Whatever kind of accommodation in Madison
you may be seeking, you'll find that you have scores of properties from which
to choose. There are fine boutique and luxury Madison hotels because this is
the capital of the state. There is also extremely good cheap lodging in Madison
for two reasons. First, it is an important university city that caters to students
and faculty on a budget. Second, the city is a hub for many nearby resorts
like Wisconsin Dells.
There is very good cheap lodging in Madison to be had in all areas of the city. You don't have to resign yourself to being completely out of the way, or miles and miles from the best attractions. Even if you stay in one of the Madison motels or hotels around the airport, you are still fairly centrally located, as the airport is virtually in the city. If you like green spaces, there are many parks in the city (even one of the state parks is located here) and you will find good Madison motels near them, especially around Cherokee Park, which is right next to the airport.
While the city is fairly spread out over an area of nearly seventy square miles, even the suburbs have easy access to all the things to do. While you may be relegated to one of the Madison motels most of them are very clean, modern, safe, and relatively centrally located. These are excellent for Wisconsin vacations that include some tours and sightseeing in the city, and then moving on to other areas in the southern part of the state. Additionally, these properties will generally have easy access to the several freeways that intersect in the city.
Madison hotels that are actually located in the central district for dining, shopping, and visiting the city's attractions will probably be a bit more expensive. The very best location is around State Street, which links Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin campus. You still will be able to find some cheap lodging in Madison in this prime area if you spend a little time doing your research. Other more expensive accommodation in Madison will be found on the lakes (there are three lakes right in the city) and closest to the golfing venues. There are more than ten city golf courses that are open to the public, including some literally within the city, near the capitol, and within the university campus.
Some Madison hotels are of interest due to their history. One of these is the Mansion Inn, located in the beautiful McDonnell Pierce House on Bug Hill. This is a masterpiece of German Romanesque Revival architecture built in 1857, and offers both luxury and elegance. It's set in a grove of butternut trees that has been landscaped into a Victorian garden with a beautiful fountain. It's only a few blocks from the capitol, State Street, and Lake Mendota. You'll find other historic accommodation in Madison are charming bed and breakfast inns. Some of these are in the city, and some are outside the city set in acres of property offering hiking, horseback riding, river sports, and golfing.