The Hotel Ruby Marie Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located across from the majestic Lake Monona, where a cool lake breeze will greet you during your walk or bike ride along the path. The Capitol Square is only a short walk away with something for everone. Experience the diversity of Madison culture by taking a tour of our beautiful State Capitol building, visiting one of the local restaurants, browsing through the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market and enjoying seasonal activities such as Wednesday night Concerts on the Square. The famous architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Convention Center, the busy State Street shops and an active UW Campus are some other staples of Madison located near the Ruby Marie.
When you stay at the Hotel Ruby Marie, you are also staying in the heart of the exciting nightlife district of Madison. The Up North Tavern, a former railroad saloon of decades past, is located right downstairs from the Ruby Marie. Its North woods atmosphere, great drink specials and friendly bartenders will make you feel like you’re “up north” right here in Madison. A little taste of Germany can be found nextdoor at the Essen Haus. This bustling restaurant and bier halle has everything from weiner schnitzel to authentic polka music… and of course bier! Try your favorite German tap in a 2-liter glass boot for an experience you won’t forget. Further down the block you’ll find the Come Back In, where the bier selection is extensive, the popcorn is free and the people are always friendly. This is your source for late night fun! Darts, pool, and shuffle board are sure to entertain, along with our local live music and 16 HD TVs. Be sure to experience a little bit of everything during your stay at the Hotel Ruby Marie.