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Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 E. Wilson Street, is the official convention hotel and closest to Monona Terrace. Rooms are $183 (single/double/triple/quad). Call 608-255-5100 to make a reservation for the “Freedom From Religion Foundation” group rate. The group rate reservation cut-off date is August 16, 2017. (Unless rooms sell out.) Click here for the group rate link 

Getting there

The location of the hotel can be found here. If you are arriving from the Madison Dane County Regional Airport, which is 4 miles away from the hotel, travel International Drive for one mile, turn left on Packers Avenue. Packers becomes Pennsylvania, travel 1.5 miles to First St. turn left. Turn right onto E. Washington for one mile. Turn left on Blair, turn right onto Wilson. Continue 1/4 mile up, hotel will be on left-hand side. 

If you plan on taking a taxi, the typical minimum charge, including a 15% tip, will cost you $24.55.

Parking

Self parking in the garage costs $17 and valet parking, which includes in and out access costs $20. 

Amenities

The Hilton offers a wide range of amenities including a pool, fitness room, bar area, automated teller machine, and room service. 


Best Western Premier Park Hotel, 22 S. Carroll Street, is right on the Capitol Square, newly remodeled, and just 0.3 miles from Monona Terrace – about a 6 minute walk. Rooms are $189 (one bed for 1-2 people), $209 for 2 beds (1-4 people), or $249 for suites. Call toll-free 800-279-8811 or local 608-285-8000 to reserve rooms in the “Freedom From Religion Foundation 2017 Block.” The group rate reservation cut-off is August 14, 2017. (Unless rooms sell out.)

Getting there

If you are arriving from the Madison Dane County Regional Airport, which is about 6 miles frm the hotel, head north on International Drive for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Packers Avenue, which will turn into Pennsylvania Avenue and then into E. Johnson Street. Continue straight onto E. Gorham street for a mile before taking a slight left onto N. Hamilton Street for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto E. Dayton street, and then turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Wisconsin Avenue. Next, turn right at the 1st cross street onto W. Mifflin Street which will turn left and become N. Carroll Street. The hotel will be on the right-hand side. 

If you plan on taking a taxi, the typical minimum charge, including a 15% tip, will cost you $25.40. The estimated cost to take an Uber or Lyft is $12.59. 

Parking

For overnight guests, the hotel has guaranteed parking for one vehicle for $10 per night, valet only. 

Amenities 

The Best Western includes fitness and leisure amenities such as a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, B-cycle renatble bikes available across the street, and is close to the lakeshore biking and running path. For your comfort and convenience there is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a lobby and guest rooms equipped with outlets and USB ports, a business center, and an expansive pool deck with tables and chairs. 


Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, is 2 miles away from Monona Terrace on a lakeside walking/biking path, with shuttle service available. Call 608-251-2300 or 866-716-8134 (toll-free) to reserve a room at $149 (single/double/triple/quad). The group rate reservation cut-off date is August 15, 2017. (Unless rooms sell out.) 

Getting there

Click here for directions to the hotel. If you are arriving from the Madison Dane County Regional Airport, which is 12 miles away from the hotel, head north on International Drive for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Packers Avenue. In 0.4 miles take the ramp right and follow the signs for Aberg Avenue. Turn left onto Aberg Avenue. The road name will change to WI-30 E. In a mile, take the ramp right for US-51 South toward Stoughton. Stay on this for 0.8 miles before taking the ramp right for US-18 W / US-12 W / W Beltline Highway. Take Exit 263 (John Nolen Drive). The hotel is immediately on the right as you exit.

If you plan on taking a taxi, the typical minimum charge, including a 15% tip, will cost you $31.96. The estimated cost to take an Uber or Lyft is $17.86.

Parking

The Sheraton includes complimentary self-parking. 

Amenities 

The Sheraton includes a fitness center, a business center, an indoor heated swimming pool, and complimentary high-speed internet access in all guest rooms and public areas.  

Dining

The Sheraton offers three hotel dining options.

The Heartland Grill is open Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday it is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is open daily for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

The Harvest Lounge offers signature cocktails and local beer selections Sunday through Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

The Level 1 Coffee Bar, where you can satisfy your caffiene fix, is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

 

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