First I want to say, Dan (owner) went above & beyond to make our stay in Alma memorable. We had planned to stay at another B&B in in town when the home proved to be less than what the web site (or reviews) stated (I'm being nice here). Earlier that day, while checking out the town, I wandered into the Fire & Ice (Ice Cream / Coffee shop). I had seen the web site and wanted to see the garden behind the building. The owner, Dan, was very friendly and encouraged me to check out the garden and answered my questions about the town. It was his friendliness and genuine warmth that led me back to the ice cream shop when our original plans failed. As my husband was looking at the map, to see how fast he could get us out of town, Dan was salvaging our trip and showing me the Hotel di Ville and the beautiful Swan Suite. It was amazing. The suite has old world elegance and charm with all the today's comforts. Its just beautiful and very comfortable! Another cool part about this Inn is that the train track runs right behind the building. We really loved being that close to the train and the river. The only thing that could be better is if there was a porch on the back of the building so we could sit out there (perhaps, with a glass of wine) and watch the train. The train noises were charming and something we really enjoyed. I did make that suggestion to Dan, so perhaps we will see that on our next visit :) . And if you do come to town; grab a few beers and dinner at the Double Barrel Bar across the street. Very nice place; great food and friendly people. Needless to say; our stay in Alma started out rough but ended up very enjoyable and I can say we will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel de Ville is located right in the town of Alma Wisconsin which is listed on the National Historical Register. The suites and rooms are appointed in period antiques with a french accent. They are the finest in this part of the State. Our guests love our French formal and Italianate gardens as much as they love our pillow top queen or king mattresses. All Suites have air conditioning which is not the norm in Alma. The stunning Empire Room restaurant is on site and is a destination in itself. Hotel guests are always first in line for reservations. You can enjoy a beer or cocktail on our patio. We look forward to meeting you! ... more less