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Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

2 stars
2711 IH 35 South, Austin, TX 78741
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
77 reviews
Great night

Drove in around 11:30 PM and the gentleman at the front desk was very polite and professional. Room... See full review

  • fmoreno
  • Mar 21, 2014
Easy to find location - value matches price

The staff were very friendly and attentive - great location, too! See full review

  • Traveler1020120354
  • Oct 24, 2012
Texas hospitality just two miles from Austin

Between the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin, the Howard Johnson Inn Austin makes travel to nearby attractions and entertainment incredibly easy. A local bus stops nearby and takes passengers into Austin or to nearby sights--just check with the hotel office about routes and schedules. Additional perks include spacious rooms, an outdoor pool and a complimentary continental breakfast. Look forward to Texas hospitality in a comfortable, budget-friendly establishment.

Highlights
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary wireless Internet in rooms
  • Pet friendly
Location

The Howard Johnson Inn Austin is located off I-35, five miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and just over two miles from downtown Austin.

Rooms

The rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn Austin feature a fresh, clean environment with light-hued walls and fabric. Make your room feel just like home by storing your travel clothes in the dresser and setting up your laptop at the desk. Families will be comfortable in a room with two beds and cribs are available upon request for those with babies. Business travelers can spread out in the room with one king-sized bed. Complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms.

Features

The Howard Johnson Inn Austin serves complimentary breakfast to guests each morning. After coffee and a bite to eat, catch a nearby bus into town or to one of Austin's many nearby attractions. Austin has a variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and sights for tourists to check out. Upon returning to the hotel, catch up on the workout plan in the hotel's fitness center or take a swim in the outdoor pool. The hotel is pet friendly (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Austin Amtrak Station (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
Attractions
  • Austin Convention Center (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Congress Avenue Bridge and bats (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • 6th Street entertainment (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
  • Texas State Capitol (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
  • Blanton Museum of Art (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting space
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in rooms

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

30.2292 -97.7433
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • One World Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Town Lake: 2 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 2.4 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 2.5 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Zach Theater: 2.6 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 2.7 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2.9 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 2.9 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 2.9 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 3.1 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 3.2 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 3.4 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 3.5 mi
  • One World Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Town Lake: 2 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 2.4 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 2.5 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Zach Theater: 2.6 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 2.7 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2.9 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 2.9 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 2.9 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 3.1 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 3.2 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 3.4 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 3.5 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 3.5 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 3.6 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 3.6 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 3.9 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 3.9 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 3.9 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 4 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 4 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 5.4 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 5.9 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 6 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 6.8 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 8.3 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 9.1 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 11.9 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 25 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (77)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Overall score

2.4 / 5
77 out of 77
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.2
Value:
2.9

51% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

1
Riiic
Business
Los fresnos
Apr 12, 2014

So-so

The room smelled funny. The front desk was not helpful when it came down to the TV guide. Good location. Close to downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

1
Day trip to SD
Ventura, CA
Apr 8, 2014

Quick overnight stay

Rooms/building badly need updating. Carpeting needed to be replaced and several electrical socket were not working.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

2
tool fanaaaa
san antonio, tx
Mar 26, 2014

Average, small hotel, but good price.

Perfect place just for sleep if you plan to be out and about all day/evening. Remodeled.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

5
fmoreno
Business
McAllen
Mar 21, 2014

Great night

Drove in around 11:30 PM and the gentleman at the front desk was very polite and professional. Room was small but very cozy. No complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

3
Ev.Shields
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 2, 2014

As you would expect from a Howard Johnson's.

A clean appearance at quick glance will be changed by looking a bit closer. Comfortable and decent without expectations. Staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

In the middle of the airport and downtown.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

3
Vicky from Dallas
Dallas
Dec 19, 2013

Not a fancy place

This place is okay for a night stay. It's right off the service room next to the shell gas station. I like the location. I asked for a first floor room because my mother can't walk too far and they accommodated for her. Staff is okay, just neutral, not friendly but not rude either. Room is a bit outdated but clean. Beds were comfortable and clean. There wasn't a weird or funny smell to the room despite it being so close to a smoking room. Bathroom was small. Only complaint was that the water in the shower didn't get as hot as I'd like it to be. It was a bit on the cold side.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

You can't really see the hotel sign because it's blocked by trees. It's right next to the shell gas station. Before the Motel 6.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

1
archie aitch
dallas, tx
Dec 2, 2013

disgusting

Roaches everywhere, a LOUD all-night room party above us, seedy characters roaming the parking lot at all hours (making us afraid to go to the car) - our worst motel experience ever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

1
PROFESONE
Business
Houston, Texas
Nov 25, 2013

DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!

I know sometimes you have to cut corners and all but this is not one of those times. This place sucks!!!!! The walls are incredibly thin so you hear ever possible noise form the other rooms including full conversations from people across the hall. Some noises (although entertaining) are amplified in a weird echo. Since the price is low, so is the clientele. Often you would here people shouting or loud T.Vs blaring. It sucked. I got NO sleep and I'm actually going to write a letter to the corporate office to tell them to stop the madness and give me my money back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

2
Fierro
Tapachula, Chiapas
Nov 15, 2013

safety place

After a busy day is so confortable to back a safety and confortable place for resting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin/I-35

Reviewer score

3
Ailsa Clark
Ketchikan, AK
Nov 10, 2013

Close to airport

Hotel was probably rated for what you got. It was clean and the staff friendly. My only problem if I had just booked through Howard Johnson I would of got a cost of $54.50 (that's their receipt they gave me). I used a booking service and they charged $14 dollars more, won't use them again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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