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Graduate Madison

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Why We Love It

  • This collegiate-minded boutique is just a block from the University of Wisconsin campus
  • Some rooms include views of the Capitol Building and Lake Mendota 
  • The Portage Pi cafe serves coffee, juice and snacks and is often populated by students 
  • Wi-Fi is free, there's a 24-hour fitness center and bikes are available for rent

"Upscale [with] a modern look and feel" -- Wisconsin Review Journal
93%
Enjoyed This
(15 Member Ratings)
"Quirky fun atmosphere"
Janet
Mar 19, 2018
Iowa City, IA, USA

Map & Directions

Located on Langdon Street near the UW-Madison campus, the hotel is a 20-minute drive from Dane County Regional Airport and 15 minutes from the I-90 and I-94 interstates. Madison is about 90 minutes from Milwaukee, two and a half hours from Chicago and four hours from Minneapolis. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

With canoes in the ceilings, lamps that look like Winnebago campers and bright plaid carpets and furniture in the lobby, Madison's new Graduate Hotel evokes both a scholastic feel and outdoorsy vibe. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called this "rustic-modern" property a "collegiate wonderland for grown-ups." 

Rooms range from a cozy Graduate Double with one full bed (perhaps best for solo travelers), all the way up to the Camp Wandawega Suite, made to resemble a camp cabin that features a king bed for mom and dad and bunk beds for the kids. Most guests will find the rooms with one king, queen or two queen beds a fine fit -- all have complimentary Wi-Fi, bright and modern bathrooms, a minifridge and coffeemaker, and some even have views of Lake Mendota. 

There are two dining options on site -- the Portage Pi cafe in the lobby features coffee, juice, breakfast sandwiches, salads and signature hand pies with fillings like banana s'mores, short ribs, or cheese curds. Atop the hotel is the Madison Blind, the seventh-floor rooftop bar praised by the Food Network for its "stunning views [and] high-end riffs on classic pub grub." The Blind has a full kitchen, cocktails and beers from local breweries like Karben4 and Ale Asylum along with panoramic views of the city and lake. 

When you step off the hotel's grounds or ride away on one of its rental bikes, you're right in the midst of the UW-Madison world. The hotel is close to many university buildings, the Memorial Union (aka the "living room of campus") and you're steps from the shops, restaurants and bars of State Street. You're also close to the arboretum, the Chazen Museum of Art, and the Overture Center for the Arts and the iconic Capitol building.

From the press:
  • "There is an outdoors-loving style, a Midwestern down-to-earthness and a dose of modernism that gives the place an astuteness that's hard to beat" -- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $20.00 (subject to tax), per night applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

93%
Enjoyed This
(15 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Graduate Madison Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Quirky fun atmosphere
Janet Mar 19, 2018 Iowa City, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The decor
Mark Mar 19, 2018 Auburndale, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the rooftop bar/restaurant!
Other Comments
Great location for activities on the UW Campus or the many concert venues in Madison
Corinne Feb 18, 2018 Reedsburg, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooftop Bar and fire pits
Brenda Jan 29, 2018 La Crosse, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and price and parking option
Heather Jan 28, 2018 Racine, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Bed was comfortable.
Other Comments
The water pressure was low and the room was not clean when we checked in at 5.
Wendy Jan 22, 2018 Golden Valley, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
very eclectic and very clean. Staff was very attentive and the location is the BEST!!
Other Comments
Look forward to this hotel on any visit to Madison. Great location and great bar/restaurant on the upper floor. 7th floor!!
John Jan 21, 2018 Rockford, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cute little touches that make you smile. Convenient location to walk around Madison.
Deborah Jan 02, 2018 Sussex, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was fantastic! Friendly, kind, and helpful. Valet parking was a luxury!
Other Comments
Love the lobby coffee shop!
Laura Jan 01, 2018 Madison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was incredible! The hotel has a fantastic lodge theme and very comfortable beds. Great restaurants, too!
Other Comments
Thank you for finding this great deal!
Laura Jan 01, 2018 Madison, WI, USA

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