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“While a beautiful Inn, pick your room carefully” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The James Madison Inn

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The James Madison Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lewisville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“While a beautiful Inn, pick your room carefully”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

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.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Carol H
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jamesmadisoninn, General Manager at The James Madison Inn, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
We are delighted you are thrilled with the amenities in our guest rooms and our included breakfast. Unfortunately, with our convenient location in the heart of downtown Madison, there are some circumstances surrounding noise beyond our control. We do make a concerted effort to describe the differences in experiential nuances between our rooms when a choice in location/assignment is available. Your recommendation for a 1st floor room, still affording a great view of Town Park, is spot on. Thanks to Carol H for this insightful review!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Room furnishings, accommodations, service and location were excellent. Buffet breakfast in the morning was more than adequate, plenty of choices and wonderful service. Treated my husband for his birthday, and included some pampering in their spa for both of us. He said it was his best birthday gift ever!!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pat S
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Georgia
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83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We enjoyed a special New Year's Weekend offer at the James Madison Inn and felt we received a lot of value for the price paid. Our room was nicely furnished with luxurious bedding, towels and robes. There was a fireplace with gas logs and many thoughtful touches in the bedroom and bath. I would caution light sleepers to ask for a "market view" room since the "park view" rooms have some traffic noise. There is also a railroad track quite nearby, but the trains weren't a big problem. We enjoyed our dinner (and the free dessert or glass of wine) at the Town 220 restaurant next door. The breakfast offered at the inn is described as "continental" but featured much more, including quiche, waffles, sausages, fresh fruit, breads, juices.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank GeorgiaTravelers51
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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Our large group descended on this small, boutique hotel and was granted fabulous, personalized service by the able staff. We had an amazing experience, and truly enjoyed the deluxe rooms with rain showerheads in the bath, and lovely gas fireplaces in the rooms.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank historiccitydweller
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Nice place. Needs more services like bell service to help with luggage. Place is really nice.

Suggest better Bfast.

Suites are amazing. Nicely appointed. Perfectly layed out.

The vision was outstanding. Execution needs improvement. I'd stay here anytime. Lovely place

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard N
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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295 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were welcomed from the very first moment. The room was large and luxurious with fireplace. We got two free glasses of wine for dinner at the restaurant next door. All-in-all, a very nice experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bikehog
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Easley, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I can't say enough to anyone who will listen to what a wonderful inn the James Madison is!!! Every, single, solitary detail has been thought out. Luxury, comfort, beauty...all in one place. I will most definitely be back any chance I get! I'm so glad my son is marrying a gal from Madison, so I have even more excuses to come back to the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pamela D
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Additional Information about The James Madison Inn

Property: The James Madison Inn
Address: 260 W Washington St, Madison, GA 30650-1210 (Formerly The James Madison Inn and Conference Center)
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Location: United States > Georgia > Madison
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
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 

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