Visiting the Friendly City
In the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley
Explore the beautiful town of Harrisonburg from our hotel located near some the best things to do in the city as well as the surrounding natural landscape. At the corner of Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way (historic Cantrell Ave), Hotel Madison is easily accessible from I-81, Route 11 and the Shenandoah Regional Airport. Convenient on-site garage and valet parking is available.
James Madison University
James Madison University’s sprawling 785-acre campus is home to one of the most well-known colleges in Virginia, currently educating over 21,000 students each year. Featuring an arboretum and the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, JMU’s scenic grounds continue to be the site of innovative thinking and engaged learning since 1908.
As the official hotel of James Madison University, Hotel Madison is conveniently located on campus next to Madison Hall, site of Undergraduate Admissions. We look forward to serving the needs of the university and student organizations, and being a part of alumni traditions such as homecoming, reunions and other special events.
A recent winner of the Great American Main Street Award and touted by National Geographic as one of America’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Towns, Harrisonburg offers numerous dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation options. Whether you are navigating the lively arts & culture hub, indulging in the flourishing craft beer scene, or visiting some of the diverse businesses that call downtown home, there is an abundance of activity to please a range of interests.
Shenandoah National Park
Home to stunning vistas, cascading waterfalls, and the legendary Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park covers over 200,000 acres of mountains and is only a short drive from Hotel Madison. The park extends along the Blue Ridge and includes a vast array of trails, including a section of the renowned Appalachian Trail and those leading to popular Old Rag Mountain. Whether an occasional recreational hiker or a more experienced adventurer, you will enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park with Hotel Madison as your home base.