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“Wonderful Time Down By The River!!”

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Riverboat Inn and Suites
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Had looked at several options for lodging and really wanted something close to the river and found this jewel. Staff was so friendly and accommodating. We were unable to get a river view room but still enjoyed the extensive outdoor patios. We loved that they had a bar in their lounge and a musician on the patio both nights we were there. We stayed in the main inn but they have additional rooms in another building (pilot house) and a really nice pool. We will definitely be back!!

Room Tip: Book early to get a room with a river view (south side) plus you wont have parking lot noise.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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riverboatmadison, Front Office Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your kind words please come visit us again and remember to tell the reservation specialist that you are a repeater to get your repeater discount! Hope to see you soon!!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Cool rooms, nice bar, view you could spend all night staring at.
Live music was excellent, couple local (IN) brews available at bar which is a nice touch. Hotel grounds are beautiful, saw several people with fancy cameras taking lots of pics. Stay out after dark and chase lightning bugs like a kid again.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This hotel has the best view of the Ohio river! - And the best staff, accommodations, and atmosphere! Each room is done a bit differently-very homey and comfortable. Two very large decks with comfy furniture and fire pits overlook the Ohio river and there's live music on Friday and Saturday nights. A small bar offers cold beer and libations plus free popcorn! Owner, Kathy, goes the extra mile to make sure her guests are accommodated and adds flair with sing alongs and hula hooping-encouraging guest to be as involved as they'd like. You can walk to downtown or the riverfront in minutes or on the fourth Friday of every month you can ride the free trolley. I recommend this place to all. Casual, hometown friendly and convenient. Enjoy the journey!
Carpe diem!

Room Tip: Ask for river view!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Ellie352
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I stayed there during the River Roots music festival. We stayed in the PaddleWheel building, and found it neat, clean, and well-situated. The owner and staff go out of their way to make sure your stay is a good one. They even shuttled us back and forth to the festival in golf carts, and kept the bar open late when we returned. There are great views of the river and the new bridge. The town is in walkable distance. TV, Wifi, A/C all worked well. The room was cute in its decoration, not a cookie-cutter Holiday Inn room. I think we were most pleased with the staff, every one of them was friendly and helpful. We'll go again.

Room Tip: The best rooms for a river view are in the main building, but most others have some kind f view. Eve...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Phil S
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riverboatmadison, Front Office Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit us again!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We've spend 4 nights at the Riverboat Inn, room 210.
The room was clean, big enough with two Queensize beds.
Bathroom was basic but clean and functional.
The rooms are the second floor of the main building are in my opinion the best choice

Coffee and tea are available during the day, for free, and soda's are at one dollar a can.
There is a lot of room outside to sit, relax and enjoy the sight. Price / quality this is a good choice.

One tip : why not improving the breakfast and increasing the rate with 10 dollars? If you do this then i will reward 5 stars next time.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Peter N
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riverboatmadison, Guest Relations Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

We are glad you and your wife had a nice stay visiting your daughter! Thank you for the recommendation we are always looking to improve our facilities. Please come and visit us again if you get the chance!

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Paddle Wheel facility over the weekend. It was so relaxing! The room was very comfortable and we enjoyed the view. We were able to walk to the Key West Shrimp restaurant and enjoy a great meal. Afterwards we walked to the Riverboat Inn for drinks and great music by the fire. The view at night of the bridge was really beautiful. The staff were just wonderful and friendly. Kathy, the owner, was so much fun to talk to - she's an amazing woman with a lot of personality! Bonnie the bartender and Teresa at the front desk were just great too! We plan on definitely coming back to enjoy the Inn and Madison! Thanks for a memorable weekend!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank EH1256
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riverboatmadison, Manager at Riverboat Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you know, we loved having you and your daughter here and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Terry

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here in October.
The rooms are small but very clean. The staff is wonderful always willing to help with places
To go to around town, very friendly!!
The balcony was awesome get to enjoy the Ohio river

Room Tip: Request to river side
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riverboat Inn and Suites

Address: 906 E 1st St, Madison, IN 47250-3623
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Region: United States > Indiana > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Madison
Price Range: £48 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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