Best Western Plus Inn on the Park – Madison’s only Capitol Square Hotel

7-10-15 Tour of  Inn on the Park

Inn on the Park column frame

We arranged for a tour of this historic hotel that goes back to 1871, where many politicians and legislators stayed while in town for Government business.  Pictures of the hotel’s early history are on the wall. It was called the Park Hotel then, this is its original look in about 1875.

Park Hotel in Madison 1875

That may still be going to this day, but it is also it has also become a fun destination for visitors in the heart of Madison. The frame of the picture above is made of a column just inside the garage, as is the welcome sign.  We did feel welcome when we came in and our guide was clearly enthusiastic about sharing the many amenities this hotel has to offer.  Service begins when you arrive with valet parking for your vehicle.

The lobby is beautiful and welcoming.  Even a sitting area just outside the on-site restaurant Jeromes Restaurant.  We came back for dinner later.

Inn on the Park lobby

Sitting Area at Inn on the Park

We then headed to the 2nd floor and saw the indoor pool and through the large windows a fitness room.

Pool and Fitness room at Inn on the Park

Next were the two large rooms meant to accommodate large larger parties. The Hall of Wisconsin Grand Ballroom accomodates 360 for dinner or 600 for a cocktail reception. Hall of Wisconsin

And the room with a view, the landmark Top of the Park room can accommodates 125 people for a seated meal and 250 for a cocktail reception.

Top of Park collage

Great views of the Square and Capitol, also towards the Courthouse.

Capitol View from Top of the Park

The view behind us from the lower on South Hamilton St.  You can see the Tornado Steakhouse below.

Top of the Park view

We were also shown some of the rooms, including the one with the classic Capitol view.

Capitol View from room at Inn on the Park

Room views at Inn on the Park

This concludes the tour, but we returned in the evening for their Friday Fish Fry at Jerome’s Restaurant.

Jerome's Bar at Inn on the Park

Long Table at Inn on the Park

Fish fry at Jeromes at Inn on the Park

Dining Room at Inn on the Park

Thanks very much David for the great tour and Jerome’s for a wonderful dinner. You get a thumbs up from us.

Thank You For Staying frame

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