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“Horrendous”
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Dartford Inn
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Green Lake
WI
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Horrendous”
Reviewed 12 September 2009

Well, it was our first visit to the Green Lake area, so we weren't all that familiar with where to stay. It was Labor Day weekend, so busy and options were slim. This place is awful. Dirty and disgusting. I didn't even want to have bare feet on the floor or in the shower! We started calling it the "Dirtford". Some places can be old, but still well maintained and clean, the Dartford Inn is not one of them. We had our infant son with and I was afraid for him to even be in the room! We should have slept in our boat. For one, it is bigger than our room was and far cleaner.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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racine, Wi
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2009

is a great place to stay there friendly is a quiet relaxing area , many things for kids to do been coming here for many years an will continue i bring my elderly mother with every year an she enjoys it there willing to help her with whatever she needs

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Sonoma
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2009

We stayed in this hotel with a group of friends for a wedding. The shower was disgusting. The carpet was old. The beds were worn out. And it wasn't very clean. The staff were argumentative. Instead of replacing the old metal freestanding showers they are painting them. Go stay at the Acorn Ridge Motel in Princeton.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Green Lake hotels

Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2008

Um, old charm? I saw that review. We stayed in 2 different rooms, both had dead bugs on the carpet, smelled bad - even the non-smoking room. Very dirty. Manager unprofessional, upgraded the room only if he could do it under the table so we could not get a receipt for the difference. The man behind the counter is a scammer and also cheats whoever the owner is. Gross, lots of people sitting out front of their rooms drunk. The owner made no attempt to stop one older gentleman who was drunk out of his skull. He was walking around the motel and pool, bothering adults and children both, begging for coffee to sober up - for 2 days straight!

Unless you are in the construction business, don't stay here with your family - you will be very disappointed.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank xizziz
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Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2008

Problem Date: 07/24/08. I called and spoke with a man (the manager) who acquired all of my personal information for 4 rooms that I was going to reserve for the weekend of 08/09/08 for my sister's wedding. After the man asked me about the # of occupancy per room, in which I replied, "About 4 per room." He threw an uproar and told me how "not kosher and not normal" that 4 people, that 4 adults would be occupying such a small room. To which I replied that, "the majority of the occupants will be children/teenagers." and that I understood that there are just 2 twin sized beds in each room and that it will be "okay, because we will be at the wedding the whole day on Saturday and Sunday and will only be there to sleep for the night." To which he responded with a "There will be a $10.00 dollar fee per room per night then." to which I responded, "that is fine, I understand." He kept on telling me how "not normal" it was and then he said, "I'm just letting you know now so there won't be any bi+ching later." To which I responded, "I'm sorry, what did you just say?" he then said, "I'm sorry mam' to use that kinda language but it really is not normal and I don't want to deal with any bi+ches later." In which I told him that that kind of language was rude and very unprofessional and that I don't want to stay at that place anymore because of those words because I did not feel safe. In which he replied, "if you want me to back out of this reservation I would be happy to." I told him, "yes, please cancel my order because you've been very unprofessional with me." and he cut me off by saying, "I will cancel your reservation. HAve a good day." and hung up on me! I then, called back to ask to speak to a manager. He said he was that manager but I could speak to the owner. In which case I did and explained everything that happened to him. Dave, the owner, went on to apologize about the manager's behavior but went on to tell me that, "here in Wisconsin... now I don't know where you're from, but here in Wisconsin there is a law that there has to be a certain percentage foot per person." He then went on to say that the manager was trying to explain that to me but I did not understand. What didn't I understand about that? I'm from Wisconsin. They know. They have all my information! If the manager would've said something about the law, I would've been happy to reserve more room. I then went on to let Dave know that I let the manager know that the majority of the occupants were children. He said he would reprimand the manager. I told him I was going to the BBB to file a complaint and asked him to confirm that everything was cancelled and nothing would get charged to my card. he confirmed the cancellation.

I didn't even stay at the Dartford Inn and I hate it!

  • Liked — nothing! they were rude and unprofessional.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank Slauj
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saint croix county,wi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2008

The facility is in disrepair. My room had bugs on carpet, ceiling in corners delaminating, 32" shower that was slippery,, toilet cracked inside and dirty outside, corroded faucet in bath sink. There were holes in walls from removed???, wall heaters falling apart and cracks in wall next to the hollow core entry door. The room was musty,,humid, dank from 1970's paneling that had been painted poorly. the rest of the facility was like a backwoods cabin. House keeping was lacking overall. Stay away from this place, comute 50 miles if need be until they upgrade the place to reasonable standards. I have many photo's of the place, none good!! Their cancellation policy is 14 days...way longer than most places and they will not refund!!!

Stayed June 2008
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2 Thank m0d0
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Northern California
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2007

If you are looking for a piece of the past, a hidden treasure, head for the Dartford Inn in Green Lake WI. This charming lodge is made of logs and is very retro. Family owned and operated, the Dartford Inn had nice rooms, reasonable rates, great location on the banks of a river (with paddle boats). I stayed there while visiting family. I will be back this summer....I hear the local golf is fantastic. I have already booked a room.

Stayed December 2007
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Thank EddieDog
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Additional Information about Dartford Inn

Property: Dartford Inn
Address: N6264 N Lawson Dr, Green Lake, WI 54941-9752
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Green Lake
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Green Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Dartford Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of beautiful Green Lake. Surrounded by 4 championship golf courses (Lawsonia, Tuscumbia, Mascutin and White Lakes). The Dartford sits on a 5 acre campus that borders the Pucyan River. Our guests fish from our dock, swim in our heated pool, enjoy eating at our picnic sites, play cards and visit in our screen room and enjoy a campfire in the evening after a day of fun. ... more   less 
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