Located a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 40 on-ramp and about a 7-minute drive from Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Howard Johnson Greensboro/Near the Coliseum (formerly the Hampton Inn Greensboro - Four Seasons) is geared towards road travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access, a free continental breakfast and an outdoor pool.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a living area and a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness room, meeting space, a business centre, vending machines, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Small pets are accepted for an additional $20 per pet, per night.
A free shuttle to and from the Greensboro Coliseum Complex is also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
Greensboro Aquatic Center is about a 6-minute drive away, while Four Seasons Town Center can be found 7 minutes away on foot. Wet 'n' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park is a 7-minute drive from the hotel and Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is roughly 16 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, small pets $20/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 8, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.
The hotel's location was praised by many guests, They found it close to the highway, Greensboro Coliseum, Koury Convention Center, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, Wet 'n' Wild Park and Walmart.
Numerous reviewers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful and professional.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about noise transfer, the free breakfast and the rooms.
Some lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported loud parties in the parking lot late at night, as well as noise from guests in the pool area and noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
Although some guests were pleased with the quality and selection of the free breakfast, some reviewers were disappointed. They reported the food running out before the end of the breakfast hours, as well as a lack of protein choices, a small dining area and long waits for the waffle maker.
While the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few travellers had complaints. They reported small-sized rooms, no in-room mini-fridges and spotty Wi-Fi signals.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 114 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 from 107 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #41 of 74 Greensboro hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 67 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 8, 2013 to verify some information.