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The Edgewater

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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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.
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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Special Price:15% off room rate
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85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
307Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
60Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our favorite place to stay while in Madison! Our last visit was several weeks ago. We were met in the driveway by Ali who immediately brought a cart for our bags and told us our car would be taken care of! He delivered the bags...More

Thank Sue W
Response from asupinmadison, General Manager at The EdgewaterResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sue W, Thank you for your kind feedback. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy the many facets of our property including the Spa and that your stay was comfortable and our staff attentive to your needs! We are always...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We were in Madison only one night. But it was enough to realize that Edgewater is terrific--great location near capitol and UW, spacious room, fabulous view of the lake, great bathroom with huge tub, separate sinks, and TV available through the bathroom mirror. The hotel...More

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Response from asupinmadison, General Manager at The EdgewaterResponded 22 January 2018

Dear gartner2016, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your brief visit at The Edgewater while you were in town for a family occasion and that you were able to utilize our shuttle...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staying at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison is chillaxation by design. Perfectly situated in downtown Madison but nestled in a quiet neighborhood this hotel is one of Madison's best. Recently given a multimillion dollar renovation, the Edgewater works hard to balance the posh comfort of...More

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Response from asupinmadison, General Manager at The EdgewaterResponded 2 days ago

Dear Serendipity, Thank you for leaving us your feedback. I am so pleased to hear your recent stay at The Edgewater was comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you again when you next come to Madison to relax! All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Myron in reservations was the best to work with, he easily accommodated a change in the duration of our original reservation and had so many well wishes for my fiance and I, as we were coming into town for our wedding and staying at The...More

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Response from asupinmadison, General Manager at The EdgewaterResponded 6 days ago

Dear Seaside, Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy to hear Myron, Meghan, Shae and other employees were able to make your stay with us enjoyable, comfortable and accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you again soon to The Edgewater. All Our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and his fiancé were married this past weekend in Madison. Our family stayed at the Edgewater and we also had the rehearsal dinner there. Working with Shae and Meghan was pure delight. They bent over backwards to make the dinner and the stay...More

Thank Sue T
Response from asupinmadison, General Manager at The EdgewaterResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sue T, Thank you for your kind feedback. I am so pleased to hear your son's wedding went well and you enjoyed the rehearsal dinner at our property! Our managers and employees have been notified of your comments, and greatly appreciate the recognition. We...More

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Patti J
16 March 2018|
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Response from juliakevans | Reviewed this property |
This seems to have conflicting answers. I was charged $18 to park my car one night. Had I known, I would have simply parked on the street (lots of free parking) Definitely ask up front to ensure you know what you’re getting... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from asupinmadison | Property representative |
Good Morning JWinChica, Thank you for your wonderful question. The Lakeview King Rooms offer a view of the lake, however a Lakeshore room is a lower-level room closer to the shore and has a full, lake-facing view with... More
Chelsea T
8 July 2017|
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Response from asupinmadison | Property representative |
Dear Chelsea T, Thank you for your question regarding your future visit to The Edgewater. Our overnight parking garage is located on-site and it is $18 for self-parking or $25 for valet. As we have multiple room types... More
Room Tips
"stay in the main building if possible"
2 weeks ago
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"All rooms are fabulous...I have stayed on floors 1,3,4, and 9. Enjoyed all locations!"
3 weeks ago
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"i would choose the terrace rooms"
4 weeks ago
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"Lakeview rooms are a treat!"
6 Sep 2018
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US$133 - US$383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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