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“Beautiful Lake Monona” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703   |  
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Ranked #19 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Thorp, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Lake Monona”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Hilton is situated right next to beautiful Lake Monona in downtown Madison. One block from the Capitol building. The hotel room was quiet and peaceful for the busy area of town it is located in. The Monona Terrace convention center is available to the Hilton through a skywalk. This is a definite plus, as I was there for a convention and the humidity was very high. The only reason I gave it a very good instead of a excellent was the room smelled slightly musty and the air conditioner didn't want to quite keep up. The room was beautiful with new furniture and flat screen television. Bathroom average with tub/shower. Elevator access in the rush hour of morning was a slight wait, but that is to be expected, I planned ahead.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for the review! The skywalk to Monona Terrace provides our guests easy access to the convention center. I hope we have the opportunity to have you as our guest again!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Richmond, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went to Madison for an awards banquet. Stayed 1 night. The lobby was clean and inviting. The check-in process was smooth and quick. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfy. We'll be back to stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you for the review! Thank you for making us your home when you visit Madison.
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Salisbury, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hotel was lovely. Bed was comfy (especially the pillows). Room was large and inviting. Bathroom was nice sized. Great access to the conference center and Olive's was wonderful every morning for breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Olive is a great option for breakfast and evening drinks because it conveniently located off the lobby and next to the sky bridge to the Monona Terrace. I hope to have you as our guest again!
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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9 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed at Madison's new Hilton hotel that's connected with Monona Terrace, adapted from Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for the city, and was very pleased with the accommodations, location and staff. The new structure is tastefully sandwiched in between two historic structures with tight but ample parking underground. Like most of the city it pays to plan your route because of all the one way streets, but the location offers great lake views, access to the terrace, and close proximity to some of the finest restaurants Madison has to offer. The lobby decor is minimalist but classic, which makes it look like something Nick and Nora Charles might frequent. Our room was ample, but the location by the elevator made it a little less than quite, an important consideration in a party town like Madison on the weekend. But with that exception we heard nothing from neighboring rooms or other floors, which was a plus. The staff was genuinely friendly, even when passing by while I was getting ice by the vending machine.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you for the feedback about your stay. One of our best assets is our location. We are centrally located in downtown Madison giving our guests easy access to the Monona Terrace and all that downtown Madison has to offer. I am very glad that you found our staff friendly, I look forward to sharing your review with our team!
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Freeport, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our second time staying at the Hilton Monona Terrace, and both stays have been excellent. Rooms are clean, well kept, and modern; all amenities on the property are similarly well kept, too. Pick an upper floor, and you can have stunning views of either the capitol or Lake Monona...both are great!

Both of our stays were because of events at the Overture Center, which is just a short walk across the Square; lots of friendly restaurants and bars to check out on the way.

We've found the staff to be very helpful, accommodating, and attentive to our requests. We highly recommend this property!

Room Tip: Either a capitol or lake view can't be beat; ask for a high floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
I am glad that you found both of your stays to be excellent! I hope you stay with us again on your next trip to Madison!
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Ft. Lauderdale, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hotel was oversold and did not honor our reservation for a king bed in our room. The weather was very warm and the A/C was loud and then after the noise was fixed it did not cool. On a better note, the staff was very nice and the location of the hotel was great.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
I am sorry that we were not able to offer you a King bed. I am very glad that you enjoyed our staff and our location. I hope you give us another opportunity to serve you on your next trip to Madison!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

service, rooms, food, amenities...all excellent. Staff helpful and courteous. went for a family wedding; several events were held in hotel and all went well. There was a craft street fair over weekend, and farmer's market just outside the hotel. Made for fun!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Michael W, Manager at Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you for the great review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our hotel. I hope that you make us your preferred destination when you return to Madison!
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Address: 9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Madison
#11 Romantic Hotel in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Madison Monona Terrace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the beauty of the newly renovated Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. Conveniently located in downtown Madison along the UW Campus, this elegant property is connected by skywalk to the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Choose from a variety of guestrooms and suites with views of the State Capitol or beautiful Lake Monona. Recent upgrades provide an upscale, urban and residential feel to the rooms and public spaces. Check out the new carpeting, in-room safes, mahogany furnishings and multi-charging stations for in-room connectivity. ... more   less 
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