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Howard Johnson La Crosse

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2150 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603 (Formerly Exel Inn)
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Ranked #10 of 16 hotels in La Crosse
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been staying at the Howard Johnson's every other week since March and the staff is amazing. They remember who I am, remember what rooms work best for me and my family, and even have returned personal amenities forgotten at the previous visit. The hotel is older in decor and furnishings, but we have never had any issues with cleanliness... More

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H0J0GM, General Manager at Howard Johnson La Crosse, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to share and thank you for the recognition you gave to the staff. I will share your review with them. I know they realize we are behind in updating the property but I think that motivates them to do their best in service and cleanliness to make up for it. They will be pleased to read... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From Del, in Fond du Lac, WI Room was very clean--Bed in 218 is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, even better than at home--Breakfast before 6am, great--Fit our needs very well--Location real good, easy access from I 90, 53 & 35-- Downtown easy--Excellent Family Restaurant next door !!--Friendly staff--Thank You !!

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H0J0GM, General Manager at Howard Johnson La Crosse, responded to this review

It was great to read your review this morning Delmar! Thanks for writing and I'll share it with the staff today. Hope to see you again. General Manager Rodney A. Piotraschke More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was trying to save a little money and earn reward points so we booked here. Check in was fine. Room 212 had a funky smell. Later found that the window ledge is warped and wall paper peeling off wall by window because it got wet. Air conditioner was there and blowing funky smell probably from mold. First night had to... More

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H0J0GM, General Manager at Howard Johnson La Crosse, responded to this review

I don't understand your statement, "First night had to ask for drug because there wasn't one in the room." I'm glad you didn't find drugs in the room ha ha. Anyway, I hope you found your room clean and the staff friendly. I will have maintenance look at the air conditioner. Thanks for letting me know about it. Anytime you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after a 12 hour drive, and went to get a burger and beer at my son's new bar/grill. We proceeded to eat, drink and be merry, and returned to our room after 1 a.m. We were tired and so ready for sleep until I pulled back the bed covers and observed one rather large, live ant. Further investigation... More

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H0J0GM, General Manager at Howard Johnson La Crosse, responded to this review

Wow! It is great news reading how both the night auditor and the morning front desk manager helped turn bad issues into a pleasing resolve. Believe me they get a lot of practice. When working in the hospitality business they get pulled in every direction. Delivering extra pillows, having to memorize the entire TV Channel Guide so to be ready... More

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17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to take a little road trip and after reading previous posts on tripadvisor we decided to give this hotel a try...the wyndham rewards program worked well for us here in that the points needed per night were extremely favorable...Coffee was always available at the front desk area and our room was very quiet..The breakfast was... More

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I was really pleased to read how well the staff treated you! Thanks for sharing and I'll share your review with the rest of the staff. General Manager Rodney A. Piotraschke More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we booked with Hotwire and got the room for about $50. It was rated well by previous bookings and all we needed was a clean bed and hot shower. It was fairly clean, but it was a bit rough. The furnishings are dated and the location is between a U-Haul lot and Pizza Hut on the outskirts of town.... More

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H0J0GM, General Manager at Howard Johnson La Crosse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing and I was pleased to read that you found your room clean. La Crosse is an exciting city in the summer and being that we are only a couple minutes from downtown events we do fill up fast. It is intimidating for guests that are traveling through when they have to search for a parking spot.... More

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Address: 2150 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603 (Formerly Exel Inn)
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > La Crosse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson La Crosse 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Howard Johnson Lacrosse is pleased to provide our guests with exceptional service and quality amenities at an affordable price. Whether you are here for Business or Leisure you can enjoy our Fitness Center, and Free High Speed Wireless Internet in all guest rooms, Free Cable, and much more! After a restful night of sleep, you can look forward to starting your day with a Complimentary Rise and Dine Breakfast. To make your stay even more rewarding, please join Innsiders Club and earn Free Room night above and beyond the Wyndham Rewards program. The Howard Johnson La Crosse is the preferred hotel if your visiting La Crosse on business to one of our many Companies. If your visiting Quick Trip, Xcel Energy, Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Western Technical College, Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, or Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center the Howard Johnson La Crosse is the preferred hotel of choice.We have several restaurants nearby. Perkins, Edwardos Pizza, River Jacks Steak and Seafood Kitchen, Pizza Hut, La Crosse Family Restaurant and Burger King. We are located minutes from Riverside Amusements, Pettibone Park, Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum, La Crosse Center, Grandad Bluff and The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadeloupe. ... more   less 
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