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“Left with bags under my eyes!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of AmericInn Minocqua

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AmericInn Minocqua
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Minocqua
wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Left with bags under my eyes!”
Reviewed 1 July 2007

(1) A/C did not work properly and had a leak, dripping all night. (2)
No Parking. I had to park at another establishment. (3) Loud guests in the lobby woke me up several times during the night (midnight through 3 am). Major problem was I had to call the front desk to quiet them down. (4) Not very clean.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Springstead, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2007

I was pleasantly surprised with how the GM worked with me to get 2 smoke free rooms on short notice for Jan. 19th. We are locals, and live only 45 minutes from the hotel, and it is nice to know there is a local hotel that will work with us during the busy winter season. Our 8 year old daughter was in a childrens' play on the 20th, had late rehearsals and early dress rehearsals, and at the last minute learned my parents were coming up and wanted to stay close to the high school to avoid the extra driving in the snow. The GM worked with me to get our rooms together and though we were only there about 13 hours, and did not get to use the pool, the continental breakfast was filling enough and the hotel was very clean and the beds very clean. I will point out we were in the newer section and that may be why the beds were more comfortable than what I have read in other reviews. The thermostat control is nice in the rooms-you don't get blasted with cold or hot air, but gentle streams. There is a wonderful french bakery next door with fabulous quiches and anything else you could wish for (we did not use this on this trip but are frequent customers) if you don't want the continental breeakfast.
Again, we appreciated the accomodations and the work that was done for us. It is always nice to know of a local place to send people when they ask for a place to stay and know they will be taken care of.
My only c/o has nothing to do with the hotel-it is winter and I am a snowmobiler, but at 8am the exhaust from the many snowmobilers getting ready to go out for the day overtook our room and even our 8 y.o. daughter commented on how seh couldn't breathe. We were leaving for breakfast but would have been overpowering if we were going to be in the room for any length of time.

  • Liked — the large rooms with 2 queen beds
  • Disliked — the long walk to the cont. breakfast
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2006

Let me start by saying that we have had great experiences staying at the Americinn chain in the past.
My husband and I had a reservation for a 2 night stay at the Americinn in Minocqua, WI while visiting the area. We were very disappointed with this hotel.
We arrived at the hotel about 1 hour before check in so we decided to see if maybe our room was ready (no expectations). After waiting unacknowledged for about 5 minutes while a clerk was on the computer, he turned and stated, "yes"? I told him we had a reservation. He said well check in is at 3 so you should come back at 3. He never asked our name or even glanced at the computer to see if something was available. I asked if he could check to see if our room may be ready early and he said "as I said, check in is at 3" so come back then; we do not let people check in early.
We left. After a couple of minutes we went back in to cancel the 2nd night which we no longer would need. When we walked in he was handing a couple in front of us the key to their room. I asked him why this couple received their room early and he said that their room just happened to be ready per a housekeeping list. Nice. Did he not like us?
So we finally checked in and found the room to be very dirty. The carpet wasn't vacumned and the bathroom was loaded with hair on the floor and in the tub. There was a mat in the tub that was full of mildew and the room had a foul odor. My pillow had fresh mascara and hair on it. I am usually not bothered by gross things but but this room sure got to me. We told the clerk who was very nice upon check out the next day about the dirty room and she stated she would tell housekeeping. I noticed that the hotel manager was the same man who wouldn't check us in the day before so I figured it wouldn't do any good to complain to him.
We will never stay at this hotel again mostly due to the cleanliness issue. Besides the manager, the rest of the staff was very nice and hospitable. He should take a courtesy lesson from his employees.

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Reviewed 7 July 2006

The AmericInn is a cut above most family vacation motels. The rooms are large and feature interesting amenities (we had some kind of special bath salts for our jacuzzi, papaya shampoo/conditioner and cucumber hand lotion). It also offers a much broader selection of cable TV channels than just about any other hotel I've stayed at, which is probably a great help when the kids get bored. The indoor pool was large and located right off the lobby, with large windows--parents could easily sit in the living room-style lobby and chat while keeping an eye on the kids in the pool. Another charming feature was the number of benches and porch swings on the lawn, where you can sit and watch beautful sunsets on Lake Minocqua just across the street. And we loved the convenient location, within walking distance of Minocqua's downtown and just a short drive from Paul Bunyan's and other notable restaurants.

The only drawback to this property was that the pillows were very thin and un-fluffy, and did not provide much support. But since you'll probably be driving here from home, it's easy to bring a pillow along. Or just buy one at the friendly Wal-Mart nearby!

  • Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed 3 February 2006

We are from madison.We go up to minocqua quite often snowmobiling.We could not ask to be treated better than the way the people who work at the hotel treat us!!!!The rooms are great!Hot tub sure hit's the spot(make that manny spots)THIS IS A GREAT PLACE!!!We wont go any where elce!Having the trails start in the back parking lot sure is nice!(they dont plow the parking lot for the sleds)NO USE LOOKING YOU HAVE FOUND THE BEST HOTEL IN TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed 26 April 2004

Everything about our stay was supurb...from the manager reception (complimentary cocktail and snacks) to a beautiful room (we had a king whirlpool suite) at a very affordable price. The pool and whirlpool area was very nice and the staff very freindly.

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Additional Information about AmericInn Minocqua

Property: AmericInn Minocqua
Address: 700 US Hwy 51 North, Minocqua, WI 54548
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Minocqua
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Minocqua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — AmericInn Minocqua 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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