939 West Robson St., Lakeland, FL 33805 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Polk County
28.08424 -81.96874
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2.5/ 5

Based on 248 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor pool
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 5.0%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 118 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check out: 11:00am
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 9.3/10
  • 4 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Lakeland Square Mall, Lakeland Center, Lake Parker, Lakeland Antique district, Sun-N-Fun, Water Ski Museum, andBusch Gardens.

Verified Reviews of Howard Johnson

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Never Again"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
This hotel was definitely nothing like the pictures on the web site. It was roach infested and extremely unsafe. The railing around the upper level looked like it could fall over if you blew on it. The rooms smelled. We left the same day we arrived and found something more appropriate for the girls in our softball team.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
16-Mar-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 13 to Sun Mar 15 2015 at a $89.99 group rate (7% discount).
"Was Put in a Dirty, Smoky Room."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
I requested a non-smoking room. That is always what we request when traveling. Due to having to bring my pet, a 12 lb. Shih Tzu, because the pet sitter had to cancel at the last minute, my room was changed to a smoking room when I arrived at the motel. Jessica stated that is the policy for Howard Johnson. I had read bad reviews for this motel, got it for $47.99 a night through your service, but thought it could not be that bad. My husband was very suspicious because it was so cheap and it turned out that he was right. We had just stayed at Microtel, also owned by Wyndam, the night before in St. Mary, GA and was great. Will not stay at Howard Johnsons again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-May-2014 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Howard Johnson

2.5 out of 5.Based on 248 guest reviews, Poor

Property Description

Howard Johnson Executive Center: FREE HOT COOKED BUFFET BREAKFAST, Swimming pool, Fitness Center, Lounge with entertainment, free wireless Internet access, and a business center. 50 Restaurants within 1 mile from hotel. Lakeland Square Mall 1/2 mile from Hotel. Easy access from I-4.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:11:00am
Year of Last Renovation:2007
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:90
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:4 View Spaces
Meeting Space:4000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:5pm-2am
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool. Hours: from dawn to dusk. 45ft X 27ft.
Policies / Expenses
24 Hours
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:1 night
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax:12.00%
Additional Person Fee: 5.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Up to 2 pets under 25 lbs are allowed for a non-refundable charge of $25 per stay. ADA certified service animals are also welcome at this hotel.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Tampa International Airport- Approx $75.00 each way per cab. Orlando International Airport- approximately 40 minutes from hotel.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Howard Johnson

  • Rise and Dine breakfast offering coffee, fruit juices, and baked goods
  • In-room coffee and High speed internet access in every room
  • Pet friendly at participating locations
  • Home Office Rooms ideal for business travelers which includes a work desk and a comfortable chair with a refrigerator and microwave

The Howard Johnson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Howard Johnson Hotel Lakeland, Howard Johnson Lakeland

Group vs. Individual Rates at Howard Johnson

Rate fluctuations of Howard Johnson

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group/meeting rates and the best individual traveler prices we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 34.8% in the month of April 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $93 in the month of April 2013. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Howard Johnson in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Howard Johnson

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Howard Johnson.

Feel free to use the Howard Johnson meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Lakeland event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Main Ballroom65 x 45 x 93000325/--33533015017512519/15--335300
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Main Ballroom

Room Type:
Total Size:
3000 Sq. Feet
65 x 45 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$427.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$150.00 USD
Argoes Room22 x 15 x 9330--/--1930--1215--/--------
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Argoes Room

Room Type:
Total Size:
330 Sq. Feet
22 x 15 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
Half Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$75.00 USD

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