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The Lowell Center

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times and there is a significant difference between a deluxe and regular room. This time I did a deluxe and I would never go back to a standard room again. The deluxe are renovated with new bathrooms and climate control. Lots of tv channels. Breakfast was ok. Appreciated the fresh eggs. Sausage was overcooked.

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear mrm2101market, Thanks for sharing your experience! We are very proud of our deluxe rooms and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Our standard rooms are also great for short-term visits and we keep working on renovating and improving our spaces to provide the best quality service. Hope to see you at Lowell next time you are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here several times. Nothing fancy. A bit dated. But you can't beat the location just off State Street and Lake Mendota. Excellent breakfast. It's for people on university business and parents of students. Not well known, which means you have a chance of getting a room on a weekend.

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear Karen H, Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast and took advantage of our great location! Hope you stay with us next time you are in town! Lowell Center More 

Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

While the location of the Lowell Center (and the free breakfast) is great, I had a lot of problems with my rooms. The first room I was assigned to was on the first floor, and the TV did not work. There was also no AC, but they had a sufficient fan, so that was not a huge issue. The biggest... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear holzmansarah, We are certainly very sorry for the inconvenience. I'm sharing your feedback with our management team. Your satisfaction is very important to us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and we hope you consider us as a place to stay in the future. Best regards! Lowell Center More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I stayed here for an educational workshop and only because the organization booked it. Most rooms are dated, in need of repair and have no air conditioning or is controlled by the staff for the entire wing. Most people were either too hot or too cold. The topic of several days of the workshop was "is your room cold?". My... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear jathissen, We appreciate your feedback, and we want to address some of the negative issues you experienced while staying with us. Regarding the temperatures of the rooms, we are working on renovating the central air and heat condition systems and we will be adding individual controls in the rooms that currently do not have it. Please keep in mind... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The Lowell Center is not really a hotel; it's a dorm that accepts short term paying guests. It was built as a dorm and still effectively functions as one. Rooms lack individual control over temperature (some have space heaters). Carpeting is old, worn, and somewhat dirty. There are few electrical outlets. The bathrooms are dorm bathrooms -- institutional and cold.... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear Jes G, Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm certainly very sorry you had a less-than-excellent experience with us. Our convenient location is one of our perks as a hotel right on campus. Lowell Center is different from a standard hotel in that we require the customer to have some level of affiliation with the University of Wisconsin. We... More 

Kenosha, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the location and price - better than expected breakfast as well! Strong wifi, clean and well appointed. Request top floor facing lake - best views. 1 block from State Street and near the food trucks. Book a parking permit early so you can park on their ramp.

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Hi, NLeipski, Thank you for your review! We are delighted you chose us for your lodging needs. Hope to see you again! -Lowell Center More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My daughter and I came for an admitted students day in April and stayed here. Room was quiet and comfortable with a nice view of the lake. We had sun, clouds, hail, rain and snow over the course of 2 days! The breakfast was included and just right for us and I was thankful for the onsite parking. We really... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Hi, Kristin H, Thank you for sharing with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Madison is surely an interesting place to be, and hope you can stay with us next time you come to town! -Lowell Center More 

Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We checked in and looked around a bit. The lobby is spacious and lovely with a grand piano and fireplace. Our room was on the top floor, and very quiet. The staff was kind, courteous, and helpful. I've since learned that the building was a dorm in the past, and it made sense. The rooms aren't huge, but they are... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Hi, Ann T, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here! We try our best to make our guests comfortable and happy. Hope to see you soon! -Lowell Center More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

A great value for the area, when visiting the campus or attending meetings. Close to the campus, State Street (stores, restaurants & shops) and Memorial Student Union. Though the room is basic with two double beds and a bathroom with only a shower. I was here to help my daughter move some of her stuff out of storage. The rooms... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Hi, pmlk82212, We are very glad you enjoyed your stay here! Thank you for your review. Hope you stay with us again next time you are in town! -Lowell Center More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight in February with two of my children to visit my daughter who attends the University of Wisconsin. My daughter invited two of her sorrority sisters to come swim in the awesome pool and warm up after in the sauna. This was the highlight of her siblings visit! Great place for a game of "Dibble" -find the bottle cap.... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at The Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear catherinek411, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We’re glad your family enjoyed the pool and the sauna. Hope to see you again in Madison soon! -Lowell Center More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about The Lowell Center

Address: 610 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Madison, WI 53703-1104
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $89 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 137
Also Known As:
The Lowell Hotel Madison
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