"Even though the outside of the hotel looked like a sham, the inside was great! I was soooo surprised to see how well kept and nice it was. " More

By TravelingJones, from Dover, DE, USA on Mon 30 Apr 2012

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Hotel Description

At Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC you'll be 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Supreme Court of the United States and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from United States Capitol. Highlights at this motel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 53 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers. Refrigerators, free local calls, and safes are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers in the lobby. Added amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and a front-desk safe. Free breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this Brentwood motel, you'll be 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Ford's Theater and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from White House.

Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.9 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Hello Everyone!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Even though the outside of the hotel looked like a sham, the inside was great! I was soooo surprised to see how well kept and nice it was.

Posted by , from Dover, DE, USA on Apr 30, 2012

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1 out of 5

Winner of Most Disgusting Hotel

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Nothing close, Noisy, Poor breakfast
Non-smoking room that smelled like smoke, no laundry anywhere on premises and no help from the staff, doors that open to a highway and a broken window. Woke up to the dumpster being smacked repeatedly against the garbage truck. Pool not in use ever. Breakfast was poor and coffee was undrinkable. If you are looking for a bargain this is not worth it...spend the extra and don't stay here.

Posted by , from Boston, MA, USA on Apr 25, 2012

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1 out of 5

Not worth it

Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet, Noisy, Poor breakfast
Just not worth the hassale or the sleepless night or the street traffic noise (Police sirens, trains etc.)

Posted by , from New york and Maryland on Dec 15, 2011

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4 out of 5

Room provided was expected for us who needed to have a place to sleep

Good. Everything in order. Water did not taste good when used with coffee. Ended up buying bottled water. Overall stay was good

Posted by , from New York, NY on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Location and comfort

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This hotel offered a great room, a great breakfast and an affordable price for the DC area. It was located close to the subway station and great restaurants.

Posted by , from Fresno, CA on Feb 3, 2011

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2 out of 5

Not so great

Hotel is off the beaten track, not near any metro station. The room wasn't very nice. For instance, there was very little toilet paper. Also, the rooms open onto the outside, and the hotel is right by a major road, so it is noisy.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011

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1 out of 5

Cockroaches and no room cleaning

The first night we had cockroaches. I called Travel Website and they were not at all helpful except to call the manger of the hotel. They would not help us find a different hotel and give us a refund for the one we had booked through them The hotel sprayed the next day and no more were seen. The last evening we returned - sheets and blankets on the floor, luggage moved around, bathroom was not cleaned and trash not emptied. They offered to let us move to another room but we would have had to move ourselves. There was nobody on duty that knew how to make a bed (!) so we were given sheets and towels and had to do it ourselves. I called Travel website and they called the manager. We were given only a 50% discount on the last night. Shame on both Travel website and the hotel for this terrible customer service. You have lost my business for ever.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010

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1 out of 5

They overbooked and sent me to bed bugs

I arrived and asked to check in at about 10:45 pm only to be told that they had overbooked. I had booked a non smoking, two bed room about a month earlier but was instead told that my reservation had been moved to the Motel 6 down the street. When I asked if that would be cheaper I was told that it was the same price. Motel 6 = Howard Johnson? So reluctantly I went to the Motel 6. The staff at the desk seemed confused as to why I was there but eventually gave me the only room they had. I walk up to the room to see that it was a one bed, smoking room. Cigarette butts still on the ground, a missing chain lock for the door and a toilet that leaked out of the bottom. To top it all off, when I pulled the covers back to hit the hay, there were bed bugs! I got out of there immediately and was directed back to the Howard Johnson by the Motel 6 staff. I returned and was told that I would need to call travel website to ensure that I received a refund. While I realize that I did not stay in the Howard Johnson but they should not have sent me to such a horrible room which had none of what I wanted!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2010

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1 out of 5

overcharged - their mistake

I was overcharged by $1*. When I returned home, checked my credit card charges online and found this discrepancy, I called the hotel on Thursday, 9/23/10. Even though I had my confirmation number and receipt in hand, I was told that only the manager could help me and that he would not be available until Monday, 9/27. I am very dissatisfied with this situation. Also, the electrical outlet which had the coffee machine and the hair dryer power cords stapled beside it did not work. Other electrical outlets in the room did work, but, again, the power cords were stapled to the wall and would not reach another outlet.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

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5 out of 5

Howard Johnson Express

We enjoyed our stay at the Howard Johnson Express in Washington D.C. The room was clean and staff were all very nice and friendly.Just wish it hadn't been so far from everything.,other wise it was excellent.We were there for five days and four nights'

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010

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About the Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC

Location 600 New York Ave Ne, Washington, DC 20002

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Self parking is free.

  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (11.5 km / 7.1 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC offers 53 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable television is provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 10 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC
  • Howard Johnson Washington DC
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn - Washington Hotel Washington Dc

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.