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Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer

Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer is a 2 star hotel in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 37557 Hwy 2 South, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Estimated Price
$81
CAD
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Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Hwy 2 and to Westerner Park
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free parking, free breakfast
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Hwy 2 and to Westerner Park
  • Good customer service, according to guests
  • Very clean rooms, according to guests
Cons 
  • Some guests thought that the rooms were small
  • A few guests had trouble locating this hotel

Other Hotels in the Area
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Red Deer South (0.6 km)
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Red Deer (1.2 km)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Red Deer (1.4 km)
Motel 6 Red Deer (1.5 km)
Days Inn Red Deer (1.7 km)
Holiday Inn Express Red Deer (2.9 km)
Red Deer Travelodge (2.9 km)
Sandman Hotel Red Deer (3.0 km)
Black Knight Inn (3.2 km)
Sheraton Red Deer (3.8 km)
Travellers Inn Red Deer (4.7 km)
Super 8 Red Deer City Centre (4.8 km)

This Hotel is Near...
Red Deer Airport (6.7 km)
Red Deer College (3.9 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Oct 3, 2012
Overview
Located less than a 5-minute drive to Hwy 2 (also known as Queen Elizabeth II Hwy), this hotel appeals to guests who seek accommodation with easy highway access. The hotel is also popular with those attending events in Westerner Park, a 3-minute drive away.

All of the 76 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a hair dryer and a coffeemaker. Rooms come with one or two queen beds and some rooms also have a fridge. Pets are permitted for a cost of $15/day.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are restaurants located within a 5- to 10-minute drive. On-site parking is free.

Shopping is available at Bower Place Shopping Centre (3-minute drive). Westerner Park (home to Westerner Days Fair and Exposition in July and to the Red Deer Rebels WHL hockey team) is also nearby (3-minute drive). Red Deer College is a 7-minute drive away, while the downtown Red Deer area is a 6-minute drive away. Rotary Recreation Park, featuring tennis courts, picnic facilities and an outdoor skating rink in the winter, and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery are a 6-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, pet policy and breakfast (call date: September 27, 2012).
The Good
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable, and guests were particularly impressed with this hotel's location and with the cleanliness of its rooms.

Location was a big draw for a number of guests who appreciated this hotel's proximity to Westerner Park (3-minute drive) and thought that it was conveniently close to shops, restaurants and to Hwy 2 (Queen Elizabeth II Hwy, less than a 5-minute drive away).

Numerous guests said that rooms were very clean and tidy.

Guests received good service from staff here who were friendly and helpful. Many were impressed with the speed and enthusiasm with which staff responded to requests, and felt that guest satisfaction was top priority for staff.

There was a sense from guests that there was good value received for the price point. Guests were generally satisfied with what they got in return for what they paid.

There were some peripheral comments about good Wi-Fi connections and about good quality and selection offered at the complimentary continental breakfast.

The Bad
The vast number of comments used for this analysis were positive, but there were a few guest complaints, although they did not seem to be reflective of overall guest experience.

While a number of guests found this hotel conveniently located, some guests had difficulties locating this hotel via GPS, and suggested using an alternate method to find the hotel. A few guests who were travelling to the hotel from the north said that the hotel was difficult to access, given its location on a service road.

A few guests complained about disturbance from street noise. Some guests were bothered by noisy air conditioning units in their rooms. One guest was bothered by noise from guests in the parking lot.

A few guests complained that the rooms were small and that moving around in them was difficult.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #9 out of 24 Red Deer hotels, based on 40 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.4 out of 10, or "good", based on 12 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5, based on 24 reviews. 79% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, pet policy and breakfast (call date: September 27, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.


Guest Reviews

7.4
Good

#14 out of 20
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.4 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 205
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer is #14 out of 20 hotels in Red Deer ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Consort, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 7 out of 10 on December 09, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Don from Calgary, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 6 out of 10 on November 30, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Don G"
"Handy location to highway 2, comfortable bed, clean rooms but dated ;good continental breakfast and pleasant staff"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Chris from Picture Butte, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 7 out of 10 on September 08, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Quick Night away"
"We were in need of a place to sleep, so we weren't worried about lots of fancy amenities. This hotel was clean, the staff was pleasant, and the breakfast was simple. The rates were very reasonable for our needs."
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Gary from Fort Mcmurray, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 8 out of 10 on January 10, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Dan from Sturgeon County, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer on November 07, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"filthy!"

Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Ken from Saskatoon, SK CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 8 out of 10 on July 29, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"customer service"
"I arrived early for check in and my room was ready. I asked if I could check out at 1:15 as I wanted to take a nap before my drive home. They happily obliged."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert philip from Prince George, BC CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 8 out of 10 on September 05, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Pleasently surprised!"
"Great room...good location"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michael from Mannheim, DE rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 7 out of 10 on May 13, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"good value for money"
"very helpful staff, newly renovated rooms, sound proof doors and windows, a good 2 star property."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
April from Medicine Hat, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 3 out of 10 on May 08, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The bed was hard and when you open the door is smelled"
"The lady at the front desk was very helpful. The bed was suppose to be a queen but it looked like a double and when you layed on it, it was like laying on cement. We had no face cloths and only two very small towels. When we open the room it was dark and smelly in there. I will never book at this motel that claims to be a hotel again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Bonnyville, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 10 out of 10 on January 17, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Terry from Calgary, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 4 out of 10 on December 17, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I could hear every step of tenanct in room upstairs. could not sleep with stompingnoise on ceiling. No sound proofing between rooms."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Dartmouth, NS CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 7 out of 10 on November 21, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Just, to many noise from other people in the hotel during the night and early morning. The hotel should talk to these people to keep silent, because the hotel is going to lose clients"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
David from Wainwright, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 7 out of 10 on November 13, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Stony Plain, AB CA rated Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer 6 out of 10 on May 23, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Cheap and clean."
"We booked this hotel because we simply needed a place to sleep and eat breakfast for cheap, and it served that purpose. It was very clean and comfortable enough, but 1 of our 3 rooms had a malfunctioning heater making it impossible for those in that room to sleep due to the heat! The desk clerk who checked us in was very eager to help us, but when the heater caused issues in the middle of the night there was no solution offered (or refund) aside from packing up and moving to a different room on the other side of the hotel. There was no pool or hot tub, but like I said, if you just need a cheap place to sleep this does the job."

Hotel Address: 37557 Hwy 2 South, Red Deer, AB, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Howard Johnson Inn Red Deer

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Photocopier
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking

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