So you want to come to the Great Taste, but are concerned about finding a hotel room in Madison or nearby? These resources can help!
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:
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:
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 (stops at UW Memorial Union and Broadway Street's Dutch Mill Park and Ride Lot) and Chicago's O'Hare airport, with stops in Janesville, South Beloit, and Rockford, Illinois. From the UW Memorial Union, you can walk from campus 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:
Holiday Inn of South Beloit
US 251 & IL 75, South Beloit IL 61080
815-389-3481 or 800-465-4329
Best Western Colonial Inn
4850 E State St, Rockford IL 61107
815-398-5050 or 800-528-1234
Extended Stay America
653 Clark Rd, Rockford IL 61107
815-226-8969 or 800-EXT-STAY
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
7712 Potawatomi Tr, Rockford IL 61108
815-397-8000 or 800-228-2800http://www.marriott.com
Super 8 Motel
7646 Colosseum Dr, Rockford IL 61108
Sweden House Lodge
4605 E State St, Rockford IL 61108
815-398-4130 or 800-886-4138
See www.gorockford.com for more hotel options in Rockford.
Here are some other outlying areas with lodging, if you have a designated driver available:
New Glarus Hotel
100 6th Avenue, New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574
608-527-5244 or 800-727-9477