My husband and I just returned from a one night stay for our anniversary. This was our first stay at this particular hotel. We have been coming to Lk. Geneva for over 30 yrs. so know the area well. We have usually stayed in town, but did not find it inconvenient being a short distance from town. We did visit the shops briefly while waiting for our room to be ready. We took advantage of the Autumn special at the Inn. We had a standard lake view room. It was recently renovated according to the front desk staff. It had a nautical theme. Very appropriate for the setting. Flat screen TV in a lovely armoire. Two comfy wing backed chairs. A wonderful balcony that overlooked the lake. There was a sliding screen door that would be wonderful for the summer months. The breeze from the lake would be wonderful on a warm summer evening. Laying in bed, it felt like you were just over the water. This room had 2 double beds. We would have preferred a King, but it was not included in the Autumn special and we didn't feel paying almost $100 more was worth it. Our room was at the end so very quiet and on the 3rd (top) floor. In addition to the windows and door leading to the balcony, we had a side window due to its location so the room was nice and bright.The wetbar and small fridge were a nice surprise. It would have been even better if we had a small coffee maker. I was surprised there wasn't one as this is standard at most hotels. They did provide fresh coffee on each floor at 7am. I took advantage of that, but would have loved a cup of decaf or hot tea before bed. We had a little welcome gift upon arrival. A Geneva Inn mug with 2 packets of instant apple cider, chocolate and caramels. However, since there isn't a microwave or coffee maker in the room, we couldn't enjoy the hot cider. I suppose we could have requested hot water, but it was just a small inconvenience. There is a nightly turn down service. What a nice surprise to have someone knock on the door in the evening and offer bottled water and chocolates. She also had the housekeeping cart and replenished some of our towels as requested. The lakefront path is right outside the hotel We did walk along the path until the cold wind brought us back. The bathroom is nice size, with a whirlpool tub. The building is very quaint. A nice sitting area with fireplace in the small lobby. The gift shop is expensive, but nice. There is a large assortment of complimentary movies to enjoy in your room. We watched a great oldie, "The Holiday" with Cary Grant/Katherine Hepburn and had a great time recounting favorite Cary Grant movies with the friendly woman at the front desk. I'm sorry I don't recall her name. She was wonderful as were all of the staff we encountered. We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Grandview Restaurant in the Inn. Great service, great food. In the evening, we enjoyed half price appetizers and drinks in the bar/lounge adjacent to the restaurant. No matter where you sat, there was a gorgeous view of the lake. The hotel boasts a complimentary continental breakfast. We ended up sharing one plate of the continental fare: assorted cheeses, fresh fruit, deli turkey, 2 large croissants, 2 apple pastries. It was very reminiscent of the breakfasts in Italy. Only the nutella and prosciutto are missing. We also both ordered 3 egg omelets. They were outstanding! Breakfast was only $6 each! It was a wonderful, relaxing stay. I imagine summer is very different as they are usually full. Tthere is an exercise room (nope, didn't use it). There is plenty of exercise to be had right outside the door by walking along beautiful Lake Geneva. We do plan on returning next summer and staying for a couple nights. I would love to have coffee on the balcony overlooking the lake when it's warm enough to sit out there! I highly recommend the Geneva Inn. Probably not for little ones as there is no pool, but lake access and boat slips are available. Big Foot Beach (free) is within walking distance as well as a State Park for picnicking. Downtown Lake Geneva is literally minutes away. The Inn has a van that will pick you up if you walk into town via the lake path. This is a beautiful, relaxing Inn. I highly recommend it.
- 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