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The Edgewater

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Certificate of Excellence
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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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18Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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This was meant to be a Valentine's weekend overnight in a lovely setting. That's where it ended! We had 5:30 dinner plans and were not able to get into our room until 5 (promised check-in = 4). The staff suggested we go up to the bar while we waited as opposed to offering
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Myron helped make the planning of my trip to Madison seamless. He went out of his way to make sure the rooms I booked matched my needs. The hotel has always been perfect. I look forward to my next visit.
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Edgewater is top notch for luxurious accomodations and customer service. I like to stay here for my birthday every year and the staff goes above and beyond to make sure I have everything I need. I'd like to give a special nod to Myron in reservations for working his magic and
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Our night at the Edgewater was absolutely perfect. A snack plate and waters came as a birthday present, unexpected and very nice! Downtown Madison is in walking distance offering many things to do. Highly recommended!
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I spoke with Myron in the reservations area today and he was extremely helpful! Not only was he kind and knowledgeable, but he really went above and beyond to help me with my reservation changes and make sure I had a great customer experience.
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Shower is very large and sliding door on the left of the water closet
Corner Premium Lakefront King
Winter sunset
Skating rink below - so charming
Juliet Balcony on a corner Premium Lakefront King room
How much is parking
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 into. And as I side note, I found the underground parking garage very confusing and odd. 🤷‍♀️
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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 floor to ceiling windows. The Lakeshore room view is similar to one you might have on a cruise ship. Please let us know if you have any other questions. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team
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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 that offer a lake view, I highly recommend calling our reservations team at 608-535-8200 so they may describe the lake views and the benefits of each room,. One of my favorite rooms is the Premium Lakefront, which offers an expansive view of the lake. We look forward to welcoming you to The Edgewater on beautiful Lake Mendota! All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team
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Dear LookingforSun1974, Thank you for your interest in staying at The Edgewater. I highly recommend reserving a Lakeshore room, which provides a cruise ship style view of the lake or a Premium Lakefront room, which is our most popular room type, both of these rooms are available in our new Wisconsin building. If you prefer our Langdon building, which was the original Edgewater building, I recommend reserving a Langdon Studio which offers direct lake view as well as soaking tubs. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our reservations team at 608-535-8200, they will be happy to answer any questions you might have about our accommodations and can offer other recommendations for your future visit to Madison and The Edgewater. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team
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Hello Constantlee, Thank you for submitting your question. The Wisconsin building is our main building which includes our lobby and check-in. The Langdon building is the historic original building of The Edgewater and is home to our Spa, Boathouse restaurant, as well as hotel rooms. Both buildings have lake view rooms. If you have more questions, please visit our website or contact our reservations team at 608-535-8200, both provide detailed information regarding the features of our different room types. We hope to welcome you to The Edgewater soon! All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team
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"Ask for a lake view room, this higher up the better!"
"Most rooms have a lake view but window sizes vary based on which building you are in."
"Make sure you get lots of pics of the lake."
"Ask for a water view"
"Water view!"
US$182 - US$506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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