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"Courteous staff, good location. great breakfast with added singing entertainment " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 12 May 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly stay near Olbrich Botanical Gardens

In Madison

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel, you'll find East Towne Mall and Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Madison Area Technical College and Barrymore Theatre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Families will appreciate the arcade/game room and onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 197 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Room, Accessible (Handicap Accessible)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$63* Per night/room Nov 24 - Nov 25

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison

Everyone (19) Couples (2) Business (1) Family (7)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019

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4 out of 5
I really like this property, it wasn’t fancy but it was really comfortable. I liked the courtyard, there was a grill and picnic tables, nice grassy area for you and your dog to relax. There is a grocery store on either side, a restaurant, bar and gas station.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019

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3 out of 5
Needs a face lift. I think it still has the same curtains from 33 years ago when we stayed

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019

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4 out of 5
The hotel was certainly a very lovely place to stay when it was first built. It is a little run down now, but they have tried to keep it neat and clean. Just needs more upkeep. Lots of extra, like the huge pool, and game room and the bar and grill.

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean. Comfortable. Friendly helpful. Great pool! Great price!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved the singing waiter at breakfast. Nice, big pool. Older property, but well maintained.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019

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2 out of 5
Housekeeping was poor. When I complained to the front desk I was told that housekeeping had gone home for the day and they could not help me.

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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2 out of 5
First the clerk told me the wrong directions to my room. Then when I did find it, the card would not work, had to go back to the front desk. I get into my room, and it smells. I then went to the bar and had a sandwich. The food was good and service was very friendly and helpful. I decided to go to the hot tub. Again my card would not work in the door. After two more trips to the desk, I got in. Only half of the jets worked in the tub. The next morning I did have a very nice breakfast.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019

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3 out of 5
Not vaccuumed. Older hotel with lots of repair needed. Staff very professional and helpful

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019

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1 out of 5
Hotel staff was very unprofessional... lobby had all kinds of kids running and screaming.. put us way in the back...went to unlock back door and all 4 keys wouldn't work....called up front and they wouldn't let us had to pack everything up and get keys coded again...went back to unlock door and keys didnt work again.... will never stay here...

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

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About the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison

Location 3841 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday:

  • Restaurant

Property Features

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 5200 square feet (483 square meters) and includes conference space. Barbecue grills, an arcade/game room, and a picnic area are also featured at the family-friendly Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available. This Madison hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 197 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5200 sq ft of conference space
  • 483 sq m of conference space
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) (5.3 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison offers 197 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2016.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Northwoods Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This property requires a general deposit at check-in equal to 5% of the total cost of stay.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 35 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Parking is complimentary only during guests' stay (extended parking is not available to guests booking via this website). For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.