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Madison, WI
1-844-663-2269

Recent guest reviews

Lovely place, great location, friendly staff. Two negatives: wifi didn’t work and loud train horns right outside your window all night long make for difficult sleep.

Loved the property! Nice breakfast next door included. Was very COVID conscious.

I don't want to tell everyone about this gem in the heart of downtown because I fear once the word gets out I won't be able to get a room!

I loved the decor! However, the mattress was old and not comfortable. New mattresses are definitely needed!!! When we arrived the staff was just finishing up our room and she allowed us to check in which was very nice. The breakfast was delicious. We felt safe. The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that it’s an old rail workers hotel and the train was very loud.

Great place at good price. Great rooms and nice breaky. Lot nicer than it looks from outside and web pics. Great location.

Excellent service, parking included, and the bar on the first floor is just lovely with live music and great courtyard.

I love this historic hotel. Everything about it harkened back to a bygone era.

Awesome value great rooms and bed and shower i would come back any time and will

Good location, nicely updated boutique hotel. Still has some quirks like the baseboard heaters that click and emanate dripping sounds, wooden floors that creak when you or someone in the hall walks over them, etc. But the room was clean, the temperature was easily adjusted nicely, I got a good night’s sleep, free parking, and a continental breakfast on my way out. Keep an open mind and you will have a good stay.

I love the distinctiveness of the Ruby Marie! and I find it very comfortable, my only caveat is that people who are sensitive to noise may have issues. The heating system gurgles and rattles most of the time, although this really didn't bother me, I found it quite pleasant white noise. You also get the music from the bar underneath, at least in certain rooms. Again, it was pleasant acoustic guitar and really didn't bother me but might be an issue for some.

Super charming hotel with great staff. Two complimentary drink tickets for the bar downstairs were included as well as breakfast in a very quaint adorable cafe. I would stay again for sure.

A delightful surprise. The rooms were clean and not too small. The Up North Bar right downstairs was a huge plus and a breakfast coupon for both of us was even better the next morning. Easy walk to the Capital square or along the waterfront.

I love the Ruby Marie! It is in a great location near Lake Monona (some rooms have a lake view) near the bike trail. You get a complimentary happy hour drink at the Up North bar and breakfast at the cafe (or the Come Back Inn on weekends). The rooms are a quaint through back to the 1800s but are modern and comfortable with tons of charm. It is always the first place I look when I need a room in Madison. You used to have to book directly with the hotel, but now that it is available online it is even more convenient. Watch for off season specials. A great place for a quick get away! Absolutely a 5 star experience, but don't confuse that with the sterile experience of a "5 star hotel". Awesome B&B!

Madison WI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Capitol Square and Wisconsin State Capitol
  • Free in-room WiFi

Hotel Ruby Marie places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Capitol Square and Wisconsin State Capitol. This 15-room, 3-star bed & breakfast has conveniences like free in-room WiFi.


Rooms

All 15 rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available on request.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (13)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (25)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (21)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (24)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Ruby Marie

Everyone (14) Couples (1) Family (3)
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Business Business

Lovely place, great location, friendly staff. Two negatives: wifi didn’t work and loud train horns right outside your window all night long make for difficult sleep.

By on Sep 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2020

We love the "positives" and apologize for the "negatives". We understand your issues, though, and would be more than happy to correct them with different room assignment and our back up internet option next time. We appreciate your input because we can only improve with our guests' input. We hope to have a second chance in the future with you!

5
Family

Loved the property! Nice breakfast next door included. Was very COVID conscious.

By , from Kansas City on Sep 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 16, 2020

We appreciate your recognition of our efforts...it helps to motivate us forward through this year. Thank you so much for staying with us, as well as the good review!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 25, 2020

We appreciate it!

4
Everyone

By on Jan 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

Thank you for taking a moment to rate us, and we will see what we can do about earning that last bit to achieve the "5 out of 5" for you.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2020

We appreciate it! See you next time.

5
Family

I don't want to tell everyone about this gem in the heart of downtown because I fear once the word gets out I won't be able to get a room!

By on Dec 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2019

Hello! That is a fear that we have often heard and can appreciate! Our suggestion is please spread the love AND book early; and hopefully we can make you, your friends, and your family all as pleased as you were this last stay with us!

5
Everyone

By on Dec 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2019

We appreciate it!

5
Everyone

By on Oct 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2019

Thank you very much! Enjoy the day!

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Partner Couples Family

I loved the decor! However, the mattress was old and not comfortable. New mattresses are definitely needed!!! When we arrived the staff was just finishing up our room and she allowed us to check in which was very nice. The breakfast was delicious. We felt safe. The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that it’s an old rail workers hotel and the train was very loud.

By on Aug 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 3, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! Since our beds are usually an area that we take pride in, we will definitely be trying to pinpoint which room we had you stay in so as to make any changes necessary to improve that aspect of the experience with us. Enjoy the day!

5
Everyone

Great place at good price. Great rooms and nice breaky. Lot nicer than it looks from outside and web pics. Great location.

By on Jul 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 3, 2019

Thank you! We are definitely making strides in keeping out exterior appealing and will be taking a look at our presentation on the web as well.

Hotel Ruby Marie

Madison, WI 53703
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