I have got to know quite a few hotels in the Madison area and this one is not that great. For a 3 star hotel, I have some serious reservations compared to other area hotel options. Overall, if you want a 3 star hotel, there are much better options in the Madison area.
First, let's start with some positives. I thought the staff were very pleasant and I even got to meet the manager upon checkin. He seemed nice and I am sure will respond appropriately given the fact that he regularly comments on user reviers. The bed is the kind where you can adjust the comfort level which is very nice. Also, the bedding was very nice and comfortable. Plus, they offer a free continental breakfast with basic options and also have free wireless internet access.
Now for the bad. The place is seriously rundown. When you first arrive, you will be shocked that this is even a 3 star in the first place. The parking lot is old and cracked. The building looks like it has never been updated. The landscaping is full of weeds and not kept up. Inside, the hallways have carpet that has bumps in it and could cause a tripping hazard. The rooms are need updating. The air conditioner is something one would expect in a Motel 6. Manual controls and placed directly next to the desk. Thus, if you are working at the desk, the air will blow directly on you. The couch looks like something my grandmother purchased in the '70s. The bathroom is significantly small and the exhaust vent made more noise than a semi truck. Worse, the fire door between the adjoining rooms provided a nice way to hear just about everything that happens in the room next door. So, if you like hearing your neighbors, this is the place to be.
Bottomline - this is an old hotel that needs a serious update to be considered in the same class as a Courtyard or Garden Inn. The fact that is considered a 3 star is quite alarming. I would say this hotel is a 2 maybe 2.5, but not in the same category as a other 3 star hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting the Fastest WiFi in Madison, the Radisson Hotel Madison offers both rocket fast air fiber at 30Mbps, and also an encrypted network for business travelers- all complimentary. Please visit our award-winning Twist Bar and Grill and enjoy locally sourced Wisconsin fare. Relax in our contemporary lobby, log on to our platinum level free wifi network throughout the property, enjoy the contemporary guestrooms with 37" flatscreens, refrigerators, & complimentary breakfast buffet in TWIST. Get here worry free in our complimentary airport shuttle 7am-11pm. The Radisson is a smoke-free, pet-free, Green Hotel, that also boasts an indoor pool, fitness room with PreCor equipment, and 24-hour Business Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Madison
- Madison Radisson