Visiting the Friendly City

In the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley

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.

Eastern Mennonite University

One of the four colleges in Harrisonburg, VA, Eastern Mennonite University is a private liberal arts school in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. EMU is home to more than 2,000 students across its 93-acre campus, and it has a strong emphasis on health care, education, social work, and the ministry. If you’re looking for hotels near Eastern Mennonite University, you’re in luck — Hotel Madison is just a 5-minute drive from the main campus.

Bridgewater College

Established in 1880, Bridgewater College is another private liberal arts college in the middle of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Home to 1,900 students, Bridgewater’s 300-acre campus can be found just minutes from Harrisonburg, VA, and the school also runs an off-campus equestrian center in nearby Weyers Cave. Hotel Madison is among the most convenient hotels near Bridgewater College, located just 15 minutes from campus.

Downtown Harrisonburg

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 it is 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 any interest.

Shenandoah National Park

Beautiful year-round and 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, hearty adventurer, you will enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park with Hotel Madison as your home base.