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“Fun to stay and drink”
Review of 131 Hotel-Plaza

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131 Hotel-Plaza
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel is NOT classy, and it is not nice. The smoking rooms are unbearable, so be sure to get a non smoking room. Rooms are roomy but not nice- hotel has not been updated in ages and indeed is a little on the "dirty" side...definitely would not take my shoes off in the hotel room! On the plus side, it does have a pool and hot tub which are nice. Definitely recommend NOT to pay full price at this hotel- get a deal somewhere online.

Have stayed here a few times for bachelorette parties,etc get drunk and sing karaoke at the bar downstairs and crash out in a room instead of driving home...its good for that type of thing. Quite a few karaoke people that come regularly and are great, especially this old guy that sings "new" songs and he is great- old guy singing Lady Gaga, cant get much better than that!

Hotel staff have always been nice, so that is why I give an average rating...although its not a :nice" hotel, it is fun and the staff are friendly

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Jin K
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

My boyfriend and I drove to GR on a whim and were very surprised to find out almost all the hotels in the area were booked...we must've called like seven or eight! We almost didn't bother with this Howard Johnson, due to the fact that it received a lot of negative reviews on multiple websites, but decided to drive by and check it out. From the outside it seemed pretty legit, so we went into the lobby (which was pretty well-maintained) and asked for a room. Honestly, the hallway upstairs (2nd floor) was pretty grimy looking. It could definitely use new carpet. Our room however, was perfectly acceptable. It smelled like cleaning products... Or at least like detergent, which was somewhat reassuring. In the middle of the night, we woke up to the sound of a pretty intense fight in the hallway. I'm not gonna lie... It was kind of scary sounding. We decided not to hold that against the hotel (although other reviews would suggest this is not exactly a rare event for the HoJo hallway). In the morning we packed up and checked out. Overall, our experience was... adequate. It was not the best hotel I've ever stayed in, but for our purposes, it worked and turned out to be better than we expected. I would probably even stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

overall everything was good about the stay i would recomend this hotel to a friend the staff is great the bar is ok the food is great

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This hotel is not worth staying at no matter how cheap their prices are. The staff is all friends and i see that they are friends more than business partners. We went to Karaoke and one of the staff in the hotel part told the bar staff not to serve us for whatever reason.. we left and never went back. So unprofessional and I would not recomment none of my friends or family to stay here. Plus its right across the street where they had murders at. Definitely find somewhere else to lay your head because this hotel is not worth it especially with a nick name like "hojo"... Not attractive!!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 131 Hotel-Plaza

Address: 255 28th St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548-1001 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids)
Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range: $76 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 131 Hotel-Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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