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Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel And Conference Center

3.0 of 5
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1601 N Universal Ave, I-435 & Front Street-Exit 57, Kansas City, MO 64120 (Formerly Ramada Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff was courteous, rooms were clean, hotel had great potential. The grounds were unkept and could have used some landscaping. First impression was they have let the facility run down. Location was great and price was a bonus!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed one night towards the end of a long road trip. To be honest, I was expecting something pretty dumpy..."you get what you pay for". However, I was very impressed with our stay. - Rooms were clean and up-to-date. I agree with a previous reviewer about the tube TVs being smallish and the outlets being poorly located. - the... More 

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Lena, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My advice is to look for different lodging if you want a pleasant stay. This Howard Johnson is located in a commercial/industrial area and appears as if it is not visited often. Deferred maintenance is apparent inside and on the grounds. The building appeared nearly vacant during our stay. Repairs were needed in our bathroom - the vanity was several... More 

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Winfield, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I stayed here for a couple night. We had a few things planned for the area but we were also given information on events going on near what we already had planned. Overall it was a pleasant trip, the pool could have been a little warmer though

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Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was clean. Only problem I encountered was having to kill (3) wasps in my room. (2) the first night and (1) the next night. Reported this to front desk. No response from staff offering another suite or inspecting my room.

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Mount Vernon, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted a room at ground level to accommodate wife with health problems but couldn't/wouldn't said only room available. Staff was not at all helpful, wanted us to move to another room, instead of coming up to remedy the problem. Had to figure things out on our own. Internet kept dropping out. Staff needs proper training.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is without a doubt the dirtiest, most unkept facility I have ever booked. We were to be there 4 nights and left after the first night. Bugs in the bed, Leaking sink in the bathroom, mold in the tub.Absolutely disgusting.

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Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobby and entrance is very nice but out room needed some renovations. The faucet on the tub was a bear to operate. We even had to have maintenance get it to go one night. The breakfast bar is great and the staff is very friendly. We would return.

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon check in we were upgraded to a king suite and we were given an adjacent room for our kids for free. The staff was super friendly and the hotel was nearly empty. Granted we were there the day after a holiday. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Next time this will be our go to hotel for... More 

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