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Hotel Ruby Marie

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#35 of 61 Hotels in Madison
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here every time we go to Madison. There is a great German restaurant(the Essen House) and bar(Come Back In) and another bar connected to it. So you can just stay there at night and not drive anywhere. When you stay on Fri or Sat you get a free breakfast the next day. During the week you get a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. First, the neighborhood is fantastic. So much to do and checkout as the neighborhood appears to be in the heart of Madison, WI. Too cold and don't feel like going out? They got you covered. Just take the elevator down to the "Come Back In" Bar. Warm yourself up with a drink or just take advantage...

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Thank Tony D
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel occupies the two floors of a building that also has a bar and a cafe. In the same area are the Essen Haus and Come Back In -- both excellent and a lot of fun. You're near the train tracks and the occasional train will blare its horn as it passes through. Aside from that, it was reasonably...

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Thank jdonovan680
Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband planned an overnight trip to Madison and selected the Hotel Ruby Marie because of its great history and location. Check in time is 3PM but we were in the area at 1PM and stopped in. We were told our room was ready and given the keys. We did not actually go to the room because we had a...

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Thank JustmeChicago
Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel Ruby Marie is a real charmer! The spacious rooms have a historic feel, but the bathrooms are redone and include jacuzzi tubs (not to mention incredible water pressure in the shower). The location is fantastic, and it's within walking distance to many great restaurants (including the Up North bar downstairs, a relaxing neighborhood pub with live music). Parking...

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Thank Kate B
Asheboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I had a wonderful stay at the Ruby Marie. This is not your average hotel. This hotel is decorated with a Victorian theme, you almost feel like you've gone back in a time machine. It's absolutely charming. The hotel is located in the heart of Madison and offers food options just an elevator ride downstairs. There's both a sports bar...

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Thank BenJonesComedy
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Officially the coolest little hotel ever! Originally built in the 1800s this place has so much style. Of course they have made modern updates since then, but still hold onto an 1800s atmosphere. Classic wooden doors, wooden furniture, large vintage mirrors in the stairwell, and several sitting rooms. Even the curtains and the lamp fixtures in my room take me...

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Thank Jim H
Hinckley, Illinois
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is really a cool hotel. It is really beautiful and the staff does a great job in maintaining it. I could not give it an excellent rating only because of a couple quirky things. First the bed in our room is one of those antique beds, so just getting into bed the headboard would literally hit the wall. We...

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Thank Micki B
Hartland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Easy to find, easy check-in, good eats at the Come Back In (complimentary breakfast(s) included with your stay), complimentary drink(s) at hotel bar. The decor is vintage and charming. The room size was perfect for the two of us (mid level room), and the bathroom large with jetted tub. There were two bottles of water in the fridge, as well...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs for the train going by and its horn. Breakfast is tasty from the deli downstairs during the week or the restaurant next door on the weekends.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Hotel Ruby Marie

Address: 524 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3431
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $116 - $181 (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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“on weekends the bar on the left gets a little loud, supposed to be quieter after 10.”
 of 5 bubbles 82dawng, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay on top floor or the floors creaking will drive you nuts!”
 of 5 bubbles JustmeChicago, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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