Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Centre Hotel - Saint John  2 stars

10 Portland At Main St, Saint John, Canada, E2K 4H8  show mapSave
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Located in a historic area of Saint John, the 2-star Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Centre offers an indoor heated pool and concerts. Since 1990, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Saint John.

25 minutes away from Carleton Martello Tower, Rockwood Park and Reversing Falls. A short distance to a port enables you to get to Trinity Church, Loyalist House and Imperial Theatre in no time.

This central hotel boasts close proximity to parks and a nature park.

Fast access to Saint John airport within 15km is provided.


The property comprises of air-conditioned rooms well-appointed with individual climate control, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a minibar and a writing desk. They feature private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The family restaurant provides fine meals. At the relaxing lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of tea.


Guests will appreciate a cash machine, free parking and a lift as well as find a business center, a photocopier and a fax machine useful for work.


Fitness classes and a gym are provided on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   133.

City Center Saint John - 2000 ft
Airports Saint John (YSJ) - 9.3 mi, Fredericton (YFC) - 46.9 mi
Restaurants Big Daddy's 2 For 1 Pizzeria - 1600 ft, Portland Pub & Steak House (cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Bar) - 1700 ft
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  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Rollaway beds
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone



from  1 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: Double beds or 2 King Size beds or King Size bed
Size: 295 sq. feet
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    Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Centre LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Lord Beaverbrook Rink
      400 ft
    • House of Tara Inc
      2700 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      1700 ft
    • Fairview Bowling Lanes
      1700 ft
    • Lansdowne Billiards
      3700 ft
    • Dooly's
      4000 ft
    • J K's Corner Pocket
      1.2 mi
    • Fun-DY Bowling Lanes
      1.6 mi
    • Golden Mile Billiards
      2.0 mi
    • Rothesay Avenue Billiards
      3.0 mi
    • Saint John Lancaster Arena
      1.2 mi
    • Abec Aitken Bicentennial
      2300 ft
    • N B Arts Council Inc
      2700 ft
    • Loyalist House
      2700 ft
    • Saint John Jewish Historical
      2700 ft
    • 3000 ft
    • Saint John Firefighters Assn
      3700 ft
    • Gothic Arches
      4600 ft
    • Assumption Centre Admin Knight
      1.6 mi
    Universities, Institutes
    • Dental Assisting Academy
      1000 ft
    • Academy of Learning
      1700 ft
    • Computer Training Institute
      2.2 mi
    • Advanced Training and Svc
      2.5 mi
    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
    • Cherry Brook Zoo
      2.9 mi
    College Campuses

    Local Attractions

    • Rockwood Park
      1.3 mi
      10 Fisher Lake Dr. South, Saint John
    • Reversing Falls
      1.6 mi
      200 Bridge Road, Saint John
    • Presqu'ile Provincial Park
      2.1 mi
    • Irving Nature Park
      2.6 mi
      Sand Cove Road, Saint John
    • Cherry Brook Zoo Inc.
      3.3 mi
      901 Foster Thurston Drive, Saint John

    Near the hotel

    • New Brunswick Museum
      2300 ft
      1 Market Square, Saint John
    • Loyalist House
      2800 ft
      120 Union St, Saint John
    • Stonehammer Geopark
      3300 ft
      277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John
    • Old Number 2 Engine House Museum
      3900 ft
      24 Sydney Street, Saint John

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Big Daddy's 2 For 1 Pizzeria

      64% likes this, based on 17 reviews

      1600 ft
      87 lansdown plaza

      Phone: (506) 652-4422

    • Portland Pub & Steak House

      52% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Bar
      Price Range: USD 15 - USD 20

      1700 ft
      87 Lansdowne Avenue

      Phone: (506) 634-0746

    • Grannan's Seafood Restaurant

      50% likes this, based on 107 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood

      1800 ft
      1 Sq Market

      Phone: (506) 634-1555

    • Deluxe French Fries

      60% likes this, based on 21 reviews

      1800 ft
      5 Wellesley Ave

      Phone: (506) 642-2424

    • Saint John Ale House

      75% likes this, based on 247 reviews
      Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

      2300 ft
      1 Market Square

      Phone: 506-657-2337

    Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Centre Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Centre

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 13 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      we were there for our honeymoon...we enjoyed our stay..we were not in the room was a nice quiet,clean room that suited us to a T...the staff was great ..the price was great and we will go back.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The hotel is located close to the downtown core without being too close to the seedy areas. It had a nice view of the harbour and downtown from my room window.

      First of all, I checked in after3 PM and everything went fine at the check-in desk but when we arrived at the room door with our luggage we were turned away but the cleaners who had not yet cleaned the room after the previous Guests. We left and returned an hour later. The hotel is showing signs of aging and the room carpet could do with a thorough cleaning .

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      I liked that it was pet friendly as we travelled from out of province with our dog.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Friendly and helpful staff, Large and well equipped room. Good location. Lovely view. The charming path leading to the centre was closed due to the work on the bridges, when open again it is fast and scenic route to the Market Square.

      Some renovation/redecoration/refreshing would make it perfect

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Staff were vey helpful and very nice

      • Average rating
    • Single

      If you want to trade glitz and edge for a decent night's sleep, you would not be amiss to stay here. Large rooms - filled with large, older style furnishings - comfy bed. Decor is well into the beige spectrum but the prints are woodcuts and real. The bathroom is a bit on the small side with dated tiling. The water pressure at the tap was great, but weak at the shower head. Mouthwash is offered - so civilized. Everything was spotlessly clean - no fingerprints on surfaces lit by the sun. Vacuum cleaner marks on the dark carpet. Soft towels. Easy walking distance to the city 'centre'. The staff were very professional and helpful.

      I appreciated having a restaurant but found the food little more than average. Sort of institutionalised home cooking.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      It is clean, centrally located, and easy to get to-from. Staff is helpful and friendly.

      Older hotel; I have stayed there before so I was familar with it. Decor needs an up-grade....the facility is still stuck in the 1970's.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      It offered a great view.

      Personnally I found the hotel to be very run down. When I checked out, I was off to the airport. I was not asked about filling any forms out about my stay at the hotel. The tub was painted over white and had a nice bit of purple showing, the toilet didn't work properly, carpet run down, bulbs didn't work in the lamps. This used to be a very nice hotel to stay in and I'm sad to say I won't be back as long as it remains in this condition. Family and friends from the area were surprised that I even stayed ther once I saw the place. It's just real sad.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      A friendly place, comfortable feeling, great pool.

      Too much furniture in the room, this is not a complaint, just an observation.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      It is in a good location and the view from Fort Howe behind the hotel is amazing!

      We were there on the weekend and there was music playing on the top floor (2 floors above us) and off the lobby, and it was very loud even late into the night (1 am). I thought maybe they could have turned the volume down a bit.

      • Average rating
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