Lake Geneva

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

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Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Family friendly, with a summer day camp program for kids, indoor/outdoor pools, horseback riding and an ice-skating rink available on site
  • All rooms feature flat-panel TVs, granite bathrooms and lake or golf course views; most feature private balconies or patios
  • This Prairie-style retreat -- one of just four AAA 4-Diamond resorts in Wisconsin -- is just minutes from downtown Lake Geneva
  • This sprawling resort was originally built as the nation's first Playboy Club Hotel in the 1960s

“The jewel in the crown of Lake Geneva's resorts" --

91% (67 Member Ratings)

"The staff - very helpful and friendly."
May 27, 2017
Highland Park, IL, United States


Map & Directions

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an hour’s drive away from Milwaukee, and about 90 minutes from both Madison and Chicago to the hotel. Parking is available on site (included in the resort fee).

Rooms & Rates

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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a sprawling chalet-style property 10 minutes from Lake Geneva’s town center. Originally designed as the first Playboy Club Hotel in the U.S. when it opened in 1968, the property takes inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright in its architecture and design. 

Rooms are country chic, with leather armchairs and antique-style furniture. Views overlook the lake or golf courses and most rooms have a private balcony or patio. Suites feature a full wet bar including a minifridge, and some also have sofa beds and gas fireplaces. 

Guests who upgrade to the club level will find a cozy private-access club room with a fireplace, where guests can take advantage of breakfast, snacks, drinks and evening hors d’oeuvres. Other dining options include the steak-focused Geneva Chophouse and Ristorante Brissago, both winners of multiple OpenTable Diner's Choice awards. 

Grand Geneva features indoor, outdoor and lap pools on site; guests can also access the nearby Timber Ridge sister resort with its 50,000-square-foot indoor water park, heated water slides and a lazy river (passes available to guests for an additional fee). The AAA 4-Diamond resort feels like an enormous country club, with two championship golf courses, including the Jack Nicklaus-designed Highlands -- GolfAdvisor calls it a "must play." 

The resort is located just 10 minutes from downtown Lake Geneva with its many boutique shops, restaurants and bars. When the tour boats are running, a cruise on the lake is highly recommended, but there's a trail that runs along the entire lakefront if you want to get a little closer to the historic homes that line the water. 

From the press:
  • “One of Wisconsin’s top resorts, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is home to its own ski resort, water park, even a rock-climbing wall” -- Travel + Leisure



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4PM.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11AM.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request (and based on availability), for one child or one adult: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Extra bed not available in Standard Rooms. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets (up to a max of 25 lbs.) are allowed and will be charged
$65 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of $20 (subject to tax) per room per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes Wi-Fi access, valet parking, on-site transportation, in-room bottled water and coffee, local calls and access to the fitness center.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Minimum Stay requirements may vary, check with hotel for details.

The golf course is closed from mid November to March. Ski is closed from mid March to November.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

91% Positive
(67 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (part of Marcus Hotels & Resorts) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff - very helpful and friendly.
ROCHELLE May 27, 2017 Highland Park, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff and accomodations.
Daina E. May 22, 2017 La Grange Park, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
All of the amenities. There were so many things to do even though it was raining!
Other Comments
This is a very beautiful resort that has been kept up to date nicely. Many events throughout the day for all ages.
Collett May 22, 2017 Bettendorf, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The comfortable bed, nicely decorated room, the patio and chairs to sit outside.
Gina May 16, 2017 Sun Prairie, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The grounds.
Other Comments
The food is not great and the service is spotty.
mary May 15, 2017 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Close to downtown.
Other Comments
A little outdated décor in the rooms.
Caitlin May 15, 2017 Stoughton, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The golf course was nice, the staff was apologetic
Other Comments
The tub wouldn't drain, the cable didn't work, the outlets were faulty, we couldn't get a late check out, the hotel felt out dated
emily May 14, 2017 Glencoe, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The beauty of the property. The friendly staff.
Doreen May 13, 2017 Darien, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room itself was fine.
Other Comments
It was not on Lake Geneva as I had expected. It was a very large complex, like a conference hotel, very spread out. No elevators in my building and room was on third floor. The hall way going to my room was a bit shabby. I cancelled my second night there on arrival.
Terrie May 12, 2017 North Oaks, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most
The amenities and the service provided.
Rati May 10, 2017 Des Plaines, IL, United States

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