5 HOTELS & NEIGHBORHOODS IN MADISON, WI TO EXPLORE
Immerse yourself in Madison’s culture by staying at a hotel that exudes each neighborhood’s unique vibe, then choose the one that fits your vacation needs and your own personal style.
CAPITOL EAST: ART & ARTISANS
Catch the energy of the up-and-coming Capitol East neighborhood, with a stay at Hotel Indigo. Built in the historic Mautz Paint Factory, the boutique hotel mixes stunning architecture and colorful design. Grab dinner on-site at Palette, before venturing out for a show at The Sylvee or High Noon Saloon. Afterward, explore neighborhood artisan makers like Old Sugar Distillery, Giant Jones Brewery and Bos Meadery.
MONROE: INTELLECT & CHARM
The Monroe neighborhood perfectly blends the tradition of the University of Wisconsin with Madison's quirkiness. A stay at HotelRED puts you in the center of it all. The lively hotel hosts fun events like Sunday Jazz Brunch and Drag Queen Bingo, and is a great home base for UW football or volleyball games. Further into the neighborhood, you'll find boutique shops, interesting food and easy access to nature – the UW Arboretum and Lake Wingra are just minutes away.
LAKE MENDOTA: LAKESIDE LUXURY
Nestled on the shores of Lake Mendota The Edgewater Hotel is a waterfront resort with striking views and plenty to do on-site. Make a reservation for the spa and dine at multiple restaurants, including the State House. Outside, the plaza is filled with activity. In fall, find tailgate parties and live music, and in winter, a tree lighting, holiday events and an ice skating rink.
CAPITOL SQUARE: URBAN SOPHISTICATION
For a cosmopolitan getaway, try the AC Hotel Madison Downtown. The modern hotel has a sleek and minimalist design, and rooftop restaurant with unbelievable views of the isthmus and Wisconsin State Capitol. Plus, it puts you at the heart of our city – on the Capitol Square. For a memorable evening stroll a block to the award-winning L'Etoile and make reservations for their multi-course tasting experience.
CAMPUS/STATE STREET: YOUTHFUL U RAH RAH
Teeming with school spirit, the playful yet posh Graduate Hotel. is the place to relive your days at UW-Madison. The downtown location is within walking distance of campus favorites like the Memorial Union, Bascom Hill and the UW Book Store. Need evening plans? Check out a Badger basketball or hockey game at the Kohl Center – and grab dinner beforehand at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry or the Nitty Gritty!
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