I was born and raised in Rapids, moved away 20 yrs. ago and have stayed here EVERY time we come back to visit family. In fact, many years ago I worked in this hotel. It was always the premier place to stay in town, host a wedding or event, or go for a special dinner occasion. It has declined dramatically just in the last year or two. We asked for a west wing suite knowing there was an extra separate sitting room with sofa bed and TV for our grandson. But, NO TV. I don't understand the logic behind removing this TV from the room. Who sits on a sofa to stare at a blank wall? Why was it taken out? The air unit was SO LOUD, it kicked in to blow out arctic air that froze us, then turned off and the room was hot and stuffy. I finally turned it off entirely at 4:00 a.m. to get a couple hours sleep. My son and wife had the same experience in their room. The bed mattress was old, soft, and very low to the floor making for a sore back in the morning. Not the Mead's usual standard. The bathroom was not cleaned well and one of the glasses was dirty. One of the two restaurants was permanently closed down. The usual great meal at Cafe Mulino was a huge disappointment. There was only one other party there besides my family so there should have been excellent service and food. Salad had been pre-dressed so lettuce was all wilted. Pizza was still good but my pasta dish was average at best, pasta was dried out like it also had been plated and left standing. Pool water was cloudy and we were told we had to leave at 11 p.m. - even though we were drying off and putting on our shoes, obviously leaving on our own. Hotel Mead has for 20 years been our home away from home for regular visits back to see family and I know our next trip will mean finding another place to stay. This is a huge disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the heart of Central Wisconsin, Hotel Mead offers distinctive, luxury accommodations at affordable prices.Whether you are planning a meeting, romantic getaway or wedding reception, our attentive and seasoned staff pledge to insure a pleasantly memorable experience. Plan your next stay, vacation, business meeting, group event, banquet, conference, convention, wedding or reception at Central Wisconsin’s premier lodging and conference destination - the Hotel Mead. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mead Hotel Wisconsin Rapids