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The Edgewater

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Overview of The Edgewater

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The Edgewater

4.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI, 53703

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Mendota1 min walk
  • Popular LocationWisconsin State Capitol8 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison11 min walk
  • AirportMadison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)13 min drive

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About this area

Madison

Located in Madison, The Edgewater is in the city center and on the waterfront. Memorial Union Terrace and Wisconsin Union Theater are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Goodspeed Pier and Vitense Golfland. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Kohl Center or Alliant Energy Center. Water skiing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Lake Mendota - 1 min walk
  • Madison Area Technical College Downtown Campus - 6 min walk
  • Wisconsin State Capitol - 8 min walk
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - 8 min walk
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Statehouse — 1 min walk
  • The Icehouse — 1 min walk
  • CIRC — 6 min walk
  • The Plaza Tavern — 7 min walk
  • Samba Brazilian Grill — 8 min walk

About this property

The Edgewater

Luxury Madison hotel in Downtown Madison, walk to Wisconsin State Capitol
2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and 4 bars/lounges are available at this hotel. An airport shuttle is free. Additionally, a fitness center, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli are onsite. All 202 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding. Other amenities available to guests include refrigerators, room service, and rainfall showerheads.
The Edgewater offers 202 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The Edgewater Spa has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 18 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 25 per stay; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Free area shuttle up to 2 mi
  • Limo/town car service
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 6-20 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Ice skating
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (44977 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 7

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 47-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 24.26 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Spa access
  • Spa tub access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per stay (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 682 out of 978 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 195 out of 978 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 57 out of 978 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 27 out of 978 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 978 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If I am back in Madison, this is the property I will be staying at. Great location, amazing views, great rooms, etc.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
I travel a lot and have to say the Edgewater was simply a disappointing mediocre property overall. Good location and a good view of the water but that is the extent of the value. Our room was stark and bare of really anything aside from some complimentary coffee packs. No water, in-room dining menus, directions, nothing. It only had two towels and two cups for a four-person room. The hotel was staffed by college kids that were more focused on being cool than offering good service. Restaurants were mediocre and also staffed purely by college kids with attitudes to match. Once the hotel store closes and 6 pm and the in-room dining closes at 9 pm there are zero options available beyond tap water. At 10:30 pm when I inquired of the front desk about getting water or soda I was directed to walk 1/2 mile to the underground store at the end of an alley that is "not as sketchy as it sounds". Even a motel 6 has a vending machine or complimentary water. The Edgewater was very disappointing.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Looking forward to the next visit
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved it! It is a wonderful hotel with amazing views of the lake.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
very nice
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021