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Hillside Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We spent Christmas Eve at Hillside Inn. (And were the only ones at the motel.) As has been noted before the views of Madison and the Ohio are extraordinary. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable however could use some updating.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

An old hotel but rooms very nice, we went to Madison for the Christmas festivities and to visit several wineries. The main problem we encountered was, weather wise it was a nasty weekend with rain, sleet, and snow and the Hotel personnel had assured us, that they keep the steep drive plowed and clean. Several of our cars got stuck going up and it took some time to get cars finally up to the entrance. The hotel personnel couldn't help the weather, but they were not very responsive to our problems. I wouldn't recommend staying there if weather was bad. The views from the rooms were scenic to the downtown area.

Room Tip: They all faced the Ohio river and street to downtown.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Judy39
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

I stayed here after dropping my daughter off at Hanover college and hung out downtown. The staff helped me choose some places that were recommended to eat at. Wasn't disappointed. Clifty Falls state park is just down the road and lots of antique stores downtown.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Courtney P
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

My friend and I wanted a quiet fun girls day out. We chose the Hilltop Inn to stay. Loved the history of it and the whole town. Very clean rooms and we would definately stay here again. Friendly staff. Loved the view from our third floor balcony.

Room Tip: Any room on the south side has the best view. Third floor is the best to see river and downtown.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank grandma015
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HILLSIDEINN_10, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

We appreciate your review and are very happy that you enjoyed your experience at the Hillside Inn ! Please plan to return soon - and let us know if there is any way we can help to make your next visit just as good! We look forward to welcoming you back to Hillside Inn.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Checked in earlier this week. Enjoyed a quick visit to lovely Madison. Had stayed here before a couple of years ago and was hoping for a similar positive experience. Recent negative reviews surprised me. Happy to report a satisfying stay on the 3rd floor. Very nice staff, clean, comfortable room, and of course, beautiful private balcony view of the river and charming town. Excellent value! Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Forthehorses
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HILLSIDEINN_10, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

The staff of The Hillside Inn send their thanks to you - for choosing to stay with us and for your wonderful comments, which are most appreciated. It is our goal to make sure all of our guests feel welcome and relaxed so it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do hope you will return again very soon

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

My wife and I returned to the Hillside Inn after 11 years to celebrate our anniversary. Yes the hotel is in great location with a great view of the Ohio River and is a historic hotel. We paid $ 200.00 per night for a 3rd floor Suite. The problem is that the hotel is very run down and it does not appear the owner has put a dime into the hotel since our last visit 11 years ago. The carpet was very dirty and worn in the hallways. In our suite the wallpaper was coming off the wall and had very dated and dirty carpet. Very old and grungy looking ceiling tiles as well. I would expect this from a $ 65 - $75 a night motel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

My husband was absolutely disgusted with the hotel, the staff, and management. There were bugs in our bed and they aren't from having the sliding door open. WE NEVER OPENED IT!
We didn't even use the room, but because we checked in three hours earlier they would not give us a full refund. We had gone to eat right after check in and returned to our room, pulled down the sheets and YUCK... sure didn't make for a nice honeymoon.

I would like everyone to spread the word..don't stay here, cancel your reservation if you are staying for the chatuguqa of the arts.
I might add that I called the hotel two times afterword to get the owne or manager to call and they have yet to call. REMEMBER SPREAD THE WORD....DO NOT STAY HERE...BUGS!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Cityboy1212
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Additional Information about Hillside Inn

Address: 831 E Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3652
Region: United States > Indiana > Madison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Price Range: £58 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hillside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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