Ratings based on 436 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.8 out of 5
68% of guests recommend
3.1 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Past it's prime.

Posted 24-Aug-2014
Hotel is very dated. Lots of stains, worn out furniture. Waterpark was the best part except it was too dimly lit. Would not stay here again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from ND

OLD hotel.

Posted 23-Aug-2014
Pros: The price
Cons: Build a new hotel
Location: This is an OLD holiday inn that has no signs of maintnence,,,
This hotel was built in the 60s,dont expect to much,loud road workers with filthy boots running around the lobby without getting cleaned up,furniture outside of rooms,OMG
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Winnipeg; MB Canada

Nice comfortable stay

Posted 23-Aug-2014
Pros: Convenient location a bit away from commercial centres.
Location: U of ND, some restaurants, gas station not far away, churches, park, easy access to major communication routes
Not the top notch anymore, but room size adequate, our king bed very comfortable. A bit noisy AC, especially at night. Indoor water park, slides and swimming pool are nice addition to your stay. Morning breakfast is tasty and plentiful. Spacious area for guests convenience. Good coffee, tea, you can make your own waffle, topped with strawberry topping and real whipped cream. You can have 2 kinds of bread, bagels, choice of juices, peanut butter, cream cheese, jams ...etc. Fruit is available as well.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

An Okay Option...

Posted 18-Aug-2014
An older hotel in need of a lot of repairs. Overall we enjoyed our stay. The pool area is a lot of fun for families and a much more economical option to the other waterpark hotel in Grand Forks. The room was not very clean. There was dust everywhere including in the coffee maker filter basket. The curtains in the room are only sheers, so there is not much privacy at night when it's dark outside and the lights are on in your room. It also makes it difficult if you plan to sleep later than sunrise due to the brightness in the room. The breakfast that's included is very good but if you show up at 6am when it opens don't expect the food to be out. The hot food wasn't brought out until around 6:30am when we were already heading back to our room. We might have gone for breakfast later if there were proper curtains to keep the room darker so we could sleep. I would still book here again knowing what to expect even though I gave it a less than stellar review.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Howards Place

Posted 13-Aug-2014
Pros: rooms
Cons: breakfast
Location: easy access to everywhere I needed to go but being in Grand Forks it can be said for any hotel there.
The hotel was well maintained and secure . the only and mean only misclue was the breakfast the eggs talked and looked liked rubber they were over cooked
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Winnipeg,MB

Stay away

Posted 12-Aug-2014
Guy at check-in was clueless about everything. Checked into the room and the smell was horrible. Smelled of urine. Room was very dated, blankets were ripped, hole in the ceiling in the bathroom. I complained to the front desk but they didn't seem to care.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

One night stay

Posted 12-Aug-2014
Hotel itself is dingy and worn but the beds were comfy, staff was pleasant, breakfast was ordinary but satisfactory. If I had kids I'm sure they would have LOVED the pool area. Showers and tub surround were kind of gross.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from wpg,Mb

Water park was ok

Posted 10-Aug-2014
Hotel needs updates!! Our room was not clean. Stains on bed spread and overall cleanliness of hotel was awful!!!!! Staff in continental breakfast area were very rude. I would not stay here again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Saskatoon

Worst hotel I've ever been in hands down

Posted 7-Aug-2014
The lobby smelled like urine. My father said there was a back up in the men's room. Our first room had a clogged toilet that the very kind maintenance man could not fix. The closet was broken, and the curtains to the hall were sheer so that people in the hall could look into our room. We were moved to another room due to the toilet. It was worse than the first. The carpet was wet and puckered throughout. We found out later there was a sewer back up in the hotel which makes me wonder why the carpet was wet. The shower curtain was moldy. The bathroom was so filthy that you could write in the dirt on the toilet lid. There was mold throughout the room. There were white stains on the bed spreads. And they had moved us to a smoking room. In the morning when I showed pictures of our room to the front desk lady, she said the manager would refund me. I have yet to be refunded. I will never set foot in this or any other Howard Johnson again. Disgusting. I would not even drink the water there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Winnipeg Mb Canada

Comfy, clean & affordable.

Posted 31-Jul-2014
Room was ready when we arrived. Tho the pool was closed we were offered & accepted a discount on our stay. Staff were very obliging and extremely courteous.