Location is great for campus and state street. Traffic is a challenge though and parking is a head ache. The staff was friendly enough but seemed to be students rather than professionals. It took a ridiculously long time to check in. The bed was really comfortable but the room comfort stopped there. I am a very small person and it seemed really hard to maneuver around the room. The closet was even a wardrobe instead of a real closet. The unacceptable issue was the lack of air. It's ridiculous not to have a thermostat and to have an oscillating fan in its place. The room was stuffy and that makes sleep impossible. There was even a sign asking that guests not block the vents over the door since the room temp was somehow affected by that. The room size becomes a big issue when you are tripping across the room all night manually adjusting an oscillating fan with some sort of inadequate cooling feature. Didn't bother trying breakfast, was anxious to get to a more comfortable location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience The Lowell Center Lodging in Madison Wisconsin! If you need campus lodging in Madison, Wis., Check us out. Overnight accommodations at The Lowell Center are ideal for persons attending conferences or other events associated with the University of Wisconsin, State of Wisconsin agencies, and other educational and governmental groups. Alumni and parents or family of students are also welcome. Conveniently located at 610 Langdon Street, The Lowell Center Conference & Lodging Facility offers 137 guest rooms,and an indoor swimming pool (the largest hotel pool in the area) and sauna. You'll also find several classrooms, boardroom and break-out areas, a large dining room, and two beautiful reception areas. Our sister facility, The Pyle Center, is located nearby with even more conferencing space available. An expanded continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Guest parking for one vehicle is available on-site for $10 per night, or off-site (three blocks away) at no charge. Additional vehicles are charged $8 per night at either site. Parking reservations should be made in advance of your visit, and reservations are based on availability. This is a non-smoking facility. As a Madison hotel located on the UW campus, we are situated only one block from The Pyle Center and close to vibrant State Street - providing easy access to the best of downtown Madison and UW-campus activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lowell Hotel Madison