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“Perfect 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 #6 of 14 Hotels in Lake Geneva
Milwaukee, wi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Last minute trip to Lake Geneva, booked hotel within 2 days of arrival and did not have high expectations. The location right on the lake in downtown made us happy with our choice before even entering. We arrived before check in time and always appreciate when hotels will allow you to check in early. Considering it's on the lake, in downtown Lake Geneva, free parking and a 2 room suite with balconey, very little to not like. A few odd things though. It was obvious our room was someone's condo (personal photos on the bedroom wall), and I'm assuming the condo was furnished to their tastess. Extremely large furniture, the rooms seemed dark with all the dark furniture, dark curtains and darkish mustard paint plus it had a large fake plug in fireplace in the sitting room which didn't add much but a place to put our keys after entering. Very clean and comfortable though. We did not have a lake view but had a balconey overlooking the small parking lot and park, however it was an extremely hot day and there was no one sitting on the lake view patios due to the heat of the afternoon sun. We enjoyed our patio enough to pick up pizza from Geno's next store and eat on the patio. Off the front entrance, there is a beautiful porch/deck with tables and chairs and a sign indicating no carry in drinks allowed. We decided to have a drink on the patio and watch the sunset, but didn't realize the bar was closed -- assumed for the season. We brought down our own drinks, had a beautiful view and it was warm enough and bright enough we were able to stay past dark and read overlooking the lake - gorgeous. We did use the pool, considering a typical basement location, they really did a lot to make the space nice. Somewhat kitschy with the Greek/Roman mural and curtains by the whirpool but very clean, nice wicker and wrought iron furniture instead of the usual plastic furniture and several large potted plants. In addition, we were given a $10 discount for breakfast good at several nearby restaurants. We choose Scuttlebutts right on the lake, which also had a great view and I couldn't resist ordering Swedish pancakes which are a much lighter and thinner than normal pancakes. With discount bill was less than $10. Great location and stay in a beautiful, relaxing town, highly recommend, just be aware of the personal decorating tastes in the rooms.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott F, Front Office Manager at Bella Vista Suites, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
One of the great things about our hotel and its location is that even if you have a suite over looking the park you can still use our veranda or pier and enjoy the beautiful lake view! We just renovated our pool area in spring so we are very happy that you liked that as well! And it's very convenient that we are walking distance to downtown where all the shops and restaurants are! Also, you are correct, each of our suites are privately owned and the owners do have the opportunity to place their own furniture and accessories. Thank you for choosing our hotel and we would love to have you back!
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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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Milton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at the Bella Vista while attending a wedding. We were there from Friday to Sunday. The staff was friendly, professional and efficient. The rooms were lovely, as were the bar and pool area. Even the veranda was cleaned daily and had a beautiful view of the lake. The pier offered comfortable seating to enjoy lovely sunsets. Proximity to shops and restaurants was great. The wedding we attended was beautiful and the staff did a fantastic job setting everything up and making sure everything ran smoothly. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scott F, Front Office Manager at Bella Vista Suites, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Our entire staff works hard everyday to make sure each and every guest has a great experience and it means a lot when we get feedback like this! We are glad you had such a wonderful stay and look forward to having you back!
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Naperville, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The hotel is in a good location with a nice view of the lake; however, this place is in need of maintenance! The faucet in our bathroom was loose and nearly fell off whenever we turned on the water, one of the light switches didn't work, the blinds the bed room were bent, parts of ceiling in the corners were cracked, the windows were dirty and the bedroom smelled like bug killer. Also, one of the reasons we picked this place was for the lounge and bar, but it was closed when we were there! We paid $300 per night for the room (including tax and fees) and it was certainly NOT worth it. There are plenty of other hotels in the area that are much nicer and even less expensive.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scott F, Front Office Manager at Bella Vista Suites, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
We appreciate your recent comments as we are always striving to become a better property. Unfortunately you did not make us aware of the maintenance issues at the time of your stay so we were unable to respond immediately to the issues in your suite. This type of complaint does not specify which suite you stayed in so we will initiate a program where each individual suite is checked for these specific maintenance and housekeeping issues. Since the change in management in 11/12/13 we have spent over $300,000 in improvements to our 39 suite property. If you would be so kind as to call the hotel and give us a specific room number we will address the maintenance and cleanliness issues immediately.

As far as your comment about the bar being closed we are connected to the Baker House and try to coordinate our opening and closing schedules with them as to not to inconvenience our customers. We are in a seasonal location so we do open and close our bar based on occupancy.

Please feel free to contact me at 262-248-2100 if you have an further questions or comments. Thank you!
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Wife and I stayed with sister and brother in law for their anniversary. Suite has a good view of Lake Geneva, WI. It has a nice kitchen and living area complete with 42" flat screen and DVD, along with WI-FI and a small hide-able desk. Kitchen has a sink, large dorm-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, and toaster; with a dining room table. Master bedroom had a master bath and jacuzzi in corner of bedroom and another flat screen; 'guest' bedroom had just the flat screen. Dressers were okay, but closets were very small. I was more concerned with power outlets being loose and/or arcing when something was plugged in. (Will report at checkout time.) - overall a very nice and conveniently located place to stay, might come back!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Schaumburg
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed here for Venetian Fest. Nice room, the ac works nice in the bedroom but the front room does not cool down. In the middle of the night it gets quite warm and humid. The bed and sofa sleeper were very comfortable. Best nights sleep I have had in a long time. The pool area was nice but smelled a little musty...not enough air circulating in the area or something. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Pulled into town on a Friday night with no reservation but we were able to get a room at Bella Vista. The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating and the suite was excellent. We had a park view but that's what we get with no reservation. Parking was a little cramped but we managed.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We reserved the presidential lake view room at the Bella Vista and had a great time. We came with one other couple and split the room witch has two bedrooms and a full kitchen and walk out belcony, one queen and one king W/private bath. We brought our boat so we were able to rent a boat slip for $30 and keep the boat right across the street and come and go as we pleased. We didn't have to use the car from the point we put our boat in until we left on Sunday. You can access all the night life from here. Had a great stay!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Lake Geneva
#4 Family Hotel in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bella Vista Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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:
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