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Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas

ex. howard johnson express inn - galveston texas

8216 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas, United States, 77554  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Wheelchair access

Overview

The family Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas offers 46 non-smoking guest rooms as well as free self-parking and a vending machine. Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas was opened in 1900.

The hotel is 25 minutes' walk away from Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark . The property is set within 7 km distance from the city center.

William P Hobby airport is within a 60 km distance from the hotel.

Rooms

Rooms of Howard Johnson Express Inn - Galveston Texas are appointed with individual climate control, high-speed internet, television, a fridge and a writing table. Guests can make use of a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Offering American meals, Clary's is situated 500 meters of the property.

Services

Such business facilities as a meeting room and a photocopier are also available on site.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   46.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Car rental
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • BBQ facilities

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Toilet

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

8216 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas, United States, 77554

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Airports
  • Scholes Field (GLS)
    1.6 mi
  • Ellington Field (EFD)
    28.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    46

Rooms and availability

Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Double Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE KING BED NON SMOKING ACCESSIBLE

King Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathroom:Roll in shower
  • Dining:Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Accessible Non-Smoking Room with One King Bed, Roll-In Shower and Complimentary Buffet Breakfast

Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard

Mini Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining:Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Mini King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining:Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service

Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas Location

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Local attractions

  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark 1.4 mi
    2026 Lockheed Rd
  • Galveston Island Convention Center2.8 mi
    5600 Seawall Blvd
  • East End Historic District3.0 mi
    Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
  • Galveston Fishing Pier 2.7 mi
    9001 Seawall Blvd
  • Galveston\'s 61st Street Fishing Pier2.8 mi
    6101 Seawall Blvd
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    46

Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas

6.0
GoodBased on74 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
3.3
Rooms
4.0
Service
3.3

Guest reviews

  • 5.8

    Quiet

    It had dead bugs in the shower, bathtub had old water in it like if it had a leak and the comforter on bed had burn holes all over

  • 4.2

    The a/c worked really well.

    I reserved 2 rooms and requested downstairs due to recent ankle surgery. Upon arrival, I was told that the only available rooms that were close together were upstairs. Since I didn't want my kids separated from me, I had to take those rooms. While the room was fairly clean, it needed updating. You could tell the walls had been painted over multiple times, the back was missing off the tv remote and batteries kept falling out, seat cushions on chairs were badly stained. I was told the motel was near the water. Apparently that was the green "cesspool" of backed up water by the railroad tracks that was my view! The beds were rock hard and we were only give 2 towels for 4 people. When I called the lobby to request more towels and wash cloths, I was told that I could come down there and pick up some towels but they only had 2 and they were out of wash cloths!! Perhaps the most disturbing thing was that the house keepers (on 2 occassions) ignored the "do not disturb sign" and attempted (without even knocking) to barge into our rooms! Luckily, we had the security locks engaged! On the last day, she barged on in without knocking for the 3rd time and we didn't have the security lock on. She opened the door, looked at us and then yelled at her partner, "They're still in here" and then shut the door. She never even apologized! Also, the laundry was right under our rooms. Every night the housekeeping staff would load all the dirty cloths and towels that needed bleaching into a blue tub full of bleach water and place it in the flower beds under the stairs. It would just sit there until the next day when they washed them. I found this rather unprofessional. Not to mention the laundry guy (and I am assuming his wife) would sit at the bottom of the steps where we could barely pass and stare at you coming and going! This place was very unprofessional and the worst $300 I ever spent!

  • 7.8

    The staff were really nice and helpful.

    The WiFi didn't work very well. Very slow and kept logging me out.

  • 6.6

    -Great view of one of the water fronts -Quality TV with great channels -Nice size beds

    -Found trash around beds, possibly from previous stay(s) -Bug found on the floor by my son

  • 6.2

    Staff

    Room key did not work. Changed different keys 6 times. Breakfast weak. Needs an outside area to wash off sand

  • 7.4

    Nice, quiet It clean and great for a short stay. People are friendly.

  • 5.8

    ose to the Strand

    Thin walls ... The people next door kept us up

  • 3.2

    Mixed experience with the staff. They were helpful and responded to our needs but the professionalism was sorely lacking for some. The first room was dirty and had furniture that needs replacing, in addition to the constant beeping of the smoke detector. The hotel didn't look like the images on the website.

  • 10.0

    The staff was wonderful and friendly!

  • 2.8

    Location

    There were bed bugs, even in the rooms they moved us too

  • 6.6

    Not enough room for 5 people which is what we paid for. A sofa bed would've come useful.

    No swimming pool

  • 3.2

    We pretty much didn't like anything about it.

    The night manager was extremely rude!! We got into our room and we didn't have any bath towels or wash cloths. They had left two little hand towels and that was all. We called the front desk and asked for someone to please send up some bath towels and wash cloths that our room wasn't stocked. The night manager said that we would have to wait, that he was only one person but he would get to us as soon as he can. He did bring those in about 15 minutes. But, then we got ready to take our showers and realize we didn't have a bath mat. We didn't want to trouble him again, so my husband walked down the stairs and all the way to the front office and said, we hated to trouble him again, but we also needed a bath mat. The man got irate. Put his hands on his knees, rolled his eyes and said, "Do you see that I am the only person here?" My husband said "Yes, I do. That is the reason that I walked down here myself to get it." He went silent on us would not answer him and my husband eventually walked off. We never got one that night. But, at least by the second night we got one. Morning managers seemed pleasant enough, but that night manager needs to go!!

  • 5.0

    Close to cruise ships.

    The breakfast, need more food and variety, not good .

  • 3.8

    Trash outside rooms overflowed for teo days. Tile in room was filthy and turned our feet black. Told mgt but they could have cared less. Fruit looked a week old.

  • 4.6

    I did not like anything about this property. First of all it's in a terrible location, it's right behind a railroad for those light sleepers this is not a location for you. If you want to pay to sleep on a sidewalk stay at this place where they have rock solid beds.

    What I didn't like about this property is that their rooms smelled like cigarettes... Terrible I was not able to breath normal. I am for sure not staying at this hotel if I ever make a trip back to Galveston.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson Express Galveston Texas Galveston location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

8216 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas, United States, 77554

Get directions
Airports
  • Scholes Field (GLS)
    1.6 mi
  • Ellington Field (EFD)
    28.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    46