Interesting reviews from others... I put in at least eighty nights a year in hotels and have come to learn to place my expectations on location and description. So when I read "historical" it then filters down to location. Halsingland is in a community of 850, and when I see that, I have a pretty good idea what not to expect (Mission Inn - Riverside, CA etc).
Having said that, I think some of the folks concerns about what they saw are true. But it does come back to expectations. The hotel is actually two buildings connected by an addition and was built in 1904 as part of the U.S Army's Fort Seward. The restaurant, bar and lobby were was the Captain's dining building, while the rooms are part of what was a boarding house during the Fort's tenure.
So the plugs are sparse given the age of the building, but they all work. The bath sink is small and it is a challenge to put anything more than a toothbrush/paste and a brush on it. And there is no elevator just stairs (but then the building are two and three story). Great views, very clean rooms, definitely ample parking, and there is a need for some restoration (I think one of the reviewers posted a photo of the scaffolding on the roof as they continue with the restoration) All true!
So having those "expectations" (thanks to the other reviewers for their help!) we booked rooms for ten clients and myself and everyone, with the oldest being 87. They all had a great time and enjoyed their stay, but I told them what to expect...
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