Cove of Lake Geneva
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Cove of Lake Geneva
Change reservations for Mexico or Florida. Same price and worth the travel
For the same price, a more professional, friendlier staff, and an all over more relaxing, memorable vacation, change your reservations from this dated motel to a vacation in, for example, Riveria Maya, Mexico (we reccomend the Iberostar: Paradiso Lindo), or the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. We spent $240 a night for our suite that we had to upgrade from our original reservation because the cheaper rooms actually have beds along the walls outlining the interior hallways of this place. You don't miss a sound in this place, so don't expect rest here. Aside from the $240 a night, add another $100, at least, each day/night for meals. There are plenty of restaurants around town, and one in this place. Drinks at this place were overpriced ($8.00 for a Pina Collada in a plastic cup), and even though they were purchased at the pool bar or through the server circling the pool area, drinks were not allowed near the pool. I actually was scolded by the lifeguard, whom could not have been older than 12 years of age, to place my drink away from the pool. After a running total for three nights, well near four days, we spent approximately $1,200 for two people. We spent the same amount for the same number of days/nights, including the cost of airfare and a rent-a-car, when we stayed at the beautiful Boca Raton Resort and Club less than a month ago. There, we also received a complimentary newspaper each morning, a complimentary turndown of the beds with mints atop of our pillows each night, and a clean, refreshing pool to swim in during this sweltering heat. If you look online, Mexico offers deals through Apple Vacations, for example, that would cost you the same amount of money for the same number of days that you would spend at this place, and they include airfare and meals (all inclusive). If you want to spend more for less, this dated motel is for you. If you want a vacation worth your money, keep looking...
Great place to stay in Wisconsin
Stayed at the cove for 4 days, the place is great, my stay was on Jan 29 and seeing the review that a guest from Chicago just wrote, as I am trying to write my review, makes me wonder if these guests stayeed in the same place my family and I stayed in ?
We found the Cove very cozy, friendly and a great location.
Do yourself a favor and try this place, take my word on it, you will love it as we did.
Nice hotel, great price for the area
When I read the different reviews of this hotel, I tried to imagine the people writing them. I am an average person, who loves the Cove and stays there every year for just a relaxing weekend. The pool is not small, not too warm, the place is nice, not too overpriced like the rest of Lake Geneva, it's just normal. Not hoity-toity, just regular. The rooms are of nice size and for the price, very accomodating with the microwaves, stoves and refrigerators. If the bed is near the door, it's probably the least expensive, but still not bad. The staff has always been great, the rooms clean and the hospitality wonderful. I have stayed there at least 5-6 times and no complaints, but then again, I am not a Chicagoian looking for a high end resort.
Stayed for a weekend at the Cove in mid November. It was a cold and windy weekend so it was nice to be able to go for dinner at Houllihans Restaurant which is inside the hotel complex. We had one of the larger suites, Admiral. However, the second night we were kept awake half the night by the sound that was unmistakenly a mouse or similar critter, scratching in the closet area of our bedroom. It would stop scratching when we made a slight noise. I was afraid to use the bathroom until morning. We were on the second floor which kind of surprised me. Reported to management the next morning when checking out. They didn't act surprised, but just commented that they would report it, which led me believe they heard it before. Also, all the cable channels were only on the bedroom TV, not the living room TV where we all gathered. The indoor pool offered no privacy and was very conspicuously located in full view of people strolling back and forth through the lobbey with most stopping to watch through the huge glass wall. Outdoor pool area is very small. All in all, I would go back, but not for a swim. Cove is in the best location. Walking distance to everything.
Beds are by the door
We have stayed at this hotel twice now. Great location. Close to everything. Pool was heated and nice, but way too warm. Felt more like a hot tub (can't be very healthy). But, the kiddie pool is not heated and ice cold. How does this make sense? The beds were right next to the door and very uncomfortable. If you stay there, make sure you ask for THE room where the bed is not next to the door. The loft rooms are small and the bed on the main floor is also next to the door. It's not really a loft. If you bring your little ones, and you don't want to leave them by the door, you will have to put them on the second floor which has steep stairs. The ladies at the service desk that checked us in an out were rude and impatient. Hotel is way overpriced. The food at Houlihan's was great. Nice place to relax. Next time I think we will try the Geneva Inn, though.
Starting To Show It's Age
The first time we stayed at The Cove was when it was new at least 10 years ago. Of course new is always great. We were not expecting the same new, fresh feel however upon walking through the halls The Cove has seen better days meaning it's time for new paint, carpet, etc. The rooms of course are still huge! You can't beat the location right in the heart of town across the street from the lake. The convience of having Houlihan's connected to The Cove is great! If you like mushrooms you have got to try their appetizer! Mmmm so good!
The indoor and outdoor pool are small but nice if it's not too crowded. Overall The Cove is a really nice place I just can't give it 5 stars anymore because it needs updating bad. If your not picky about the updating issue then you will love The Cove!
Stayed at The Cove this past weekend. Great pool w/live entertainment every Sat. afternoon. Good location to lake, & downtown area. A bit pricey, but worth every penny of it. Every room is a little apartment. HIGHLY recommend this hotel. Will continue to go back.
Loved the great location
The staff and the location are great, the amenities are some of the nicest in the area. Stayed at Grand Geneva, until we discover The Cove, BY BY Grand Geneva.
I like to getaway once a year for a week, and this is a great place.
Price is great, rooms are wonderful and the staff is one of the best.
Even the smallest room the Anchor suite is like your own little apartment. There is plenty to do at the hotel for children and adults.
I will continue to getaway every year at The Cove.
The beds in this place were hard as a rock. Seriously, I would have been just as comfortable if I had slept on the floor.
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