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610 Langdon St University of Wisconsin-Extension Conference Centers, Madison, WI 53703-1104
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Experience 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 157 guest rooms. 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 Pyle Center and close to vibrant State Street - providing easy access to the best of downtown Madison and UW-campus activities.
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Business Center with Internet Access
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BelfastTravellingGi wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfast41 contributions14 helpful votes
We've stayed at the Lowell Center 3 times over the last few years and would highly recommend it. The staff are very helpful and the center is located right in the centre of the city. The rooms are not very large but have everything you need, I was in one of the renovated rooms this year and the mattress was very comfortable and the new decor was lovely. It is great to have the pool and sauna in the building as well as onsite parking (though I'd recommend you pre-book that as it can get busy)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear BelfastTravellingGi: We are thrilled that you have chosen to stay with us! Lowell Center does have the most comfortable mattresses and we have put great detail in our décor. Thank you for your repeat business and we look forward to hosting you again when you are in town! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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SeeTheWorld4Peace wrote a review Oct 2019
Manasquan, New Jersey566 contributions266 helpful votes
This former dorm is in an excellent location, just a block off State Street and a block from the Union building. We stayed there for two nights on a football weekend. They offer breakfast, but it is just so-so. They have someone to make eggs for you, but there was a 10-15 minute wait. One of the toasters (the one I used) took 10 minutes and the bread was still not toasted. They ran out of coffee once. The room was quiet and eduroam worked fine for wi-fi, but the TV was pretty small. One of my friends in another room had no hot water for a shower. They were told later that they needed to let it run for 20 minutes first. And there was construction noise during the day. I might stay there again if there were no other choices, but for the price it could have been nicer.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Dear SeeTheWorld4Peace: I'm certainly very sorry you had a less-than-excellent experience with us. I've shared your feedback with our management team. We apologize for your experience during breakfast and hope you will give us another chance and allow us to make it right. Your satisfaction is very important to us. We hope you consider us again as your place to stay in the future. Sincerely, Lowell Center
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ARPrinceton wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
When I made my reservation, there was no warning that there would be construction during my stay. The noise from the drilling started at 7:30 in the morning and continued all day. When I was in my room I felt like I was sitting in a dentist's chair. When I tried to switch rooms I got varying responses: the hotel was full; the empty rooms were just as noisy; they were too busy preparing for football weekend to prepare another room for me.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Dear ARPrinceton: We are so sorry that your experience was unsatisfactory. We hear your frustration around the remodeling work on-site and apologize for any inconvenience we caused with our construction projects. Unfortunately our subcontractor started earlier than what it had been scheduled for during your stay and I appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Your satisfaction is very important to us and I'm sharing your feedback with our management team and front desk staff. Sincerely, Lowell Center
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lesliehflies wrote a review Sep 2019
Ames, Iowa328 contributions104 helpful votes
Lowell Center is THE place to stay for those traveling to the university on business, with an ideal location adjacent to campus. It is comfortable and includes a very nice breakfast (eggs cooked to order in addition to the usual hot and cold items). Our room had a fridge and coffeemaker and the lobby has free cookies. The staff is friendly and helpful. As part of the university, eduroam is available and there is also UW guest wifi. If you need parking and want to be right next to the building you should reserve it in advance ($10/night). There is also free parking somewhat farther away. If you are attending a conference with multiple hotel choices and want to stay here, book early - it often sells out fast. On this visit I was attending a conference in another campus building, but on a previous visit I stayed here for a conference held in Lowell Center and the conference facilities were nice.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Dear lesliehflies: We are thrilled you found Lowell Center to be a great choice for your UW-Madison business! We look forward to hosting you again! See you soon! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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Seaside34886438882 wrote a review Aug 2019
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The goal of my trip was to visit the Wisconsin Historical Society archives on campus. While the cost was more than a room at Airbnb or a cheaper hotel, but I ended up saving money because I didn't need to rent a car. Everything was within walking distance, and I had a view of Lake Mendota, which was less than a block away. The room and all areas of the hotel were clean. The room had good sunlight during the day, and my king-size bed was quite comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was that the fan was always blowing, there was no way to turn it off. The breakfast served in the morning offered an incredible amount of choices, that was quite a treat.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded Sep 10, 2019
Dear Seaside34886438882: Thank you for leaving your five stars review! We are glad that you could enjoy our great campus location and the view of the lake. We are sorry you were not able to adjust the fan, we are notifying our maintenance staff so they can take care of that issue. We look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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Dana B wrote a review Aug 2019
