Hotels Near University of Wisconsin-Madison

by Baldwin Ellis

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s main campus is in the vicinity of several hotels that offer accommodations for business and leisure travelers. The properties include a budget hotel that features high-end guest suites as well as a Victorian-themed inn, which provides complimentary evening beverage receptions with fresh pastries. In addition to their proximity to the main campus, the hotels are also within walking distance to shopping and vibrant nightlife on State Street; water sports, cultural sites and sports venues.

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Best Western InnTowner and the Highland Club

The Best Western InnTowner and the Highland Club offers budget and upscale accommodations under one roof. The hotel is nestled on the western edge of the campus, near the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital and Clinics; the Kohl Center, which hosts basketball games and concerts; and the Overture Center for the Arts. Accommodations consist of standard hotel rooms with traditional furnishings and traditional suites with full-sized refrigerators and breakfast bars. The hotel also offers ultramodern “Highland Club” rooms with en-suite Jacuzzis, fireplaces, leather furnishings, Bose stereos and subzero fridges. Hotel amenities include complimentary shuttle service to the campus, downtown and the airport.

Dahlman Campus Inn

Dahlman Campus Inn is a Victorian-themed hotel near the eastern edge of campus. The hotel is within walking distance of water sports and fishing at Lake Mendota; more than 200 retail stores, restaurants and pubs on State Street; the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union and the School of Journalism. Standard guest rooms feature ornate furnishings, wing back chairs and marble baths; while guest suites offer additional amenities such as DVD players, clothes steamers, dining tables and fully-stocked fridges. Hotel amenities consist of an on-site restaurant serving sandwiches, snacks and cocktails; complimentary evening receptions with hors d’oeuvres and desserts; and free airport transfers.

Doubletree Hotel Madison

The Doubletree Hotel Madison is nestled between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. The hotel is within walking distance of the Kohl Center, Camp Randall Stadium, home of badger football team; and State Street. Accommodations consist of traditionally decorated guest rooms with micro fridges and family-friendly two-room suites with separate living areas and sofa beds. Hotel amenities consist of Badgerland Bar and Grill, a University of Wisconsin-themed sports bar serving up burgers, fries, steaks, beers and cocktails; an indoor pool, whirlpool and a fully-equipped fitness center.

Hyatt Place Madison Downtown

The Hyatt Place Madison Downtown is nestled in the heart of the city, within a half mile of the main campus. The hotel is within walking distance of the Wisconsin State Capitol; AT&T-, Microsoft- and Google- corporate offices; Monona Terrace Convention Center and State Street. Accommodations consist of guest rooms with warm tones, contemporary furnishings, sleeper sofas and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Amenities include a business center, complimentary continental breakfast; a bakery café offering fresh pastries and Starbucks coffee; and cooked-to-order meals at the 24-hour guest kitchen.

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About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.