Upon arriving at the James Madison Inn, I was thrilled with the overall appearance and with my room, very comfy, fireplace, great linens, etc. Great location as well. But as the stay went on, I got concerned. I was on the front of the building (park side) and it was very noisy with ongoing traffic, including big trucks. But they assured me that it would quiet down at night, which it did, from 11pm-6am. But that was not the worst of it. I was on the second floor and the 3rd floor is a private residence...with hardwood floors...and you could hear every step the lady of the house (wearing heals) made all night...and their guests until 3am. What a shame. So with that said, get a room not on the park side and on the 1st floor . Also they provided a very nice breakfast. Wish there was coffee in the room, though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in historic downtown Madison, The James Madison Inn and Conference Center is within walking distance of antebellum homes, graceful parks, stellar shops, art & antique galleries, spas and fine restaurants. It is elegantly appointed and offers a unique, luxurious way to experience Madison. Seventeen rooms and two suites in this boutique hotel set the stage for luxurious Southern hospitality. With paintings of landmarks, custom furniture and peerless service, the inn brings local lore and Southern charm to life for guests. ... more less