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Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703-2582   |  
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Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Madison
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great sleepover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Friendly and helpful staff set the stage for a great night stay. Our room had just been remodeled and absolutely perfect. The pillows were so wonderful we inquired at the front desk where they purchased them only to find out they were made specially for the hotel - but we could order them. We bought 8 for us and more as gifts - that should tell you something. The inside pool area was the nicest I have visited in a long time and did not have that chlorine smell you typically get with indoor pools. Great large carpeted sitting area to have a drink and watch the kids if you are so inclined. One block from the Capitol with parking in the lower level of the hotel. No need to look any further for accommodations if they have availability.

Room Tip: Don't upgrade to the Governor's club as the regular rooms are the first to be remodeled
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

From check-in to the use of the Governor's Club, the Madison Concourse Hotel is one of the best places to stay in any state capitol. This hotel knows how to cater to the business and casual traveler; well-appointed rooms; good food; front dest greeting; and that special place known as the Governor's Club. When I checked in, the front desk knew this was my fourth visit in two years and treated me well. I cannot compliment them more; especially since a Badger's football game and Madison Ironman occurred on the same weekend.

Room Tip: Choose the Governor's floor. The rooms may cost a little more but they as well as the amenities...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I'm ready to go back! We only had one night to stay on our last visit and it just wasn't long enough. The entire staff is just so nice, plus the hotel is very clean and beautiful and quiet...I just want to stay there and sleep in those extremely comfortable beds all the time! Whenever we're in the Madison area, it's a no-brainer where to stay. (We stayed in a chain along the highway once...never again, this is a much better deal, especially when you factor in location and amenities!) Everything is set up to accommodate the business traveler (love the ergonomic desk chairs) but is VERY welcoming and comfortable for the pleasure traveler too. All types of rooms are nice and include refrigerators and free wifi. The upper 3 floors are in the "Governor's Club" which includes some nice perks (we didn't plan ahead & due to a large convention they were all full), even the "standard rooms" are nicer than most. Underground parking is available ($10 per night) and well worth it! We walked everywhere that evening and the next morning. The location downtown near the state capital with many great restaurants, pubs, bars, museums, shopping and theater within an easy walk is priceless! Now there is also a B Cycle bike rental stand across the street if you are so inclined. Our next visit will be more planned (instead on a one nighter at the end of a road trip) so we can enjoy the stay even more!

Room Tip: The top 3 floors are part of the Governor's Club and cost a little more but include several extr...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A classic feel in the downtown of Madison. Great atmosphere and the rooms were terrific. Beds were comfortable and the TV options were good. The lobby is inviting and welcoming. Looks like a great place for weddings as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My friends and family were in town for a wedding and the hotel was very welcoming. In fact, there were 4 wedding parties staying in the hotel this weekend. We rented out a large suite on the 6th floor for the bride and bridal party to get hair/makeup done. The room was huge! It had a kitchen area with a huge fridge. More cups would have been nice.
Overall, the rooms were very nice, the bar had great drink and food selections, the breakfast buffet had quite a variety, the lobby was beautiful and the front desk staff was very nice and accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had the opportunity to travel to Madison, WI, on business, and was only there for one night. Staying at the Madison Concourse made me actually wish the trip was *longer*, if you can believe it! The experience from start to finish was outstanding ... the staff was exceptional, the room was one of the most luxurious and well-appointed I've stayed in (on par with Ritz-Carlton, frankly), and its prime location was walking distance from the business meeting as well as an incredible array of restaurants, entertainment and just walkin' around.

I had the opportunity to use the fitness center - outstanding! - and almost wish I could've spent time in the pool & jacuzzi...

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Madison.

P.S. Just found out the business trip resulted in a contract! Guess where I'll be staying when I come back to Madison?!?<grin>

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for two nights , the room was very large with a great bathroom... big glass shower. The room did have a large spot on the ceiling that looked like mold, I did not expect to see that for the amount that we paid. Other than that nice location walking distance to State Street, the Capitol, and Saturday mornings had the best Farmers Market that I have ever been to. Hotel could use a little updating for what you pay for but very nice overall. Kim Gillis

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703-2582
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Madison
#2 Business Hotel in Madison
#3 Romantic Hotel in Madison
#10 Family Hotel in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 373
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Madison’s hotel. Our staying power is confirmed by our long-standing dedication to being downtown Madison’s premier hotel and we are proud to be named Best Hotel for Business and Pleasure by Madison Magazine. We offer our guests a special Madison experience through our distinctive customer focus and perfect location that cannot be found at a chain hotel. ... more   less 
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Madison Concourse Hotel And Governors
Concourse Hotel Madison Wi

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