We booked two rooms during a visit with our daughter to a professional school at UW. Our daughter had the smaller room with a direct view of the lake. Her room was tight but nicely appointed. It was located in the area near their ballrooms and I would wnat to make sure that an event was gong on when you stayed there. Otherwise, very quiet.
Our room had a porch that allowed us a view of the lake. Even thought the hotel was completely booked, we really didn't see anyone else out on their porches (it was March in Wisconsin). Again, room was not spacious but the bed was conmfortable, the appointments excellent. Had an upscale feel. THe spa/pool is in the second hotel building a short walk nearby. Very nice sp with a locker room for the pool/fitness area.
Just be aware, this hotel is definitely on the upper end cost wise for Madison. The trade off is quiet and comfort.
The restaurant has a limited menu and is over priced. The bar food menu is really quite good, not fast but good for the price and a decent selection (flatbreads, appetizers).