1) Staff is really friendly, cheerful and veryhelpful. The other couple we were with had a really bad bed, and they had no problem moving them immediatey.
2) Rooms are suites, really cozy, with fully equipped kitchens, flat screen TVs in each room, electric fireplace.
3) Outside, there are gas barbeques on the grounds; firepits with wood and paper supplied; comfortable chairs and tables.
4) Spectacular view no matter where your room is located.
5) Someone complained about outside noise; however, we slept through a huge storm didn't know it happened. All the rooms are on the lake side, hallway is facing road, and even at that the road is far away and down a hill. The only rooms which partially face the highway are the 2 BR suites which are on the north tip of the building, but all of their patios/balconies still face the lake.
1) Towels in rooms and in pool need to be larger and softer. Pool towels were TINY and scratchy. Since they encouraged eco-friendliness, should be supply room with more bath towels (we got two), and larger, because they were always damp from not completely drying over four day visit.
2) Note the fact sheet you receive at check-in: complete housekeeping only occurs after four days; the daily service is ONLY trash removal, making up bed and replacement of coffee packets (we had a glitch in that housekeeper forgot to replace coffee every day, had to ask)
[BTW, coffee maker takes large (12 C) basket filters, if you want to bring your own coffee and filters - the supplied coffee is a very light roast.]
3) Breakfast is supplied in lobby area. However, it's limited to commercially prepared and pre-peeled hard-boiled eggs, make-your-own waffles, deli-sliced warm thin ham slices, southern style (lump) hash browns, some kind of cereal, apples and limited selection of toastable items.
Would be nice to add yogurts, muffins, small danish and variety of fruits. We were just at a Hampton Inn two weeks ago, and in addition to all of the above mentioned foods, there was scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits & gravy. Point is, if you serve meat and potatoes, why hard-boiled eggs?
4) Pool area is really nice, but really DARK - looks like it used to have multiple skylights, but now sealed over.
5) Rooms extremely quiet, contrary to LisaVan19 comment. So quiet that we weren't even aware that we slept through a tremendous thunderstorm. All rooms face west to lake, with only the hallway on the east side; the highway is on the east, across the parking lot, and down a large hill. The only rooms with any highway exposure are a few of the 2BR suites, which are all on the north tip of the building. I believe three of them have east side facing highway. But, all of those 2BR units have balconies/patios facing north to the lake and across the lake downtown Minocqua, not facing to the highway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 2013 & 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient and Certified Travel Green property, with 800 feet of Lake Minocqua frontage affording all rooms and suites waterfront views. Deluxe Studio rooms and One and Two Bedroom Suites - sleep two to six guests in a relaxing, wooded lakeside setting with an easy walk to downtown shopping, eateries and activities. The property also features bicycles, canoes, kayaks, a fishing pier, boat slips, gas grill picnic patios, and lakeside fire pit patio and on-site snowmobile trail access. Conference/banquet rooms welcome company and family events, with the Top of The Pointe room towering four floors above ground level featuring a spectacular view of Lake Minocqua. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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