We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Impressionism themed B&B made a wonderful impression on us!”
Review of Hamilton House B&B

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Hamilton House B&B
Ranked #1 of 2 Whitewater B&B and Inns
St Louis
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Impressionism themed B&B made a wonderful impression on us!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We arrived at the B&B to be welcomed by the owner, Kathleen, who was friendly and accommodating. When we went to check in she showed us our room, which was lovely, but told us that outside our room there was some carpentry work being done on the porch and that it may be a little noisy. She kindly offered us another room away from the noise, which was an upgrade, and at no extra cost to us. Then, in addition to that, she brought our breakfast right to our room, which was over and above the call of duty! When we paid at the time of check in, she also informed us that we would be receiving a discounted rate because we reserved our room on line (which we did not even know about)! The rooms were impeccably clean, and tastefully decorated. Both of the rooms we stayed in had a fireplace, a separate bathroom, a shower, and a whirlpool tub. Shampoo and body wash were provided in a dispenser, which was a great idea. Some B&B's have the tiny bottles, which are ok, however, they are more trash for our environment and I like to leave less of a "footprint" if I can. Other B&B's have a regular bottle of shampoo and body wash, which just feels unappealing to "share". The dispenser was the perfect solution. Kathleen scheduled a massage for me, which was wonderful. The therapist came right to my room and it was one of the best massages I have ever experienced. There were lots of special touches, for instance, freshly made sangria in the afternoon, fresh flowers, bath salts, a very comfortable bed with quality linens and wonderful pillows, a docking station for an I phone, beautiful furnishings, luxurious towels, robes, individual coffees, cold drinks and access to a mini fridge if we wanted to bring in wine or something to keep refrigerated. Kathleen was eager to share with us all of the ins and outs of our stay, as well as recommending places to visit, and yet not be intrusive and allow us to just relax. She recommended a winery and bistro where we had a lovely lunch and a fabulous, trendy restaurant called "the Black Sheep" for dinner that exceeded many of the better Chicago area restaurants. We had the privilege of enjoying three gourmet breakfasts during our stay, all serving fresh fruit, local meats, delicious juices, coffee, and a delectable entree. The stuffed French toast was my absolute favorite! Sunday, Kathleen even served dessert after breakfast! The serving sizes were perfect, just enough of everything, and not gluttonous portions. Jim joined us Sunday morning and shared the rich history of the mansion including some very fascinating stories of tunnels entering and leaving the building that were part of the Underground Railroad. All in all it was a lovely experience. We frequent B&B's often, and have high expectations and a wide variety of experiences upon which we can compare. And we are very honest in our reviews. So when we give it a "thumbds up" you can be assured that it was a very positive experience.

Room Tip: All of the rooms were inviting!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Ann B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, Manager at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your stay at the Hamilton House. Future guests will find it very helpful. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your in room massage. We enjoy being able to provide the added value of having the massage therapist come right to your room. A massage followed by an afternoon nap is a little piece of heaven.

Jim and I look forward to your return visit.

Thank you,
Kathleen - Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    69
    6
    1
    2
    1
See reviews for
9
47
9
8
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We had the BEST time at the Hamilton House in Whitewater, WI! This place was immaculate and we felt right at home on our weekend getaway! This is a great place to stay if you are going to Alpine Valley Music Theater.. Its an easy 25 to 30 minute drive to the theater. We really appreciated Kathleen's (the innkeeper) suggestions on local restaurants, hiking and entertainment. She was so knowledgeable and you can tell that she really loves her work. The house was full when we were there, but was so quite it seemed that we were the only guests when in our room. Some of the other guests commented that it was one of the quietest places they have ever stayed. I really only booked this place because it was close to Alpine, but we had such a peaceful weekend, we're planning to go back just for fun!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Julieka11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, General Manager at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the kind words in your review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, especially after booking for convenience to Alpine Valley. It is my goal to provide a quiet, peaceful respite for our guests. It is great to hear that we were able to create that space for you during your getaway. I look forward to your next visit, just for fun.

Thank you,
Kathleen - Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sioux Falls
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I chose the Hamilton House as our home away from home when we went to the Dave Matthews Band concert at Alpine Valley. Kathleen, the innkeeper, was incredibly welcoming and helpful with suggestions for dinner and area attractions. We loved our room--very clean, plenty of space, romantic fireplace and jetted tub, and super comfortable bed. We also liked that the house was quiet and the breakfasts were delicious!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Cezanne room. The bed (queen size, I think) was very comfortable and we loved the j...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RKring
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, Owner at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for providing a bit of information to future inn-goers.

I am pleased to read your found the inn quiet. We make every effort to provide a quiet, relaxing space for couples to spend time together.

