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Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a family wedding here and the venue is absolutely perfect. The ceremony was in a room facing Lake Mendota as a back drop, even though in Feb. get married on lakefront. One of the attached rooms was for the cocktail hour, another for the reception, these three rooms make it so easy for everyone to transition from ceremony...

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

Dear FastGirl39, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. I am glad to hear you were pleased with your recent visit for a wedding event. Our Grand Ballroom is truly a magnificent venue for an indoor winter wedding, especially with the expansive views of Lake Mendota. We hope you will stay with us again if your travels bring you...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed only one night for business wish it was longer. Beautiful hotel! Fast check in and out. All the staff members was professional, helpful, and friendly. Very clean and modern. Room had a nice firm plush king size bed with comfortable pillows and a bed bench at the foot. I appreciated having outlets to charge my devices on the nightstand...

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

Dear kmac017, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay! Your concerns regarding the lobster bisque and the water pressure in your room have been forwarded to our engineering department and to The Statehouse chef, they will be addressed immediately to ensure issues do not...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Edgewater Hotel has gorgeous views from its shore-side rooms, even when the lake is frozen over in winter! It's easy to get downtown (walking distance) and it's a safe area to walk. There is an impressive view of the Capitol from the middle of the parking lot plaza. I had a couple of issues regarding my room, but I...

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

Dear Andrea G, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are truly fortunate to be centrally located to all that downtown Madison has to offer as well as being on the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota. We hope you will visit us again when your travels bring you back to Madison. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Edgewater for business. The staff was the most accommodating and pleasant... staff... I've ever encountered. The room was spacious... the bed was an 8+... The shower was super... and the bathtub was a delight, after a long hard day. They have a full bar on the 7th floor. They have a complete spa on the ground...

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

Dear Richard L, Thank you for your feedback. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay while in town for business. We hope you will stay with us again soon when your travels bring you back to Madison. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear BadgerTripper, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay. Your comments and concerns have been forwarded to our management team in order to address with our staff immediately. We hope you will stay with us again the next time your travels bring you to Madison. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Dear Thomas H, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and that our staff was attentive. We hope to welcome you again soon to The Edgewater on the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota. All Our Best, Amy Supple, COO The Edgewater Team

Winnetka, Illinois
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

Dear KDB, Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and that you will be visiting us again in the summer! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your future visit more comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you again...

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via 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 19 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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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...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Statehouse
The Statehouse
Cuisines: American
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $192 - $519 (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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