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The Edgewater

1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI, United States
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As Madison's first and only AAA Four Diamond property, The Edgewater invites you to discover its fine offerings and to learn about the great city it calls home. Situated in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin, just down the street from the Capitol building and its bustling historic square, The Edgewater is close to State Street and its eclectic restaurants and shops. Best of all, the hotel is located next to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its sports venues, home of the Badgers.

  • Offering 202 guestrooms, The Edgewater has everything from luxurious suites to extended-stay studios outfitted with executive work desks
  • Take in the sunshine and admire the green spaces of the outdoor plaza and park
  • Enjoy a cocktail or full-service meal at the hotel's three on-site restaurants and lounges
  • Relax with a full-body massage or specialty facial at the luxurious Edgewater Spa
  • The property has mooring for 40 boats
  • Take advantage of extraordinary facilities for meetings, events, and weddings — all right on the shores of Lake Mendota
  • Go for a spin on the ice rink in the winter and try yoga classes — held right on the waterfront — during warmer months

Throughout the decades, The Edgewater has hosted an array of celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Bob Marley, the Dalai Lama, and many other dignitaries. Dating back to 1948, the property has been a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2015. The property has also been honored with the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award for Top Hotels in the Midwest in 2017 and 2018 as well as Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.

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Family-friendly
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Accessible
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Non-smoking
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Parking
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Pet-friendly
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Pool
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Wifi
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Accommodations

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Right in the heart of Madison, The Edgewater offers a variety of 200 guestrooms and suites, located in either the original and totally refurbished Langdon building or in the new tower, the Wisconsin building. The majority of guestrooms offer expansive views of Lake Mendota; from others, the state Capitol and beautiful downtown Madison are visible.

All the accommodations combine the best of comfortable modern luxury with classic architecture, enhanced with memorable touches, such as Kohler bath fixtures, a lighted makeup mirror, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Enjoy plush robes and 47-inch HD televisions to make your stay even more comfortable and relaxing.

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Dining

Dining at The Edgewater encompasses everything from a great burger and a pint of local beer on the boat dock to a special dinner with a panoramic view of Lake Mendota. The hotel offers two impressive bars that serve the best Wisconsin beers and other craft selections, as well as offering classic cocktails and an extensive wine list. Room service is also available, offering Modern Midwestern cuisine such as fried Clockshadow Cheese Curds and burgers with Hook's three-year cheddar.

The Statehouse – Stop in to catch the sunset over Lake Mendota while enjoying a cocktail at the bar. Sit back in the inviting dining room and enjoy regionally sourced, modern American cuisine. The team ensures that all ingredients are sustainable, whether they come from the Midwest or around the world.

Augie's Tavern – The property's laid-back lounge and bar is named for Augie Faulkner, the hotel's first general manager and one of its owners, offers classic cocktails with new twists, an extensive wine list, and the best Wisconsin craft beers. Order up the crowd-favorite MSG Wings and Clockshadow Cheese Curds for a true taste of the elevated pub fare on offer.

The Icehouse – Located below The Plaza, this warm and comfortable spot is the perfect place to grab food and experience the plaza. Offering a variety of options, The Icehouse invites you to take a break from the day’s activities and enjoy a quick bite.

The Boathouse – Whether you come by car, foot, or boat, this casual, waterfront dining spot is sure to please. Located at the base of the historic Langdon building, it’s quite literally on the shoreline of Lake Mendota, with a dock at its front door. Stop in for an afternoon or evening visit to take it all in. Offering indoor and patio seating and serving great food, beers from the best breweries in Wisconsin, and other refreshing drinks, The Boathouse has a relaxed, fun atmosphere. 

The Café – Cozy and comfortable, this spot is ideal for ordering up a cup of coffee and a bite to eat while relaxing inside or outside on the patio in warmer weather. The Café serves pastries and light fare, as well as coffee and espresso drinks.

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Activities

Make time for a visit to The Edgewater Spa, a favorite among locals for massages, facials, manicures, hair styling, and even fitness training and yoga. Practice in the studio or out in the fresh air on The Plaza, where instructors lead “Yoga on the Water." Pay a visit during the cooler months and you can enjoy The Edgewater's ice rink. Skate in the crisp air while taking in views of the lake in one direction and the Capitol dome in the other. 

Set in the heart of Madison, The Edgewater is close to everything the city has to offer. Take in the Wisconsin State Capitol, with its majestic Roman Renaissance-style architecture. It has the only granite dome in the U.S. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. All year round, Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals. Head to the Olbrich Botanical Gardens for an oasis of green or the nearby Henry Vilas Zoo. Located inside Vilas Park, the free attraction showcases animals from around the world, including Galapagos tortoises.

Location

The Edgewater

The Edgewater 1001 Wisconsin Place, WI, Madison 608-535-8200

Right on the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, The Edgewater is just down the street from the Capitol building and its bustling historic square. Close to major sporting stadiums and a variety of cultural attractions, the hotel is ideally located for travelers looking for a laid-back trip or an itinerary of sightseeing.

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Dane County Regional Airport is 6 mi / km away from the hotel.
Milwaukee — General Mitchell International Airport is 85 mi / km away.

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