The Edgewater Hotel, Madison
666 WISCONSIN AVENUE
53703 United States
Tel: 608 256-9071
The Edgewater Hotel is only five short blocks from the Capital. Easy walkng distance in this friendly and beatiful city.
The Edgewater has plans on the table, as of July 28th, 2009, for a $107 million redevelopement of the hotel. Many visitors would agree that this improvement has been a long time coming. Many people have commented on TripAdvisor.com that they have not been happy with the outdated rooms. While the Edgewater has been the place to stay for celebrities, over the years, it is not keeping up with expectations of thos living in the present. The Edgewater is Madison's only TRUE lakefront hotel showcasing beautiful sunsets over the Isthmus waters. Perhaps you will enjoy room service in your lakeside room or cocktails with friends at the seasonal outdoor Pier Cafe. The Edgewater is located downtown, but tucked away from too much hustle and bustle.
This is probably why most visiting celebrities to Madison have preferred, in the past, the discreetness of The Edgewaters location and long-serving staff. If you enjoy some city scenes, take a short leisurely walk to bookstores, museums, coffeehouses and unique shops such as the famous House of Wisconsin Cheese or Overture Center for the Arts. The Edgewater offers conference services for up to 400 persons, extraordinary banquets plus an award winning lakefront restaurant, The Admiralty Dining Room and its Cove Lounge. The restaurant is a member of Madison Originals, a group of independent dining establishments with longevity with local ownership. Some of the amenities include airport limousine service, newspapers, free indoor parking, coffee brewers, private voicemail, triple sheet bed linens, suites with kitchenettes, high speed internet, complimentary health club passes, shoeshine service, irons, nightly turn down with ice refill, bottled water, towel refresh plus weather forecast.
The Edgewater Hotel opened in 1948 and it was built by the Quisling family using the Findorf firm to do the construction. In the 1960s Augie Faulkner became the owner. Faulkner had been the general manager of the hotel and was responsible for many of its inovative ideas that helped make it a gathering place for Madison's elite. It was Faulkner's idea to have "big bands" play on the Edgewater roof. These shows were such a success that they were broadcast nationally.