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“Hit and miss with the musty rooms”

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Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg
Ranked #32 of 63 Hotels in Madison
IL
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Hit and miss with the musty rooms”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We have stayed here multiple times over the course of about 5-6 years. Sometime our room is spotless and wonderful, other times we get stuck in rooms at the end of the second floor towards the restaurant and the smell is a mix of mildew and cigarette smoke (in a non smoking room). Just kind of gross... we had to complain once bc something nasty was streaked all over our bathroom floor but they cleaned it promptly. The restaurant attached to the hotel is GREAT!!!! take advantage of the free drink tickets the hotel gives out. You will get one per person when you arrive and then can go down to the front desk nightly and ask for more. Room service is good as well as maid service. The great dane across the street has EXCELLENT breakfast and a buffet if you are starving! Also there is a Cold Stone Creamery and a Panera across the street as well, both great! Fitchburg is a beautiful area and the area around the hotel is very upscale.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Schererville, Indiana
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

My husband & I stayed at this motel along with some other friends the weekend of the Great Taste of the Midwest. The motel is next door to the Great Dane Pub which has a shuttle to the festival. Location wise it was fine. A cab to downtown didn't take to terribly long, but wasn't cheap. Hotwire includes this hotel, which is in Fitchburg, in its downtown area. While it isn't terribly far from downtown, it's not downtown at all. If looking for Downtown be aware that this hotel is included in the zone.

Upon arrival we parked close to the front door and checked in. The hotel has two buildings, one that's all rooms, and a second across an above ground walkway that has some rooms along with meeting rooms & a restaurant. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but we did use the Happy Hour free drink coupons we got from the front desk. The bartender was friendly enough. Our room was in the main building on the third floor. The rooms are large, but not in a useful way. There was a lot of wasted space in our room. A chair or two with a table would have helped it be less awkward.

My first gripe was that the room had a very strong cleaning supply smell and the windows don't open. Eventually I got used to the smell, but I really hate when a room has a horrid chemical smell. While the bed was comfortable, the room itself wasn't in great shape. It wasn't necessarily dirty, just starting to look worn out. It's the type of hotel that used a lot of cheap materials and age hasn't been kind. The tub had stains, the floor tiles were separating at the grout lines, the sink had cracks in it, the bathroom door threshold was cracked, etc. The bathroom light was an exhaust fan/light combo. The fan was so loud I couldn't hear anything from outside the bathroom. Even while brushing my hair my husband had to stand right next to me or the fan drowned him out. Annoying.

The employees at the front desk were friendly. Housekeeping wasn't annoying. The location was great for what we needed it for. I just really didn't like the rooms. I probably wouldn't suggest this motel to friends unless there's a really good deal. For what we paid we probably should have paid a bit more and stayed closer to downtown.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank kiwifuz
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nashville
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

the rooms were clean and big and the staff awesome.
You are in walking distance of about 4 places to eat..... so you don't need to
drive when you get there.

love love love this place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Marquette, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Stayed the night of "Taste of the Midwest" beer tasting with my brother and booked the room through Hotwire, which indicated that this was a room in the Capital area in Madison - this is NOT the case, it's in Fitchburg so if you see a 2.5 star property for about $113 with availability on a busy weekend, it's probably this hotel.

The Good

The hotel staff were friendly and did provide us with a room with two queens, as they originally had us in a single king room and didn't have to make the change. The manager was working when we checked out and he was very friendly.

The room included a full breakfast, and a free drink per person.

The pool and hot tub were nice.

It's conveniently located to some great restaurants, and we ate at Liliana's - a New Orleans themed eatery about a minute walk. The Great Dane is also close.

The climate control was good in the room, and had an option to keep the fan running (I like the white noise)

Sink outside the bathroom - yay

The could be better

Price - I wouldn't pay more than $100 for this property, and can normally get into the Sheraton on John Nolan for about $90 so may not go back.

Linens - Somewhat thin sheets and towels. A little scratchy...

Shower - wasn't really impressed with the shower head and layout.

Location - again - it's not that close to downtown so I wouldn't consider it a Capital area hotel.

No fridge or microwave

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the experience as the reviews were pretty blah. Because there is a shuttle for the event that dropped us back at the Great Dane, that was also a big benefit.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2011

My family and I stayed at the Quality Inn on Cahill Main recently and it was a nice visit. The staff was very nice. The free breakfast was good. The kids enjoyed the pool area. We had a two room suite and it was reasonably priced. Overall good stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank maggiemayWisconsin
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Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2010

My colleagues and I were in the Madison, WI area for training at the Epic Headquarters in Verona. On our previous trip, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Verona, and we were very pleased with all aspects of that property. This time around, we stayed at the Quality Inn - Madison, and we were very disappointed. First, there is only 1 trip in the morning and 1 trip in the evening to Epic in Verona. When we stayed at the Holiday Inn, there were several trips, several times per day, and you can also walk to and from Epic if you are not physically challenged. Also, the rooms at the Quality Inn had a strange odor - almost like they were smoking rooms at one time but now are non-smoking. The walls and light fixtures had a yellow caste to them, which is another thing that made me think this was a smoking room at one time. It was very noisy there as well, being so close to the highway. The only advantage to the Quality Inn was that the hotel shuttle will take you into downtown Madison if you want to go for an excursion (the Holiday Inn is too far from downtown and will not bring you there).
So if you are going into the Madison area for Epic training, stay in Verona. If you are going to Madison for U of W or any other reason, stay IN downtown Madison, not on the outskirts.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2010

The hotel is inantely constructed to be noisy. The room doors slam on their own - it's just the way it is. So if someone leaves a room anywhere near yours, the pictures on your wall and your lamps shake along with a very loud thud when their door closes. You hear the footsteps of everyone who walks down the hall whether they are talking or not. If they are talking you hear the entire conversation.

Fortunately we were on the top floor. I can only imagine that it sounds like a herd of elephants if someone were above you.

Unfortunately, there were groups of middle school boys running the halls all night and drunks from a party aruging as they went to their rooms at 2 in the morning. I complained at checkout but all I got was "we're sorry".

The rooms are clean but will soon need a refurb. We did not use any of the other facilities. We didn't use the free breakfast, the room was packed with middle schoolers and people with hangovers.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg
Address: 2969 Cahill Main, Madison, WI 53711-7100 (Formerly Quality Inn & Suites - Madison)
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When next your travels bring you to the heart and soul of Wisconsin's state capital region, we invite you to stay at our newly renovated Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg hotel. With a great location just four miles from University of Wisconsin - Madison, and within easy reach of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building, downtown Madison, innumerable museums and corporations, as well as medical facilities like Meriter Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Integrative Hyperbaric Centers and the VA Hospital, our Fitchburg, Wisconsin hotel offers repose, respite and comfort bar none. Whether you are visiting our charming city for work, play or a delightful combination of both, our extensive services and amenities have been designed for ultimate well-being and convenience. With on-site dining, meeting and event facilities - including beautiful space for weddings and other esteemed celebrations - and thoughtful touches like free airport shuttle service to Dane County Regional Airport, our Madison, Wisconsin area hotel has your every need covered. And, at the end of the day, our 107 non-smoking guestrooms offer a great night's sleep and all the must-have amenities you have both come to expect and deserve with Wyndham. ... more   less 
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