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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   255 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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Ranked #42 of 52 hotels in Grand Rapids
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Midland, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a lot of nerve charging $100 to stay at this place. We booked this hotel on line so we didn't know what it looked like. We were only in town 1 night to visit my son so we didn't need anything fancy but this hotel is totally worn out. They need to either invest some money into this... More

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Traverse City
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this Hotel several times over the years basicly because of the 5th floor recreation area. I would say that it has been about 5 years since our last visit and the facility is showing it's age - very little updating has been done. The toilet in our room ran for hours and was reported to the... More

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Grand Rapids
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My children and I traveled to Grand Rapids to run in a race the next day. We were not able to get adequate rest as rooms were filthy...they had hair all over the floors and bedding and a horrible odor filled the room. The fuse repeatedly blew and the microwave, television, lights, and refrigerator stopped working. As we entered the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My company put me in this hotel, unfortunately. The room is ok, fairly clean. The mattress is very firm but I didn't mind that. The pool looked a little sketchy. The pool is surrounded by an activity area straight out of the 70's. Don't bother getting the exercise room key at the front desk. It looks like leftovers from your... More

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Aurora, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We made the mistake of not booking a room on our impromptu trip to Grand Rapids. Their was an Art Festival in town so all the other hotels were booked. On the way to the hotel, we passed through some undesirable areas of Grand Rapids which immediately clued me in that we had made a mistake booking this hotel. The... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is probably one of the crappiest hotels that I can remember staying in. It had quite a variety of smells; elevator was like urine, hallway was smoky urine, and the room was a funk mix not quite as bad as the hallways. The room itself was large, but I did not want to walk on the carpet barefoot. Mix... More

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O Fallon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I requested a king and got 2 doubles. The room was HOT and it took 3 hours just to make it bearable. The ice machines were caked in mold and mildew. I won't be back.

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids

Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Howard Johnson
Address: 255 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 52 hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids 2*
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