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Northbrook, Illinois
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is fantastic...right on Lake Mendota and walking distance to the capital and the university. Room was clean. Didn't have a lake view :(. When I checked in there was no alarm clock and the air wasn't working. Both were promptly remedied. Overall, a fine hotel. Would definitely stay there again.

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Thank Bill S
asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear Bill S, Thank you for your review on The Edgewater. We love the location of our property, as it is a quick hop to State Street, Capitol Building, UW campus and of course the lake. Being right on the water being able to enjoy the beautiful sunset from any of our restaurants or The Plaza is a great way... More 

Boulder, CO
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41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this renovated, stately hotel in Madison first for its awesome location. Beautifully situation on the lake. We walked into town to tour the Capitol and then over to see the campus as well. A bonus for us was the availability of electric vehicle charging in the garage.

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Thank Juja80301
asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Hello Juja80301, Thank you so much for you review on your stay at The Edgewater. We are glad that you enjoyed the position of our property as it is a short walk to both the Capitol Building, State Street, UW campus and last but not least the beautiful view being right on the lake. We do offer a good amount... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean and spacious room with excellent views. Great location in Madison. The Restaurants and bars on the property were also good. Parking on property was only problem. No free parking. Easy to walk to capitol and other restaurants.

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

Dear Mogagregg, Thank you for your review of your stay at The Edgewater! We do pride ourselves on our location of our property as it is perfectly situated for a variety of needs. For those who want to be on the water, near the Capitol Building or near State Street, we are walking distance to it all. We are happy... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We frequent Madison because our daughter is a student at UW. The Edgewater team from checkin to checkout including valet and bell staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is amazing. The sunset views are the best we have seen. We love the outdoor spaces and restaurants. They offer complementary shuttle services which helps with transpiration to the airport... More 

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

Dear MikeS_had_fun, Thank you for your review of your stay at The Edgewater. We are so happy that from check-in to check-out you felt taken care of and our staff went out and beyond to ensure you had an enjoyable stay. We also are glad that you could enjoy all of our amenities and the shuttle service to and from... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I rented this hotel by mistake, due to a similar name mixing us up. When we realized what happened (after the refund window closed), we contacted the hotel to see if anything could be done. Initially, they told us no. I called to speak with a manager, and was passed on to "Mike, the Operations Manager." When... More 

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

Dear gmrussell85, Thank you so much for you response on your experience with The Edgewater. I am so sorry for the inconvenience and the miscommunication. I have been in contact with Mike Tonsfeldt and he has assured me that it is being taken care of and has offered the extension to get in contact with him again, you can reach... More 

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Edgewater for 3 nights. We had stayed there years ago and while lovely it was a tired hotel. Now it is completely renovated and each room in the Wisconsin building looks out over Lake Mendota and the windows are huge. So it feels more like a cruise ship vista than a typical hotel... More 

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

Dear Andrea1435, Thank you for your review on your stay at The Edgewater! We are happy that you stayed with us before and after the renovations. Did you know that with our renovation that we actually went along with the original plans set in the 1940s for the original building (Langdon Building). In the original plans they wanted public access... More 

Moorpark, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and views are stellar, the rooms are beautiful. The finer elements of customer service and room condition fell very short of expectations: 1) We confirmed a crib ahead of time but it wasn't ready upon check-in at 8 pm. A pop-up style bed was dropped at the door with no sheets. Had to call desk again to figure... More 

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

Dear quantspeed, Thank you for your recent review of your stay at The Edgewater. I will be discussing this manner with the rest of the management team and I will address this situation immediately. We strive here at The Edgewater to ensure that our guests feel at home and I apologize for any inconvenience that you had suffered while your... More 

Brookfield
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lakeview premier room has outstanding view of the lake to watch the sunset. Very spacious room with comfortable seating for 2. Bathroom is fabulous-double sinks and large vanity area. Quiet hotel. No hallway noise. Room service was speedy and very good for a late night dinner. Statehouse restaurant was spectacular. Very attentive service. Lots of public patio space to sit... More 

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Thank BrookfieldTraveler16
asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear BrookfieldTraveler16, Thank you for your review of The Edgewater! We here at The Edgewater want our guests to feel at east when they come to visit here. We are delighted that your stay was relaxing and comfortable, and the food was off the charts for your stay as well. I will pass along your compliments to our in room... More 

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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to stay in Madison. The view from hotel is magnificent. Starbucks Coffee in the lobby. Great restaurants. perfect view of the capital Enjoy the summer. Sit on the patio and enjoy the view with a glass of wine.

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Thank rae817
asupinmadison, General Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear rae817, Thank you for your lovely review of The Edgewater! We bask in the views that our property has to over especially with a sunset and a little music to go along with it. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and you loved sitting on the patio while enjoying a nice glass of wine. All Our... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice place and in a nice location to walk to the square or to sit by the water. I wish I would have had the option to stay in the newer part of the hotel though. The windows in the room looking outside were very dirty and on Friday nights there was a band playing and it... More 

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Jessica A, Public Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review

Dear hrjoseph, Thank you so much for your response on your stay at The Edgewater. We apologize that we didn't have any other options during your stay here to accommodate the noise. We have Bluegrass bands play on Friday's till 9pm so it's not to late so people can enjoy their evenings. Nonetheless we do apologize that the noise was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Statehouse
The Statehouse
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $174 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Edgewater 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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