Graduate Madison

Karl Klockars
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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
Enjoyed This
(40 Member Ratings)
"Cute little touches that make you smile. Convenient location to walk around Madison."
Jan 02, 2018
Sussex, WI, 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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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. 

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



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child up to age 3. 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(40 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Graduate Madison Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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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
Enjoyed Most
Location, coffeshop in lobby, themed design
Other Comments
staff put us in wrong room originally, then fixed and gave us slight upgrade
Rhonda Dec 11, 2017 Medford, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Price was right.
THOMAS Jun 27, 2017 Janesville, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff and quirky decorations.
Roxann Apr 26, 2017 ELKHART LAKE, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Darling design, great staff,
Judith Apr 23, 2017 minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Convenience and the top floor bar/view
Anne Apr 23, 2017 New Berlin, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great. Beds were comfortable.
Other Comments
Lack of ability to control room temperature in room. Hot and stuffy. No housekkeping service during our stay, not even basics of dry towels or emptied trash. Shower floor was not clean, poor water pressure in shower, back of bathroom door was smeared with dirt and in disrepair. Noisy room facing State Steet with no view.
Janice Apr 10, 2017 Marquette, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Michael Apr 02, 2017 Gurnee, IL, USA

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