Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Tacoma Near McChord AFB

8726 South Hosmer StreetTacoma98444USA
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About Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Tacoma Near McChord AFB

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Tacoma/Joint Base Lewis-McChord provides affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout and free truck parking beside Interstate 5 about ten minutes’ drive south of downtown Tacoma and the Museum of Glass.

Remodeled air-conditioned rooms boast an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, flat-screen cable television, ironing facilities and coffee-maker. Selected rooms add fridges and microwaves. Spacious suites add balconies, sofas and Jacuzzis. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities comprise a 24-hour reception, gym, seasonal outdoor swimming pool with hot-tub and a launderette. Pets are allowed and children can stay free.

A free continental breakfast is included. Eateries within five minutes’ walk include Asian restaurants and diners.

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Tacoma/Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a short drive from the armed forces base and about 50 miles from Washington State’s Mount Rainier National Park. It’s also about 75 miles from the wildlife and wilderness of Olympic National Park.


8726 South Hosmer Street, Tacoma, WA, 98444, USA
Telephone: +1(253)5482400 | Fax: +1(253)5482401 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Ironing board

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Customer service praised

Guests largely praised the customer service, often describing personnel as helpful, friendly and professional.

Handy location between downtown and military base

This property's location about ten minutes' drive south of downtown Tacoma and a short drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord proved popular with reviewers. The proximity to Interstate 5 also enabled easy access to area attractions, museums, shopping malls, the airport, Seattle and Puget Sound. Lovers of the great outdoors welcomed being within striking distance of two Washington State national parks. There were gas stations and a cinema nearby too.

Cheap and cheerful

Budget-conscious visitors appreciated perks such as the free parking for vehicles of all sizes and complimentary breakfast; although some diners said there wasn't much variety. The updated rooms were often called basic but more than adequately spacious, clean and comfortable for a short stay on a budget. There was praise for the modern flat-screen TVs and usually reasonable room rates.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness grumbles

Cleanliness standards could have been improved, according to some critics. They reported issues like unsatisfactorily cleaned bathrooms, sporadic housekeeping visits, accumulations of hair and dust, floors that could have been cleaner and stained bedding in some rooms.

Nuisance noises and smells

Some light sleepers blamed thin walls for occasionally enabling them to hear noises from neighboring rooms and corridors. Elsewhere, some visitors were bothered by cleaning products smells, musty odors and lingering smoke in certain areas of the property.

Occasional maintenance issues

Critical reviewers occasionally said parts of the accommodation seemed a little run down and would benefit from additional updating to address maintenance issues like dated decor, tired-looking furniture, aging carpets, and broken fixtures and fittings.

Rating Overview

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5.7 /10
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5.7 out of 10 based on 1588 reviews