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Lansing, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I just had to write a review. I felt so dirty just walking into the hotel lots of sketchy people building leaks smelly rooms musty moldy smells like smoke and weed pool just smells like chlorine and no water you can barley breath when you walk in there front lobby leaks super run down and unclean the first channel that... More 

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Thank sonjastojanovic88
Valdosta, Georgia
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Not the cheapest, but good extended stay rates for contractors. Hotel does get loud on the weekends, but that is due to the nightclub downstairs. Rooms are in need of upkeep, but you get a sense that this hotel was a top notch hotel back in its day...just not anymore. There is a pool, a dry sauna and mini gym... More 

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Akron, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

When I first pulled up to the hotel, I though it was a clinic! When you first walk in, you would swear someone had killed a skunk and left it to rot in the hallways!!! The lobby was leaking so bad they had buckets under everything! The bar was loud & it seemed like everybody off the street was coming... More 

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Thank issah35
Muskegon, Michigan
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Take it from me, I have lived in West Michigan since 2009 and I have seen this hotel switch names so many times. It is right off 131 and that is nice, but it is in a very bad area. Cops are called quite frequently here for domestic and noise problems. The hotel is very run down and VERY dirty!... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Eaten up by fleas. Got up bitten by fleas while I was sleeping. I do not recommend this hotel for anybody. It is disgusting. I am forced to stay in this literal fleabag hotel by my company. I have been given rooms with no heat in the winter, rooms that have filthy bathrooms, and now fleas. I would complain to... More 

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Texas
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is (negative) - 5 stars. I stayed here for the night traveling because all other motels were booked. I live in motels about 2 weeks per month and this is by far the worst one ever. The bar attracts a really large rough crowd. Those people also rent rooms and stay up all night partying. The room next... More 

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1 Thank Steve S
Ravenna, Ohio
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Make sure you get the Breakfast omelet in the morning or the New York Strip ($12.95) in the early evening in the Hotel Restaurant/Bar. You'll want to be out of the bar after that as it has a (as was told to me by some of the hotel help) very rough urban crowd. Be sure to get a room on... More 

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1 Thank Scott S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

I am a minister and needed to preside over my mothers funeral. I booked by phone due to the location of the motel without taking the time to research the motel. We arrived in a rush during the mid afternoon and dropped our bags off in the room. I told the kind girls at the front desk that the room... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I had stayed here on and off for over 6 months, I absolutely love the staff, Christina and Kim (managers) are wonderful people, loved being greeted by them every time we walked in :) Also i love the food at Holly's, a sully burger is a must. The music is always a plus and the waitresses and employees in Holly's... More 

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Thank sullivans186028
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Came in for a little staycation. Enjoyed the newly remodeled room, having the full service bar and restaurant. Friendly staff and convenient location, enjoyed the pool and hot tub, Free parking and free wifi.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about 131 Hotel-Plaza

Address: 255 28th St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548-1001 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids)
Region: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Price Range: ₹ 5,403 - ₹ 6,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 131 Hotel-Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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Grand Rapids Howard Johnson
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“DON'T book here!!”
 of 5 bubbles Trinnah, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the other than the first floor and the opposite side of the building from the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles B6401ITscotts, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Go to a chain hotel that has regular inspections”
 of 5 bubbles E6440UFsusank, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“stay away, book somewhere else, not worth the cheap rate”
 of 5 bubbles drummerEarl87, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“not first floor I would not stay on any floor again!”
 of 5 bubbles cheesecake46580, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
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