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Hotel Ruby Marie

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#33 of 61 Hotels in Madison
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had a peaceful stay at the Hotel Ruby Marie. Room was small but that made it cozy. Breakfast was delicious, and it was awesome being so close to the square. We will definitely be going back to this gem!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 12 September 2013

A perfect place! Warm cookies at night, beautiful rooms, right by the Capitol, Farmer's Market, downtown, and breakfast is in the restaurant that is connected to the hotel! You are just a doorway away from the Northwoods Saloon, The Come Back Inn, and the Essen Haus with the glass boots for beer. Best food in town at the Come Back!...

Thank KarenJ1963
State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Charming old hotel. Has plenty of character. Our room was spacious, clean and well-decorated. Bathroom was perfect. Service was good. The hotel is located next to Lake Monona and close to the Capitol, about 7 minutes walk. If you enjoy hotels that have character and are not bland, this is a great choice. Also, this is a great walking area,...

1Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is a fun old hotel, and we enjoyed our stay. Our room was very large, and the bed was comfortable. We did have some noise from the street below, but we also had the air-conditioning going so the sound was muffled. The breakfast was a surprise, and was quite good with fresh baked goods and fruit. The young man...

Thank ModeenW
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We spent five nights at this distinctive, older hotel just a few blocks from the Square. Our room looked out at Lake Monona and we found the sounds and sights of the Wisconsin and Southern Railway across the street a nostalgic pleasure. I also enjoyed using the bike share kiosk right at the shoreline bike path across the street. The...

Thank Cyclingsanta
ithaca new york
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Even though we couldn't get a room with a lake view, this was a lovely little inn located near the heart of Madison. Close to everything, very cozy and clean room for less $ than other hotels in the downtown area. Helpful and responsive front desk people. Easy walk to capitol square and Monona Terrrace Conference Center. Little longer (but...

Thank hhr5
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed at the Ruby Marie for our first wedding anniversary. The room was the king Jacuzzi suite. The room was huge and the décor was early 1900. The bed was oversized king and very comfortable. The air conditioner and fire place both worked and were equally used for our stay. The elevator went from the ground floor to the...

1Thank Bill M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 April 2013

The Expectations: Hotel Ruby Marie was everything I hoped for, plus more. I expected a fun, memorable stay in a kitschy hotel in Madison, and it came with a friendly staff and goddamn delicious complimentary food. The Reservation: Super easy. We waited until the last second to make plans. Called on Friday mid-morning and made reservations for that night with...

2Thank Emily H
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 March 2013

The city of Madison doesn't have many unique hotels to stay at, so every visit we make to Wisconsin's capital city has us staying at this hotel. Our favorite room is #13. It is good sized and has a gas fireplace. The rooms are furnished with older furniture but the bathrooms and carpeting are all brand new. Also has a...

1Thank PatWisconsin
Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
Reviewed 3 March 2013

My wife and I stayed here three nights. Our room, # 21, was large and had a good view of Lake Monona. We enjoyed our stay. Of note, the hotel is downtown, and our room was on the street and train track side. Auto/truck/bus traffic noise was prevalent during the day. Trains were infrequent (max 4 one night, 0 the...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Ruby Marie

Address: 524 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3431
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: ₹ 5,594 - ₹ 8,694 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Ruby Marie 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Ruby Marie Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Madison
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“Do not stay in a 2nd floor room near the lobby. Recommend 3rd floor for maximum quietness. Tavern next door the noise goes on quite late.”
 of 5 bubbles 472mickib, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the lake do also face a railway line, no issue for us, but may be an issue for light sleepers.”
 of 5 bubbles hannypops, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Prices range based on size of room. I'd prefer room not on same side as train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccalbauer, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“They give you an optoin of amenities paired with the budget you have”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethj255, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“#27 is one of the quieter rooms in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles rachelrenee_80, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
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