Governor's Mansion Inn

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Overview of Governor's Mansion Inn

Governor's Mansion Inn

2.5 star property
City-center hotel within easy reach of University of Wisconsin-Madison

9.6/10 Exceptional

87 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
130 E. Gilman St, Madison, WI, 53703
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Limited onsite parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 15 min walk
  • Wisconsin State Capitol - 1 min drive
  • Kohl Center - 6 min drive
  • Camp Randall Stadium - 8 min drive
  • Alliant Energy Center - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 8 min drive
  • Madison Station - 17 min walk

About this property

Governor's Mansion Inn

Hotel in the heart of Downtown Madison
Governor's Mansion Inn provides amenities like free continental breakfast and a coffee shop/cafe. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Express check-in, outdoor furniture, and express check-out
  • Smoke-free premises
Room features
All guestrooms at Governor's Mansion Inn boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • LED TVs with digital channels
  • Heating and housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Governors Mansion Inn and Cafe Hotel Madison
Governors Mansion Inn and Cafe Hotel
Governors Mansion Inn and Cafe Madison
Governors Mansion Cafe Madison
Governor's Mansion Inn Cafe
Governor's Mansion Inn Hotel
Governor's Mansion Inn Madison
Governor's Mansion Inn Hotel Madison

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Governor's Mansion Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Governor's Mansion Inn?
As of September 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Governor's Mansion Inn on October 11, 2022 start from P 7,019, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Governor's Mansion Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Governor's Mansion Inn?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Governor's Mansion Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Governor's Mansion Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison (15-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Governor's Mansion Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bradburys (6-min walk), Harvest Restaurant (7-min walk), and Heritage Tavern (7-min walk).
What's the area around Governor's Mansion Inn like?
Governor's Mansion Inn is in Downtown Madison, a short 15-minute walk from University of Wisconsin-Madison and 9 minutes' walk from Wisconsin State Capitol.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A charming room with a wonderful view of Lake Mendota
Janice, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will definitely be back!
I loved this renovated old mansion, built in 1854. It’s been remarkably redone, beautiful with crystal chandeliers and antique furniture.
Mary Beth, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great place!
We loved the location, vibe, lobby, and room. Everything is very clean and new. Great location on the lake, and close to downtown! Only downfall was the bed seemed smaller than a queen and was not the most comfortable.
Edward, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jodi, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a gem!
We loved the Governor's Mansion Inn! We were blown away by this gorgeous building, its excellent condition and its beautiful furnishings. The Inn is well-located near the lakeshore and the Capitol -- we walked to a delicious dinner, and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset on the lake from the backyard. Next time we come to Madison, we'll be back!
Elissa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nathaniel, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Walking distance to capital
FRED, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet boutique inn
I needed a place to stay two nights for a quick trip to Madison. This place was perfect! It’s located on the lake on a quiet street. There is no front desk staff so check-in involved getting an email with door code instructions. I honestly never needed to call the 24 hour service number because my room was well stocked with everything I needed. There is even a light breakfast of tea, coffee, fruit and scones. If you are traveling alone or don’t require much assistance when traveling this place is perfect!
Edward, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heather, 1-night family trip
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