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“Nice, but overwhelmingly moldy!”
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Hillside Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice, but overwhelmingly moldy!”
Reviewed June 23, 2011

It was a nice experience, but we wouldn't do it again. Awesome view, nice amenties, good bed, linens, towels, ceramic mugs, real glasses...nice porch overlooking the river. However, it smelled overwhelmingly moldy and there was no air circulation. It was hard to breathe. Seriously.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed May 17, 2011

Loved our stay. The balcony overlooking Madison and the Ohio River is fantastic. When we first arrived, our coffee maker in the room didn't work. I called the front desk and within 2 minutes someone was there to take care of it. They couldn't fix it, so they brought us a new one. The place was nice and quiet, bed was comfortable, and I can't say enough about the balcony. We'll definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fishers, Indiana
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327 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2011

We stayed here one night in April 2011. This was a repeat visit, but the first time we had stayed in a queen deluxe room with whirlpool. Room was lovely, comfy, and very clean. The view from the balcony is splendid both day and night. Breakfast is very basic, but that's fine with us. A real pleasant place.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2011

We (meaning myself, husband, and two small children) stayed a night at this hotel. The hotel was very clean, beds were comfy, and service seemed nice. We paid for the river-view and had two doubles. The view does include the river, I would say it is worth the extra $, but the view is not what I would describe as spectacular. My kids dug it though, and that is what mattered.

Complaints: The walls are paper-thin. Now it must be noted that we were staying at the hotel during St. Patrick's Day, so a bit of drunkeness is to be expected, however we were privy to a very loud, drunk exchange with our neighbors from about 3-5am. It woke my toddler up, which led to some volume coming from our room as well. Also, the hotel was really warm, I couldn't figure out how to turn on the air, I didn't call the desk, however, so that probably could have been remedied. Location, I know Madison isn't a huge city, but it would have been nice to be within walking distance to Main Street. With kids in tow, the hill didn't look too fun to scale.

Breakfast wasn't good, but free, so take that for what its worth. But even for free hotel breakfasts, it was not good.

One bonus, there is a really fat koi fish that my kids were obsessed with. Also, you can make jokes about Frank Sinatra and Shirley McClaine (who stayed there while filming). Overall, I would stay here again, just not on Saint Patricks Day, or a busy weekend.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2011

I was there in January 2011; the Hillside provided a nice place to stay over a weekend and enjoy the beautiful town of Madison, IN. Bedding was wonderful, breakfast was adequate and the view was marvelous looking out over the entire city and river. My only real complaint was that on my floor were several smoking rooms and I had to deal with the constant odor of smoking which was frustrating. They should make the hotel smoke free!

  • Stayed January 2011
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Penney Farms, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2010

Our stay in the Hilltop Inn, (Nov. 2010), was delightful! The accomadations were extremely comfortable and the cleanliness of the Inn far exceded all expectations. Each of the staff members were friendly and helpful. It was nice to have a smiling face to greet you upon entrance. The housekeeping; well, I'd like to have her at my house. She did a wonderful job and was very courteous. Of course there's the view. Even though it was gloomy weather, the view was absolutely gorgeous.
Transportation to downtown Madison would be a wonderful addition for the Inn or town to add for guest during the winter months.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Muncie, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 11, 2010

We have been staying at the Hillside Inn since 2003. We have always found the rooms to be very clean and quiet. The staff has also been very friendly and accommodating.
The rooms have a nice closet to hang clothes, a large TV with HBO and a nice sized bath with large, fluffy clean towels and wash cloths.
Each rooms (except for the annex) has a balcony with table and chairs with the most beautiful view of Madison and the Ohio River.
Each morning they serve a deluxe continental breakfast that includes cereal, eggs, rolls, bagels, pancakes, oatmeal and juices which is very filling.
The Hillside Inn is an excellent place to spend a get-a-way night or weekend.
We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hillside Inn
Address: 831 E Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3652
Location: United States > Indiana > Madison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hillside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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