The James Madison Inn has become our favorite place to stay when going to the Masters. It is about 1 1/4 hours from Augusta and is an easy drive from ATL. The Inn is not on the Freeway but in the town of Madison about 3 miles from the exit. Being in the town offers several nice restaurants in the town square. You get a room in a historic building and the staff are all very nice. Breakfast is a buffet including waffle-maker, quiche, meats, pastries, etc.
We have reserved one of the suites each time because we have 3 people (2nd bed is a sofa bed). There is a small kitchen in the hallway between the two rooms and it is very nice. There are only 2 drawbacks with the Inn and they are the same as previous. The walls are not very thick so if your neighbors are loud, you will hear them (same as rowdy folks outside). Luckily all was pretty quiet by 11:00. Also, at least one train comes thru town each morning. This time the train blew its horn between 4 and 4:30 am each day. It's not the Inn's fault, but just fact.
We had an enjoyable stay and look forward to returning if we get Masters tickets again.
- 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