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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I arrived at 10:20AM and had warned that I would want to check in early. The desk clerk simply said, "Check in is at 3PM." I knew that and was not trying to demand anything different, but at the same time, it should be a simple task to ask housekeeping to do my room next, since no one else was... More 

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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The location is near UW Madison campus and it's one of the most reasonable price that perfect for campus-related events. It is also near the State St and Lake Mendota which will give you perfect Madison experience. The bed is big enough for standard room and the breakfast was ok. But I feel the room is too cold for non-US... More 

Thank Septine W
Urbana, Illinois
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210 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My colleagues and I stayed 2 nights here for a conference. The location is terrific for downtown and university campus. Our conference was a 2 minutes walk to the Pyle Center. Rooms are a bit outdated but comfortable and clean. We had breakfast included in our rate and it had some cereal, tea, coffee, juice, yoghurt and also hard boiled... More 

Thank ruuree
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times and there is a significant difference between a deluxe and regular room. This time I did a deluxe and I would never go back to a standard room again. The deluxe are renovated with new bathrooms and climate control. Lots of tv channels. Breakfast was ok. Appreciated the fresh eggs. Sausage was overcooked.

1 Thank mrm2101market
Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear mrm2101market, Thanks for sharing your experience! We are very proud of our deluxe rooms and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Our standard rooms are also great for short-term visits and we keep working on renovating and improving our spaces to provide the best quality service. Hope to see you at Lowell next time you are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here several times. Nothing fancy. A bit dated. But you can't beat the location just off State Street and Lake Mendota. Excellent breakfast. It's for people on university business and parents of students. Not well known, which means you have a chance of getting a room on a weekend.

Thank Karen H
Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear Karen H, Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast and took advantage of our great location! Hope you stay with us next time you are in town! Lowell Center More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2016

While the location of the Lowell Center (and the free breakfast) is great, I had a lot of problems with my rooms. The first room I was assigned to was on the first floor, and the TV did not work. There was also no AC, but they had a sufficient fan, so that was not a huge issue. The biggest... More 

Thank holzmansarah
Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear holzmansarah, We are certainly very sorry for the inconvenience. I'm sharing your feedback with our management team. Your satisfaction is very important to us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and we hope you consider us as a place to stay in the future. Best regards! Lowell Center More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I stayed here for an educational workshop and only because the organization booked it. Most rooms are dated, in need of repair and have no air conditioning or is controlled by the staff for the entire wing. Most people were either too hot or too cold. The topic of several days of the workshop was "is your room cold?". My... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear jathissen, We appreciate your feedback, and we want to address some of the negative issues you experienced while staying with us. Regarding the temperatures of the rooms, we are working on renovating the central air and heat condition systems and we will be adding individual controls in the rooms that currently do not have it. Please keep in mind... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Lowell Center is not really a hotel; it's a dorm that accepts short term paying guests. It was built as a dorm and still effectively functions as one. Rooms lack individual control over temperature (some have space heaters). Carpeting is old, worn, and somewhat dirty. There are few electrical outlets. The bathrooms are dorm bathrooms -- institutional and cold.... More 

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Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Dear Jes G, Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm certainly very sorry you had a less-than-excellent experience with us. Our convenient location is one of our perks as a hotel right on campus. Lowell Center is different from a standard hotel in that we require the customer to have some level of affiliation with the University of Wisconsin. We... More 

Kenosha, WI
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the location and price - better than expected breakfast as well! Strong wifi, clean and well appointed. Request top floor facing lake - best views. 1 block from State Street and near the food trucks. Book a parking permit early so you can park on their ramp.

Thank NLeipski
Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Hi, NLeipski, Thank you for your review! We are delighted you chose us for your lodging needs. Hope to see you again! -Lowell Center More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2016

My daughter and I came for an admitted students day in April and stayed here. Room was quiet and comfortable with a nice view of the lake. We had sun, clouds, hail, rain and snow over the course of 2 days! The breakfast was included and just right for us and I was thankful for the onsite parking. We really... More 

Thank Kristin H
Lowell C, Manager at Lowell Center, responded to this review

Hi, Kristin H, Thank you for sharing with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Madison is surely an interesting place to be, and hope you can stay with us next time you come to town! -Lowell Center More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience The Lowell Center Lodging in Madison Wisconsin! If you need campus lodging in Madison, Wis., Check us out. Overnight accommodations at The Lowell Center are ideal for persons attending conferences or other events associated with the University of Wisconsin, State of Wisconsin agencies, and other educational and governmental groups. Alumni and parents or family of students are also welcome. Conveniently located at 610 Langdon Street, The Lowell Center Conference & Lodging Facility offers 137 guest rooms,and an indoor swimming pool (the largest hotel pool in the area) and sauna. You'll also find several classrooms, boardroom and break-out areas, a large dining room, and two beautiful reception areas. Our sister facility, The Pyle Center, is located nearby with even more conferencing space available. An expanded continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Guest parking for one vehicle is available on-site for $10 per night, or off-site (three blocks away) at no charge. Additional vehicles are charged $8 per night at either site. Parking reservations should be made in advance of your visit, and reservations are based on availability. This is a non-smoking facility. As a Madison hotel located on the UW campus, we are situated only one block from The Pyle Center and close to vibrant State Street - providing easy access to the best of downtown Madison and UW-campus activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lowell Center

Address: 610 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin-Extension Conference Centers, Madison, WI 53703-1104
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: RM397 - RM630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 137
Also Known As:
The Lowell Hotel Madison
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“7th Floor is best”
 of 5 bubbles holzmansarah, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is no individual control over AC. Apparently the -01 and -02 rooms are all very cold. The -12 rooms are very hot.”
  • The mildew on the shower curtain in my room at the Lowell Center.
  • The photo is poorly lit because the room is poorly lit. Note the space heater in the corner.
  • Dorm-style institutional bathroom.
  • Institutional bathroom with no style or comfort. Cleaning supplies left by staff.
 of 5 bubbles WhoAmIToday, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If possible, get a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles pmlk82212, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Great location - near State Street and Memorial Union”
 of 5 bubbles briansL2801YS, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the top floor for less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 644davida644, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
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