Why We Love This Hotel
- 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
With canoes in the ceilings, lamps that look like Winnebago campers and bright plaid carpets and furniture in the lobby, Madison's "rustic-modern" Graduate Hotel is a "collegiate wonderland for grown-ups" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).
Rooms range from a cozy Graduate Double with one full bed (perhaps best for solo travelers) to rooms with one king, queen or two queen beds as well as suites -- all have complimentary Wi-Fi, bright and modern bathrooms, a minifridge and coffeemaker, and some even have views of Lake Mendota.
The hotel's Portage Pi cafe in the lobby features coffee, juice, breakfast sandwiches, salads and signature hand pies with fillings like banana s'mores or brown sugar and apples. Atop the hotel on the seventh floor is the recently reopened Camp Trippalindee, inspired by the Rodney Dangerfield film "Back to School," which was partially filmed on the nearby college campus.
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.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Gym / fitness center
- Roof terrace
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour security
- Bike rental
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Business center
- Safe in reception
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Internet access
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Parking (fees apply)
- Valet service (fees apply)
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- ADA compliant rooms
Standard Time is 4pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.
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. Extra beds are not available.
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.
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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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