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“Not Bad, But Could Use A Little Work” 3 of 5 stars
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Harbor Winds
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   905 South Eighth Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Sheboygan
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not Bad, But Could Use A Little Work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed at Harbor Winds a week ago. Over all, they stay wasn't bad. Our room was clean and the free breakfast bar in the AM was nice - nothing fancy - but nice. The only issue we encountered was a stairwell that smelled like someone had gotten sick there. We didn't see any attempt to clean the carpet. They did put some type of electric odor eliminator there, but it didn't due much. Stanley Steamer probably could have eliminated the problem. This stairwell was also packed with large plastic bags full of laundrey for most of our stay. The staff was nice, but not overly friendly. Easy to walk to stores and restaurants. Great little hot dog stand right across the street.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HWHotel, Manager at Harbor Winds, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. I do apologize in regards to the stairwell issue. I went over the steps taken to correct the issue with my staff and they immediately did what was required to eliminate the smell. We did find the source of the smell and the entire hallway was cleaned. As we are a small hotel we do have to send our laundry out to be cleaned. It is picked up throughout the day and when we are busy it is a continuous process to make sure that the hallway stays clear.
We do appreciate your business and your comments and I assure you that any improvements that we can make to improve the guest experience will always be our first priority.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed there 2 nights, when we got to our room a vacuum was sitting in front of there door, and when we entered you could tell it was not vacuumed. When we looked at the sheets one of the beds had a soiled spot about 6 inches big and wide, so when we talked to housekeeping she told us that it didn't look used so they don't change it. Our ac unit didn't work on a 83 degree day and front desk did nothing! Our door didn't lock so anyone could walk in, they did fix that. Our fridge didn't work and they did nothing. When they cleaned the room they did not change the sheets as they state they change daily! Don't walk around bare foot your feet turn black! The breakfast was great! When checking out I had walked past a room that was being cleaned, and the house keeper was talking on her cellphone on speaker phone swearing up a storm!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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HWHotel, Manager at Harbor Winds, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay. We do listen to our guests and use your comments to improve in all areas of the hotel.
In regards to the room issues I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We did have maintenance come and fix the door issue. They also checked the AC unit and the refrigerator which seemed to be in working order and I believed the issues to be resolved. The housekeeper comments were investigated and I assure you that we do make sure to change the bedding when the guest requests it. There are special cards in each room that are placed on the beds when the guest would like their linens changed and the housekeepers are required to do so.
As I stated in the beginning your comments are important and we do our best to make sure that if your stay is less than exceptional that we immediately address any issues. I do hope that when you return to the area that you will allow us to provide you with the exceptional guest experience that you deserve.
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Northern Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stopped at this quaint hotel without a reservation and were fortunate that there was a cancellation. The clerk was fun and friendly and very accomodating. The room was nice, breakfast was delicious, the location was wonderful. Right on the river with a boardwalk that led to many restaurants very close by. And the rates were Resonable. Sheboygan was a nice experience all around.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HWHotel, Manager at Harbor Winds, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
We were very pleased that we could accomodate you and that your experience was pleasant. We do have a great location and there is so much more to offer you. I hope that the next time you would like to get away that you will choose to return to the area and allow us to accomodate you again.
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Princeton, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had a charter fishing trip booked for the next day. Dumper Dan's recommended this hotel. Stay away from the ice machine, room 203 and any room close. It runs all night and was more than I had patience for. Room was clean and a good value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HWHotel, Manager at Harbor Winds, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your response. We do appreciate hearing from our valued guests. I apologize that your stay was not 100% satisfactory as we do try to make sure that your comfort is our first priority. When you return for your next fishing charter or just for leisure, please make sure to ask for the manager and we will be able to place you in a more suitable location in the hotel. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We had a block of rooms set aside for a family wedding. We arrived, expecting five rooms and only two were being held. It appeared that either the hotel booked 'over' three of us siblings with the same last name, or chose to sell our rooms to a much higher paying group as the Osh Kosh air show was also in town. Our reservation slip at check-in had my wife's name, my brother's address and my sister-in-laws phone number. All other hotel rooms in town were sold out. The front desk worker, who was very apologetic, shared that he only worked a day or two a week and didn't have any knowledge of the reservation issues. Upon checkout, the same front desk worker told us that he spoke with the manager and that she would not make any accommodation to our rate, to compensate for the disastrous outcome. I would try another hotel in the area before coming back to the Harbor Winds.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were very pleased with the hotel. It is an older, smaller hotel but they more than made up for that with their excellent service. The staff was incredibly accommodating. The room was nice and the location was great. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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HWHotel, Manager at Harbor Winds, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
I am thrilled that your stay was so enjoyable. The staff looks forward to hosting you again on your next visit with us. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon.
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Florence, Oregon
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

Clean and comfortable with great location close to restaurants. Very accommodating to special needs. Extra points for double sheeting and fridge.

  • Stayed April 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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HWHotel, Manager at Harbor Winds, responded to this review, May 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your great review. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Additional Information about Harbor Winds

Address: 905 South Eighth Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Sheboygan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Sheboygan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor Winds 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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