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Hotel Ruby Marie

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Hinckley, Illinois
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66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is really a cool hotel. It is really beautiful and the staff does a great job in maintaining it. I could not give it an excellent rating only because of a couple quirky things. First the bed in our room is one of those antique beds, so just getting into bed the headboard would literally hit the wall. We... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Easy to find, easy check-in, good eats at the Come Back In (complimentary breakfast(s) included with your stay), complimentary drink(s) at hotel bar. The decor is vintage and charming. The room size was perfect for the two of us (mid level room), and the bathroom large with jetted tub. There were two bottles of water in the fridge, as well... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs for the train going by and its horn. Breakfast is tasty from the deli downstairs during the week or the restaurant next door on the weekends.

Thank Linda L
Sun Prairie
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you love B and Bs' and historical buildings then you will love the Hotel Ruby Marie. very Clean and historical. Lacked nice seating options in room but pretty cool. Would definitely stay again. Great breakfast at comeback in.

Thank Scott B
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at a lot of hotels but none have made me feel like I'm about to go on an impromptu ghost adventure quite like Hotel Ruby Marie. And I mean that in the most positive way possible. They even embrace it in the decor a little bit. It's fun. It looks immaculately restored from 150 years ago which gives... More 

Thank Dave L
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is an old railroad hotel it is been converted to a boutique hotel with about 20 rooms. It's it's a top several businesses that share space and very convenient for dining. It is also extremely convenient to downtown and to the lake. Each room is different and has a different view. We stayed in the largest room 23... More 

1 Thank WilliamA56
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Hotel Ruby is really not your typical B&B, it's more of a hotel even though it's advertised as a B&B. Our breakfast was in a restaurant next door and we were allowed to order anything off the menu. We had a nice lakeview room. Free convenient parking. Able to walk to numerous restaurants and bars.

1 Thank ChicagoSlats
Sawyer, Michigan
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70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to be close to the Overture Center. We were so happy to find this. We had a room full of antiques. It is close to the lakefront and Capitol. There are plenty of restaurants to chose from. They do provide a continental breakfast with fresh bakery goods. Great coffee!

1 Thank Karen B
Auburndale, Wisconsin, United States
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2016

A hotel in the heart of Madison that is as inviting as it is affordable. As romantic as a Bed & Breakfast, with more privacy and luxury. The rooms are individually decorated, spacious, clean and comfortable, and the hotel is quiet-so once in your room you wont be distracted by the bustle outside. Free parking right outside the door. Complimentary... More 

1 Thank Jenna S
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife and I were there for three nights over valantines weekend and the coldest days of the winter. Great location, a fun bar in the hotel and you get free drink tickets with your stay. A band there pretty much every night. Comes with breakfast as well. Room was great- (#13) has a fireplace. Room didn't warm up much... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Hotel Ruby Marie

Address: 524 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $83 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Ruby Marie 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Ruby Marie Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Madison
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Do not stay in a 2nd floor room near the lobby. Recommend 3rd floor for maximum quietness. Tavern next door the noise goes on quite late.”
 of 5 bubbles 472mickib, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the lake do also face a railway line, no issue for us, but may be an issue for light sleepers.”
 of 5 bubbles hannypops, Nov 1, 2015 | Read review
“Prices range based on size of room. I'd prefer room not on same side as train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccalbauer, Oct 30, 2015 | Read review
“They give you an optoin of amenities paired with the budget you have”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethj255, Oct 15, 2015 | Read review
“#27 is one of the quieter rooms in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles rachelrenee_80, Jun 29, 2015 | Read review
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