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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
80 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
liked the place

Staff was really great. Close to 6th street would definately go back See full review

  • joey912
  • Sep 28, 2013
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 (80)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Austin I-35

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.3
Value:
2.9

49% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin I-35

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melynely
Houston
Aug 24, 2014

Descent place

When we arrived the staff was friendly and attented us promptly. Although the hotel was hot and our room smelled like wet dog. We settled in and started getting ready and started noticing there were roaches, we had to put our ac as cold as possible to try and keep them away. We had an ok stay we were close to downtown everything was ok besides the roaches and the bed linens needed some up keeping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin I-35

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
teddybear71
monterrey, nl
Aug 3, 2014

ordinary hotel/motel near Austin downtown

ordinary hotel/motel near to Austin downtown - about 10 mins drive (without a heavy traffic)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin I-35

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
TvTom77
Temple, TX
Jun 27, 2014

One Night Stay

I stayed there with my family just for one night because our flight left early the next morning and I didn't feel like fighting rush hour traffic. The hotel was cheap, the staff was friendly, and it was close to the airport. Otherwise there is nothing I can really say that is good about it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Austin I-35

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
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