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“perfect family getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Lawn Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2400 East Geneva Street, Off Highway 50, Delavan, WI 53115   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Delavan
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Chicago, Illinois
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“perfect family getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Like everyone, we have had it with this winter ... and we're usually fans of the season! But this is insane. So, last Thursday night, just when we thought we couldn't take it anymore, my husband suggested that we escape the city and go to Lake Lawn Lodge, a destination to which he had gone with his grandparents many (!) years ago. We got a great room (and an even better rate than the website on Expedia) with a loft that our twin four-year-olds thought was heaven, and had just about a perfect, simple, happy family weekend.

The resort itself has clearly had a facelift, and the spa was, if not Kohler-esque, certainly pleasant with very good technicians (the massage I had from Peggy was pretty terrific). We took turns in the spa on Saturday - while one of us enjoyed a little indulgence, the other hung out with our guys at the indoor pool, which was large enough for the busy afternoon crowd, but in no way rowdy or daunting for little kids (although I think it got a bit more lively after dinner when the adults took over!). We played a bit in the game room, had meals that were actually quite good, and the kids loved running from place to place down the long enclosed halls that connected each part of the resort (perhaps the most running that they've done all winter!).

But what made Lake Lawn really delightful was how incredibly pleasant and helpful each member of the staff was. From the super-nice young people who manned the pool (the girl was sure to get our boys fresh warm towels for the "trek" back to the room), to Angel in the Look Out pub who took such good care of us at lunch and breakfast, we had a totally happy weekend ... and came back to Chicago feeling almost human again.

While a traditional water park is probably inevitable for us, we were nervous that our sons are not yet strong enough swimmers to really enjoy any independence at all in that setting. Lake Lawn Lodge not only gave them that independence, but it gave us all a lovely break from this brutal winter, and I would imagine that we will make it an annual trip.

Room Tip: Shorewood West in a loft room was terrific!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Darien, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Rooms were nice and facilities were very good for a conference, but didn't get much chance to take advantage of the amenities as it was a business conference during the week and most things were closed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just returned from a wondeful stay at Lake Lawn. We celebrated my hubby bday! Melissa at the front desk was friendly and kind and was able to give us an upgrade and a birthday surprise and balloon upon getting in our beautiful loft lake view! A nice touch. We have been coming to Lake Lawn for more than 20 years, and have many wonderful memories here. Had a great time at the Frontier bar , socializing with the bar staff and some folks we had just met! Lookout bar was closed but we still had a ball at the Frontier, maybe we were a wee bit too loud though!! After all we were there to celebrate St Pattys day! Check out clerk was friendly also. Plan to come visit in June with the family and create more Lake Lawn memories!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went for a quick overnight stay at the beginning of March 2014, and this winter, there is still plenty of snow and cold weather around the area. It was me, my husband and two kids (20 and 8) in a loft suite. It was a great room and my 8-year-old enjoyed the loft area with the two twin beds. They had their own television and bathroom up there, so that was an added plus. We had a king sized bed, television, living area, bathroom and balcony with rockers on the lower level. We were able to watch the sunset with a cocktail from the balcony (with coats on). It was nice to be able to walk all around the resort inside. We visited the pool/hot tub area, sports bar for lunch, the general store for snacks, game room and wandered the facility to explore. There are plenty of comfortable leather chairs, couches and even fireplaces in nooks all around. The pool area was large and comfortable. The only negative for the kids is that they were not able to throw a koosh ball in the pool - or any kind of ball for that matter - as it is against the rules. Kind of a bummer for them. It was a nice comfortable stay and we enjoyed it. I've been there before in the summer months when there is a lot more to do, but also a lot more people to contend with. Good time was had by all.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Everything about our stay was very good. We went for a first date getaway in the middle of January and enjoyed it very much. The pool area with hot tub was large and well designed.
The in house Spa was also very enjoyable. The place has an interesting history and it would be fun to stay there during warmer weather and take advantage of more outdoor activities.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I really enjoyed staying at Lake Lawn Resort. We went during the winter, which makes it a much different trip, since they have so many amenities for the summer since it is on the Lake. However, this did not take away from the trip at all.
The resort is close enough to Lake Geneva, so you can stroll around the town and then drive right up to your room at the resort and park. The grounds are expansive and have they have so much for kids and adults.
The Sports Bar was great for dinner and hanging out. The pool was huge, but filled with kids (as it should be)! They had a great little walk-up cafe for a quick bite at breakfast time.
The spa was fantastic. We did a couples massage and I will absolutely go back to enjoy the spa again. Excellent service and value!
The rooms are spacious and the one we stayed in had a huge tub. The next time I go, I will make sure not to have a room on the bottom floor, as kids are everywhere and stomp around like crazy. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Grange, Illinois
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have been loving lake lawn for over 30 years. It has seen some bad times and was even closed for a few months. It now seems better than ever and was busier than ever the weekend we were there. The rooms are nicely remodeled, some with fireplaces. You can get a loft room with an upstairs bedroom for the kids. Unique is the layout of the property. There are several lodges connected to the lobby and restaurant buildings by glass enclosed walkways. They form a huge circle right on delevan lake. The kids love to roam the loop and can never get lost. Lookout bar has good food. There is also an upscale frontier restaurant. Check out their website.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 2400 East Geneva Street, Off Highway 50, Delavan, WI 53115
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Delavan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Delavan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Lawn Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Lawn Resort is nestled on over 250 wooded acres with 2 miles of shore line on beautiful Delavan Lake. Founded in 1878, Lake Lawn Resort has been one of Wisconsin's most popular destinations for both leisure and business travelers. With a rich history of traditional Wisconsin hospitality, Lake Lawn Resort provides a virtually endless array of fun and exciting activities. From cozy romantic getaways and full-fledged family outings to memory-making meetings and special events, Lake Lawn Resort offers something special for just about everyone. Making Lake Lawn Resort an even bigger temptation is its proximity to Chicago, Milwaukee, and other metropolitan cities, only twelve miles west of Lake Geneva. It is a big resort that has all the charm, comfort and attentive service of a small inn. It is truly the resort for all season and for every imaginable reason. ... more   less 
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