Madison’s market leader, built in a challenging urban location

Hilton Madison
Monona Terrace

Madison, Wisconsin

Nestled in the heart of downtown Madison’s historic district with views overlooking Lake Monona and the State Capitol, the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace offers 240 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, a steakhouse restaurant, indoor pool and other amenities designed with both leisure and business travelers in mind.

The arrival experience begins with a beautifully landscaped courtyard which draws visitors into an elegant parlor and lobby, setting the tone for a first-class stay. The hotel’s signature restaurant offers fine dining in the historic Chancery building, which is skillfully integrated into the hotel complex. The hotel is connected by skywalk to the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

Site challenges included the Lake Monona water level below, the Capitol height restriction above, existing historic buildings and their foundations on three sides, and an operating railroad and convention center on the fourth side. A 193-space underground parking structure was built below the hotel and the foundations of the adjacent historic buildings. The hotel opened in 2001 and continues to lead the market.