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Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs

This is a 2 star hotel in Colorado Springs
8280 Highway 83 Academy Blvd North, Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A.
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Economical rates, easy highway access, but mixed room reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly rates and good value
  • The hotel's proximity to restaurants and highway access was praised by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Some guests complained of slow, intermittent or non-existent Wi-Fi during their stay
  • A few lodgers reported dated rooms and uncomfortable beds
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 3, 2013
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 Good
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).

The Bad
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. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 178 reviews. 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.

Guest Reviews

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71.75 USD - 0.00 USD Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs
Out of 86 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.7 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #11 out of 86 hotels in Colorado Springs ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"Great find."
Verified Guest from Phoenix, AZ US rated Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs 8 out of 10 on June 13, 2013
"Hotel ran out of hot water and we were attempting to get ready for a funeral."
Beverly from Beatrice, NE US rated Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs 4 out of 10 on May 31, 2006
Terry from Lamar, CO US rated Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs 8 out of 10 on September 28, 2004


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Howard Johnson Inn Colorado Springs

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Photocopier
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Vending Machines

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 0:00
General Property Info 24 hr Service
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 0:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 80920-5508
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 0:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 0:00
Telephone (719) 598-6700
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 0:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 0:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 0:00

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