5 of the Most Modern Hotels in Madison

5 of the Most Modern Hotels in Madison

Wisconsin’s capital is about more than cheese and sports, especially given its stunning skyline and rich culture. Madison spares no contemporary activity. Water sports, live entertainment, great shopping, and down-home food are all a part of the fun. Visitors will love city’s welcoming vibe; plus, they’ll get spoiled for choice when it comes to marvelous modern hotels in Madison.

1. HotelRED Boutique Hotel

As Madison’s first boutique hotel, HotelRED is definitely a modern masterpiece. The hotel’s art is stunning. Each unique room is designed with art (and comfort) in mind. Rooms feature pillow-top beds and full kitchenettes with refrigerators; microwaves, stoves, and all the accoutrements needed for cooking; 42″ flat screens with high-definition; and free Wi-Fi.

Upon request, guests can also play in-room Nintendo Wii, obtain a DVD player, or procure extra cooking tools. There’s also a fitness center, room service, as well as unique packages and specials. The hotel’s restaurant, The Wise, is actually a huge Madison hotspot. Executive rooms are typically less than $200, while two-room suites can go up to $319.

2. Mansion Hill Inn

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Another boutique hotel, Mansion Hill Inn mixes modern amenities with antique beauty for an amazing experience. You can get a standard room for $240 or go for something a little more luxurious, with room rates around $354 per night.

However, the price is worth it. Rooms include such frills as Frette linens, flat screen TVs, Aveda products, and rainfall showers. Upgrades can even include in-room fireplaces, balconies, and whirlpool bathtubs.

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown

Downtown Madison is home to several modern hotels that make guests feel like they’re living in the lap of luxury for a fraction of the price. Hampton Inn is right next to the University of Wisconsin, so it’s also ideal for students, parents, and visitors coming in for games, tours, and conferences. Prices range from around $180 per night to $247 in the mid-range, but it depends on time and length of visit.

However, the amenities and features are well worth the price. The views beautifully showcase the city. The in-room desks are ergonomic and there are refrigerators, as well. Free Wi-Fi is bonus. In addition to a fitness center, swimming pool, and whirlpool, guests can enjoy valet, laundry services, flat screen TVs, and bar sinks.

4. Courtyard by Marriott Madison East

Marriott hotels are well-known for modern conveniences, and the Madison East is no different. With rates as low as $138 per night, guests can save even more with rewards programs and comparison shopping.

Fluffy beds, free Wi-Fi, hair dryers and ironing boards, in-room fridges, and spacious suites will keep guests coming back. The addition of a fitness center and a pool definitely adds to the appeal.

5. Arbor House

Arbor House is modern simply because of its mission as an environmentally friendly hotel. The hotel has won awards for interior design and architecture, and uses only recycled items and non-toxic products. Everything in the hotel is all-natural, down to the sustainable woods and unbleached linens. Rooms range from studios to spacious suites, with prices starting at $140.

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