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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location - the good - easy walking to capitol, U of WI and State St. The bad is that it is located among college housing. Was woke up twice in the night by students yelling. Property - feels newly renovated, well decorated, good bed, nice pillows. However, room was small. Wife and I kept bumping into each other. The room...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Greg B, Thank you for your review. While we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location and comfortable accommodations, it is concerning that the accessibility of the shower and equipment in the fitness center did not meet your standards. We are committed to providing a memorable and satisfying experience to all of our guests. Should you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and comfort was perfect. Loved the College theme. It was a tight squeeze from the parking to the bathroom. Location to state street could NOT be any better! No view from room but rooftop was nice. Madison Blind restaurant on 7th floor was modern and quoint. Didn't eat there, but had some nice cocktails. Would definitely stay again.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear kelliooooo, Thank you for your review. The Madison Blind offers panoramic views of Lake Mendota and the Capitol building, as well as craft cocktails and homegrown local favorites. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our rooftop retreat and look forward to your return. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager

Westport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I begin by noting that my wife and I were paying about $250 per night for a junior suite- not an inexpensive price point for a hotel in Madison. The hotel seems designed to a three star quality standard, with its main appeal being location: it is very centrally located within the University of Wisconsin campus area. Our central issue...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear ptmarts, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. It is disappointing to discover that your standards were not met during your visit. We pride ourselves on our quality of service and are disheartened by the unusual issues that you encountered. Should you find that any aspect of our hotel does not meet your expectations,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had given this a top rating based on my first stay, calling it the "best kept secret". Our experience since then has been disappointing. The location is still wonderful, as is the concept, so two points for that, but the place is already getting a bit shabby and more importantly the service, particularly the front desk, has become aloof...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Thomas H, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. While we are pleased to hear that you found our location to be convenient to your stay, we regret hearing that you found our service to be below your expectations. Should you encounter any issues during your visit, we invite you to contact our team at any time...

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The whole concept of this hotel is great. The atmosphere is great in the lobby - however the "atmosphere" shouldn't travel up the elevator in to your room. Twice I had to check to see if our room window was open I could so clearly hear the family next door. Also - while the front desk staff was very nice...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Sail51, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our locally themed hotel and the vibrant atmosphere of our lobby. However, it is a concern to hear that you encountered an issue with our valet service. We apologize for this confusion, as we do offer this service upon request in partnership with a nearby facility. On...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to be next to State Street, UW campus and Greek houses, and your child goes to UW, then this hotel is perfect for you. Otherwise, stay somewhere else. Rooms were okay. Very very small. Bathroom was like a closet with a pocket door to close it off. Walls thin. You can hear your neighbors. Parking lot below...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear 165vacationmom123, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you chose Graduate Madison while visiting your child. However, it is troubling that your time with us was less than satisfactory. It is our goal to provide an unforgettable experience with each visit. Should you find yourself in Madison in the future, we would love to have the opportunity to...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff at this hotel really knows how to treat their guests. We had a small snag at check in and the manager went above and beyond to make us happy. Location is great and rooms are acceptable for a college town. I would definitely stay here again.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear golfballguy, How lovely to hear your stay was elevated with an exceptional level of service from our colleagues. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to providing you with another memorable stay in the near future. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager

Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a gem in downtown Madison. I can't say enough about the decor and the attention to detail. Your room key looks like a Student ID. Your room looks like it could be a college dorm but way cooler and more comfortable. They are not spacious. At least the room I had and the bathroom would've been cramped if I...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear JuFall, We appreciate your thoughts. It is pleasing to hear you were impressed with the nostalgic details of our property, in addition to your inspiring dining experience at The Madison Blind. It has been a pleasure to host you and we hope you will be back soon. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice decor and atmosphere. How I would envision a dorm room redecorated by the Dead Poet's Society. Uber preppy and collegiate-esque circa 1950's. Very clean and good location to the university. Would stay here again

Thank MnLe
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear MnLe, Thank you for sharing. It is pleasing to know our unique, collegiate theme was a highlight of your visit at Graduate Madison. We are looking forward to your return. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager

Ipswich, UK
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The location of the hotel is excellent, nice and central but just enough off the main drag to not be too noisy. It has a nice rooftop bar, albeit slightly rules based - no smoking outside (!) no glasses - OK, understood to some extent but too many rules, eh... The decor though is interesting and differentiates it from a...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear xtrapnel, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. From our central location to our rooftop bar, it sounds like you found a lot to love during your visit. While it sounds like you enjoyed our unique décor of our guestrooms, we’re sorry to hear about the noise in your room. We have...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Graduate Madison- where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. The Graduate Hotel in Madison is just a block from campus, ideally set alongside Lake Mendota on historic Langdon Street, and around the way from Memorial Union Terrace. Our Madison hotel is nestled between the bustling shops and stops on State Street and majestic Capitol Square- the perfect spot for a campus visit, company meet up or place to pop by for a fresh pressed juice, signature brew or inspired rooftop view. Come on over and linger in the lobby with a copy of The Badger Herald, enjoy a sweet or treat at our coffee & juice bar, Portage Pi, and get your consummate collegiate on in our Mad-for-plaid digs. So whether you're dropping in for a show at the Overture Center, in town for a meeting, or gearing up to "Jump Around" at Camp Randall, we're here to make it memorable. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate- get ready to be inspired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Madison

Address: 601 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703-1103 (Formerly Dahlmann Campus Inn)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: €100 - €240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Madison 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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Also Known As:
Campus Hotel Madison
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#14 Business Hotel in Madison
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“Room on an upper floor looking towards the lake”
 of 5 bubbles rochelled500, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are tight, especially doubles. Great bar on rooftop.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewsK8357FN, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Select something at the corners of the building so you have light and a view.”
 of 5 bubbles Pickyone599, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“It may be loud if there are weekend university events.”
 of 5 bubbles M_Phillips2014, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Third floor facing Langdon was fine, except for the short time when all the kids stumble home from the bars...”
 of 5 bubbles BayAreaSloz, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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