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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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  • 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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Evansville, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best hotel we have been so far in my life. This hotel should receive better stars that what it gets. Front desk very helpful & told us how to get to room & what outdoor # to go in. We had joining rooms & they were very nice. The only problem what a little bit of spider webs on the... More

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just note, this hotel does not offer any microwave or refrigerator in the room. Also, every door seems to have pried in with sharp screwdrivers. There are obvious and visible marks on the doors. Another note is on the sharp smoking small in the non-smoking areas. I guess they try to mask the smell with some deodorants. This smell was... 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 HOJO Standards.I assure you that none of... More

Lakeville, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got an exceptional deal at this hotel when booking through Hotwire. For the money, this was a nice hotel: big room, roomy bathroom, everything was clean, decent flat screen TV, good breakfast with hot foods too and friendly staff, especially the super friendly breakfast guy, who seems to really enjoy his job. The pool was very large and hot... 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! I... More

Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price this is a very good deal. Great breakfast and the breakfast employee (I think his name was Mike) was great! The room set up (halls really) were strange. We were on the second floor and when you got off the elevator you had to snake through a few halls and stairs...which made it difficult if you used... 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

East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at the room I thought this will be great. My bed was really stiff and uncomfortable pillows sucked. The walls are paper thin so I heard people inside and outside really early. My shower seriously sounded like it was screaming high pitch(which I couldn't get to stop) and the temp goes cold to scaulding hot on its own.. I... 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! and bring these concerns up... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My pals at United Airlines put me up for the night last month at the Ho-Jo in Madison when their sorry excuse for airplane had an engine that wouldn't crank. We passengers were "assured" they'd tried everything including "jumper cables." Confidence building for sure!! The room was clean. I caught dinner at the grocery store next door. I had never... 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

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Howard Johnson Madison several times and for the most part had a pleasant stay. No, it's not the Ritz but the rooms were clean, the pool area big and relaxing, and the breakfast a nice touch. I'm not a fussy person, I even feel a little awkward complaining about a budget hotel, but my last visit... 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 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

Jefferson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got stuck in Madison, and needed a hotel for the night. For some reason, many of the other hotels on the east side were booked solid. Managed to catch an opening here. The neighborhood was "interesting" (in a bad way), the hallways all stunk of cigarette smoke, and the carpets were all dirty. The room itself was semi clean, but... 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 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

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Address: 3841 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison 2.5*
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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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