Howard Johnson by Wyndham is an American motel chain that has been in operation since 1954. Looking to travel on a budget, but don’t want to have to put up with blah accommodations? Howard Johnson has got you covered. Built on 90 years of company history, Howard Johnson motels have a distinct, unmistakable feel. Those distinct orange accents will send you on a nostalgia trip, and maybe even make you hungry for fried clams! And don’t worry about leaving Fido behind. Most Howard Johnson locations are pet friendly.
While Howard Johnson is committed to accommodating the whole family, pets included, policies vary from location to location. Many require a pet free, which usually starts around $15 per pet per night. All other limitations, including number of pets, pet weight, and pet type, are determined by each individual site. Use the search bar above to find out whether the Howard Johnson you plan to visit is pet friendly.
Friends of Petswelcome are friends of Howard Johnson, too! On average, our users rated Howard Johnson 4 stars for human friendliness, 4 stars for pet friendliness, and 5 stars for overall value. Reviewers emphasized how easy it was to have a pet at a Howard Johnson location, and how there were easily accessible places for their pet to relieve themselves.
Howard Johnson has a long and storied history! Originating as a chain of restaurants in Massachusetts, Howard Johnson’s quickly gained renown for their ice cream, fried clams, and distinctive appearance. Founded in 1925, by the 1960s and 1970s they were the largest restaurant in America. While the restaurant side of Howard Johnson has since gone out of business, that spirit lives on in Howard Johnson by Wyndham! By staying at Howard Johnson, you are your pet aren’t just going on a vacation; you’re taking a trip through American history.
Did you know that Howard Johnson’s comes up in pop culture all the time? Nearly all of Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie was filmed inside a Howard Johnson’s. Howard Johnson’s is shown in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Blazing Saddles features a joke about the chain. The trend has continued to this day. It’s referenced in both Arrested Development and Mad Men, and you can see it in the Martin Scorsese film The Irishman.
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