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“Great location for UW campus visit. Close to capitol. A little pricey”

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison
Ranked #3 of 64 Hotels in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2014

It was move-in weekend for our daughter at the University of Wisconsin. We knew it would take us a full day, so rather than driving home late, we decided to spend the night on campus, and spread our move-in activities into Sunday.

Location was the most important factor, we picked the closest campus hotel to our daughter's place. It was the DoubleTree. It turns out it was a good choice, and we'd recommend it to other parents of UW students.

The hotel is right next to the Capitol building, and a surprisingly short drive to campus. We were running late, and we called the hotel making sure they were holding our room.

The DoubleTree staff members who talked to us on the phone and checked us in were very friendly and helpful. We were surprised by the warm cookies at check-in.

Our room was pretty normal. Bed was nice and plush. Normal flatscreen TV and desk area; it was nice they had a charging station on the desk to help with recharging our mobile gadgets. There was a refrig and microwave; wifi was included for free, but we didn't use it. The bathroom had clearly been remodeled -- nice. It had a walk-in shower where there used to be a bath. The air conditioning worked really well.

On parking: as you are driving East from campus on Jackson Street, the hotel drive-up connects to a small parking garage. It's was always full. We scooted around the block and parked in the lot behind the hotel on Marion Street. It was 3/4 full.

I suppose it was the prime location, but the hotel was expensive. It wasn't a football weekend, but it sure felt like we were paying a premium price. After staying here, the location was so good, we'd pay the same price next time.

The hotel has a nice restaurant and a normal guest shop that sells junk food, microwave dishes, and sundries. Good things for a hotel as nice as this to have, but we didn't use either; not this trip anyway.

Room Tip: More parking in the back off of Marion Street.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Wow! Thank You for your detailed review and for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison over UW-Madison move-in weekend. It certainly is a busy and stressful time in the city and we're glad we could provide you with great accommodations. Location, complimentary parking, and award-winning staff are truly defining factors that separate us from all other downtown Madison hotels. Again, Thank You and we hope to see you on your next visit to the UW!

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I was here for a training in Verona. The location is great. The front of the house staff was very friendly. It was an easy drive to get to the training site. Multiple great dining sites in walking distance.

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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Arys, Thank You for your great review and for selecting the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison while traveling with us on business. Premier location and award-winning staff, are just two great qualities that set us apart from all other downtown Madison hotels. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again on your next trip into town!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

A DoubleTree is a DoubleTree, but this one exceeded expectations, from the warm, efficient welcome, to the easy self-parking (free) and excellent room, with a view of the Capitol. Well placed for State Street, which is what you want in Madison. And we got a very good rate. Only let-down was the rather small and hard-to-access pool. Definitely recommended for a stay in this delightful (albeit construction-ridden) town.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

"Exceeded expectations" is a phrase we strive to hear our guests say after each and every stay with us! Our location is unbeatable, and with other great amenities such as our complimentary parking, our award-winning staff and views of the Capitol, we are the must stay downtown Madison hotel. Thank You for your recommendation and we can't wait to see you again.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I was very impressed with this hotel. The price was reasonable for a downtown hotel. It is convenient to all. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pool is a nice size. The rooms were actually clean! The food was quite good. One of the best stays at a regular hotel that I have had.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank You for your great review and for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison while traveling with your family. Experiencing Madison in the summer is a must and our convenient, downtown location makes it easy to do! Thank You again and we hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This hotel is conveniently located near the U-W campus. It is the staff that really sets it apart from other hotels - in Madison and elsewhere. I have stayed here many nights and it is always a pleasure to return to the hotel. I really feel at home when I stay, and they The staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to assure that everything is okay with my stays. They are the best!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Edward, Thank You for your review and for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison while visiting the city. Your right, our staff truly sets us apart from any other downtown hotel and even the entire country! They go above and beyond for each of our guests to ensure they have the best possible stay with us. Thank You again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a great hotel for a pleasant stay. I was at the DT for business and recommend it for biz travel. The rooms have very comfortable beds, and the bathrooms are quite nice. The food served at the hotels restaurant was very good. I ate lunch -- had a great turkey wrap and Caesar salad.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Mitch, we love your review and Thank You for selecting the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison while traveling with us on business. We are glad you mentioned our on-site restaurant, the Badgerland Bar & Grill. Next time you dine with us, be sure to check out some of the new items on our menu! Thank You for your recommendations and we can't wait to see you again!

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We were there for a wedding. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Rooms were clean and bed was comfortable. Excellent breakfast in the on-site restaurant! If you want downtown Madison experience, this would be a great hotel for you. The good hotel experience however, would not make me come back for the usual price of the room. However, if you can afford it, it is a good hotel to be in.

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DoubleTreeMadisonGM, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Charlotte, Thank You for your great feedback and for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison while visiting us over the weekend. We are thrilled you enjoyed our excellent, hot breakfast buffet in our very own restaurant, the Badgerland Bar & Grill. As far as experience goes, our hotel is the best place to start! With great places like State Street just a few steps away, staying with us is just icing on the cake! Thank You again for your review and happy wedding season!

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Address: 525 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-1916
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Madison
#5 Family Hotel in Madison
Price Range: £105 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison 3.5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Madison, you'll find the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Madison in the center of all of the action. Just steps from the Kohl Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, guests can also walk to the Capitol, State Street and many other downtown Madison attractions. Enjoy complimentary parking and shuttle service to/from the airport and surrounding area, complimentary WiFi and brand-new sleeping rooms. Our award-winning staff looks forward to welcoming you to our hotel and the famous and unique city of Madison! ... more   less 
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