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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

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3841 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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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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Highland Park, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The title explains why I always stay here when I visit Madison several times a year. It's been here forever and the rooms are nice but nothing special. And it isn't in the fanciest part of town either, but I like it anyway. It has personality! It is a big place that can handle banquets so they have kitchen facilities... 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 appreciate all the kind words you had to say about the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison, we also value that we can offer these great amenities, not many places offer room service now a days and we are happy to keep that service running! We are happy to hear you got to enjoy other... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Good: the hotel is located about 5 miles from the airport and about 2 miles from a shopping mall. There are many restaurants within walking distance. The room was very clean and staff was friendly. The Bad: the hotel is definitely showing its age. Carpets are worn, towels are thin and raveling. The A/C unit is situated beneath the... More 

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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 Howard Johnson Standards. Lobby and hallways are... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. Breakfast is good, but really like the Sunday Buffet. Used the shuttle to go to and from the Airport. Very nice to be able to leave the car at the hotel. Wireless internet could use a booster in some rooms. The first room the signal was week and the second room... More 

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

Thank you Nancy for the kind review, We appreciate all the kind words you had to offer, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your most recent stay here at the Howard Johnson Plaza! We are happy to hear you got to take advantage of all the amenities we have to offer such as our large complimentary breakfast buffet or... More 

Rockton, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hold an annual event here every year and are treated very well. Michael is a great employee!

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

Thank you Richard for the kind review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your most recent stay here at the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison, I will pass along all the positive feedback to Mike! We will look forward to seeing you next year at your next event! Warmest Regards, Staff at the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The establishment is unequipped to handle a full house. Wifi signals were non-existent, cleanliness was average to poor, and general maintenance of the building was lacking. Additionally, lack of hotel staff presence leads to increased numbers of miscreants roaming halls and being generally disagreeable. Couple this with the boozing mentality pervasive in Wisconsin and it leads to trouble. Generally not... More 

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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 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 Howard Johnson Standards. We are in the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is almost always on the secret/hidden hotel sites for around $50/night. The pool, hot tub, and breakfast are great, and the revamped lobby might lead you to think that this hotel is nicer than it actually is. My main complaint is that the place can be really loud and seems to attract smokers which linger outside the numerous... More 

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

Thank your for your recent review Kate, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our large complimentary breakfast buffet, We recently went through a two million dollar remodel replacing all carpeting throughout the hotel and we upgraded to Flat screen TV's in all rooms as well with new furnishings and beds for the whole hotel. We hope to see... More 

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