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Peninsula Park-View
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Pricey, Small, Musty and Noisy!!”
Reviewed 14 July 2010

Booked 3 night stay, had to pay 50% in advance. When we arrived, there was no one to be found. It took us at least 20 minutes to find an employee. We then checked in, and paid for the remainder of the stay. Our room was small, musty and humid even with the air conditioner running. The refrigerator was off and moldy. My wife had to clean it out. The bed was ROCK hard, and something from the Forties. We will be making a trip or two to the Chiropractor. The shower heads are installed for the vertically challenged. If you are over five feet tall, good luck taking a shower. The noise was a major factor. Not only did we have highway noise, the noise of the other guests just leaving or entering their rooms was enough to wake you up. Carole, the owner, boasts about her amenities at the hotel. I guess she considers two hotel size soaps and a 19" tv an amenity. Coffee is not available until 8:00 a.m. So, if you are an early riser, you will need to find coffee elsewhere. On our last night of our stay, we were relaxing, and making the most of our room, when my Wife noticed a BAT crawling on the floor. We called Carole and her Husband, the resident Bat catcher to the rescue. In the process of getting a hold of the owners, my Wife had already trapped the Bat with a garbage can. We asked for a refund for one night so we could leave, and were very rudely refused. They moved us to a different room, but would not give any money back. In fact, Carole said that it would COST her MORE money as now she had Two rooms to clean. We should of been happy, as they gave us a Free upgrade. It is all about the MONEY and never SERVICE. We will NEVER go back!! There are many nice places to stay in Door County, keep looking! Not worth the location for what you pay.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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traveltoexplore, Manager at Peninsula Park-View, responded to this review, 11 August 2010
These guests had enjoyed several of our amenities when they stayed with us: the free use of the bicycles, the large heated pool, refrigerator and microwave and more. We ask every guest on arrival to tell us if they need anything. We tell them if they have concerns to let us know immediately so we can take care of them right away. We try to help every guest have a good stay. They expressed no concerns until after they left, angry that we would not refund their money for a problem they had that we had no way to prevent. Bats are not a problem in the motel rooms here.
In twelve years of owning this lodging, we have kept it very clean and we have had no insect problems and never have had a pest problem. Their bat was the only one we have ever seen in a room in the motel units. Once we saw one on the outside of the motel and there was one on a tree by the cottages once this summer. (I remember when I was a child there was a bat in my classroom and I remember when there was one in our Church once). Because of the way the motel was constructed, bats cannot get in through cracks.
When I called people who deal with issues like this, they said it probably came in when those guests came in. They said that the guests may have held the door open while moving in and it may have flown in. They said there could be a bat in any lodging unit in Door County. They said we are fortunate to have bats in Door County, since they eat so many mosquitoes and are dying off in so many places. They told us that since there is no way for us to control this, we should not have refunded their money and did the right thing by offering them another room.
They stayed in another room, but left a nasty note with several allegations that we could not verify about must and mold and noise and not finding us on arrival. They had opted for our least expensive room, a room that is very reasonably priced for this area of Door County, but might have been happier in the Garden King Suite, I apologize if they felt we were rude. We would never intentionally have been rude. By the way, we did not charge them for their extra guest.
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

This is a gem of a find. Friendly hosts, great amenities, and a convenient location for Peninsula Park access. The Garden King is very nice with cooking facilities and a wonderful bed. Free bike rentals are a real plus and made our stay quite reasonable. We would love to go back and do it all over again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

We reserved a two bedroom cottage, but got upgraded to the three bedroom because of a water heater failure. It was recently redone, and had nice new kitchen appliances. Kitchenware was supplied. The bedrooms were spacious, and there was lots of closet space. The rooms had individual heaters; the living room had a nice fireplace. The bathroom was good-sized, and there was lots of hot water. It was a generally quiet time in the area; we were one of the few guests. The manager was helpful and pleasant. The pool was fine, perfectly warm even early in the season, given a few sunny days to warm it up.
They had about 20 bikes available for use (free), they were of decent quality and in good repair. They were all upright style (no recumbents), and a couple were tandem. The state park could not have been more convenient--literally across the street.
There's not a lot immediately surrounding the hotel. It's pretty quiet, aside from an occasional sightseeing flight from a small airstrip nearby. It's located about 3 miles from Fish Creek, on Route 42 and County A.
The Peninsula Park View is fine for what it is: a nicely maintained collection of rooms and cottages in a quiet spot in Door County. It's a good base for exploring the area by car or bike. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Milwaukee, WI
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Reviewed 18 February 2010

