Road trip to AC Hotel in Madison
A couple of weeks ago, Malick and I took a road trip down to Madison, Wisconsin for the grand opening of the AC Hotel in downtown! I must say this was my first time in Madison, but definitely won’t be the last. The AC Hotel is downtown Madison’s newest attraction, and it is THE hotel to stay at in the area. With the most amazing view of the State Capital and in the heart of the city, the new and stylish AC Hotel is your hot spot.
Upon arrival, we were welcomed with the most friendly staff and wonderful experience. The lobby is bright with large pane windows with decor that is both contemporary and chic. Now let me say that my fiance travels regularly for work and ALWAYS stays in Marriott properties. Even he was impressed with the layout and friendly staff, and we had just walked in!
As we approached our room, we passed through hallways covered in beautiful art. The view from our room was spectacular and watching the sunset and sunrise every morning was a beautiful sight to see. The rooms were modern and fresh, not too congested, and were technologically advanced. Did I mention there was a full length mirror behind the door? Our bathroom had a dark and rich wood colored sliding door, which I absolutely loved! The windows were tall to let in just enough sunlight, but also contained blackout curtains to accompany the comfy beds. If given the opportunity, I could lay in them all day!
EnoVino was the top floor restaurant with panoramic 180-degree views of downtown. Not only was the food insanely delicious, but the staff was super attentive and knowledgeable. At the time we checked in, the hotel had only been open for 8 days, but the restaurant was PACKED. I mean I don’t blame the locals, this was the place to be and the layout of the restaurant was just perfect. Spacious but intimate, there was an accessible divide between the bar and the actual restaurant. I still dream about the hanger steak from Thursday night’s dinner; that’s how amazing it was (pictured above). This was where we went for morning breakfast as well, which had a great spread to include meats and cheeses, and any type of espresso/coffee/latte you could think of! What really got us (Malick more than me), were the croissants and Nutella. Yes, we are total suckers for a good hearty breakfast and AC Hotel has you covered!
Next time we are in the mood for a quick road trip to get away from home, we will definitely consider Madison, but more importantly the AC Hotel in downtown. Our trip was cut short due to me being a new auntie to my niece being born, but all the more reason for another trip down to Madison. Marriott is always the preferred hotel brand for my fiance and myself, but because of how pleasant the trip was, AC Hotels and their brand is now at the top of our list for choice of hotel specifically. With all the other cities that AC Hotels are now in, we better get started traveling soon :)!