Welcome to Madison's Best Kept Secret!
The Hotel Ruby Marie.
History, hospitality, and pleasure await you at Madison's oldest operating hotel. Built in 1873 during the heyday of the booming railroad era, this hotel has hosted thousands of visitors to our beautiful city for well over a century. Over-looking Lake Monona and just steps away from the state capital, Monona Terrace, and a myriad of other Madison attractions, the Ruby Marie's location allows for easy access to downtown.
Bed, Breakfast, and Beyond
Registered with the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association (WBBA), the Hotel Ruby Marie has created its own niche within the privately owned hotel industry. With accomodations that reflect the modern traveler's needs and independence, the Ruby Marie continues in a new era of its legacy by maintaining the flavor of Victorian elegance while providing the modern ammenities of today's business and leisure travelers. Our guests may enjoy their evening with complementary happy hour served in the Up North Saloon located on the first floor of our building. Live music is a nightly feature of the Up North's appeal to traveler's and locals alike. Dinner is available at our neighboring restaurants. The Essen Haus has provided a German experience of food, music, and, of course, beer to the Madison area for over 25 years. For the more casual diner, The Comeback In, located one more door down, has a menu of the sandwich and pub food variety. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, The Comeback In also offers a diverse breakfast menu from which the Ruby Marie's guests may choose with options ranging from specialty omelets to steak and eggs. During the weekdays, the breakfast is provided on the first floor of the hotel in the Lake View Bakery and Deli. Our baker arrives early to prepare fresh goods, both sweet and savory, along with rotating options of quiche, breakfast sandwiches, etc. All of these businesses on the 500 block of East Wilson have come together to create the...
Essen Haus Spass Platz Experience.
We urge our guests to eat, drink, and enjoy!