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Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center
Ranked #21 of 24 Hotels in Yakima
1 review
“Don't waste you money”
Reviewed March 3, 2011

My first contact with the Howard Johnson was with a man named Mike and it wasnt a pleasant experience. He was rude and lied to me about who his manager was when I asked to speak to the manager. I have stayed at several hotels in my life and as a customer I have never experienced this type of bad service. My daughter is staying at the hotel with her team and she says the hotel is not very nice and dirty. There are some many other hotels to stay at in this area. Please use your money wisely and don't stay the the Howard Johnson in Yakima.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2010

The staff throughout the hotel was exceptional and the quality of the room was well above my expectations. They have taken an older property and made a great place to stay. Thanks for all this week.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Moncks Corner
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2010

I almost cancelled my reservation after reading the reviews on here, glad I did not! The rooms were just fine, clean and quiet, at 80 dollars total a great value. The breakfast was the best I've had at any hotel,eggs,potatoes,pancakes etc. I would stay there again anytime. I think some people just can't be pleased no matter what!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank akrider1956
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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2010

The Yakima Howard Johnson…pretty much the epitome of average in every sense of the word. The only exception would be the pool. It was cold, but rather unique, and my kids (girls 3 and 7) both enjoyed it immensely in so long as they could stand the cold (and we’re from Minnesota). The hotel lobby and rooms are fair at best. It was fairly clean, fairly modern, and the staff was fairly helpful. The pool was above average. It is an outdoor pool situated in the courtyard and set in a circular fashion with an artificial island in the middle. Half of the pool is deep (5 to 6 or 7 feet) and the other half is less than 2 feet. This was very convenient for a family with a 7 year old who can swim and 3 year old who can’t. Breakfast was…warm, please don’t expect much beyond that. All in all not a bad one night stay but I can’t honestly say I’d stay there again. Average all the way.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2010

I've been staying at this property annually for 20 years through various incarnations. This was not my best stay. Reservation was mishandled, but they finally rectified it day of check in when I checked again. Housekeeping didn't restock well at all, shower curtain had a really nasty area on it and carpet stained. Sold out with youth sports teams, many of whom ran up and down the halls all night, played ball in the hall, screamed all day at the pool, tore the Do Not Disturb signs off people's doors and the adults not much better out yakking outside till midnight. Remote and TV inoperable, they fixed remote but didn't address the TV so when I got back from event around 10:30 on 2nd night, I called and they actually sent a guy up to adjust it. Bed and furnishings comfy, hot breakfast included. Prices went up. Ice machine out of order. Grounds well kept. They closed the restaurant but the lounge is still there.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Washington State Coast
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2009

I booked a block of 10 rooms for my sons soccer team for a tournament that was held in Yakima. We picked this hotel due to the fact that they boosted about having an outdoor pool. I had called the hotel a half dozen times to change names on the reservations and not once did anyone mention to me that the pool was closed. When we arrived in the 90 degree weather, read the big sign on the side of the hotel near the entrance "outdoor Pool" to find it empty, very disappointing. We tried to look for rooms at another hotel, but everything was full because of the tournament.

The staff was very friendly, however the hotel including the rooms and restraunt looked old even though they said they had just remodeled.

Also, we were unable to get out WiFi to work. This was a pain as we needed to be able to check game schedules for the fallowing days tournament.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Thank FAMILYMAM4
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2009

We have stayed here before, like the location and rooms are nice, however it would be nice if they offered free breakfast and WiFi as most hotels do have these days.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center
Address: 9 N 9th St, Yakima, WA 98901-2522
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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 #21 of 24 Hotels in Yakima
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Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Yakima/Near Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 172
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