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Americas Best Value Inn - Madison
Ranked #56 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
1 review
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The hotel picture was taken from a distance for a reason. Close up it is very run down and shabby. It seems to cater to construction workers and people that are one step from being homeless. There was not a coffee pot in the room as advertised. There was not a 24hr attendant at the front desk. The room was VERY small. The walls in the rooms did not have any art work at all. The paint everywhere was a putrid yellow. It did not even have a comfy chair in the room to sit in. It is located right next to a busy highway and a landfill. There were broken flower pots all around the pool with weeds growing in them. If you wanted to smoke outside there was not a bench or chair anywhere to sit on. If you check out early your key is to be dropped in a open box that anyone could take and duplicate. I would never stay there again, nor would I recommend it to my worst enemy.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

I expected the room to be bigger. The picture was not very accurate. The hotel is more apartment like where you literally get a key to open the door. It seems very old and in a bad area because of the way the doors lock on the hotel room. I just expected something a bit nicer.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

A great room for the price. All the basics you would expect. Clean room & bathroom. Tv & all the channels you expect. You can't beat the breakfast. Make your own omelet, biscuits & gravy & potatoes & fruit bar w/hard boiled eggs & waffles/pancakes. On the weekend, sausage links. On top of all that, I left my smart phone charger behind & they had it for me when I came back for it. Wi-Fi was great.

The only thing I didn't like was the room chair. It was one of those mini chairs without arms. No place to sit & relax other then the bed.

This is the only place I stay when I visit family in Madison (Monona). Couple miles outside of Madison towards Cambridge. Off the beaten path. Staff very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We reserved 4 rooms for a family wedding. This place was very old needed updating everywhere, mold around the windows, dirty carpets in the hallway . The breakfast was inadequate. I was very embarrassed to have brought my adult kids here. For a few dollars more we could have stayed at a motel 6 . I would say to check out some place else ! Very shady looking from the outside , garbage dump just down the road.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Montfort, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I was surprised by the cleanliness of the room and the rate was very competative..... There was a nice flat screen tv in the room and even though the furnishings were simple it was incredibly clean and more than sufficient.... I have stayed in expensive motels that weren't nearly as clean
and comfortable. For a no frills place to stay I was completely satisfied.... If you are looking for a safe and clean place to stay don't hesitate.... Also close to the interstate so easy access to everywhere.... The lady at the front desk is not very helpful but again I don't need help staying
in a clean and safe room.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Probably like many other people I usually don't write a review if things were pretty average but due to some of the other reviews I thought I should. I am not a high maintenance person, just like a place to be clean, friendly staff, etc. We stayed here while going to a Badger game so we knew we would not be spending much time at the hotel anyway. It wasn't too hard to find, just need to put it in the GPS and look for the signs. We were able to check in early, staff was friendly. Rooms need some work but they are clean. I did not have any issues with the shower and they have a hair dyer in the bathroom which I always appreciate, one less thing to pack! The breakfast was great. Biscuits and gravy, sausages, fruit, cereal, juices, coffee, milk, waffles, and you can make your own omlet. FYI, the cab ride to Camp Randall was about $25. Works best to order cabs online vs. trying to call. GO BADGERS!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn - Madison
Address: 3438 Highway 12-18, Madison, WI 53704
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Madison 2*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 story interior corridor property, Seasonal outdoor pool. Fitness Center. Snack shop in Lobby. Business Center in Guest Breakfast Area. FREE hot breakfast (waffles). Cooking area for long-term stays. Guest laundry. I-39/90, exit 142A. FREE truck, car and bus parking. Across from DeJoppe Gaming on US 12-18. University of Wisconsin 5 miles. Restaurants, gas and diesel nearby. FEMA = WI 5094. All rooms are non-smoking (2010 WI State law). Pet friendly (charge). Weekly rentals available. ... more   less 
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