The Edgewater

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Beautiful setting on Lake Mendota"
Mar 18, 2019 - WOODSTOCK, IL, USA
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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.



  • 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: Crib/Pack 'n Play 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.

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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
(36 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Edgewater over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 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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