We stayed for an ice skating competition, so the town was very crowded, but quaint as always. You can easily walk to Main Street shops and restaurants from this hotel, but it would be too far to walk to the Ice Arena unless it was a mild day (-11 windchill when we were there!). Our room was not well-cleaned upon arrival. It was also in need of renovation, with a large (filled) crack in the bathroom floor, etc. The faucet leaked, but the counter was large and we could keep our bathroom needs away from the water. I agree with other reviewers that they must be renovating as we could smell paint and carpet glue when we went down to the first floor. Luckily, we were on the 2nd floor, so the smells didn't bother us. Strangely, our window view was a hill/snowbank, so if that's important to you, you'll need to ask for a room that faces town or the lake - as another reviewer said, some of the rooms are motel-style, so be careful what type of room you specify. We were in the hotel part, and there were many sitting areas in the hallways, so that could be nice. There is an indoor pool and whirlpool, but we didn't have time to use it and we only saw people in there once. It might be nice - we just don't know - but at least it's an option!
There is a free continental breakfast (bagels, waffles, thawed fruit, o.j., and coffee), or you can pay $8 per person for the buffet. For us, it was not worth $24 (for the three of us - it's $6 for under 12) to be able to access the three extra items in the buffet - scrambled eggs, oatmeal, and sausage patties (we paid for the buffet one morning - low quality).
Beds were very hard - heat blower is very loud - so those things might bother some people more than others. We have learned to bring our own pillows from home to hotels - if you drive and have the space, it is always worth it to bring good pillows with you!
Overall, this hotel is okay - especially for us as we did not spend much time in our rooms! The staff seemed helpful and reasonably friendly, although there was a mix-up at check-out about which credit card was charged. We will wait for our charge bills just to make sure we weren't double charged, but they did say they straightened it out.
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