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Mendota Lake House Inn

3-star3 stars
704 East Gorham, Madison, WI, 53703, United States of America

Historic B&B within easy reach of Wisconsin State Capitol
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From 55 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Great location
Great room

Mendota Lake House Inn

from £95
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Lake View (Gore Vidal)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Lake View (James Baldwin)
  • Premium Double Room, Ensuite, Lake View (Oscar Wilde)
  • Economy Double Room, Ensuite (Tennessee Williams)
  • Premium Double Room, Ensuite, Lake View (Walt Whitman)

What’s around Mendota Lake House Inn


  • In Tenney-Lapham
  • Wisconsin State Capitol (13-minute walk)
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum (13-minute walk)
  • Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (17-minute walk)
  • Chazen Museum of Art (24-minute walk)
  • Kohl Center (28-minute walk)
  • Camp Randall Stadium (40-minute walk)
  • Lake Mendota (4-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 7-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) are not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1911
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 83 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Home away from home
We like stay there because it gives a homie filling!!!!
David, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location! Beautiful historic/charm
This is a charming historic home with beautiful views of Lake Mendota and very close to many music venues, dining and fun little dive bars. Breakfast is a delicious good variety and the delightful sounds of jazz music mixed with old charm is a romantic getaway for anyone.
Michelle, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Madison stay
Cool place, great location!
Kenneth, usBusiness trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely architecture and a beautiful view!
The house is quite charming and in a beautiful spot, facing the lake. The owners graciously invited my son, who lives locally, to join me for breakfast in the morning there, and the breakfasts were yummy! The first floor has really nice spaces to sit and have breakfast and look out over the lake, as well as a comfortable large living room with a gas fireplace - a nice spot to visit or to read a book. The shower in my room was a tub with a shower curtain, so if you are a heavyset person or want some space, you probably wouldn't want the James Baldwin room. I also felt it was odd, as a woman travelling alone, to have a bedroom door that I couldn't secure with a bolt lock separate from the lock that opens from the hallway with a key - that might just be my need for security while sleeping, as the home and the neighborhood did feel safe. I would stay there again!
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
My husband & I very much enjoyed our stay in the Oscar Wilde room! Our room was large & spacious with a comfy seating area w/a tv, an electric fireplace, & a table for morning coffee, playing games or enjoying some take out. The shower/tub were nice! We didn't get a chance to try out the tub. We were happy we decided to go with 2 nights, we could truly felt at home and relaxed. The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. The views of the lake are stunning. The house is very comfortable, & has lots of character, I love the music they play on the first floor/community area, the coffee is amazing, all good vibes here, I would definitely recommend! Enjoy :)
Angela, us2 night romance trip

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