Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
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... of the dome. It serves as a great observation deck. We had a magnificent view of the city on all sides. Back inside went down to the 4th floor and visited the Senate and Assembly Chambers, State Supreme Court and Main Hearing Room which each occupy a wing of the building. Late afternoon watched Holland - Argentina game and then ate at Olive Garden. We have a lot of driving tomorrow - 500 miles from Madison to Fargo ND but no planned stops so we should be ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
First let me state that I am not a picky traveler - I have stayed at many budget hotels and at many luxurious hotels, and have had good and bad experiences at both types of places.
Near Capitol and State Street
I stayed at the Concourse Hotel on June 21 and 22. No problems with check -in. They have a business office with Internet that is free to guests. Excellent restaurant. If you are in town for business at the capitol, this hotel is perfect as it's only one block away. Free shuttle to and from airport was prompt and drivers friendly. The only problem I had was that the walls are thin and I could here neighbors talking and television.
Great place for the money
For the room rate charged, this hotel is certainly above average. The service was great across the board, aside from a surly waitress in the bar downstairs. The Governor's Club provides free drinks & light food, and is a great place to relax in the evening. The staff went out of their way to provide great service - from arranging transfers to ensuring the room was to my liking. Would definitely stay here again.
I was very impressed with this hotel. Even though we had a reduced rate through an auction and we were there for a conference, we were given the room we wanted and it had a view of the Capital. I was also impressed with the friendly people everywhere I went in the hotel. I only stayed one night and didn't try any of the 2 restaurants in the hotel or the bar. There are many other eating/drinking options within even as close as 1/2 block. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. There was the usual chair and desk and armoir with a tv. The tv had all the usual cable channels, no free movie channels though. Also they had a video game setup in the room if you wanted to pay for it. There also was a coffee pot and coffee/tea in the bathroom.
While this hotel advertises itself as a high end hotel, it certainly needs some work. Experienced problems with the toilet in one room, and the shower in new room when we requested a move. There was strange, floating fuzz in the whirlpool. The walls are thin, and we could here everything in the other room. Breakfast buffet was disappointing and service was poor. Don't know if I would go back. Location is good, but the service and overall conditions aren't that great
My husband & I stayed here early May, 2004. We loved it!
The hotel is in a great location, just around the corner from the capitol, a short stroll to shops and restaurants on State Street, and a couple blocks from a nice park and scenic views at Madison's lakes.
My husband and I stated at the Concourse this past weekend. We chose a downtown hotel as my husband ran in the Mad City Marathon and we wanted to be able to walk to the race start.
Madison is my hometown so we travel there often and always stay at the Concourse. We stay in the Governor's Club--the executive level floors at the top of the hotel which are generally only $10-$25 more than a standard room (we've paid between $125-$150 for a Governor's Club room over the years). All rooms on these floors have a view of the Capitol or the lake (perhaps with an apartment building under construction in the foreground--this is an urban hotel!).
Better than Expected
We recently traveled to Madison, Wi to visit my son who had just started a job there. We wanted to stay downtown near his apartment. He suggested we stay at the Madison Concourse where he had stayed during his job interview. We were a little skeptical having read a negative review at this website. We were pleasantly surprised that the staff was very friendly and accomodating and the room was nicely decorated and spacious. The rate was reasonable and the location excellent. It is 1 block to the State Capitol and walking distance to many fine restaurants and shopping. I would stay here again.