My family has typically spent Christmas Eve at Americinn Lodge in Oshkosh after spending time with family. The grand kids love the fact that they have a pool allowing them to have some swimming fun even though it is cold outside. We have done this for years and it has become a family tradition rather than making the long drive home after our complete family Christmas Eve festivities. I have consistently found the staff and facilities to be very pleasant. Breakfast in the morning is pretty basic, but it beats dishing out another $8 to $10 per person in a restruaunt, assuming that you could find one open. They were in the midst of a major refurbishing project this year, and it was obvious upon arrival. However, I for one am pleased that they are updating and I am willing to overlook the fact that the motel was somewhat less than perfect in appearance. The rooms were clean, the grandkids were happy, the employees were pleasant, and the price was right. The desk clerk on the Christmas Day shift was extremely pleasant and we recognized her from previous stays during the holidays. It is nice to recognize a friendly face when you are a long ways from home. Thank you Americinn for remodeling and I applaud you for providing us a pleasant experience in the midst of the remodeling.