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“Love Will O' the Wisp” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Will O' the Wisp
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Oakland
Pittsburgh PA
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love Will O' the Wisp”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

Have stayed in just about every style condo over the years - this time a studio loft (#709). It was very nice, clean & cozy. Decorated with photos of the travels of the owners and a few family photos. I liked that very much - made it seem much friendlier. Great indoor pool and outdoor beach area. I will stay here again-- loved it!!

Room Tip: All condos have balconies overlooking the lake.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

no problems. like this place. stayed two days. great location. clean quiet. had a loft # 709 very nice felt like a home not a room. loved the photos in our loft. loved sitting on the balcony great views. nice little beach and boat dock. lovely swimming pool and hot tubs with cool water feature very relaxing. swollow falls state park is a must. will go back soon i hope.

Room Tip: room # 709 a loft on the 7th floor was perfect for me and my girl carol.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donald V
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

We just left a three night stay and enjoyed staying here. I originally booked only one night after reading the reviews but once we got there we booked two more nights. Yes, an update is needed especially on the outside of the building, but we had a loft condo which was quiet, very clean and comfy. It was nice to have everything I needed to cook breakfast in the morning as I am gluten free and usually have trouble finding decent places to eat ---which brings me to the restaurant. We had a lovely meal the first night. A little pricey, but included dessert which we brought back to our room for later. They understood my dietary restrictions and checked with the chef to be sure I had a safe meal. It was deliciious. On Wednesday night we went back for "pasta mania". For $14.50 per person you get a salad and all the pasta you want. You chose your ingredients and it is prepared right in front of you. AND they had gluten free pasta! Just be aware it is crowded and reservations are recommended. I would recommend a trip to Will O' the Wisp,

Room Tip: Loft was nice for a couple but also had a Murphy bed.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank clselber
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Virginia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Spent 6 nights here over course of couple weeks on business. What a nice refreshing break from business concerns to look out over the lake and enjoy the quiet atmosphere.
Room decor varies quite a bit, as many units are individually owned/furnished, but both units were clean and comfortable, with all that I needed.

Room Tip: I selected a Loft Bedroom unit on the 7th floor, which was more than spacious enough for me and prov...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pleatrav
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

This is a great place for families. The cost of a multi-bedroom condo is reasonable, and it comes with a full kitchen. Unlike renting a house on the lake, you have an indoor pool and hot tub. Very nice.

It is clean and functional with great views of the lake. We brought our pontoon boat and docked it right there. It was lovely.

I agree with the other reviews that the condos could use updating - but frankly, with a young family, I loved that I didn't have to worry about new carpet!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kelly S
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed in a spacious and very clean 3 bedroom condo. The pool and hot tub area were very nice. The location is great and the view of the lake made afternoons very relaxing. However, this condo complex really needs a facelist.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chrisanddenny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

We stayed in Condo 304. We have 1 4 year old and an infant, and had our older child sleep on an air mattress and sleeping bag, the infant slept in a pack and play. Sleeping arrangements were not the problem. The refrigerator, dish washer, and stove/oven had not been replaced since the 1970s. The refrigerator door broke and sent two bottles if beer shattering on the flagstone floor. There was one afterthought grimy rug on the flagstone floor the rest was bare, and could easily be dangerous for anyone with wet feet. The wallpaper was bubbled and near to peeling from the walls. The bathroom was awful - the bathtub had so much rust no one felt comfortable taking a bath. The condo had no actual hot water, just very warm water that would run out quickly. I felt badly for the housekeeping staff to work at such a dump, not like there's anything they could do. But what they do is just replace your towels, take your garbage, and make your bed. It would have been nice if there had been some prestige treatment in there somewhere, like sweeping/vacuuming once during our stay. They're probably instructed to do the minimum. The dishwasher only got anything half clean. The building overall hasn't received much love over the years. The stairways are narrow; there is one tiny elevator. There used to be a second hot tub but they just put s lid on it and stopped using it more than a decade ago. The carpets haven't been changed in more than 20 years. The underground parking looks like it may fall on you. So there is little in the way of standards placed on the condo owners and the property management go for cheap on the building overall. Did I mention the mess of spiders all over our balcony and between every balcony bar? Again must be too much to bother to clean up for guests. We're not bringing our money back to this place.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank YorkPA17313FamilyOf4
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Property: Will O' the Wisp
Address: 20160 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-7133
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Region: United States > Maryland > Garrett County > Oakland
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Will O' The Wisp is the premier condominium resort at Deep Creek Lake. The private pool. sandy beach, and enjoyable onsite dining will make you want to take a second vacation! ... more   less 
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