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“Great view in a dated hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

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Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2049   |  
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Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
Chicago, Illinois
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“Great view in a dated hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We bought a three day stay on living social deal. It was a great bargain and this trip was well worth the money spent. The deal was for a park (short for parking lot) view room, but after inspection I gladly paid the $20 per night to upgrade to the lake view which has a balcony and a great view of the lake. Regardless of the deal I would have checked out before staying on the park side as it seemed dark, dank and prison like. Even though it was January and the balcony was not utilized it was well worth the extra money for the view and the openess it gave the room. We enjoyed watching the ice fishermen venture out on to the ice as well as others, like us, test out the ice with everything from atv, snow mobiles to cars. Quite the show.

Room and property was clean and I am sure the housekeepers were tested with all the snow and salt being brought in. Housekeepers did great cleaning our room during our stay which isn't easy with two adults and a four year old. Only cleanliness issue was a mold ring around the hot tub(think salt on a margarita glass) which was enough to turn the bubbles on the side of the tub an unpleasant shade of green. The next day it was better, but I think just because it was used more.

Hotel location is great with many restaurants in easy walking distance with our favorite being the baker house next door.

In short it is a dated 2 star hotel in a great 4 star location that is doing pretty good with what it has to work with. If you go do what you can to stay on the lake side otherwise it will probably disappoint.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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harborshoreslg, Front Office Manager at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Jeff111808,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva. We are happy to hear you took advantage of the great deal. Although our Parkview rooms do not have a balcony, we try to maintain the historical architecture of the building. We want to keep the original décor and atmosphere without losing the modern amenities guests are accustomed to. Again, we thank you for your time and we hope to have you stay with us again soon!
Sincerely,
Harbor Shores Management Staff
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I spent a night at this hotel for a great getaway and were more than pleased! The check-in staff greeted us immediately and were very friendly. Our room was very clean and quiet. They have a restaurant that is right on the property that we ate at and the staff was very friendly again. It's in a great location right in the heart of Lake Geneva with views of the lake. We will return!

  • Stayed January 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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harborshoreslg, Front Office Manager at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear rdertz,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! It was our pleasure having you as an extended stay guest! We will miss having you here and hope you visit again soon and share with us the stories of your next adventure!

Sincerely,
Teena S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have been coming to Lake Geneva for several years. Usually we stay in town but not on the lake itself. We decided to try the Harbor Shores. It was a very pleasant surprise. Well maintained, clean rooms, basically a studio apartment, microwave, fridge, kitchen sink, cabinets, silverware and dishes were provided. The lake side rooms have an incredible view of the lake, right across the street from the hotel. It is within easy walking distance of all the downtown shops and restaurants.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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harborshoreslg, Front Office Manager at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva! We are happy to hear that you had a great time with us and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon!

Sincerely,
Teena S.
Front Office Manager
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York, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our two month stay in Lake Geneva thanks to Harbor Shores. Not only was the location perfect with beautiful sunsets overlooking the lake and being right in downtown Lake Geneva next to restaurants, shops and the library, but the staff was exceptional. Tammy the manager, maintenence men, housekeepers and desk staff were all friendly, efficient and helpful and responded immediately to any of our needs. We love Harbor Shores and can't wait to return.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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harborshoreslg, Sales Associate at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Caroljean2,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! It was our pleasure having you as an extended stay guest! We will miss having you here and hope you visit again soon and share with us the stories of your next adventure!

Sincerely,

Laura
Sales Associate
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Upper-floor lake-side rooms are attractively furnished and offer a marvelous panoramic view of Lake Geneva. Rates are reasonable and include a continental breakfast. Downtown Geneva is within easy walking distance. There is a restaurant in the hotel, another around the corner and more only blocks away, of which our favorite is Scuttlebutt's.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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harborshoreslg, Sales Associate at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Eric L,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of our spectacular lake views! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Laura
Sales Associate
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Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Been coming up here for years,tried all of the hotels and Harbor Shores is my hands down favorite. Beautiful Lake views ,nice continental breakfast and a great restaurant ( Gino's ) is all part of this wonderful experience. The staff here is top notch and will help with all of your needs. Recently remodeled the rooms and they all have Flat Screen TV's.... Check around and you will not find a better value in Lake Geneva....This location is walking distance to everything !

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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harborshoreslg, Sales Associate at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear tominyous,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva! We are happy to hear that you had a great time with us and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon!

Sincerely,

Laura
Sales Associate
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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stayed there on Oct 10 2012. great view of the lake. The front desk was real helpful. The room was nice and clean, the bed was perfect. The price wasn't bad. The pool area needs a good cleaning. Some of the doorways have mold growing. It would be nice that if you stayed here you would get a little price break from Gino's.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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harborshoreslg, Sales Associate at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Weak10,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your feedback and will address the areas of concern immediatly! Thank you again for choosing Harbor Shores and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you again soon!

Sincerely,

Laura Zientek
Sales Associate
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Address: 300 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2049
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva 2.5*
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