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Portage, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked last minute for a night out in Madison. We were impressed by this hotel. Good location off interstate, close to casino. Room was very spacious and clean. Nice Keurig coffee makers was a plus. Morning breakfast was good. Ice cold milk was a plus! It was great coming back to hotel after a nice out and being able to...

Thank burnstad87
Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thrilled you enjoyed your stay! I'm so glad you found your room accommodating and comfortable. Always happy to help a guest out with their needs, even if it means heating up a pizza! Thanks for the kind words, and we look forward to having you back next time you're in town! All the best, Ingrid, Manager

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could travel the world staying in hotels every night and I doubt you'd find a worse front desk staff anywhere. The kid working the day shift is the worst I've ever seen and the night girl wasn't much better. This hotel obviously doesn't believe in cash, despite having things for sale, and when I voiced my frustration that they...

Thank Pearl3131
Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Though you enjoyed our location and bed, I'm sorry your customer service experience was not of the same caliber. I expect each and every guest to receive a welcoming and kind attitude from my team, and I'm disappointed we dropped the ball with you. I'll be sure to have a chat with my staff about this. Again, I apologize and...

McHenry, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were guests at your hotel on November 12, 2016. We stayed in Room 217 as part of a wedding party. At check out we mentioned to Anna that the toilet in the room did not work properly. She offered us a 20% discount on our next stay and we said that we wanted a discount on our current stay...

Thank 444Reviewer
Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

I understand your frustration, and I am so sorry it has taken us awhile to get your discount credited to you. I truly apologize for the miscommunication and will do everything I can to speed up the process. As for your book, I'm disappointed you haven't received it yet. I'll double check to make sure it was mailed out to...

Howards Grove
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the 4th year we held Our Family Christmas, at the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Madison WI. We were greeted by some new faces. Sherice greeted us as we checked -in and throughout or stay, she checked with us to make sure everything was okay. After checking- in, we met Ward. He assisted us with any needs we had...

Thank SueBobK
Ingrid R, Owner at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Words can't describe how much your feedback means to us. Thank you for noticing all the hard work we've put into our hotel in the last two years. We've always had our guests in mind, and I'm thrilled your experience has continuously improved since. Honored you've stuck with us over the past four Christmas seasons to celebrate with your family....

Montgomery, Illinois
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nites in a king suite. Everything was clean and comfortable. The front desk was efficient and cordial. I especially enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub. Breakfast bar was acceptable, but nothing special, so if a nice breakfast is important to you, plan to go out. (Still making this location a great value). It took only 10-15...

Thank PunkinPeaks
Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Glad your stay was a pleasant one! I'm so happy you were pleased with your room and our overall cleanliness. We try our best to make every guest's stay a comfortable and relaxing one! Thrilled you got the chance to take advantage of our pool and hot tub as well. If you're ever in the area again, I'd love to...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have stayed at the Magnuson Grand Hotel at least 5 times and have been very pleased with all visits. The stay is friendly, rooms are nice, and it's close to the highway. And for gamblers, the casino is right down the street.

Thank Alicia O
Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thrilled each visit has left you pleased, Alicia! We'll always make sure your room is comfortable and our service is cheery. Looking forward to having you back for more stays in the future! Sincerely, Ingrid, Manager

Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stayed here a couple of nights while getting work done at a nearby business. Reasonable price, friendly staff, breakfast OK, room clean, indoor pool OK. Casino nearby, although nothing like Vegas (hotel staff can provide coupon and request ride).

Thank TAXGUY_10
Management response:

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! You can always count on getting friendly service and a fair price with us. If you ever find yourself back in the area, we'd love to have you stay with us again! Sincerely, Ingrid, Manager

McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was the choice location for a group price with a family wedding. We started out by getting the wrong room. They quickly corrected that. Then there were no hand towels or washcloths. They brought them promptly but not enough for all the people. There was only very tepid water for showers in the morning. There were new Keurig coffee...

Thank Tammy75070
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Though some time has passed, Tammy, I still wanted to apologize for our lack of preparation. I'm sorry you were sent to the wrong room and then later left without towels in your new one. We usually have things ready to go for our guests, but it sounds like we dropped the ball this time around. Hot water, whether it's...

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here for a few years after a very bad experience with very rude employees. We decided to give them another try. Very much improved. Check in went very fast even though the poor girl had to deal with rude drunk people before us. She kept very calm even with the phone ringing like crazy and these guys...

Thank Sandy T
Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you gave us a second chance, Sandy! We've been working hard at perfecting our guest's stay, and I'm glad my team gave you the service you deserve. Looking forward to having you back next time! Sincerely, Ingrid, Manager

Walla Walla
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 9:30 pm on a Friday night. No desk attendant on hand to check us in. Two other parties arrived at the same time. Rang the bell several times and no attendant came. Finally called the front desk from the house phone. Pretty soon two female employees meandered to the desk. No apology/reason for absence was given. The first...

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Ingrid R, Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Though a few months have passed, I wanted to apologize for all the front desk confusion. I'm disappointed my team wasn't on hand at such a reasonable time. I'm not quite sure why you were told two completely different things about your payment, but I've been doing my best to make sure my team is better organized with our guests'...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new management and new renovations. A complimentary hot breakfast is served early each morning. In addition to indoor pool and hot tub, Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison provides 24-hour fitness room and business center with complimentary fax and copy service. Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison also features conference rooms and party rooms. Flat screen television in lobby. The property has a knowledgeable 24-hour front desk staff eager to help guests with any questions. Wine, champagne and beer available on site until 2am. Many packages available including golf packages and casino packages. Frequent stay program and discounts available upon request. Rate match guarantee program available upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Grand Hotel

Address: 3510 Millpond Road, Madison, WI 53718-6810 (Formerly Grand Hotel Madison)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: €61 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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