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“Excellent value” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 North 9th Street, Yakima, WA 98901   |  
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Ranked #15 of 25 hotels in Yakima
Craig, CO.
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“Excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Stayed here at the last minute on business. Very close to the freeway, and a great value for the price. The room was very clean, the breakfast was adequate, and the customer service was excellent. I have no reservations about recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Henderson, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We booked the Howard Johnson because the hotel is a stop on the Belair Airporter, a shuttle that runs from the Seattle-Tacoma airport to Yakima. The staff was friendly. The property is well-maintained, but is an older property. It appears that there used to be a restaurant on the site, but it is not open now. The area is a great spot for their complimentary breakfast, though.
We walked to the downtown area, and a nearby Target, a couple of times during our stay.
The pool is seasonal. The only complaint I would have is that the treadmill in the exercise room was only set to go to a fast walk. The front desk did not respond when I brought it to their attention.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hojoyakima, General Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for staying with us during your travels! I appreciate your comments and have called the service in for the treadmill, the desk agent did pass it on- sorry that was not relayed to you though. We hope we have the opportunity to have you stay with us again in the future and thank you for choosing our hotel.
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Carnation, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This road weary, tired, exhausted, business traveler just wanted a comfy place to rest and a glass of wine after a 3 hour sales call!
When I booked my stay however (in route to the hotel!) at the Howard Johnson in Downtown Yakima, I had no idea how nice my experience would be!
I noticed on my smart phone the rating was 3 stars, (better than the Red Lyon or Holiday Inn in the same vicinity) but what secured the 'deal' for me was thier mid-week value rate of only $55.00 per night!!
After checking in at the front desk with the very friendly staff..and securing a King room at this great rate..I headed for my room. When I opened the door, I said aloud to myself; "This is every bit as nice as the Hilton Garden Inn"! (where I last stayed when in town.) The room was large, freshly painted, new carpet, king size VERY comfy bed and pillows, "designer" bedding and furnishings...A VERY NICE SURPRISE!!
After putting down my things I went back down stairs; "did you say something about a bar"??!!
I then headed to a very nice intimate bar on the main floor for that glass of wine! (local wines from this 'wine country' area!) The bartender; Tammy could not have been more friendly..nor the other patrons more chatty and pleasant!
I slept very well in my quiet, dark, comfortable room...and will come back again and again when in the area for business. (or fun!)

Room Tip: I don't ever stay on a ground floor room when traveling alone..and I don't like to 'drag...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hojoyakima, General Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
I am glad we exceeded your expectations; and we are thankful that you stayed with us during your stop in Yakima! I appreciate your comments and will pass on to the staff, especially Tammy; she is a great asset to us here! We look forward to welcoming you once again; safe travels to you!
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Also Known As:
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Address: 9 North 9th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
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Location: United States > Washington > Yakima
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 25 hotels in Yakima
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Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center 3*
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