My wife and I went to Paradise Stream just to get away, not to celebrate anything other than spending time together. I am very busy at work so we don't get away on vacation much, that said I travel a lot for work and have spent far to many days and nights in all kinds of hotels around the country, from low end to very, very high end. So I will start with the room, more like an apartment than a room. If it had a kitchen it would have been bigger than most of the apartments my company has put me up in while travelling for business. Some complain that it is a little outdated, not sure why. Our room/apartment had a built in pool, sauna, steam room/shower large enough for two, double sink in the bathroom and a Champagne Glass shaped Jacuzzi. It had a living room with a fireplace and the bedroom had a very comfortable king size bed and a couple of chairs and a small table in it. It was very clean, quite and private. It had no weird odors. The most amazing thing was there was a fireplace in the living room and there was no smokey smell in the room/apartment. My house has two full wall fireplaces in it and my wife doesn't let me use them because the smell of smoke bothers her, yet we had a fire going in the room with no complaint of smoke. The room/apartment also had a built in pool in it, again I was amazed that there was no typical pool smell. If you had your eyes closed you would have not known there was a pool there, yet it was very clean and great fun. Typically when I travel I try to spend as little time as possible in my hotel room, I could have spent the full three days in this room with no complaints.
Now for the food, breakfast had a very nice buffet, and I mean a real breakfast buffet with real food on it, not like most hotels that give you soggy fruit, cereal a few containers of yogurt and a dirty, sticky do it yourself waffle maker. This buffet had fresh scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt and fresh pastries. If that wasn't good enough you can also order any type of egg you want from the kitchen, pancakes, waffles or pretty much anything else you want for breakfast. Also includes all the fresh juice and coffee you can drink. Everything we got for breakfast was cooked to perfection, no complaints here.
For dinner you order from a menu, typically can choose from 4 or 5 entrees. It also includes soup, salad (garden or Caesar), your entree and desert. I will start with the salad, I am tired of restaurants that serve you a few greens and call it a Caesar salad. I can't tell you how many times I have asked for cheese on my salad only to have the waiter or waitress look at me like I have two heads. Sorry, I'm Italian I put cheese on everything, get over it. Well the first night at the resort I ordered a Caesar salad, when the waitress brought it, it couldn't have been better if I made it myself and it was covered in lots and lots of grated cheese. It was so good I had to call the waitress over to thank her personally. She said well when she makes a salad for a customer she makes it as if she was going to eat it herself. What a concept, imagine that she made it so it was good enough for her. Wow, if only every restaurant had employees like this I might not mind travelling so much. The entrees were done perfectly every night and always delicious. One night I wasn't that hungry when it came to dessert so I ordered the strawberry shortcake, well that was a mistake it came in a large and I mean large bowl. It was fresh strawberries over the shortcake, then it had soft serve ice cream on top of that and real fresh whip cream on top of that. I wouldn't have finished it, but it was so good I couldn't stand wasting it, so I forced myself.
Bottom line is no matter where you stay or what you eat, if you like to complain you will find something to complain about, but if you stay here you are going to have to look real hard to find something, so instead of looking, sit back, relax and enjoy one of the nicest resorts I have stayed at in a long time.
I was planning a trip to Vegas, but my wife and I decided we are going back to Paradise Stream instead. Most fun we have had together in a very long time... If you want a rating I will give it a 10 out of 10...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paradise Stream Resort is a couples-only hotel in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains that offers all-inclusive packages for romantic getaways. We have on-site activities and are near skiing and shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Stream Hotel Mount Pocono
- Caesars Paradise Stream Hotel
- Hotel Caesars Paradise Stream