I have very mixed feelings about the Geneva Inn: The Pros: quaint boutique hotel, really really nice staff, if you choose to stay on the lakeview side, the quick glance I got of the view was really beautiful, and they have a free shuttle that runs until 10PM if you want to go have dinner and drinks without worrying about driving. The Cons: I don't mind outdated, but that doesn't have to mean stinky too. We pulled up in the parking lot to a cute little hotel. I was excited as I love quaint vs boring. The interior was outdated, but not in a bad way. We got in the room on the 3rd floor and the first thing we noticed is it smelled like grandma's attic. Not acceptable in my opinion, but we opened the french doors and cranked the air conditioning for a couple of hours hoping that would fix the problem. After almost two hours, I finally went downstairs to see if we could swap rooms; but they didn't have any other rooms to put us in unless we wanted to upgrade to a lakeview room, which I didn't feel was appropriate to have to pay for since I didn't care about the view. They offered us a air purifier machine but told us it could only be put in the room if we were out of it. We left, came back two hours later to change to go to dinner and it smelled a little better. We left an hour later and during the turndown service someone apparently closed our french doors which was allowing the fresh air to come in. We came back late at night to a stinky room again, but we were too exhausted to deal with it; so I cranked the air and opened the doors again--which of course was letting all of the bugs in b/c of our patio light. When we got under the covers, the blanket over the sheet but under the top cover (the one you can take off) smelled like the grosest stinky feet ever. I almost vomited it was so bad. I had to pull off both blankets and just sleep under the sheet (but I was cold b/c the air was cranked to get the musty smell out). I finally got our room changed to another one the next day when someone checked out (with no more than 3 hours sleep) which put a damper on our next day out and about in town b/c I was not well rested. The other room was fine, but because I had already been grossed out by the first room, it was hard to feel completely comfortable. The other CON: I found it ridiculous that I was staying in a hotel in a resort town that had absolutely no maps or shelves with brochures on all of the fun things to do in town. I was told we could drive downtown and go to the Chamber of Commerce to get brochures and a map (oh fun, that's what I want to do when I am on vacation--run around town to find the Chamber so I can figure out what to do on my weekend trip). I went to the Chamber and asked how it was that I was staying in the only hotel in town without "town walking maps" and brochures. One lady quipped...that's b/c they are not members of the Chamber, but they could still get brochures for their guests. I was told they have heard that complaint before. Apparently it doesn't matter to the management b/c I brought it to their attention that I was disappointed by that and they didn't seem to flinch. So, on one hand, it had some nice features (mainly the nice staff) and on the other hand, I expect to stay in a room that smells great with clean blankets and carpets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the only Hotel and Restaurant located directly on the breathtaking shores of Geneva Lake, The Geneva Inn and The Geneva Inn Restaurant and Lounge offers unique features such as a private lake view patio for unforgettable outdoor events, two meeting rooms, great accommodations and first class dining. Free Parking, Free WiFi, Full Service Dining Room, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Boat Slips are free for diners, and for an additional charge for overnight guests. Bring your Boat and enjoy Geneva Lake! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Geneva Hotel Lake Geneva
- Geneva Lake
- Geneva Inn Lake Geneva