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Budget hotel in south London near Hwy 401 with free breakfast but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many reviewers praised the hotel's inexpensive rates
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their helpful and accommodating service
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and several restaurants
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the breakfast's lack of choice
  • A few reviewers complained of dated decor and dirty carpets in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 6, 2015
Overview
Just off Highway 401 at London's south end, the Howard Johnson Inn London is suitable for travellers visiting or passing through the area who are looking for a well-priced hotel close to the highway with a free continental breakfast and a mini-fridge and microwave in each room.

This non-smoking hotel has 66 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.

Hotel amenities include a fitness room, meeting/conference space, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, vending machines, a free continental breakfast and free parking. A maximum of two pets are permitted per room for an additional $10 per night.

Outback Steakhouse is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, while John Labatt Centre is about a 15-minute drive northwestward in downtown London. The University of Western Ontario is roughly 20 minutes away by car, and London International Airport (YXU) is about a 20-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10/room/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: May 14, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, staff and location.

The hotel's value was praised by numerous guests. They described the rates as fair, competitive, economical and inexpensive.

Many lodgers were impressed with the hotel's staff. They were characterized as helpful, informative and very accommodating.

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be easily accessible, as well as close to shopping, many restaurants, the highway and The University of Western Ontario.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the breakfast, the rooms and noise transfer.

Some guests were disappointed with the hotel's breakfast. They described it as sparse, with a lack of hot items and no fruit or yogurt. It was also mentioned that items ran out on busier days and were not replenished.

While several reviewers found their rooms to be clean with comfortable beds, some lodgers had complaints. They reported dated decor, old furniture, dirty carpets (especially under the beds) and smoke odours in non-smoking rooms.

Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few guests. They reported loud guests in adjacent rooms and children running in the hallways, as well as noise in rooms located near the vending machines.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 20 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 82% recommendation rate from 272 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #25 out of 42 London hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 114 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 14, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
6.6
Fair
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27 / out of 32
hotels in London

Rated 6.6/10 based on 2010 reviews

Ranked #27 out of 32 hotels in London

2010
Map Marker Howard Johnson Inn London
738 Exeter Road, London, ON