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“Location, Location, Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Port Washington
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 East Grand Ave, Port Washington, WI 53074   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port Washington
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

This hotel is idealy located right on Lake Michigan. LOVED IT!!!!!
We got there checked in and took a walk around the lake. This city has a lot of character. We asked for a roll away cot, we got it about 2 hours later. The hotel has a swimming pool, jacuzi, and a sauna. All of these are quite small, but great to relax a little. They also have a small fitness room with a tread mill and bike.
The room was very clean, although it was a little tight, it had a fantastic view of the lake. It was great for our one night stay!
They've got a small bar that has a brakfast buffett.
THE ONE THING YOU MUST DO IF YOU ARE IN PORT WASHINGTON IS GO TO THE CHOCOLATE CHISEL. It has great tasting chocolate and it looks like art! GO TO IT!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SandLHospitality, Manager at Holiday Inn Port Washington, responded to this review, October 21, 2010
Secret_Traveler101,
Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to share your positive experience at Holiday Inn - Port Washington, WI . We listen to and value our guests' feedback, and we appreciate that you have shared your positive experience and high ratings of our hotel with others. We take great pride in our location along the marina and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the view and the close proximity to the Lake. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again at Holiday Inn Port Washington!
Sincerely, Erin Ruppenthal, S&L Hospitality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

Stayed 6 nights @ Port Washington Harbourview Hotel and was pleasantly pleased with all accomodations and peace and serenity of the entire area. Staff was very cordial and accomodating and Restaurant served excellent meals with great prices. Very satisfied customers and we are looking forward to returning next year and will make our reservations quickly since they will book 50 weeks out. Great area within walking distance of many great attractions and the history of the town is worth hearing.

My husband and I would both recommend this hotel and the entire area to anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and to those that love the water, fishing, lighthouses and general relaxing.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

The location is why we chose to stay at this hotel. It is located right next to the marina and Rotary Park, with a lovely view of the lake. The hotel itself is a bit dated in decor, but we didn't spend a ton of time in our room so it did not bother us. The beds were comfy, if a bit soft for my tastes. The place was clean and the staff friendly. Our shower had great water pressure, and the tub was large and deep. The lighting in our bathroom was abysmal, however. For a woman applying makeup, it was not adequate. The room (2 queen) was outfitted with a refrigerator and microwave, 2 beds, desk, and wet bar area. The TV was older, but again, it didn't matter to us.

Do yourself a favor, however, and do NOT eat breakfast at the Rusty Anchor (restaurant/bar in the hotel). I ordered an omelette which was served with a nice big hair in it. Yuck. At least they took it off my bill.

Overall, a good place to stay especially if you don't plan to be in your room all day. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Titusville, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

We found the Holiday Inn Harborview at Port Washington a nice surprise. The view was lovely and the hotel is situated next to a park and marina in a charming downtown area. Several restaurants are within easy walking distance. The room was very well appointed with several comfortable chairs, refrigerator and microwave.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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SandLHospitality, Manager at Holiday Inn Port Washington, responded to this review, August 10, 2010
Dear CarolSue14,

Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to share your positive experience at Holiday Inn Harborview in Port Washington. We value our guests' feedback, and we appreciate that you have shared your positive experience and high ratings of our hotel with others. We hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely, Erin Ruppenthal, S&L Hospitality
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Pecatonica, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

This was our second visit to this unique property for a short vacation. We liked the ambience so much when we visited last year that we boomeranged back. We like the fact that its directly adjacent to Rotary Park and the marina. There is simply so much stuff to do within walking distance that we never had to fire up the car and drive anywhere. Our suite faced the lake and provided beautiful, serene views. Our room had a microwave, fridge, two queen beds and one pullout. The television was an old school tube-type, but there was HBO. Our kids said the WiFi worked good for their iTouch gizmos. Looking forward to our third visit.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Whitesville, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

Nothing real special about the hotel. Great town though. The hotel is dated, drains in tub not very good, water was standing pretty deep after a shower. My room did however have a nice veiw. Somewhat overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SandLHospitality, Manager at Holiday Inn Port Washington, responded to this review, July 9, 2010
Mr. R.Bell,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry for any inconvenience you experienced while staying with us, particularly with the slow drainage in your shower. We have discussed this issue with our maintenance team and it is being addressed. I'm glad you enjoyed the view from your room. We take great pride in our location right along Lake Michigan. We value your business, and hope you stay with us during your next trip to Port Washington.
Sincerely, Erin Ruppenthal, S&L Hospitality
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Pecatonica, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

This place is very cool. Situated right near the water, our suite had killer views. Most everything we needed during our stay was within walking or biking distance, so we never had to use our car. We stayed for four days and began our mornings by sauntering out to the park (directly adjacent to the hotel) where we just hung out and got caffeined-up while we soaked up the ambience of the lake, marina, and the goings-on. There's a walking/biking path, a smoked fish shop, beach, lighthouse, and much more, very close to the hotel. We all enjoyed the indoor pool and spa at the end of the day, too.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 135 East Grand Ave, Port Washington, WI 53074
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Port Washington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port Washington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Port Washington 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Harborview Port Washington Hotel,, located just 20 miles North of downtown Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are no other Wisconsin destinations that can offer the same sort of East-coast, New England-like charm. The Holiday Inn Harborview is one of the few Lake Michigan harbortown hotels in Wisconsin, offering a unique & charming boutique hotel experience. All guests are sure to appreciate the convenience of being adjacent to the Port Washington Marina, downtown shops & boutiques and some of the finest restaurants in the Milwaukee area including our very own Rusty Anchor Saloon & Eatery! For nearby recreation we are one of the only Port Washington, Milwaukee, Cedarburg, Mequon and Grafton area hotels near: charter fishing on Lake Michigan (3 boats on property), Interurban Bike Trail (starts on property), Elkhart Lake Road America and Kohler Wisconsin. In addition, being one of the few Cedarburg area hotels, many guests will take the short 8-mile trip to experience the Cedar Creek Winery & antique shops in historic downtown Cedarburg. For corporate travelers, the hotel is conveniently located near WE Energies Port Washington Power Plant, Concordia University, Charter Steel, SKF, Simplicity, Allen Edmonds, Tecumseh, Leggett & Platt, Columbia St. Mary s and Kleen Test Products. ... more   less 
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