The Edgewater

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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 

"very nice ambience and courteous staff"
Nov 13, 2019 - Glena, IL, USA
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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.

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
(53 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
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
very nice ambience and courteous staff
Mitchell Nov 13, 2019 Glena, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We were attending a show at the nearby Orpheum Theatre. The hotel was so close & worthy of our 31st Anniversary.
David Nov 12, 2019 West Salem, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a great time. The room was big and cosy with a great view. The food were great and a customer service in all.
Other Comments
I’d suggest they provide bedrooms slippers within the rooms. The bathroom floors are tiles and were very cold.
Adebayo Nov 09, 2019 Aurora, IL, USA
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Enjoyed Most
Everything was top notch. I can't believe all the times I've been to Madison and never stayed here. Now we want to come back just to hang out for a long weekend and check out the on site bars and restaurants!
Other Comments
We had a corner lakefront room with a wall of windows looking over Lake Mendota. It was a stunning view and highly recommended.
Gary Nov 04, 2019 Rockford, IL, USA
Other Comments
I had to have the manager help me in checking in. She was super nice vs. the clerk who was nothing but obnoxious.
Leo Nov 04, 2019 Mequon, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
This is a great facility. We loved everything about it especially the breakfast at Statehouse. We are out of towner from Illinois. This hotel is not second to any hotel in Chicagoland area.
jiun-guang Nov 04, 2019 Naperville, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything from the room, staff, onsite activities and included full breakfast to order with a lakefront view, made our anniversary stay enjoyable.
Other Comments
It was a bit confusing at first, the lobby is on level 6. The staff quickly helped us understand the layout.
David Nov 04, 2019 Appleton, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel, fabulous food, very friendly staff.
CINDY Nov 03, 2019 Combined Locks, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
This deal is advertised as breakfast for 2, when in reality it is 1 breakfast and beverage. A little bit of sticker shock when the $129 deal turns out with taxes and resort fee and overpriced breakfast to be over $180. Also we were frustrated by the limited signage from the self parking into hotel as well as out of the garage. On the plus side we were upgraded to a room with a gorgeous view of the lake.
Other Comments
Close to shopping and dining, but there is a hill to climb on the return.
Mary Oct 29, 2019 Brookfield, WI, USA
Other Comments
Would be nice if the staff at check in explained a little more about the hotel( is wellness and spa, etc.)
kristen Oct 27, 2019 Chicago, IL, USA

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