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“I give it a 6”
Review of Will O' the Wisp

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Will O' the Wisp
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Oakland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I give it a 6”
Reviewed October 22, 2006

My husband and I just got back from staying at this hotel. We stayed in one of the loft rooms and it was decent, but when we got to our room, we noticed just tons of ladybugs, dead and alive, all over the room by the windows and doors, inside and out on the balcony . Alot of them! I went to the front desk because the phone to the front desk didn't work properly. I told the lady at the front desk about it and she talked to the head of housekeeping. They said they could put us in another room but we would have the same problem. (Apparently it was ladybug season?) I said that was fine (we were only in town 2 nights) but could someone please come and sweep up all the dead ones, it was disgusting to look at. Someone had to have noticed it when they 'cleaned' the room. You could not have missed them. They said they would send someone up, never did. We spent the first hour or two killing the crawling and flying ones. Even the next day when they came in to clean up, the bugs remained. I saw the sweeper in the hallway, took it to my room and cleaned some of them up the best I could. I can see this (maybe) slipping their minds the first day, but not when you go into the room the next day, see this disgusting mess and just totally ignore it. However, the view was just gorgeous, if you looked through and past the bugs.

  • Liked — The view, location.
  • Disliked — The staff completely ignoring a simple request. Clean up the ladybugs inside and out.
  • Tips/Secrets — None
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
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2 Thank pghbinnie
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Reviewed June 1, 2006

The Will O' The Wisp is a lake front condominium that is available for personal use. The Will O' the Wisp has everything from a standard hotel room to a 3 bedroom/3 bath apartment. The room was someone's lake home, so each one is different. However, the indoor pool and two level hot tub were AWESOME as was the beach on the lake, the free docks, and the fishing was to die for. We ate at the Four Season's Restaurant on site for their PASTA NIGHT, which was cheap and very good (11.95). The front staff were very helpful, but weren't the most knowledgeable staff in regards to the computer system. The Will has several different security features, including cameras and multiple locked doors. As long as you don't lose your key, you will enjoy this feature. The property also has a fitness center, racquetball court, and 7 floors. Additionally, the property has 15 or so boat slips on the dock, as well as a swimming dock for swimmers in the lake.

THe Will also has business rates for business travelers, and has on/off peak rates as well.

We "Will" stay again at the Will O' The Wisp again on our next trip to McHenry/Oakland/Deep Creek Lake

9 Thank rmarrs
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Property: Will O' the Wisp
Address: 20160 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-7133
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Location: United States > Maryland > Garrett County > Oakland
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Will O' The Wisp is the premier condominium resort at Deep Creek Lake. The private pool. sandy beach, and enjoyable onsite dining will make you want to take a second vacation! ... more   less 
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