Midwest Living Review
It's pretty hard to have a bad experience at the American Club, touted as a Forbes five star resort for 25 years running -- the only such rated resort in the Midwest -- but now, with newly remodeled and refurbished guest rooms, it's nearly impossible. Any room at the luxurious American Club is going to be above par, and the newly remodeled rooms are no exception. They are denlike, dark in a rich chocolate kind of way, and luxurious, with every kind of amenity you could wish for. The star is the bed itself, plush with plenty of pillows and draped with a down comforter and fine Italian sheets. Six overhead tea lights (with a sliding dimmer switch within arm's reach on each side) provide adjustable reading light, as well as backlighting for the dark leather headboard and the velvet drapery behind it. All of the furnishings are a cut above as well, provided by Kohler subsidiaries McGuire and Baker. Of course the bathrooms, outfitted exclusively with Kohler products, do not disappoint. The entry-level Deluxe rooms are now retrofitted with Ann Sacks-tiled luxury showers, complete with the famous Kohler overhead Rainshower tile, two side Watertile Bodysprays, and a hand-shower nozzle. The lavatories and faucets, both in the bathroom and the wet bar, are typical Kohler -- as much works of art as they are functional. Throw blankets, magazines, lamps, the television hidden behind a louver door panel -- all these things make for a feel decidedly more home than away. Factor in the resort amenities and you understand why the American Club sweeps the AAA rating every year.