middle of the road
I stayed at the Helena Howard Johnson for five nights. It was cleaner than the super 8 that was across the street, but definitely had a motel feel to the room, rather than a hotel feel....if that makes sense. My room had an older tv (worked fine just not a flat screen), the bed and bedding were older (went and bought two pillows from Kmart), the maids cleaned my room everyday and did a good job, the pool/spa was older and kind of forgotten about, and the hot breakfast was ok (had those tiny bagels/formed egg patties/biscuts and gravy. The bar, Longhorn Saloon, was nice and the WiFi worked well except for the last day I was there. The employees were very nice and helpful, but the hotel could definitely use a full remodel.