Choosing a hotel location for your next trip can be difficult. There are so many factors to consider, including accessibility, services, and cost.

There is one consideration you should add to your list: walkability.

Is your hotel in a walkable area? It should be!

Here's why walkability should be near the top of your priority list in planning your next trip.

Walk On

Walkable areas have certain characteristics. There is a distinct center of activity, plenty of people, mixed use buildings, and public space like parks.

Does that sound like downtown Madison to you?

Capitol Square is the center of it all, bustling with people, surrounded by both residences and businesses, and it features plenty of public green space to enjoy.

When you stay in walkable downtown Madison, you can enhance your experience by enjoying all the fun happenings the area has to offer. And the best part is you can walk there! This cuts down on local transportation costs as well as headaches from traffic, parking, and logistics.

At The Center Of It All

The Madison Concourse Hotel is located just one block off Capitol Square in the heart of downtown Madison. According to Walk Score, our location has a score of 95, making it a “walker’s paradise.” Additionally, Expedia ranks Madison as the #2 Most Walkable City in the country.

It’s no wonder downtown Madison is recognized for its walkability; it’s home to shopping, dining, entertainment, and events galore. More than 300 retail, restaurant, and entertainment establishments are located within walking distance. Most establishments are locally owned, including many of the city’s best known and most recognized restaurants.

In short, walkable downtown Madison is a complete playground for your to explore -- on foot!

No Parking, No Problem

Parking pains are real. Navigating traffic and parking in an unfamiliar place can be extremely stressful. But there’s no need to drive when everything is within walking distance!

It’s easy to get downtown with the free airport shuttle provided by The Madison Concourse Hotel. The shuttle runs to and from Dane County Regional Airport, which serves 19 cities with non-stop flights.

Once you've arrived, you can keep your car in our safe, underground parking garage for the entire duration of your stay if you choose. You can walk around the city worry-free and unaffected by traffic or parking concerns.

We invite you to come experience walkable downtown Madison for yourself! Come stay in the center of it all. Book today!

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