$54 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

2 stars
View map of 1601 N Universal Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
47 reviews
Great for Grandkids Getaway!

Very quiet! MY grandkids loved pools,food and walk around lake. CLOSE TO WORLDS AND OCEANS OF FUN! See full review

  • St Louis Grammy
  • Sep 4, 2014
Vacations for family

Everything was fabulous thanks !! The food was very good,I like everything around the hotel and I... See full review

  • Mrs. Bumble bee
  • Aug 6, 2014
Welcome to the Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center. With a convenient location off Interstate 435 and Front Street, and easy access to Interstates 35 and 29, this full-service lodging facility is close to Harrahs and the Isle of Capri casinos, World of Fun theme park, Kaufman Stadium, Independence Event Center, Kansas Motor Speedway and the Power and Light District. Enjoy several full-service amenities including a heated indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, ample complimentary parking, fully equipped business center and two on-site dining options. Complimentary breakfast and wireless Internet access are also offered. Host meetings and events for up to 1,000 people in 20 meeting rooms, with over 13,500-square-feet of flexible space, then retire to spacious smoke-free guest rooms that include flat-screen TV, ergonomic desk and plush bedding. Suites with refrigerator, wet bar and sitting area are also available and pets are welcome for a nominal fee.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Ameristar Casino Kansas City: 1.5 mi
  • Worlds Of Fun: 2.8 mi
  • Missouri Town 1855: 3.9 mi
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: 4.4 mi
  • American Jazz Museum: 4.5 mi
  • The Steamboat Arabia Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Sprint Center: 4.9 mi
  • Kansas City Public Library: 4.9 mi
  • The College Basketball Experience: 4.9 mi
  • The Midland by AMC: 5 mi
  • Airline History Museum: 5.4 mi
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: 5.4 mi
  • Union Station: 5.5 mi
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center: 5.6 mi
  • Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium: 5.6 mi
  • Ameristar Casino Kansas City: 1.5 mi
  • Worlds Of Fun: 2.8 mi
  • Missouri Town 1855: 3.9 mi
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: 4.4 mi
  • American Jazz Museum: 4.5 mi
  • The Steamboat Arabia Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Sprint Center: 4.9 mi
  • Kansas City Public Library: 4.9 mi
  • The College Basketball Experience: 4.9 mi
  • The Midland by AMC: 5 mi
  • Airline History Museum: 5.4 mi
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: 5.4 mi
  • Union Station: 5.5 mi
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center: 5.6 mi
  • Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium: 5.6 mi
  • Coterie Theatre: 5.6 mi
  • Kaleidoscope: 5.7 mi
  • National World War I Museum: 5.7 mi
  • Kauffman Stadium: 6 mi
  • Arrowhead Stadium: 6.1 mi
  • The Money Museum: 6.1 mi
  • Kemper Arena: 6.3 mi
  • Westport: 7.4 mi
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: 7.5 mi
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: 7.6 mi
  • The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden: 7.8 mi
  • Toy and Miniature Museum: 8.4 mi
  • Loose Park Rose Garden: 8.6 mi
  • Kansas City Zoo: 9.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
2.6
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
2.9
Value:
2.6

38% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Edward D.
Business
Omaha
Mar 26, 2015

Business Trip

This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. I asked if they would turn the parking lot lights on as there were homeless people in the parking lot and she told me they haven't worked in years. Windows were boarded up and the rooms were disgusting. I have stayed in some borderline hotels before but never anything like this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Scott gordon
Business
kenosha wi
Oct 23, 2014

hotel in dire need of upgrades

checked into my room unpacked went to take a shower which was inoperable went down to the front desk was moved to another room because no maintenance staff on duty at 5 p.m. Had to pack up and move to another room the next day left my room at 10 a.m. Returned at 1 a.m. That night and room was not made up all I could say is wow

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aum149
Business
Wichita ks
Oct 3, 2014

Clean room

Very good staff. Clean and comfy room. Location not the best but good for price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
St Louis Grammy
Business
Kansas City
Sep 4, 2014

Great for Grandkids Getaway!

Very quiet! MY grandkids loved pools,food and walk around lake. CLOSE TO WORLDS AND OCEANS OF FUN!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MamaBb
Business
Kansas City, MO
Aug 28, 2014

Love it

Loved our stay as always, staff is awesome and very helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tnava158
Business
Omaha, NE
Aug 26, 2014

Ramada Nightmare

The room had double beds, one was being held up by a trash can. The TV did not work the entire time. The air was not on and the was a complaint of every single person in the hotel. They switch my room twice and I ended up at the 1st one because the other were worse. Never will I book at any Ramada again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mrs. Bumble bee
Business
Kansas
Aug 6, 2014

Vacations for family

Everything was fabulous thanks !! The food was very good,I like everything around the hotel and I like the room because was very very clean!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grannyg
Business
Ne
Jul 29, 2014

Wof/oceans if fun weekend trip.

The staff was great. We enjoyed the pool and the breakfast Buffett! My only concern was the stained carpet all throughout the room and the bathroom shelf that was glass and barely hanging on. The bathtub was also dirty(we did not take baths but still did not want our feet in someone else's old dirt).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
KC Royals
Business
Lincoln, NE
Jul 29, 2014

Ok Stay

We booked two different rooms and they were entirely different. Ours was great, but our parents were not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
KC Royals
Business
Lincoln, NE
Jun 11, 2014

One good one badd

One of our rooms was updated and very clean. The other room was outdated, smelled bad and had only one light bulb that worked. The bar service was terrible and took forever to get our food. The breakfast was not good at all. The food was cold and the only decent thing was coffee. The hotel let us check in to one room early and had to wait until 4 for the other room so that was terrible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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