Green Bay90 contributions13 helpful votes
This converted dorm has a related feel. I stayed in two different rooms, one month apart. Both were simple with no-frills, but clean and got the job done. They focused on environmental issues (recycling and towel use) and the staff was found to be friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast was plentiful and filling. We were able to walk to area restaurants and shops, as well as to meeting areas on the other parts of campus. Parking was the only issue, to be expected in this area of town, so plan ahead and reserve a space (for a fee) or bring your walking shoes. My second room had a view of the lake, which I enjoyed.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center
Responded Aug 14, 2019
Dear Dana B: We are so happy you reached out to give us a review! We are glad you experienced how convenient our location is, close to campus and shops, and we are also happy that you appreciate our environmental efforts and amenities. We look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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George R wrote a review Apr 2019
160 contributions90 helpful votes
We had a two night weekend stay here for the first time ever while attending a university organization reunion. Somehow got a room on seventh floor facing Lake Mendota. While a bit small, it was well appointed with a queen bed, full bathroom and large closet. View of the lake somewhat obstructed by other buildings. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. A breakfast highlight is eggs made to order. Oatmeal, various flavored waffles, fruit, bread and sweet rolls are available. We also attended an evening banquet in the same room as breakfast. A meal accommodating about 200 people was served efficiently. It featured meatballs and chicken with vegetables and vegetarian pasta. Two bars were available for the thirsty among us. Lowell Hall is located on Langdon Street and therefore close to the UW-Madison Campus, State Street and Lake Mendota.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Upper floor room facing Lake Mendota!
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Response from Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center
Responded Apr 25, 2019
Dear George R: Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed our location, made to order-eggs and breakfast buffet as well as our comfortable guest rooms. We are fortunate to be so close to the lake. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to campus! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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tinyfin wrote a review Apr 2019
Salina, Kansas291 contributions34 helpful votes
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Very quiet and clean hotel/room. Bed was comfortable. Room had a mini refrigerator. Shower had excellent water pressure. Breakfast buffet offered nice variety. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Apr 8, 2019
Dear tinyfin: We are thrilled you enjoyed Lowell Center and all of its outstanding amenities. We look forward to hosting you again when you are on campus! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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awesomeseminars wrote a review Feb 2019
Jerusalem, Israel174 contributions81 helpful votes
A very basic hotel which is fine for a one day visit. Check in was slow and most of the staff were students in hotel uniform. No charm or training there. Rooms are small and basic.Coffee machine didn't work. I would check other options first
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Apr 3, 2019
Dear awesomeseminars: Thanks for providing your candid feedback. We are certainly very sorry you had a less-than-excellent experience with us the check-in time. We are different than a standard hotel as we are a UW Madison campus hotel that services those affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. We apologize for your inconvenience, your satisfaction is very important to us. Thank you for leaving your feedback, it helps to us to continue bringing improvements in the areas that may be necessary. Sincerely, Lowell Center
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SciGuyMrD wrote a review Feb 2019
Park Ridge, Illinois227 contributions163 helpful votes
I was skeptical to stay in a “renovated dormitory” but once you are in the lobby it feels like any other hotel. Large, comfortable lobby area with plenty of seating and a cozy fireplace. Rooms are of average size and decor, but are clean and comfortable. Parking in small attached lot is $10 a night (if available) and, while I bristle at paying parking at a hotel, it is worth it as street parking is limited and $2/hr. Indoor pool is huge and included breakfast is above average and served in the huge downstairs dining room. Given the cost (we paid $105/night as part of a UW Hockey ticket package on a weekend) and location close to our daughter’s sorority, this is our go-to hotel. One point worth noting is that there is no bar or dining on premises but you are a two-minute walk to State St. so not a big issue for us.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center
Responded Apr 3, 2019
Dear SciGuyMrD: We are happy that you took advantage of our Hockey Promo this year and were able to enjoy our premium location in relation to State Street and the UW-Madison campus. We are delighted we became your “go-to hotel” as well! We look forward to hosting you when you are in town again! Sincerely, Lowell Center
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lowell Center
Which popular attractions are close to Lowell Center?
Nearby attractions include Memorial Union Terrace (0.2 miles), Chazen Museum of Art (0.2 miles), and University of Wisconsin - Madison (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lowell Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Lowell Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lowell Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, Bassett Street Brunch Club, and Himal Chuli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lowell Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Lowell Center located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Madison.
Does Lowell Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Lowell Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Elvis Fight Site Mini-Monument (4.6 miles) and Frank Lloyd Wright House Madison (2.6 miles).
Is Lowell Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.