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Graduate Madison

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Kenosha, WI
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment I walked in a jovial custodian warmly welcomed me, easy check-in and the room had humor. I love when my hotel room makes me smile! Every detail has a cute or clever college-life reference, from my room key to do-not-disturb sign, to the AMAZING rum scented and cocktail shower amenities. We had dinner upstairs and though they...

Thank NLeipski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Graduate was very nice. I thought the college-theme decor throughout was tasteful and well done; the lobby area offers long tables where students can actually stop by and study, and it also has a small deli/coffee shop called Portage PI offering salads, sandwiches, snacks, smoothies, juices, etc. We went up to the 7th floor restaurant, called...

Thank ChelleAnn
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear ChelleAnn, Thank you for taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. It is a pleasure to hear that that you had the opportunity to enjoy both of our unique restaurants during your time in Madison. Whether you’re looking for signature hand pies at Portage Pi or prefer the homegrown local favorites and inspiring views...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of this hotel put a lot of thought into cute details with the decor and room keys. It's like traveling into an old-fashioned dorm. But when it comes to actually staying here, you would have to be an undergrad with no space needs to appreciate it. The hotel rooms are noisy, cramped, and way too cold (despite trying...

Thank WillTravelWithBooks
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear WillTravelWithBooks, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your review with us. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our décor, it is disappointing that you were not satisfied with your stay at Graduate Madison. We strive to offer spacious and comfortable accommodations for our guests, and we regret that this was not evident throughout your...

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time to Madison and I found the Graduate Madison to be the perfect place from which to explore. It is ideally situated near all the happenings of State Street: food, beverage, night life, entertainment, the lake and the University. The staff, and I mean everyone from the housekeeping staff, to the front desk, to the baristas...

Thank Sharon H
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Sharon H, Thank you for taking a moment to share your thorough review with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay in Madison fully exceeded your expectations. From our comfortable accommodations to the exceptional service of our team, it truly sounds as though you enjoyed many aspects of your visit. It was a pleasure having you at...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The idea of this hotel is good on paper. I like the stylistic choices, but the room was super small and the bathroom felt dirty. Although they were clearly going for a collegiate feel, unfortunately it felt a bit like a well-designed dorm room. The drain in our shower was clogged, but it had a weird design function that just...

Thank JensenDavis
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear JensenDavis, Thank you for providing such a thorough review for us. We are concerned that you were not fully satisfied with you stay at Graduate Madison. Providing clean and comfortable accommodations is a top priority of ours, and we apologize that this was not evident during your visit. We would be delighted to reserve a more spacious room for...

Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at The Graduate on Langdon St in Madison. They hit a home run with the "come re-live your fun college days" theme. Perfectly located a block from the Memorial Union and just steps away from State St. Parking is a hassle on/near campus so it was nice to park the car & then...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear uwbadgerfans, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our nostalgic décor and convenient location near the attractions of State Street. Whether you’re in town to visit the old alma mater or are just stopping in to grab a bite at The Madison Blind, Graduate Madison offers a welcoming and personalized experience for each...

Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Updated, contemporary decor, decently sized rooms with tasteful, modern furniture. Free shuttles to Epic a plus, and all hotel staff were exceedingly nice. Shuttles reliable and on-time. I unfortunately had a 6th floor room and heard chairs moving and whistling/shouting every night from the 7th floor bar. Additionally there's noise coming from the street corners as this hotel is right...

Thank kira363
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear kira363, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your experience with us. While we are delighted to discover that you enjoyed our contemporary décor and spacious accommodations, it is concerning that you encountered an uncharacteristically noisy stay at Graduate Madison. On behalf of the team I apologize for the noise you encountered. I have shared...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Needed a place to stay within walking distance of the Kohl Center on a Sunday night. Graduate Madison is an awesome location to State Street and the Student Union. Maximized use of space in the room and everything was fresh, up-to-date. Very attentive staff: we left our rental car running in the lot and they tried numerous attempts to reach...

Thank Sheila B
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Sheila B, We appreciate you sharing the details of your experience with us. Graduate Madison’s convenient location near State Street allows our guests to easily explore the city’s many attractions. It is comforting to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope that you have the opportunity to join us again soon. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General...

Highland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was a return visit to the Graduate Hotel. It is such a great hotel. It has a wonderful location (midway between the University and the Capitol/center of the city), the decor throughout the entire hotel is unique and inviting, the rooms are well kept and comfortable, and the the staff is wonderful. One particular staff member at the front...

Thank Mary L
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Mary L, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us. From the breathtaking views at The Madison Blind to our lakeshore lifestyle décor, it sounds as though your stay in Madison was nothing short of extraordinary. We will be sure to pass along your praises to Stephen, as he will be delighted to hear such...

charleston, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I had a little weekend getaway and chose The Graduate. I absolutely loved the decor theme throughout the whole hotel!! The lobby is gorgeous and the rooms were adorable!! Even the bathroom wallpaper was great!! It was also very clean and the beds were comfortable. My only negative is that we were on the 6th floor which...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Madison, responded to this review

Dear Arno F, We appreciate your thorough review of Graduate Madison. It is comforting to discover that you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations. However, we regret to hear that you were not completely satisfied with the location of your room. When booking your next visit, we would be happy to offer you a room in a more tranquil section of our...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Graduate Madison- where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. The Graduate Hotel in Madison is just a block from campus, ideally set alongside Lake Mendota on historic Langdon Street, and around the way from Memorial Union Terrace. Our Madison hotel is nestled between the bustling shops and stops on State Street and majestic Capitol Square- the perfect spot for a campus visit, company meet up or place to pop by for a fresh pressed juice, signature brew or inspired rooftop view. Come on over and linger in the lobby with a copy of The Badger Herald, enjoy a sweet or treat at our coffee & juice bar, Portage Pi, and get your consummate collegiate on in our Mad-for-plaid digs. So whether you're dropping in for a show at the Overture Center, in town for a meeting, or gearing up to "Jump Around" at Camp Randall, we're here to make it memorable. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate- get ready to be inspired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Madison

Address: 601 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703-1103 (Formerly Dahlmann Campus Inn)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: RM621 - RM1,761 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Madison 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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Campus Hotel Madison
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#14 Business Hotel in Madison
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“I requested a lake view king.”
459SharonH, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a corner room”
JensenDavis, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not ideal for Epic training due to loud noise from rooftop bar”
kira363, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the 6th floor.”
arnof138, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't rent a room that faces Frances Street.”
Calicoboy, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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