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The James Madison Inn

260 W Washington St, Madison, GA 30650-1210
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Located in historic downtown Madison, The James Madison Inn and Conference Center is within walking distance of antebellum homes, graceful parks, stellar shops, art & antique galleries, spas and fine restaurants. It is elegantly appointed and offers a unique, luxurious way to experience Madison. Seventeen rooms and two suites in this boutique hotel set the stage for luxurious Southern hospitality. With paintings of landmarks, custom furniture and peerless service, the inn brings local lore and Southern charm to life for guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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rchristo wrote a review Feb 12
Kodak, Tennessee15 contributions5 helpful votes
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I'm all about deals when it comes to making hotel reservations. So paying double for a room was painful. This was an early Valentines gift for my wife, so frugality went out the window. So what did I get for the price? I got a very clean king room with a gas fireplace. The room was about double the size of a normal motel room. It also had a small outdoor covered patio. The bathroom was basically three rooms. One with the toilet, one area with a large counter space with dual sinks, and one area with a large walk-in shower (it could comfortably hold four people). The room was very clean and had room service daily. We had a small library in the room, bottled water, 4k tv (brilliant picture), and bathrobes in the closet. At check-in, we were greeted by a very nice lady, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, and a newspaper. The free continental breakfast consisted of bread, various cereals, breakfast bars, fruit cups, yogurt, sausage egg and cheese croissants, and some sort of egg and bacon sandwich on a roll that was very good. The orange juice and apple juice was real and not that orange or brown colored stuff that comes out of a machine. The breakfast room was very unique, and overall I give breakfast 5 stars. But one of the biggest amenities of this motel was location, location, location! I was able to park and not start my truck until we left. Everything is in walking distance! Needless to say, my wife was very happy. This makes me happy, and I can very easily give the James Madison Inn five stars!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The room came with a noise maker for sleep, which we didn't need. But if traffic noise bothers...
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Jerry K wrote a review Jan 2024
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Wife birthday; TV didn’t work during UGA bowl game. No one knew how to fix it. Room was loud. Traffic noise. Could hear every conversation above or below us. Relayed this when we checked out and their solution was to give us the government rate discount (20%). I expected a better solution. I doubt we will return.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Phil D wrote a review Sep 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina117 contributions77 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel with large rooms. It seems to be advertised as an historic property but I learned that it was actually constructed in 2007 with some historic materials made a part of the construction. The rooms are very nice, although there is no glassware and the bathroom linens are just ok. The shower heated quickly, although our room had only one head from above that could be adjusted only slightly. Breakfast is included; a continental set-up that is well done. It’s not the Ritz but you won’t starve either. A key feature is its location about 25 steps from Town 220, Madison’s best restaurant. Very friendly staff too.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We were advised through other reviews to get a room on the side of the hotel not facing the city...
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susan s wrote a review Aug 2023
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Very clean and comfortable room. Friendly and helpful staff provided early and easy check-in as well as good dining suggestions. Good location with several good restaurants nearby. Nicely decorated in a traditional and contemporary style.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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dromrell wrote a review Jul 2023
Gainesville, Florida55 contributions43 helpful votes
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I don’t know how anyone can give this place less than a 5! My story is long so be patient. We have been planning on staying here for years. We love driving through Madison and looking at all of the beautiful old homes in town. We dream of having one of these beautiful places but, since our 9 kids, their spouses and 21 grandkids are in Florida it probably won’t happen. We were on our way home from a trip to Virginia for a family emergency. We heard that things were stable and decided to stay here on our way home. The GM could not have been nicer. He understood our stress. When I asked where I could get a bottle of wine he said he would drive and get some. I was astonished at this wonderful gesture. It was brought to the room in an ice b bucket with glasses. Now where do you get that kind of compassion ANYWHERE. I’m not saying this happens all the time and granted I looked a little frazzled. Our room was fabulous!!! Really look at the pictures on the website, they are for real. The balcony did overlook the parking lot but we were here in July… not going to sit out there anyway. I will stay here again for sure. Southern hospitality at its best.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We checked in at 6PM so it was busy in town so had to look for a space.
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Christijo101 wrote a review May 2023
Nashville, Tennessee20 contributions7 helpful votes
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We have been staying at the James Madison Inn since 2010. It has always been a favorite and a luxurious hotel. They used to have fresh flowers in your room, turn down service with a chocolate left on your pillow. They also had a very nice complimentary breakfast. The last few times I have stayed there the room was not clean, needed some updating and the breakfast now is just grab and go yogurt, granola bars and fruit. For the price I feel that the breakfast should be more substantial. Holiday Inn has a better breakfast. Seems to me their decline has gotten worse since it sold.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Susan S wrote a review Apr 2023
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We only stayed one night at the end, but we were very comfortable and enjoyed that perfect location in town. Everything is an easy walk and I only wish we had had more time in Madison. It is a beautiful little town I would say the only room for improvement would be a little more attention to the cleanliness of the room, especially in the nooks and crannies. Also, the breakfast could be elevated a notch. Brewed coffee with real cream would’ve been appreciated even a little bit of fresh fruit.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Consider asking for a room toward the back where there would be less street noise.
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PKPISC wrote a review Apr 2023
Pawleys Island, South Carolina71 contributions72 helpful votes
Never disappointed ... this property and staff consistently exceed expectations. We have been staying at the JMI several times a year for the past six or seven years. Located in the heart of Madison's quaint downtown. Easy walk to wonderful shops and good restaurants. The property has well appointed rooms, is quiet, has comfortable beds and a nice continental breakfast. Highly recommend. Exceptional Value.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sugarbritchesgeorgia wrote a review Mar 2023
Canton, Georgia3 contributions2 helpful votes
Not a good experience. The room was pretty and clean. But that’s where it stops. There was a leak that was in our room (wet carpet) and got worse out in the hall. We informed the girl at the front office, assuming someone would take care of it, but she just responded with “I’m sure someone is aware” ok? The breakfast was awful. A brown banana, an old apple, one water bottle, and low budget juice comparable to the ones in an elementary school. As we leave, the water in the hall is worse (I slipped on it) and it’s smelling of mildew in our room. Also, the shower constantly drips. I wouldreport to the receptionist again, however she was putting out fires for an alarm going off and she couldn’t disengage. She is alone with zero help.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PaulM wrote a review Feb 2023
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Very grand and presented well. Room was of good size, bed was soft, carpet was old. Chipped paint, baseboards which are grand need cleaned, corners of water closet and shower were not clean. Old coffee stains inside bathroom cabinet. We stayed on the park side which had very loud traffic at night. Porch was dirty and ceiling fan was limp and run down. Breakfast had very little effort put into it. Had to ask for the evening wine. For the cost we expected more.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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₱12,566 - ₱14,473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about The James Madison Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The James Madison Inn?
Nearby attractions include Heritage Hall (0.3 km), Rogers House and Rose Cottage (0.4 km), and In High Cotton (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The James Madison Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The James Madison Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The James Madison Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The James Madison Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The James Madison Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Town 220 Restaurant, Madison Chop House Grille, and Ricardo's Kouzzina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The James Madison Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The James Madison Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Madison.
Does The James Madison Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The James Madison Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Heritage Hall (0.3 km), Rogers House and Rose Cottage (0.4 km), and Bonar Hall (1.5 km).
Does The James Madison Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.