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Hotel Ruby Marie

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#32 of 61 Hotels in Madison
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Rockford, Illinois
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128 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

My wife and I stayed here and we really enjoyed it. It's right downtown, walking distance from several bars and restaurants. It's also just a block or so to the lake with a nice walking path that goes around it. We saw a spider and got a little freaked out, but you could see a spider anywhere, right? Overall, it's... More 

Thank Redbirds1
Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Hotel Ruby Marie is newly renovated, close to all things downtown, and a really nice place to stay. We stayed on the second floor and had a large room. There is a bar downstairs, and on weekends it can be noisy. If this is an issue for you, I'd recommend staying on the third floor. Breakfast was in the cafe... More 

1 Thank gellermo2
Waterford, WI
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We stayed for one night at the Hotel Ruby Marie for a weekend getaway. We booked the room on the phone, but I could see the room online that I was booking. It is a small boutique style hotel so there are not many rooms. The location is great, only a few blocks to the Capital. There are three bar/restaurants... More 

Thank 2logcabin
New Lisbon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Why would anyone want to stay at one of the chain same old same old modern hotels? This is are 2nd stay. Lowest price we could find but twice the hotel as the rest. Old 1800's building...such character! compentary drinks at their bar which has a beer garden....free breakfast in the morning...and not continental either! Love this place!

3 Thank cyle66
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117 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The Hotel Ruby Marie is a hybrid hotel and bed & breakfast. Don't expect the usual hotel perks like a pool or 24 hr staff. Instead you get a most unique experience with beautiful old rooms, excellent location, and wonderful dining/drinking options next door. This is the perfect place for couples wanting something different during a Madison stay. I would... More 

1 Thank TrickTaylor
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This is the second time I've stayed at the Ruby Marie and I will return. It is an old boarding house and full of history. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. Check in and out can be unusual during after hours as the front desk is only staffed during the day. The hotel is conveniently situated within a 5... More 

1 Thank Vicky D
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

The pictures and reviews do no say enough about this hotel! The historic decor was a turn-off to me upon booking, but seeing it in person, it is nothing short of lovely. It's old decor with a modern take and is truly gorgeous, not gaudy. I stayed in room 12 and don't have a bad thing to say about it.... More 

1 Thank AshKicks
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

What a fun way to experience downtown Madison! The Ruby Marie made us feel like a part of the emerging West, but with convenient surroundings. It is also a different B and B experience, since we walked downstairs to the bakery and chose our own breakfast goodies. Our baker/manager/server there was a gem, and really the single individual we had... More 

1 Thank Jean023
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

We stayed in roon #23 which was a large suite with a hot tub. The room was a great location to celebrate Octoberfest as all the festivities were in our parking lot, Dylan and Joshua were awesone on recommendations and directions. The location puts you in the middle of Madison. The breakfast the next day was special. You could order... More 

Thank Bigbearfatman
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Outstanding boutique inn located in a great location on the lake in Madison. The inn is very cute and clean and would stay there again. Also, you cannot beat the deal - two comp beers and breakfast too. You have to stay there!

Thank CybilRose

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Ruby Marie

Address: 524 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $110 - $172 (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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