Pros are below. Cons are printed first. All cons are fixable, and if they were fixed, it would make this place pretty nice. Albeit a bit expensive still. Importantly, only rent the "A" units.
On the website it says that all units have a full kitchen... but "C" units do not. They are attached to the "B" units ("B" and "C" units together are the "A" units.) "C" units are side hotel rooms, just a room, with no kitchen. They do not have kitchens and they don't have good views of the lake. Additionally, the doors between "C" and "B" units are just that: doors, with spaces underneath. You will hear everything your neighbors say.
Gas grills did not work and were not used by anyone once in the five days we were there. That really puts a damper on your BBQ plans. Another hapless vacationer must have purchased a small charcoal grill and left it. We used that. I assume the gas grill has been out of business for some time because the charcoal grill was well-used.
There was mildew on the shower curtain and it smelled terrible in the room.
Pros: Nice large space, right on the shore (great sunsets), very close to downtown, pool and hot tub, staff is pleasant (although the manager was annoyed that I didn't understand their bizarre room system because I rented a "C" thinking I had a full kitchen).
Again, this is a nice place. But only, only rent the "A" units.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn on Madeline Island, adjacent to the marina, offers 60 plus rental homes, cottages, condominiums, hotel suites and rooms. Beachfront pool, hot tub and sauna, Tennis courts and gift shop. Year-round lodging. The Pub restaurant is open April through October. Daily summer yoga classes and yoga retreats. Home to the Madeline Island Summer Film Series in early July. ... more less