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Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB

5307 McLeod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0J3 CA

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2.05Average TripAdvisor Overall Rating of 2.0 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB
  • Phone Numbers
      Phone: 1-403-264-0030
      Fax: 1-403-252-5511
  • No smoking
  • Pets with a maximum weight of 40 lbs are allowed for a non-refundable charge of $49 per pet/per night. Pet Sanitation Fee is $250 if applicable. Service animals are also welcome at this hotel. NO CATS ALLOWED.

Howard Johnson Express
  • Primarily smaller, low-rise hotel
  • Free yummy continental breakfast
  • Furniture so comfy, you won't want to get up
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5307 McLeod Trail S.W. Calgary, AB T2H 0J3

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:

1.05 Average TripAdvisor Cleanliness Rating of 1 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB  Cleanliness
3.05 Average TripAdvisor Location Rating of 3 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB  Location
1.05 Average TripAdvisor Rooms Rating of 1 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB  Rooms
2.05 Average TripAdvisor Service Rating of 2 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB  Service
1.05 Average TripAdvisor SleepQuality Rating of 1 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB  SleepQuality
1.05 Average TripAdvisor Value Rating of 1 of 5 for Howard Johnson Express Inn Calgary AB  Value
1.05 1 of 5 stars

“Old, worn, dirty - extremely poor value - DISGUSTING”

  , Calgary
My advice in two words: STAY AWAY! Now the reasons: I was assigned a tiny room with worn furnishings, carpet, décor and very poor linens. I questioned the cleanliness of the room and told the clerk I would not take it. The manager would not refund my credit card but assigned me a somewhat better room for $25.00 more. It was Stampede week in Calgary and hotel rooms were scarce so I reluctantly stayed the night. The rooms are dimly lit, have uncomfortable beds and chairs and are in dire need of renovating. Before going to bed, I took off the blanket and bed spread as they looked soiled. the only thing on the plus side was this particular room's bathroom looked recently renovated and was clean, although the toilet seat cover should have been replaced (stained). Total charge was $153.00 - wasn't worth $50.00. And they charge a damage deposit even if you don't have a pet (They allow dogs and cats). I have stayed in hundreds of hotels (for business and vacation) and never have been asked for a damage deposit. I checked out next morning and found other lodging outside of Calgary. I am recommending that none of our employees or customers stay at that hotel. I have stayed in Howard Johnson properties in the past with acceptable results, but if this is typical of Howard Johnson's properties and policies now, I guarantee that I will tell anyone I know (friends, family, business associates and even people I don't like) to avoid this chain of hotels. I usually do not provide comments for rating review, but in this case felt compelled to do so. I did look at the reviews on this property prior after booking the room and for the most part they were not favorable. I take most lodging and restaurant reviews, good and bad, with a grain of salt. Lesson learned: I will pay closer attention to reviews now. I hope this property is investigated and that the manager's, franchisee, whoever is involved with this particular property our brought to task for condition of this hotel. The Howard Johnson group should be ashamed that a lodging bearing their name is in such poor condition. I am in Calgary regularly every second week as our some of our other staff. It will be interesting to see if HOJO acts on this review and rating. Good Luck HOJO. If you have any more of these "gems" out there you'll need all the luck you can get.

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