hotels with a view in Waunakee, WI

1. Mendota Lake House B&B (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 704 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 620-3760
  • Ratings: 4.6 (61 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Mendota Lake House B&B
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Classic B&B with lake views, offering bright rooms with free Wi-Fi, plus a sunroom & gardens.

About this hotel

Built in 1911 on the shores of Lake Mendota, this downtown B&B is next to James Madison Park and a 15-minute walk from the Capitol.The 5 bright, relaxed rooms feature hardwood floors, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Some have whirlpool tubs, lake views, private decks or sitting areas, and 1 offers a kitchenette.Continental breakfast is served in an oak-paneled dining room or in a sunroom with lake views. Parking is free, and other amenities include a guest lounge and gardens. Children under 12 may be permitted with prior notice.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Madison Children’s Museum and the Wisconsin State Capitol
  • 15 min drive to Dane County Regional Airport
  • Guests liked the service

Feedback From Real Customers

dee frizzell

Last summer we spent a week at the Mendota Lake House with family and friends, to celebrate our son’s marriage The house was comfortable, and the gardens were stunning We loved watching the sunset over the lake, and spending time together in the common areas of the house

The rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated The location was perfect, and David and Bob were exceptional hosts Our guests all had a great “first visit” to Madison, and we made many happy memories

kristin celiceo

Stunning historic home on Lake Mendota Beautiful views from back side of home Building features original craftsmanship throughout as well as necessary updates

My room included a jacuzzi tub to relax in, as well as a private balcony with lake views Welcomed with light music to set the tone, as well as friendly, inviting host One star dock simply for the breakfast – I was hoping for a more communal gathering in the home as opposed to the light continental style breakfast

Kelly Jo Brandt

We stayed at the Mendota Lake House in mid-February and loved it The view with the large Bay windows on the first floor and to die for They have tons of seating so you can curl up and gaze out the window at the beautiful view in your own area

Rims we nice Ruth, the housekeeper/host, was extremely hospitable and great dinner great suggestions of things to do nearby It is an old house so expect some creaky floors and old heaters starting up Otherwise, the rooms were well insulated from the sound of others and the house was generally quiet (as most people we out and about)Highly recommend

2. Mansion Hill Inn (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 424 N Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 255-0172
  • Ratings: 4.9 (134 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Mansion Hill Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Ornate, circa-1857 property offering warm quarters & a posh wine bar, plus free breakfast & cookies.

About this hotel

Set in an ornate, circa-1857 German Romanesque revival mansion in the Big Bug Hill neighborhood, this upscale inn is a block from Lake Mendota and a 14-minute walk from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.Featuring period-style decor and traditional furnishings, the warm rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Italian linens, plus direct access to gardens and/or a shared veranda. Suites and upgraded rooms add balconies, whirlpool tubs, sitting areas and/or original fireplaces.Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast, nightly cookies, valet parking and access to a nearby fitness club. There’s also a sophisticated wine bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Madison Children’s Museum and the Dane County Farmers’ Market
  • 16 min drive to Dane County Regional Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Tony Ransley

Absolute gem! My girlfriend and I had an amazing stay Great staff, good rates, comfortable EVERYTHING Waking up we both remarked how well we slept

The breakfast was to die for The architecture in the first place is incredible The natural light from the skylights made it so we only had to turn the lights off for the night and then when we turned off the lights for the night we had beautiful moonlight! I very much recommend The Mansion Hill Inn!

David Stotesbery

Hosted a wedding here for a client, and it went amazing! The venue is absolutely gorgeous – every room has it’s own very unique charm It’s an old building, but they have done a fantastic job upgrading to modern amenities John and his staff are top notch as well – they work seamlessly to provide amazing service

I can’t wait to host another event at this amazing venue!

3. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Madison (1-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Hilldale Shopping Center, this refined all-suite hotel is a mile from Shorewood Hills Beach on Lake Mendota, 2 miles from the University of Wisconsin and 9 miles from Dane County Regional Airport.Polished suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and living areas with sofabeds, as well as kitchenettes. Upgraded suites add separate living rooms and/or partial lake views.Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include a bar, a gym and an indoor pool, plus a BBQ and a contemporary lounge. Parking (fee), and meeting and event space are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 10 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Vickie Kramer

Stayed here for my second time in March and my daughter’s seventh time at this hotel The hotel is so quiet and I got a good night’s sleep which is rare for me Bed was very comfortable

Very nice personable male front desk clerk Safe underground parking Coming back in June and getting 2 rooms at that time


Very safe, quiet location Walking distance from shopping and food Rooms were clean and very nice

I would recommend and I def would stay again The only thing negative I noticed was the bathroom didn’t have a fan/vent built in Parking in the garage was an extra charge each day (which I think should be FREE for the hotel fee/stay) but I still paid it anyways and I felt it was worth it

Graham Vance

This hotel has quiet rooms, a bar in the lobby, and a pleasant staff Housekeeping is on request but the amenities in the room last a single person a week The breakfast is included and is pretty decent

There is not a restaurant in the hotel but it is located right next to a shopping complex with multiple restaurants I would definitely stay there again

4. Staybridge Suites Middleton/Madison-West, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off US-12, this informal, modern all-suite hotel is 5 miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 7 miles from Henry Vilas Zoo and 12 miles from Dane County Regional Airport.The understated studios feature kitchens and living areas, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.Complimentary perks include an airport shuttle, parking, evening guest receptions some weekdays, and a hot breakfast buffet served in a relaxed dining area. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour exercise room, plus 24/7 guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 7 min walk to the National Mustard Museum
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms

Feedback From Real Customers

Laurel Williams

Comfortable, clean and quiet with awesome staff! After check in we had lovely complimentary evening snack with really quite nice wine and beer options followed by dinner at an excellent restaurant just up the street Looking forward to what looks to be a great breakfast with oatmeal and waffles Had a nice deep bath and about to drift off to sleep in our very comfy bed

Highly recommend!

Derek Blume

Quite disappointed with this place It is right offthe corner of two very busy roads, one an expressway However, the rooms have no sound proofing

It seems the front desk was unwilling to enforce the no-smoking policy Our floor smelled of marijuana both evenings of our stay Pets seem to be allowed, which would be fine except they allowed big dogs and people kept their animals in their room all alone for they day We had constant noise from a large dog in the room above ours all night long The televisions in the room were very out of date The underground parking garage was nice except for the cloud of cigarette smoke in there The pool and workout areas were nice The breakfast was only fair

Dianna Wilson

I would advise seeking an alternative My parents are in their 70’s and my Dad is a double-lung transplant recipient Upon taking a serious turn in his health, he was flown to WI in a medivac plane from KY

My Mom got him situation in ICU and finally made it back to the hotel after 2am She left in the morning with the shuttle and was taken to the hospital…after returning at about 5pm, she went into the restroom and found someone had been in her room and vomited in the toilet They did not clean up their mess She needed to go to the restroom, so quickly cleaned it and made her way up the long hallway to report the incident They did bring a device down and found someone entered her room at 3:05pm The question was asked if could have been my Mom, my Dad or family…again, she was alone and took their shuttle to hospital She realized a small birthstone ring was missing from her nightstand (she had all of her other jewelry) and was upset Me being helpless in the situation I asked that she file a complaint with management A person working the desk explained he,”was in a bad mood and wouldn’t see guest” The direction given was to call the police My Mom was in no position to be going through that, and placing any loss to her on her was absurd, especially considering everything she had been through She left the next morning and was shuttled to a new hotel I have sought answers to policy and ask if the person was an employee and do they still work there and have gotten no where Simply getting her ring back would have dissolved the situation The recap from corporate is my Mom was switched rooms…she wasn’t She was offered but declined, as she isn’t in great shape herself to be moving rooms And that she left in a good mood, trust me when I tell you, that certainly wasn’t the case If you are a woman traveling alone, I would never recommend this hotel Also, no one at any level appears to care about your concerns I asked to speak to a Regional Manager to review policy on theft and corporate office bounced my concern right back to the property, promising a call back within 48 hours After 4 days, I responded to the email that I hadn’t been able to speak to someone Today’s email had the recap of everything they did to rectify (which was basically nothing), ending their insight to the matter I am not one to write a bad review, but clearly someone at that property isn’t opposed to inviting themselves into guest rooms…

