I planned a sightseeing birthday trip for my partner and I really debated about checking into a B&B, a cabin, or a hotel. (A big high five goes out to all of you who write reviews on TripAdvisor since I REALLY relied on your insight!) I finally decided that since our time would be mostly spent outside our room exploring the local sights, I would save the B&B and cabin for another time. But since I wanted something a little more than "the usual" I decided to pay the little extra for a king jacuzzi suite - it was an excellent compromise and well worth the rate hike. My partner was thrilled when he saw the jacuzzi - he's 6'2" so he was happy to be able to soak in a tub his size. In fact, he spent most of our evenings lounging in it with a lazy grin on his face. For the price, we were more than satisfied.
Excellent price. Our jacuzzi suite was $105 a night. It was well worth it.
Clean with great housekeeping. I'm not neurotically clean, but I do have relatively high standards when it comes to hotels. I brought my own spray bottle of disinfectant for the tub but the room was so clean that I didn't even bother using it. I also liked that the hotel left out little envelopes for tipping housekeeping. We're more than happy to tip for a job well done!
The usual amenities: wi-fi, hot continental breakfast (hard boiled eggs, sausage, muffins, cereal, waffles, mini donuts, juice, coffee, milk, fruit, English muffins), pool, hot tub, in room coffee maker, in room fridge, in room microwave, in room iron and blow dryer, large, flat screen tv.
Location was nice - we explored Mineral Point and Spring Green and we enjoyed the short, scenic drive to and from our hotel.
Quiet. We were lucky to pick a date that was just before Peak season - the shops were up and running, but the bigger local tourist traps (Little Norway, Pendarvis etc) weren't all open.
The staff was excellent. We checked into the hotel at 9:30pm with takeout from the local Chinese food place. The Chinese place didn't pack utensils for us, but the night clerk kindly supplied us with forks and spoons and knives from the breakfast room. Also, our maid kept our room so neat and tidy - we made quite a mess of our towels because of the take out. In addition to not having utensils, we also forgot to grab napkins!
Big, comfy king sized bed with more than enough pillows. I'm a pillow hog, so the pillows are important.
The pool (which we never used) was in this florescent lit room - and everyone knows that florescent light is nobody's friend. The pool stayed open until 10pm, but the greenish tint to the pool room was so unappealing that we opted to stay out of it. Actually, I never saw anyone swimming while we were there.
Wi-fi was a little sluggish in the evening.
No pay-per-view or cable. Usually this is not on our requirement list, but since we arrived at 9pm, I was really hoping to relax and watch a movie in bed.
Our jacuzzi was pretty loud. This is more of a con for the poor folks who might have reserved rooms around us - luckily, the hotel was deserted when we were there so this wasn't an issue for anyone.
The fridge in our room buzzed most of the night. If you're a light sleeper, you will probably have to unplug it.
The room showed signs of age and use - particularly the pull out couch (we never used it). There were stains and tears on the couch which detracted from the clean, new feeling of the rest of the room. I imagine the stains could have been from previous occupants throwing their wet tub towels over the couch. It didn't bother me too much since we didn't use the couch and I imagine a hotel of this size can't afford to replace its furniture every time it gets a little damaged.
Despite the few CONS, I would definitely book again here. My partner actually asked if we could stay one more night and I know he regrets having to leave his jacuzzi tub behind.
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