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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

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3841 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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Ranked #48 of 64 Hotels in Madison
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Brian M Las Vegas, United States
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, a day ahead of most of my group. Aside from the fact that I had to wait ten minutes or so for someone to show up at the front desk to check me in, the rest of the weekend was pure pleasure. The swimming pool was large, clean and inviting, and all meals... More 

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

Thank you Brian for the very kind review, We are happy to hear you enjoyed every part of your stay, we are extra pleased to hear that our Friday night fish fry could compete with Chef Ramsey's kitchen that is an amazing compliment! Also glad to hear that you enjoyed Madison's largest indoor swimming pool! We hope to see you... More 

Cedar Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just in town for the night on short notice. Most hotels in the area were booked solid with a big event in town. I had stopped at two hotels before and they were booked. The last was very snotty and told me to head closer to home and find a room in another town. The howard johnson had... More 

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

Thank you Trina for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. We hope to see... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main draws to this hotel were the large pool and low rate. The complimentary breakfast was a pleasant surprise, with tasty hot and cold offerings and breakfast staff who were extremely upbeat and helpful. One server in particular went out of his way to make sure everyone was having a great morning, offering pancakes to all, and also apparently... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. We hope to see you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with another couple on our way to Wisconsin. There was a lot going on in Madison and we had a extremely hard time finding a room. Luckily thus hotel had a room and check in was easy. Priced right for what you get. Big breakfast, clean rooms and comfortable beds. Indoor looked nice. The only complaint was hallways to... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. I will pass a long... More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just ok. Average room. Room stunk like mildew and it was very muggy in the room to the point where the sheets felt damp even with the AC on. Friendly staff. Nice pool area. Mostly clean.

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Thank you Ashley for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. I will pass a... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend 2 night. Everything was wonderful. Only reason why I didn't give it a 5 star. Was because the house keeper didn't know English at all, so it was very hard to communicate with her. She woke us up 9 am for no reason also. Otherwise I don't mind coming back there again.

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

Thank you for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. I will talk with our... More 

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk personnel were very friendly and patient. Mike at the breakfast are was very accommodating and helpful. He was very energetic and kept everything clean and all the breakfast items very well stocked. He offered to carry extra items to the table for people. The pool was bigger than any we have see in a long time... and... More 

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Thank you Julie for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. I will pass a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this same hotel two+ years ago and rated it excellent. This time I only rated it average. The difference is primarily that the hotel and rooms are showing some age. Perhaps it's time for some updating. Having said that, the pool size is far above average as far as size is concerned and the pool area is... More 

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Thank you for the kind review! We take pride in our ability to give outstanding customer service as well as a great place to stay, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed all of our amenities that we have to offer such as our complimentary breakfast buffet or our largest indoor pool in Madison. We hope to see you... More 

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