Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 25 on-ramp in north Colorado Springs, the Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs is geared towards road travellers who prefer an economical hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, an in-room safe, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a jetted tub, a microwave and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per day. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
Phil Long Expo Center is about a 3-minute drive away, while Chapel Hills Mall can be found 7 minutes away on foot. The US Air Force Academy is roughly a 13-minute drive from the hotel and Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is 25 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 25, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's value, location and rooms.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates to be budget friendly, affordable and cheap, and cited the free breakfast as adding to the hotel's worth.
The hotel's location was appreciated by numerous reviewers. They found it close to many restaurants, shopping, Walmart, highway access, the US Air Force Academy and Pikes Peak.
Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well maintained, spacious and well equipped, with great mountain views and efficient air conditioning. It should be noted, however, that some travellers were disappointed with their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the Wi-Fi, the rooms and noise transfer.
Several reviewers complained about the hotel's free Wi-Fi. They described it as slow and intermittent, and also reported not being able to connect to the Internet at all during their stay.
Although several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported worn linens, uncomfortable beds, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, worn carpets and outdated bathrooms.
A few patrons complained about noise transfer during their stay. They reported highway noise as well as noise from guests in overhead rooms and dogs barking in adjacent rooms.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 76% recommendation rate from 331 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 178 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #65 of 105 Colorado Springs hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 152 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 25, 2013 to verify some information.