A well-known, mid-priced national and international hotel chain where kids always stay free.. In Short Howard Johnson's story began in 1925, with an ice cream stand that soon became a chain of orange-roofed restaurants, and eventually motor lodges. Today, the hotels offer quality accommodations at value prices for families and business travelers. Comforts of Home amenities include in-room coffeemakers, complimentary weekday newspapers and more. Most locations offer Home Office rooms, with work desks and chairs, and Crayola Kids Rooms, with Crayola easels and accessories, plus a mini-fridge and microwave.
Grime of the Century.
This Howard Johnson's was the last stop of a cross-country drive. As tired as we were, we took one look at the room and asked for our money back. The room smelled like years of smoke and scant cleanings. There was a cigarette burn hole in the faded bedspread, and a film of grime seemed to coat the entire room. We'd stayed in other Ho Jo's accross the country, and all were great until this one. To be fair, at least our money was returned without any problems.