HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA

3841 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.5 Star Airport Hotel in Dane County
43.11961-89.31988
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3.5/ 5

Based on 577 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor swimming pool
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 4.1%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 197 rooms in property
  • Group booking rating of 8.0/10
  • 7 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

State Capitol, University of Wisconsin, Alliant Energy Expo Center, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Kohl Center, five local lakes, East Towne Mall

Verified Reviews of Howard Johnson Plaza

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Howard Johnson's in Madison (Between Saturday and Sunday Games)."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We had 20 people in our party, as our basketball team played at Edgewood College on Saturday and at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater on Sunday. The hotel was excellent, with an indoor pool and hot breakfast in the morning. I had a nice jog along East Washington Sunday morning, with the Wisconsin State Capital Building in sight for the first three miles. Although my room was very cold when I walked in, it warmed up nicely for a comfortable night's sleep. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
23-Dec-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Dec 19 to Sun Dec 20 2015 at a $69.00 group rate (9% discount).
"Good Experience During Two Week Transition"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Our family stayed here for two weeks during a job/housing transition. The first room had zero Wi-Fi coverage so we were moved to a different room. The new room had better Wi-Fi, but stair access only so we manually carried all of bags individually (no access for cart). The room was clean and smoke free. The front desk staff were completely accommodating, polite, professional and helpful. Although we stayed for two weeks with the same number of people, housekeeping staff consistently shorted items like towels, coffee, etc. The heated pool was reasonably clean and warm. The hot tub and fitness center were also clean and in good condition. The highlight of our stay was the hot breakfast and "Mike" who managed serving everyone in the morning. The food was delicious and plentiful. I would go so far as to say it may be better than some restaurants. Mike's happy and positive attitude is refreshing as he joyfully welcomes each individual and entertains with his singing and joking. Whether an overnight stop or a longer stay, I would recommend Madison HoJo as a clean and affordable option.
(Long term stay guest, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Oct-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 01 to Fri Oct 30 2015 at a $84.00 group rate.
"Great Management, Not So Good Property"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The management and customer service team is really great here, but the property is showing wear and it is not in a very nice part of town. We had issues to the fridges being covered in mold, loud fans, and very thin walls.
(Group coordinator, booked 6 rooms), from US flag
26-Oct-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Sep 28 to Mon Oct 26 2015 at a $89.00 group rate.

Customer Reviews of Howard Johnson Plaza

3.5 out of 5. Based on 577 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Located off Interstate I-90/94, Hwy. 151 So. East. Two miles from Dane County Regional Airport, two blocks from East Towne Mall, five miles to State Capitol, downtown, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Alliant Energy Expo Center. 197 guestrooms, banquet space, restaurant based on a northwoods theme. One of two full-service properties on east side of Madison. Free parking in huge lot. ADA compliant. Largest indoor pool in Madison, jacuzzi, fitness center, game room. Free high-speed Internet.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00 PM
Check Out:12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2014
Floors:2
Rooms:197
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:197
Handicap Rooms:10
Suites:0
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:7 View Spaces
Meeting Space:5000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 250 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:5pm Daily
Pool Info:
Largest indoor pool in Madison!Open Daily 7am-11pm
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours individual reservation; 30 days group.
Nightly Parking:$0
Total Taxes:14.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 5.00%
Occupancy Tax: 9.00%
City Tax: 0.50%
Country Tax: 0.00%
VAT: Value Added Tax: 0.00 VAT % Inclusive

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets with a maximum weight of 35 lbs are allowed for a non-refundable charge of $25 per pet, as a one time fee. Pet Sanitation Fee is $50 if applicable. ADA defined service animals are also welcome at this hotel without any additional charges.


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Camping or barbeque facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 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 center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Closest hotel to Dane County Regional Airport, 2 miles from hotel. Complimentary airport for hotel guest during their stay.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Eggs, Sausage, French Toast, Breakfast Potatoes, Hot & Cold Cereal, fruit, Juice, Coffee, and Milk.

About Howard Johnson

  • Rise and Dine breakfast offering coffee, fruit juices, and baked goods
  • In-room coffee and High speed internet access in every room
  • Pet friendly at participating locations
  • Home Office Rooms ideal for business travelers which includes a work desk and a comfortable chair with a refrigerator and microwave

The Howard Johnson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Madison East, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Howard Johnson Plaza

Rate fluctuations of Howard Johnson Plaza

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both group/meeting prices and the lowest online individual rates our system could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The most competitive group/meeting discount shown is 21.2% in July 2015 and the highest average individual rate is $118 in the month of April 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Howard Johnson Plaza in a month when rates are lower.

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 Madison 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
Redwood Ballroom 62 x 52 x 8 3224220/--110120--------/--------
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Redwood Ballroom

The Redwood Ballroom-The Big One. Over 3200 square feet of lovely luxury that can seat up to 200 for a dinner reception or be divided in half, if needed for larger classroom type events. Our Wonderful Wedding Package includes plated or buffet dinner service, plus free room nights for the bride and groom! We can set up the dance floor, so your DJ can keep the energy level rocking throughout the party. The Ballroom opens up to the Atrium, which can be used for pre-function appetizers and cocktails or as a registration area for your meeting attendees. Get those name tags on, sign the guest book or just get ready for a great event. The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, wants you to Go Happy, Go HoJo.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3224 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
62 x 52 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
14
Columns:
2
Windows:
9
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
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
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Redwood I
30 x 54 x 8 1620135/--94673946----/--------
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Redwood I

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1620 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
30 x 54 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
3
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Redwood II 32 x 50 x 8 1600133/--93673846----/--------
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Redwood II

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
1600 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 50 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
3
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Maple 17 x 40 x 8 68050/--20302220----/--------
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Maple

The Maple Room-All business, but beautifully decorated to make it easy, to work hard. Classroom seating for 40 people helps with professional growth and idea exchange. The room also works for theatre-style presentations for 60 or more.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
680 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
17 x 40 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Cedar 26 x 24 x 8 62440/--20201814----/--------
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Cedar

The Cedar Room-Birthday Party, Baby or Bridal Showers for 30 people. Close to the bar if the group chooses to enjoy cocktails during the party, close to the lobby for easy access and close to perfect for “bring your own food” events. A fun yet elegant space.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
624 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 24 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
1
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
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Willow 16 x 25 x 8 40030/--15202016----/--------
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Willow

The Willow Room-20 people in a classroom or conference setting. A great room for small-group discussions. Double doors open to the Atrium for additional space if needed.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
16 x 25 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Oak 14 x 20 x 8 280--/----------7--/--------
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Oak

The Oak Board Room-Executive seating for 8 people. Off-site job interviews or small groups ready for dedicated discussion. Secluded, intimate, professional.
Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
280 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
14 x 20 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
4
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning

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