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The Edgewater

#15 of 64 Hotels in Madison
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1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pleased with our stay at the Edgewater. This is truly Madison's new premium hotel. Still a few loose ends to wrap up on this project, but a very gracious use of space. My only criticism is that I think Starbucks being a vendor in the building sort of downgrades it's colloquial sense of history and style.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Edgewater hotel was nothing but a pleasure from the beginning of our stay to when we left. Our third floor room look directly over Lake Mendota with beautiful views in the evening and in the morning. The hotel service was impeccable. It's with beautiful views in the evening and in the morning. The hotel service was impeccable in all... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Edgewater for a few nights and I could not have been more disappointed. Let me start with some positives about this hotel: location, luxurious rooms (lake view terraces are wonderful) and delicious food. Now the negatives: We were traveling with a baby so I requested adjoining rooms. They said they could not guarantee that but... More 

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Mary M, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Jenae D, The experience you describe above is completely unacceptable. I am so sorry to hear about the inconvenience you and your family suffered during your stay. I would love the opportunity to speak to you directly, my office number at the hotel is 608.535.8216. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience, I... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
4 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This can be settled simply. Booked a Lakeview King Suite. The view was of a brick wall. I suspect they over market these rooms, if you stand in the corner of the room next to the window you can see a tiny bit of the lake. Beware the bait and switch. No response from hotel on complaint. Unimpressed.

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Mary M, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear EclecticTastes, I’m terribly sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations with our Lakeview room. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience further, so that we can correct issues in our guest’s visits. My direct line is 608.535.8216, and I look forward to potentially speaking with you in the future. Sincerely, Mary Murray, Revenue Manager More 

Springfield, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for one nite. The hotel offers good amenities. It is an independent hotel which equals some good and some bad. It had a unique flair and a luxury bent. My guess is they cater to a lot of weddings and events. The layout is confusing, but not in a way that can't be figured out. There are... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Luxury room clean toilets good food friendly reception central place in Madison. The location is superb. Markets walking distance. University campus nearby. Walking trail nearby. Good hotel by all means.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 1 night at The Edgewater in a room overlooking Lake Mendota. Room was spacious and very clean. Great view of the lake and curtains keep the room dark in the morning. Lobby bar is very nice and outdoor patio is nice also. The spa and fitness center were well kept and the relaxation pool was great. Hotel staff were... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was in a great location on the lake and the room was very comfortable. Service at reception was very friendly but housekeeping was not responsive to requests. Breakfast was tasty, if a little pricy.

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Mary M, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Hi Lisa H, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our location and guest room. Thank you for your feedback, I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience further, my direct line is 608.535.8216. Thank you! Sincerely, Mary Murray Revenue Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice surprise to find The Edgewater Hotel. I am lucky enough to travel all over the world, often staying in 5-Star hotels, and The Edgewater is right up there with them. I stayed in a beautiful large modern room facing the lake. Huge bathroom and luxurious bed. I normally never eat in hotel restaurants, but I ate three... More 

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Mary M, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Hi Douglas D, We appreciate the positive feedback and are overjoyed that you rank us among 5-Star hotels! We look forward to potentially welcoming you back to The Edgewater on your future travels! More 

Greendale, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel did not live up to our expectations. Problems at the check in, cold food on the breakfast buffet followed by a undisclosed fee for the shuttle service made for a bad experience in a otherwise nice setting on the lake in Madison.

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Mary M, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear 1DeaconV, I am so sorry to hear about your poor experience. What you describe above is completely unacceptable and I would like to opportunity to discuss further if possible. I can be reached at 608.535.8216. I hope there is something we can do to make this right! Sincerely, Mary Murray Revenue Manager More 

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