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BEST WESTERN Derby Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1800 Highway 45 North, Eagle River, WI 54521   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Eagle River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kenosha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“Very Nice...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Very nice for the price. We've stayed at all of the "chain hotels" in the area over the years. This is one on the top of our list for value. Breakfast had a good variety. Pool was never crowded. Rooms were spacious and clean. Staff was very friendly. Most resorts will not rent for less than one week, so for a quick weekend this was just great. We got a senior rate for $68 a night! This was our first time trying Derby Inn and was pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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arlington heights, illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Derby Inn over Memorial Day weekend for 3 nights. This is a very attractive hotel with spacious rooms and at first we were quite pleased with the cleanliness and attractiveness of the room. However, we then started to notice little bugs on the blanket, and carpeting. The staff tried to rectify the situation by thoroughly vacuuming the rug and washing all of the bed linens, blankets, etc. We were assured that we would have no more problems, however upon waking up the next morning, we were greeted by a few more bugs on the sheet. My husband and I still have quite a few "bug bites" on our feet. If you stay here, make sure you thoroughly check the bed and the room for insects. (We were told they were strawberry beetles when we brought one to the front desk.) We would not stay here again.

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lake Bluff, IL
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

Our family stayed at the BW Derby Inn for a weekend. We were a walk-in and were able to book a Jacuzzi Suite with King bed, queen,sleeper sofa and jacuzzi tub for $116 with AAA rate. The hotel is next to the snowmobile race track and the decor is a theme celebrating the annual race and its champions. The hotel had been recently remodeled. The room was clean and pleasantly decorated. Our king bed was a new pillow-top -sooo comfortable. Our kids didn't feel the same about the sofa bed. The room had a fridge and microwave. The view was nothing to write home about. The pool and hottub were nice and we were the only people using it most of the time. The bar in the lobby was not open during our visit and looked like it had not been open in a while. The continental breakfast was very basic, but adequete for the privce. There are many lakefront resorts in the area that offer more of a northwoods experience, but for the price and for a short stay this hotel is a good pick.

  • Liked — Clean, New, Comfortable, Good Value
  • Disliked — View
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Roscoe, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2007

We stayed at the Best Western Derby Inn one night while passing through Eagle River. We were very impressed with this hotel, very pleasant staff and the entire place has been renovated.

Beautiful lobby with a quaint bar to one side. The rooms were quiet with comfortable beds that seemed to be new also. Pool is open 24 hours and continental breakfast was on the smaller side but offered the basic rolls, bagels, cereal, fruit and such.

We will definitely return to this hotel in the future.

  • Liked — Pleasant Staff & Clean, Beautiful Hotel
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Green Bay
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2005

The Derby Inn was a very good value. We stayed in April, off-season, and were able to get the AAA rate, without being a member. Call the hotel direct to book room and they will give you the best rate they have. Our room was larger than most. The pool/hot tub/sauna were nice and very clean. Continental breakfast was OK. Only complaint was that our family was the only people using the pool, but because the hotel rule is no kids aftr 10 pm, we had to leave, even though no one was even in the pool hot tub. Otherwise we liked it.

Stayed April 2005
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Address: 1800 Highway 45 North, Eagle River, WI 54521
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Eagle River
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Eagle River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Derby Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Year-round outdoor adventure awaits at this Eagle River, WI hotel, just minutes from the chain of 28 lakes, snowmobiling, hiking, biking and more! Whether you visit northern Wisconsin in the summer or winter, there’s sure to be something for everyone near the BEST WESTERN Derby Inn. Our property sits just feet away from Eagle River, part of Wisconsin’s infamous chain of 28 freshwater lakes. In the summer, our guests spend their days swimming, boating, fishing and enjoying other water sports in the area’s many lakes and rivers. In the winter, this Eagle River hotel offers easy access to more than 500 miles of groomed snowmobiling trails. The area is also home to scenic golf courses and hiking and biking trails. ... more   less 
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Best Western Eagle River
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