Ratings based on 1,033 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.9 out of 5
71% of guests recommend
2.9 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Chicago

Ok hotel

Posted 21-Feb-2015
Pros: The convenience to Universal Studios
Cons: The breakfast diversity could be improved and a better shuttle service.
Location: There are restaurants nearby and Universal Studios is maybe 2 miles away
I stayed there 4 nights, mainly because they had free shuttle service to Disney and Universal Studios. Housekeeping for some reason would not replace washrags, after being given only 1 after 3 nights I had to call the front desk to more. Be warned if you are wanting to use the free shuttle to Universal Studios, you will not be dropped off until close to 11am (park opens at 9am). I ended up taking a taxi the second day to get to the park, so I could get there when it opened. I had put in a request to the front desk for the taxi the night before, but they cancelled it for some reason and the taxi had to be re-called. The Disney shuttle was 50 minutes late picking us up. The hotel uses a third party service for the shuttles, that company did not seem to care about the timeliness of their pick up and drop offs. The free breakfast in the morning is very minimal: 2 cereals, toast, sometimes a pastry, and some mornings a fruit.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Kingston, Ontario

Close to universal studios

Posted 21-Feb-2015
Pros: Only the staff
Cons: The room, the shuttle, Breakfast
Location: Great location near universal studios and restaurants
The only positive thing I can say about this hotel is that the staff were very nice, other than the staff the room smelled like smoke the sheets were itchy and the door didn't fully close, making it very noisy and hard to sleep. The breakfast consisted of toast and cereal with sunny D and gross coffee. The shuttle ran to universal studios at 10:30 and returned at 7:30 or 10:30, and only went to and from Disney at 8:30 and returned at 9:00pm
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom PR

Hotel review

Posted 20-Feb-2015
The most importante thing for dont recomend: Not have hot water All the times..... In cold days thats super important.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom murcia

Great location

Posted 18-Feb-2015
Pros: The hotel is in a great location
Location: Lots of shops and good restaurants nearby
Hotel is very basic. Rooms are in need of decoration and renovation
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Miami

Universal Studios Vacation!

Posted 18-Feb-2015
Pros: Near Atracction
Cons: YES, they need to change everything., the breakfast THE WORST
Location: Location OK..
Terrible Experience, Staff not helpful at the time of check in, Surprise extra charges, Everything is OLD, super OLD, they should change the name, it is not a Howard Johnson anymore, it is just a MOTEL.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

It's ok for the money

Posted 3-Feb-2015
wasn't bad for the money, location good. The alligator golf across the street was very loud
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Aruba

Close to international drive

Posted 27-Jan-2015
Pros: It's nearby of some attractions, it's close to take buses and the i ride trolley service.
Cons: Improve the breakfast and renovate walls and ceilings.
The staff were really nice, they gave great service. Somehow the breakfast was dissapointing, I expected more variation. Too simple and came over a little bit cheap. There's no microwave in our room or refrigarator. The ceiling in the bathroom looks like it needs some renovatiom. The toilet flushes slow.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Toronto

We got what we paid for.

Posted 18-Jan-2015
The Hotel is close to the parks, restaurantes and convenience stores. As I said: We got what we paid for.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A basic Budget Hotel in Orlando.

Posted 12-Jan-2015
Pros: It was close to everything on International Drive. I payed a lot less than the other nearby hotels.
Cons: Management can do a better job in keeping a better cleaned hotel. Maybe shampoo'g the carpeting and painting.
I stayed on the Howard Johnson for a business weekend in January. I was not interested in spending a lot of money for just some basic lodging. In reviewing the other nearby hotel rates, which they were all quite pricey, HJ provided what I was looking for. A basic place to get a quick sleep and freshen up in the morning. Overall, it met those goals. There was some obvious repairs and better cleaning methods which should be noted however I guess you need to compromise. Don't look for anything spectacular. Expect just a reasonable priced place to stay overnight.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Dissapointing

Posted 11-Jan-2015
Pros: Nothing
Old building with old/non-functioning fixtures. Noisy.