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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently enjoyed our weekend getaway at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. We had a lakeview King on the 2nd floor just above Lake Mendota. For the winter this was a great room just above the pier and almost on the lake ice. If it was summer I would have demanded a new room because this room is right over...

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New York City, New York
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We had been staying at the Graduate, which has a fine location but poor service. The newly upgraded Edgewater is several cuts above any other hotel I know in Madison, in facilities and especially staff.

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Winnetka, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a real gem. Perfect location, clean and spacious room, comfortable bed, excellent bathroom. We did not take advantage of any of the amenities like the spa. Also, we didn't try the restaurants. It was quiet where we stayed We highly recommend this hotel! We liked it so much, we booked our summer stay here!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Super impressed with this hotel! Came for the night so my son and friends could watch a Wisconsin hockey game. Location - walk to Capitol area, walk to University, rink, etc.- and being on the lake with those views was ideal! The rooms were large and updated with great bathrooms and furniture . Since it was a crazy 60 degrees...

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear SCWChicago, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your recent stay. It has been so wonderful to have the unseasonably warm weather, but we will also miss the Ice Rink! Hopefully you will have more opportunities to visit again in winter and experience skating on the rink or...

Burlington, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were impressed the minute we walked into the lobby. The desk Associate was welcoming and told us everything we needed to know about what the hotel offered. We even were upgraded to a balcony room so we could enjoy the wonderful weather! The bed was very comfortable and the linens were A+(I'd like to purchase some)! Loved the beautiful...

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Teresa S, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay from start to finish and that you enjoyed your upgrade. We hope to welcome you again to The Edgewater when your travels bring you back to Madison. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given the Edgewater 5 stars, but I didn't experience all they have to offer--like the pool, etc. I only stayed one night, so I'll base my review on the room. I was nothing less than completely delighted with my stay. The room was gorgeous and absolutely spotless. Cleanliness is my number one priority when staying in a...

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Liza P, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope your next visit allows for more time to explore our Relaxation Pool, restaurants, and more of Lake Mendota! We greatly appreciate your mention of the issue with Google Maps, and have recently contacted Google Maps to ensure correct directions are provided...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the shores of the lake, a few blocks from the Capitol and a few blocks from UW, this renovated hotel offers everything you would want. With well-appointed views and a friendly staff, we had a delightful two day stay.

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear bretjina, Thank you for providing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at The Edgewater and hope to welcome you again soon! All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked a trip for my father's 70th Birthday and the service was outstanding. I called directly to the hotel (which I would recommend doing if you have specific times or ideas) to book our rooms as well as spa services for my parents. They were not only kind enough to reserve breakfast for the next morning with fabulous...

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear 85bears4life730, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your Edgewater experience. We a fortunate to offer an abundance of things to do while staying at The Edgewater, including our restaurants, Ice Rink in the winter, and expansive views of beautiful Lake Mendota all...

Victoria, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful hotel! Had no idea all the amenities on site, like spa, restaurant choices, and incredible setting on the water. Neat skating rink right outside the hotel. Room was exactly as it looked in the pictures, and the bedding was super comfy. Wish we had more than one night to enjoy the property!

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear VicMom3, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and hope to see you again soon! All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Edgewater on a Tuesday evening when in Madison to see Phantom of the Opera. The staff was very accommodating, including the valets. They took us to and picked us up from the nearby Overture (performance venue). The hotel was well-appointed, clean, quiet, big rooms, and comfortable beds. It is located on the lakeshore and the views...

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asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Dion S, Thank you for your feedback. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and that you were able to utilize our car service to attend Phantom of the Opera! We hope you will stay with us again on the shores of Lake Mendota. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Statehouse
The Statehouse
Cuisines: American
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As Madison's first and only AAA Four Diamond property, The Edgewater is the proud revival of an historic hotel, right on the shores of Lake Mendota, adjacent to the University of Wisconsin and steps from the state Capitol, in the heart of downtown Madison. The restored property maintains the classic facade of its predecessor, now called The Langdon Building, and a new tower, The Wisconsin Building, all with completely new interiors, several restaurants, a magnificent spa, ballrooms, and a large plaza that connects both hotel guests and the public with the beautiful waters of the lake. The hotel has 202 guest rooms, the majority offering gorgeous lake views, including presidential suites and studios with kitchenettes. The Edgewater Spa provides fitness and personal training overlooking Lake Mendota, as well as full service, customized hair, makeup, nail services and relaxing massage. Restaurant options range from The Statehouse for distinctive dining, to The Boathouse, a bar and restaurant in the great Wisconsin tradition of casual waterfront spots, The Icehouse for very casual dining, and The Cafe, for coffee and lighter fare throughout the day. Meeting and banquet facilities range from The Grand Ballroom and Mendota Ballroom, both in the Wisconsin Building, to The Red Crown Club on top of the Langdon Building, offering versatility and spectacular views of Lake Mendota. The Plaza lies at the heart of The Edgewater between The Langdon Building and the Wisconsin Building, almost an acre, open to the public with regularly scheduled outdoor events, concerts and celebrations, converting in winter to a skating rink. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Edgewater

Address: 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703-1302
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $188 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Edgewater 4.5*
Number of rooms: 202
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“Avoid room 201 or 202 in the summer as they will be very loud”
 of 5 bubbles BadgerTripper, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our first time and we were on the first floor. Great in the winter.. Maybe noisy in the summer”
 of 5 bubbles 845kathleenb, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“1181 Has outstanding views”
 of 5 bubbles 85bears4life730, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Can't go wrong at this place from what we saw”
 of 5 bubbles dions679, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“any room is good, the lake view king is awesome”
 of 5 bubbles adamf654, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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