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“What a shame!” 2 of 5 stars
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Karsten Hotel
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   122 Ellis Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216 (Formerly Kewaunee Inn)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Kewaunee B&B and Inns
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a shame!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Checked in, requested room 302 when booking, gave us the wrong room.
After getting that corrected, saw room was not swept, window dressings(if you would call them that) were filthy, and the whirlpool tub was gross. Luckily I filled it with water and ran the jets before getting in. I stopped the jets, and the bottom of the tub was full of rust and particles of who knows what. Had management come up and take a look...got a tiny discount off the room or a stay for 1/2 price. I would never go back! I stayed there 12 years ago, and the place was first rate, not that same owners. The only thing good about the stay is the people in the bar and on duty late that night were very friendly. What a shame!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winneconne, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Was looking forward to staying here and was very disappointed from the moment we checked in. Randy wasn't very friendly or personable. We tried to strike up a conversation and got a look like we were talking a foreign language. After we were given our key, never told we're our room was located or anything about the continental breakfast was or times. Only told about how great their pizza was in the bar. We had others plans for dinner since we were celebrating a late Anniversary. So we go to find our room no numbers to direct you on which way to go but did find our room. Thought it was change that all the rooms had there doors open. Apparently they don't clean the used rooms after someone stayed there. Quite a few with used beds. Still that way when we left the next morning. Our room was right above the bar, out of all the deluxe rooms they have and looking like 2 maybe 3 others staying there you'd think they would put you in another room. No so we got to hear the loud jukebox and very bad karaoke until about midnight. It was so loud it over powered the Tv we had on. As far as the room, it was comfortable minus the pillows, way to flat for my liking. Jacuzzi would never use. Doesn't look like the jets were ever cleaned full of black mold. Because they state they have toiletries I didn't bring shampoo/conditioner. Good thing my husband did otherwise I'd be using bar soap, they put lotion on the tub instead of shampoo. Hairdryer they have really needs to be updated the little air that comes out takes you forever to dry your hair. We stayed here 11 years ago when it was The Karsten Inn and had the German restaurant and really enjoyed our stay then. Accommodations were better and the owners more friendlier. Probably won't be coming back to stay here again. A lot of other places that charge you less and have better service.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Went to check in front desk said place had ghosts. I blew it away. In the middle of the night, someone tried to get in room by turning door handle. I went to check and no one was there. Then I heard walking needless to say I never slept. Made my next day at work suck. Take it for what its worth. I'm not staying here ever again. It even happened two the other travelers in other rooms that were on my trip.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were in Green Bay for a college basketball game and stayed overnight at The Kewaunee Inn. (Packers had a game scheduled; all rooms in G-B were booked.)

Admittedly, it's one of the largest Bed & Breakfast establishments I've stayed in. The hotel is quite comfortable. The room was basic with decorations reflecting nature. It was no-frills, but that was expected. Two double beds, a desk, night table, full bath and nice pedestal sink. I had read reviews about the noise and was prepared with my earplugs. As a light sleeper, they definitely came in handy.

Breakfast was simple - juices, coffee, muffins, cold cereal and pancakes/waffles upon request. Staff was friendly; we felt quite welcomed.

When I'm in the area, I'll return to The Kewaunee Inn!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Merrill, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Having lived in the surrounding area nearly a half century ago... it was more than wonderful to return with a nights-stay at the former Karsten Hotel. The age of the hotel dates back to 1912 and has maintained much of its original decor. We found the entrance and the appealing lobby area to be most inviting and very well-kept. Being a chilly, autumn evening, we felt welcomed with a glowing fire. The staff was very friendly and most helpful. Our room was on the second floor and was very clean and quaintly furnished. As we walked the hallways on the third floor, it felt as welcoming. The bar area retains its originality, as well as the dining area. The continental breakfast was of good variety with fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee, cold cereal, yogurt and several choices of home-made muffins. Our host, Mike, was humorous and offered much information. The hotel has had a number of owners over the past century and the present ownership is doing a fantastic job! A limousine service is offered for weddings, anniversaries, school functions and for trips to the Green Bay Packer games! I would highly recommend a stay here, as the hotel is as interesting as the city itself! No... we did not have any ghost experiences, as some of the reviews have stated! We look forward to a return visit!

Room Tip: The rooms on the East side of the building offer a view of Lake Michigan.
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  • Stayed November 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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Bettendorf, Iowa, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Having exhausted any chance of getting a hotel in Green Bay for the game, we trolled the internet and found the Kewaunee Inn. I am so glad we did. The price was very affordable and the hotel was full of great history. As we entered, we saw a beautiful lobby area. The young man at the desk got us checked in quickly and we went to room 207. It was a corner room -- very large and nicely decorated. The bed itself was firm (the way we like it) but the pillows were a little flat and hard. After we checked in we went to the bar for a beer and found out that they offer a limo service to the game! The price was good ($50 each, which included admission to the Bart Starr VIP Party featuring all the food and drink one could consume in 2 hours) and we didn't have to deal with parking and the mess of driving back to the hotel. The hotel is old and so you can hear all sorts of noises -- bring earplugs -- but that's to be expected. The breakfast was probably our biggest disappointment. We got to the breakfast area about 9:30 and there were only a few muffins left. Hmmmm. We had coffee and then a few more items were brought out, but not much. We didn't hear or see any ghosts, but were able to visit some of the haunted rooms and areas of the hotel. The lake is just 2 blocks away and we enjoyed walking along the beach. Overall, I really liked the Kewaunee Inn and would recommend it!

Room Tip: We had room 207 - corner room with King bed and whirlpool. Not all rooms are as big. Room 310 is the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Lakewood, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Breakfast cooked to order, beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Close to Green Bay for Packers game (from Cleveland) today against the Browns. Went up into Door County for awesome fall views! The Clearing(Ellison Bay) was a very nice 2 hour walking tour that was stunning! Fish hatchery in Kewaunee was neat too!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 122 Ellis Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216 (Formerly Kewaunee Inn)
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Kewaunee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kewaunee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Karsten Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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