Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson

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2.5
#31 of 33 motels in Las Vegas
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Walk to the Strip from our Howard Johnson on East Tropicana, Las Vegas hotel. Our pet-friendly hotel in Las Vegas is a quick walk to casinos, restaurants and shopping. Take a dip in our seasonal outdoor heated pool and enjoy a meal or slice of pie at neighboring Coco's Bakery Restaurant. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet access, and if you need fax service, you will find it in the business center of our hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are also conveniently located just 2 miles from McCarran Airport
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget

Location

165 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109-7306
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 92 out of 100
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Harry Reid International Airport
Boulder City Airport
32.6 km
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MGM Grand Station
5 minLas Vegas Monorail
2.5
2.5 of 5 bubbles1,383 reviews
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Howard Johnson hotel's central location and ample parking are among its redeemable qualities, as mentioned by travelers. However, guests have called out the hotel for its poor amenities, including problems with cleanliness and non-functional fixtures. The rooms often leave much to be desired, with reports of unpleasant odors and shabby conditions. Additionally, the service falls short, with numerous accounts of unhelpful staff and inefficient check-in processes. Despite its budget-friendly nature, many guests regret their stay, feeling the hotel lacks in overall value and safety.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Uninspiring
Rooms
Unkempt
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Rude
Amenities
Underwhelming

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kcrider0006 wrote a review Feb 2020
Louisville, Kentucky
3.0 of 5 bubbles
No bugs. Great staff and onsite security officer each shift. While some of the rooms could probably be cleaner, if you do have an issue the staff will immediately address the problem. The place is also in a really good location to the strip. The bed was also great.

I am one of those people who look at life as the glass being half full, so under the circumstances while the only issue may be the cleanliness of the room, I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mchute, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your review, we really appreciate your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back soon. Yes we have security and yes we are perfect proximity to the fabulous Strip. Thank you again.
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Les P wrote a review Oct 2022
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed last weekend, toilet seat broken, sink tap loose and sink was leaking when used, carpet was soaking from previous use and not repaired. I complained to reception who said would contact maintenaǹce. Nobody came could only use sink it wore shoes
pretty poor effort not recommended
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Bernard Daugherty, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Dec 13, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We take all feedback very seriously and make as many changes as we can to improve guest experience with us. As your experience was not a good one, we will take the feedback provided and make changes accordingly. Thank you, Bernard Daugherty General Manager
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Terron Whitehead wrote a review Mar 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at this hotel was not good. I received old towels and wash cloths. I even had a problem of house keeping not cleaning my room at all. I left for a workshop at 730 am and return at 6:00 pm and the room not touch with garbage in the trashcan. I had to go to the front desk to get towels and wash cloths. Ice machine was not working.
Dirty carpet in the room with a smell. I felt that I didn't get my respect as a guest.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: good for a 1-2 night stay
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Response from Mchute, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for sharing your review and your opinion. We apologize that your stay was anything less than satisfactory. We will follow up with the housekeeping department to see what went wrong. For future reference please share your concerns with the front desk and they will do anything possible to make your stay more comfortable.
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Alex H wrote a review Oct 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1.0 of 5 bubbles
There cigarette burns in the mattress, the headboard of the bed was sticky and the room smelled. I was given a different room by reception and the toilet had paper in it looked used, the bathtub was dirty. I showed the receptionist the pictures and was told I'd receive a refund in 5 to 7 days and I left and they would check into housekeeping.

Do not stay here, its nothing like the photos the "property" posts!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Mark Chute, Owner at Howard Johnson
Responded Oct 21, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your review and your opinion. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. We will share your comments in our monthly service meetings with the housekeeping and the front desk teams.
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Steve L wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a cheap place to stay and be threatened to be evicted by the management because you get angry about an error that they make then stay here otherwise look for another hotel that treats its customers better.

I checked into the hotel around midnight after a long flight from the east coast. The front desk attendant told me that their credit card reader was down. They asked if they could copy my driver's license and credit card and would run it when their system came back up. At 2am, I got a call from the front desk waking me up accusing me of giving them a bogus card and I needed to come to the front desk right away. When I got the the front desk I asked why I needed to do this right away but the attendant said that he did not like my tone and called security saying that if I did not change my tone he would evict me. He accused me of giving him a bogus card but when I got my photo copy of my driver's license and credit card back that they made earlier it showed that they copied the front of my card which only had the number on the back.

The front desk attendant should have also known that since the reservation was a guaranteed reservation my credit card is already on file and would have been charged even if I did not show up. The issue should have been resolved in the morning not at 2 am. The management never came back and apologized for their employees mistake.

