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Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beds were hard and very uncomfortable. Kids running up and down the hallways until well after midnight. Room on the side facing the interstate had a lot of traffic noise.

2 vending machines on site both out of order. No bottled water on site . Breakfast was a joke 4 containers of yogurt no waffles or eggs out of order sign on the warming trays .

Terrible experience, poor rooms accomadations and poor service....quite a different hotel experience iwth what must be new management.

Rude staff, rooms were not clean, no manager on site, therefore there is no one held accountable for issues.

Staff was very polite and friendly. Quick check in, professional and kind.

Slept well. Did not have time to stay for breakfast as we had to get on the road quickly.

I was in town for a concert and the hotel was a pleasant surprise. The staff was helpful and the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I can remember.

Arrived at hotel on Thanksgiving day. Employees were enjoying holiday with their family/friends which I thought was great by the hotel management. The next day the lady at the reception desk was the same as afternoon prior...at the time she was working for 17 hours straight. I admired her work ethic, but questioned the management ability to get her a replacement. Cleanliness of hotel was adequate, especially for Holiday time.

arrived early evening to find only front desk employee smoking with friends just outside front door. guests smoking in side stairwell also and locked door open with a rock. overall fairly clean, basic room, could not get wifi working, nice workout area, hearty breakfast included.

Room was clean, very large and well priced. The staff was very friendly too. The gym leaves something to be desired, but for the price I wasn't even expecting a gym. Breakfast was simple but tasty.

Cross country trip from FL to MN. It was the last hotel we stayed at on our trip and was the grossest yet most expensive of all hotels. Checked in about 8 pm. Two men ahead of me checking in, then when I got to counter, the worker helped the person on the phone and at same time started helping another checked in customer who had gotten the wrong room. Finally got checked in after about waiting for 10 min. Only 1 person at counter, but she was pleasant. Hallway carpet was stained and dirty, looked like it wasn't vacuumed for a week. Room had a strange odor (almost like pet urine) but was too exhausted to go ask for another room. Only 2 pillows on each bed which were balled up like basketballs and hard as rocks to sleep on. Gym equip beat up, water cooler but no cups. Bathroom in room was gross, water stained door and some disgusting goo on the blow dryer. I almost puked in my mouth when I grabbed it to dry my hair. Free breakfast was pretty good, except the bananas were all brown with fruit flies flying around. The gentleman working the breakfast area was very kind, friendly and helpful. He even killed the huge spider that my son saw by the table. Overall terrible experience and way over priced. Staff was friendly but should have had an extra person help check in.

The Magnuson Grand Hotel is a beautiful Hotel, great location, nice staff members, and a pleasant stay! The rooms are clean and nice!!

this was a Wynngate back in the day but is still a nice clean quiet place to stay

The hotel stunk of paint and was all torn up. Hopefully the upgrades will take it out of the 80's. Staff was fine but the hotel is currently not worth the price. It would be nice if the current status of the hotel was displayed on The site.

Overall, I was very satisfied with my stay at the hotel. It is older, but it looks like they are beginning the remodeling process. I was very happy with my stay.

We needed a halfway stop before getting on a plane in Chicage. Easy access from interstate. Got to swim, clean up, sleep and eat breakfast. Good stop over.

The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable, except for smelling like smokers had lived there...even though it was a non-smoking room. The cost of the room was pretty good for the area. Furniture in rooms was scratched, dated, and long overdue for replacement. Curtains were torn, and stained. However, all of those things can be overlooked if the cleanliness and price are main considerations.

Was a very well run hotel. The only problem we had was the cable was advertized as having over 100 channels could not get anything but the 5 local channels told manager about it at check out was told they where aware of it but had not called anyone to fix. It.

Staff was extremely friendly! Rooms were clean and very quiet. Highly recommend!

3510 Millpond Rd Madison WI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison is within a mile (2 km) of Yahara Hills Golf Course. This 100-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Aldo Leopold Nature Center is also close to this Madison hotel.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All of Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison's 100 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including private yards, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect 27-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free casino shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Magnuson Grand Hotel Madison

Everyone (6) Business (10) Couples (21) Family (14) Other (4) Friends (3)
3
Everyone

Beds were hard and very uncomfortable. Kids running up and down the hallways until well after midnight. Room on the side facing the interstate had a lot of traffic noise.

By on Feb 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 21, 2017

We're sorry that your stay wasn't as plaesent . We addressed that matter and that guest is no longer welcome to the Magnuson Grand. Again sorry that your stay wasn't as comfy an we sinccerly apologize

2
Everyone

2 vending machines on site both out of order. No bottled water on site . Breakfast was a joke 4 containers of yogurt no waffles or eggs out of order sign on the warming trays .

By on Jan 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 13, 2017

Hello, I would like to apologize about your recent experience at our property. I can assure you that these are not typical issues that we run into at Magnuson Grand. We do not have waffles, however we do have a really great alternative, which is the pancake machine. The vending machine issue was brought to managements attention, and has since been resolved. We would love for you to visit us again in the future, so please let us know what else we could have done to make your stay more enjoyable. Sincerely, Natasha Stankovich Sales Coordinator/AGM

1

ended up with three rooms due to problems

BusinessTravelers

Terrible experience, poor rooms accomadations and poor service....quite a different hotel experience iwth what must be new management.

By , from Houston Texas on Dec 8, 2016

5

staff was great. very clean.

Everyone

By on Oct 6, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2016

Thank you for your positive review. We, the team at the Magnuson Grand hotel really appreciate it as your review helps us to better accommodate guests...once again thank you for your positive review -Sherice

1
Everyone

Rude staff, rooms were not clean, no manager on site, therefore there is no one held accountable for issues.

By on Sep 14, 2016

4

nice hotel, close to the meeting i attended.

Everyone

Staff was very polite and friendly. Quick check in, professional and kind.

By on May 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2016

Dear Guest. Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay and just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with

4

nice, clean and comfortable!

Everyone

Slept well. Did not have time to stay for breakfast as we had to get on the road quickly.

By , from Springfield IL on Apr 3, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again in the near future so you can try our wonderful breakfast selection.

4

family trip

Singles

I was in town for a concert and the hotel was a pleasant surprise. The staff was helpful and the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I can remember.

By on Dec 8, 2015

4

thanksgiving holiday.

Couples

Arrived at hotel on Thanksgiving day. Employees were enjoying holiday with their family/friends which I thought was great by the hotel management. The next day the lady at the reception desk was the same as afternoon prior...at the time she was working for 17 hours straight. I admired her work ethic, but questioned the management ability to get her a replacement. Cleanliness of hotel was adequate, especially for Holiday time.

By on Nov 30, 2015

3

basic, clean, no frills

Couples

arrived early evening to find only front desk employee smoking with friends just outside front door. guests smoking in side stairwell also and locked door open with a rock. overall fairly clean, basic room, could not get wifi working, nice workout area, hearty breakfast included.

By on Oct 27, 2015