One of the side effects of traveling in time, is a longing for home. M'lady and I were quite spent after a long day of traveling. There were tales of winter storms being spun on the news, and so we sought shelter immediately. But from whence would proper accomodations arrive? We begged the same question of our companion, Priceline. (activating modern-translation)
So yeah, we totally snagged a great deal on this one. It totally looked like a giant castle, we even bragged cellularly (if that's a word?) to our daughters back home. Daddy was taking mommy to a castle for our anniversary. Even had a canopy bed so we felt all royal and stuff.
Bummer that the restaurant was closed down, we enjoyed that many years ago and were looking forward to remembering. But there was a free breakfast buffet in the morning that....well....I'll be nice and leave it there. ("Gratuity not included" is not a phrase you should tell someone who came to eat in their pj's...especially when you're serving cafeteria eggs and they had to hike a "par 7" to arrive.) Oops....should've left it there.
The hot tub was hot. No lie. I was cruising around the pool, and my wife decided to stick her toe in the hot tub, shriek a bit, and sit on the edge. I obviously took this as a challenge to prove my manliness, and came over to fully submerge myself....only to shriek like a little girl, and exit the hot tub, skin red all over. We called front desk, they came and verified...yup, officially "too hot"....and added some cold water.
Altogether it's a great hotel, and usually you'll leave feeling like you've stayed somewhere usually only rich people get to stay. It's got a great location, across from tons to do/buy/eat. I say it's a pretty good place to rest your head if you're head is in need of resting.
Confession: We're not time travelers. I just wanted a good intro. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, provides guest with a unique hotel experience, combining Old World elegance with modern standards of service and hospitality. At The Chateau, you can enjoy our full size swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna or game room. You can also take advantage of our fitness center, business center, free wi-fi and guest laundry. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in our newly opened Tony Roma's restaurant and Lounge. Our hotel is adjacent to Bloomington's Constitution Trail, ideal for running or biking. There are numerous restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel. All parking is complimentary, and the parking lot can accommodate large vehicles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chateau Hotel Bloomington
- Jumers Chateau Bloomington
- Jumers Chateau Hotel Bloomington