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“A huge disappointment”
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Blue Harbor Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sheboygan
Certificate of Excellence
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“A huge disappointment”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We just returned from a weekend away at Blue Harbor Resort. We reserved a 2 bedroom villa. Upon driving up to the resort it was beautiful and impressive. We were excited. We have a 3 year old and 22 month old. So we were really looking forward to spending the cold weekend at the waterpark.

I had called 2 weeks earlier to make our reservation. The reservation person was super helpful. The villa was $700+ for 2 nights during the off season. So I was expecting a nice clean room.

Upon arrival to our room, it was dirty. There was a white powdery substance on the table. Now after seeing so many "do not let heroin take you" billboards in Sheboygan I was really wondering what the heck was on the table. Who knows. The floors needed to be vacuumed. Stuff stuck to my feet as I walked through the place. The countertops in the kitchen had this similar substance on it. The floors were chilly. it was super cold out, like -10 degrees ish, so not surprising. The rest of the villa was nice. The kids room was cute. The master bed room was nice. The beds were really comfortable. The bathrooms were nice, needed a little caulk maintenance, but no big deal. There was definitely plenty of room. There were really nice flat screen tvs in all the rooms.

Now the huge disappointment....so we specifically booked this waterpark instead of one in the Dells again. We liked the Dells, but the drive is so far. Remember we have a 3 year old and 22 month old so we wanted toddler friendly, which I had heard about this place. When making our reservation the lady stated that the entire park will be re opening after a routine maintenance shut down. Ok, awesome, will be fresh. Yeah, well the toddler section was CLOSED. So the waterpark was not very fun with 2 babies that little. They couldn't even sit and play in the water because everything was too deep. I understand things happen. Just wish they would have told us, and allowed us to reschedule another date. The other review of the water park....the slides are nice. The lazy river was nice. The life guards were great! They stopped all the pre teens that were running and pushing, and kept them in line. The BAD, the locker rooms were awful. Since we stayed in the villa a block away, we needed to wear clothes there. They were FREEZING and dirty. The 4 toilets that were there on Saturday were disgusting. 1 was clogged, 1 had poop smeared all over it. The other 2 were Scary at best. The following days the toilets were fine. Just would be nice for them to be monitored more often.

We went to LINO Italian restaurant in the river district. The food was awesome. The service was phenomenal. The owners were super hands on, out going, chatty, and fun. Would definitely go back there! Not too expensive either. $125 for 2 for dinner.

Room Tip: For good dinner check out Linos Italian Restaurant.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Milwaukee, WI
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

My family and I met another family this past weekend for a little beat the winter blues get-away and Blue Harbor did not disappoint. We arrived at 1:30 and we were able to check-in which was great! Our 3 1/2 year old completely enjoyed the waterpark. She loves the little kids slides! Our room was very clean and very comfortable. We reserved one of the Kid Aquarium rooms and she loved it! The brunch at the Beacon restaurant was very good. Chef Willy was friendly and very helpful answering my questions relating to my food allergies.

My only compliant is about the locker/bathrooms in the waterpark. They were pretty dirty-especially the floors. It has got to be tough to keep them clean with people wearing shoes or boots but it would have been nice to find a clean space there. Perhaps, you need to put a little more support into that during the winter months.

We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We had a great time on a winter overnight trip. Had a Kid Aquarium room which our 4-year-old absolutely loved. It was great that he had his own sleeping space. We went to escape our cabin fever during this super-cold winter, and had a great time. The indoor waterpark, of course, was a huge hit. Our major complaint was the thin walls - we could easily hear the family next door to us when they got up in the morning. Also, we were put in the hallway that leads to the waterpark, which led to a lot of noisy traffic outside of our room. Next time, I'll request to be placed somewhere else. Latitude restaurant was not worth the money. Beacon was great for breakfast and lunch, and it was very nice to have the coffee cafe available. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Rented a Villa with the extended family (8 adults and 2 toddlers). Had a great time. It was fun to have everyone together, but with enough for each family to have their own space. Lots of room and the villa was clean. The kids loved the waterpark!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Plainfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We made a last minute trip to Blue Harbor and couldn't be happier with our choice. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly and the resort was very clean. Our boys had a blast at the water park. It was big enough to keep them entertained and yet small enough for us to keep tabs on them. Our room was spacious and very quiet. The only negative we could find was in the arcade. It wasn't horrible, just small and a lot of the games were not working. The staff was quick to give tokens back when the games did not work. The staff even went as far as to clear the snow off of the cars in the parking lot. It was the little things like that which made this an excellent place to stay! All in all it was a fabulous weekend and we plan to return!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Zion
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We've visited Blue Harbor twice now and love it! The staff is friendly, the rooms are great and the kids love the waterpark. They have a few restaurants right on site and we never had to leave the hotel. Make sure you check out the kids club on the 2nd level, above the waterpark . It's a great space to entertain babies and toddlers with many toys, books and a tv. They also have scheduled kids crafts ($). We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

3 families went for New Year's Eve - stayed in a 4 bedrm condo. Rooms were spacious and fit our needs well.
Check in wAs a 30 minute line- too long. When you stay one night.
We're told there were no towels available in pool- thankfully there were when we needed them.
Had to walk outside to pool- very cold, but we made it a
quick run.
Asked for a late check out and were told okay, but when we returned from the pool all wet and outside the card key was disabled- very aggravating with 6 wet kids in the cold and to have to wAlk to front desk for assistAnce.
Things happen, would consider returning.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Blue Harbor Resort
Address: 725 Blue Harbor Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081-4982
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Sheboygan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sheboygan
#4 Business Hotel in Sheboygan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Harbor Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 246
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Harbor is the largest resort on Lake Michigan. We are located in charming downtown Sheboygan. We have multiple restaurants, lounges, conference space, a spa and an indoor water park. ... more   less 
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