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Jefferson Street Inn

201 Jefferson St.
Wausau  Wisconsin  54403
United States
(715) 845-6500
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Midwest Living Review

Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz
There are access issues and a mediocre breakfast, but this amenity-heavy boutique hotel offers lovely accommodations within close proximity of Wausau's River District.

This boutique hotel is the best landing pad in downtown Wausau. Rooms range from very nice to downright luxurious, and amenities far exceed expectations. One real issue, though, is access: Those who can't find a parking spot in the tiny adjacent lot must park in the ramp across the street, connected to the hotel by a skywalk, and make a long, clunky trek to the lobby. This hotel badly needs bellhops, and the Continental breakfast is sparse at best, but a good central location helps make up for shortcomings. Guests are within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Historic Grand Theater.

The Ultimate Ultimate suite ($259-$289) offers a walk-in steam shower and views of Granite Peak ski hill. The East Ultimate Tower King Fireplace Suite has downtown views and a whirlpool instead of a steam shower, but the rest of the amenities remain the same—a modern kitchen fully stocked with appliances and utensils, a living room with fireplace and flatscreen TV, and a bedroom with another flatscreen. The spacious layout and homey appointments lend the air of an urban condo, and Aveda products, a fully stocked honor bar, Wi-Fi, fluffy robes and a bedside iHome all add to the list of creature comforts. For those who don't need quite as much space, king and queen executive rooms start at $129 and provide plenty of thoughtful amenities. 

Visited: 
January 14, 2012

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