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“Nice Place, Good For Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Meadowbrook Resort

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Meadowbrook Resort
Ranked #38 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice Place, Good For Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2007

I just joined TripAdvisor, so i'm posting this review a couple years after we stayed there. It was a really nice, large, beautiful place, with log construction (must have cost a mint to build), in a great nature setting, and off the main "strip" of the Dells but still close
enough to everything.

The pools are great, there is an indoor kids pool which our kids loved (but it was cold when we were there), a large outdoor kids pool
with fountains, and a large outdoor adult pool, all fenced in. There's also an arcade, and there were nightly bonfires and they provided everything we need to make s'mores, for free.

I noticed some complaints in other reviews about the owner, Bill. I found him to be a nice old man who cares about the place and his guests, so I was really surprised to read those comments. Every day we were there, he was working hard all day around the place, and even planted hundreds of flowers. He could have been having a bad day, or had to deal with rude people the same way as he was being treated? I have no idea. He lives in the Chicago area, and owns the place with a couple partners. He drives back and forth to Chicagoland, 4 hours each way, and has been doing it for years and years. He definitely cares about the place, and it shows.

We really liked the place and would stay again. I would probably phone first and make sure the pools are nicely heated, though, before we arrived.

I can, however, understand why some people thought the staff were not very nice. I do remember the staff being that way. I just assumed
they didn't like their job. But it didn't affect our vacation, nothing was wrong with our reservations or room rate. But who knows, those people may not even work there anymore, we stayed there 2 years
ago.

So if you plan to check in, use your room to sleep, use the pools, see the Dells attractions, and have a nice family vacation, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here. But if you expect everything to be absolutely perfect, and want $400 Hilton service for $70 a night and plan to complain about everything, then don't stay here.

  • Stayed June 2005
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2006

We stayed actually twice at the Meadowbrook Resort.

The property is set in a wonderful location, very peaceful and tranquil. I was impressed right away at our first visit there by how quiet it was, you felt miles away from the main Wisconsin Dells activity. Was just what we were looking for.

We stayed in one of the cabins, it was ideal and you didn't have the problems you usually run into with large hotels with slamming doors all hours of the day and night. Our cabin was clean and comfortable.

The only thing I can really comment on that was not desirable was of all things the bed in our cabin. The mattress was unbelievably hard and real uncomfortable. We were only there for 3 nights so just put up with it.

We left with the thought that we would return, perhaps it was just the bed in that cabin that was underpar.

Returned for another visit about 2 years later. Stayed in another cabin and the same story, hardly slept that night. We actually ended up leaving the next day, cutting our visit there short and made reservations at another resort.

I would visit yet again, but not if I could expect the same uncomfortable accomodations, bed wise. We have stayed in many hotels during vacations and I have to say the beds in our two experiences at Meadowbrook were lousy.

  • Liked — The surroundings
  • Disliked — The bed!
  • Stayed July 2003, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2006

The Management/owner Bill was the rudest person Ive ever seen to his patrons. They do not provide phones in your rooms,and they close down the pool area and lobby at 8pm. We went for a walk the 1st nite and we were missing money from our room when we returned. When informing the front desk it was like at a deer in headlites. When they could not resolve this issue,we decided to check out 2 days early,and they refused to refund our next 2 days(we payed for 3 days inadvance) Bill was very unprofessional and did not care about our loss or a refund. Avoid this place at all costs or you may be sorry. Tim from Mpls Mn.

  • Liked — the grounds
  • Disliked — the management
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  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Meadowbrook Resort

Property: Meadowbrook Resort
Address: 1533 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9002
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Meadowbrook Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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