A night in Ft Atkinson
Posted Jun 15, 2015
Spent the night in Ft Atkinson to attend "Guys on Ice" at the Fireside. Used to stay at this hotel every year when going to the Christmas show because of the convenience of the location (next door to the Fireside). Stopped going there about five years ago because the hotel really went down-hill but after reading recent reviews, thought I'd try it again.
The hotel is definitely better than it was five years ago; however I had expected more based on the reviews. The bed and toilet were clean; however our room had a very strong, pungent cleaning product smell that was over powering. We had to open the windows to air it out. The bathroom floor appeared clean; however after noticing someone else's pill on the floor under the bathroom sink, it's clear the floors were not swept from the last use. The small couch in our room had stains on it.
The room and bathroom are definitely NOT updated but if you are looking for one of the least expensive places to stay in Ft Atkinson, this one would be worth the money; I had just expected more.
This hotel also allows dogs; however they do not separate the dog families from the others so barking dogs at night or in the early morning was very annoying for those of us that prefer to go places "without" our animals.
I will be returning again to the Ft Atkinson area for another show at the Fireside; however I think I will continue to go to my hotel of choice, the Holiday Inn Express. It's not that far and definitely worth the $60 more.