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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-center hotel within walking distance of Madison Public Library
  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

Wisconsin may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Themed boutique Inn’s can really be hit or miss, but the Canterbury Inn of Madison is a…Jan 16, 2021
  • Nice and quiet and a really fun atmosphere. The whirlpool was relaxing and I appreciated…Dec 1, 2020

Canterbury Inn

from €76
  • 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

  • Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Wisconsin may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

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


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards.

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

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Canterbury Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • 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 - 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Canterbury Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Vientiane Palace (3-min walk), HopCat (3-min walk), and Chasers (3-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Canterbury Inn?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Canterbury Inn and nearby?
    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 98 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
the room was very cool, it was also huge, such a cool place hiding away in madison.
mark, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The theme was amazing and the rooms were beautiful. Very clean. Easy waking access to everything on State street. The customer service was fantastic.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
No staff - just walked in with the PIN and got the key that was left for me. Super nice room - I had the smallest room and it was for 1 night but was pleasantly surprised at everything available to me. I would definitely stay here again.
us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Remarkably roomy, especially for the price! Huge bed, living area, massive bathroom with whirlpool tub.
us2 night trip
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
Exceptional 10.0
love it! hidden gem!
perfect, quiet, huge and clean - centrally located. hidden gem!
Erika, us1 night business 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
Loved the theme of the room! Very cool and different! Loved everything about the place and would highly recommend over hotels in the area.
us1 night romance 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

Canterbury Inn