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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: MADISON
  • Distance From Hotel: 2.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-05:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

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  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:5
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

One pet per room is allowed for a fee. The size of the pet cannot exceed 25 pounds. Pet cannot be left unattended. They are required to wear a leash in public areas and are not allowed in the breakfast or pool area. There is no fee for service animals.
Pet fee amount  20.00  USD  per night

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Alliant Energy Center
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI
Attraction:
State Capital Building
Distance From Hotel:1.25MI
Attraction:
Wisconsin Children's Museum
Distance From Hotel:1.25MI
Attraction:
Wisconsin Veteran's Museum
Distance From Hotel:1.25MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:95
  • Car Parking Available
  • Parking is free. No trucks or trailers are allowed. Vehicle guest is traveling in may not take up more than one parking space. No extended parking allowed. Must be a registered guest of the hotel to park.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2014
  • Total number of rooms:92
  • Total number of suites:4
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:29
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:63
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:92
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:5
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:4
  • FEMA Property Number:WI0448
Explore Madison, WI from our Hotel's Downtown Location In Madison, WI, nestled among the sparkling, glacier-created lakes, the recently remodeled Holiday Inn Express® hotel puts you near everything the capitol city has to offer. We're located in the heart of downtown, minutes from the Capitol Building and the University of Wisconsin, making us the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Corporate travelers love our hotel's location in Madison, WI. We're within walking distance of the
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Explore Madison, WI from our Hotel's Downtown Location In Madison, WI, nestled among the sparkling, glacier-created lakes, the recently remodeled Holiday Inn Express® hotel puts you near everything the capitol city has to offer. We're located in the heart of downtown, minutes from the Capitol Building and the University of Wisconsin, making us the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Corporate travelers love our hotel's location in Madison, WI. We're within walking distance of the Alliant Energy Center and Veterans Coliseum; and just minutes from Monona Terrace Convention Center. You'll have everything you need to stay productive with high speed wireless Internet access and a business center in the hotel. In Madison, Wisconsin, you can cheer on the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium or the Kohl Center. Take in the area's beautiful scenery by visiting Turville Park or riding one of the many nearby biking trails. Other nearby attractions includes Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Henry Vilas Zoo and Taliesin. To welcome you to Madison, WI, our hotel's staff offers an evening reception Monday through Thursday nights for our adult guests. We have perks like an indoor pool, whirlpool, high definition television programming with HBO and a fitness center. Top off your stay with our free, hot Express Start breakfast. We look forward to making our hotel in Madison, Wisconsin your home away from home on your next visit.
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Features
Join us every morning for a mouthwatering breakfast buffet. While other Madison, WI hotels might provide breakfast, we provide a hot buffet breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs or omelettes, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, four choices of cereal, our signature cinnamon rolls, 100% Arabica bean coffee, and many more items to get your day off on the right foot.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 95 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Thin walls Could hear conversation in next room distinctly. Bed made a squeak when turning over. March 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Just the Basics The location served a purpose of providing a room, overall the area was noisy being close to the highway, serveral gas stations March 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Don't forget your credit card??? Took us 40 minutes to check in because she had a hard time pulling up the info from our past stay a month ago. She did not know how to handle cash. Never saw a new $100.00 US bill before. Not a hassle you want after travelling all day long. Shower curtain was dirty. But I went down for coffee and forgot our room number. I went to the desk to ask what room I was in and was happy that she asked for my ID before she told me my room number. Shows they are safety minded March 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wedding stay The hotel was clean and quiet, I would suggest to anyone staying though, that they let the front desk know what time they plan on checking out so housekeeping does not show up too early. March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very Good Breakfast The motel was in a good location so we could get up to Wisconsin Dells to watch our grand daughter play volleyball.. I enjoy eating at the rest. that was close by...and the rooms were comfortable.. The coffee is great and so are the cinnamon rolls...The weather was not too good, but there is nothing you can do about that.. March 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Improvement Needed My visit to this location was to rest and recharge while out of town. I achieved neither as the hotel was unable to request that the other guests respect others needs for a period of quiet. By no means is this an unreasonable request as the noise continued past midnight with a wrestling team running up and down the halls and stairwells until early in the morning. I made a request to the front desk, which they said they would address it, but never succeeded in it. I am not sure if they spoke to those causing the disruption or not, but looking at final result, it is irrelevant as the noise continued. There are a lot of properties in/around Madison, my personal recommendation based on my experience is to look into one other than this one. The rate paid is not even close to a direct reflection on the experience you will have. March 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by No different from the rest!!! Okay hotel just off the interstate. Manager was friendly. Stay here about 5 times a year. I'll be back. February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very acceptable All good. This pretty much what I expect from HI Express. Room price is at the high end of the reasonable range, but not necessarily outside the range. I would stay here again. February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service Service of the front desk and coffee area staff was excellent. February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room Great room nice and clean staff was very good and parking area was safe and breakfast area was clean February 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DeForest, WI I have been staying