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“First time visitors and wedding guests to the Osthoff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Osthoff Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Mundelein, Illinois
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First time visitors and wedding guests to the Osthoff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

As first time visitors for a family wedding to the this resort, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodations, food, amenities of our suite, quiet rooms, comfortable beds (great pillows!), quaint nooks and attractive dining/bar areas. Our rating would have been a 5 if the fitness center was at the level of all the other accommodations. Huge resorts need to provide areas that will accommodate the needs of the majority of guests that desire to stay fit while on vacation. This was a huge minus of otherwise beautiful and convenient getaway from Chicago.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Highland Park, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Loved sharing this beautiful resort with family after their long winter in the Midwest. Since it was raining we spent our time indoors at the pool and both restaurants and bar and our gorgeous suite! Yes, spa and front desk could connect a bit more for better customer assistance but the Aspire Spa is gorgeous and relaxing. The grounds and lake are lovely and it's a perfect getaway.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Barrington, Illinois
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

My girlfriend and I went for 3 days and loved every minute. We hiked around the crystal clear lake, and went to the spa. The accommodations were excellent and very service oriented. A great setting to kick back and relax or hike, bike, spa. We had a 2 BR 2 Bath condo with balcony...will go back. Enjoyed it all.

Room Tip: Less expensive without lake view. Still great as you can walk to many sitting areas and lounge in a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

The deluxe courtyard suite was so pretty and relaxing. Very tastefully decorated and even had a balcony to sit on and look at he pond and courtyard. The indoor pool is large as is the hot tub. Everything was so clean and everyone was very friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The deluxe courtyard rooms are very pretty and comfortable. Loved the decor and especially liked ha...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Round Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

No complaints about the room or food but felt the front desk could of been a little more welcoming. Offered us no information on check in other then the key, did not know spa hours or let us know about their pool etc. mix up on spa treatment charges on check out and they could not help at all. Seem very dis connected from spa. Realize it is separate, but should be more helpful and understand billing.r

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have stayed at the Osthoff on and off for the last 13 years. When the kids were younger (under 10 or so) it was a great place because everything is right there and the condo offerings are so much better than trying to stay in a regular hotel room. The beach is just a short walk and is well kept. There is plenty of green space so you can play kick ball, play frisbee, etc.. The pools get crowded at certain times of the day, but other times there is plenty of room. Within a block or so there is a really nice public playground. You can get boat rides or fishing trips on the lake if you're into that. Once the kids are older, there's not so much for them to do....but that can be a good thing, too. The kids have always met some new friends when we've gone. We'll be back this summer and it's just nice to know that I don't have to worry about what to expect---it's all good.

Room Tip: Buy your groceries in Sheboygan to save money and have a greater choice. The places have full kitch...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Tucked on the shore of Elkhart Lake, near Road America is the Osthoff Resort. My stay was there for business but I will return with friends to participate in their on - site cooking school.
The two restaurants were beyond wonderful. A surprising treat at Otto's was a baked berry pancake. Amazing!
It's definitely worth the slightly confusing drive to the Osthoff.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: The Osthoff Resort
Address: 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1976
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Elkhart Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Osthoff Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Osthoff Resort, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is a premier AAA Four Diamond resort located on 500 ft of recreational lakefront. Offering a casual atmosphere within its elegant surroundings, The Osthoff Resort provides a romantic getaway for couples, while year-round indoor and outdoor activities, provide a family with many opportunities to enjoy spending time together. Our conference center offers spacious and well-appointed ballrooms and meeting rooms to assist in the productivity of retreats and conferences for our group guests. A host of seasonal getaway packages are available providing guests varying options for a holiday vacation. Whether spring, summer, fall or winter – The Osthoff Resort is your place in the lake.™ ... more   less 
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Osthoff Resort Elkhart Lake
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