Ratings based on 380 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.0 out of 5
74% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Phoenix, AZ

Met Expectations.

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Pros: clean room. comfortable bed.
Cons: I prefer better breakfasts. At least a waffle maker...
We changed a day trip to an over-nighter trip so we needed a room. We booked it the same day via the mobile website. The room was clean. The staff was nice enough, although not overly. The bed was comfortable, plenty of pillows. It is close to the train tracks, so if you are sensitive, you may want to find another hotel. It didn't bother me or my son though. The heater fan was pretty loud (it masked the train). Being from Phoenix, we kept the room in the low 70s and the fan was on quite a bit. The continental breakfast is cereal, small muffins, and coffee. It was easy to get into, and out of, the parking lot. Next time, I'd probably plan a bit better and find a better rate, or nice hotel. However, for a last minute booking on a 3-day holiday weekend, we had a good price and a clean hotel. No regrets. Like almost every other hotel I've ever stayed, the wifi couldn't support a Facetime video chat.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Just fine for the price

Posted Jan 14, 2015
Very close to food and a bar. On a Very noisy road. Wouldn't recommend for light sleepers but for us it was fine for a quick, cheap say.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 20, 2015 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello Macie, Thank you for your kind words describing your stay in our hotel. We appreciate your candid comment on the level of noise you heard from outside. This will be used as reference in future improvements so we can serve you and other guests properly. We hope to see you again on your next trip in town.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom AZ

Not what I expected!

Posted Jan 6, 2015
My room did not have a bathtub to give my kids a bath. Also the room was not sealed so the cold air was coming in thru the door all night even with the heater on we were still cold since it snowed all night!! The fridge did not keep our food and baby milk cold at all so we had to throw everything out in the morning!! Plus check in time is way too late in the day. We didn't even stay 24hrs in the room but I had to pay like I did!! Over all not a kid friendly place!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 20, 2015 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello, I can not put in exact words how I would like to apologize for the uncomfortable experience during your stay in our hotel more so that your concerns on spending cold night with us was not attended by our staff on duty. It is just unfortunate that we are unable to trace your booking so we can specifically address your shared experience. Nonetheless, I still hope that in the future, we could have the opportunity to make up for our shortcoming and serve you and your family better.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom alberta

Not nice at all

Posted Jan 6, 2015
Pros: Restaurant attached was excellebt
Cons: . Staff at front desk on a personal call while I waited 5 minutes. The room was dirty. I sneezed all night as someone had smoked in the room.
Location: Just stayed overnight. Travelling through
Noisy dirty smelly room. Fighting all night in the room above someone had smoked in a non smoking hotel. Needs major upgrades
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 20, 2015 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello Dorothy, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and services. I am deeply sorry that you were not entirely comfortable during your stay. Your shared experience and disapproval on the quality of clean in the room as well as the level of noise from other guests will be made certain to be handled appropriately. We appreciate your candid comment as it help us point out how we could serve you better in the future.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New Mexico

You get what you pay for.

Posted Jan 4, 2015
The best part of this hotel isn't the price, but rather it's close proximity to "The Museum", a quaint bar with a small town atmosphere. When we traveled through Flagstaff it had recently snowed so we found ourselves slipping and sliding through the poorly maintained walkway and stairs. Upon arrival the front desk clerk appeared to have concerns other than customer service. Though the customer service was lacking the room met our needs. I suggest you avoid their irons, it proved great for ruining a brand new shirt and nothing more. Breakfast is a joke! The juice machine dispensed a orange substance pretending to be orange juice, the apple juice turned out to be nothing more than water. Overall if I stayed in Flagstaff again I would only choose this hotel if my goal was visiting a new favorite bar.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 20, 2015 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello Milo, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your review on the services and your experience in our hotel. Our guests’ feedback is vitally important to us and are taken very seriously. Your feedback on the breakfast served will be checked and corrected as well the quality of service you received from our front desk staff as it was clearly not the absolute standard we have set on to offer our guests. We hope to see you gain in the future and serve you better.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom phoenix

Good for the price

Posted Jan 3, 2015
Room is very clean, and the staff is nice. The ice machine does not work
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2015 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello Hugi, I am glad that you find the quality of clean the room to your satisfaction. we appreciate your time in bringing to our attention the problem with the ice machine. I apologize for this oversight, I will send request to have this checked and corrected immediately.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 2, 2014
The room was pretty clean. Had cobwebs in the window of the bathroom but otherwise was clean. There was some noise at night but overall was clean and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2014 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for giving us an overall review of your stay at Howard Johnson Inn. I do apologize for the discomfort you experienced with the noise at night, but I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations of cleanliness and service. We hope that we could have another opportunity to provide you with the accommodations and hotel service that will hopefully exceed your expectations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A bargain treasure.

Posted Dec 2, 2014
I booked a room with a king sized bed for my girlfriend and I. We stayed for one night and we're very satisfied with our stay. The hotel receptionist was extremely friendly! She asked if I was bringing a pet along. If I'd known, I would have brought my pet to stay with us. The hotel was updated and clean. The pillows were very comfortable but small. The sheets were clean. We were given enough towels. For $40/night, I don't think it could get any better. There is a train right next to the hotel but it wasn't a bother for us. I'd say booking a room here is definitely worth it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2014 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay at Howard Johnson Inn. We are glad that you were satisfied with the hospitality of our staff and the room that was provided for you during your check in. I hope that we could accommodate you again soon and hopefully you’ll bring along your pet with you during your next stay with us.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Phoenix

New remodel clean

Posted Nov 26, 2014
Hotel check in quick and easy. Beds nice. Hotel is older but the remodel is real nice at this time. Close to train if that noise bothers you. Right next to the Museum Club so this can be convenient or noisier on the weekends depending on how you look at it. Couldn't find wifi but I was in late and gone early so not too vital for me. I would've stayed another night and been more than pleased. Had a great week day rate.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 6, 2014 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello Scott, We are grateful that our efforts to improve our accommodations has made quite an impression on you. I regret that you had to leave soon but it is so rewarding to hear that we were able to give you a five star experience. We look forward to your next visit!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Arizona

Nice place to stay while visiting the Grand Canyon

Posted Nov 25, 2014
Pros: The staff are all very kind and accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!
Cons: The building was older but we could tell there had been recent improvements, such as paint and new amenities.
Location: The Museum Club is right next door. They had live country music. It was a real fun night out for my husband and I.
My family and I stayed here on a Saturday night. We got two rooms and the staff was kind enough to make certain our rooms were right next to each other. My children are all teenagers so I felt very secure having them close. We ate supper in the restaurant attached to the hotel and had a great meal. My husband was VERY pleased that his steak was cooked to perfection. He made it a point to thank the chef personally. The kids went to the free breakfast the next morning and said it was good. They had cereal, fruit, danish, muffins, juice and coffee. This filled them up as dad and I took advantage of sleeping in :-) We loved that we could have our dog stay with us. While walking him in the morning we noticed the train pass by right across the street. We did not hear it from the room. Too bad, I LOVE the sound of the trains.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2014 by familyinn, Hotel Management
Hello Donna, Thank you for sharing with us your experience at our hotel. Hearing about how our efforts to give you a pleasant and accommodating experience have been successful is very rewarding for every member of our staff and management team. We hope you and your family will stop by again during your trip to the Grand Canyon and hopefully you will get to hear the sound of the trains.