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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here a few years ago when it was the Dahlmann Campus Inn. Yes, the rooms are cozy; but I have to laugh at the reviewer who said he and his wife kept running into each other. My question is, are you both hippopotami? I like the new place. It is well appointed. The staff is very helpful; and...

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

Dear Calicoboy, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our well-appointed guest rooms and the helpful service of our team, we regret that you encountered a bit of noise during your stay. Our convenient location near the University of Wisconsin allows our guests to explore the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small but comfortable hotel is situated across from the UW Greek Life houses and around the corner from State St, where many students eat and shop. It's a great location when visiting the kids at school or in town for a Madison event. Rooms are on the smaller side but the decor and layout is appropriate, making it feel...

Thank rx411
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear rx411, Thank you for sharing the details of your experience with us. We are thrilled that you chose to spend your time in Madison with us at Graduate Madison. The Madison Blind provides its visitors with stunning panoramic views of the Capitol and Lake Mendota. With signature cocktails and a menu filled with local favorites, our rooftop bar is...

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Madison this summer for three nights. We were able to park our car here and walk to all of the places on our list to see. The Rooftop has a restaurant and bar that we went to twice. The location at the rooftop has lake views from both inside and outside. Our room, although compact, was well...

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

Dear Travelartgolf, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. From our stunning rooftop bar to our well appointed accommodations, it sounds as though you enjoyed many aspects of Graduate Madison. The panoramic views and homegrown cuisine from our seventh floor restaurant make The Madison Blind one of the area’s most popular culinary destinations. We enjoyed...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a room at Graduate as I was spending a friday evening in Madison for a surprise 30th birthday party and did not want to drive back home the same night. Other family members had also booked here as we were all staying the night of the party. Check-in was pleasant and smooth. The young woman at the front...

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

Dear EmERgeencyRN, On behalf of the staff we appreciate your valuable feedback. From a smooth check-in to a comfortable night’s rest, it sounds as though your experience at Graduate Madison was highly enjoyable. However, we regret the issues that you encountered regarding the pet hair on your bed and cool temperature of your room. During your next stay, please contact...

Sun Prairie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to many high priced hotels and a few in Madison and have found that hotels in Madison are sub par. This is a newer hotel with a "college dorm room " vibe all the way to the mold in the shower. This is basic stuff and is really inexcusable for the price. I guess I am old fashioned, I...

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

Dear Scott B, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We regret to hear that your stay at Graduate Madison did not meet your expectations. Clean amenities and comfortable accommodations are top priorities of ours and we are disappointed to discover that this was not evident during your visit. We take the comments and concerns or our guests very...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a quick overnight trip in Madison; the location couldn't be better, it's in perfect walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The rooms are really cute, and the staff was super friendly. Will definitely stay here again

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

Dear Sydney A, We appreciate your kind review and are thrilled that you found our location near State Street to be convenient to your travels. While our proximity to Madison’s top attractions provides a fun stay for our guests, it is exceptional service of our team that truly allows for an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed your company and look forward...

Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...

Thank Greg B
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 20 November 2016 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.

Thank kelliooooo
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...

1Thank ptmarts
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...

Thank Thomas H
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...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 53704 (Formerly Dahlmann Campus Inn)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $168 - $321 (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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Campus Hotel Madison
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#14 Business Hotel in Madison
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“Don't rent a room that faces Frances Street.”
 of 5 bubbles Calicoboy, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose upper floor. We were on the side facing away from the entry street. It was quiet. There is one elevator. Upper floor is best.”
  • Room we stayed in was super comfortable
 of 5 bubbles Travelartgolf, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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