We stayed at the Radisson for 8 nights in February for a combined business trip and visit to family and friends. We took our three year old and 12 year old and because of the time of year, wanted a full service hotel. This turned out to be prudent as we had massive heavy snowfalls during our stay and heading out looking for restaurants would have been hard and dangerous.
The check in staff were delightful and all of the reception staff were peachy. As you would expect in the States, service was excellent. We booked a whirlpool room with harbour view because these rooms were a little larger. The whirlpool was in the room itself which was a bit odd; a massive, old fashioned style jacuzzi. The water slopped over the edge if you turned it on and the noise it made was incredible! we used it to store our luggage in.
The bathroom was clean and decent, not that spacious but perfectly adequate. Plentiful towels and toilettries. We had a massive king bed, very comfortable with the 'sleep number' thing where you press buttons to adjust the hardness of the mattress. I found it a bit weird and we didn't use it.
There was a nice sofa as well, with a bed inside which the kids slept on and was extremely comfortable and high quality. Staff came and made up this bed each night if we wanted them to. Housekeeping did a wonderful job of cleaning our room around all the stuff we had in it!
There is a Chancery restaurant attached to the hotel and separate bar where they also serve food. We ate here most of the time which was quite pricey but the weather was so awful, it was no fun going out in such temperatures. The food was consistently good, amazing breakfasts and very plentiful. There is also room service provided by the Chancery if you want it (limited menu).
There is a pool and hot spa pool in an attractive, locked area which was adequate for our needs and never busy. A tiny fitness room, standard hotel stuff but you could use the extensive facilities at the nearby YMCA if you wanted to as a courtesy. Having had a membership for the Y, I can vouch for the excellence of their gym and fitness facilities, plus kids creche.
The Harbour view was awesome with the lake all iced over and would be just as fabulous in summer when all the boats are back. We had a great, wide panoramic vista view, not a teeny sliver of water type view so it was worth paying for.
They have an enclosed parking structure, all covered right opposite the hotel. There is a charge but when you get 15 inches of snow dumped on you, its worth it! We parked in the handicap space right outside the hotel as one of us is disabled but in this weather, the weather was a pain. The hotel were great though in having someone help dig the car out and keeping it generally ice free.
I would definitely recommend this hotel if you need to be in Racine or nearby. It is NOT the cheapest place to stay although there are cheaper rooms, but you get what you pay for and we did not feel cheated.
Downtown Racine is right on your doorstep with many good restaurants - check out the Bistro on Main street. Also on Main Street, the fabulous Racine Art Museum is not to be missed. Shop till you drop in the eye poppingly beautiful museum store, wonderful helpful, knowledgeable staff and the most unusual and luscious things you could hope to find outside of Chicago.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Among Racine hotels, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk offers an enviable location, only 20 miles from Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport. Our location offers convenience for every traveler, whether visiting for business or leisure. Situated near major companies including SC Johnson and Case New Holland, our beautiful Lake Michigan location is also near many popular attractions such as North Beach and Historic Downtown Racine. Our guests enjoy comfortable guest rooms, meeting facilities, dining and entertainment options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Racine
- Racine Radisson