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Polynesian Resort Hotel
Ranked #58 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Ankeny, Iowa
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8 reviews
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom suite. The wallpapers in the bathroom was peeling, there's a chunk in the carpet that was missing, the cover sheets on the beds were very outdated and the end tables were dusty. The lifeguards spent all their time looking at girls in bikinis and didn't really pay close attention to the kids. No complaints about the bar tending staff and the food. For the price I paid for a 3 night stay, I wish it would've been a better experience. Would've rather spent the money at a best western. It's a nice place.... They just need to renovate the place and fix a few things. Also, the door knob in the bathroom was so loose that it felt like it could fall apart at any moment.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

There were pools open in the morning, but by the afternoon both indoor and outdoor water parks had been closed. The pools we were able to go into in the morning had many bugs floating in them and were dirty with sand. No restaurants or bar areas were open. The rooms are outdated and the bathroom fixtures were rusty. We left after the first night.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Linz156
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this place to family and friends unless they are willing to spend less for a bare minimum. For us the hotel was everything we needed but no frills of any kind. There is no continental breakfast, just in case your wondering. The room had outdated decor that was in poor shape. The hair dryer only worked for 2 min. The regulator on our heater/AC didn't work, I ended up getting up several times in the night to either shut if off or turn it on, also only had one speed which was HIGH. The water park was ok, the people watching was choice, and the staff were very friendly. Oh and the bartender has a nice poor so, it wasn't as bad once your a bit buzzed. All in all my family was wanted a waterpark hotel and we got one that had everything we needed but nothing more.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed when we arrived and our room was OLD looking, mismatch furniture and most important the screen door would not lock so they had to bring a board to place on bottom of door so no one could break in, mold in bathrooms and very dirty toilets, disgusting is the best word. Next time don't remember cheap is NOT always the best, no return trip there.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Chaska, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a great stay in a two bedroom suite (room 308). All the rooms were clean. My daughters (18 months and 5 years old) both had a blast in the pools. Great place for families with little kids to stay. If you have older kids, you might want to look else where. There are not a lot of indoor water activities for big kids. The entire hotel badly needs a remodeling job, but all in all, I would recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

The rooms stink of poop, the bed sheets and covers smell like animal pee (they try covering it up with air freshener that makes the rim smell like a nursing home), they say you can fit 6 people in a room but in that case you better be a kid or super skinny. The rooms tvs don't function correctly you literally have to hit it (room 212). The pools are boring and literally for kids nothing special. You might be saying why don't you go to another hotel well we were invited by friends no argument their. The hotel itself is out dated, the hallways are dull, the rooms are small, the pools are crap and the staff are rude. If I could change hotel I would rather be at Mt. Olympic.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Portage, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Another last minute quick weekend get away with the girl friend. Front desk staff is amazing as normal. Monk in the bar is a great person to talk and joke with. In house pizza is great, and still cheaper than most delivery. Room had a fresh coat of paint and was clean as normal. Pools were clean (unlike previous post). I stay in many hotels for work and Polynesian is right at the top with cleanliness and staff is more than willing to go above and beyond customer expectations. I plan on staying again soon!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Polynesian Resort Hotel
Address: 857 N Frontage Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9604
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Polynesian Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Polynesian offers a variety of room styles to choose from - King rooms, Queen Rooms, Two Bedroom Suites, & Luxury Suites - one is sure to accommodate your family's stay in Wisconsin Dells. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The resort is undergoing improvements during 2015 and select areas will be restricted due to these improvements. We make every effort to offer alternatives but will occasionally be unable to do so. Thank you for your understanding. ... more   less 
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