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“Nice Hotel, Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Bella Vista Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   335 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147   |  
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Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel, Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My wife I drove up from IL last minute for a little break before the mayhem of the holidays really set in. The hotel’s location is ideal, just across the street from the lake, and a few walking blocks away from Lake Geneva’s downtown area.

Outside, the staff had done a very nice job decorating the building for the holidays.
Inside, the atrium and fountain were nice and the rooms/suites were clean and very good-sized. Happily, the bed was comfortable too. We enjoyed our stay so much, we intend to return later in the year and possibly make the pre-holiday trip and annual tradition.

Tip: definitely splurge for the Lake View room. The Park View does overlook a park, but also overlooks the parking lot, dumpster and other less-than-exciting landmarks.

Room Tip: Choose the Lake View rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This hotel is average. Other than it's location which is convenient to downtown Lake Geneva there is absolutely nothing special about this place. Certainly not the staff and their service is reflected in the score. On two seperate occassions I found them to be arrogant, condscending and rude. The rooms are fine and served the purpose when I stayed at Bella Vista but by no means are they luxury or even exceptional; no matter what price you may be expected to pay. If you are looking for a place to crash for a night after a wedding or event in Lake Geneva this place is perfect. If you are looking for a nice hotel to base your vacation around keep looking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for an overnight getaway. It is a small place but quaint. Our check in was quick and room was ready before 4:00, the actual check-in time. Perfect location...within walking to everything!! Our room was nice...again small but fine for 2 people for an overnighter!! We had a "park view" room...really you look at the parking lot with the park behind it, again not an issue for us seeing we were not there to sit on our balcony and hang out since it was cold :) The bartender gave us some recommendations for dinner...which we took her up on Medusa's and it was lovely!!! The bed in our room was GREAT!! Slept like a log :) All in all I would stay here again just based on location alone!!

Room Tip: If you like to sit out on the balcony I would ask for a Lake View room!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

As I was researching TA reviews for another Lake Geneva hotel I noted some of the recent reviews for the Bella Vista Suites, and thought I should level-set just a bit. Headlines such as "Best hotel we stayed in for a long time" grabbed my attention...
My wife and I spent a night in a Lakeview King May 5th and paid $254.
First the good -
> Wonderful lake view
> Location is great - close enough to walk to everything (Downtown shopping and dining, Lake Path, Boat Tours)
> Room and Bed were comfortable

The not so good -
> View from the room was great, but the fact that the group in the room adjacent to us chose to use the Balcony as their personal "Smoking and Drinking Lounge" prevented us from enjoying this feature, as well as forcing us to keep our door and windows closed. A privacy wall may have been a good idea on the balcony as the only separation from the next room over is a short wrought iron railing. Where they were sitting was literally right outside our bedroom window.
> So, with relaxing on the balcony out of the question we decided we would go down and use the Pool and Hot Tub. First stop Hot Tub - looked okay until we turned on the jets and several large hair-balls shot out of the jets...On to the Pool - we never did go in the pool after noting a large dark patch of something unidentifiable in a corner. We spent less than 5 minutes total in the Pool / Hot Tub area. On the way back up to our room we stopped at the Front Desk to report our "findings" in the basement - we were told that Maintenance would check into the Hot Tub (little bit too late), and we were "assured" that the dark stuff we saw in the Pool was just rust patches (not reassuring).
> Price - $254 for a room during the off-season? I travel very frequently, stay in a large number of hotels, and without a doubt I have stayed in places as good as Bella Vista Suites (or better) for about half the cost. It was a definite "splurge" as we only live 45 minutes away, but not one we will indulge in again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This place was great! We got a lakeview king suite on the 4th floor. The room has a bedroom with balcony and a separate tv/sitting room with a kitchenette. Room was very clean staff was extremely friendly! No complaints! If you stay here make sure to get the lakeview room if available for us it was only an extra $10! Easy walking distance to all shops and restaurants in Lake Geneva. Would recommend to anyway going to the area.

Room Tip: Go top floor and lake view
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Wilmington, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed at Bella Vista for a weekend getaway with friends. When we walked in the room, we were delighted with the beautiful, comfortable suite. Everything with bright and sparkly clean - it was like home away from home, but better. We were in a room that was connected to our friends' room, making it even more convenient. The gal at the desk was so pleasant and helpful, giving us great advice for dinner and breakfast. The pool was delightfully warm, the hot tub was nice and hot and we were the only ones in them. This was the best hotel that we have stayed.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Accommodating, amenities were nice. Pool and hot tub nice. Classy atmosphere. The rooms were comfortable, nicely decorated. Pillows and bed were wonderful. Kitchen great. Desk clerk very nice and helpful. Convenient location. Walked every where. Desk recommended great restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rbaiorBVS, General Manager at Bella Vista Suites, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Lake Geneva with us at the Bella Vista Suites. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.

Rhonda Baior
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Suites

Address: 335 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Lake Geneva
#4 Spa Hotel in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bella Vista Suites 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Geneva's classic all-suite boutique hotel features a four story atrium and 39 well appointed one and two bedroom suites. Each suite has a private balcony, wet bar or kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and a toaster. Special amenities include a $10 Breakfast voucher to certain local restaurants, wireless high speed internet access, fluffy bathrobes, 32&42" flat screen LCD televisions,Jacuzzi bathtubs and breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. The Aqua Health and Wellness center and On the Waterfront lounge are also located at Bella Vista Suites. The hotel is also conveniently two blocks from downtown and the Riviera boat docks. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bella Vista Hotel Lake Geneva
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