Just spent two nights at the Edgewater in Madison with my wife. It is a beautiful property with some outstanding attributes, but there were a few drawbacks.
First the good stuff!
* Property is beautiful and well-maintained;
* Staff is incredibly accessible and helpful;
* Fantastic location;
* Lovely view of the (frozen) lake;
* The bar was delicious and a huge plate of cheese curds for >$5!
* Room was good sized;
* Bed was very comfortable
I didn't eat at the hotel restaurant nor did I go to any of the conference or fitness facilities.
The less good stuff:
* Our room was on the first floor; the hallways were very cold!
* The temperature in our room was difficult to control; it heated up slowly but cooled down quickly!
* The temperature in the bathroom was not good - consistently cold and uncomfortable.
* HVAC blows directly on you when it is on and you are in bed.
* No coffee maker in room; closest coffee was 5 floors away.
* Fitness facility in an entirely different building that you have to go outside to get to.
As my son is a first year student at UW-M I will almost certainly be back; but, I hope it is more comfortable when its not winter!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Hotel Madison