Overall I would not recommend that you stay at the hotel as the staff does not treat its customer with respect even though the price is good and the rooms were adequate. There are other choices close by and i would rather get a good night sleep and pay a little more than get woken up in the middle of the night because of their incompetence.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Mchute, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for sharing your review and your opinion. We sincerely apologize that the system was down upon your arrival and that the front desk asked you to return to the front desk at such a late hour. I apologize that he desk agent did not look at the copy to see that they did not copy the side with your card information and number. I can assure you that we will be having a training session with the staff to insure that this does not happen again in the future.
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ireneusz k wrote a review Jan 2020
Windsor, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is lacking maintenance, good housekeeping and customer appreciation. Housekeeping employees are loud , don’t respect that travels sleep in the morning . Old ripped curtains with soap scum in the bathroom, horrible dirty carpet , underneath the bed is lots of dust , looks like nobody vacuumed there for months or weeks . I wasn’t greeted by receptionist as a reward member guest. Absolutely disappointed in this hotel . The only positive thing was that is was in perfect location .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Mchute, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thank you for sharing your review and your opinion. We apologize that your stay was anything less than satisfactory. We apologize that your room was not up to standards and that the employees were loud and disturbed your rest time. We will review your comments in our weekly service meeting. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for letting us know.
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Jesse D wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights at this family friendly welcoming establishment it felt like home away from home . The cost really opened up doors to explore other parts of the city and not spend it all on accommodations. This oasis is welcoming to all genders and ethnicities which was reassuring. The location is perfect , with a community deck to enjoy the lights of vegas and the quiet morning for your coffee which was provided. The shower was perfect it would self regulate as if it new what your body needed. They have came along way since their 2018 murder in one of the rooms. With Denny’s close by you will never go hungry and hooters close by you’ll never go horny. In my opinion there is no place like HOJO
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Bernard Daugherty, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Feb 24, 2023
Greetings, Thank you for the feedback. It is always good to hear a positive note. Yours in Hospitality, Bernard Daugherty General Manager
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Lacey F wrote a review Aug 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
These people will try to scam you out of your deposit don't say I didn't warn you , they tried to say I had a pet in the room when I don't even own a pet then when I told them that they were like oh well even if you don't have a pet well you smoked in the room and showed me a picture of a little dirt on the sheet saying it was ashes , which is not true at all I went outside everytime. I asked can't you look at your cameras or anything I went out front any and everytime , then I asked for a copy of the pictures and a number I could call. They said they couldnt give me a copy and they didn't have a number ........ I would not recommend this hotel to anyone the only reason I stayed so many time is cause of the price it's cheapest you will find and if you on a budget , well you don't have a choice to be picky .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Bernard Daugherty, General Manager at Howard Johnson
Responded Dec 13, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We take all feedback very seriously and make as many changes as we can to improve guest experience with us. As your experience was not a good one, we will take the feedback provided and make changes accordingly. Thank you, Bernard Daugherty General Manager
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Doug B wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel should probably be demolished and rebuilt by someone else.
The management doesn't keep up with maintenance. It's dirty, outside and in.
The ice machine closest to my room didn't work and looked like it had not worked for years. The nearest ice machine that worked leaked water and the area under the stairs looked like it had not been swept in years. It seemed that there were several rooms occupied by welfare families. Mats outside the ground floor rooms were filthy, with cigarette buts, hair pins, etc.
In my room: the sink stopper didn't work. The drain barely worked. The carpet had stains. There was a used facecloth hanging from the shower head. The only two towels in the room were one bath towel and one small towel.
There were no coffee cups and no regular coffee bags....only decaf.
Check-in was slow; One customer monopolized the only clerk for about 15 minutes while two of us had to wait outside in the hot sun until that transaction was finished.
The beds were OK, The AC worked well. The shower worked. It wasn't too noisy...after the airplane traffic from the airport died down.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stay away from the lobby. Stay on the second floor and park on the side where the steps start.
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Response from Mark Chute, Owner at Howard Johnson
Responded May 29, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about your stay. We apologize that your stay was anything less than satisfactory. For future reference please inform the front desk if they is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable.
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szinge497922 wrote a review Oct 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was damaged, dirty, and poorly stocked. We did not feel safe or comfortable at this property and left after check in, forfeiting the nonrefundable rate, to stay somewhere else. No fridges, thread bare linens, two towels for a four person check in, other guests having issues lined up in the lobby... Booking here was a big mistake and waste of money.
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Date of stay: October 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from shadmankhan
Hyderabad, India17 contributions14 helpful votes
I paid through my visa debit card - it took 2 or 3 weeks to be returned
Answer from Wisegambler
Memphis18 contributions
An iron and an iron table may not be available in each room but you should ask the Front Desk for it. Most rooms aren’t recently new refurbished.
dipple72 asked a question Apr 2018
Oldbury, United Kingdom
hi do rooms come with a safe deposit box ?
Answer from avanisaklecha
Minnesota City, Minnesota10 contributions5 helpful votes
No, there is no safe deposit box.
Michel J wrote a tip Jul 15
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go there!! It is the worst hotel I have ever been to in my life, the worst hotel that I have ever seen, and the worst customer service"
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Heather R wrote a tip May 2024
St Louis24 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay a bit more and head to a casino."
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Scott L wrote a tip Apr 2024
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"read the reviews...judge for yourself"
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Carol W wrote a tip Apr 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't come here!"
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Reyes wrote a tip Mar 2024
Marbella, Spain22 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid asking for an early check in. Bring your own blankets."
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,439 - ₱5,654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNevadaLas VegasThe Strip
NUMBER OF ROOMS
295
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howard Johnson
Which popular attractions are close to Howard Johnson?
Nearby attractions include Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows (0.2 km), Fat Tuesday (0.4 km), and Brad Garrett's Comedy Club (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Howard Johnson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Howard Johnson?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howard Johnson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steak 'n Shake, Morimoto Las Vegas, and Craftsteak.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Howard Johnson?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Howard Johnson?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Howard Johnson?
Many travellers enjoy visiting American Adventure Tours (2.8 km), Little Church of the West (1.6 km), and Historic Fifth Street School (7.5 km).
Is Howard Johnson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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