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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

They just recently remodeled their hotel everything from carpet to new paint this is my second time staying at this hotel and I'm 100% satisfied with this place and the way it's being ran. Everyone that works here is nice and very friendly also a plus that it's right next to a casino

2 Thank Robert L
Howards Grove
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

After the second year in a row we would like to share the experiences we had the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Madison WI. Our Family spend a weekend together to celebrate Christmas. Once again Aaron, the manager,was with us every step of the way. From the months before, to check-in to check-out, he was there for us, making sure everything... More 

1 Thank SueBobK
Paw Paw, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Someone sleeping in middle of hall in room floor, no one at front desk, felt very unsafe ,finally found someone , told them they seemed like no big deal, said they would check, i felt unsafe especially when its near a casino, room was high price for what it was, and hotel seemed unorganized and run down. Will never stay... More 

8 Thank Doug B
Hilton Head Island, SC
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at the Magnuson 3 consecutive years, each stay a week in duration. I have never been disappointed. Is this the Ritz-Carlton? No. That being said, it offers a touch of luxury at a very reasonable rate... Think value for dollars spent here, people. The King whirlpool suite ( which is what I've always rented ) is extra... More 

Thank JimmyJeff
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Stayed here for one night two weeks ago. The front desk was okay, but not very welcoming. Our rooms weren't quite ready, but we were there prior to check in time, so that's totally understandable. The hallways were a little scary looking with red primer on the walls, but they are undergoing renovations, and that does take time, so there... More 

Thank travel12mb
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Room smelled bad. Bathroom Floor was sticky. Carpeting was moist and sticky. Breakfast sucked- orange juice was 75% water and a disappointing selection. They do not keep up this hotel. Paint missing. Chucks of tile missing.

1 Thank Alidaley25
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We stayed in a room with a king sized bed. Although everything is not brand new, it is definitely clean and well looked after. As we were staying here for six nights, we had a chance to get to know the feel of the place. Ward, our breakfast host, was friendly and efficient (although the food at breakfast was the... More 

Thank Elsie R
Miami, Florida
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136 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The hotel rooms were roomy and clean. There was free breakfast in the lobby that includes the usual toast, pastries, eggs, juices, etc. I was hoping that they would offer yogurts as this is my usual breakfast. The water pressure and temperature of the shower was perfect. They have a small gym and heated pool but I did not have... More 

Thank acostajorge44
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Everything about this hotel was A+. It was clean, orderly and the staff was outstanding -- pleasant and very helpful. Only request is that they pop the popcorn more often. Also, breakfast is a lot more then "continental". It included eggs, potatoes, make own waffles, little muffins, fruit, cereal plus oatmeal. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank Kathleen H
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

First trip to Madison and the Wisconsin Visitor's Center recommended this property. They were spot on. although the hotel is in a remote/rural location, it is freeway adjacent and easy on/off access. The hotel is very well-maintained and desk staff were polite and attentive. Although the property was prretty well booked, we were given a room away from elevators, stairs,... More 

1 Thank CapnHawk

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 (Formerly Grand Hotel Madison)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $93 - $203 (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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