(Madison, WI): Even before the pandemic, my family loved doing staycations in the winter. But now – in 2020 – they are our saving grace! Hotel rates are low, and a staycation is a safe way to feel like you are on ‘vacation’ without leaving your own city.
We’ve already done a few this winter and plan to do a few more this winter. The hotels we are sharing below all have safety precautions and are following the guidance of public health. They have capacities set for the pools (some have reserved time slots). Our favorite thing is to check in, go for a swim, unwind in the room, grab some takeout from a local restaurant, play a game, swim again, watch a movie… go to bed. Wake up, eat breakfast and go for another swim and then head home! It’s inexpensive, safe and fun.
Here are our tried and true – let us know if you have a favorite!
Courtyard by Marriott Middleton
Hilton Garden Inn Middleton (pool is under maintenance at this time – please call before booking if you are hoping to use the pool)
Hampton Inn & Suites West Madison
Holiday Inn and Suites Madison West (pool is under maintenance at this time – please call before booking if you are hoping to use the pool)
Springhill Suites by Marriott Hilldale
Doubletree by Hilton East
Courtyard by Marriott Madison East
Home2 Suites by Hilton Madison (Alliant)
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Madison
Did we miss any of your family favorites? If it’s just you and your significant other – we would also suggest: The Madison Concourse Hotel; The Edgewater; HotelRED or the AC Hotel downtown!