Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

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#1 of 15 hotels in Lake Geneva
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Memories are made in Lake Geneva... Start yours with Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva! Located in the heart of downtown, Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva Hotel in Wisconsin is just steps away from the beautiful Geneva Lake and key area attractions. Activities for all seasons are available at your fingertips. Crisp fall leaves, snow skiing images, spring vacation snap shots or summer sunset cruises with your loved ones are all perfect moments to capture for your life’s scrapbook of memories. This 5-story lakefront hotel features well-appointed rooms, many with a panoramic view of the lake and a private balcony. All guest rooms are equipped with free high-speed wireless Internet access, flat screen TV, DVD player, fireplace, wet bar, keurig coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. With handicap access and on-site restaurant, this centrally located lakefront property will meet all of your business, meeting, event and leisure needs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Street parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Children's playground
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Special Offer:Stay & Play Package

Location

300 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2049
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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General Mitchell Airport
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Greater Rockford Airport
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,455 reviews
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Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva offers guests scenic views and cozy rooms equipped with fireplaces and mini kitchens, which some guests feel could use an update. While the amenities such as the warm pool and proximity to local attractions are popular, opinions on the rooms' value and modernity are mixed, with some reviewers mentioning that the pricing is steep for the dated and sometimes less-than-pristine accommodations. However, staff members earn high praise for their friendly and helpful service, and the hotel's location is frequently noted for its convenience.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Helpful
Amenities
Satisfactory

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ReunionMilwaukee wrote a review Dec 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our Harbor Shores room was a comfortable spot after a chilly day of walking downtown Christmas shopping. Electric “fireplace” heater was a nice touch. The kitchenette is convenient (no dishes due to pandemic, so bring your own paper goods). We found the desk staff helpful and friendly. The balcony was a nice place for a quickly step outside on day two when the sun came out, offering a great view of the lake.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Dec 15, 2020
ReunionMilwaukee ~ Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is correct that we removed all the dishes and silverware in the guest rooms during the pandemic, however, we do have paper plates, napkins and plasticware at the Front Desk for our guests if needed. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you taking the time to share about your experience. Please keep us in mind next time you plan to come back to the Lake Geneva area.
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FamilyTraveler1969 wrote a review May 2021
Indiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Harbor Shores is often booked up in the summer, but this was May so we had a lake view balcony room that was spacious, clean and well-equipped (sofa, kitchenette and big closet area and a large new walk-in shower). The view of Lake Geneva is unobstructed and the location is walking distance from all of the downtown restaurants, shops and marinas. Some of the decor is from the 70s, but it's all well-maintained.
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Date of stay: May 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Lake view side is a must (the other choice is a parking lot!). High floor.
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded May 19, 2021
FamilyTraveler1969 ~ Thank you so much for the review and rating. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and it means a lot that you took the time to share. We look forward to possibly seeing you again soon!
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Vacationgirl527 wrote a review Sep 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there for four days. Hotel was clean and observed Covid requirements. Staff was friendly. Upgraded to lake view. Free parking. Best location for any hotel in lake Geneva. Frig microwave in room. No dishes. Room safe, iron and unscented soap would be helpful additions to the room which it didn’t have. Try to get a room on 5th floor.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Vacationgirl527 ~ Thank you for sharing about your recent experience. We did remove the dishes in the rooms temporarily due to COVID and will return them once things get better. We do have safes behind the front desk for anyone that would like to lock something up and we did have irons and ironing boards in the rooms at one time but so many got damaged that we decided to pull them and keep them in our housekeeping department so we can make sure that our guests get the items in good condition. We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate the feedback and rating. Please keep us in mind when planning your next visit to the area.
