Rooms are clean but very small. Felt like I was in a sardine can! Long, narrow, dimly lit hallway. Very unattractive building.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great nights sleep"
No frills room, but very comfortable night sleep. Clean environment with continental breakfast - good value!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for an stop on a road trip"
This is a fine no frills place to stay. It is an older but clean place to stay near the highway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a bad choice for the price"
Located on outskirts of town along with other hotels in a fairly safe looking neighborhood on busy roadway. Secure building with card key entry. My queen non smoking room was fine and about average size, air conditioner worked well as did everything else. Some restaurants and gas stations closeby and easy walk to the river. About 5-7 minute drive to […] an historic downtown with lots of restaurant choices, beer places, nice tourist office with map for self guided walking tour. Trolly narrated tour also available. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was conveniently located. Getting in the second floor access door with luggage and key card was a bit of a challenge, not much room on the landing. The room while generally clean, smelled strongly of stale old cigarette smoke.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room in general was OK. The air conditioner, refridgerator, and the exhaust fan in the bathroom did NOT work. There were no other rooms that we could be moved to. (it was extremely hot and humid) I was told that a maintainance man would come to our room...at 10 PM I put the "do not disturb" sign on the door and we gladly checked out at 7 AM. I believe […] we would have been more comfortable sleeping in our car in the parking lot. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our rooms were great. The manager was friendly! The rates were excellent! The continental breakfast was above average! No complaints.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great One Night Stay"
We enjoyed our stay because the room was very clean; it was quiet; and the staff members were outstanding !Genuine Expedia guest review
Moderate hotel at a moderate priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expencive for what they have to offer"
The hotel guests are loud, the staff in the morning too. The bed was the worse I ever slept on,the mattress on the side had nasty spots.Overall I would not recommend the hotel to anyone.My advice is spend the extra $ 20 -$ 30 and get a decent place to stayGenuine Expedia guest review
Was very satisfied with the service and the manner of the front det employee. She was very helpful.. Will return here as we are traveling to LaCrosse every day for a month of caner treatments.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good staff, lousy hotel"
The staff was very responsive and kind, but the walls were paper thin and the entire hotel smelled of smoke. They couldn't get the smoke smell out of the walls. It needs a complete renovation. The price was very competitive though. You do get what you pay for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"La Crosse Hotel"
Very clean and cozy. Nice size room for 1 person.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get what you pay for"
Mattress super hard wife had hard time sleeping on it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
While the room was small and the bathroom tiny, it was very clean. Our biggist problem was the thin walls between the room. We were wakened by the couple in the next unit arguing-Very Loudly-all night. We will not stay here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"if its just for the night..."
I took a drive along the MIssissippi River and booked this hotel before I left. The reveiws made me skeptical, but I was only doing an overnight. Great location..easy on/off the highway. Front counter staff courteous and welcoming Breakfast - basic - bagels, toast, cereal, coffee, boiled eggs Hotel - Old BUT CLEAN I was on the 2nd floor (no elevator) […] the floor creaked when anyone walked down the halls. The walls and door not sound proofed where you looked whenever you heard a door open. The walls allowed you to hear the neighbors. I only needed to stay the night, then leave early in the morning. No frills, but again, only an overnight. If you can deal with the noise factor then by all means. I look at cleanliness and safety and for those they passed the test. For this trip I did not need a pool, bar, restaurant that makes the stay pricier. I would probably stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
only thng u said it had a jacuze but dint have that and no poolGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson in La Crosse"
Hotel was clean and staff was nice. The walls were thin, but I didn't have loud people near me so it was fine. You can't beat the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson in LaCrosse Wi."
Nice hotel. Clean. However,Bed was like sleeping on a cement block. Could not sleep at all. Left early in a.m.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small but affordable"
There were visitors in other rooms that were very noisy and other people who kept pounding on our door throughout the night so I didn't get much sleep. The fitness room was small with only a stationary bike and one other machine. If you are just looking for a room and can sleep through noise, this is the place for you. The staff was very pleasant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
clean room: but our room wasn't ready when we got there and then they gave us a room that was occupied and that was embarassing. we had to go back to desk and get another room. lot of dogs in room and barking we only needed a room for the night so it worked out o.k. but wont stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Low price, free breakfast, but too trusting staff!"