5. Comfort Suites Madison West (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual, modern hotel is 2 miles from Pleasant View Golf Course and 6 miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, minifridges, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Suites, some bi-level, may feature pull-out couches, whirlpool tubs and dining/sitting areas.Free hot breakfast is provided. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness room, as well as a meeting room and a bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the National Mustard Museum
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 13 times
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Dawn Austin-Richmon

The front desk associate, Indra was very kind when we checked in an when we checked out She provided as much information regarding our stay a possible She was very attentive

Other front desk associates during our stay were not as attentive, they could be found outside having a cigarette or in staff Ron sitting reading or on phone or not at all We had to search for someone in order to get toilet tissue for our room as the amount on the two rolls was pretty much out The windows on right was stuck in open position add the crank seemed stripped and would not close window The sink in bathroom was extremely slow to drain I did inform front desk of these issues and did leave a note in room at check outOverall the room was nice and comfortable Selection of pillows which was very nice The room smelled fresh when we checked in which was very nice Many of neighboring rooms had pets which you could not tell as the rooms are very quiet Will return Thank you MsIndra for your kindness and professionalism

Ashley Booker

It is the staff here that makes my stay an excellent one A lot of my interaction has been with Indra who goes above, and beyond to make you feel welcomed, and comfortable; and does it all with a smile Everyone who works here is very nice

Cynthia always greets me with a smile, a wave; and often has fresh towels waiting before I even before ask for them Travis always says hello, and tells me to have a good day The housekeepers are friendly, and courteous They have a nice hot breakfast every morning The pool, and hot tub are a very nice size! In addition, they have a shuttle service for guests It is also in a nice location Thank you to all the staff for all you do!

Jen Belisle

Was charged $100 for a “cleaning fee” without consent or follow up It took three months of calling to contact manager, and he told me “you’re not getting your money back, and don’t tell me how to run my business” We are a quiet family of 5 and the room was fine

It’s his word against mine Wouldn’t stay there again for not only the fee but for the way I was treated

6. Radisson Hotel Madison (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 5 miles from the Henry Vilas Zoo, this casual hotel is 6 miles from the Wisconsin State Capitol and 16 miles from Dane County Regional Airport.Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add whirlpool tubs and/or separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Room service is available.Breakfast, an airport shuttle and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a bar/restaurant and an indoor pool, as well as a hot tub and an exercise room. There’s also a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 7 min drive to Elver Park
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 36 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Geno Stone

Overall I really enjoyed my stay I was in Madison for business This location was close to where I needed to be

The price point here is amazing The staff was extremely friendly upon checking in and checking out There is free breakfast in the mornings as well The mall is close if that is your thing I consider it to be within walking distance Not too much night life around here though I will more than likely book here again on my next stopThis Radisson has strayed me away from my Go-To (Mariott)A smart key would be nice (use my watch or phone as the room key Marriott and Hilton have this feature) I could not figure out how to navigate their mobile app

Lin An

Rooms are a bit outdated and cramped feeling but was clean Bed was comfortable Hallway noise was extremely loud

Worst part was the pool There were multiple bugs in the pool area and in the pool itself Ants, millipede and some kind of beetle Clumps of hair and ants in hot tub and jets did not work either So incredibly gross We tried to leave a couple hours after checking in but couldn’t find another hotel with availability that night Was able to cancel the rest of our reservation and stayed elsewhere The lady at the front desk was very kind and understanding


Arrived at the hotel and my first experience was the above exceptional customer service The lady at the front desk was very helpful and professional The hotel has a restaurant, a pool, and a jacuzzi, which are all accomodations that I like to look for in a stay

The hotel was very clean, and smelled good My room was also very clean The breakfast was simple but had everything I was looking for, eggs, and sausage I was greeted when entering the breakfast area by a friendly hotel worker The prices are way below the other hotels in the area 10/10

7. Holiday Inn Express Deforest (Madison Area), an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 90/94, this unpretentious hotel is 5 miles from the Cherokee Marsh Wildlife Area and 6 miles from the Madison Audubon’s Goose Pond Sanctuary.Straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and desks, plus coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds. Suites sleep up to 5 guests and feature bunk beds.A breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an exercise room, a hot tub and an indoor pool, as well as a business center and meeting space. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have microwaves
  • The rooms have TVs and coffee makers
  • 9 min drive to Token Creek County Park
  • 13 min drive to Dane County Regional Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 13 times
  • The fitness center has free weights and treadmills
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Robeson

