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“Great getaway from Chicago” 4 of 5 stars
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Abbey Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, WI 53125   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Fontana
Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great getaway from Chicago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Spent a night there for a wedding and had a great time. The location is on the water with a marina and the grounds are beautiful. Although the outdoor pools were closed for the season, they have a good size one indoors. The room was clean and had a nautical decor to it. Bed was very comfortable too. I really felt I was a lot furter from home than we were. Staff was great and the food was good. We will definitely spend a weekend there next summer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
ChiTownJo_Jo,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful harbor views. As you are looking to return again, might I suggest that you sign up for our online emails via our website to stay apprised of discounts and promotions we are running. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Sara Schmitz
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Spent 4 days 3 nights here. Never had a problem with anything! Service was great, food that was provided was very excellent selection. One of my top selections for hotels now in southern Wisconsin. The only down fall is they shut down the outside pools at 7pm :(

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Lewied9,

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear that we are in your top selection for hotels in southern Wisconsin. We do look forward to your return stay.

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Sara Schmitz
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed at this hotel over the summer with friends. We had a great time. It is right on the water (if you are bringing a boat they have easy parking and boat lauching), and has beautiful views. The rooms were comfortable but not huge. The bathrooms were large, updated and clean. Comfortable beds too. The main bar & grill on site was nice. The food was good and the live entertainment was fun both Friday & Saturday night. Being a lake time and otherwise sleepy little town at that, the mix of people was very interesting. It was a very diverse crowd, the the live band was playing a little bit to everyone. The spa in the resort was gorgeous, albeit expensive as hotel spas generally are. Fontana is a great little place to visit, but lacks many choices for accommodations. The Abbey is a little expensive for what it has to offer, (with little competition I guess it can be), but we would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Kbernaske,

Thank you for your review of The Abbey Resort. It sounds like you took full advantage of our resort’s offering including our spa, restaurants and nightly entertainment; and thank you for your comments about our rooms and views. You are correct it that we do have easy boat launching and docking – perfect for enjoying the Lake Geneva summer experience. We hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us again – maybe in the fall or winter to experience a different – but still very fun – time.

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Sara Schmitz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had a wedding to attend at the Abbey and decided to go up for an extra day to enjoy. And enjoy, we did. The room was comfortable and cozy. Right outside was a bean bag game and the pool What more can you ask for :)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Nicki001,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay. We hope that you have the opportunity to stay with us again.

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Sara Schmitz
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Niles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A most memorable and enjoyable weekend. The spa, the room, the restaurants were all top-notch. We will be going back as soon as possible. If you are using the spa, ask for a room near the spa. It is quiet and you are able to go to and from the spa very easily.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Tom768,

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you were able to escape and find the R&R that you were seeking and that you are looking to return as soon as possible. To help with planning your return trip, we have just launched a great mid-week spa special -- Autumn Escape Spa Package. You can book your package online or via our 800 number (800-709-1323). Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Sara Schmitz
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Overall good stay. Very low shower pressure. pressure varied as did temperature while taking one. Also the shower head was over 7' high, not sure why, Im over 6' and it was a bit of a reach. My hotel room door wouldn't close, i told them and they came by quickly and tightened down the hinges.

Nice area to play pool and table shuffleboard. I thought the food prices were a bit expensive ($3 for a soda) and the grounds themselves were beautiful. I liked the coffee shop, the gal there was sweet as pie and they had a nice selection of muffins, pastries, etc.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Jackson 1812,
Thank you for your review. I pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of some of our onsite amenities and found our staff in the Café Latte to be kind and helpful. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

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Sara Schmitz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Our stay at The Abbey was all around wonderful. Our room was small but so cozy and comfortable. It was very well decorated and loved the ceiling beams. We could sit outside our room and see the harbor and lake. The grounds were immaculate and had beautiful flowers. The outdoor pool was super fun for the kids with slides and sprays. They had outside games for the kids (or grownups) and inside games as well. We enjoyed the free ice cream sundaes. We loved walking around the property and by the lake. There is a nice park for kids across from the hotel as well. This is an older property but I was so happy to see that it has been maintained and kept up to date. The only negative was at check in when we arrived an hour early and thought we would be able to get in our room but it was not ready. No problem, we walked around and got acquainted with the area. However, it was not ready for another two hours. Other than that it was a wonderful two day stay. We got a super good deal online and will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sara S, Guest Relations Manager at Abbey Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Blubird Traveler,

Thank you for your review and your very nice comments about our resort. I am delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us and were able to take advantage of our onsite family activities. As you are looking to return again, might I suggest that you sign up for our online emails via our website to stay apprised of the discounts and promotions we are running.
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Sara Schmitz
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Address: 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, WI 53125
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Fontana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Fontana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abbey Resort & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the lake at one of the Midwest's most iconic destinations. Whether you are vacationing on a girlfriends' getaway, business retreat, romantic escape or fun filled family vacation, The Abbey Resort brings you the best of the Lake Geneva experience. The Abbey Resort, on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, features 90 acres of manicured grounds. This Lake Geneva resort features lodge inspired accommodations with contemporary conveniences and facilities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Abbey Hotel Fontana
Abbey Resort And Spa
Abbey Hotel And Fontana
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Abbey Wisconsin

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