In past years Howard Johnson in Pikesville was a clean place to stay. Over Thanksgiving 2017, I booked 2 rooms for 3 nights to accommodate out of town guests. I did not preview the rooms due to past pleasurable visits. WRONG MOVE. The rooms were an eye sore. One had holes in the walls, but both had holes in the bedding and had interesting smells throughout. Lets not get started on the filthy carpet in the lobby and on the stairs and my goodness, the smell of marijuana? You would fail a drug screen by simply walking in front door. If I could have gotten rooms with another chain, I would have walked away form Howard Johnson Pikesville. Being under Wyndham I expected far more than what I paid for. Trip Advisor and Wyndham would save their reputations if they drop this location. It presents like an unsafe flea bag. People were afraid to go to sleep because a rat may have come through the holes in the walls. With the building looking and smelling the way it did, Nobody wanted to take a chance on breakfast. The best thing about this location is the McDonalds across the street.