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Madison Plaza Hotel

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Standard Room, Accessible (Handicap Accessible) | Desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of Madison Plaza Hotel

Madison Plaza Hotel

2.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Madison with outdoor pool and indoor pool

6.6/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transfer
East Washington Avenue, 3841, Madison, WI, 53704

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About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 18 min drive
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - 26 min drive
  • Alliant Energy Center - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 10 min drive
  • Madison Station - 18 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Laredo's - 6 min walk
  • Lazy Oaf Lounge - 12 min walk
  • Takumi Japanese Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Cool Beans Coffee House & Cafe - 15 min walk
  • Prime Quarter Steak House - 15 min walk

About this property

Madison Plaza Hotel

Located just 3.3 mi (5.2 km) from the airport, Madison Plaza Hotel offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can hang out at the outdoor pool or indoor pool, or grab a bite to eat at Northwoods Bar and Grill, which serves dinner. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, and a fitness center are other highlights. Fellow travelers say good things about the airport proximity and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 197 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 35 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast 6:00 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 6:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (5200 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Spa tub


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Northwoods Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday:
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

Does Madison Plaza Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Madison Plaza Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Madison Plaza Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Madison Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Are pets allowed at Madison Plaza Hotel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 35 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Madison Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Madison Plaza Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Madison Plaza Hotel?
You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Madison Plaza Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Madison Plaza Hotel and nearby?
Madison Plaza Hotel has an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub, as well as an arcade and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Madison Plaza Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Northwoods Bar and Grill. Nearby restaurants include Laredo's (6-min walk), Lazy Oaf Lounge (12-min walk), and Takumi Japanese Restaurant (13-min walk).
What's the area around Madison Plaza Hotel like?
Madison Plaza Hotel is a short 17-minute walk from East Towne Mall and 11 minutes' walk from Madison Area Technical College. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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6/10 Good

Pass this one up
Pretty sketchy place. Hotel staff was nice but the lodging is dirty and decrepit. Cannot recommend
Todd, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Airport Proximity
Stayed here due to airport shuttle offering Room was large with king bed and coffee maker. Room was clean and bed comfortable.
Robert, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Stay in your car or literally anywhere else
I did not realize it was legal to let a homeless shelter smell this bad. Maybe if it doubles as a truly awful motel, it is okay?
John, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This property needs a lot of cleaning and updating. The carpet in the hallways has massive stains all over that look like someone was murdered and dragged down the hallway. The smell of the hotel was also gross. My husband and I didn't even want to breathe in the elevator because of the smell. Our bathroom sink didn't drain the water very well and it leaked from the pipe all over the bathroom floor. Our bed linens looked like someone had laid on them, so we were unsure if they were even clean. I chose this hotel because it was the closest one to the airport and I booked without reading reviews, my mistake that I won't make again.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Hotel with airport shuttle
They picked me up from airport in a older minivan when I called right away. Two other places with airport shuttles said they were not running due to staffing and to take a cab or ride share. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was typical hot and cold items. Staff always asked if I needed anything. Not a 4 star hotel but not a dive either.
greg, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Avoid this place
This place was filthy. Outside doors were broken, hallways smelled moldy, parking lot was full of trash. Felt very unsafe.
Gerald, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Michael, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It wasn’t the worst
I thought it’s have been a little nicer from what I gathered from the reviews. I think people may only like it because they have a pool. My room was alright despite the weird smell that never seemed to go away. I had just enough towels. I could’ve used more. It seems at night some suspicious activity goes down. And why does the door get locked at night? People are out late and need to get back to their rooms. The guy came and opened it after knocking on it a couple times, but why it was locked was strange to me.
2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It is old & run-down. This entire property needs alot of updating & fixing everything. The room was so gross that if we hadn't been driving all day, we would have left & found another. To stay we brought blankets in from the car & did not sleep in the beds. it is disgusting!
1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Jim, 1-night trip
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