A group of us travelling happened upon this Howard Johnson after leaving the Houston airport. It was late and HOJO was a recognizable brand name. The outside of the hotel was inviting and the grounds were clean. The rate was $93 plus tax. I stayed in better Super Eight's and Motel Six for half that rate. We were put into the first room which is very small and outdated. The TV did not work and the carpets were filty. I requested a non-smoking room, but this room reeked of a combination of smoke and mold/mildew. We requested another room. Boy, was that a bad idea. It was worse than the first. It smelled of smoke, mold/mildew and urine. The were cigarette burns in the conforters and sheets. There was also either blood or feces behind the door on the wall and on the bathroom vanity. By this time it was nearing midnight...we thought about leaving, but were travelling with two small children and did not feel like trying to find something else at that time of night.
At about 3:30 am there was also someone being chased and screaming for someone to call 911 for 10 to 15 minutes. I know that this has nothing to do with the hotel, but possible about the trpe of people that frequent it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gold Medal Hotel for 5 straight years. For Budget Hotel in Houston, we are the best choice for both. We are consistently rated as a Top Luxury Hotel in Houston by our satisfied guests. We are the most appropriate TX Budget Hotel, to make your stay enjoyable at a low-cost. Some of our guests who have stayed with us in Houston, have informed us that they have made a good choice by selecting our Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Houston
- Houston Howard Johnson