HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA

255 28th St. Sw, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Suburban Hotel in Kent County
42.91319-85.67281
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2.0/ 5

Based on 34 guest reviews

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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Hotel has 155 rooms
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • 10 suites in hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00PM
  • Check out time: 12:00AM
  • Group friendly rating of 7.5/10
  • Hotel has 6 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Downtown, Devos Place, Frederik Meijer Gardens, John Ball Park Zoo, Van Andel Arena, Fifth Third Park, Fish Ladder, Delta Plex, Shopping Centers, One of the largest movie theaters in the country, Golf Courses, & Ski Resorts.

Customer Reviews of Howard Johnson Plaza

2.0 out of 5.Based on 34 guest reviews, Poor

Property Description

ACCOMMODATIONS: Each of our 155 deluxe guest rooms offers every overnight guest a comfortable stay. From our elegant and spacious Home Office Suites complete with microwave and refrigerator, to our family oriented Double Bedded rooms or King Sofa rooms, we are able to fill a variety of needs. All rooms include a remote control 25” cable television, coffee maker, working area, telephone with data ports, full-size ironing board, iron, and hairdryers.MEETING/BANQUETFACILITES: For meetings up to 300 people and banquets up to 200, our Ballroom offers 2,550 sq. ft. of space that could be divided into 3 self-contained rooms. The handsomely appointed rooms are designed to meet the standards of top-level executives and board members, or the person seeking charming atmosphere for a wedding reception or banquet. We also offer a fully equipped Boardroom with a wet bar, TV/VCR, screen, whiteboard and more. Our 2 Parlor Salons are adjoining rooms, each equipped with a private restroom.RESTAURANT: Holly’s Back Door Restaurant & Lounge, a restaurant built as a result of 75 years of quality dining experience features distinctively different dining and good times. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for two, or a gathering of friendsLOUNGE: Our lounge offers a causal atmosphere with weekly happy hour, drink specials, and Karaoke on Friday & Saturdays from 8pm-1am. Come and relax with your clients or friends in a comfortable setting.PARKING: We offer ample free parking with plenty of space for Trucks/Charter Buses. Our parking area is well lit and security rounds are done daily.RECREATION: Our on-site Recreation Center is the only of its kind in the USA. Located on our top floor offering a heated indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room, ping-pong tables, shuffleboard, putting green, video games, pool table, and a recreation area with television. FRONT DESK: Faxes, guest mail/packages, and photocopies can all be done at the front desk. There is a small fee for guests that are not Trip Rewards Members. Messages are left for guests in the computer system as items arrive. Small envelopes and packages are held at the front desk. All other over sized packages are held in a secured storeroom.VALET LAUNDRY SERVICE: Same day dry cleaning and laundry services are available Monday through Friday. (Must be dropped off by 8:00am) We also have a washer & dryer on property.COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES: Complimentary services include weekday USA Today, Coffee service in restaurant lobby, “Oops” Forget something? Program that includes toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, sewing kit, shower cap, shampoo, etc.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00PM
Check Out:12:00AM
Year of Last Renovation:1994
Floors:5
Rooms:155
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:105
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:10
Meeting Rooms:6 View Spaces
Meeting Space:2500 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 200 people
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Cancellations should be made 24 hours before arrival date for individual reservations or 3 weeks prior for groups. If this is not done you will be charged for 1 night stay per hotel room reserved
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:14.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health centre
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office in room available
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

approximately 15-20 miutes away from Gerald R Ford Airport.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Howard Johnson Plaza

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Howard Johnson Plaza.

Feel free to use the Howard Johnson Plaza meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Grand Rapids event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Ballroom85 x 30 x 92500180/18014910661736116/13250180180
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Ballroom

For meetings up to 300 people and banquets up to 180, our Ballroom offers 2,550 sq. ft, of space that could be divided into 3 self-contained rooms. The hansomely appointed rooms are designed to meet the standards of top-level executives and board members, or the person seeking charming atmosphere for a wedding reception or banquet.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2500 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
85 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
If Food & Beverage exceeds $2,000.00. The Ballroom Rental Fee is reduced 50%.
Ball room90 x 30 x 92500180/18014910661736116/13250180180
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Ball room

For meetings up to 200 people and Banquets for 180, our Ballrom offers 2,500 sq ft. of space that can be divided into 3 self-contained rooms.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2500 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
90 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
If Food & Beverage exceeds $2,000.00. The Ballroom Rental Fee is reduced 50%.
Johnson Meeting Room30 x 30 x 990045/4550402226226/5705050
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Johnson Meeting Room

One of 3 self-contained rooms off the Lobby. Very nice and comfortable.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
900 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
If Food & Beverage exceeds $2,000.00. The Ballroom Rental Fee is reduced 50%.
Pinery Meeting Room24 x 30 x 972040/4040301721175/4504050
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Pinery Meeting Room

One of 3 self contained rooms off the Lobby. Very nice and comfortable.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
720 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
24 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
If Food & Beverage exceeds $2,000.00. The Ballroom Rental Fee is reduced 50%.
Lamar Meeting Room34 x 30 x 9102070/7050422429246/5858585
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Lamar Meeting Room

One of 3 self contained rooms off the Lobby. Very nice and comfortable.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1020 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
34 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
If Food & Beverage exceeds $2,000.00. The Ballroom Rental Fee is reduced 50%.

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