 2 rooms. It was very loud & we could hear everything the customer was saying: including her credit card number when she gave it to him. They also argued about a difference in the price between what was on their website & what price he could offer her over the phone. I felt really awkward being in the room with this going on & I think it's super unprofessional. The hotel doesn't seem to be in a great area & it's right next to a set of train tracks, we did hear a few trains at night.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Galveston

Property: Howard Johnson Galveston
Address: 8216 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-7199
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Galveston 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
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Galveston Howard Johnson

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