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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 #49 of 63 hotels in Madison
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Madison
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was 100 degrees and humid in Madison, but the AC for the hotel outside the rooms hadn't been turned on in ages, probably in an attempt to save money. The hotel was hot, humid, smelled moldy and BO'y, and was just disgusting. The internet didn't work in my room and when I called about it twice the response was,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stains. Everywhere. We had to look for someone to help us when we arrived. All the employees were drinking and smoking in the back. The room reeks of cigarette smoke and my blanket had a bloody hand print on it. Just shell out the extra 20 bucks a night for a nicer place. You'll thank yourself later.

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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 a non-smoking hotel, and our Housekeeping manager inspects each room daily, We are in the... More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first walk in. You get a strong musty smell that carries thru to your room. When I get to my room (which was a King) I had no refrigerator or microwave. When I asked for one they said had none and if they did, there would be a charge. The WIFI is abysmal and never had a good... 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, Due to the few amount of rooms on property with microwave and fridges we offer those... More

Sartell
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice hotel . staff was very friendly and explained the amenities very well. room was clean bed was very comfortable. had dinner at bar service was very good as well as the food. would stay here again if travelling thru Madison again

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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

Wisconsin Dells
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the said somethings have been updated I didn't see too much of that since last year. But as before there pool is nice pretty large and a hot tub as well. The location is nice a few minutes from restaurants shopping and the capital so that is nice most of the staff is great especially Mike the breakfast entertainer.... 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

Evansville, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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! Especially Mike and Judy!We appreciate... More

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

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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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