My husband and I stayed in the Elm Park hotel of the resort with our 10 month old daughter. Since there was a 2 night minimum, we reserved the room last minute and decided to drive up Friday night and get an early start Saturday morning. Unfortunately, we didn't read reviews of the resort until after we made our reservations. I am always skeptical of reviews because everyone has their own opinion and what appeals to one may not appeal to all. After staying at the resort, all I can say is that EVERYTHING I read in the bad reviews of the Siebken's was completely accurate. The noise from the tavern located directly across from our room kept us up until well past 2am. Once the bar closed, patrons spilled put into the alley directly under our window. Needless to say my husband and I got little to no sleep and had to deal with a very crabby baby the next day. We didn't mind the "antique charm" of the place but for 125 a night we don't think expecting a good night sleep is unreasonable. The layout of the resort is not conducive to over night guests as long as they have a bar with a screened on porch area AND deck that stays open past 2 am. That said, if you are one of the people who are likely to close the tavern down and would like to pass out steps away then it would be a perfect choice. The staff in the office the next morning handled our complaint very well by refunding our money for the night we stayed and canceling our next night. It was by far the WORST NIGHT we have ever experienced in a hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siebkens is a landmark, turn-of-the-century resort purchased by Laura and Herman Siebken in 1916. Located on pristine Elkhart Lake, Siebkens is currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Siebken family. Guests will find relaxed surroundings, abundant with antiques, interesting people, great conversation, innovative cuisine and exciting night life. Lodging choices include deluxe and standard hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Amenities include, two restaurants - The Stop-Inn Tavern and The Main Dining Room. Other amenities are Sissy's Coffee and Ice Cream Shoppe, an outdoor pool and hot tub, live entertainment in the historic Stop-Inn Tavern, meeting facilities, and our private sandy beach. Golf, shopping, water sports rentals and a day spa and salon are all within steps of the property. In our authentic resort surroundings, abundant with history, you will find interesting people, great conversations, even greater stories and a warm, friendly atmosphere. We welcome you to visit us sometime soon. You'll see why so many of our friends and guests return year after year. ... more less