Convenient location smack in the middle of downtown and on the edge of the University of Wisconsin campus
Rooftop bar and restaurant, the Madison Blind, offers views of Lake Mendota and the capitol building and serves local-leaning snacks like cheese curds as well as heartier fare like sausage plates
Clever uber-local style in the cheerful lobby and 72 guestrooms
Bathrooms offer upscale Malin + Goetz products
What To Know
Bike rentals ($5 an hour) make it easy to explore nearby neighborhoods
Guestroom decor pops with plaid accents and academic touches like desks that could have been lifted from an upscale dorm room, as well as sketches of local personalities
Suites are well suited to families, complete with pullout sofas
A 14.5 percent tax will be collected by the hotel upon check-in
Parking on site
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Recently renovated boutique property near the University of Wisconsin with A+ collegiate-chic style, distinctly Madison flavor and a rooftop bar and restaurant
Steps from Wisconsin’s capitol building and situated on the edge of the University of Wisconsin campus, the 72-room property evokes nostalgia for the good old days of college while boasting a decidedly modern style. The clever design aesthetic will delight any type of guest, from future coeds to business travelers to the leisure set, starting with the canoes turned chandeliers, handsome trophy case and a communal oak table in the lobby. (Be sure to grab a snack from the lobby's coffee and juice bar, Portage Pi.) The guestroom decor pops with plaid accents and academic touches like desks that could have been lifted from an upscale dorm room, as well as sketches of local personalities, while the bathrooms offer upscale Malin + Goetz products. The spacious rooftop bar and restaurant, the Madison Blind, is a lovely light-filled space to settle in for local-leaning snacks like cheese curds or heartier fare like a sausage plate while taking in the view of Lake Mendota and the capitol building.
In the Area
Savor the flavor of this lively college town by strolling (or rolling, on one of the hotel’s rental bike) through downtown and the University of Wisconsin campus, both of which are just blocks away. Gastropubs are a favorite gathering spot for students, locals and visitors; check out the original location of the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, the first brewery to open in Madison. Just a block away, another perennial favorite is the Old Fashioned, which serves Wisconsin favorites like cheese, brats and -- of course -- beer. A bit farther afield is the Freiburg Gastropub, which offers authentic German fare in the Monroe Street dining district.