We stayed at The Chateau on 10/20/2012 to attended a wedding that was being held there.
Though the architecture is very unique and appealing, the hotel is showing signs of needing repair and a considerable amount of maintenance. Varnished exterior door were weathered to bare wood almost entirely. The paint on exterior stucco was chipping in a number of places on the back and sides (not the front) of the building.
Our room was a a king bed room on the 1st floor, which is actually a floor below the main entrance level. It was one of the smallest rooms that we have stayed in a long time. We were told by some other people that the rooms with 2 queen beds were larger but I cannot confirm that statement.
Cleanliness was poor. Common hallways and areas away from the main lobby looked like they had not been vacuumed in a number of days due to the fact that there were a lot leaves and other debris tracked in from the outside.
In our room there were dead buds on the top of the heating & A/C unit plus I killed two "box elder" bugs that were crawling on the curtains. Cobwebs were very noticable where the walls met the ceiling. There was a burned out light bulb in the bathroom and also in the entry hall. Had to phone the desk for coffee packets because there were none in the room. When a girl brought us the coffee pakets I told her about the burned out light bulbs. The bulbs were replaced at some point within the next couple of hours while we were out of the room.
The French provencial nightstands on each side of the bed were both badly chipped and showing their age. The matching desk in the room was actually falling apart, with wood joints that had separated as much as 1/4".
I cannot comment about the food served in the restaurant however, the food served at the wedding reception was not the greatest. Though the food (buffet) looked very appealing the beef and roast pork was VERY tough. Never in my life have I had roast pork that was tough. Roast pork is always tender, but it wasn't at The Chateau. Appetizers and Hor'Dovers were very good as were the garlic mashed potatoes and other vegtable items.
Would I stay at The Chateau again? Definitly not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, provides guest with a unique hotel experience, combining Old World elegance with modern standards of service and hospitality. At The Chateau, you can enjoy our full size swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna or game room. You can also take advantage of our fitness center, business center, free wi-fi and guest laundry. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in our newly opened Tony Roma's restaurant and Lounge. Our hotel is adjacent to Bloomington's Constitution Trail, ideal for running or biking. There are numerous restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel. All parking is complimentary, and the parking lot can accommodate large vehicles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chateau Hotel Bloomington
- Jumers Chateau Bloomington
- Jumers Chateau Hotel Bloomington