$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

2 stars
3841 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
86 reviews
Madison HoJo

We stay in Madison WI., at least once or twice a year. We love the city. This Howard Johnson is... See full review

  • Mark Hill
  • Aug 12, 2014
Average Hotel, Convenient Location

Overall great location, next to a Hyvee in case you forgot something at home. Also close to the bus... See full review

  • Fibbidy foo
  • Jul 15, 2014
Near attractions in Madison and next door to the city’s largest mall
The Howard Johnson Madison hotel is adjacent to East Town Mall and only five miles from downtown, making it a convenient choice for business or leisure travelers. Use the daily airport shuttle from Dane County Regional Airport for a fast and easy way to get to and from town (restrictions and fees apply). The Howard Johnson Madison hotel is home to the largest indoor pool in the city, so be sure to make time for a few laps, check out the fitness center or hit the Monona Lake Walking Trail for a great workout.

 

Highlights
  • Fitness center
  • Largest indoor swimming pool in Madison on site
  • On-site dining at Northwoods Bar and Grill
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Game room with billiards

 

Rooms
Expect to find everything needed for a restful night in the Howard Johnson Madison hotel guest rooms. All accommodations include large TVs with cable channels, in-room coffee and tea service, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Request a room with a mini-fridge and microwave for added convenience. Pets are welcome at the Howard Johnson Madison hotel, but check with the front desk about restrictions, designated rooms and additional fees.

 

Features
The Howard Johnson Madison hotel offers easy access to downtown Madison and East Town Mall making this a convenient location for business, visiting friends and family, and having some fun. Start with a dip in Madison's largest, heated indoor pool, right on the premises. If the splashing gets to be too much, just retreat to the Jacuzzi. The Howard Johnson Madison hotel also boasts a game room, complete with billiards, a hearty menu at the Northwoods Bar and Grill and a well-equipped fitness center. When it is time to get out and explore the city be sure to visit the capitol building, free tours are available daily. Families love the Henry Vilas Zoo, which is nearly 100 years old and still as popular as ever. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is another popular destination, not to be missed.

 

Transportation
  • General Mitchell International Airport (80 mi/129 km)
  • Dane County Regional Airport (3 mi/5 km)

 

Attractions
  • East Town Mall (adjacent to the hotel)
  • Henry Vilas Zoo (5 mi/8 km)
  • State Street (5 mi/8 km)
  • Overture Center for the Arts (5 mi/8 km)
  • Camp Randall Stadium (5 mi/8 km)
Business
  • Meeting/banquet space
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
Business
  • Meeting/banquet space
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Game room
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Over sized rooms
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Camp Randall Stadium: 5.8 mi
  • Westmorland: 7.9 mi
  • Kohl Center: 163.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (86)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hotelsaremylife
Business
san jose, california
Nov 24, 2014

eh.

Old hotel, nice location. Rooms feel dirty and have a strange odor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ThomasOConnor
Business
Fond du Lac, WI
Oct 19, 2014

Madison Conference

Everything was okay for the hotel, not a large hotel with big spacious conference rooms. Amenities was above average, location is easy to find.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Man restaurants in the area of all choices

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Young Dr
Business
Wisconsin
Aug 30, 2014

Horrible

Disgusting smell throughout the hotel. Moldy. Stains everywhere. Internet doesn't work and when I called about it I was told, "what? I'm not an IT person". Bed was lumpy. Just avoid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alex Ks
Business
Everett, WA
Aug 18, 2014

Average

Average all around hotel. Affordable and adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark Hill
Business
Illinois
Aug 12, 2014

Madison HoJo

We stay in Madison WI., at least once or twice a year. We love the city. This Howard Johnson is perhaps the nicest hotel we have stayed at for under $100/night. It was very clean, the room was ample, and there is a very nice pool, hot tub, and workout room. As a bonus, it is located near all the east side shopping and restaurants. A HyVee grocery is right next door for any food or supplies you may need. It is also close to the airport, but far enough from the University to avoid the crowds. I will definitely book this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The HyVee grocery offers a very nice buffet and salad bar with a quiet seating area for quick inexpensive meals.

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fibbidy foo
Business
Davis, CA
Jul 15, 2014

Average Hotel, Convenient Location

Overall great location, next to a Hyvee in case you forgot something at home. Also close to the bus that goes into the city of Madison. Close to the airport. Better breakfast than your average hotel in this price range.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The bus into the city may be cheaper than parking which is generally $1.25 or $1.00 per hour. Also close to restaurants and the grocery store.

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fibbidy foo
Business
Davis, CA
Jul 14, 2014

Good location for a night or two

Overall this hotel is in a good location. Close to the airport, city, restaurants, and hyvee grocery store. It is older though. The microwave for general use in the game room is really old and needs updating. The pool is ok. Average cleanliness for a hotel in this price range.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hyvee grocery store is close by in case you forgot something or you are on a budget. The metro bus also runs frequently into the city so you don't have to pay for hourly parking.

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bergie1981
Business
La Crosse, WI
Jun 17, 2014

Conveniently located outside of downtown Madison!

I was originally looking for a hotel in downtown Madison, but they were all too expensive for only needing a place to lay my head. So I expanded my search and found the Howard Johnson. It wasn't anything fancy, but the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean and it was a reasonable price. Plus it's conveniently located less than 10 minutes from downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CatusJumper
Business
Arizona
Jun 8, 2014

Terrible

The room was dusty and there were bugs in the room. Internet did not work well. Breakfast was cold. The French toast was so hard to cut with a knife. The stool for the handicap shower looked like it had This is the second Howard Johnson I have stayed in recently and I had the same experience. I will not stay at Howard Johnson again for a very long time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
goingtoMadison
Business
NY
Apr 8, 2014

everybody loves Mike the chef!

We stayed here for 3 nights. This place is about 15 min away from the airport, and 20 min away from the university area. The hotel is very clean, staff are very nice and helpful. Breakfast is included. One of the chefs Mike has this great personality, extremely friendly and very positive attitude. You will see when you stay there :) The only one thing I don't like is the internet service, we didn't get signal inside our room, and I can only use wireless in the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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