If you’re visiting from out of town, the following resources for lodging are provided so that you may enjoy not just the Great Taste but all of the wonderful sight-seeing, dining, and activities in and around Madison.
The two hotels right next to the festival grounds are:
706 John Nolen Dr.
(608) 251-2300 (local)
(866) 716-8103 (reservations)
Holiday Inn Express
722 John Nolen Dr.
Also within an easy 5 minute walk is:
Clarion Suites Madison Central
2110 Rimrock Rd
If you want to stay downtown for some easy-walking pre/post-festival fun then these downtown hotels might be right for you:
Doubletree Hotel Madison (formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel)
525 W. Johnson St.
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 E. Wilson St.
Hyatt Place Madison
333 West Washington Avenue
Inn on the Park (Capitol Square)
22 S. Carroll St.
Hotels Near Shuttle Stops
You can also find hotels near our shuttle stops:
Staybridge Suites Middleton/Madison West
7790 Elmwood Avenue in Middleton
Other Madison Hotels
For information about more of Madison’s Hotels/Motels/B&B’s/etc, try these:
- Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Accommodations
- Madison Small Inn and Bed & Breakfast Assoc.
The Madison Hostel is about a block away from The Great Dane Pub and Brewery, where you can catch a shuttle to the festival. Walking two blocks in the other direction will get you to the Essen Haus (German restaurant and bar) and the Come Back Inn (good micro selection). You do not need to be a hostel member to stay there!
141 S. Butler Street, Madison, WI 53703-3415
For the campers (with designated drivers) out there:
- Wisconsin State Parks – There’s camping available at nearby Lake Kegonsa State Park.
- Devil’s Lake State Park – More nearby camping, though a little further away.
- New Glarus Woods State Park – Take a New Glarus Brewing tour!
- Dane County Parks Department – Follow the Park Descriptions link to see which ones have campsites.
True beer enthusiasts are resourceful people who aren’t deterred by little obstacles. If Madison’s lodging alternatives are sold out, VanGalder Bus Company runs buses between Madison and Chicago’s O’Hare airport with stops in Janesville, South Beloit, and Rockford Illinois. (NOTE FOR 2013: The Madison stop at UW Memorial Union have been relocated 2 blocks south in the bus lane near the Chazen Art Museum at 800 University Avenue which is between N. Park St. and N. Lake St. Service at the Dutch Mill Park & Ride location will be unaffected.) From the UW campus, you can walk to the Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company to ride a free shuttle to and from the festival grounds. There are several hotels within walking distance of the bus depot at all three stops:
Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites
5910 Technology Dr. South Beloit, IL 61080
Best Western Clock Tower Resort
7801 E State St, Rockford IL 61108
There are many other hotels near the Clock Tower bus stop. See www.gorockford.com for more hotel options in Rockford.
If you have a designated driver available, New Glarus is not far from Madison:
New Glarus Hotel
100 6th Avenue, New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574
608-527-5244 or 800-727-9477