I wanted to give this an excellent rating and came very close to it. The facility has been renovated and is lovely. The manager and the staff are very accommodating and efficient. The breakfast is pretty darn good for this price point and apparently others staying at the hotel agreed as the eating area can get packed. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The fresh cookies at 7:00 pm are EXCELLENT.
The reasons I did not give it an excellent and these are mainly personal reasons: the towels could be a bit thicker for the room price - did not feel like "saving" them for the next day, would rather get fresh ones. The exercise room is a complete joke - extremely tiny and the meager pieces of equipment are crammed in "cheek to jowl". Thankfully we were there in warm weather and I could walk/jog outside. There is no guest laundry. Only one elevator and it is slow.
It is within walking distance of the Alliant Center. There are biking, walking, jogging trails right next to the hotel. However, there only close restaurant is the Sheraton Hotel next door and that is pricey. Some restaurants will deliver, ask the front desk.
Please note, this property is changing from a Holiday Inn Express to another franchise in the fall of 2014. There is a new Holiday Inn Express being built down the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover all that Madison has to offer by choosing the conveniently located and newly renovated Holiday Inn Express of Madison, WI! You are at the heart of area businesses and attractions including the Alliant Energy Center, Veterans Coliseum, (both within walking distance), the State Capital and the Monona Terrace . Other prominent nearby businesses include the Univ. of Wisconsin campus and Camp Randall; St. Mary's and Meriter Hospitals, the Kohl Center, Famous Footwear, WPS, and the Epic Center. Guests 19 years of age and older are invited to join us Monday through Thursday nights for complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer or soda from 5 pm to 7 pm for our Evening Social, (must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Two beverages per night per paid guest 19 and over). As an added treat, we serve freshly baked mouth watering cookies at 7 pm. Guests of the Holiday Inn Express of Madison will enjoy our indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness and business center. For the cycling enthusiasts, the scenic Capital City State Bike Trail is adjacent to our inn. Bike to nearby Olbrich Gardens or the Farmer s Market. In addition to HBO, we offer 30 high definition cable channels. Our inn has just completed an interior renovation to the lobby, breakfast area, corridors and sleeping rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Madison Hotel Madison
- Holiday Inn Madison