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1 room, 2 adults

Canterbury Inn

3-star3 stars
311 W. Gorham St, Madison, WI, 53703, United States of America

City centre hotel within walking distance of Madison Public Library
  • Free WiFi
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  • The theme was amazing and the rooms were beautiful. Very clean. Easy waking access to…Mar 13, 2020
  • No staff - just walked in with the PIN and got the key that was left for me. Super nice…Mar 9, 2020

Canterbury Inn

from £101
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Canterbury Inn


  • Heart of Madison
  • Wisconsin State Capitol - 6-min walk
  • Camp Randall Stadium - 26-min walk
  • Madison Public Library - 5-min walk
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum - 6-min walk
  • Chazen Museum of Art - 11-min walk
  • Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center - 12-min walk
  • Henry Vilas Zoo - 39-min walk

Getting around

  • Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 16-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Canterbury Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Canterbury Inn Hotel
  • Canterbury Inn Madison
  • Canterbury Inn Hotel Madison
  • Canterbury Inn Hotel
  • Canterbury Inn Madison
  • Canterbury Inn Hotel Madison


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Canterbury Inn

  • Is parking offered at Canterbury Inn?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Canterbury Inn.
  • Are pets allowed at Canterbury Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Canterbury Inn?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Canterbury Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Red Rock Saloon (1-min walk), Tutto Pasta Trattoria (1-min walk) and Short Stack (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Canterbury Inn?
    Recommended spots to visit include Madison Public Library (5-min walk) and Wisconsin State Capitol (6-min walk), along with Wisconsin Historical Museum (6-min walk) and Chazen Museum of Art (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 91 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay, adorable boutique inn
We loved our stay, such a cool room over the bookstore. Walking distance to plenty of restaurants and bars. Finding parking was relatively easy. Very comfortable. We hope to have an opportunity to stay here again.
Sandra, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful place! Comfy, cozy, quiet, and a great rate! I would definitely come back if I were in the area again:)
Steve, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
First - the good.: The location is right in the middle of about 15 or so assorted bars and restaurants. You don't have to walk more than two blocks for anything. The room had a REAL coffee maker with REAL coffee - quite a change from the usual. The bath towels were better than mine at home, quite a difference from the usual hotel towels. The bed was very comfortable, but I wish I had brought my pillow - but that is normal. The Bad: The room did not have one of the stated amenities - the microwave. I did not need it, but it is listed. It is impossible to leave the toilet seat up - it fell while I was using the toilet and had to be held up during subsequent trips. I know, this IS Madison, WI, but why did you not list Fox News Channel in your channel lineup? It is available; I know as I found it along with many others not listed. The Ugly: The large cabinet in the room had drawer pulls entirely missing and there was a large cobweb near the desk - within three inches of the lit lamp. Now, to the two things I did not know about when I booked through There is NO manned front desk. You basically check yourself in and out and, if something runs out - like the facial tissue did - where do you get more? Also not mentioned when I booked was the parking situation. You either pay $15.00 a night for one of two available parking spots in a lot a block away, or you pay an exorbitant amount in public parking farther away. Also, the windows had frosted glass. No view.
Daniel, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
love it! hidden gem!
perfect, quiet, huge and clean - centrally located. hidden gem!
Erika, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
A Unique Hotel Experience
The theme and thematic decor was fun, entertaining, and not all what I expected. Even though it was a little spooky at first. I adjusted. The instructions for everything were very clear and I felt I knew where to go if I needed help. Because I love medieval stuff and particularly Canterbury Tales this was definitely a unique hotel experience.
Debra A, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing. Perfect location, perfect place
Edward, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Very quiet and relaxing.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A quiet place to stay near a lot of night life
Nice cozy little inn above a book store. Very quiet has only 6 rooms. It's just off State St. so there are a lot of shops, restautants, & bars in the area.
Gilbert, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect for walking to everything. QUIET. Would have liked to look out a window.... parking a pain but that’s a city! Enjoyed our stay!
David, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Charming inn! Unique
sharon, us1 night family trip

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