The Edgewater

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Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • The Edgewater is the only AAA 4-Diamond hotel in Madison
  • Rooms feature spa-style bathrooms and 47" flat-panel TVs; Lakeview rooms get great sunset views
  • The hotel's Boathouse restaurant hosts a popular Friday night fish fry
  • Sits on the banks of Lake Mendota, just a 10-minute walk to the Capitol Building

"A first-class destination hotel that is uniquely Madison" -- Madison Magazine
Enjoyed This
(14 Member Ratings)
"Location, Lakeview room, Parking and Breakfast included"
May 10, 2018
madison, WI, 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., and Bob Marley 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 completed in late 2014 brought about a sleek new tower and tons of other amenities. 

Rooms have rain showerheads from Kohler and refrigerators from Sub-Zero (both Wisconsin-based companies) and there's a salon and full-service spa. The main restaurant, in a dining room of floor-to-ceiling windows that face the sunset, cooks up charcuterie, hearty steaks, and New England seafood. 

A more casual fish fry with chilled beers can be had at the water-level Boathouse in the original building. Between the original tower and the new one is a plaza with an outdoor cafe that overlooks the lake, and in the winter hosts an ice skating rink. Down at the waterline are docks for mooring boats or launching off on a canoe tour. 

From the press:
  • Named the #6 Hotel in the entire Midwest by Conde Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers Choice Awards
  • "Now all of Madison will have a front porch on Lake Mendota. And the rest of the world will have a destination hotel that lives up to Madison’s own opinion of itself, 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: 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: $75 plus tax, 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 $18 plus 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 for $25 (tax inclusive) per day and Self-parking 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
(14 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Edgewater over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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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
Enjoyed Most
Location, Lakeview room, Parking and Breakfast included
Other Comments
Looking forward to visiting The Boathouse (closed when we were there).
ted May 10, 2018 madison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to downtown and view/proximity to Lake Mendota.
Donna May 08, 2018 Elcho, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view from my room!
Carol Apr 30, 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 Apr 08, 2018 Menomonie, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
beautiful room with great views of both the lake and the capitol, decent work out facilities.
Other Comments
Would be overpriced without the deal
Lisa Apr 03, 2018 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great staff, beautiful building, clean elegant rooms.
David Mar 13, 2018 Freeport, IL, USA

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