We were kept up all night long by the next door neighbors After the sheriff came at 4:30 AM, they continued talking loudly and laughing, and banging the door The walls were thin

Apparently they don’t need sleep But we did We have a long drive ahead of us and we’re exhaustedWe called the front desk three times asking for assistance, and he said he’d ask them to be quiet, but nothing ever happened The 3rd time we called, no one answered the phoneNever Holiday Inn Again NeverOur room smelled like old cigarette smoke The lobby and common area is stale We can ignore that, but not the restThere was a loud party in the parking lot, by where we had to park, when we arrived, so we were very concerned leaving our truck and bike unattended Thankfully, nothing happenedThe desk employee was very patient, kind, and was swamped with work, as it was a full house However, he was unable to do anything, so we wonder if management allows him to or notPay extra and drive to the Dells to stay somewhere else!

Chris S

Don’t go to the Holiday Express Deforest WI if you want a hot breakfast!!!!Deforest was midway between our vacation destination Specifically chose Holiday Express because it offered a free hot breakfast Other hotels in the area were less expensive

Bottom line: No hot breakfast after 30 minutes even though we arrived by 7a Our group of 6 in 3 rooms decided to get breakfast on the road Hotel offered $10 off per room Really? It cost us $60 and wasted time getting to our final destinationFind another hotel that offers breakfast Avoid Holiday Express Deforest WIChris SPS Manager keeps responding that there were other items available A few muffins, toast, We had our own breakfast bars We wanted a hot breakfast These items are NOT a suitable replacement for eggs, bacon, sausage etc

8. Hilton Madison Monona Terrace (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 9 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 255-5100
  • Ratings: 4.3 (1584 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Airy rooms with free WiFi at a straightforward hotel with a pool & a walkway to a convention center.

About this hotel

Connected by skywalk to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, this straightforward hotel is 2 blocks from the Wisconsin State Capitol and within a mile of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Traditional rooms feature views of Downtown or Lake Monona, free WiFi, flat-screens, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms and suites add jetted tubs, pull-out sofas and MP3 players. Select reservations include access to a 14th-floor club lounge with free breakfast.The hotel has a free airport shuttle and a business center with complimentary printing, plus an indoor pool, fitness facilities, a casual eatery and a breakfast buffet.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Wisconsin State Capitol and the Madison Children’s Museum
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “Steakhouse” 11 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Q Johnson

Let me start off by saying, this is a really nice hotel, in a really great location It was in walking distance to many great restaurants and being able to walk right out and be at the water/terrace was very peaceful My room was clean, but the bed was as hard as rocks

It felt like sleeping on a box frame I spent 4 nights here and needless to say my body was over it by check out I think adding new mattresses would be a great touch Especially since that’s the main reason people come back to the hotel is for a good nights restBut the staff were super nice and accommodating It’s really just the comfort piece that knocked off stars

Paul Skillman

Good reviews must be fake The only good things were location and the lobby is ok looking No housekeeping during stay

Complacent Front desk staff gave me false advice sending me way out of my way (just tell me you don’t know if you don’t know) No room service available Sub-grade beds and entire place needs an update Restaurant not open past 10pm and no convenient food options after hrs 20/day parking We paid a extra for this hotel and did not expect anything extraordinary But this lacking on a basic level I hope this is not the new norm as I’d expect more out of most budget roadside hotels


I stayed at this hotel for two nights for a friend’s wedding It wasn’t a bad experience, and it wasn’t a good experience, just okay It was extremely convenient that this hotel was connected to the wedding venue overlooking Lake Monona, but that was the main bright spot

The beds weren’t too comfortable, the towels were extremely rough and felt like they’ve been used for years, some of the staff did not really know what they were doing at the front desk, and the breakfast spot onside the hotel was a rip off; they charge $15 per person to eat at their buffet, but they were regularly out of food, coffee, and hot water for tea (I had to ask to get them refilled) The food was mediocre at best Do yourself a favor and spend $15 at a restaurant in downtown Madison where you’ll get your money’s worth

