The Stella Hotel & Ballroom

The Stella Hotel & Ballroom

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4.5
#4 of 10 hotels in Kenosha
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Nestled in the heart of downtown Kenosha, just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, The Stella Hotel & Ballroom is the only full-service hotel in downtown Kenosha. Our contemporary, yet classic full-service hotel features 80 stunning guest rooms and suites with comfortable amenities, a café, supper club-inspired restaurant, and seasonal rooftop bar. During your visit, experience downtown Kenosha’s boutique shops, museums, breweries, entertainment venues, and more, just steps away from our historic hotel!
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Game room
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Car park
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

5706 8th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-4003
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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D R wrote a review Jan 2020
Racine, Wisconsin21 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night as a couples getaway because we were curious about the renovation. First of all, The Stella is beautiful! The renovations on the main building are superb and very "boutique", and the addition of hotel rooms fits beautifully into the space. The rooms are very spacious and very comfortable. Everything in the room was well maintained. My only complaint about the room is that the bed was VERY firm, and the pillows were also very thick and firm as well. It would be nice to have a mix of soft and firm pillows to cater to each customer's preference. The shower was AMAZING! Great pressure and the water stayed hot.

There were a few weird things that are worth reporting. Housekeeping was vacuuming outside of our room at 9 o'clock at night. I thought that was extremely weird, at a time when people are starting to wind down and go to sleep. I called the front desk, and they didn't seem concerned at all. She said they could have them stop, but honestly a that point, it was not worth the hassle. The room gets pitch black at night thanks to the great design of the pull down shades, however there's a flashing bright white light right over the bed (fire/smoke detector?) that goes off throughout the night at regular intervals. A little annoying, especially when you're not sleeping well anyway due to hard bed.

We did not try the restaraunt, but wanted to try the cafe in the morning, but they did not have our favorite beverage in stock so we passed. Was disappointed that the "happy hour" deal that was advertised at the front desk was not being offered until the following week, so we did not stay for drinks during the evening. The tap was not working anyway so we couldn't get the drafts we would have ordered. We ended up going to a local place for drinks and out meal.

The location is good. It's in an up and coming area, being revitalized by micro-brews, good restaurants, and fun shops. It's going to take a few more years for the downtown area to get there, but there's potential and the Stella is in a great location to take advantage of the local growth.

Overall, I enjoyed the stay and the facilities. Just a few things that did not impress me, but could be easily remedied. I would recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for softer pillows if that's what you prefer.
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Response from JessicaMM56, Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review! We apologize for some of the discomfort you experienced during your couples getaway and will share your comments with our management team. I hope that we will see you again the next time you're looking for a little getaway or date night meal! The 1844 Table & Mash's Happy Hour begins today and is available Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm, they're also offering a $5 Whiskey Wednesday and are in the works on offering a shareable Thursday special menu!
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MplsJen wrote a review Jun 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota71 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed solo for one night in late June. I was surprised that the person who met me at the front desk was not wearing a mask, but it might be a sign of the changing times. My room was very clean, classy and a place where I would like to spend more time. The person cleaning the rooms was wearing a mask. The hotel was not busy while I was there and the rate was fantastic. It’s an easy walk from The Stella to the waterfront/ marina area. I am hoping to come back for a long weekend at some point in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from JessicaMM56, Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your support! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and time exploring our neighborhood! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Michele B wrote a review Feb 2020
North Aurora, Illinois7 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To me, the hotel is a mix of vintage class, urban decor and comfort in one place! I observed all ages enjoying their stay at the hotel. Whether one night or three for a getaway, you won't be disappointed !

We booked the Stella House as a one night getaway. The location is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from the western suburbs of Chicago.

The hotel, staff, restaurant and location were perfect. Even with a briskness to the air, we were able to enjoy some of the downtown establishments and waterfront. The downtown provides stops for craft beers, wine, neighborhood waterholes and waterfront dining. We did not hit the shops but I did notice storefronts that looked inviting. We do not have children but in the warmer times there are activities and park dunes to explore. There is a Civil War and History Museum in the area that we will explore during our next trip to the Stella House.

Rooms are spacious, sleek in design and comfortable for relaxation.

The restaurant, bar, and kitchen cafe were spacious, inviting and tastefully decorated. We are looking forward to bringing family so we can enjoy the outdoor veranda and roof top social area.

Tonya in housekeeping was helpful in making our departure smooth. Thank you !

P.S. I checked out the banquet room for banquet planning and it is picture perfect for a special occasion.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from JessicaMM56, Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to share the love with Tonya! We look forward to seeing you again in the summer months!
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george6709 wrote a review Jul 2023
Waldwick, New Jersey4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Was in Kenosha to visit family. Our daughter recommended the Stella as it was nice and was walking distance from her house. Unfortunately, their reservation system was being updated and there were issues registering there. After many calls to try, we actually reserved a hotel about 20 minutes out of town, just in case. Luckily, the day before our arrival we checked and we did have a room.