We stayed for three nights at the Howard Johnson La Crosse in July 2011. The hotel staff was courteous and gave my room keys by just telling him my name, not having to show any identification. I was a little put off by not having to show an ID as I could have been a friend or just happened to know I was staying at the hotel, and get a key. In addition, […] one of my friends who was not listed as someone on my reservation was able to get a key at 4 in the morning by just saying my name at the front desk. This one was extremely strange in my opinion. I would think the front desk staff would have called or required some form of verification that she was to be let into my room. Our room was fairly clean with only a few things left behind by past guests--we found a coffee cup behind the bed and some crumbs next to the bed, but everything else was pretty clean. Additionally, I don't know if we had no guests next door to us or not, but when we were in our room we did not hear any other hotel guests, and everything was fairly quiet. There was free breakfast downstairs from 6 to 9 on weekdays and 7-10 on weekends, which was adequate. It was your standard continental breakfast food--bagels, english muffin, prepackaged danishes, hard boiled eggs, juice and coffee, and cold cereal. The food was totally fine for my tastes. The staff was very friendly, cleaning, food, front desk. Even though we had that strange issue with the trusting front desk staff giving out keys, I would recommend this hotel...it's very affordable and convenient to everything in the area, including highway. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A positive stay on a trans-continental drive. Good value for the price. The staff was very accommodating, offering breakfast to be put out early for our very early departure. Some Howard Johnsons are questionable, but this one is good.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn La Crosse/I-90 Thank you, and we hope to see you back in the near future!
"Decent economy hotel"
Comfortable cheap hotel with good coffee. Breakfast was good too.Genuine Expedia guest review
TODO MUY BIEN! SOLO EL SERVICIO DE LIMPIEZA AL CUARTO FALTA PONER MAS ATENCION AL ASPIRADO DE LA ALFOMBRA! :)Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotellet helt OK för en natt.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Prett good hotel."
07/31/14 Thomas0516 Willow Springs
This is a nice hotel for the money. The location is good, near downtown and not far off the highway. Staff is friendly and helpful. Room was just ok. Long walk through the hotel to get to my room. It does need updating, old furniture and no comfortable chairs in the room.
"Great Service for a Great Price"
07/25/14 julie p
I've been staying at the Howard Johnson's every other week since March and the staff is amazing. They remember who I am, remember what rooms work best for me and my family, and even have returned personal amenities forgotten at the previous visit. The hotel is older in decor and furnishings, but we have never had any issues with cleanliness or function. I recommend this hotel in terms of price, additional features like free wifi and breakfast, and the staff.
"WOULD DO IT AGAIN"
07/22/14 Delmar J La Crosse
From Del, in Fond du Lac, WI Room was very clean--Bed in 218 is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, even better than at home--Breakfast before 6am, great--Fit our needs very well--Location real good, easy access from I 90, 53 & 35-- Downtown easy--Excellent Family Restaurant next door !!--Friendly staff--Thank You !!
07/21/14 twstdsstr wisconsin
Was trying to save a little money and earn reward points so we booked here. Check in was fine. Room 212 had a funky smell. Later found that the window ledge is warped and wall paper peeling off wall by window because it got wet. Air conditioner was there and blowing funky smell probably from mold. First night had to ask for drug because there wasn't one in the room like booking said. Person had one there within 10 minutes. Bathroom was clean but stuff on bedroom ceiling I don't want to think about. Every time we flushed the toilet the first night it squealed loudly as it refilled. Windows open but covered in dust/dirt and cob webs. Parking spots are at a premium if you go out until later. Not horrible experience but probably not coming back.
"A mixed bag at first with a favorable outcome."