9. Best Western Premier Park Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Opposite Wisconsin State Capitol, this sophisticated hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Wisconsin Historical Museum and 3 miles from Olbrich Botanical Gardens.Chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves, safes, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas. Room service is available.An airport shuttle is complimentary. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a gym, plus a heated indoor pool, and meeting and event space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and liked the beds
  • Walking distance to the Wisconsin State Capitol and the Wisconsin Historical Museum
  • Guests liked the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “farmers’ markets” 19 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Abby Bartlett

This hotel is a nice choice on the square for anyone visiting Madison We had an excellent view from our window and being steps away from downtown restaurants and the farmer’s market was fantastic! The hotel offers free coffee, muffins and fruit in the morning before 9am, which I wasn’t aware of before my stay, but it’s great Also, the parking is only valet which costs $20/night

They are still using some COVID-specific rules at this hotel, such as not doing housekeeping in the room every day; this is actually my preference so I hope they keep doing it for the future Finally, they were amenable to splitting the room bill between me and my colleague evenly, which made our travel plans easier Overall, I was really happy with this great spot!

Nick Chill

Our Best Western Premier Park stay was great The overall hotel had a very professional feel and welcoming service The valet was very helpful and friendly

Our room was nice, but not huge We also had a small view of brick building walls The shower, on the other hand, was incredible The location was key, as we were across the street from the amazing capitol building We also enjoyed the hotel restaurant, The Post, and loved sitting next to the windows with a view of the capitol


Mixed bag Hotel itself is beautiful, lots of history and the poolside room we had was very nice Minus stars because the pictures of the rooms show nice walk in showers which is not the case

A big deal for those with mobility issues The restaurant is good for breakfast(not included), but skip dinner here, overpriced, mediocre offerings Plenty of nice places within walking distance

10. The Edgewater Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 535-8200
  • Ratings: 4.5 (2120 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Edgewater Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant, circa-1940 waterfront lodging featuring refined rooms & suites, plus fine dining & a spa.

About this hotel

This elegant, circa-1940 waterfront hotel is a 12-minute walk from both the Memorial Union Terrace and the State Capitol.The refined rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, executive desks and minifridges. Upgrades include features such as terraces, kitchenettes, and/or floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views.Amenities include an outdoor plaza and multiple restaurants, including a steakhouse, a tavern and a lakeside grill. The hotel also offers a spa, boat moorings and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Destination Madison
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked “ice rinks”, mentioned 33 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests liked the panoramic views
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Lindsay Williams

We were really looking forward to our stay at the Edgewater Hotel, but sadly, we were very disappointed by our stay Even though our multiple visits to their restaurants and bars have always been disappointing (there’s just not many on-the-water options in Madison, which is why we always return to their gorgeous location) due to poor/slow service and extremely high prices for sub-par food and service, we had high hopes for the hotel stay While the hotel is gorgeous, it’s the lack of customer service and attention to detail that disappointed us

We had our Do Not Disturb sign on our door as we were in desperate need of sleeping in At 8AM on a Sunday, a cleaning staff person knocked and walked into our room – even though we had Do Not Disturb sign on the door The front desk was unsympathetic about it Our room service breakfast was terrible for a “luxury” hotel The coffee was so weak it was undrinkable The bagel and packaged cream cheese were fine, but the fruit salad was defrosted frozen fruit The creamer was individual shelf-stable creamers, not real cream in a creamer service Just so disappointing for a $30 breakfast, that should have been free since we were woken up unnecessarily The rooms were nicely appointed, but the bathroom is poorly lit making it difficult to get ready/do make-up, etc There isn’t anywhere to hang towels, either This might seem very nit-picky, but for a $300/night room in Madison, Wisconsin, one would hope to have a more luxurious experience

Collette McDonald

We had a girls spa day The location is gorgeous Some of the treatment rooms overlook the water

Beautifully appointed The only rub for this spa is the lack of silence from the staff when near the relaxation area and treatment rooms Our first impression was the manager taking a cell call as we were getting a tour and the use of outside voices vs spa level communication It would also be a nice feature if spa guest could reserve a table at the boathouse vs having to go to the restaurant to ensure names are on the list Little things that add up

Mary Ashworth

Madison was a new experience for us What a nice city It feels so much safer than Chicago! We actually walked around at night without feeling the need to look over our shoulders

We were at the Edgewater for a business meeting It is a great hotel with a beautiful view The rooms are large, clean and comfortableWe had a nice cocktail reception on the varanda with dinner to follow The bartender was so sweet and the waitstaff was very accommodatingI will say that the lighting in the lovely bathroom is not bright enough to apply makeup Most hotel bathroom are that way these daysKeep up the great work Edgewater!

11. AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a glass-fronted building less than a mile from Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, this contemporary hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Wisconsin State Capitol and 6 miles from Interstate 90.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the bright rooms offer Wi-Fi access, smart TVs and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living areas, and views of the lake or capitol.Continental breakfast is available for a fee. Dining options include a rooftop restaurant with capitol views, and a warm cocktail lounge that serves tapas. There’s also a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the air conditioning
  • Walking distance to the Wisconsin State Capitol and Destination Madison
  • Guests mentioned “tapas” 10 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Guests praised the warm bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Max Parikh

Great place to stay Amazing staff, front desk manager and supervisor are caring and engaged They go out of their way to make your stay comfortable

The food at the rooftop restaurant is great for a team outing The drinks are top notch If you have an issue ask for Shawn or Meltia I see them both as general manager material Note: just don’t get a room under the gym

Joelle Fiedorowicz

I had a king room with Lakeview and the room I stayed in lived up to that for the most part I had a view of the lake but mainly the tops of buildings as I was on the 7th floor It was very clean, bed was comfortable and the room was nice and quiet other than the slamming doors of the other rooms

Valet parking was a nice addition and affordable Didn’t eat at the hotel but the restaurant on the top floor had amazing views and the food smelled really good Great location and within walking distance of a lot of shops, restaurants, and activities Will stay again

Shaelyn Rounds

Unfortunately I’m giving 1 star instead of 4 The only reason being is I do not feel the elevators at this hotel were safe Which is the most important factor imo

My friends and I rode down to our floor (3) from the restaurant (9) and the elevator quite literally dropped us, and then malfunctioned back and forth to floor 5 and 4 a few times before opening and letting us out We were all so traumatized, I called the front desk, and immediately the employee asked if it was elevator number 3 as if it’s happened before (It was actually elevator number 1 this time)Safe to say we took the stairs Beware of the elevators for your safety!

12. Sheraton Madison Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 706 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53713
  • Phone: (608) 251-2300
  • Ratings: 4.1 (1415 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sheraton Madison Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed property offering an indoor pool & a restaurant, plus meeting space & free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Opposite the Alliant Energy exhibition center, this unpretentious hotel is 3 miles from the Wisconsin State Capitol and 6 miles from the Olbrich Botanical Gardens.Relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas with sofabeds. Suites include separate living areas.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a casual restaurant, a lounge and a fitness center, as well as an indoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also meeting space and a business center. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Capital Springs State Recreation Area
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 25 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 49 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • The hotel has a game room

Feedback From Real Customers

marcia chambers

Easy check in but when asked about the shuttle, we were informed it was not availableOur room door was ajar, which was disconcerting We had a cleaning crew worker contact maintenance to find out they were fixing door and we may need to move

We did not unpack Later, when the maintenance worker fixed our door, we practiced locking/unlocking to our satisfaction Ten minutes later, our door opens!!!! No knock or verbal warning!What lack of communication!Why would they even give us that particular room when there are six floors of them!

lyra tali

VERY UNCLEAN AND RUDE, STAY ANYWHERE ELSEWhen we first checked in, our pillow cases had stains and blood spatters on them I was told if I wanted new sheets I would have to change them myself so I asked for a new room The second room had hair on the wall and a huge greasy stain on the headboard, plus more stains on sheets

Was again told there would be no one to clean it so was given a third room The third room had a broken AC/HEATER so we either had to sleep with no heating and cooling or try to sleep to a loud banging sound the whole night When I complained to the manager she was extremely rude but promised me that I would be refunded my points for my stay Instead I recieved $75 so will now need to call Marriott to sort out Cancelled our second night and stayed at AC Hotel in Madison AC hotel in Madison is 10-20 bucks more and absolutely divine Clean, updated rooms with incredible staff and delicious restaurant facing the capital Spend the money there or save money and stay somewhere else Just don’t stay at the Sheraton Madison