Getting past the reservation issues (which the staff was very apologetic for) our stay was very good. The room was clean and well kept and the staff was great. The hotel is in the downtown area and walkable to many restaurants, shops and two museums. I'd definitely stay here again next time we're in the area.

Would have given an excellent review but for 2 things - the reservation mess (which was to have been corrected within a couple weeks) and the fact that there was no room service during our stay. If we needed it we would need to specifically request it. While I understand staffing and budgetary issues, usually there will be some level of room service, even if it's to check trash and make sure the bathrooms are properly stocked with soap, etc.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MLE0904 wrote a review Jan 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada599 contributions216 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are originally from Kenosha and have seen this property overgo renovations for 30+ years. I must say they finally got it right. The rooms are small but confortable, just a pictured. The beds are comfortable and everything you need in a hotel room is at your fingertips. If there is a downside it is that it surrounds an alley where the trash bins are kept and on garbage day it gets pretty noisey early in the morning. Would stay her again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from JessicaMM56, Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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MPTAS wrote a review Nov 2021
London95 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really fantastic hotel. I stayed here for work at a time when they were very busy. All the staff without exception were charming, polite and seemed genuinely happy to help. It’s clearly a very well managed place. The manager himself was happy to roll on our reservation when we were unsure when we would leave. The food was exceptional both in the cafe and the restaurant and reasonably priced too. A top hotel. Thanks very much to everyone.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Angela Cleland, General Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Thank you, for your review. We are pleased that we were able to provide you with an exceptional experience, and hope to see you again soon!
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Francesca Serpe wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Words cannot express enough how amazing our wedding turned out to be. From day one the vibe and staff at the stella made everything so humble and easy to work with. Jordyn and Tiffany were so kind and patient with every little detail we asked for! They made our day come together better than we could ever imagine. The food and service was amazing we got texts the next day asking where they could buy the salad dressing. I would recommend them over and over again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Angela Cleland, General Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Thank you, for your review. We will be sure to share your comments with Jordyn and Tiffany, and are glad that they were able to provide you with an amazing experience. We hope to see you again soon!
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Barbara S wrote a review Jul 2021
Fishers, Indiana29 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Kenosha for a funeral. E booked the Stella on Monday for 2 nights. The funeral dinner was in the Stella Ballroom. Everything was perfect. Special kudos to Ken at the front desk and Emmy the bartender. They were the top for us of all the staff. All service was special and they made us feel like valued guests with every interaction. Scoops the ice cream parlor was also great. It is easy to see why they have won best ice cream for 8 or more consecutive years. I felt completely safe in this neighborhood and walked around day into night without issue. Thank you Stella Hotel and your amazing team.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Angela Cleland, General Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Thank you, for your kind review. We hope you will come back to visit us when your travels bring you back to Kenosha!
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jbsunlvr wrote a review Jan 2021
wisconsin27 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and i stayed here one night over Christmas holiday. It is located in downtown Kenosha it is within walking distance to two breweries and numerous restaurants. Kinda retro urban rooms with nice amenities. Comfortable bed and pillows. We enjoyed are brief stay and will return on future trips to Kenosha.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Keanen Kopplin, General Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Hello jbsunlvr, I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to write this fantastic 5-star review of the Stella Hotel and Ballroom! I'm glad you were able to explore the neighborhood a bit and look forward to you visiting again soon. Thank you, Keanen Kopplin
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Michael H wrote a review Jan 2021
New Berlin, United States12 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an overnight but ended up being so much more. Service at every level was awesome. Check in, bartender, wait staff and management. Immaculate property and incredible rooms. Every aspect of the room was clearly a focus for this remodel. Great room! Bartender is A+ with drinks, suggestions and attention to patrons being perfectly balanced. The chef is amazing with food and appetizers. Unique and tasty! How is this perfectly located property not packed?
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Keanen Kopplin, General Manager at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Hi Michael - I'm happy to read that you had such an enjoyable stay! I appreciate you leaving this fantastic 5-star review and we all look forward to your next visit to the Stella Hotel and Ballroom. Warm Regards, Keanen
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juanettak021262 asked a question Aug 2021
1 contribution
Is there a pool
Answer from fratboy76
Chicago, Illinois23 contributions10 helpful votes
No pool Sorry for the delay. Definitely go there 😎
Gary G wrote a tip 7 May
Wilmette, Illinois3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loud parties, doors slamming all night and marijuana reeked in the halls."
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Barb V wrote a tip Jan 2024
Waupaca, Wisconsin15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy!"
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Denise R wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrade the mattresses and lighten the room. "
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PamDon wrote a tip Oct 2023
IL164 contributions99 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Heritage Suites are very cool!"
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C B wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fourth floor rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
₹8,247 - ₹14,079 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinKenosha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
Which popular attractions are close to The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Nearby attractions include Downtown Kenosha Wisconsin (0.3 km), Dinosaur Discovery Museum (0.2 km), and Public Craft Brewing Co. (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazzy B, Frank's Diner, and Wine Knot Bar & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Stella Hotel & Ballroom located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kenosha.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Stella Hotel & Ballroom offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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