Book a room at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Madison, Wisconsin and discover this university town’s relaxed but stylish attitude. Kick back on the State Capitol lawn, glide across Lake Mendota in a canoe, and sip local brews with University of Wisconsin students.
Guests of our hotels in Madison explore the white, domed Capitol building towering over the center of town. Take a free tour of the marble structure, or browse the boutique shops and restaurants in neighboring Capitol Square. Our Madison hotels are near the University of Wisconsin campus, where red-and-white-clad Badgers fans cheer at autumn football games at Camp Randall Stadium. Take the kids to Henry Vilas Zoo for free to see 200 animal species, from red pandas to lions and orangutans. The green lawns on the shores of Lake Wingra in adjacent Henry Vilas Park are a great place for kids to burn off some energy—and build snowmen in wintertime.
Begin your evening as the locals do, in a cozy downtown pub sipping cocktails and nibbling on deep-fried cheese curds. Our hotels in Madison put you near the eclectic bars and restaurants of State Street, where University of Wisconsin students and locals gather for drinks and dinner. Expect a varied assortment of cuisines, from charcoal-grilled bratwurst and house-made pasta, to spicy Indian curries and vegetarian feasts of organic produce. Whatever your choice, pair your dinner with a locally-made drink: Capital beer from Middleton or Wollersheim wine from Prairie du Sac.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn hotels in Madison in summer and explore the city’s two neighboring lakes, Monona and Mendota, by boat or kayak, or in fall, when the University of Wisconsin Badgers take to the gridiron. The friendly Midwestern hospitality is on tap year-round.