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Graduate Madison

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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Rooms are small. They don't provide sheets for pull-out couch unless you call down to desk, and then they only provide one. No shower gel in shower. And as of 2pm, no sign of housekeeping. When call to front desk, advised that "they'll get around to it." Cute lobby but that's about it.

Thank Dana D
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Dana D, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience. I'm sorry that you had a few issues with our housekeeping service; this is not our standard - sofa beds should be made up when we know our guests plan to use them and although we strive to get our guests rooms made up as early...

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Loved how close the we were to shopping on State Street. Cool vibe in lobby and friendly staff made the stay wonderful! Parking was a challenge, not enough spots for all guests. However parking available a block away in a ramp and The Graduate pays. Can't wait to visit again when the farmers market returns.

Thank jboettcher3
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear jboettcher3, I'm glad you had such a great visit and enjoyed the hotel! We appreciate your staying with us and glad we could be part of a fun girls weekend. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Dane County farmers market is a wonderful weekly event to come back for and we'd be honored to be your host!...

Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Recently in Madison for the state bowling tournament, we chose the Graduate due to being close to State Street. The location was perfect, ended up walking to the Kohl's Center for a UW hockey game. Loved the feel and look of the hotel, I will be back for a date night with the spouse. Staff was super friendly. Only slight...

Thank gp03214
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear gp, So glad you had an opportunity to take advantage of our proximity to the Kohl Center for your recent visit and I sincerely appreciate your very nice comments about the service of our staff. Please accept my apologies for our not better communicating our parking fee (we will address that) but I'm glad you found it to be...

Reviewed 25 February 2016

The staff at the Graduate were wonderful, helpful and very friendly! The decor is really cool, loved it! My room was, well, like a dorm room! The room was quiet, has a small refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron, and coffee maker, and a large flat screen TV wall mounted. The room was very clean, and the bathroom has a large...

Thank BorealisC
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Borealis, Thank you for your very kind comments regarding the service and friendliness of our staff. I'm glad you had an opportunity to enjoy so many things within walking distance and had such a great experience in the Madison Blind! Thank you for your loyalty - we're forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager Graduate...

Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at the hotel before the renovation and name change. What an improvement. Lobby inviting and great. Love the coffee shop. Rooms are nice. The restaurant - bar is fantastic. Great location if you are visiting the university - steps away from everything. Shuttle service to/from airport so no need for a car. Our go to place for...

Thank suzb2
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear suzb2, Thank you for sharing your impressions of your recent visit. I'm so glad that you enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel, and sincerely appreciate your recommending us to others. Your loyalty in the past and for your future visits to Madison is also appreciated, and I hope you will let me know how we can make your...

Reviewed 19 February 2016

We're locals, stayed downtown for a night out. Access to State Street, Overture Center, food, etc. was great, even in winter weather walking was easy. Quirky cool spaces throughout. Nice ambiance on 7th floor - Madison Blind - will be back for dinners and views. Will send visitors here.

Thank Vwn2
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Vwn2, Thanks for taking a few minutes to share your very nice comments about the hotel. I'm so glad you found us and look forward to seeing you again. It's always great when we have become a local resident's go-to for a fun getaway and memorable dining experiences! Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager Graduate Madison 608-257-4391 bwelllman@graduatemadison.com Graduate Madison...

Reviewed 17 February 2016

The first night, they didn't clean my room. I told the front desk. They promised it would be cleaned. The second night they didn't clean my room. I told the front desk. They promised it would be cleaned. Rinse. Lather. Repeat

Thank Brad W
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Brad, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm deeply disappointed and sorry that our housekeeping team let you down by missing your room multiple times during your stay. I'm sure you know this is absolutely not our standard and there is no excuse for it. I am addressing the issue with our housekeeping manager and...

Long Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I was very excited to see and stat at the old Campus Inn location after its full renovation into its new Graduate Hotel. Besides the lively decor, the staff was warm and welcoming. They were very accommodating in getting our room ready early when our plans were a little altered. Rooms are on the smaller size (they have always been)...

Thank Wendy M
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, I'm so glad you had such a great stay and sincerely appreciate your taking a few minutes time to submit such a glowing review! We look forward to welcoming you back and appreciate your loyalty. Please let us know how we make your next visit even more enjoyable. Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager Graduate Madison 608-257-4391 bwelllman@graduatemadison.com Graduate...

Northampton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Spent a week in Madison for work. This was my second trip this month and the first time at the Graduate. My only regret is that I didn't know about this place the first time I was here. The Graduate has a funky style which works well in this college town. The rooms were smaller than the rooms you would...

Thank Busin3ssTrav3l
Bill W, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Busin3ssTrav3l, Great to hear that you found us and I'm so glad that we've become your new favorite place to stay in Madison. I appreciate the very nice comments regarding our staff and will pass them along - they sincerely enjoy making our guests feel special and making sure their business travel needs are taken good care of throughout...

Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Loved staying at Graduate Madison. The location is central, just off state street with plenty of shops and restaurants, near campus and the Capitol. I didn't use the parking, but it seems like a reasonable rate for the location. The hotel decor is quirky and contemporary. Everything was clean and modern. My single room was on the small side, but...

Thank Kimberly W
Spencer C, Front Office Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Kimberly, Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts on our hotel. I'm happy to hear that the hotel's aesthetic and location made for an enjoyable stay on your business trip. The single rooms are the smallest room type in the hotel, but we do have many other more spacious room types available. I look forward to your next stay,...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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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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