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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    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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Windsor
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had reserved 5 rooms for my basketball team. In the morning of my trip; I had to cancel 2 rooms because of illness of some of the players. When I checked in at 12:30 a.m. the clerk insisted that we only had one room reserved. He was very rude and would do nothing to help me. I gave him... More 

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Lindstrom
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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was OK. But the curtains hang over the forced air heat so the air just blows the curtains up at which point people outside can see into the room. Stuck a chair in front of the curtains to keep them down. I know it is not the hotels fault but I had limited phone. It kept dropping my... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon opening the door to our room, my 5 yr old says "it smells like poop in here!" This was a very accurate description. Carpets hadn't been vacuumed the halls reeked of smoke. Run... Run. Fast!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is quite large and a little confusing to navigate in. At first we were on the second floor. It was very cold and felt like were in isolation. Called the front desk and asked for a room closer to the pool and the girl was extremely sweet and accommodating. We were moved to the first floor without a... More 

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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 

Menlo Park, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This your typical Howard Johnson Hotel. Not much to see or do. They feed you breakfast and have a very small dining room. The food is not the best in the world, however, if you want to eat someplace else, there are may restaurants within walking distance. As I said before, it close to the airport, and they provide transportation... More 

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Howard Johnson Plaza in Madison is suitable for the stay and run, especially during your long trip in Wisconsin area. The place is out of nowhere (not really but is out of town near the airport). Plenty of of parking but not too well lighted. If you arrive late and have not eaten, good luck, there is no place except... More 

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

Hello and Thank You for your 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!... More 

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's okay. There was a time when Howard Johnson's was synonymous with excellence but in recent decades they have declined and have become a very inconsistent hotel chain. This property is just average. Nothing I could really complain about but nothing memorable (in a good way) either. Actually stayed here in June 2013.

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

While the hotel is older, it was clean and breakfast was one of the better, especially the staff in the breakfast room. Didn't use the pool, but heard from another guest that the whirlpool was only luke warm, so didn't bother. The big complaint is that Saturday night there was a lot of noise all night long, and I mean... More 

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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! We... 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 Plaza Hotel Madison 2.5*
Number of rooms: 197
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