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Chris H wrote a review Aug 2020
Naperville, Illinois
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an older hotel that reminded me of a college dorm, however, the view of the lake and the helpful staff made our visit very enjoyable. Our room was fine and well equipped with a small refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, etc. The views from the rooms that face the lake are spectacular. It is a perfect spot to watch a sunset. The pool is a bit lacking, but would be fine to take small children to because it is shallow and clean. We selected this hotel primarily because it is close to the restaurants, shopping and activities and it met our needs.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Aug 21, 2020
687ChrisH687 ~ Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you had a pleasant visit and were able to take advantage of our location to the lake and downtown area. The sunsets that can be viewed from the balcony on our lakeview rooms are pretty amazing. We appreciate the feedback and hope you consider staying with us again when planning another Lake Geneva trip.
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125tonto wrote a review Jun 2021
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Most everything was average for us but no major complaints. Nice view and enjoyed walking near the hotel along the lake path and the beautiful homes. Peaceful except for looking down and hearing on roof fans from our balcony. King room was a bit larger than normal and I always appreciate a kitchen and especially a sink.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Jun 16, 2021
125tonto ~ Thank you for you the review on your recent experience with us. We are sorry that you did not see more value in our property but we are glad to hear that you made the most of your time with us and took advantage of our downtown location. We hope you consider staying with us again when planning a future visit to the area. Sincerely, Shelley S. - Hotel Management
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jody t wrote a review Jun 2021
East Dubuque, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Harbor Shores is walking distance to downtown and the views of Lake Geneva are simply unbeatable. We found that the staff here are always kind and helpful and take pride in making sure every guest feels welcomed and appreciated. It is also refreshing to have full service housekeeping in this time of limited (covid)services at most hotels. I recommend Harbor Shores to all my friends and they are always happy with there stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Jun 29, 2021
Jody T ~ Thank you so much for the review, rating and recommendation! We are ecstatic to hear that your expectations were met and that you felt so welcome during your time with us. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Joyce wrote a review May 2022
Dousman, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 11th Memorial Day weekend stay. We love Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva! Manager Tammie is Super as well as all staff as always.
New parking security Ray is very friendly and does a great job eliminating parking issues. Front desk staff is very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Housekeeping staff
always says hi and take care of your needs.
Our room is always clean and comfortable.
We stay in a lakeview room every year and love being on the balcony over looking the Lake and people watching. Boat rental and boat launch right across road. Gino's East on property has great food. Park your car and save the hassle of driving and parking downtown. Short walk to Marina, shops and restaurants. Couldn't ask for a better location.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded May 31, 2022
mrsj58 - Thank you for sharing about your recent experience and for your patronage! We are so happy to hear that time and time again, we have met your expectations and that you feel so welcome! We look forward to seeing you again next time!
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23bhli9wvi wrote a review May 2021
Moline, Illinois
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from our first visit to Lake Geneva and enjoyed our stay at the Harbor Shores. The hotel location is perfect for walking around town and on the lakefront path, and the views of the lake are terrific from your balcony rooms facing the lake. The pizza restaurant on site is quite good, also. This was a good value for the money.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded May 6, 2021
23bhli9wvi ~ Thank you so much for the review based on your recent experience. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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m75wicker wrote a review Jun 2022
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Came in for a Friday night with our kids and did have a nice time here. Great location, nice pool, we had an enjoyable time in overall. They did provide a small gift of candy for my wife's birthday when we got to our room which was a very nice gesture. A few general comments from my review place with hotel: felt like the front desk could have been a little more proactive on the tv selection. they basically had the guide (channel showing what shows are on) for the entire day. maybe it's just the generation, but someone should have made a decision to put something on, whether golf, a baseball game, a movie, etc... beds were loud, pretty uncomfortable, TV old, and just generally had a dated feel to it. For $428 a night i haven't stayed is a room of this level before. Regarding our pool experience, we had a great time, but feedback on pool ties into the restaurant. A few dads were up ordering beverages to take down to the pool and all were commenting how great it would be to have someone down taking food/drink orders at the pool. I mentioned to bartender and she said it was due to staffing issues. All of the dads looked at each other, and commented about the 5-7 staff just sitting around working on their cellphones. It might be a staffing issue, but it's not for lack of people, it's a lack of initiative. Someone would have made a killing if they only took the initiative, and the restaurant would have been serving tons more food during the afternoon when the restaurant was a little slow. If i was the GM of Gino's I'd be super mad at the lack of initiative. Again, maybe it's the generation.
