The hotel has a great location in the center of delightful Port Washington, WI. with lots of parking. It just seemed a bit odd. We got there early, and no one was there. Finally found a workman who found a woman who would take our luggage, but she was VERY clear that we should not come back before 3 p.m. check-in. We returned later in the afternoon, just a few minutes before 3. There is no lobby or signs where to go, so we hunted a bit and found a office door upstairs (there are NO elevators in the building). We knocked, but no one answered. We were not sure what to do, so just hung out in the hallway for a bit. Finally, a woman emerged from the office (she must have been just sitting in there, waiting for 3 p.m. to come!?) She was very pleasant, and showed us to our room, which was quite lovely, except for the 1950's TV. She surprised us by saying there was NO STAFF at the hotel after 10 p.m.! If you needed something, you had to call some man (she left his number) and he would come over. Seemed a bit dicey, and we heard from someone else that they had been at the hotel, had lost their keys in the evening, and it took a long time for anyone to show up with new ones! We never saw another soul in the building, except when we discovered the bar. Bartender was great -- very friendly and made wonderful drinks. It was good to see there were actually other people in the building. There are no extras for staying there (percent off food, etc.) other than you get go to the head of the line if you go to the dining room. Seems like this could offend others there, but we didn't bother to eat there so it wasn't a problem. No one helped with luggage (in or out), and when we left, again, never saw anyone that we could tell we were gone.
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- We invite you to indulge yourself in the luxury and elegance of this magnificently restored 1902 turn of the century hotel. The Port Hotel Restaurant and Inn bring together award winning dining and gracious hospitality in an atmosphere of old world charm. The Inn offers gourmet breakfasts, down filled comforters, romantic fireplaces, breathtaking views of downtown Port Washington and Lake Michigan, all just 30 minutes north of Milwaukee. ... more less
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