We live in Milwaukee, but decided to visit Door County for a winter weekend getaway. We stayed in the Anniversary Suite of the Peninsula Park View Resort. It was wonderful- very cabin-y. The fireplace was great. It was close to Fish Creek, Sister Bay, the state park, and all the best wineries. The suite was quaint and romantic. We took advantage of the winter rates. Overall, we had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 October 2009

My rates sum this place up--flawless. I've never been somewhere away from home and felt so welcome by a stranger. Carol, the lady working when my friend and I stayed, is one of the nicest ladies that I've met in a long while. This may sound strange, but there was something almost 'magical' about this place. Too bad the rates only go up to five.

  • Stayed September 2009
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Wrightstown, WI
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Reviewed 17 September 2009

We live within a day-trip of Door County, but stay at the Peninsula Parkview Motel at least once a year. We day-trip during the busy summer season and usually stay for a couple of nights spring and fall. If you have teens, they will LOVE Fish Creek (just down the road), most popular with the college and high schoolers for its popular beach, beautiful harbor and Sunset Park .Continue south and Egg Harbor is an amazing shopping experience.
Ephriam is just a few miles north, home of the famous Wilson's Ice Cream Shop and some of the best galleries. Continue north and you'll see goats on a Swedish roof and drive on to "Death's Door" at the end of the penninsula.
PPResort is also close to 2 stage performaces that shouldn't be missed. Pen. Park has a show most evenings that is new each year and hilarious. The world famous Peninsula Players, with a truely profession troupe, is also just a short drive away.
We know the Door very well, and always choose to stay at the PPResort. The bikes are an amazing bonus. These are not your stock "beach bikes" that most places have, but expensive shift bikes, suitable for riding long distances in the park.
All the motel rooms have a small refrig and we like to have our own snacks and drinks. One motel room is handicapped accessible (with an attached, private room for a caregiver, if necessary) and we have recommended it to several friends who need that service.
My brother visited us with his new wife last year and we sent them up to the PPResort to stay in the honeymoon suite for a couple of nights and they loved it. (A perfect gift to newly-weds!) My bother had worked in Door County when he was younger and was happy being so centrally located to every place he wanted to take his new wife.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Florence
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Reviewed 14 September 2009

We have been staying at the Peninsula Parkview for a long time. We usually get there once or twice a year. We have always enjoyed our stay in Door County as well as our accomodations. We have stayed in almost every type of room they have there. The standard room is comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. The anniversary suites are extremely nice and although they cost a little more, they are unique and very comfortable. All of the rooms have always been very clean and the staff is always very willing to help in any way they can to make your stay in Door County a very memorable fun filled time. It really is in a great location with Peninsula State Park right across the road. They have bikes available to their guests and it is great fun to ride through the trails of the park. The golf course is also right across the road and the Parkview is in the middle of all Door County shopping too. That is a real plus. We have always enjoyed our stay and plan on being back there as soon as time permits!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank RANDMPET
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Property: Peninsula Park-View
Address: 3397 State Highway 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212-9453
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Fish Creek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Fish Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Peninsula Park-View 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selected by the local business council in 2015 as best Fish Creek lodging.Exceptionally clean remodeled rooms,suites and cottages. A comfortable and homey atmosphere. Travel green certified with concerned staff,complimentary bicycles and WiFi. Arts and Parks Van tours, first reserved basis. Water exercise by certified lifeguard. A central location across from Peninsula State Park's middle entrance and near the championship golf course. This and more make Peninsula Park-View a one-of-a-kind place for groups or people who want many amenities in an choice location without village night noises. ... more   less 
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