Ratings based on 282 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great little hotel near the University and Lake.

Posted May 19, 2017
Very comfortable rooms! Lobby needs a bit more but overall a very comfortable hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Madison visit

Posted May 15, 2017
Everything about the Graduate was great with the exception of the parking. Apparently parking is 1st come 1st serve and not designed for SUVs. Had to go to city lot and pay $16 for overnight.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 16, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Graduate Madison. However, we regret that you were not satisfied with our parking situation. Our prime location in the heart of Madison can make parking a bit difficult at times. Should this situation arise during your next visit, our team would be glad to provide you with a variety of alternative parking locations nearby. It was a pleasure having you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to my daughter dorm and at leer end of State

Posted May 10, 2017
Nice - comfy / staff helpful and curtious great location . Yummy coffee and snack bar / rooftop restaurant cool and delishhhh
Comment from Hotel Management
May 16, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear michele, It was a pleasure reading your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our convenient location and the exceptional service of our team. Whether you’re visiting family and friends at the university or exploring the shops and restaurants of State Street, our prime location in downtown Madison allows guests to see the city like a local. We enjoyed your company, and we look forward to your next stay. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dallas, TX

Location, location, location

Posted May 5, 2017
Pros: Theme was cute and carried out throughout hotel, enjoyed decor in room.
Cons: A hair dryer and a robe would be nice touches
Location: Hotel is within walking distance of drug store, bars, restaurants and shopping. Capital Building is also within walking distance
Stayed for business, hotel is within walking distance of drug store, bars, restaurants and shopping. Lobby has great snack/coffee bar options. Never made it to roof top restaurant but was told the view and food were worth a visit. The desk staff was welcoming and helpful. There were students in the snack/coffee bar 24/7 using it as a study lounge/internet cafe so be warned it is not likely you could find a spot to settle into in that area.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear DallasDahl, It was a pleasure reading your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Graduate Madison. Thank you for your comments regarding our in-room amenities. They will allow us to offer an enhanced experience for our guests. We enjoyed having you, and we look forward to your next visit to Madison. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Minneapolis

Great location. Lot's of student activity around.

Posted Apr 14, 2017
Pros: location
Location: If you have a student to visit, this is the place! Right in the heart of UW.
All was extremely hip at this place! Makes me feel like a 50 year old grad student. Well cared for and clean hotel. Minimal amenities at the hotel, but plenty of access right near by (food and fun). We will be back the next time business brings us to Madison.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear Scott&Beth, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to discover that you enjoyed your time at Graduate Madison. Our location in the heart of Madison allows our guests to explore the city like a local. It was a pleasure having you, and we hope your travels will lead you back to our doors again soon. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new york

Posted Mar 28, 2017
Rooms are very small. We were put in a room on the 6th floor near a very loud generator. Didn't sleep at all. Moved rooms at 4:30 in the morning to the second floor. The generator is so loud we could still hear it from the second floor. The rooftop restaurant has zero ambiance. All in all, there are better places to stay for the price point in Madison.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 30, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear GMT, We are disappointed to hear that your stay at Graduate Madison fell short of your expectations. It is our goal to offer an unforgettable experience for each of our guests, and we apologize that this was not evident throughout your stay. At your earliest convenience, please contact us directly so we may discuss your visit in further detail. We look forward to speaking with you, and we hope to have the opportunity to restore your trust in our property. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Mar 28, 2017
A little sparse on amenities, but the location is prime! Underground parking is incredibly complicated.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 30, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our prime location near State Street and the University of Wisconsin, we regret that the amenities at Graduate Madison did not meet your expectations. We highly value the comments of our guests, and we encourage your to contact us at your earliest convenience so we may discuss your feedback at length. We look forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Girls Weekend

Posted Mar 27, 2017
The room was wonderful! The best I've slept on!! Great location! Will stay again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, It was a pleasure reading your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Graduate Madison, and we hope that you will join us again soon. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Dissapointed

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Pros: Location
This was very expensive and did not include parking. We were forced to park 5 blocks away and our car was damaged during the stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 23, 2017 by lee, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete a review on your recent stay at Graduate Madison. Although we are fortunate to have on-site parking it is unfortunate that our lot is limited in size. On behalf of the team I apologize we were unable to accommodate your vehicle. I am also sorry to hear that your vehicle was damaged in the off-site parking garage. If I can help in anyway get you in touch with the city’s parking lot officials please do not hesitate to let me know. If there are any other issues that need to be addressed, now or in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me personally by phone, email, or in person. It is our hope that we will be able to host you again when your travels bring you back into the Madison area. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 10, 2017
Very handy for visit to daughter at UW. State street right there. Still a bit chilly but hotel warm and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 15, 2017 by Lee, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, It was a pleasure reading your review. Our advantageous location near the University of Wisconsin campus allows our guests to easily visit with friends and family. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Graduate Madison, and we await your return. Sincerely, Lee Hoener General Manager