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Hotel Ruby Marie

524 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #22 of 64 Hotels in Madison
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakfield, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed 6 rooms during a difficult time to find downtown Madison accommodations and the Ruby Marie was please to help us out. We all were a bit frustrated by the noise from the neighboring establishments and the train noises at all hours of the night. But we stayed 3 nights and the place really grew on us. We all... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just stayed at Hotel Ruby Marie, and it was perfect. The hotel is right on a corner in a quieter area with a bar and restaurant connected to it. It's walking distance to the campus, bars, restaurants, and shopping. Our room was very clean and looks exactly like the pictures. It also had a balcony looking out to a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed one night at the Ruby Marie while attending a sporting event. Our room was large with beautiful vintage furnishings. There is a bar downstairs and 2 excellent restaurants next to the bar. I would stay here again!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want something different than the typical hotel, check out this one. Besides the amenities, like a free drink at happy hour and the breakfast voucher, this hotel offers an adventure without leaving madison, or having to get in your car.. For the price, you can't beat it for a little weekend getaway. We had a fireplace and jetted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We love this place. Great location, old-time decor, clean, very comfortable. Great staff and service. We had no problem with noise and would stay here anyway. Free drink at the Up North bar is a nice benefit and the weekend breakfast at the Come Back In, which is included, is wonderful. Full selection from the menu, large portions, great service.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Right off the downtown a block from the Lake is the oldest hotel in the city and a very cool place. After 7 p.m. you check in at the very eclectic bar which is next door to get your room key. The rooms are like A really nice bed and breakfast. Speaking of breakfast in the morning you go to... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Hotel Ruby Marie is an old railroad hotel that is now part of hotel/restaurant/bar combination that includes the Up North Bar, Essen Haus and Come Back In restaurants, and the Lakeview Bakery & Deli. The hotel is a beautiful old red brick building with lovely views of Lake Monona and within walking distance of the Capital Square and State Street.... More 

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Willard, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent acomodations in an old time setting. Very friendly staff. Clean rooms. Rates are a little high but comparable to other hotels in Madison. Room rates include 2 free drinks in the bar and 2 free breakfasts from the menu at The Come Back In bar and restaurant. Within walking distance of many venues including the Capital, State St. About... More 

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Penngrove
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I'm not even going to give a star for this place, nice looking hotel, but that is where it ends. Turns out that there are trains that run right out side my window, had I been given the courtesy and respect of a potential guest, I feel this should have been disclosed as I would have asked for a room... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First of all this is a great job of restoration in an area that needs redeveloping. The amenities at this hotel are totally upgraded, the décor is 19th century and the staff is eager to assist you. Rooms are clean, well appointed and equipped with modern facilities. Down side, parking is "iffy" as their parking lot is open to the... More 

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