We were fortunate enough to win a 2-night stay at this resort and stayed in one of the Lakeside Villas. It's like having your own little house on the lake! The room was SUPER clean and although the stereo didn't work when we first got there, after one phone call it was fixed inside of an hour. The bed was comfortable, the living room was wonderful and the best part was the deck overlooking the lake. We spent HOURS out there - coffee in the morning, cocktails in the evening. The room has a fridge and coffee maker, so that was great. In fact, we had a third vacation night booked at one of the other Cove Haven resorts, but we liked this one so much we asked at the front desk if we could possibly just stay another night. Their response? "Done!" Seriously, it took them like 30 seconds and we were in for another night!
Location - in the heart of the Poconos (if you like that). It's also about three minutes from Mt. Airy Lodge Casino, if you're looking to do a little gambling.
Staff - every single person with dealt with during our stay was super friendly, helpful, and just really, really nice. Our favorite was the entertainment director (I'm old so I can't remember his name). He was a hoot! He ran games by the pool in the afternoon, trivia in the lounge in the evening, and participated in some of the evening entertainment. He's a great asset to the resort.
Outdoor pool - in a word - AWESOME! Clean, not too cold, oh, and did I mention there's a little tiki bar at the pool? Another place we spent a lot of time hanging out at.
Indoor pool - nice, clean, two Jacuzzis. It was so nice outside that we really only spent about 30 minutes in there, just to check it out.
Accommodations - roomy, clean, wonderfully comfortable bed. Great Jacuzzi and the acoustics in the shower warming up for Karaoke night (once we got our stereo fixed) were incredible! LOL
Comfortable sofa, mini-fridge, flat-screen TV and of course, the deck overlooking the lake.
Meals - this one will have to go in two categories - pros AND cons. Breakfast was really good - they had a full buffet with quite a large selection. In addition, if you wanted to order "made-to-order" stuff, i.e., omelets, pancakes, etc., you could get them as well. And the coffee in the lobby was a nice touch.
Nightly entertainment - pretty good range, from live music, to magicians (we missed that one) to Rockaoke - basically Karoake but you sing with a live band. Which was WAY fun, by the way!
Really not too many, I've got to say.
The outside of the Lakeside villas could use a little sprucing up (coat of paint, maybe some new outdoor carpet?)
My only complaint about the interior of the villa was the combination of step-up from the living room to the bedroom + an archway opening. Just a teensy bit hazardous to navigate, especially after a night in the lounge!
Food - Dinner - although the food was pretty good, a somewhat limited selection. In pretty much every case we rated the dinners as 4 stars - the protein portions were okay, the sides were generally very good, and the desserts were really good.
Bit of a "retro" vibe - which my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed, but for some people the lounge, etc., might be just a teensy bit TOO retro.
All in all, we had a blast and we've already recommended the resort to friends. We'll definitely be back!
- 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