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Riverboat Inn and Suites
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent situated”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We've spend 4 nights at the Riverboat Inn, room 210.
The room was clean, big enough with two Queensize beds.
Bathroom was basic but clean and functional.
The rooms are the second floor of the main building are in my opinion the best choice

Coffee and tea are available during the day, for free, and soda's are at one dollar a can.
There is a lot of room outside to sit, relax and enjoy the sight. Price / quality this is a good choice.

One tip : why not improving the breakfast and increasing the rate with 10 dollars? If you do this then i will reward 5 stars next time.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Peter N
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riverboatmadison, Guest Relations Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
We are glad you and your wife had a nice stay visiting your daughter! Thank you for the recommendation we are always looking to improve our facilities. Please come and visit us again if you get the chance!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Versailles, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Paddle Wheel facility over the weekend. It was so relaxing! The room was very comfortable and we enjoyed the view. We were able to walk to the Key West Shrimp restaurant and enjoy a great meal. Afterwards we walked to the Riverboat Inn for drinks and great music by the fire. The view at night of the bridge was really beautiful. The staff were just wonderful and friendly. Kathy, the owner, was so much fun to talk to - she's an amazing woman with a lot of personality! Bonnie the bartender and Teresa at the front desk were just great too! We plan on definitely coming back to enjoy the Inn and Madison! Thanks for a memorable weekend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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4 Thank EH1256
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riverboatmadison, Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you know, we loved having you and your daughter here and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Terry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in October.
The rooms are small but very clean. The staff is wonderful always willing to help with places
To go to around town, very friendly!!
The balcony was awesome get to enjoy the Ohio river

Room Tip: Request to river side
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank OsmondFan1
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Rockville, Indiana
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed for three nights in November for a nearby conference. The room was clean, very nicely decorated and we liked the view of the river and bridge. The staff was nice and very helpful. The only shortcomings we encountered were the breakfast consisted of toast or cereal and the toaster did not work well. There was no iron or ironing board in the room and the ironing board provided later did not stay up. We would however strongly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Madison.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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riverboatmadison, Front Office Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Riverboat! Please come back to visit with us and we'll insure things are working better for you.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in the off season so we got a really good deal. The rooms are small but very comfortable. They're decorated like a home instead of an institution- real towels and bedding. The staff was very friendly and helpful. At night, they lit fires on the patio and the guests actually socialized! We will be back!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank konboo
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riverboatmadison, Front Office Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
We are certainly glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are also glad that you enjoyed the fire on the back deck. It is a great gathering place! Let us know what we can do in the future to enhance your experience staying with us at the Riverboat Inn!
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Sellersburg, Indiana
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over the past weekend on a getaway weekend to Madison. The first night we stayed in the small building behind the main hotel. The room was small but very clean and nice. The bed very comfortable and the walk to the main hotel was easy, so we could make use of the great deck that overlooks the Ohio River. We checked out the next morning and went into town and stopped at a fall festival, decided to stay another night and returned to the Riverboat Inn. The room for that night was in the building they call the Paddlewheel, which is located behind the hotel and off to the left. The room there was slightly larger, but the smell was terrible. Someone tried to cover the smell with an air freshener that plugs inn and it was so strong that it was hard to breathe. This hotel really caters to bikers. Nothing against them, but the building we stayed in on the second night was full of them and the noise level was too much. Also, this group partied on the deck and was so loud, we thought it was Spring Break at the beach. We were very disappointed with the second night and will not stay in that building again. The staff is amazing and was so helpful, but there are lots of little things that could be improved on here. For the money, we could have stayed other places. The deck on the river was definitely the selling point for us.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Angela S
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riverboatmadison, Front Office Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate the comments. We apologize for the room not being up to our or your standards. We also apologize for your placement in our facilities. We do try to separate the partiers from others, but are not always successful at doing that. Do let us know what other ideas you have to improve our services so that we can better serve you and others in the future!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We came to Madison for our anniversary and decided to try the Riverboat Inn. It was much better than we anticipated. The staff was more than friendly. We especially enjoyed, Kathy, the owner. She was soo nice. The room was great. The best part was the beautiful grounds with the large decks, with plenty of seating and lots of firepits. We loved sitting out on the couch, next to the firepit, watching the Ohio River, listening to the guitar player, and drinking a cold Bud Light from the bar. It was so relaxing, and perfect. We will be back. Thanks!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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riverboatmadison, Front Office Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thanks for celebrating your anniversary with us at the Riverboat. We do always enjoy people joining us for their important celebrations. We are also glad that you enjoyed the entertainment while you were here. When you return, be sure to let us know how we can improve your time as our guests.
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Additional Information about Riverboat Inn and Suites

Property: Riverboat Inn and Suites
Address: 906 E First St, Madison, IN 47250-3623
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Indiana > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an American-owned hotel. We try hard to be the best we can be. All our rooms are individually decorated with the cutest amenities. Flat screen TVs, pillow top beds, fireplaces, hardwood floors, mini refrigerators, microwaves, free breakfast on weekends, free wi-fi, live music on Sat.evening, full lounge, and much more. Our riverfront patios are enclosed and heated in the winter so you can enjoy the view even if it is cold! We are Madison's only riverfront hotel and just minutes walking distance to historic downtown Madison. Lets us know ahead of time and we will pick you up at the Madison airport or marina.We can also take you downtown or pick you up if you let us know.We also have 2/3/and 4 bedroom condos on the property. ... more   less 
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