Howard Johnson Inn - Birmingham

275 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL, United States, 35209-4705show map
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Guest ratingBased on  61 reviews
Overview

The comfortable Howard Johnson Inn - Birmingham entices guests to stay in one of the 100 non-smoking rooms and make use of free self-parking, a vending machine and a luggage storage. Howard Johnson Inn - Birmingham operates since 1972.

The hotel is approximately 30 minutes' walk from Homewood Park. It is about 7 km away from the center of Birmingham.

A museum and a college are set within walking distance.

Birmingham airport is within a 15 km distance from the hotel.

Rooms

At Howard Johnson Inn - Birmingham, guests are offered rooms with free wireless internet, climate control, pay TV, a laptop safe and a dressing room. Bathrooms feature a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can sample delicious meals of Italian cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Guests can dine at Paw Paw Patch and Los Compadres located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Corporate travelers can use computers, a business centre and a meeting room available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Meeting facilities

Business centre

Services

  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 14 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
14 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Paw Paw PatchPaw Paw Patch400 ft410 Green Springs Hwy
Los CompadresLos Compadres400 ft308 Oxmoor Rd
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Ted's Amusement COTed's Amusement CO1.6 mi
Samuel Ullman MuseumSamuel Ullman Museum2.9 mi
Uab School of MedicineUab School of Medicine1.6 mi
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Silver Star CasinoSilver Star Casino2.9 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Birmingham (BHM)8.1 mi
Shelby County (EET)20.0 mi
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Reviews
4.8
Guest ratingBased on  61  reviews

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2.7
Rooms
2.7
Service
  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Nothing, absolutely nothing!

    The first room I got the toilet did not work, the light bulbs were out, and the remote was not programmed, that was room number 200. When I went downstairs to complain the employee, was on his personal cell phone laughing and talking and took all of 15 plus minutes to even address me, literally. Then he was very hesitant to change our room. When he did change it to room number 210. Then they charged my card twice and refused to fix the mistake! I had to call my bank fraud dept

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Honestly, not much. Some the staff was good and tried to help, but they were limited.

    1-The first room had no fridge, microwave, and the hot water in the tub would not shut off. 2- The second room had no towels the first day, no bath mat the first and last day. 3- The breakfast was only coffee, milk, 2 cold cereals and bagels on only a few days. They didn't even have bagels 3 of the five days. 4- Both of the mattresses squeaked incredibly loudly. Lastly, and most importantly (5)....my Blackberry charger and cologne (Drakar Noir) turned up missing. Yes, I notified the desk. They were both on the sink by another charger that was still there.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    No ice in the only machine on the property no toilet paper trash in bags just setting around the property collecting critters also 1990 s tv

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The bed was comfortable.

    Room was hot when we got there. We had hand towels and bath towels but, no wash clothes....No cable after we turned the TV off for the night. The bathroom light and light over sink would not work when we got up the next day. We had to shower and get ready for our day in the dark. When we told them at the front desk, we were basically told to deal with it.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    cleanliness

    There was no pad/covering on ironing board.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    It was right off the interstate.

    I always check for bed bugs first and while I didn't find any bugs we did find a pill between the mattress and box spring. The "hot" water never got hot. My shower was maybe luke warm and that was with the hot turned all the way on and the cold completely off. There was a smoke detector laying on top of the safe instead of mounted on the wall and hooked up. It took a room change and 3 sets of keys to actually get access to a room. The pool was covered except by the steps and from the looks of the bit of water you could see it was nasty!! Guess it's cheaper to cover it than clean it.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room was just right for me and my kids. Very clean and comfortable. Front desk was very nice and knowledgeable.

  • 6.6
    Good

    For a budget place it was kept clean, had free wifi and smoking rooms.

    The general upkeep of the property was slightly lacking, the bathroom had visual issues (ie bad tiling job) as well as a light that barely worked.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Nothing. Never found it.

    We put the address in the gps 3 times and it kept taking us to a church and retirement home. We literally never found it and had to stay somewhere else last minute. If I get charged for the room after we weren't able to find it I'm going to be mad.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff.

    The only downfall was under construction but good

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    No towels

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Absolutely nothing!

    I am very disgusted with this booking on your website. This hotel should not even be operational. The website is deceiving!!!!! It was the worst place I've ever stayed!!! What we experienced at this hotel is one reason I will never use your site again. You make think this not a big deal, but to me and my family we were seriously nervous and felt like a drug deal, prostitution, or robbery was going to go down at anytime! First of all when we pulled up the door was locked and sign on door - ring bell for service. It was 8:10 pm and before the front desk person would let us in we had prove we had reservations. Both my husband and I had to show our drivers licnense to stay there, even though he paid with his credit card. We could not cancel our reservations we would still be charged for the room and still have to pay for another hotel somewhere else! Which is wrong!! When you supply your card number it makes it sound like it you cancel but once you comitt you have to pay! Upon entering the room it was so heavily pungent with deodorizer that it gave us headaches and made us nauseous. Couldn't open the windows beacause they wouldnt open! The bathroom was rediculous- toilet seat was broken and you only got a half of a role of toilet paper. Supplied with two bath towels, two hand towels, no wash cloths, one bar of soap which the protective wrapping was retaped on it. When requested additional towels- front desk said they were out. They did have a coffee brewer but there were no cups - so whats the point. The ice machines were all broke. The refrigerator odor upon opening it made you gag because it smelled as if something was rotten, even though it was empty. Wallpaper was coming off the walls, holes in the wall and bathroom door, looled like mold on the celing. TV was so old and bad you couldn't even watch it. And we didn't even dare sleep under the covers/sheets! When we went for the free continental breakfast it was a joke!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Clean

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Convenient and affordable. It was what I expected it to be.

    With the door closed there was over an inch of open space between the side of the door (room 210) and the frame. Couldn't have been an easier door to unlock without a key. The sheets were very stained but appeared clean otherwise. Ice machine is broken. Remote needed batteries. Some lamps needed bulbs. The previous room we were assigned had a toilet that didn't flush. No cups for water/ coffee or shampoo for the shower but I don't know if I should have expected those items to be there or not.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    The first thing I noticed when we walked into the room was a loud noise coming from the bathroom. The toilet constantly made a terribly annoying sound that really drove us insane. We eventually learned that the toilet didn't flush so we turned the knob on the wall to turn it off and tried to go use the restroom inside the lobby. Unfortunately, the lobby was closed at this point and they didn't let us come in to even explain why we needed inside. Luckily there was a gas station nearby. The carpet looked and felt like it hadn't been cleaned since the place opened. It was so sticky that we kept our shoes on the entire time. We felt so uncomfortable being in our room that we didn't even sleep under the covers. We covered up with the clothes that we brought, and we were lucky that the heat worked. I'm not one to complain, but I wish that I could have read a review similar to mine before we booked this place. Lesson learned. You get what you pay for.

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Highlights
5
Guest ratingBased on  61 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 14 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
14 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Birmingham (BHM)8.1 mi
Shelby County (EET)20.0 mi
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