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#7 of 65 hotels in Madison
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.2
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Graduate Madison is just a block from campus, ideally set alongside Lake Mendota on historic Langdon Street and around the way from Memorial Union Terrace. We are nestled between the bustling shops and stops on State Street and majestic Capitol Square
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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4.5 of 5 bubbles559 reviews
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The Graduate Madison garners high marks for its cleanliness, with guests frequently lauding spotless rooms and a well-maintained property. Its unique and playful atmosphere, accentuated by thematic decor, is a hit among visitors, as is the prime location that makes city exploration a breeze. The staff's friendly and efficient service enhances the guest experience, while the charming rooms, despite occasional size or noise issues, are celebrated for their comfort and distinctive style. While some guests find the pricing to be a good value, others feel the costs are steep. The hotel's themed amenities, including a rooftop bar and pet-friendly policy, add to the overall appeal.
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Economical
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Service
Friendly
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Well-appointed
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Sue wrote a review Mar 2024
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A great hotel in a perfect location in a(hidden) green of a city. I love Madison and the Graduate puts you right in the heart of things. People make places, and the Graduate team were there to help. We had a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Audrey W wrote a review Feb 2024
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We stayed at the Graduate Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. We had one specific worker who was especially helpful. Jayde was so great and very welcoming! She helped us find good places to go and gave us great recommendations. I would definitely love to come visit the town and stay in that hotel again if the workers are always that kind and generous.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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KathyRon D wrote a review Feb 2024
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States43 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed overnight on a Thursday at the Graduate in Madison. Located right in the heart of the city and UW Madision and in close proximity to many venues. LOTS of students. Were able to walk to the Capitol building, and a number of bar/restaurants. We had a group of 5 and walked quite a bit, encountering quite a few homeless people. Lots of people out and about, so never felt unsafe, but sad to see so much homelessness, especially in a college town. The rooms were very nice and the bed was super comfortable. Note that parking is at a premium so it was necessary to use the valet parking, which was an additional charge.
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Responded Feb 15, 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at our hotel and that the location worked for your group. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Bairsmom wrote a review Jan 2024
Denver, Colorado23 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed two nights while attending a planning meeting for business, and this property had all the amenities that I needed. The front desk staff were welcoming - friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The room was super cute and very comfortable. I liked the bright colors and quality of the furnishings. There were the right amount of power outlets and wifi was good. I was glad to have extra blankets and the window coverings provided privacy as well as keeping the room warm on a unusually cold night. The workout room is small, but has a good variety of equipment that was functioning properly. I had it all to myself both mornings! I look forward to staying here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lauren Lightfoot, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Madison
Responded Jan 29, 2024
Thank you so much for sharing! We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful experience. We appreciate the kind words about our staff and hotel. We cannot wait to see you again soon!
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978charles wrote a review Jan 2024
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From the check-in to the check-out the staff was very professional, my room was great, and the valet parking was easy and efficient. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Madison for either business or personal.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 26, 2024
Thank you for sharing! We are thrilled you had a great visit and hope to welcome you back soon. :-)
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B.W. wrote a review Jan 2024
Wheaton, Illinois10 contributions16 helpful votes
Norris was awesome! Everyone was so helpful while we were there to visit the university! This was particularly nice since we were there on a cold and snowy day. We will stay there again! Not to mention the decor is absolutely darling. Such a fun place!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lauren Lightfoot, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Madison
Responded Jan 20, 2024
Thank you for sharing! We are happy to hear that you had a great experience at Graduate Madison and that we were able to provide an enjoyable time for you inside, despite the weather outside. :-) I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Norris! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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talk2me55 wrote a review Jan 2024
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expensive. when we made reservations on line it started out at $107.00 for one queen size bed, by the time I booked it, it came to 164.00 due to a lot of extra fees that I have never heard of before. It was close to downtown where we wanted to be able to walk so we went ahead and booked it anyway. Once we got there, there was nowhere to park, other than their parking garage by valet. The cost I was told was 34.00 for overnight. Once I was home I received an email and was charged $53.20 with more added fees. Upon arrival they give you a coupon for a free drink in their bar upstairs and a coupon for a coffee in their restaurant. The bar had a private party using it so was not open to the public until 10:00 pm We also could not get the wifi to work and stopped at the front desk. Was told to try again, that some people do experience issues with it. Over-all, it was nice, clean and comfortable. super close to downtown, just didn't like the added expenses. They were things like parking sales tax, property amenity fee, property amenity fee state sales tax, property amenity fee city occupancy tax. These were the same type of add on when we booked. Even though it was a nice place I would not stay again nor would I recommend it to anyone
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Response from Lauren Lightfoot, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Madison
Responded Jan 19, 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you had concerns with the Wifi as well as confusion on your charges. We would be happy to discuss your statement further to explain each item and ensure you were charged correctly. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@graduatemadison.com with your reservation information and we are happy to assist.
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Jessica J wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great experience, rooms were nice and our work party at camp trippalindee was a hit. Wonderful food, drinks, and staff. Bartenders were awesome. Great space and venue to host parties we will definitely come back in the future. Perfect walking distance to bars
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lauren Lightfoot, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Madison
Responded Jan 17, 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are so glad that you had a great experience at our hotel and that your group had a wonderful party at Camp Trippalindee! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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cake1116 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The hotel was excellent. Located close to restaurants and bars. Front desk staff was very friendly. The valet, Norris, was a welcoming site after the long drive. His smile was infectious and could not have been more helpfu! I will recommend the Madison Graduate to all my friends.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Lauren Lightfoot, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Madison
Responded Jan 11, 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had an excellent visit with us, from our location to interactions with our teams. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Norris. We hope to see you back at Graduate Madison soon!
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Eden E wrote a review Jan 2024
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When we stayed for the weekend at the Graduate, The valet service was great and very prompt! Would definitely recommend for its seamlessness alone! Jesse was the main person we worked with & they were very professional.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lauren Lightfoot, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Madison
Responded Jan 11, 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that you had a great experience with our valet team and will be sure to pass along your comments to Jesse! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
$178 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
campus hotel madison
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dahlmann Campus Inn
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinMadison
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Madison
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Madison?
Nearby attractions include Memorial Union Terrace (0.2 miles), University of Wisconsin - Madison (0.2 miles), and Chazen Museum of Art (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Madison?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Madison?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Madison?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Madison?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Madison?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, Short Stack Eatery, and Bassett Street Brunch Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Madison?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Graduate Madison located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Madison.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Madison?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Graduate Madison?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Madison?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Elvis Fight Site Mini-Monument (4.6 miles) and Frank Lloyd Wright House Madison (2.6 miles).