Madison, WI Hotels
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Madison, Wyoming has a lot to offer the budget traveler. A vibrant university town with a thriving outdoor recreation scene, Madison is defined by its excellent restaurants, energetic nightlife, spectacular lakes, and cheap hotels. In fact, accommodation in Madison is so affordable that it draws travelers from all over the country, and it's quickly becoming one of the leading tourist destinations within the US. Hotels such as Clarion Suites Central and Super 8 - Madison South offer unbeatable rates on nightly accommodation, and are fantastic options for a cheap hotel stay.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Madison, WI

Super 8 - Madison South
Super 8 - Madison South
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4.1
1602 W Beltline Hwy, Madison
from $59
DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
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4.5
525 West Johnson Street, Madison
from $138
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
from $145
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
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4.1
22 S Carroll Street, Madison
from $147
Crowne Plaza Hotel Madison
Crowne Plaza Hotel Madison
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3.7
4402 E Washington Ave, Madison
from $99
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Madison West
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Madison West
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4.3
516 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison
from $76
Graduate Madison
Graduate Madison
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4.2
601 Langdon Street, Madison
from $140
Sheraton Madison Hotel
Sheraton Madison Hotel
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4.0
706 John Nolen Dr, Madison
from $104
Best Western West Towne Suites
Best Western West Towne Suites
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4.0
650 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison
from $80
Hyatt Place Madison Downtown
Hyatt Place Madison Downtown
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4.3
333 W Washington Ave, Madison
from $125
More About Madison, WI Hotels...

Finding Cheap Accommodation Near Madison’s Main Attractions

Madison’s main attractions include the University of Wisconsin, the State Capitol (which offers free daily tours), and Lakes Monona and Mendota. Booking a hotel near these sites allows for more time spent at the actual attraction. HI-Madison Hostel is an inexpensive option for accommodation located between the State Capitol and Lake Monona, and The Edgewater is a great cheap hotel for access to Lake Mendota.

Madison was voted America’s most walk-able city, so no matter where you’re located, you’ll always be within walking distance of a main attraction. As such it’s not really necessary to book a car rental.

Renting Bikes From Your Hotel is a Great Way to Explore the City

Madison is a very bike friendly city, and cycling is a fantastic way to explore the miles of parks and nature trails. Some hotels like Arbor House* include complimentary bike use in the cost of your stay. Otherwise there are hotels and very cheap Airbnb listings just around the corner from Budget Bicycle Center which rents used bikes (930 Regent Street).

Travel During Winter for Cheap Hotel Deals

While Madison thrives during summer with its many beaches, lakes, and outdoor recreational activities, winter is the best time for cheap hotel deals (January – May). Summer water sports won’t be an option, but the winter season still has plenty to offer with theatres, galleries, and winter sports taking place across the city. The Dahlmann Campus Inn and Chancellor's Club is close to the University of Wisconsin, with easy access to cross-country ski trails and ice skating.

Travel a little earlier during fall and catch a food festival while hotel deals are still cheap. The Dane County Farmers Market happens every Saturday on the Capitol Square, and every Wednesday downtown. Best Western Plus Inn on the Park is a budget friendly option close to Capitol Square.

Avoid Traveling on Game Day For Better Hotel Deals

Madison is a University town with an incredibly popular college football team. Hotels within the city sell out fast as game day approaches, and the streets surrounding the stadium will be packed with fans. Football games occur each Saturday between August and December; if traveling specifically for the football season, be sure to book well in advance to reserve the best rates. Also note that hockey season begins in October.

Check Airbnb Listings for Cheaper Rates Than Hotels

Airbnb is a great option for accommodation in Madison if you don’t mind room share. There are an abundance of room shares across the city, all in prime locations, and most are a lot cheaper than hotels in the same area. Listings on Airbnb are the closest accommodation options to the University Campus.

The Best Way to Travel to Madison

Most major US airports offer travel to Dane County Regional Airport with connections. The airport is only 15 minutes from downtown, which is very close to the State Capitol and University. If in Chicago, you may consider driving via Interstate 90 which is only 2½-hours.

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Plan a Memorable Getaway to Madison, WI

With the energy of a university town and its five beatiful lakes, Madison is a popular destination with budget-friendly hotels such as the Sheraton Madison Hotel, Days Inn, and Suites Madison. With deals at Super 8 Madison South and Best Western West Towne Suites, this city is an affordable place to take your family.

Visit Madison in Winter for Cheap Rates on Hotels

The city boasts 260 park and beaches. Summer is the high season because it’s warm enough to go swimming in the lakes and hit the golf courses. If you want cheap hotels, Madison, Wisconsin is best enjoyed in the winter. With theaters, galleries, and winter sports in full swing, winter is a fun time to visit, while January through mid-May promise the best hotel prices.

Find Cheap Hotel Near Madison Airport and Sun Prairie

Expect to pay more at hotels near campus during football season since this area is already the priciest. Hotels near the airport, Sun Prairie, and Waunakee are budget-friendly options that are further away from downtown, but are still only a short drive away.

Reserve Affordable Lodging Near State Capitol and Other Madison Sights

Spend more time at the attractions and less time driving, by booking a hotel near the University of Wisconsin, the grounds of the state capitol, and Lakes Mendota and Monon.

 

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