at this hotel for business for the last four months. For its price and amenities, it is a good value. The staff are very friendly. During the polar vortex where temperature dropped to -20, the rental car did not start. The women that runs the breakfast room helped out by assisting in jump starting the car. The only faults that I have would be the lack of healthier foods for breakfast (more fruit) and the TV service. The TV service was okay before, they had switched to HD service from Charter; and now the channels selection and quality are worse. January 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Loud popping noise coming from heater unit Noising neighboring rooms. Popping sounds from heater kept me up at night. January 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Too warm The overall experience was good. One suggestion would be to lower the temp in eating area and lobby. Breakfast lady was awesome! January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel - Cheap Pillows I always love my stay at the Holiday Inn, during road trips. It's the cinnamon rolls that keep me coming back. The pillows at this particular hotel were a little below standard, but everything else was top notch. January 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by my over-night stay last year when we stayed here every thing was very good. We preferably stay here because this hotel excepts dogs. It was just very noisy due to the wedding party January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dog and people friendly. We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near DeForest, WI. The staff was friendly, courteous, and very professional. We chose this location due to the easy on/off of the interstate. We were pleasantly surprised to find people were allowed to bring their dogs. (We had left ours at home.) We will definitely stay at the DeForest, Wisconsin location again. Next time we will bring our dogs along. It is nice to know there are affordable places that are dog friendly. We will definitely let all of our family and friends know that Holiday Inn Express is pet friendly and people friendly too. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Dec. 2013 January 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bk stay did not like the sink area outside of the bathroom and right by the door entrance. room was small for the cost. should of been more around the 65-75 per night stay January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel all-around Had a great stay while visiting relatives for Christmas. Room and common areas were very clean, front desk and housekeeping staff were very friendly, beds were comfortable, Wi-Fi worked great. Will definitely return next year. January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Passed through on Holiday travel We stayed during the drive "home from Grandpa's house" just before Christmas, just ahead of, and behind, a couple storms. I was pretty worn out from the road. Friendly, welcoming Staff. Clean, comfortable room. Was especially thankful for the employees looking after us on a Holiday. December 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable Beds & Relaxing As a business manager, I travel a lot and stay at a variety of nice motels. I would have to say that the my recent stay at the Deforest, WI Holiday Inn Express was one of the best motels I have stayed at this year. The staff was welcoming, easy check in and check out, nice breakfast. The bed comfort was excellent and the room was quiet, clean and very comfortable. I was also impressed how quiet the heating and cooling units was. It made for a peaceful, quiet, relaxing and restful night. If I travel in the Madison area again, this motel will be my first choice place. November 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nice staff need biscuts but other then that everything was great October 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great night's sleep Mattress was comfy, and this hotel had the most comfortable pillows I have had at a property in quite some time. On the minus side, the bathroom fan was noisy as others have stated, and for some reason the screws holding the iron / ironing board to the wall let loose during the night. Obviously a freak occurence which could happen anywhere, so no points deducted. Older property, so not a lot of electrical outlets available for todays devices. Not a lot of dining options in the immediate area (fast food only), but close enought ot the East Towne area for most people. Recommended. October 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wedding stay Didn't appreciate the added $60 a night from the normal rate and the refusal to give me the wedding group rate. Room smelled like cigarettes. Front desk crew not friendly but rest of staff were very kind. October 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Keep going Teeny, tiny room, one sink in bathroom, only fast food nearby. Manager does not honor seniors or military. Keep going to next exit. October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeForest Holiday Inn Express We love this hotel, located in a very convenient location. The place is clean, the staff is great and the breakfast area is well attended. Our perfect "pit stop" when we travel between Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio. September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One of my favorite hotels I stay out over 120 nights a year and this is one of my favorite hotels for stays in Wisconsin. Good location, good staff. September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Room The room was comfortable and met our needs. Our grandkids love coming over to use the pool. The room off the pool made for a good socializing area. September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Front desk exceptional Great staff, very friendly and nice. Good value for the money. I stay here 4 times a year for business and each time the staff and facility is excellent. September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable Beds and rooms. Very comfortable room and bed. We were returning from vacation and Stopped short of the Madison area [Game day]. September 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by maid service room was clean and comfortable but the maid did not leave any soap or shampoo. When we asked the front desk she was polite but did not know where to find the products she had to call her boss, we finally had the product two hours later. total experience seemed to have a lack of detail. Not the norm for HI Express. September 16, 2013
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express of Madison State Capital of Wisconsin within 2 miles of the inn Enjoy Badger Football at Camp Randall Stadium Part of our newly renovated lobby Capital City State Bike Trail adjacent to inn Exhibition Hall within walking distance of inn Visit the Monona Terrace, within two miles of the inn See WI basketball at the Kohl Center Come to the Farmer's Market in Madison, WI Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express of Madison Free admission awaits you at Henry Vilas Zoo Tour the State Capital of Wisconsin Enjoy the Summer on the Capital City Bike Trail Attend an event at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI Holiday Inn Express of Madison, WI April thru September the Farmer's Market in Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center is one half mile from the inn. Visit Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI
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