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Howard Johnson Wausau

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My WORST hotel experience ever!! I WILL NEVER stay at another Howard Johnson hotel. Moldy bathtub, smelly carpet, no continental breakfast and in room coffee maker didn't work. Couldn't wait to leave in the morning.

Staff was great and friendly. Pool was nice, hot tub was great and had a chance to meet a lot of other friendly travelers. Definitely would stay again if I was looking for another hotel near Granite Peak.

I travel to Wausau Wi 5 to 7 times per year to ski a Granite Peak and stay 1 or 2 nites from Door Co wi about 185 miles or 3.5 hours of driving , so I need to stay at a place that is close to the Mountain and has a good rate and is clean , it doesn't need to be a 5 star motel , Howard Johnson fits the bill. Since I'm retired I always want to be wise with the expense of these trips that I make , the staff at H J is very good and helpful. I will continual to stay at H J as long as the service and motel rates stay within my cost range. Dale Thorson

I was with a large group of 20somethings that were going snowboarding, and the staff was very considerate. They would notify us of complaints from other guests, but that was really a minimum since they kept us together and we took up almost an entire lower wing of the hotel. They let us drink in the hot tub, conference center, etc. If you have a large group of people, this place is great. Big hot tub, friendly bar and its ridiculously close to granite peak. NO breakfast buffet however :(

there are many better options in the area.

Everything was great - clean room, comfortable, cool courtyard, nice pool, but some kind of continental breakvast would vastly improve the experience.

2101 N Moutain Rd Wausau WI

Located within a leisurely stroll of Lil' Ole Winemaker Shoppe, Howard Johnson Wausau is within a 10-minute drive of Granite Peak Ski Area. This 120-room hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Rib Mountain State Park and Arts Block/Grand Theatre.


Dining

At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

All 120 rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.


Property features

An indoor pool, conference space, and free newspapers are featured at Howard Johnson Wausau.

Room options

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Wausau

Business (1) Family (1) Other (2) Friends (2)
1

weekend getaway

Singles

My WORST hotel experience ever!! I WILL NEVER stay at another Howard Johnson hotel. Moldy bathtub, smelly carpet, no continental breakfast and in room coffee maker didn't work. Couldn't wait to leave in the morning.

By on Nov 3, 2015

4

great for skiers/snowboarders

GetawayWithFriends

Staff was great and friendly. Pool was nice, hot tub was great and had a chance to meet a lot of other friendly travelers. Definitely would stay again if I was looking for another hotel near Granite Peak.

By on May 10, 2013

3

ski trip to granite peak wi

Singles

I travel to Wausau Wi 5 to 7 times per year to ski a Granite Peak and stay 1 or 2 nites from Door Co wi about 185 miles or 3.5 hours of driving , so I need to stay at a place that is close to the Mountain and has a good rate and is clean , it doesn't need to be a 5 star motel , Howard Johnson fits the bill. Since I'm retired I always want to be wise with the expense of these trips that I make , the staff at H J is very good and helpful. I will continual to stay at H J as long as the service and motel rates stay within my cost range. Dale Thorson

By on Jan 17, 2013

5

very considerate to our roudy group

GetawayWithFriends

I was with a large group of 20somethings that were going snowboarding, and the staff was very considerate. They would notify us of complaints from other guests, but that was really a minimum since they kept us together and we took up almost an entire lower wing of the hotel. They let us drink in the hot tub, conference center, etc. If you have a large group of people, this place is great. Big hot tub, friendly bar and its ridiculously close to granite peak. NO breakfast buffet however :(

By on Jan 19, 2011

2

it's a hojo afterall

Families

there are many better options in the area.

By on Nov 28, 2010

4

good but no breakfast

BusinessTravelers

Everything was great - clean room, comfortable, cool courtyard, nice pool, but some kind of continental breakvast would vastly improve the experience.

By on Jun 17, 2007