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“Great place for a relaxing weekend” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Lombard
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place for a relaxing weekend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was our first stay at the Geneva Inn, but will not be our last! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is a very clean, quiet inn with great views of the lake! Yes, the decor is a bit outdated, at least in the public areas, but everything is well kept and clean. Room price includes a nice, although unimaginative, breakfast buffet but certainly sufficient to fuel us until lunch! There are various seating areas inside and outside the hotel and direct access to the lake path, which was fun to discover! All in all, we were very pleased with our experience!

Room Tip: Ask for upper level, end room--guaranteed to be quiet and have a great view!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Lombard Travelers2,
Thank you for your kind and detailed review of The Geneva Inn.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the patio area set aside for our guests, as well as the convenience of the lake path!
We look forward to having you join us again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Davenport, Iowa
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We've been visiting Lake Geneva for years and this easily is among the best places to stay. It offers unparalleled views, easy access to the shore path and a great staff. We took advantage of the two-night package. We enjoyed the little touches like free appetizers upon arrival, a rose and bottled water. As part of the package, we received free dinners and enjoyed spectacular views from the dining room. Our waiter went out of his way to deliver our desserts to our room to eat later. Our third floor room had a balcony with yet another great view. The staff is more than accommodating. At lunch,the dining room hostess agreed to warm up another dinner we had carried in a "doggie bag" from a nearby restaurant the previous night because our tummies were too full .

Room Tip: third floor rooms facing lake were recently remodeled.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear John W,
Thank you for your kind review of The Geneva Inn, and we are delighted that you had such a great visit.
Our staff works hard (especially at this time of year!) and they take great pride in service and quality, and we appreciate you taking the time to praise us to the public!
Please join us again soon.
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Davidson, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed at Geneva Inn for a family reunion weekend after a memorial service... and we all grew up on Lake Geneva but the family lake house had been sold, so we needed an alternate venue to stay. The Geneva Inn was outstanding! We also had a boat and we were allowed to dock it at the GI pier for the entire weekend. Highly recommend this hotel. We also had a balcony, which was top notch.

Room Tip: Ask for a lakeside room with a balcony!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for your kind words!
We truly appreciate our guests and we are glad to hear when we do a great job!
Please join us again soon.
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Chicago, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Had an enjoyable stay here. Stayed here a lot back in the 90s - nothing has changed since then - including the VHS player in the room. :)
Very friendly and competent staff, nice accommodations. Complimentary breakfast was so - so. We actually chose to go out for breakfast the second morning of our stay. All that said, we're coming back here again and made the reservations before we left.

Room Tip: Lake view is very nice - worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Steve,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Geneva Inn, and we are glad that you have chosen to stay with us over the years.
The continental breakfast is appreciated by guests who are satisfied with a simple breakfast, however we do offer a menu of hot breakfast items for additional charge, so please try one of our hot breakfast items next time you join us!
We look forward to having you join us again.
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Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very nice room and amenities. Continental breakfast a cut above most with some waiter services, coffee ,etc.
Excellent dinner and fantastic deserts, salted caramal crunch cake and Cheesecake specifically.
Very nice and helpful staff.
Choice of jet tub in bath or soaker tub in the room.
Nice view from the balconies; however the wood chairs are the most uncomfortable chairs I can recall setting on at any location, beach, or wherever.
Things like biking and spa services are not within walking distance.

Room Tip: Rooms to top floor and facing the lake.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Tom C,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of The Geneva Inn and The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge!
Please ask for chair cushions the next time you stay with us, we regret that you found the seating uncomfortable.
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Over all it was awesome to stay there for our honeymoon. However our included dinner was not up to par or didn't seem to reach the standards of the establishment. Our steaks were extremely fatty and we felt because our dinner was a package deal that we were extremely;y rushed through our service.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Scott B,
Congratulations on your Wedding, and thank you for joining us on your Honeymoon weekend!
I am sorry you felt rushed during dinner; there is no excuse for that, as our servers do try to pace meals according to guest wishes, and the package includes a proper gratuity.
We hope to see you again soon!
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Freeport, Illinois
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We spent the night at Geneva Inn following an event hosted by an investment advisory group with which we do business. I agree with earlier reviewers that the room furnishings are a bit dated, but the room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the room, even though it overlooked the parking lot, was exceptionally quiet. We slept very well, and that is unusual for me when I'm away from home.

The free continental breakfast was as you'd expect: some fresh fruit; assorted breads, muffins and a few small Danish rolls; a choice of several cold cereals; yogurt; milk and coffee.
Nothing spectacular, but just what it purported to be -- a free continental breakfast.

I would return to the Geneva Inn without hesitation. The location offers a beautiful view of the lake and is removed from the busy downtown. The dining room is lovely. We enjoyed a very good buffet dinner with our large group, and appetizers served earlier in the evening were excellent. Because we were guests of the group, I cannot address the value received in the dining room. I do know that we had a memorable experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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maiaw9, Manager at Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear NWILgal,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of The Geneva Inn!
A great and memorable experience is exactly what we aspire to, for each guest who joins us.
We hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Geneva Inn
Address: N2009 S Lakeshore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Geneva Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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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