History, hospitality, and pleasure await you at Madison's oldest operating hotel. Built in 1873, Hotel Ruby Marie blends modern luxury and Victorian-style elegance in a downtown atmosphere along the shores of Lake Monona. We offer contemporary accommodations and amenities including complimentary breakfast and Happy Hour seven days a week. The Hotel Ruby Marie is conveniently located across from the majestic Lake Monona, where the cool lake breeze will greet you on a bike ride, or a walk along the lake path. Also, the Hotel Ruby Marie is within easy walking distance from Capitol Square, where not only will you find our beautiful State Capitol building, but you'll also find many restaurants, a Saturday morning Farmers Market, and on Wednesday night Concerts on the Square. Or, check out the famous architecture of the Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Convention Center, the busy shops of State Street, or the active UW campus, all located near the inn.