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La Crosse
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Average to good stay generally speaking, except for the fantastic person who greets and helps facilitate breakfast. Michael has an unmatched infectious positive attitude that improves the start of everyone's day he meets. Thanks Michael!!

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

Thank you so much for your review. Mike, our breakfast attendant is wonderful! His positive attitude truly is infectious - for our guests and our employee's! I'll make sure to pass on your kind review to Mike and the rest of our staff members! Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Monroe
Reviewed 20 October 2015

It was an older hotel but comfortable and clean. Quiet. Friendly staff. Breakfast was just about done when we got there, so it was not as fresh-tasting and we felt a bit hurried.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Our hotel is an older property, but we are always trying to be a full-service hotel at budget-friendly prices. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and we would welcome the chance to have you as our guest in the future.

Reviewed 20 October 2015

I normally stay only at Hampton Inns but none were available in Madison so I tried this hotel and was happy with the results. The front desk staff were friendly. The rooms are large and clean. A free hot breakfast was included. There is also a restaurant, bar, game room and large pool area.

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

Thank you for you wonderful comments. Our hotel truly enjoys providing a complimentary, hot breakfast buffet. 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 will pass along your kind review to our staff members. Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Plaza, we hope that you...

Spring Green, Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Stayed here for the entire time I was in town for my job. Staff are very nice. Housekeeping at one time took some change I had sitting by my personal belongings. (My fault for not securing it) and when I was on the job overnight when I would sleep during the day, I would let housekeeping know I was up...

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

Thank you for your kind review, Jimmy! I appreciate all the kind words about your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison. I am glad to hear that you got to enjoy all of the great amenities that our hotel offers. Please accept this as an apology, I will pass along this review to our housekeeping manager and ensure it...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We got a very good deal on a 2 night stay. The hotel is older but was clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was good and the employee Mike was working and is always so friendly and happy. Will stay here again.

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you got to enjoy all of the great amenities that our hotel offers, including the complimentary hot breakfast buffet. I will pass along your compliments to Mike, he will be very happy to hear it. We sincerely appreciate that you chose to stay with the Howard Johnson Plaza...

Reviewed 13 October 2015

Nothing extraordinary, just fine. Clean, standard room. Nothing out-of-this-world nice, but just a basic hotel room. A bit pricey, but was only room available in town over a football game weekend. Can't be too picky then!

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

Thank you for your review. This is an older property but we have been working hard to improve all characteristic of our hotel. We are in the process of a remodel, we just received new beds for the whole hotel, new work out facility, new flat screen T.V's, and we also just updated our largest indoor pool in Madison. Again,...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I travelled to Madison for an event during the weekend and I have to say this hotel and the town was fantastic. Let's go over the pros and cons. Pros. The staff was incredibly friendly. Especially Mike who you will see in the breakfast dining area. He is hilarious and incredibly nice. The WiFi was really fast and no constant...

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

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us I appreciate all the kind words about your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Madison. I am glad to hear that you got to enjoy all of the great amenities that our hotel offers. This is an older property but we have been working hard to improve all characteristic...

Rochester
Reviewed 10 October 2015

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

The rooms were nice but the Bathroom was Disgusting Mold growing on the tub, toliet even the Tile floor, highly recommend do not stay again. The hot tub was nice though but come on keep your bathroom clean so people don't think they are going to get sick looking at mold.

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

Thank you for your comments! This is an older property but we have been working hard to improve all characteristic of our hotel. We are in the process of a remodel, we just received new beds for the whole hotel, new work out facility, new flat screen T.V's, and we also just updated our largest indoor pool in Madison. However,...

Racine
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This hotel needs many updates. Our room was in the back. It was dimly light in the back parking lot. The door to enter was not well lit and the key would not work. We were told it hardly ever works and to walk down to the next entrance and try that. Once in the room everything need a face...

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Thank you for your review. This is an older property but we have been working hard to improve all characteristic of our hotel. We are in the process of a remodel, we just received new beds for the whole hotel, new work out facility, new flat screen T.V's, and we also just updated our largest indoor pool in Madison. Please...

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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: $98 - $156 (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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