While the Cezanne room currently has a full sized bed, not a queen, it does have the best jetted tub and I particularly like that the fireplace can be seen from the the bed; great for cuddling up in the winter months. I appreciate your comment about the hand held shower. We are currently researching ways to add a standard shower to this tub. Hopefully it will be in place at your next visit.

Thank you,
Kathleen - Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Hamilton House was our first bed and breakfast experience and it exceeded our expectations. Hospitality is the main theme from the innkeepers, Kathy and Jim. Kathy had great suggestions about things to do in the local area and did a fantastic job at making sure we had everything we needed for an enjoyable trip. We were so fascinated by the history of the house that Jim shared over breakfast Sunday morning - the stay is worth it to learn more about that home.

The Hamilton House was beautiful and well-kept. The deck was a great place to relax while watching the birds and checking out the flowers. Our bed was very comfortable. We had everything in our room we could have needed. We enjoyed meeting the other guests over breakfast and in the parlor.

So glad to see people living their dream, like the owners of this bed and breakfast. When someone is passionate about what they are doing, it becomes obvious to those who get to experience it!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Monet - very roomy and comfortable.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
1 Thank Nicole W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, Owner at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share a few details about your recent stay at the Hamilton House. Your Comments will be very helpful to future guests.

PS, I love to get first time B&Bers! Thanks for picking us to be your first B&B. I look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely,

Kathleen - Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Incredible vintage home in downtown Whitewater. Great restaurant called The Black Sheep within walking distance. Lots of things to do in the area. The rooms are large, clean, comfortable and private. Really top notch. The innkeeper is friendly, professional and helpful. Love this place.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank cwitham2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, Owner at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your time at the Hamilton House, including the convenience of walking to a nice dinner. It is our goal to tend to all the little details so that our guests can relax and enjoy their time away.

I appreciate you taking time to share a bit about your experience in Whitewater.

Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elgin, IL
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Hamilton while seeing a show at the Fireside Theatre. We have stayed at B&Bs all over the country and this one ranks right up there. Beautiful house with beautiful architectural features. Kathleen warned us that our room tended to get cold and it certainly was when we got back from dinner. But the little space heater warmed it right up. The bed was extremely comfortable, breakfast was very good, and the after breakfast conversation (the highlight of any stay as far as I'm concerned) was engaging. Kathleen says since she was a little girl, all she's ever wanted to do was run an inn and it shows. She does a nice job.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank buddha-becky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, Owner at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us while in the area for a show at the Fireside Theatre. The secret hiding place is the floor is such an exciting piece of the Inn's history. The chilly floor boards in the heart of the Wisconsin's Windy Winter seems a small price to pay once you know the story behind the hollow floor. I am glad to hear that the space heater kept the chill away.

It is a treat to be able to live my dream and care for such wonderful guests.

We appreciate you taking the time to share a bit of your experience with future guests.

We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town for a show.

Thank you, Kathleen - Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rome City, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Hamilton House in Whitewater, WI was a dream come true for a Bed and Breakfast experience. The Inn Keeper Kathleen was professional, friendly and helpful. Our stay was relaxing and comfortable, while being private and convenient for our plans.
We dined at The Black Sheep Restaurant which was suggested by our hostess. One of the top three place we have ever dined! Fabulous service, food, and atmosphere.
Whitewater Wisconsin, a hidden treasure for travel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Becky848
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BandBInnkeeper, Owner at Hamilton House B&B, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Guest, I am so pleased that you found your stay relaxing and private. I appreciate you taking thing the time to share a bit about your experience in Whitewater.

Thank you,
Kathleen - Innkeeper.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Whitewater
1.2 mi away
Super 8 Whitewater WI
Super 8 Whitewater WI
#1 of 2 in Whitewater
205 reviews
20.8 mi away
The Ridge Hotel
The Ridge Hotel
#2 of 15 in Lake Geneva
358 reviews
10.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Fort Atkinson
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Baymont Inn & Suites Whitewater
16.0 mi away
Lake Lawn Resort
Lake Lawn Resort
#1 of 7 in Delavan
989 reviews
22.8 mi away
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
#4 of 15 in Lake Geneva
2,162 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hamilton House B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hamilton House B&B

Property: Hamilton House B&B
Address: 328 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190-1958
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Whitewater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Whitewater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hamilton House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hamilton House is dedicated to providing outstanding comfort and personal service to the leisure and business travelers. Guest rooms features include; whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, wireless internet, CD player, and private bath. Enjoy morning coffee in your room followed by a full breakfast in the formal dining room. Common areas offer assortment of games and places to relax. Complementary evening refreshments. In room massage and in room breakfast available. Short drive to a variety of entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Hamilton House B&B reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing