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The Edgewater

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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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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful hotel! A unique layout on Lake Mendota that is first class in every way! Rooms were spacious, quiet, clean, well appointed, and the beds very comfortable. The restaurant and bar are absolutely beautiful and the staff very friendly. Easily Madison's best hotel and my choice to stay on future trips to this great city.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and classy! We stayed in two different corner rooms--had extended our stay so got a chance to move up a couple more floors. The staff was very accommodating when we moved during the a.m.--made it very painless. Different food venues right inside the hotel. It's located right at the end of "Fraternity Row" near the heart of the university's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at The Edgewater this past weekend and had a fabulous time. We had a room in the Langdon Building, which is decorated with an art deco feel. Our room was clean, sophisticated, and the bed was very comfortable. We had drinks at The Boathouse restaurant, luckily snagging seats outside. Drinking Wisconsin taps was the perfect... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Madison and Milwaukee for our 40th wedding anniversary. Our room at the Edgewater was stunning. The property is unlike any other luxury hotel where we have stayed. But, once we got the hang of it, it was fine. We were located on the 11th floor. Ice is only available on floors 4 and below OR you can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The city of Madison is unique with its five lakes, U of W, State Capitol, fine restaurants and a buzz of excitement. The Edgewater Hotel is a jewel with outstanding friendly service, a great restaurant, and convenient parking. It's location in the heart of Madison is a plus.

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Jessica P, Assistant Front Office Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Albert K, Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your commentary on our authentic service and desirable location. Please keep us in mind on your future Madison travels! More 

Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was looking forward to staying at the newly renovated Edgewater and it exceeded my expectations. it is a beautiful hotel in a great location. It was a bit confusing at first but I quickly got used to that. The room was very well done and it was obvious they gave a lot of thought to the customer experience. I... More 

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Jessica P, Assistant Front Office Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Roger O, We appreciate the great review! If you haven't tried it already, our hidden gem within our dining options is called The Icehouse. It is run as a concessions stand of sorts, but features upscale sandwiches, pizza by the slice and 16 beers on tap all meant for consumption on our outdoor plaza. It truly is a great... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1st stay at the edgewater. staff was great rooms were clean. great experience!!! great location in Madison. valet was great views were great overall could have asked for a better location or hotel we will be back for the next 3 years

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Jessica P, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear wisco3652, Thank you for the excellent review! We always appreciate hearing that guests enjoy the location and amenities of The Edgewater as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Edgewater on your next Madison visit! More 

Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Edgewater for two nites on 8/21 and 8/22. This property has an attention to detail unlike I have found anywhere. The rooms are furnished beautifully. If you can, get room with a full view of the lake. It's mesmerizing. Excellent fitness center. We took an outdoor yoga class in the morning. Great way... More 

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Jessica P, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Steve T, We appreciate the great review! Our Spa is pleased to offer outdoor free yoga on the plaza every Saturday and select Sundays of the summer. We welcome all hotel guests and community members to join us for a refreshing yoga session to start off your weekend mornings overlooking the beautiful Lake Mendota. We hope all hotel guests... More 

New Albany, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying here for the night on our way to the lake. The views here were fantastic, but the food was so-so. Also, the parking is a pain, while parking our car there was a man wandering around trying to find his car and I can understand why we got lost a few times too. You need a map... More 

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Jessica P, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear tennismom42_3, Thank you for the positive commentary on our facilities and location. I apologize that our dining facilities did not live up to your expectations, however, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Our parking structure can be difficult to navigate at times, but we are constantly improving signage around the property in response to... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband booked the hotel for two nights this August whilst we did a family fly drive in the USA. We have visited The States twelve times now and have stayed in various types of accommodation. The room was lovely as we had paid extra for a lake view balcony..we actually got two balconies. However, the housekeeping was very poor... More 

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David B, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Alison M, Let me begin by apologizing for your experience with housekeeping during your stay. What you described is completely unacceptable and not at all typical of our high cleanliness standards. I have forwarded your feedback onto our housekeeping leadership team to make sure dusting is not overlooked. Because of our proximity to the lake, cobwebs can be difficult... More 

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