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“Great for a family vacation”
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Blue Harbor Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sheboygan
Certificate of Excellence
Solana Beach, California
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15 reviews
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“Great for a family vacation”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've stayed here quite a few times in the winter pre-Packer game and this summer for the first time for a family reunion. It's a great place to stay if you have kids because of the waterpark and proximity to the lake. I've only stayed in the condos - they are simple but have always been clean and it looks like they've recently upgraded the bedding etc. The four bedroom condos are two stories (the second and third floor of each building) so they have lots of space for a group - but if climbing stairs is a problem it's probably best to request a lower floor condo (not sure how big those are) or stay in the hotel.

Room Tip: Condos are great for larger groups/families
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Welch, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

we decided to take a long weekend motorcycle trip to Sheboygan. He had never been there before and did not research prior to going. We arrive at sunset and assumed there would be many hotels on the lake. We found out that there was just the Blue Harbor resort wish upon seeing were afraid for our wallet. We inquired and they had a room for two night at a somewhat reasonable rate, especially for a holiday weekend. We were extremely happy we stayed. Very comfortable beds, pillows and super quiet. No noisy children but I think the fun water park just pooped them out. The staff was very nice and the place and grounds very clean. The chairs along the lake were the best way to start and end your day. As a photographer, the location had so many photo ops to enjoy. May only complaint ( if you want to call it that) was the bar prices were high but the bartender made up for it. She was so fun. I'd highly recommend this resort to relax. Just don't forget your swimsuit or camera.

Room Tip: We had a city side room which is less money but you are almost never in the room so who cares.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oswego, Illinois
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed for the first time this past weekend and will definitely be back again. We stayed in the boathouse suite, which was perfect for our three boys. They loved having their own special space. The water park was perfect size for them, but probably not for older kids ( our boys are 9, 6, 3). We also enjoyed the beach and outdoor pool. We were able to walk to a local restaurant and ice cream parlor. Overall great mini-vacation for the family : )

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I visited with my husband and two children, ages 2 and 10, as well as extended family for a reunion over the Fourth of July weekend. We were part of a large group and had 7 rooms between 101 and 119, all facing east and had a beautiful view of the lake, pool, and putting green & bocce ball areas. This stretch of rooms was perfect for our gathering, as we all just walked out the patio doors and hung out outside after dinner each night. From there, we even had a perfect view of the amazing fireworks on the 4th. A few of us went for morning jogs along the lake & harbor paths, but you have to be careful along the harbor where the path is very poorly maintained. The beachfront area was perfect for our family photos.

The kids in our group, ages 1 to 10, all had a ball in both the water park area and pool. The main thing I found disappointing was that adults weren't allowed to ride along with a toddler on the small slide. My daughter wanted to go down the little kids' slide, but was too afraid to go alone. A few of us had the Kid Aquarium Suites, and while the kids enjoyed them, they felt a lot less spacious than the Family Suites, and the bathroom area was much smaller in the Aquarium room. Also, the bathroom sink is right across from the bunk bed area, which was a bit problematic for us due to having a very light sleeping 2 year-old. We ventured out of the resort to the Above & Beyond children's museum for a few hours and weren't terribly impressed, but for the cost, it is sufficient for kids under age 5, and we had the place almost completely to ourselves.

Several of us visited the spa and were happy with our experience. My husband would recommend Josie for a massage. Three of us also had our nails done, and although they couldn't accommodate us at the same time, we were all able to schedule back-to-back appointments, and they allowed us to all go at the same time to chat while we received our manis & pedis. We even brought in a glass of wine from the bar!

We had buffet breakfast and plated dinner at Latitude every day, and the staff was friendly and accommodating overall. I personally enjoyed breakfast on the patio the best. The view was wonderful, and it really felt like vacation. The food wasn't impressive, but I did love the fact that buffet for under age 3 was free, since our daughter is very unpredictable at meal times and doesn't always eat much.

All in all, it was a memorable stay in a picturesque location with friendly staff, and we are already talking about a repeat visit next summer!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our 1st stay. Come for the fireworks and just the day before decided to stay instead of battling traffic out of the park. We were able to get a lovely room overlooking Lake Michigan which was very nice - although not cheap! Even though this resort is geared for families, we did not experience noisey children everywhere - it was quiet and comfortable. Check-in was well thought out to accommodate the hoards of people - so went quickly. We had time for bicycling, a bit of shopping, and dinner across the road at Lino's Italian Restaurant. All in all a great experience.. The only possible complaint I might have is the lighting in the bathroom for doing makeup.

Room Tip: The smalll balcony and view of the lake was so beautiful, especially on this warm, sunny day - but I...
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

A two year old, seven year old, parents and grandparents started our July 4th vacation at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. We rented a 2 bedroom condo that was steps from the water park, outdoor pool, and beach. Condo was clean and furnished nicely. Kitchen was a little short on dish towels, bake ware, but luckily, I had packed my own. Second bedroom had a queen sized bed and bunkbeds for the kids, so it was perfect.

Water park was amazaing. Two year old was able to climb the stairs and go down the slides alone. After ten trips up, we started meeting her at the bottom. Water was comfortable and the facility was clean. Loved the tube rides and lazy river. The arcade was a lot of fun and we hit the 1,000 ticket bonus!

Room Tip: Make your reservation early.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at Blue Harbor in June 2013, in a Boathouse suite. Our 6 year old thought the little kids bunk bed area w/TV was great, and we appreciated that our 10-mo-old's pack & play could fit between the beds, too. The room was spacious and included a small fridge, microwave and sink area. We also enjoyed both the heated outdoor pool and the waterpark. Our kids enjoyed the waterpark, however I think our 6yo would be bored in a couple years. The walking trail along the lakeshore was nice for a morning stroll with the family. The reason for the 4 star review is that the Latitude restaurant was a huge disappointment. We stopped down to verify it was kid friendly and were told yes. It certainly didn't work for our family with long waits for drinks, food, refills, and our bill. Also, we were seated in the middle of the room, which made us uncomfortable with two small children (I would have preferred a corner or table against the wall/windows). On top of that, the food was mediocre at best, especially for the price. It seemed the kitchen staff might have been preoccupied with cooking for a wedding. Overall, it was a decent night away for our family, but I recommend ordering pizza or bringing your own food if you have little ones!

Room Tip: I recommend a lakeside room. We had the city view and I know we would have loved having the lake vie...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Blue Harbor Resort
Address: 725 Blue Harbor Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081-4982
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Sheboygan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sheboygan
#4 Business Hotel in Sheboygan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Harbor Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 246
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Harbor is the largest resort on Lake Michigan. We are located in charming downtown Sheboygan. We have multiple restaurants, lounges, conference space, a spa and an indoor water park. ... more   less 
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