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Riverboat Inn and Suites

906 E 1st St, Madison, IN 47250-3623
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#2 of 8 hotels in Madison
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Tricia MartinMyers wrote a review Sep 2021
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Had reservations for a girls weekend, which I had to cancel due to the death of my Mother-In-Law. I called on Monday she went into Cardiac Arrest, no oxygen to her brain for 20 minutes. I knew she would not make it through the week, which she passed just before midnight on Thursday. I was told they have a 7 day cancellation policy, said they would try to rent out if possible. I don't think this happened because of everything else that happened. Thursday I called and they did not rent out, she asked did I want to cancel of course I wasn't going to get a refund nor was I able to reschedule. My friend that was going with me, called on Friday and explained the situation again, asking if they would allow us to reschedule. The clerk stated that she would need to talk to the Manager, due to the situation they should be able to do something. On Saturday still no return call, she gave them one more chance and called back talking to the Manager. They states I seen the message just not sure what we were supposed to do... they thought my husband passed (which to me that is even worse). At this time they needed to talk to Manager to see if they would allow to reschedule. Today is Monday and no one has returned any calls. I just feel they could have been a little more sensitive due to the circumstances.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: make sure that you know if an emergency happens they are not compassionate and will not work with...
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Chris R wrote a review Jun 2021
Peru, Indiana20 contributions
Enjoy a little bit of Madison history. Old historic buildings that have been quaintly renovated. Wonderful view of the river from the porch on the Paddle Wheel rooms. Front desk check in had that at home feel. Just like you're family. Nice stay away from the chain hotels.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
jempottery wrote a review Jun 2021
Waynesville, North Carolina20 contributions2 helpful votes
Reading the other reviews all I can say is they must not have stayed in the pet friendly room I stayed in. I agree the view is perfect and the staff here including the owner are all friendly. It stops there... I could deal with the small room ( my husband had to sit on the bed if I needed to get by ( and no it’s not my size 100 pounds) the room is really that small. They warn you no pizza eating or wine drinking in bed. I was confused when they told us that at check in but realized the bed is the only place to sit in the room. The bathroom is so dirty with mold and filth. I will indeed post some photo’s. So dirty that my husband wanted to go buy some flip flops to shower. Madison is a wonderful walkable town and is well worth the visit however if traveling with a pet beware.. the pet friendly room is not even fit for your dog.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Beware of traveling with a pet. Choose another hotel
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MiJa55 wrote a review Mar 2021
The Cincinnati Region182 contributions109 helpful votes
So...I love the location. Our room needed a good scrubbing. I found myself putting the sheets on the bed and the room did not appear clean right down to the toilet 🤢. Love the hometown feel and live music you find here but would have enjoyed a cleaner room.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Judy C wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions
We love the riverboat! Kathy and Terri are great. Room clean and beds so comfortable. Amazing view!! We have. Been coming down for years and are never disappointed. We can just relax or visit with friends. Such a peaceful place! Thank you to all the staff too!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverboat Inn and Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Nearby attractions include Historic District (0.9 km), Mad Paddle Brewstillery (1.1 km), and Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hinkle's Sandwich Shop, Hong Kong Kitchen, and The Red Roaster Coffee and Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Riverboat Inn and Suites offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverboat Inn and Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanier Mansion State Historic Site (1.5 km), Historic District (0.9 km), and Broadway Fountain (1.3 km).