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“Howard Johnson Madison is a nice comfortable place with great service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

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Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison
Ranked #43 of 61 Hotels in Madison
Chicago
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Howard Johnson Madison is a nice comfortable place with great service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2007

Needed a place to stay for one nite that did not cost an arm and a leg. Me and my girlfriend booked the hotel for about $90 total over the net, and thought the hotel overall was well managed and the front desk staff was very friendly. The hotel is pretty clean and the location is fairly safe along a busy intersection. It may not be one of the most glorious or glamourous looking hotels i've stayed in, but the place was clean and the service was excellent. Where the front desk lady was very helpful in finding the restaurant we had planned to go for dinner. Nice overall and only about 3 miles from the downtown area.

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank rrhys79
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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2006

Excellent hotel. Exceeds every other Howard Johnson I have ever stayed at.

They have a: Huge pool, nice excercise room, arcade, bar, restaraunt, and a decent location. The rooms were spotless. Didnt have a thing to complain about.

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Chitraveler29
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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Black River Falls
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2005

We got this room from priceline at $40 per night. We were flying out to Orlando the next morning and they allowed us to use their park n fly. We had planned on using the airport parking at $5 per day. We saved $40 plus got a great deal on the room. Staff was very helpful and room was clean and spacious. Pool was ok quite large and our overall stay was excellent.

Stayed June 2005
Helpful?
2 Thank sk8rus
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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2005

We have stayed at this hotel several times. The hotel welcomes pets for a $10 charge. There is lots of room to walk your dog in back of the hotel. The rooms have been clean and the front desk staff is always friendly. This trip we had our dog and a kitten with us. They actually gave us a "Kitty Bag" with treats, a couple toys, a clean-up bag and a cute sign for the door saying "Beware of Cat!". I would definitely recommend this hotel. The restaurant has been good but the bar hours vary depending on the amount of business and the decision of the bartender. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Gypsyonetoo
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Victoria W, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our Guest Survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!

Again, thank you for completing our survey and if there’s anything else I can do for you, please contact the hotel directly at 608-244-2481, or reply to Hojocares@hojomadison.com.


Sincerely,
Howard Johnson
Guest Service Manager
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
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Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2004

I thought the hotel was average. Clean but not luxurious. Pool was nice, but for $119/night you can drive 40 minutes to Wisconsin Dells and stay in a hotel with a waterpark for the same price. If you need to get into downtown Madison, this is a great location. Proximity to mall makes for plenty of restaurant options as well.

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2 Thank caness22
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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2004

Got a great price (under $40 a night) at Priceline. The hotel was worth it. The neighborhood wasn't the greatest, but the rooms were pretty clean and the game room, pool, and workout area were pretty nice. The equipment in the workout area was updated, however their weights only consisted of a few free weights and a bench. The pool was big and deep...nice feature. Front desk staff was pretty disappointing, other staff were nice.

Helpful?
6 Thank HSTTraveler
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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2004

My stay here was awesome. The front desk staff was friendly, quick, and helped me with my needs, before i knew i had them. The restaurant staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. If you have the chance request Chris as your server as he gave us the best service we have ever recieved. Our room was generously sized, and clean way beyond my expectations. The only regretable part of the stay was the time i spent trying to get into my room due to faulty keys, but i quickly recieved new ones.

Helpful?
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Kyle M, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are Pleased to know that you had a great experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We will continue to provide excellent customer service and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Property: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison
Address: 3841 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3648
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 61 Hotels in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison 2.5*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the largest indoor pool in town and one of the best room rates, our full-service Howard Johnson Madison hotel is located near Dane County Regional Airport with airport shuttle service available. Our Madison, WI, hotel offers easy access to Interstates 39, 90 and 94, with easy access for events at Lake Mendota, UW Madison, the state capitol and Alliant Energy Center. Enjoy our enormous game room, work out in the fitness center, or a soak in the whirlpool during your stay. Guest room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access and refrigerators are available upon request. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available at our pet-friendly Madison, Wisconsin, hotel, and there is parking for your truck, bus or RV. Room service is available or you can enjoy a meal at the Northwood's Bar & Grill, our on-site restaurant. After a sound sleep, start fresh with complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast with a hot buffet before heading out. ... more   less 
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