Arrived at the Appleton Airport 1015 pm and called for the hotel's airport shuttle. I carefully researched Appleton hotels and chose this one based on their website's claim of shuttle service (with no posted time exclusions). Guess what? when I called, I was told that there was no service available at that time, so we ended up taking a cab. the woman was apologetic and explained that the driver left for the evening and she was alone. However, the next morning, I was reimbursed for the cab ride.. It appears as though that there is a procedure in place for this as it must happen frequently. If you arriving late, be forewarned.
The hotel itself is nice and appears to be recently refurbished. The smell of new carpet was evident in the hallway. Bed was extremely comfy and all temp controls functioned well. One annoying quirk was that there was only one nightstand/lamp for the king-size bed. Usually, this a two person bed, so lack of second nightstand a real curiosity. The room was equipped with a nice LG flatty with HD channels. Upscale bath soaps/products provided in the bathroom. The shower was nice and featured a copious-flow showerhead.
Breakfast was a notch above the usual continental fare. Five different coffee types available, including a delicious Kona. All breakfast staff were friendly.
Checkouts was easy and the woman had no issues in refunding the previous night's cab fare. We took the shuttle back to the airport..one of the breakfast helpers doubled as that morning's driver.
Yes. I would stay again. I would also consider any of the the other hotels in the close-cluster of Appleton places to stay--many of which we could see from our room window.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GrandStay Hotel is a premier Hotel located in Appleton, Wisconsin next to the Fox River mall and surrounded my award winning restaurants and world class shopping. The GrandStay offers elegant and luxurious accommodations for comfort and convenience at affordable rates. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for 2011, 2012 and 2013 the GrandStay Hotel & Suites is the place to stay for unparalleled customer service and a convenient location Located only 2 miles from the Appleton Airport (ATW) and next to HWY 41 and College Ave Exit. GrandStay Hotel welcomes family and leisure travelers as well as the Business Guest who find our business amenities and services especially accommodating. We have all your needs with our Wellness Pool/Whirlpool, Fitness Room, Business Center, Meeting Rooms and not to forget our quaint and cozy cocktail lounge to relax with your favorite drink while socializing or watching sports on one of the many flat screens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grandstay Hotel Appleton
- Grandstay Hotel And Suites
- Wingate Hotel Appleton