3.5 star hotel
Area: Downtown Madison
2.62 mi from Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Best Rooms: This property offers great views of Lake Monona -- best in summer from floors 7 - 14 rooms, ending in *30 - *41 (e.g. 731, 936, 1240). In winter, you can enjoy lovely views of the WI State Capitol Building, best from floors 5 - 12 in rooms ending in *10 - *21 (512, 815, 1120).
2.5 star hotel
Area: Sylvan Estates, Monona
3.13 mi from Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Best Rooms: There aren't many views available, as the hotel is surrounded by the buildings and parking lot.
Best Rooms: The President's and Governor's Suites provide the best view of the Capitol, University of Wisconsin - Madison's campus, and either Lake Mendota or Lake Monona. Rooms ending in 603 - 605 offer partial view of Lake Mendota.
Best Rooms: Days Inn Madison has no real views to offer because it’s surrounded by a parking lot.
2.5 star hotel
Area: High Crossing
3.65 mi from Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Best Rooms: The hotel is located on the far east side of Madison, so there's not much in the way of views. That said, even-numbered rooms on floor 4 will have slight city views.
3 star hotel
4.26 mi from Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Best Rooms: Although the views from the hotel aren't blocked, there isn't much to see out the windows. That said, the best views are on the 4th floor facing west, where you can partially see downtown Madison; these rooms are available in a variety of different categories.