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Governor's Mansion Inn

City-center hotel within easy reach of Lake Mendota

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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A$186

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130 E. Gilman St, Madison, 53703, WI, United States of America
9.6.Exceptional.
  • This hotel is a great discovery for us! It’s outstanding in every way and I highly…

    Aug. 23, 2021

  • I was a bit surprised about the portable cooler that was in my room (would have…

    Aug. 22, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Convenient
Quiet
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Self parking
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Digital TV service
  • LED TV
  • Self parking (surcharge)

What’s around

  • In Downtown Madison
  • Lake Mendota - 1 min walk
  • Capitol Square - 6 min walk
  • Wisconsin State Capitol - 9 min walk
  • Orpheum Theater - 10 min walk
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 15 min walk

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Guests
  • Signature Room
  • Standard Room
  • Economy Room
  • Signature Studio Suite

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Downtown Madison
  • Lake Mendota - 1 min walk
  • Capitol Square - 6 min walk
  • Wisconsin State Capitol - 9 min walk
  • Orpheum Theater - 10 min walk
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 15 min walk
  • Kohl Center - 20 min walk
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - 24 min walk
  • Camp Randall Stadium - 33 min walk
  • Barrymore Theatre - 45 min walk
  • James Madison Beach - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 8 min drive
Profile: Downtown Madison

Profile: Downtown Madison

Downtown Madison is perched between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, meaning there’s double the opportunity for summer sailing and winter skating, right in the downtown district. If you’re feeling daring, you can try out more extreme sports on the lakes, including snow-kiting, or you can just enjoy the spectacle from Monona Terrace while sipping cocktails.

Then there’s the zany, student-led culture of Downtown, which sees State Street thronging with costumed crowds for seasonal festivals, when neon-lit dive bars go into overdrive. All of that before you hit cultural hotspots like Overture Center, which puts on symphony concerts and Broadway shows.

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130 E. Gilman St, Madison, 53703, WI, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee shop/café

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking is available for an extra charge

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 and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Governors Mansion Inn and Cafe Hotel Madison
  • Governor's Mansion Inn Hotel
  • Governor's Mansion Inn Madison
  • Governor's Mansion Inn Hotel Madison
  • Governors Mansion Inn and Cafe Hotel
  • Governors Mansion Inn and Cafe Madison
  • Governors Mansion Cafe Madison
  • Governor's Mansion Inn Cafe

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply). Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bradburys (6-min walk), Heritage Tavern (7-min walk), and The Old Fashioned (7-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison (15-min drive) is nearby.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property and our room was beautiful! It was a staffless check in and check out yet they provided amenities and plenty of information. 10/10 would stay there again and encourage others to check it out.

    1 night trip with friends, Aug. 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Special Stay

    This truly is a special place and I highly recommend staying here!

    Steven, 1 night trip, Aug. 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a very unique and historic property. With 170 years of history, this building is very well maintained. It's location near the lake and near the downtown area makes it ideal for those looking for scenery or good restaurants. The common areas are spacious and comfortable, and each room is quite nice as well. The rooms are not as spacious as a traditional hotel room, yet plenty big enough for two travelers. An excellent choice for a my wife and me for a quick one day "getaway".

    1 night romance trip, Jun. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    David and Bob were welcoming hosts. Delicious scones and coffee in the morning. We loved learning about the history of the mansion.

    1 night romance trip, Jun. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful great location!

    Really a great place to stay in Madison - beautiful Mansion on the lake in downtown madison. We travel full-time but are originally from Madison and can tell you the location is perfect.

    Robert, 2 night trip, Apr. 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property is overlooking the lake and is VERY cute. They did a fantastic job of making the rooms feel brand new while maintaining the historical charm of the mansion. Make sure you check your emails before checking in and the self check in process will be a breeze!

    1 night family trip, Apr. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property. Prompt service when we were not able to get our thermostat to work.

    2 night romance trip, Apr. 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful and cozy

    2 night trip, Mar. 31, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved the cozy servant's quarters that looked out onto the lake! All the finishes throughout the Inn are lovely: satiny wood floors, tiny hexagonal floor tiles in the new bathrooms (a nod to another era), small doses of quality wallpapers in targeted areas, puddling silk drapes in the shared spaces, and art and mid-century lamps and tables and chairs that juxtapose well in the traditional space. The Inn is located downtown, so a quick stroll led us to a great organic restaurant (Harvest) for dinner before we returned to a peaceful, quiet slumber. Check-in was easy, the complimentary morning coffee was dark and rich, and the accompanying scones were delicious. We'd return without hesitation!

    1 night romance trip, Mar. 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful renovations to make this historical landmark comfortably modern. The old world charm has not been jeopardized, however. This place is a real treasure.

    2 night family trip, Mar. 17, 2021

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