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The Edgewater

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1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The newly renovated Edgewater hotel is the nicest hotel in Madison. It's modern and sophisticated and sits right on top of Lake Mendota. The views are breathtaking. The hotel has so much to offer no matter what time of year. The rooms are beautiful with nice tile showers and high end finishes. We've stayed here many times and we've never... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Edgewater's renovation is beautiful! It has maintained the original elegance of the hotel while adding convenient and classy upgrades in all the right places. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are luxurious, and the views of the lake are breathtaking. My company and I were at The Edgewater on business, and the meeting service was fantastic. The waitstaff was... More 

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Madison and stayed here for 5 days. This hotel is very architectural and beautiful – like an old palace converted to a hotel. But apparently it is very newly constructed. I got a room overlooking the lake, so that was very nice. It has a really nice restaurants and good food... More 

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear shikha s, Thank you for your review. The Edgewater was originally built in 1948. The 2014 renovation completely remodeled the interior of the hotel while leaving the exterior architecture the same. The renovation also added a new tower, built as a modern interpretation of the architectural style used in original tower. The result is a beautiful new property that... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Madison for years on business. Good accommodations scarce to none. Finally, a place to enjoy and not just hold your nose as in any other 3 star efficiency establishment. It's an independent hotel, and these people try hard. The rooms are nicely appointed, many with a great lake view, but then little-big things that count -... More 

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Chimata-no-kami, Thank you for your kind review. I'm happy that you found The Edgewater to be a clean, comfortable and conveniently located hotel for your business trips to Madison. The heated bathroom floors in our guest rooms certainly are a nice feature during the cold winter months and views of the lake are gorgeous, even when the lake is... More 

Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our two night stay at the Edgewater was enjoyable. The spacious rooms had comfortable king-sized beds, wonderful showers, and great-smelling soaps and shampoos. Saturday afternoon four of us were in the bar playing cards and while the drinks and appetizers were good, even though it wasn't busy, the service was extremely poor. We would return to the hotel but probably... More 

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear LarryandSusan2015, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed our wonderful new guest rooms and found our accommodations spacious and comfortable. Our bathroom soaps and shampoos are custom Edgewater Spa toiletries that feature a unique and refreshing Sicilian orange scent. The Statehouse Bar is a great place to relax with friends while enjoying appetizers and drinks.... More 

Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Usa
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They did a spectacular job on this renovation. Everything about the hotel is top notch. I had a view of the lake which was great. As nice as the hotel is, the service is even better. Everyone could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Great hotel!

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Scott S, Thank you for your review. The Edgewater went through a complete renovation between 2012 and 2014. The renovation included a complete remodel of the original Edgewater Hotel building as well as the addition of a second tower featuring guest rooms, meeting space and our Statehouse Restaurant and Bar. I'm glad that you were able to experience our... More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I'm local to the Madison area, this was my first visit to The Edgewater, we stayed for a work event that took place on site. Or room was their entry level accommodations but are newly remodeled and beautiful. The bathroom is spacious and well thought out, only critique would be more hooks on the bathroom wall. The room itself... More 

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear EagerWander, Thank you for your review. It's wonderful that as a Madison local, you were able to spend a night at our property for a work event. The Edgewater is one of the only hotels downtown to feature balconies that offer fantastic views of the lake and of the city. Also, as a Madison local, be sure to stop... More 

spring green wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an evening at The Edgewater in the Wisconsin Tower - . It was our 25th Anniversary and when we booked we had mentioned it, hoping if they had a room with view they would give us a nice room. When we arrived the staff acknowledged our anniversary at check it and when we entered our room we were thrilled... More 

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear springgreen, Thank you for your review and also for choosing to spend your anniversary at The Edgewater. I am thrilled that our staff was able to assist in making your night a fantastic experience. The Edgewater Spa offers a number of great treatments and services that focus on wellness and relaxation. Our staff would be happy to recommend and... More 

La Pointe Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading home from visiting family, we impulsively decided to spend a night at The Edgewater in Madison. Our room was comfortable and elegant. And although the restaurant was fully booked with holiday dinners, we were welcomed to the bar and offered the complete menu. A delicious dinner, friendly service, all told a great stop. We will return!

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear MFChilders, Thank you for your review. Impromptu trips are a fun way to spend and evening and we are happy that you chose The Edgewater as your destination. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy a nice dinner in our Statehouse restaurant and bar overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota. We look forward to welcoming your back to The Edgewater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family visit to Madison! The Edgewater is in a fantastic location in Madison and has high vaulted ceilings, a restaurant, a spa, and a fitness center. It's all connected through a tunnel that goes from one building to the other. This was perfect because the night we stayed there was a massive snow storm. The rooms are luxurious. Ask for... More 

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Ryan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear RussianAllAround, Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm glad that your family was able to enjoy the amenities that we offer while also finding shelter from the snow storm. Our Spa, Fitness Club and comfortable guest rooms are great places to relax while the Wisconsin winter runs its course. Our hotel does offer ice machines on floors 1-4, where... More 

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