Ratings based on 163 Verified Reviews

2.9 out of 5
64% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sarasota, FL

Excellent value

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: Rooms enter inside. Must have key to enter side doors. Safe in room. Nice pool & grounds.Very very clean. Modern rooms & common areas. Friendly staff.
Location: Legoland!
This is an affordable, safe and convenient place to stay close to Legoland. When we are gone all day and most of the evening, this is a perfect place to come back to. The room was very very clean with soft and fresh sheets and clean towels. Refrigerator, coffee maker and iron with ironing board all worked great and in good condition. Compared to other similar priced hotels in the area, Howard Johnson's is modern, clean, entry to room is inside, breakfast is great, rooms are spacious. We will be back for sure! Thank you for making a getaway for me and my son affordable and fun!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 7, 2017 by Anne, Front Office Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words. We are still undergoing renovations and are glad we made a comfortable and convenient stay for you and your son. We hope to see you again!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Fort Myers, FL

Don't walk, run away from this one

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Pros: Nothing!
Cons: Major updates and improvements are needed ASAP
Location: Legoland
This place is in serious disrepair. Spackle on the walls, cracks on the walls, chunks of chipped plaster along bathroom tub and the fitness room was pathetic. The location is also in a "questionable" area. Didn't feel safe. The bed sheets felt hard like they had not been washed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 4, 2017 by Anne, Front Office Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. Our property is under renovations; paint, new furniture/fixtures, etc. The fitness room is out of order as the sign said due to the equipment being replaced. Our property is located in a safe area of the business district that is in a short walk or drive to shopping and restaurants. If you'd like to give us another chance, call me directly.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from berwyn pa

An hour either way to Tampa or Orlando

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Pros: Wawa next door
Cons: A little pricey for location .
Location: Situated between Tampa and Orlando, an hour either way
I would recommend if nothing else available Checking out was made difficult . Took a day and a half to get the microwave that was supposed to be in room. Beds comfy, shower stayed hot , and was a quiet stay Job
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 9, 2017 by Anne, Front Office Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. I apologize you were inconvenienced for any delays; I will speak to the staff. If you'd like to give our hotel another chance, please call me directly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Great price, nice room

Posted Nov 28, 2016
Pros: Location, cost, clean rooms
Cons: smells a bit smoky
Location: Legoland
Stayed there 3 nights while attending a family reunion in the area. Hotel is right on 17 and is close to the Wawa and has a mexican restaurant and bar attached to the hotel. After reading reviews I was skeptical but the rooms were newly painted, new bedding and decent. You are getting what you pay for and for what we paid I was pleased as we really only used the room to sleep in with all we had going on. They have an outdoor pool and the maid service was very friendly and nice. The only con for me was it is a smoking hotel - which I knew ahead of time - so walking through the halls is a bit smoky smelling but our room was fine.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Michigan, United States of America

Nice hotel convenient

Posted Nov 27, 2016
Staff very helpful in doing additional booking. Heidi took care of everything.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

H.J. stay in Winter Haven FL.

Posted Nov 12, 2016
Cons: Everything.
Location: not a good part of town.
This Hotel/Motel reminded me of a motel 8 with a Howard Johnson's sign on it, Do not rely on the franchise Name. Must be independently owned,
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a good experience

Posted Oct 25, 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Most everything
Location: Andys Igloo great place to eat nearby
The room was dirty. Heater set off fire alarm at 3 am and staff all knew this would happen but did nothing to remedy it. Unpleasant experience
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 27, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. I will pass these comments on to Management.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Auburndale, FL

Great hotel

Posted Oct 15, 2016
Pros: Convenience to food and main highways.
Room was large with a sliding door which was great for loading and unloading the car as well as walking our dogs. Hotel is very pet friendly which is great when traveling with 2 large dogs. They are remodeling so there is some noise after 9:00 a.m. but nothing before. The staff was very helpful and friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 25, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good Location

Posted Oct 2, 2016
Pros: Location and Restaurant attached
Cons: Need to make improvements, Sliding rear door was almost impossible to open, if there to be an emergency where we had to get out that way it would have
Location: Lego Land
Mirror in bathroom is coming apart Sliding door hard to open
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 25, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We are making many improvements. We hope to see you again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Fort Worth, TX

Good for one night.

Posted Sep 14, 2016
Pros: The pool was very well kept; nice and clean.
Cons: The building had card-key access, but one of the doors could be pulled open with a little force.
Location: I was told that LEGOLAND was nearby; but I didn't go there. There are various shopping and eating places within walking distance (less than a mile).
For the price, it was OK. Received a meal discount at the restaurant attached to the hotel. The bathroom had an odor that could not be defined. I asked them to come clean the bathroom. If they came to clean it, they did not get rid of the odor. I bought some Lysol disinfectant spray and sprayed around the toilet, the shower curtain and the fridge area. I changed rooms the next morning because I believe what ever was in that room caused my sinuses to react. I was there for four days and would not recommend staying more than a day or two. The pool was very nice. The breakfast did not have any eggs or meat. Many of the TV programs listed in the on-TV schedule were not available. The printed schedule for Showtime was in the room but it was not one of the channels on the TV.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 27, 2016 by Anne, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your comments on to Housekeeping and Management.