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Date of stay: June 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Jun 28, 2022
m75wicker - Our front desk team would have been happy to turn something on for you in the lobby if you had a suggestion/interest in watching something. Chances are, while they were looking for something to flip to, they got busy and distracted from doing so, but we will bring that up at our upcoming Front Desk meeting. We also will be replacing all guest room TVs with a 50" Smart TV in the near future. We will have our maintenance team take a look at the bed frame and mattress from the room you stayed in to see if there needs to be some tightening and/or mattress replacement. Thank you for bringing that to our attention! Although our mattresses are pillowtop, which some guests simply prefer a firmer option. Gino's is independently owned and operated. They have done beverage service to our outdoor pool guests in the past, if they had the staff to do so. While I cannot speak on their behalf, we too are having staffing shortages, but we will be sure to forward your comments to the restaurant GM. Thank you for choosing Harbor Shores to join in the celebration of your wife's birthday, and we hope you enjoyed our downtown location during your time with us. We also appreciate the feedback.
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rmarie271 wrote a review Jun 2021
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms were so basic and felt and looked old and just like they needed a deep clean. Hotel staff was great but rooms need some help if they charge $250 a night. Yes was holiday weekend but that’s still high for what we got.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shelley Strohm, Marketing at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Responded Jun 2, 2021
rmarie271 ~ Thank you for sharing about your recent experience. We are sorry you did not see more value in your stay with us. The cost does reflect the time of year and we also do not require a 2 night minimum like most properties in the area. We are also constantly making updates to better our property, but our owners have requested to do spread the projects out over time so that we can stay fully operational, especially as we head into our busy season. We take pride in our customer service and are so happy to hear that reflected during your visit and we hope that while we did not meet your expectations, that you did enjoy our location.
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Answer from Shelley S
67 contributions
No, I'm sorry we do not allow pets.
maggiedog215 asked a question Sep 2016
Cuba City, Wisconsin
do u allow small dogs
Answer from croweli
Wilmette, Illinois109 contributions19 helpful votes
Hi. They only allow service pets. This is directly from their web site: "If we have a guest that needs the assistance from a service dog that is welcomed, however, other than that unfortunately we do not allow pets. If are traveling with your furry friend while you stay with us, Lolli Pups Pet Resort is fun, friendly and the perfect place for them to be taken care of during your visit to Lake Geneva!"
Jeremy R asked a question Apr 2015
Chicago, Illinois
What is the policy for pets? specifically small dogs?
Answer from Shelley S
67 contributions
Unfortunately we are not a pet friendly hotel. I could suggest a nearby doggie daycare which is wonderful. Lolli pups pet resort at 262-728-9200.
Jenny097 wrote a tip Jun 9
Cedarburg, Wisconsin101 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"go mid week"
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Cheryl B wrote a tip Feb 2024
S. Elgin, Il5 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms can be pricey during season, but off season there are some good deals. "
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Cindy R wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay on a weeknight if u can. Pricey on the weekends!"
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eddy 0 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Lindenhurst, Illinois6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be mindful of parking, downtown fills fast but your within walking distance of almost everything from this hotel."
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Bergbahnn wrote a tip Jan 2023
Beavercreek, Ohio350 contributions138 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Compare the prices and you will recognize the value!"
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PRICE RANGE
$193 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Which popular attractions are close to Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Nearby attractions include Geneva Lake Museum of History (0.2 miles), Lake Geneva Clue Room--Escape Room (0.2 miles), and Riviera Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Conveniently located restaurants include Egg Harbor Cafe, Joni's Diner, and Kilwins Lake Geneva.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Lake Geneva.
Does Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Steppingstone (0.4 miles).
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