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Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center
Ranked #28 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Leitchfield, kentucky
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“only one thing wrong”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

This was the first Clarion hotel I've ever stayed in and I must say it was a very pleasant experience! Wonderful staff, upon arrival we had an issue with our bank card and they were very friendly and helpful to get us in our room. Once in the room it was really clean, and spacious. The Fridge was one of the more bigger ones we've ever had in a hotel room. This, for us, was a great thing as we did a lot of "specialty" grocery shopping and it was nice to not have to keep everything in a cooler. The rooms are very quiet despite being located right by an elevator. They have free beer and wine with snacks at night and a selection of local beer to purchase! If you're ever in Wisconsin Try the spotted cow!! Best beer ever! The free breakfast in the morning is really good as well. A lot of options, and the menu changes each day..one day we had sausage with eggs, the next corn beef hash with eggs, and biscuits and gravy! all of which were delicious.

My only complaint the entire 3 night stay was the bed. The pillows are great the comforter and sheets are soft and warm, but the bed is very very firm and we found ourselves shuffling a lot at night to try and get comfortable along aching backs in the morning.. we found ourselves taking ibuprofen and naps on the couch which is surprisingly comfortable to remedy haha.

Overall it was a terrific hotel, friendly staff, very clean and accommodating. Word of advice though to improve this hotel..softer mattresses or at least maybe layer some memory foam or something over the mattress.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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ClarionSuitesMadison, General Manager at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our hotel. We appreciate the time you took to detail everything about your stay and your pleasant experience. We hope that you will return in the future!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Great hotel. Large rooms, great value, courteous staff. Choice of goodies upon check in. Free bottled waters in the room. Rooms are very spacious. Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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ClarionSuitesMadison, General Manager at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We certainly take pride in the comfort of our guests and we appreciate hearing that our guests are happy with their stay. Thank you again and we look forward to your return.
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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

This hotel connects to the exhibition center and offers a decent free breakfast and a happy hour at night. There is no gift shop or any large hotel amenities. The rooms are clean, staff attentive, but no food and beverage facilities. Closest food place is Coliseum Bar about a mile away. No gas stations nearby.Taxi service not prompt from latest visit. Plenty parking.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Brian12154
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ClarionSuitesMadison, General Manager at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review of our hotel. We are happy to provide accomodations for our guests attending events at The Alliant Energy Center. We appreciate hearing from all of our guests and recieving feedback. Our front desk staff is able to assist our guests with directions to restaurants and gas stations. We also provide shuttle service to area restaurants if needed. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you return on your next visit to Madison!
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed here & were astounded with the outstanding hospitality. Everyone was incredibly nice & accomodating. They have a free happy hour with light snacks & beer and wine which was great. They also had a free breakfast that was hot & made to order. It was really convenient because we were going to a concert that was being held across the parking lot. The hotel also shares the lot with a convention center. I left something there on accident. I called a month after the fact & they had the item. The manager took a trip to the post office to mail it back to me. I couldn't believe it! We got an incredible deal so I guess the price has to do with the timing based on some other reviews. Regardless, it is worth it for the convenience & hospitality.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank ShannonfromChicago
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ClarionSuitesMadison, General Manager at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding The Clarion Suites. We appreciate hearing from our guests and work very hard to create a pleasant stay for those who choose our hotel. Thank you again!
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Chicago suburbs, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

Have stayed here several times now, during the big Canoecopia canoe & kayak paddling expo in March.
The rooms have always been comfortable and clean, there's lots of room in the lobby area, and a room with a couple of computers. Can't beat the location if there for a show/event at the Alliant Center as it's connected. The workout room isn't much to speak of, but there are three treadmills (which work), a bike a stepper and a set of weight machines. Good enough, though the ventilation in the room could be better. Decent indoor pool. Friendly, helpful staff. Good place to stay. Breakfast is OK..

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank RAIMIS2
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ClarionSuitesMadison, General Manager at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Thank you so very much for taking the time to post your review about our hotel. Our staff works hard to provide clean and comfortable accomodations to our guests. It is very satisfying to hear good things from them! Thank you again!
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Ely, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

I stay at this same Clarion each year. It connects to the building where I do a canoe/paddling outdoor show each March.

The motel is always clean, employees are very nice & helpful, free parking. They have an evening hour for "Happy Hour" with snacks too. Their breakfast can be something they make each morning like scrambled eggs/bacon/sausage/gravy and biscuits or you can make your own waffle, enjoy fresh fruit, different kinds of juice, milk, coffee, bagels, and toast.

The rooms all have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and they give you plenty of towels for the bathroom. You get four pillows, 2 different firmness types)

Is it cheap? No. But for "cheap" you'd never get all the ammentities that the Clarion offers. It is a very good price and worth the money you pay.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Thank icanoewenonah
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Winona, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

My girlfriend and I went to the brad paisley concert and stayed in the perfect place. Very clean rooms, spacious rooms, and had a FREE social hour. Then walked to our concert. Kinda expensive but worth it!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thank Joel D
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ClarionSuitesMadison, General Manager at Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, responded to this review, February 26, 2012
Joel D.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at The Clarion Suites. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the concert! We hope that you will choose to return. When making your next reservation, ask for the "bounce back special". As a return guest you will be eligible for a discount when you return! Thank you again.
G. Niesl General Manager
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Property: Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center
Address: 2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713-1444
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to stay with us at The Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI! Our hotel is adjacent to The Alliant Energy Center Campus and connected to The Exhibition Hall. We are conveniently located near downtown Madison, The Monona Terrace, The UW Campus, Camp Randall, The Kohl Center, UW Hospitals, Meriter Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Our hotel is also 20 minutes from Epic Systems training facility.Our rooms are spacious with one or two Queen Beds, Sitting Areas with Queen Sofa Sleepers and Microwave Wvens and Refrigerators. All guests recievd a Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet and a Complimentary Social Hour (M-Sat. We have an indoor pool/whirlpool, Free WIFI and 32" Flat Screen TV's. Complimentary Shuttle service to/from Dane County Regional Airport is offered from 7am-10pm daily. ... more   less 
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