The Edgewater

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Why We Love It

  • The Edgewater is the only AAA 4-Diamond hotel in Madison
  • Lakeview rooms get great sunset views
  • Sits on the banks of Lake Mendota, just a 10-minute walk to the Capitol Building

"Madison's landmark hotel" -- Forbes Travel Guide
Enjoyed This
(22 Member Ratings)
"The location andnthe rooms!"
03. Nov 2018
Hopkins, MN, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is about 15 minutes south of Madison's Dane County Regional Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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When Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Marley and even the Dalai Lama visited Madison, they stayed at The Edgewater. This 1940s landmark does everything possible to showcase its prime spot on the banks of Lake Mendota. While the history is illustrious, The Edgewater feels quite new. An extensive renovation and expansion in 2014 revived the original Langdon Building, added a sleek new tower and tons of other amenities. 

Edgewater Rooms have walk-in showers featuring rain showerheads from Kohler and refrigerators from Sub-Zero (both Wisconsin-based companies), 47-inch flat-panel TVs, plush robes and coffee makers. Lakeview rooms offer sweeping vistas overlooking Lake Mendota, while Lakefront rooms sit just above the hotel's pier. The hotel's Edgewater Spa features everything from massages and signature facials to yoga classes and fitness training. There's also an indoor relaxation pool and a salon team for customized hair, makeup and nail services. 

Guests can start their days with coffee at The Café, have a burger after the Badgers game at Augie’s Tavern or sip cocktails while taking in an evening sunset at The Statehouse. Their Edgewater's culinary team offers modern takes on Midwestern cuisine using unique ingredients while showcasing local and regional purveyors.

A robust events calendar offers gatherings throughout the year including ice skating on the hotel's private ice rink in the winter months along with other seasonal events like an annual holiday tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, Destination New Year’s Eve and the Frozen Assets Festival.

From the press:
  • Named the No. 6 Hotel in the entire Midwest by Conde Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers Choice Awards
  • "A destination hotel ... with a view and experience rivaled by few in the Midwest" -- Madison Magazine



  • Bar
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Children welcome. 
Extra beds are not available.
Extra person charge is 20 USD plus tax, per person, per night.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$75 plus tax per pet per stay.

Maximum 2 pets per room. Not all room types are pet-friendly. Pets not allowed in Spa or Plaza. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$20.79 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes wired and wireless Internet, local and toll-free calls, transportation to and from Dane County Airport (based on availability), local shuttle service within a two-mile radius of the hotel (based on availability), business center access, The Edgewater Fitness Club access and access to The Edgewater Spa steam-room and relaxation pool. 

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in and out privileges) for $25 (tax inclusive) per day and Self-parking (with in and out privileges) for $18 (tax inclusive) per day. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(22 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Edgewater over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
relaxation pool
Other Comments
need better signage for passageways
THOMAS 13. Nov 2018 Geneva, IL, USA
Other Comments
Beautiful views comfortable bed. Nice touches withbathrobe a magnifying mirror. Overall very clean Only complaint was the vent in the shower needs a serious cleaning seems to have been forgotten for a long time.
Sandra 03. Nov 2018 Kenosha, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location andnthe rooms!
Other Comments
Everything was lovely.....a classy place!
Rose 03. Nov 2018 Hopkins, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The 'elegance' and lake view from our room.
Other Comments
Better heat control would help. Thermostat only allowed the heat on (full force) or off!
Dennis 01. Nov 2018 Green Bay, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Richard 01. Nov 2018 Winona, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good location. Friendly staff. Express checkout.
Other Comments
Housekeeping: One hand towel had a large hole and a blackspot. The lake view room has a lake view thru the bathroom window only. No map or instruction for the first time guest to know how to get around between buildings and to the parking structure.
Kant 25. Aug 2018 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Lakeview room, Parking and Breakfast included
Other Comments
Looking forward to visiting The Boathouse (closed when we were there).
ted 10. May 2018 madison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to downtown and view/proximity to Lake Mendota.
Donna 08. May 2018 Elcho, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view from my room!
Carol 30. Apr 2018 Wheeling, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view
Other Comments
It can be a bit confusing at 1st to find your way around-we directed a few others lost as well!
jacklyn 08. Apr 2018 Menomonie, WI, USA

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