First time at the Edgewater and we loved it! The rooms are well appointed, very comfortable and we had a beautiful lake view - the room is right on the water. The staff was most helpful. The hotel was very close to the center of town. I highly recommend the Edgewater!
Traveller from Chicago
Located in Downtown Madison, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Area Technical College Downtown Campus …More
The old adage, "You can't judge a book by its cover" was certainly the case with our visit at the Graduate Madison.
We arrived at the Graduate and before checking in decided to try parking in the underground parking garage. Bad choice! The very cramped parking in our opinion is designed for compact cars, plus we couldn't find a parking place. Had to basically back out of the parking garage.
We pulled into the loading zone and entered the hotel. Upon entering the hotel we were greeted by college/cabin motif represented in the photos advertising the Graduate. Superb idea!
The two young men behind the front desk definitely did not match the friendly decor of the hotel. With a little prodding we discovered there might be some on street parking or we could use a public parking garage a few blocks away. With some more prodding we were actually able to get directions on how to get to the public parking garage.
We brought our luggage up to the floor to our room and opened the door. Our impression of The Graduate immediately changed for the better. We had just stepped back in time to the 1940's and our college days. Beautifully decorated in badger colors and meticulously clean. We now knew we had made the right choice to stay in this unique hotel. The location of the hotel allowed us to feel the excitement and energy of UW.
Upon checkout we were greeted by a very personable and helpful Ricardo.
Traveller from Seattle
Located in Downtown Madison, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Memorial Union Terrace and Kohl Center. Wisconsin State …More
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.