We arrived after a 12 hour drive, and went to get a burger and beer at my son's new bar/grill. We proceeded to eat, drink and be merry, and returned to our room after 1 a.m. We were tired and so ready for sleep until I pulled back the bed covers and observed one rather large, live ant. Further investigation revealed an entire army parading around the air conditioner/ window area. The night employee was hardly perturbed, and mentioned that there had been a problem with that room before and he was surprised it persisted. We did get a new room, bug free, although the ewwwness of the bugs ruined a good night sleep. The next morning, at 9:10, the breakfast which was supposed to be over at 9:30, was in need of replenishing. The day employee was a little snippy when I requested such, however, proceeded to get it done. Later I explained to her that the buggy room had already ruined my opinion of this property, and withe the breakfast thing, now this is two strikes. We had a conversation which culminated in her apologizing, smiles and a refund for a night's stay. In the end, A day after checking out, we were one phone charger short. A drop in at the hotel turned up the charger, secured in a labeled plastic bag. As I sad, a mixed bag, however, resolved pleasantly and with recovery of my property. Shift happens when you travel, and if issues can be resolved satisfactorily for both business and customer.
07/03/14 Kathy M La Crosse
The person behind the desk had no clue what he was doing. It took forever for him to check us in and then he couldn't find us a room. He had to keep looking and looking to find us a room, luckily I had my confirmation with me. He asked us so many questions and finally when everything was done he gave us the keys to the room. Get to the room and the key didn't work. Went back to him and he wrote the wrong room number on our key holder paper. Go back to the room, and then get a phone call asking if we accidently took the form we filled out with us. I told him we never filled out a form. (he never gave us one to fill out) He then asked me to come back to the desk to fill it out. I did that and then he said he needed my credit card again. So I had to go back to the room again and get it. I never had such terrible service before. When we got back to the hotel from the wedding we attended, a new person was at the desk. They asked me if I was from room 114 and i said yes. He then handed me a bag and said they forgot to give it to me when we checked in. It was a welcome bag with some goodies in it from the wedding family which was suppose to be given to us at check-in. How sad was that, get the welcome bag at midnight I don't think I would ever stay at this hotel again, what a disaster to just check in. The rooms were so out dated and we found things on the floor that was left from other people that stayed in the room. For example, bottle caps. Very, very sad for what we paid for that room. The pressure from the water when I took a shower was terrible, it was so low that I didn't think I was going to be able to get the soap out of my hair. And to top it off, our air conditioner wouldn't work right. Very, very sad.
"A value with friendly and attentive staff!"
07/03/14 Jim M Crestview, Florida
My wife and I decided to take a little road trip and after reading previous posts on tripadvisor we decided to give this hotel a try...the wyndham rewards program worked well for us here in that the points needed per night were extremely favorable...Coffee was always available at the front desk area and our room was very quiet..The breakfast was good and to be honest we felt like we were being treated as royalty...
"Only Stay for the Circa $50"
07/01/14 travels_with_2_tots Washington DC, District of Columbia
So, we booked with Hotwire and got the room for about $50. It was rated well by previous bookings and all we needed was a clean bed and hot shower. It was fairly clean, but it was a bit rough. The furnishings are dated and the location is between a U-Haul lot and Pizza Hut on the outskirts of town. Would I stay here again, probably not. But I did prove that I can still do a 2 star hotel when necessary. No elevator, so consider a bottom floor room (but it is likely to be noisy as the building is dated). I think breakfast was included, but my husband said it wasn't worthwhile. Lastly, I felt a bit anxious about leaving a nice car in the lot...not sure if it was justified...but all ended well.
06/29/14 bearbutt Brookfield, Wisconsin
The rooms were clean, The front desk manager was very nice. The parking was challenging The continental breakfast was little to be desired. The location was convenient
06/29/14 Judy D Belding
This was our first stay at a Howard Johnson chain, and most likely will be our last. Inattentive staff and serious lack of cleanliness standards do not meet our needs--want clean, functioning accomodations--or do NOT want to pay rates for those standards!!
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