by Lisa Meyers McClintick
This historic hotel where Theodore Roosevelt once stayed (and campaigned from the balcony) went through a full facelift and major expansion in 2009. Now, in addition to its eight historic rooms, it has 68 new ones with the most upscale lodging in the area. Rates start at $169/night. The restaurant with its wine, walleye, bison tenderloin, lobster bisque and other temptations is worthy of a date night.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite dining room for all meals
- Newly renovated rooms
- Onsite Dining
We stayed in the historic section of the hotel, and had to climb stairs to get to our room which would limit some needing access to an elevator which they have in the newer tower portion of the hotel. However, for us the climb was worth it. The room décor was beautiful, the king size bed was very comfortable, the bathroom and large shower were perfect, and the continental breakfast was delicious! Thick bacon, large maple flavored sausage links, egg bake, hash browns, and assorted cereals, breads, and muffins, etc. were displayed in silver warmers and served in the Theodore lounge. A warm fire was blazing in the lobby, and the front desk personnel were very nice and courteous. And for us coffee drinkers, there were six coffee packets and coffeemaker on the desk in the room, along with a couple tea packets. The room was quiet, and we couldn't ask for more!
This lovely hotel was mostly vacant during our off-season stay. The staff was friendly and helpful, our small room was clean and cozy, and the lobby is welcoming. The hotel is less than a quarter mile to the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, an absolute American must-see. I definitely recommend it.