Yeah, I can't wait. This hotel seems like a real winner. I think I will bring my sleeping bag.
Here are a few reviews I read...
"I stayed in this hotel and it was NOTHING like the pictures the show on their web page . The bed had holes in it, the pillows had holes, the bathroom sink was broken, the walls were dirty, the headboard had writing on it, they had just a 4 items for the continental breakfast."
"This nightmare was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. DO NOT make the mistake of choosing this place because it's cheap. I have been to cheaper hotels that are much better. Where do I start? First, you walk into the room and you smell the moldy carpet. Just the smell alone is reason enough to want to run out. We killed three different kinds of bugs in the room. The bed was extremely uncomfortable. In fact, we had a party of six people in three rooms, and one couple just left and went to a Holiday Inn, they preferred to pay an extra hotel than suffer through this one. We tried to do the same but it was New Year's and everything was booked. The bathroom hadn't been cleaned. In addition to the mold and scum that had built up over the years in the toilet and tub, it hadn't been cleaned from the previous guests. The sink had toothpaste still stuck to it, and the toilet seat had dried up pee. We had to take one of the small washcloths and soak it in hand sanitizer and rub it all over the place before bringing ourselves to use any of this stuff. It was just disgusting! I am not exaggerating here, this is all very much true. The coffee maker came with no pitcher, so we couldn't use it. The bed comforter had stains. It seemed like the carpet hadn't been vaccumed in years, and we beat the blanket a little against the sun, and the cloud of dust that came up was gross. Another couple of the six (the one that stayed along with us) found a dirty sock inside the bed linens! Yes, that means the linens hadn't been changed since the last guests!! That's just plain wrong. The staff was kind of unfriendly. The "free breakfast" is a complete joke, a pathetic attempt at making you think you are actually getting value for your money. Frozen English muffins with old toasters that don't even toast, and stale fruit loops with styrofoam bowls the size of a teacup and plastic silverware is not exactly my idea of a good breakfast. The place looks so old and run down it's even scary. We got there at night, and all the rooms lead to the outside, so you could hear everything in the street. There were fights and screaming in the hotel too, I felt like I was at some bad neighborhood in a big city, not International Drive in Orlando, Florida. We barricaded the door with our bags. Even then we woke up multiple times during the night to the screaming and swearing outside. DON'T STAY HERE if you want a nice trip. This place will ruin it for sure."
"This hotel was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in the walls were dirty, the bathroom was dirty, the sink was dirty, the rug was nasty used lysol on the sheets and covers, looked like they were not changed. The towels used to be white I quess they look soiled and nasty. There were lights out could not get any light blubs no one spoke english could not understand what I needed. I wish I could have gotten my money back the pictures of the hotel do not tell the truth. shame shame on howard johnson I will never stay here again."
"We arrived late because we we're driving for 3 hours!, Great advertisement that lured us in, Cheapest in town, But you GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Within 15 minutes of us unloading our bags and about to lay down. A person violently knocks on the door DEMANDING that we open it, Hitting the window with a hard object (Im thinking a gun) then he was SCREAMING!, I have a 2 year old and a 4 Year old, and my husband was using the restroom!.. I was so scared, I don't think I have been this scared in years!! I CALLED 911- IT GOES STRAIGHT TO THE FRONT DESK! I SAID PLEASE CONNECT ME TO 911- SHE HAS THE NERVE TO ASK ME WHY!?!? TOTALLY NOT COOL!!!!... I THINK THIS PLACE SHOULD BE NOTIFYED TO THE BBB!!!!! WE JUST LEFT AND THE WOMAN AND THE FRONT SEEMED TO BE OKAY WITH THAT, EVEN THOUGH I WOULD NOT HAVE ACCEPTED- SHE DID NOT OFFER TO MOVE OR COMP MY ROOM!...... WORST EXPERIENCE EVER."