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“Great place! Terrific value!”
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Blue Harbor Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sheboygan
Certificate of Excellence
Lombard, Illinois
1 review
“Great place! Terrific value!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Extremely friendly staff. Very clean room and nice waterpark. Lots of space, terrific views! My wife just mentioned that it was a little celebration of our 10th anniversary, and we got a bottle of sparkling wine and a $30 resort gift card! That's a very nice gesture! We certainly did not expect any freebies. It is a great place either for a family escape or for a nice weekend for the two of you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our room was spacious and comfortable and the lake front view fantastic. This resort faces Lake Michigan, but the back of the resort faces the harbor (along with parking lot, street and some shopping areas) so even their 'city view' not bad. The staff was very friendly and the building and grounds clean and lovely. Small sandy beach, walking/biking trail and pier for fun and exercise with a fantastic view. We went off season, so not crowded, as we like it, and more affordable rates. Outdoor pool was still open, but water park closed midweek, which was too bad as hot tub inside it. The resort's location is close to shopping, restaurants and downtown Sheboygan so we had plenty to do. Wanted to take a trip to the Gulf, but was glad we stayed closer to home at Blue Harbor Resort!

Room Tip: Go with a lake facing room on a higher floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hampshire, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful resort on the shore of Lake Michigan. Upgraded to a lake view upon arrival. Waterpark is nice, not crowded, water is warm. Entertains kids 10 and under. Rooms are very clean. Enjoyed the campfire with s'mores. Would definitely come back.

Stayed October 2013
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DC
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85 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went to Sheboygan for a business trip and to see the Packers play. Had been told to stay at the American Club, but the business paid for a stay at Blue Harbor. While not the fanciest or greatest, it was still very impressive. Probably would be great for kids. I know my boys would have loved the water park. The room was large and comfortable with an amazing view of the lake. Only ate breakfast two mornings at the hotel, and no other meals, but breakfast was very good and the service was very friendly. The chef at the buffet on Saturday morning was great - VERY NICE! Overall, a Blue Harbor was a very nice surprise.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Upper MI
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Wow! I performed a wedding at this resort - first time visiting this property. I was so impressed with the location, service and property itself. I first arrived at one of the condos. Wonderful lakeside view with a balcony overlooking the beach and lake, bedroom and loft, full kitchen, gas fireplace....lovely decor. Boardwalks and sidewalk all along the shoreline....it's a short walk from the condos to the main building/lobby. We had a loft suite in the main hotel building which was delightful. Gas fireplace, balcony overlooking beach, lake and piers. Two queen beds, living room, another queen bed and bath upstairs in the loft. 3 flat screen tv's, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and room safe rounds it all off. Volleyball nets, mini golf and fire pit with chairs around it provide entertainment not to mention the awesome water park and huge slide! Loads and loads of shops and restaurants.....this is a beautiful resort. I would absolutely recommend this property and in fact my husband and I have it on our 'list' to return to - we just loved it!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Waukegan, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Very nice, comfortable rooms. The water park was so much fun we spent more time than expected on the water slides. But the best part of Blue Harbor is the amazingly beautiful location! The beach and the view are absolutely beautiful!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2013

I took an end of the summer trip here with my boys. My map-loving 11 year old pointed out that we had not ever visited the Midwest, so we decided to give it a try. It was surprising on many levels...mostly that this area of Wisconsin actually looked and felt like being in a tropical area! The property sits majestically on the edge of Lake Michigan and is very beautiful. Unfortunately, I felt that at times it was a bit TOO grand in terms of size. For that size, you expect more activities other than s'mores, waterpark, a pool, and Lake Michigan. At least the rooms were very nice for such an affordable resort. And I say affordable by Tri-state area standards. Honestly...it was a bargain. The food venues were all great, everything delicious and so reasonably priced for such a classy place. We ate in The Beacon a lot and even had our own very favorite waitress! (Michelle). I felt, though, after 3 days (we were there for 5) that it was enough and was wishing at the end that I had broken the long weekend into 2 smaller trips. It would enhance things greatly if they added some activities for adults...such as yoga or perhaps wine tasting. Or maybe a class on craft beers!!! (Fabulous, BTW in that area of our country!!) All in all, its a super nice family-friendly resort. We just wish there were more activities to keep us entertained.

Room Tip: Rooms with balconies overlooking Lake Michigan are totally worth it.
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  • Stayed September 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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