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Howard Johnson Madison

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3841 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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Ranked #48 of 63 hotels in Madison
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Denver, CO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a quick night before our 5am flight. The hotel is clearly in need of a renovation but I wasn't going to complain because the park and fly rate was very good and the staff was very nice. Went to the bar and had drinks and dinner. The bartender was VERY nice. Here are my complaints 1.... More

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Although this is an older property, we are continually making improvements on the overall appearance of the hotel. I will forward these concerns to our general manager to ensure everything gets handled accordingly, We are in the process of a remodel, we just received new beds for the whole... More

Milton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way home from Wyoming for 2 days. This is a very nice hotel and they have a great pool area for visitors. It is an older hotel but the rooms were clean and we had no problem with noise. There is a game room next to the pool, an exercise room and laundry next to... More

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we take pride in the customer service we are able to give to our guests, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are glad to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities we have to offer, I will pass along the positive feedback with our staff! We appreciate all input! Thanks... More

Minneapolis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nasty- the hotel smelled bad, very noisy( I could hear the crying baby in the room next to me- not the baby's fault) and not clean! Beds were very hard and not comfortable at all. This is the worst hotel I have ever been in!

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Although this is an older property, we are continually making improvements on the overall appearance of the hotel. I will forward this to our manager, We do inspect every room before they are rented to ensure they are up to guests and HOJO Standards. We are in the process... More

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Was looking for a hotel close to campus. This one is a great value. The room was average but it was clean and overall very livable. There is a huge courtyard in the center of the property. Ask for a room that faces the courtyard otherwise you will face the parking lot. We went out to the courtyard to enjoy... More

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we take pride in the customer service we are able to give to our guests, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are glad to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities we have to offer, I will pass along the positive feedback with our staff! We appreciate all input! Thanks... More

Austin, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have stayed at other Howard Johnson hotels and never had a problem but this hotel was old and outdated. It definitely needs some renovations and a deep cleaning. The walls were super thin and I could hear everyone walking up and down the hall and the doors constantly slamming. Overall its what you would expect for the price but... More

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Although this is an older property, we are continually making improvements on the overall appearance of the hotel. I will forward these concerns to our general manager to ensure everything gets handled accordingly, We are in the process of a remodel, we just received new beds for the whole... More

Deerfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nothing spectacular, but more than adequate. Nice breakfast. Our tub drain did not hold water, so taking a bath was not possible. Not luxurious, but nothing in Madison is! It's 10 minutes from the University. So the location was convenient for us, and the price was comparably low.

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we take pride in the customer service we are able to give to our guests, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are glad to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities we have to offer, I will pass along the positive feedback with our staff! We appreciate all input! Thanks... More

Hillsboro, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

My family of 4 stayed 5-24-14 to 5-25-14 in a room with 2 double beds but very close to the pool and our vehicle. Beds were a tad to hard for me and the hubbers liking but ehhhh no worries. Pool was a nice temp but the way we saw it when we left sunday night is the way we... More

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we take pride in the customer service we are able to give to our guests, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are glad to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities we have to offer, I will pass along the positive feedback with our staff! We appreciate all input! Thanks... More

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Address: 3841 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Madison 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Come and stay at our Madison Wisconsin Hotel the Howard Johnson Plaza.The hotel is located next to the Dane County Regional Airport, adjacent to East Towne Mall and near downtown Madison and all of Madison Wisconsin’s area attractions. The hotel is also only minutes away from Madison’s Central Business district, governmental offices and the University of Wisconsin. Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel features modern accommodations and convenient services with the largest indoor swimming pool in the Madison area, free Internet access, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, a 24 hour Airport Shuttle and lowest room rate guarantees are just few of the other perks you can enjoy as our guest at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison. ... more   less 
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