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“Charm, welcome, a great night's sleep” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon

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BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ashland
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139 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Charm, welcome, a great night's sleep”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Passed by here for a night in May and stayed on the recommendation of a friend.

The property:
A charismatic late 19th century wooden style repro building, replacing the original which burned down. 65 bedrooms, half facing the sea (the marina, in reality) and half inland. The hotel is not grand, but feels unusually "homey" as soon as you walk in. The welcome here, while not effusive, was not synthetic either.

The room:
Large, 300 feet plus. Mine had two queen beds, a good desk, and was light and airy. The windows open. Free wireless internet.

The bed:
Very comfy, not too soft but still welcoming. Sheets let it down - poly cotton - but at $100 a night I guess that's to be expected. They werent bad, just not prime.

The bathroom:
Pretty standard. Overbath shower, good lighting, clean.

Ambient noise:
None (on the sea side of the hotel. You might get a bit of traffic on the land side). A very good night's sleep. The sea side of the hotel has a set of wooden decks going down to the marina, and in holiday season you might get a lot of late night revellers chatting loudly out here. I had some, but they stopped reasonably early.

Overall:
The combination of atmosphere, space, peace and niceness made this an unusually happy find for me.. A strong recommend. And at $100 a night, good value too.

Room Tip: Sea side rooms peaceful apart from the late night party folk on the verandahs. Land side rooms migh...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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HotelChequamegonGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thank you for your review. What a wonderful summary of your stay! I'm glad your friend recommended us to you and that we didn't disappoint. We hope to see you the next time you are in our neck of the woods...
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Been to Ashland 5 times in last 1-1/2 years. Second time here. This is my favorite place to stay followed by Inn & Bait Shop. Clean, elegant appearance, rooms very comfortable. Views spectacular. Location can't be beat. Right on Lakeshore walking path. Centrally located for easy walk to great restaurants. Very close to Northland College. Staff is very friendly & helpful. Good restaurant & bar on site overlooking lake with indoor & outdoor seating. Nice indoor pool. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HotelChequamegonGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, responded to this review, May 17, 2012
Thank you for your review. We couldn't be happier that you have not only stayed with us many times, but that you have had the chance to enjoy our numerous amenities. We love being right in the center of downtown Ashland, almost as much as being steps away from Lake Superior. The waterfront trail, easily accessed off our back deck, is great for walking, running, rollerblading, and biking! Thanks, again, for your review. We appreciate feedback and continue to use it to make us a better place to stay. We hope to see you again this summer!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

After a day of cross-country skiing we checked into the Chequamegon. When we drove up it looked like something in a snow globe for it had been snowing all day! The lobby is beautifully decorated like an old victorian hotel. Our room was totally updated but had a vintage look to it. It was clean and felt new.

We decided to relax our muscles in the pool and whirlpool. It was very clean and quite pleasant watching the snow fall from the whirlpool. The bartender from the adjacent restaurant made us GREAT
Bloody Mary's in a plastic cup somwe could sip them in the pool area. loved that! We returned later that evening for a hot chocolate in the restaurant. It is such a nice restaurant...great deck area with lake views.

The breakfast was average but we ate in a lovely dining area off the lobby.

I look forward to going back during the summer or fall.


  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hudsonbucky
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HotelChequamegonGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, responded to this review, March 8, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you had such a pleasant experience! We strive to ensure every guest is enjoying all aspects of their experience from their sleeping room, to the pool, to the restaurant & bar, etc... (You also got the added bonus of our biggest snow storm of the year!) We would love to see you in the summer or fall so you can see all the positive changes we are making to our breakfast and other public areas. You would also get to spend some time on our expansive decks overlooking Lake Superior! Thanks, again, for your review. We take feedback seriously and use it to make us even better.
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Dallas, Texas
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39 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

There are better options there. The pillows are like towels, the rooms need to be cleaned professionally, elevators are the slowest in the northern hemisphere.

The good, lots of tv channels. Rooms have great views of the lake. Rooms have a microfridge.

The breakfast is a joke, but the onsite restaurant is very good (one of the few places to eat). So, some good, some bad. Price is good.

Indoor pool was closed.

Room Tip: Bring your own pillow and be on the first floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TxRanger9
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HotelChequamegonGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't terrific. Our goal is to exceed every guest's expectations, and it seems we fell a bit short with yours. We will use your comments to improve, and I sincerely hope you give us another chance when you are back in the Ashland area. We are currently renovating and remodeling the property. Our fitness room, business center, and breakfast are being overhauled and will soon be the best in town! Again, thank you for staying with us and for giving us feedback that will help us improve.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

Was here for 2 nights over Thanksgiving. Had stayed at 3 other places in Ashland. This was first time here. Main areas are very nice. Room was spacious, clean, beautiful view. Restaurant/bar on lower level was good. Only disappointment was that it wasn't open at all on Thanksgiving day as it would have been nice place to watch Packer game. Location is very good, walking distance to most everything. Pool area is very nice. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Lake view is $ 10 more, but I think worth it, it is such a beautiful location.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

This hotel is pretty nice,good location,free breakfast,good rooms, n the style inside is kinda antique, I like it... We'll be back next year...!!!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hurley, Wisconsin
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388 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a romantic weekend and we loved the place. It is very close to Lake Superior, has a bar/grill over looking the water and marina, has old world charm and is very welcoming to guests. We would certainly stay there again. It is a bit pricy but it is worth the extra money

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DonandLisaFromUSA
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Property: BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon
Address: 101 Lake Shore Drive West, Ashland, WI 54806
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Ashland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ashland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN The Hotel Chequamegon 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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