This hotel would've gotten higher marks from me but for two things. 1) while the room itself was beautiful, comfortable, spacious and clean, the balcony was covered in spider webs and was just plain unpleasant to enjoy; and 2) the only morning I had an opportunity to sleep in, the hotel started construction work on the floor right above mine at 7:30 am. Under no circumstances should a hotel be putting guests right below construction. I was not advised when I checked in that there would be noise, and nowhere was it mentioned on the website. Rooms near construction should be removed from inventory, especially at a hotel in this price range!
Traveller from Oregon
The Edgewater is Madison's only TRUE lakefront hotel showcasing beautiful sunsets over the Isthmus waters. Perhaps you will …More
Staff was pleasant, room was clean and bed was comfortable. Only complaints (minor): air conditioning was a bit noisy, and lighting not suitable for reading in bed. Also, underground parking was scarce and spots were very narrow.
Traveller from Minneapolis, MN
Located on Historic Langdon Street, at the edge of the University of Wisconsin, The Dahlmann Campus Inn & Chancellor's Club …More
From the directions the GPS took us, the hotel was hard to find and the underground (valet) parking was practically IMPOSSIBLE to locate. I drove in a circle for about 20 minutes trying to find it. Staff was friendly and lobby was beautiful. The room was immaculate.
Pluses, walking distance to city sights, 2 lakes and a beach, lake walk trail easily accessible, friendly helpful staff, nice workout room. Areas to improve, shower caulk old and not clean, parking charge, no breakfast included.
Not a bad place to stay - just had issues with the air conditioner spewing out stinky mildewy air on night one. They fixed it the next day - then it spewed out weird fumes that smelled like pesticide. Turns out they had some bug problems in some of the AC units - so they debugged it and the fumes blew into my room. Had to prop door and open window - which was ok (although hot) and the window mechanism was broken, so I cranked it open and could not get it shut.
The rooms were VERY cute and well equipped. Comfy bed, nice towels, nice (Aveda) amenities. Liked the coffee machine in the room. They forgot to replace the mugs and the bath mat on day 2 - so I had to call down and request. I liked being able to use a bike gratis - although I only discovered that by reading the room material - not because anyone at the front desk mentioned it. Be aware, that although you get a "free" 24 hour rental from the Hotel - the bike company requires that you check it in every 30 minutes at one of their stations. That compromised the "free" part.
Nestled between the shores of Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, downtown Madison is home to the State Street pedestrian mall, which consists of hundreds of shops, restaurants, and galleries. Family-friendly attractions include Henry Vilas Zoo and Madison Children's Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the 1200-acre arboretum at University of Wisconsin, or visit the nearby Cave of the Mounds.