Mary Manolis

I stayed here for 3 nights in early June 2022 I am appalled that this place is allowed under the Marriott nameUpon arrival (we did not need the airport shuttle during arrival) we asked about being added to the complimentary airport shuttle for departure day and were told the shuttle is not running and we would have to call down to the front desk the day we were leaving

The hotel would then call the cab service of their choice and comp the cost of the cab The day my mother left, she began calling the front desk and for 20 minutes received no answer She went to the front desk and no one was there except a security guard who would not assist her 23 minutes later a “manager” finally showed up and called a cab but didn’t provide the voucher for the cab ride so the driver had to go back into the hotel and spend another 5 minutes obtaining that My mom made it to the gate as her flight was boardingWhen I checked out a few hours later and asked about this I was told it was a private security matter and all guests were safe and it was none of my business None of this aggressive response provided any explanation as to why they couldn’t provide a service that was listed as available on their website When I said that to the woman checking me out she became more aggressive that their security issue was none of my business When I shared this with my mom later she said that she saw no police, fire or any emergency services when waiting for assistance so I really don’t understand where their 24/7 staff was The lack of enough staff needs to be reflected in what amenities they have and their website needs to be updated to indicate what they do have so guests can make an informed decision while staying thereI worked part of the time during my stay Their workstations are not private so I worked in my room Their hotel photos show a desk and office chair but in actuality the rooms don’t have that set up making work difficultOn our first morning I was working in my room and housekeeping knocked and opened the door before I could even respond Apparently someone didn’t update our arrival and checkout days so housekeeping had a wrong list of which rooms to cleanThe main lobby and outside seating seemed nice at a quick glance but upon further inspection dust and excessive cobwebs cover the outdoor lights, crumbs and bird droppings are all over the outside seating and the inside area has sticky surfaces The room itself had dust and cobwebs in the windowsills and dust on the top shelf where thr inroom coffee isThe staff is either nice but lacking in knowledge or rude and aggressiveI had other family staying at the comfort inn next door which for 10 dollars less a night had larger rooms, a cleaner pool and outside seating area and complimentary full breakfastI would never stay at this hotel again and would encourage anyone to avoid it It’s poorly managed and clearly employees, including the manager, don’t care about the incorrect information on their website and how this is reflects on their service The price I paid for services received is a jokeI’m also having to keep an eye on my credit card as I see my amount as having been paid 3 days ago but the same amount is listed as pending payment todayThis hotel is horribly run and clearly has some process issues they need to correct A cute car in the lobby does not make for a positive hotel stay as a guest given all of their problems

13. Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an area with multiple business parks, this laid-back hotel is 6 miles from the Wisconsin State Capitol and 4 miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Highway 18 is a mile away.Relaxed rooms offer Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and microwaves. Suites add sitting areas with sofabeds.There’s a casual lobby lounge. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a hot tub. Parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are updated
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to Travel Wisconsin
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 15 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Nikki Dill

I arrived late at night, the front desk lady was awake, and was so nice We had the best conversation while i was checking in The decor in the hotel was beautiful, the lobby, elevator, and the hallways were extremely clean for being late at night

Our room was clean, the bed was so comfortable We overslept and unlike a lot of the upscale places we have stayed they were so accommodating by offering us a later check out instead of rushing us to get out of the room Breakfast was good as well The pool and hot tub was amazing Can’t say enough great things about out experience Will definitely stay here again on our next trip

Randall Grady

Very clean place The staff was courteous and professional The pool and hot tub area was clean

We arrived fairly late in the evening and there were only a few towels left poolside I requested a couple extra and planned on taking them back with me The gentleman working the front desk a Asked me to go enjoy the pool and that he would bring them to us right away It wasn’t more than a couple minutes and he had them delivered I would definitely stay there again!

Joanne Genevka

I picked this hotel for a single night in Madison for my husband and myself Check in was easy and the people working the desk were friendly!However when we went up to our room someone was already in there So we went back down to get a different room

It wasn’t that big of a deal to us, but they(manager and clerk) were apologetic and quickly gave us a different room on the same floor, so we went back upstairs to that room, but that room had been used and hadn’t been cleaned, so we trekked back down the elevator to the front desk and told them about the latest room The manager ended up putting us in the biggest room they had(2 king size beds) and also gave us a discount on the room we had originally requested The new room was clean and well litThe beds were very comfortable, and the hot tub and pool were relaxing and clean!Thanks for a great stay!

