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“Wonderful "Girls" weekend!”
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The Osthoff Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elkhart Lake
Certificate of Excellence
McHenry, IL
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful "Girls" weekend!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

My friend and I were planning our annual "girls spa weekend" and had orignally selected two other hotels which had a two night minimum before calling the Osthoff. Since we were only able to getaway for one night I decided to book the room. The reservation agent suggest a deluxe room in the north wing above the spa. Excellent suggestion! The north wing is the newest wing at the resort and the rooms are fabulous. I loved the layout of the suite and the balcony which over looked the courtyard where a wedding was set up to take place. The resort is a four diamond resort and it shows. The room was exceptionally clean. The spa is very upscale and tranquil. The treatments were top notch! We really enjoyed the spa experience. We had lunch at Lola's on the Lake and it was delicious. The resort has something for everyone. Bike and boat rentals, boat cruises, a private beach area and a restaurant / bar right on the lake. The only negative was that we only went for one night and couldn't take in half of what we wanted to do. We did walk into downtown Elkhart Lake for dinner which is very small but quaint. I can't wait to book my next stay at The Osthoff!!

Room Tip: Book a deluxe room in the North Wing. They are the newest and nicest at the hotel. Also, you are a...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Marinette, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

very poor lay out. We spent 1/2 of the day trying to figure out how to get down to the beach. No place to put your boat. - The resort is on a beautiful lake, which is the draw but we brought our boat and were told we could not tie it to the dock even though no one used the dock all day. Why wouldn't a resort on a lake provide dock space for boats? The room was $250 a night. For that much, they could provide a dock for boaters. Also I think they were charging to use the beach which is again horrible. Also parking was non existent. They kept telling us to park in some mysterious overflow that we could not find. Nice room and grounds but the resort was not user friendly and I won't stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Avon, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Osthoff Resort attracts families all around the region. The accommodations are at or above par compared to your regular hotel brands. The rooms are very spacious and affords good access to the lake, indoor and outdoor pools. They also offer a spa! I came here to speak at a regional conference and the halls were well-suited for large conferences as well. Two restaurants accommodate both casual and upscale dining experiences. The hotel staff was very attentive to clients.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My husband was there for a conference and I decided to tag along. We had a couple of glitches, the air conditioner stopped working the first night, incorrect reservation information on the hotels end and I got locked out of the room, hot tub issue and supposedly a leaky shower. It was kind of one thing after another. Don't let this deter you though, I think it was just our bad luck and they ended up making it right so overall we were very happy. The rooms were beautiful and I enjoyed the spa. My favorite part was my private yoga/meditation session, oh and the showers in the spa. All I can say is wow! We would go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Clean huge rooms, very affordable for a large group in the hundreds or larger. Beautiful lake, indoor and 2 outdoor pools. The staff was very attentive. Many restaurants to choose from too. The lake is gorgeous, nice beach too

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Hoffman Estates
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Took my wife for a spa weekend. Terrific place. Spa was fantastic - facilities, cafe, personnel were al 5 stars.
Hotel first class. We had a huge 2 BR suite overlooking the Lake and reflecting pool. Only wish we had invited another couple to join us. Nearby town is small but quaint. Excellent stay and will certainly go back again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Beautiful location in a quiet location. Hidden away in Wisconsin was this top quality hotel/resort.
Outstanding accommodations. Quality rooms and service. No details were missed. Spent a great weekend at an event there with friends and look forward to going there again in the future.

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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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