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By a verified traveler on Thu 10 Dec 2020

Hotel Description

Houston motel in Houston Heights area

In Houston

Your stay at this Houston Heights motel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of ArtCar Museum and Buffalo Bayou Park. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and The Heights Theater are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and Internet in public areas. Express check-in and express check-out are also provided.

Free Internet, soaking tubs

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 29 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities include free wired Internet, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$77* Per night/room Sep 26 - Sep 27

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.6 out of 5 1.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 1.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown

Couples (1) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Bathroom had a previous leak and ceiling had not been repaired. Ironing board was missing from room. There were no cups in room for coffee. Cold cereal was the only thing offered as their so called Continental Breakfast. I know they will pass this off due to Covid restrictions but I classify this as operating on the cheap and lazy side.

Posted by , from Greenville TX on Dec 10, 2020

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Dec 10, 2020 by sammy

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

3 out of 5
Clean rooms, but no ac on, so room was stifling! Left to get dinner. Upon return, room finally starting to cool and tv broken. Went to call front desk, phone dead. Wound up changing rooms to another stifling hot room.

Posted by , from Ohio on Jul 16, 2020

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Jul 16, 2020 by sammy

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

1 out of 5
we asked for an accessible room because my husband is handicapped. The only thing accessible was a rail by the shower and toilet. He couldn't climb in the tub, it was so high. We asked to be released from our two day stay so we could find an accessible room and they denied it. So we left anyway. Paid almost 200 for one night. Won't use HOJO or Travelocity again if something is not done about this!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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1 out of 5

This Hotel made me very nervous and I would not stay there again

Cons: Nothing close
The hotel is located in a very remote location not within walking distance of anything. I did not feel safe in the neighborhood and not with the only staff member that checked us in through bars in a window that we walked up to outside. We felt so uncomfortable that we took our things out of the room during the day only to bring them back in with us when we needed them at night. It was clean but I would not every stay there again.

Posted by , from Belgrade, MT on Apr 12, 2011

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1 out of 5

RUN AWAY!

The people running this place were INCREDIBLY rude and unhelpful. The hotel itself is tiny and cramped, the parking lot entirely too small even for the few rooms they have, and most importantly, our room STUNK! It smelled like a combination of bug spray, harsh cleansers and cheap room deodorizer. We did not feel safe inhaling that. When we asked for another room, the clerk refused and when we told them we were leaving , the manager said to the clerk (right in front of us) "Go check the room to make sure they didn't do anything to it!" We had stayed here previously, about a year ago, and had sworn never to go back for the very same reasons, but had not realized it was the same place until we got there! We won't make that mistake again!!!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009

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1 out of 5

Here on business...worst hotel ever!!!!

We came in for a conference in April of 2009. The hotel is not safe for two single girls. Strangers wandering around, very scary. The staff was rude, not helpful at all. Would not help call a cab, when asked to suggest a place for dinner he said look in a phone book, difficult to get extra towels. The bed was hard, the place smelled, chipped floor, ripped curtains, smelly fridge, the lights dim when you use the microwave, little water pressure...I can't say enough to tell you...DON'T STAY HERE!!! I have done a lot of traveling across the country and have never stayed in a place where I felt this unsafe. Yes it was cheap....but you get what you pay for.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009

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1 out of 5

Awful! Rude & Unpleasant!

This was the worst experience I have ever had with a hotel. I was in town visiting friends, and they had followed me to the hotel to help me get settled in. Upon arriving, the (extremely rude) stereotypical hotel manager/clerk informed me that there were no guests allowed. I assured him I was the only one staying the night, and that they were just here waiting for me to get settled in. He got a harsher tone and said that there are no guests allowed to even park at the facility, and that they would be monitoring this. I had never EVER been to a hotel that did not allow a single guest to even be in the area. I was traveling alone, and as a female, I wanted a few friends to know where I was staying and to visit when possible. I had paid almost $ dollars for one night, and I could not even have the people I was visiting come over to see me. It made no sense. After shrugging it off, I decided to go see my room anyway. The only source of light was from two lamps and the bathroom light. There was a switch at the entrance, but there was no overhead light and the switch did not work. I was at the end of a dark hallway. At that point, I turned to my friends and told them there was no way I would stay alone here without visitors. I returned to the office and gave back my room key. Rude as ever, the clerk did not try to help in any way. He only told me 'no refunds'. That night, I slept on the floor at one of my friend's house. DO NOT STAY HERE!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2009

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown

Location 4602 Katy Freeway/I-10, Houston, TX 77007

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is available daily. The business-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown also features express check-in, room service (during limited hours), and express check-out. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Houston Station (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown offers 29 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. This Houston motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Houston Downtown Motel
  • Howard Johnson Express Houston Downtown
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Houston Downtown
  • Houston Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson Houston
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown Motel
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown Houston
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Houston Downtown Motel Houston
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.