14. AmericInn by Wyndham Madison West (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a shopping center off US-14, this laid-back hotel is 5 miles from both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Henry Vilas Zoo, and 7 miles from the Wisconsin State Capitol.Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; some have sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Kids age 17 and under stay at no cost with parents.Freebies include parking, and hot breakfast served in a casual dining area. Other amenities consist of an indoor heated pool, a hot tub and a fitness room, plus a furnished patio with BBQ facilities. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Elver Park
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “beer” 67 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the indoor pool and praised the hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

nathan green

Sometimes my expectations when I travel are not real high We booked our stay 2 hours away not expecting much more than a clean room and bed The location was a bit rough looking

The staff was super friendly and helpful We came in a little after happy hour and they let participate We were concerned about our room when we first entered it smelled like pot, and the window was partially open Don’t know what the issue was but it cleared out quick enough The room was clean and the bed was comfortable They were really busy so the hotel as a whole was noisy but understandable Breakfast was my one surprise! Great hot breakfast with lots of choices and the food was delicious Need a good overnight look no further

Jen Romero-Stentella

Hotel is good for a one night stay, it is an older hotel but it is very clean and comfortable in the sense that it has all one needs The staff is friendly and the check in process was simple Daily there is a Happy Hour from 5-7pm of Free Wine and Beer for guests only

There’s a complimentary buffet breakfast and it has a good variety of choices My child did take advantage of the indoor swimming pool which is open until 10pm nightly for children and then there’s an adult only time from 10p-12am I do recommend this hotel for one night maybe even two nights, don’t expect a 5 star hotel because it’s not, but the service is definitely 5 stars

thomas walsh

My brother Tony and I, had a wonderful stay here The rooms was exceptionally well taking care of The breakfast fantastic

If you drink, they have the managers meet & greet with free wine and beer & snacks to socialize with your fellow travelers The staff and managers was some of the best customer relations I have seen in a whileThe closest has plenty of room with real hangers for your cloths, extra pillows without asking Just a wonderful place, a hidden jem when you need a getaway from the stress of life If you enjoy Mexican food like I do, the restaurant and grocery store less than 500 feet from the hotel has the best food, and grocery store next door, with authentic Mexican food, without the high costMarriott Hotels and suites can learn a lot from this very friendly staff

15. Best Western Plus Inntowner Madison (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a residential neighborhood, this relaxed hotel is 2 miles from the Wisconsin State Capitol and 4 miles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.The unfussy rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add microwaves and minifridges, while suites feature living rooms; some provide pull-out sofas, whirlpool tubs and/or Bose speaker systems.Freebies include hot breakfast, popcorn, an area shuttle and parking. Other amenities include an informal restaurant/bar, a convenience store and a ballroom. There’s also a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool tub and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the informal restaurant
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests liked the indoor pool and praised the hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Melissa Smallwood

Pros: Food at the restaurant outside of breakfast is really good and a great priceRooms have both a fridge and microwaveCons: this hotel is “owned by the hospital” so one of the rude staff said, so they require masks in all common areas

Only their hold message and website mention nothing about this requirement We absolutely would not have booked here knowing this as NO WHERE else in the whole city cares Made for a rude situation dailyIn addition beds are hard Pillows are garbage Overall we would have picked ANY other hotel when booking back in March Don’t stay here unless you have business with the hospital

J k

I been staying here (and loving it) for over 23 years Couple times a year Many, many good improvements over the years

Nice little neighborhood that feels very safe Guest service is also excellent, well, except for that 1 timegood rates if you’re a UW patient Very close to the hospital & clinics Swimming pool, & hot tub great after a long day of driving Restaurant on site, cool little bar down the block of give 5 stars but sometimes parking is tough But I understand All in all, would definitely recommend

Lauren Sousek

OUTSTANDING service!! The rooms were very clean and comfortable The employees at the front desk bent over backwards to accommodate my family and I with rooms needed Unfortunately, we were all there due to a loved one living his last days at the UW Hospital

However, we were made to feel so welcomed at the Inntowner that it made the process much more bearableThank you,The Kern Family

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