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Hotel Retlaw

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 March 2017

GURU OF LUXURY, LLC Yvonne Roberts | PRINCIPAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR 'It's Not Just a Design; It's A Lifestyle. My goal is to illustrate a bold vision combining lavish beauty with historical integrity. This is no mere nod to the past.  Interlaced with an understanding of the importance of Hotel Retlaw’s impact within the historic downtown district, we take into careful...

1Thank ymottesen
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for a wedding and had two different rooms. The first room was very dated and dirty. The room key also quit working twice on us. The next room was more updated but the paint on the walls was all scuffed up and coming off. The bathtub had mold on it and the shower head was so old....

2Thank Amy K
South Barrington, Illinois
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I was prepared for a "period dated room" but not a neglected room. When in baseball a team doesn't perform they fire the manager. In the hotel business, that is the general manager. Wall scuffs, bent towel rods, rust on the heater, cigarette burn marks, wall paper seals coming loose, bathroom wall tiles with mold, rust on bathroom drain, heater...

Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This hotel has the small town historic look and feel! You can feel the history! This place is not new and yes the rooms feel old, but that's the charm! Rooms are very clean and bed is comfortable! TV's are not flat screen or LCD but again, old school charm! Loved the shower heads! High pressure and very nice! We've...

Thank Sarah9049
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 September 2015

My family stayed at the Retlaw in August. The first thing I noticed was the historical charm in the front lobby. A lot of famous people had stayed there over the years which they proudly display on the walls. We stayed on the 7th floor very close to the "haunted" room. When we entered our room, it smelled like cigarettes,...

Thank VelvetSatin
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I recently stayed at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel. I believed it used to be a larger chain hotel before Retlaw. It is in the downtown section of Fond du Lac. I did not see any parking garage I parked on the dark street. The bed reminded me of a WWF wrestling platform...HARD. The breakfast in the morning was standard. If...

Thank DeltaShuttle192
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a charmer- inexpensive accommodations, wonderful meeting/catering options to meet every business need, and above and beyond service excellence provided by each employee I encountered. The location is nicely situated in the downtown. The hotel has been well maintained for its age, and retains some of the old world splendor in the lobby and ballrooms. A real gem!

Thank kgdietitian
Frierson, La
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My Father-in-law and I stayed at the Retlaw Plaza July 20-26 2015. We were there for the annual Oshkosh Airventure fly-in. We stayed on the 7th floor in a nice room. Was very quiet and clean. Breakfast was awesome as they add a few additional items for those staying the week of the fly-in. The front desk clerks were very...

1Thank MarkNKellyjo
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Big CLEAN room. Large soft towel Helpful staff. Free Breakfast. The hotel has been remodeled and updated, but still retains that old world charm. It's like the charming hotel you stay in when in Europe and then write home about. I recommend it highly.

Thank 11115MM
Detroit, MI
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

The Retlaw needs to be closed down and demolished. The hotel is old and in disrepair. The rooms are seriously the dirtiest I have ever seen. Hair all over bathroom, rusted out toilet. I would of checked out and went to another hotel in the area if I was not there for more than one night and on business. The...

1Thank CamilleDetroit_MI

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HOTEL RETLAW poised for luxury! Opening Fall 2017 Hotel Retlaw opened in 1923 during an era of incredible social, artistic, and cultural excitement. This remarkable hotel embraced the Roaring Twenties and all that happened during this unique time in history—the Neoclassical revival period peaked, and flappers redefined feminine style. Jazz music was all the rage and there was a sense of excitement in the air. Hotel Retlaw, a “Grande Dame” in its own right, embodied an unmistakable style of timeless elegance combined with modern edginess. Today, Hotel Retlaw is poised to retake its rightful place as one of Wisconsin’s elite hotels and a preferred destination for dignitaries, and celebrities. Original hallmarks still characterize this iconic treasure in central Wisconsin, and the hotel will undergo an unprecedented renovation beginning in the winter of 2017 that will preserve the historic significance and aesthetics of the iconic property, while infusing it with contemporary luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Retlaw

Address: 1 N Main St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935-3419 (Formerly Ramada Plaza Hotel)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Fond du Lac
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Retlaw 3*
Number of rooms: 126
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“By combining an Urban Luxury Lifestyle; guests have access to a rich emotional connection which embodies the essence of their destination.”
ymottesen, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want that haunted feel, ask for a room on the 7th floor!”
Sarah9049, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“just speak with the staff. It's a small town....they are local people who want you to be happy and come back”
11115MM, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Saw no ghosts on my floor spent 4 night here”
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