$169 – Madison's 'Best Hotel' w/Perks, Save up to 55%

The Edgewater
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Why We Love This Deal

The Edgewater Hotel is one of the Top Hotels in the Midwest and the Best Hotel in Madison (Conde Nast Traveler) — and it's also a great place for a late-fall or winter Wisconsin road trip. Members save up to 55% on a stay including parking and breakfast. 

"One of the Top Hotels in the Midwest" -- Conde Nast Traveler

What's Included

  • $169 per night ... check in most dates Oct. 20 - March 31
  • Stay in an Edgewater King room
  • Complimentary daily self-parking (reg. $24 per day) 
  • Daily breakfast for two in The Statehouse restaurant (reg. $46 per day)
  • Save even more with an upgraded Lakeview Terrace King rooms — for an extra +$39 per night (reg. +$79), guests receive a room with lake views and a private balcony
  • All our available dates represent a discount, but we've found the best savings in February and March

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; additional rooms available at higher rates 
  • Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; book now and cancel later, if necessary
  • No matter where you book, this hotel charges a resort fee of $27 per night (tax inclusive); the fee covers Wi-Fi, shuttle service, fitness club access to the spa steam room and relaxation pool, airport transportation and more 
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

"Beautiful setting on Lake Mendota"
Mar 18, 2019 - WOODSTOCK, IL, USA
See All 29 Member Ratings

Why We Love This Hotel

  • The Edgewater is the only AAA 4-Diamond hotel in Madison
  • Sits on the banks of Lake Mendota; Lakeview rooms get great sunset views 
  • Close to shops and restaurants on State Street, the Capitol building and the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Tons of fall and winter events including shuttles to Badgers football games and ice-skating on the hotel's private rink 


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

Rooms feature walk-in rainfall showers from Kohler and refrigerators from Sub-Zero (both Wisconsin-based companies), 47-inch flat-panel TVs, refrigerators and coffee makers. Upgrade to a Terrace King or Queen room for a private balcony with city, plaza or lake views; these rooms also sit on higher floors.

Guests can start their days with coffee at The Market, have a burger and a beer after a Badgers game at Augie’s Tavern or sip cocktails while taking in an evening sunset at The Statehouse. We also understand The Icehouse, the hotel's food (and beer) hall, serves a pretty solid Wisconsin fish fry. The hotel's Edgewater Spa offers massages and signature facials; there's also an indoor relaxation pool and a salon team for customized hair, makeup and nail services.

The hotel maintains a robust events calendar 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.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.

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.
Valet service fee: US$25 plus tax per day.

PLEASE NOTE: When booking the Travelzoo Deal, the Self-Parking option is complimentary. 
Self-parking (with in and out privileges) for $18 (tax inclusive) per day. 

The Resort 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.

55% Off

$169 / night


When You Can Go

Oct. 20 - March 31

Getting There

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

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Edgewater over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting on Lake Mendota
Other Comments
The staff was very friendly and helpful, the front desk extremely accommodating, and the room was fantastic. Highly recommend the Steakhouse restaurant, very eloquent presentation of the meal with a beautiful view of the lake
Douglas Mar 18, 2019 WOODSTOCK, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great, and the rooms were very nice. We had a fantastic time!
Julie Jan 22, 2019 Swansea, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Perfect hotel for the holiday season!
Scott Dec 27, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Setting on the lake.
Other Comments
Close to the Capital and State St.
Glenn Dec 11, 2018 Rock Falls, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
relaxation pool
Other Comments
need better signage for passageways
THOMAS Nov 13, 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 Nov 03, 2018 Kenosha, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location andnthe rooms!
Other Comments
Everything was lovely.....a classy place!
Rose Nov 03, 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 Nov 01, 2018 Green Bay, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Richard Nov 01, 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 Aug 25, 2018 Milwaukee, WI, USA

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