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Hotel Description

Upscale historic hotel perfect for exploring Madison

Central Madison getaway

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Madison hotel, you'll find Lake Mendota and State Street Shopping. Madison Area Technical College Downtown Campus and Wisconsin Veterans Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Award-winning

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and a spa tub are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 7 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. Unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges and enjoy perks like a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 202 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities include refrigerators, room service, and rainfall showerheads.

Edgewater Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$234* Per night/room Oct 18 - Oct 19

Edgewater King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Terrace

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

ADA Langton Studio King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Terrace King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

ADA Langdon Loft King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Edgewater ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Edgewater

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (6)
5 out of 5
location location location beautiful view

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021

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Jul 8, 2021 by AK

Thank you for choosing the Edgewater hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you back.

2 out of 5
I called and asked for a room in the new building. On arrival, I was told we were in the old building and no other rooms were available. I even asked if I could pay for a newer, updated room. Room was dark and dingy.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021

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Apr 7, 2021 by AK

Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for the miscommunication on the room type. Due to COVID and hotel capacity not all rooms are available due to the 24 hours restriction on cleaning after check out. We are looking forward to welcome you to the Edgewater Hotel, please contact us in advance so we can update your profile and guarantee your satisfaction.

5 out of 5
We really liked the location and especially the shuttle service.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

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Feb 17, 2020 by Pamela Rodriguez-Seda

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Room is gorgeous! Only thing missing was the water view.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

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Aug 19, 2019 by Edgewater

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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Jul 25, 2019 by Reservations

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Poor - Left our trays from the room next door for over 18 hours. Excellent - Facilities and dinner at Statehouse restaurant.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

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Jul 25, 2019 by Reservations

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Edgewater Madison’s premier hotel located on the shores of Lake Mendota in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin and thank you for providing your honest feedback through Expedia’s guest survey. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations. I have shared your experience with the In-Room-Dining Team in a concerted effort to create a better experience.

2 out of 5
4:00 check-in? That’s late, but given that our room wasn’t available until 6:00 pm, 4:00 sounds accommodating. We got to the hotel at 4:30, and we were told that our lake view room wasn’t ready. I asked how much longer it would take, but the girl at the front desk didn’t know and said she’d call me when the room was ready. No one offered to take our luggage, so we proceeded to drag it down the stairs out to the terrace, which had live music. Everyone on the terrace stared at us with our luggage like we were homeless, which I’m fine with. At 6:00 (hour and a half later) I still had not received a call about our room being ready. I went to the front desk and quickly realized that they forgot to call us, as the room was now suddenly ready as soon as I approached the counter. I honestly think we could’ve sat on the patio with our luggage all night and the front desk staff would’ve never known (or cared, or both...) / remembered to call us for check-in. I wouldn’t expect this type of experience from a Holiday Inn, much less what is supposedly the best hotel in Madison. Consequently, we missed our dinner reservation, and received no apology or room discount. “If you build it, they will come” may apply to this hotel. However, if the service situation isn’t addressed promptly, no one will be coming back. It’s as if the employees know they’re at this incredible property and have this arrogance that they don’t need to match high quality service with the beautiful location.

Posted by , from Chicago on May 29, 2019

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Jun 19, 2019 by MonaLisa

Good Afternoon, I am deeply sorry that your stay did not meet expectations. I can assure you that this is not the standard that we, as a hotel, hold ourselves to. I want to thank you for bringing these things to our attention so we can continue to improve the quality of service we provide to our guests. I would love the opportunity to welcome you back to The Edgewater and to show you the standard at which we treat our guests. I wish you the best.

5 out of 5
Best hotel in Madison. Great staff, beautiful room.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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Apr 21, 2019 by Matthew C.

Thank you for choosing the Edgewater while in Madison! We are delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience, and hope that you will continue to choose us as you Madison home. Thank you so much.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

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Apr 4, 2019 by Matthew C.

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad that you had a pleasant experience with us and hope that we can welcome you back to The Edgewater again soon! Thank you for the feedback!

5 out of 5
Great view of the lake. Very comfortable and the staff is very friendly.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019

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Jan 5, 2019 by Matthew

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that you had such a great experience. Thank you for sharing.

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

The Edgewater offers its guests a full-service spa, a spa tub, and a steam room. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 44977 square feet (4180 square meters). A fitness center, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury The Edgewater. An area shuttle within 2 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are free. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Madison hotel.

  • 202 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 44977 sq ft of conference space
  • 4180 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1948
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 2 mi; shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Edgewater offers 202 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Statehouse - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Icehouse - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Boathouse - This beach restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Market - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Augie's Tavern - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ice skating on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The Edgewater Spa has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Steam room in spa
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Car not required
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 24.26 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Spa access
  • Spa tub access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per stay (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Edgewater Hotel Madison
  • Edgewater Madison
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • The Edgewater Hotel
  • The Edgewater Madison
  • The Edgewater Hotel Madison

You should know

  • The Edgewater offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The Edgewater is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.