Graduate Madison

Anika Maiberger
Deal Expert

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

"Quirky fun atmosphere"
Mar 19, 2018 - Iowa City, IA, USA
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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. 



  • 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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(14 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Graduate Madison Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 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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