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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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  • 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service staff at the hotel was great to work with. We came in at 11pm and got checked into our room in record time. The room was so-so and the bed was really uncomfortable, you could feel every spring and major depression in the middle (rm 241) . Place needs major updating but overall good value for the buck.

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

Thank you for sharing and I appreciate you letting me know how you felt about the staff! We are very close to updating our property. I believe within 6 months to a year all rooms will have new beds and TVs along with new lighting, carpeting, etc. As we get closer the staff and I are getting excited! Hope to... More

Willow Springs
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel for the money. The location is good, near downtown and not far off the highway. Staff is friendly and helpful. Room was just ok. Long walk through the hotel to get to my room. It does need updating, old furniture and no comfortable chairs in the room.

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

Thank you for taking time to share Thomas and I appreciate what you shared about the staff. I do agree that we have a great location. I also agree that we need to update the property. It's starting to look like those much needed updates are just around the corner. We are looking forward to it and hope to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 8, 2014

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

Crestview, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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

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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson La Crosse 2*
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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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