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“Great getaway hotel”
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Geneva Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great getaway hotel”
Reviewed May 27, 2006

Geneva Inn was a very relaxed, comfortable place to stay. One of the only hotels right on the lake, our room and the restaurant had a beauiful view. The staff was courteous and friendly, and we loved the details, like the chocolates and Voss water placed in our room at turndown. Make a reservation at the restaurant just before sunset, so you can watch the sun set over the water as you have dinner. We felt the service at the restaurant should have been a bit more professional given the prices, but overall a great experience. Highly recommend for a weekend getaway spot!

  • Stayed May 2006
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English first
Chicago, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2006

Visited the Geneva Inn with my fiance on a weekend getaway and it was so cozy and enchanting that we thought we'd stepped back in time. The weather was cold and snowy...but it gave the lake a certain charm and character that i rather enjoyed. Hadn't been to geneva lake in the winter before. Saw the locals out on the lake ice fishing, walking their dogs, and congregating nightly to relax and have a few drinks. The area is so quaint and has so much personality, it's great just to walk around the town and lake all day (weather permitting). The Geneva inn has suites directly on the lakefront with gorgeous views and ours (315) had a whirlpool next to the bed. The Grandview restaurant adjoining the hotel was fantastic (try the salt and pepper calamari) and the service was stellar. The stay was everything we'd hoped for and we'll definitely be back asap.

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2 Thank Danny M
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Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2005

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in one of the rooms not facing the lake - much less expensive but still very nice. Our room had a balcony, two queen-sized beds, and a jacuzzi bath. The room also included a small refrigerator. Housekeeping turns down the beds every night and leaves chocolate and mineral water for you to enjoy.

The room rates does include continental breakfast in their restaurant which has a wall of windows facing Geneva Lake. Its a wonderful way to start the day! The hotel also has morning coffee service on each floor, so if you need coffee it's just a short walk from your room. There is an exercise room on the ground floor but the Inn does not have a pool.

It is about a five minute drive from the Inn to the downtown area of Lake Geneva. The Inn will provide a shuttle to downtown if you do not want to take your car. A hiking path around Geneva Lake also crosses the property of the Inn.

  • Stayed August 2005
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22 Thank dadpa
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Chicago
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2005

Stayed at the Geneva Inn for 4th July weekend. Booked a lake view deluxe room. Really liked the room, great view of the lake, nice balcony. The room had an old fashioned bath tub, nice king bed and the most fully stocked mini bar I have ever seen, everything from Champagne to single malt. almost 100 TV channels and a nice turn down service where they make the bed ready for the night and leave Voss water and chocolate on the night stand and turn on the TV to the make out music channel...

The only think that wasn’t perfect was the attitude from some of the staff. On sunday, they have a Champagne brunch. We went to breakfast at 9:30 and there were no seats on the left side of the restaurant. Another couple was sitting on the right and we asked if we could sit there, the breakfast staff said it was ok.
Around 9:45 the brunch crew entered and clearly and loudly stated they did not appreciate us sitting there and making a mess, the brunch guests were just around the corner. After 5 minutes of pointing and discussing among staff, we just left. At check out, the friendly receptionist wasn’t there so the manager had to get out of his chair and do check out. You could definitely tell he didn’t appreciate that. I told him we had a great stay he didn’t say a word! Too bad small incidents like this ruined a perfect score for this really nice hotel.

All in all a great place, just a couple of the staff needs to work on their manors.

Will go back there though.

  • Stayed July 2005
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32 Thank mordi
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Warwickshire UK
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2005

We can thoroughly recommend this hotel on the beautiful Lake Geneva. Excellent views of the lake with a first class restaurant and comfortable rooms. Clean, well decorated and all the facilities including wifi connection, only thing missing a swimming pool. The Grandview restaurant in the hotel is first class, but make sure you make a reservation on booking hotel. Good breakfast included in the room rate, which although expensive was worth it.
Also try Skinny's restaurant nearby for a great outdoor meal overlooking the lake.
Too far from the center of Lake Geneva to walk, but a short car ride. This makes it quiet and romantic.

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13 Thank youngc
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Rosemont, Il
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2005

We stay here every year for our wedding anniversary. This is been our tradition for about 4years already and probally will keep going there in years to come. The Grandview Rest. is the best in service and menu. The view onto the lake during dinner is so romantic. This hotel is definitely worth checking out for a night or weekend.

  • Stayed May 2005
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12 Thank Kate60018
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2005

wondeful staff and great rooms, a warm relaxing environment. Recommend dinner in the restaurant...excellent. yummy european breakfast and they have coffee on every floor in the AM. Can't wait to go back and enjoy it in the summer. Right on the lake, amazing view from the restaurant, our room didn't face the lake but next time we stay we'll definly get a lakeview room.

  • Stayed January 2005
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13 Thank nyckms
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Property: Geneva Inn
Address: N2009 S Lakeshore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-4377
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Geneva Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the only Hotel and Restaurant located directly on the breathtaking shores of Geneva Lake, The Geneva Inn and The Geneva Inn Restaurant and Lounge offers unique features such as a private lake view patio for unforgettable outdoor events, two meeting rooms, great accommodations and first class dining. Free Parking, Free WiFi, Full Service Dining Room, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Boat Slips are free for diners, and for an additional charge for overnight guests. Bring your Boat and enjoy Geneva Lake! ... more   less 
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