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The Edgewater Review

Posted On: May 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Global Traveler Usa

She stands proudly in her Maidenform bra telling all who view her how she danced the night away at The Edgewater. The framed advertisement hanging on a wall of The Edgewater in Madison, Wis., captures the look and feel of the 1940s when the hotel drew Woody Herman and other big bands to play for celebrity guests on its rooftop dance floor.
This member of the Historic Hotels of America preserved that ambience when, in 2014, it renovated its 1940s building on Lake Mendota and built a new lakefront tower next door. Many of The Edgewater's combined 202 guestrooms have views of the lake, a prime location just a few blocks from Wisconsin's state capitol and next door to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It's the only Four Diamond hotel in Dane County. Rates begin around $220 on June weekdays, $300 on weekends.
Together the two towers and public plaza between them function as an urban resort with a free, 40-slip boat pier. The one-acre plaza's terrace converts to an ice skating rink in winter and hosts outdoor...

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