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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for the value, and will come back because it was clean and nice with excellent staff and fabulous breakfast. If you're looking for the latest in decor and HVAC, this is not for you, but it's a great hotel with wonderful staff.

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Yusra S, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Howard Johnson Plaza Madison. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff made your stay pleasant! I am looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. I will share this review with all staff members, Again, thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Warm...

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was booked into room 130 which seemed miles from the mail lobby. I am 86 and was exhausted walking through the halls (which were difficult to find). My daughter was with me and called the desk to say they had to give me a different room--which they did 105---WHY WASN'T I GIVEN THAT WHEN I CHECKED IN??? i felt...

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Yusra S, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our hotel. We apologize that your stay was less than perfect that we would have liked it to be. I hope that you will give us another chance to make a better impression. I would be more than glad to personally speak to you about your stay. Please call us at 608-244-2481 or email...

New Richmond, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rates were very reasonable ($70s for family of 4), especially for the quality of the hotel. It had a good size pool, hot tub, good-sized fitness room, game room, bar, and huge breakfast area. The rooms were very spacious (especially the bathroom), however they could have used a microwave in them. Also, our fridge was off when we got...

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Yusra S, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Howard Johnson Plaza Madison. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and all of the great amenities that our hotel offers. We do not have microwaves and refrigerators in all of the rooms, they may be requested while making the reservation or at check in, it is also mentioned...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will like management to pay more attention to the cleanliness of the hotel. There's a peculiar smell in the hallway which really turned me off for more than one reason.

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Yusra S, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking time to review our hotel. We appreciate your valuable feedback as it helps us identify the areas we can improve. I have personally addressed this with our housekeeping staff to ensure this won't happen again. Please call the hotel at 608-244-2481 if you would like to discuss this further. Kind Regards, Yusra S....

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just needed a place to stay overnight and looked for inexpensive hotels. This wasn't the cheapest, but it does have a free breakfast. The breakfast is ok. Eggs, sausage and French toast. Cereal, oatmeal, muffins. Coffee and juice. All pretty standard. It has a large breakfast area with 15 tables or so. The room had comfortable double beds. The...

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Yusra S, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for your kind review and sharing your experience with us. I appreciate your comments about your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison. We've been working hard on improving all aspects of our property and services, it's nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. I am glad to hear that you got to enjoy our...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family had a great and relaxing time here. We had a small birthday party for my son in the pool and it was a big hit with everyone. Now some other families want to book a room for their children's birthday! Very calm and relaxing environment. The breakfast staff was hilarious! He was singing, dancing, and making everyone smile....

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Thank you for your wonderful review about your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison. I am glad to hear that you got to enjoy our largest, heated indoor pool and our complimentary hot breakfast buffet. I will pass along this review to all the staff members! Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Plaza Madison, we hope to see you...

Ripon, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 December 2016

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Booked a night with HoJo. They have tiny rooms. We could barely walk around the beds, say nothing about adding in our bags. The bathroom is very large, but there is no counter around the sink, and there is mold on the ceiling above the shower. The breakfast could have been promising, but there were no eggs while we were...

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Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. Please accept this as an apology, I will pass along your review to our food...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Address: 3841 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3648
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $97 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison 2.5*
Number of rooms: 197
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“Request a room toward the front of hotel. There are no luggage carts around back of hotel, and it's a long walk to the front and amenities.”
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“ask for a room near entrance 5, very quiet and away from noisy bar and lobby area.”
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  • Water stains in the ceiling above my bed.
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“Rooms on upper floor have less smell from the pool area.”
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“All hotel rooms in Wisconsin are non-smoking”
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