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4.4 out of 5

"The decor was amazing. The location was key for our stay. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 03 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Memorial Union Terrace

City center retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Memorial Union Terrace and Wisconsin State Capitol. Also, Kohl Center is within half a mile (1 km) and University of Wisconsin-Madison is within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, fitness center

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the laundry service and valet parking. A coffee shop, luggage storage, and free newspapers are also on offer.

MP3 docks, cable TV

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 72 guestrooms also offer MP3 docks and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include premium bedding, hair dryers, and safes.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Graduate Queen (ADA))

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$142* Per night/room 24 Jun. - 25 Jun.

Suite, 1 Queen Bed (Grand Lakes Suite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed (Graduate Double)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen-Queen)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Graduate Madison ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Graduate Madison

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2020

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1 Feb. 2020 by David B

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

5 out of 5
The decor was amazing. The location was key for our stay.

Posted by on 3 Dec. 2019

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10 Dec. 2019 by David B

Thank you for staying with us. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our décor and location.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2019

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14 Jun. 2019 by David B

Thank your for taking the time to provide your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back

5 out of 5
I love this hotel. It's the 3rd time I've stayed there. The design is fun and cheeky. The beds are comfy and everything is super clean

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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25 Apr. 2019 by SHS Graduate Madison

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us JLG. We are happy that you have enjoyed staying with us and look forward to your next visit to Graduate Madison

3 out of 5
The staff and ambiance were great. The location was wonderful. The room had no AC and the room did not go under 72 degrees; we were told they were queen beds but they were only Full sized beds.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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24 Apr. 2019 by SHS Graduate Madison

Thank you for staying with us, and we are glad you enjoyed the decor of the property. It can be challenging during the early spring months to keep the property at a comfortable temperature for all guests and we work to communicate as we coordinate the buildings temperatures. Our apologies for your experience and look forward to a return visit

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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29 Jan. 2019 by Ashley Kellam

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property the next time you are in the area!

5 out of 5

Amazing boutique themes hotel, a dog owners dream.

The theme was done so well, everything was kept up and the roof top and lobby cafe were adorable. The best thing was you would have no idea it was a pet friendly hotel by the quality and cleanliness of their facilities. Super friendly staff and perfectly located in the middle of town. Walking distance to the lake front and downtown shops and restaurants. Definitely going back!

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2016

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8 Jul. 2016 by Spencer C.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'm happy to see you enjoyed your stay. The hotel is ideally located in Madison but we also have great options within the hotel for food and entertainment. Our staff works hard to make sure the hotel is clean and that all guests have a positive experience. We look forward to welcoming you upon your next visit to the area! Sincerely, Spencer Christensen Front Office Manager

3 out of 5

It's a College Town, deal with it & enjoy the food

Pros: Pro's: The rooms are cute and have the nicest decor. Plenty of pillows (if you're into pillows). TV has oodles of channels to distract young childre
Cons: Cons: Rooms are on the small size, but totally OK for us (family of 3, the 3rd being a toddler). The parking garage is very small, but we managed jus
Location: It's a college town. LOTS of places to eat, drink and run around.
Hotel reviews can be heated, so I'm going to stick with my pro's and con's for this one as well. Con's first. Cons: Rooms are on the small size, but totally OK for us (family of 3, the 3rd being a toddler). The parking garage is very small, but we managed just fine with our Sub. Forester. As well, being from Chicago, 12 bucks a day for us was a bargain. :) The location is great, but people should know that they are in a college town. Don't expect absolute quiet. We had no issues getting Junior down around 9:30pm. He slept great. Yes, this hotel is under renovations. Oh, one recommendation. More trash cans. Only one we had was the tiny one in the bathroom. Also, those cute windows by the floor are a huge Parental Nightmare. Pro's: The rooms are cute and have the nicest decor. Plenty of pillows (if you're into pillows). TV has oodles of channels to distract young children when you are trying to get ready. The bathroom is small but has groovy dispensers of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. PLENTY of towels too. The shower is a bit short (I'm a tall chick at 5'9" and it was just high enough to get under) but nice and clean and hot water aplenty. Yes, this place isn't cheap, but it's clean, has parking and some really friendly staff. The location can't be beat either. So remember a few things.... this is a college town. This leads to LOTS of places to eat but LOTS of noise at times. A big shot out thank you to the front desk people. They were always frien

Posted by , from Chicago on 9 May 2016

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20 May 2016 by Spencer C

Dear R.A., Thank you for sharing your impressions of our hotel. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to appreciate our friendly staff and prime location. This great location does give us some limited space downtown, so our rooms and parking are on the smaller side. I hope you'll consider Graduate Madison for any future stays you may have in the city. Sincerely, Spencer Christensen Front Office Mananger

4 out of 5

Very cool design with some flaws

Pros: Location, décor, restaurants.
Cons: Noise control and HVAC.
Location: The hotel in located in the middle of UW-Madison, 1 block from State Street.
We were excited to stay at the Graduate in Madison because of our positive experience with the chain. The overall design, decorating and service is terrific, but not without some flaws. Our room thermostat had manual settings for the fan but when in manual, it produced heat. When we opened the windows, the noise from the street was excessive. As luck would have it, our room was also located directly below the restaurant which created continual noise from people moving their chairs. We did call the front desk to request a room change. The staff did bring us a new key to a different room on a different floor. This room had no problems.

Posted by , from Central WI on 2 May 2016

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20 May 2016 by Spencer C

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that our staff and location made for a pleasant stay. I am sorry to see you experienced some issues with your room. Because our building has a two pipe system, we are only able to have the entire building either on heat or AC at one time. This can create some comfort issues in the shoulder weather seasons, but our maintenance department follows weather changes closely and the front desk is always equipped with either space heaters or fans to control comfort levels. We are also looking at a long term solution to prevent noise from The Madison Blind. I look forward to welcoming you upon your next stay in Madison.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel near campus

Nice unique hotel near campus. Rooms were nicely appointed with school theme. Beds were very comfortable. Food in rooftop restaurant/bar was excellent. Rooms seemed over-priced for amenities offered- no pool, no free parking, no breakfast, etc. Lobby and elevators had gross smell- looks like they didn't update when remodeled and it smells like a smoky pub... Kind of a detractor from the newness of everything else.

Posted by , from Minneapolis MN on 18 Sep. 2015

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22 Sep. 2015 by Bill Wellman, General Manager

Dear Carson, I'm glad you enjoyed the hotel overall. I hope in light of all that we now offer - including our two new outlets, and all new guest rooms with upgraded amenities - that you found value in staying with us. Our lobby was completely renovated and our elevators will be modernized soon!

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The business-friendly Graduate Madison also features a fitness center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Madison hotel is smoke free.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Graduate Madison offers 72 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • MP3 dock
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Poindexter Coffee - This café specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Camp Trippalindee - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dahlmann Campus Chancellor's Club
  • Dahlmann Campus Chancellor's Club Madison
  • Dahlmann Campus Inn & Chancellor's Club
  • Dahlmann Campus Inn & Chancellor's Club Madison
  • Graduate Madison Hotel
  • Graduate Madison
  • Campus Hotel Madison
  • Graduate Hotel
  • The Dahlmann Campus Inn Chancellor's Club
  • Graduate Madison Hotel
  • Graduate Madison Madison
  • Graduate Madison Hotel Madison

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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