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Bayside Motor Lodge

836 Highway 45 South, Eagle River, WI
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Ranked #14 of 15 hotels in Eagle River
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Fargo, North Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Bayside Motor Lodge because it was nearly half the price of the local Franchise motels. When we arrived the lady behind the desk was on a call with a disgruntled customer. After their call she spoke negatively about some customers? Evidently that one did not understand their one week cancellation policy. Within a few hours we... More

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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked this place, and had to cancel last year. Then "graciously" letting us use the FULL PAYMENT they had already received, we re-booked, only to call us at the last minute and say the owners wanted to use it. Really? So not only were we out $$$, we then were out MORE money because of vacation days taken. This... More

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holly1950, Manager at Bayside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Kathy neglects to share that her stay was not at the Bayside Motor Lodge which I do own. The stay was set for Indian Lake Tuckaway Cottage which I manage. In 2013 Kathy called to say she would have to cancel because a guest that was supposed come with her hurt himself. She cancel less that the cancellation policy provided.... More

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I had reserved a room to stay for a snowmobiling trip in January. I could not get off of work and cancelled our reservations on December 31, 2012 which was well within the time frame to receive a full refund. After several emails and checking my credit card statement for two months I still did not receive my refund. Holly... More

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holly1950, Owner at Bayside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

The guests neglects to report that the credit card that was supplied could not be refunded to as the guests had closed or changed cards. He would not supply me with the new credit card to issue the credit too. I therefore offered to send a check. This was done several times & said he did not receive. The last... More

Woodstock, Il
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Rooms had dead flies coming alive as the heat got turned up a bit. Water pressure was so low it was difficult to take a shower. Owner gets any crabbier she'll scary all customers away! Forget the continental breakfast! Cups are dirty, pastries are stale!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The place is dated and in poor shape, both inside & out. The bathroom fan did not work & there was obvious black mold growing on the ceiling. Some of the towels/wash cloths were stained. The mattress sagged and needs to be replaced. No tissues could be found in the room or bath. And only a large bar of soap... More

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holly1950, Owner at Bayside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

As the owner of the Bayside Motor Lodge I am very sorry that this couple did not enjoy there stay at the Bayside. This couple has stayed at the Bayside last winter for snowmobiling & are fully aware of our motel. We are an older property but have completed many updates. The entire motel was recarpeted; roff reshingled; new bedding;... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We have stayed at this motel many time over the last several years mainly in the Winter months snowmobiling. We always opt for the non-housekeeping stay to save a few dollars. The large parking lot is very handy as we are always pulling a trailer. A light breakfast is always available and the coffee pot always seems to be full.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

If one has no problem with no cleaning service until after you leave, semi-hard beds, a continental breakfast of cake donuts and coffee, and inexpensive room rate, and fishing is what you really came up for, Bayside Motor Lodge is the place to rent. The property is located on Hwy 45. It is your typical older motel that you just... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I saw Pam S's review and thought we would add to it. This hotel advertises that it is on Catfish lake on the chain and gives you the impression that they have lake frontage. After looking around before checked in, we could see that we weren't going to stay. You are greeted with orange construction barrells at the entrance of... More

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holly1950, Owner at Bayside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry that this potential guest thought we were right at lakeshore. We are not & we clearly say we offer a great view and access to Catfish Lake. All making reservations know that their boat will not be insight. The responder is correct there are orange barrels at our entrance as we are part of a mixed use... More

Muskego, Wisconsin, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We booked a week at Bayside after emailing and talking to the owner many times regarding our boat size and height and concerns about docking our boat. She assured us there was no problem. We arrived after a 5 hr drive to find the property isn't even on the lake as it is a tiered property with private cabins below.... More

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holly1950, Owner at Bayside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I am very sorry that the guests were not happy with our location. Our website clearing says we have a great view and access to Catfish Lake. Which we do. It was explained by email and phone that their boat would not be in sight of their room. We offer a 32ft pier FREE of charge. With a 20ft boat... More

Tarkio, Mo
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2007

Very comfortable and inexpensive place to crash for a night in Eagle River, WI. The owner was super nice (before the stay on the phone and while we were there) - the kind of person you'd like to chat the morning away with over a cup of coffee. The room was clean and suited our needs perfectly. Loved the homey... More

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Address: 836 Highway 45 South, Eagle River, WI
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Eagle River
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 15 hotels in Eagle River
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come & vacation in the heart of Northern Wisconsin, Eagle River, WI...great view and access to Catfish Lake, one of the 28 lakes located on one of the world's largest chain of lakes, and the Catfish Lake Loop Snowmobile Trail runs right through our yard. 23 rms all: fridge, micro, coffee pots, cable, bath with tub & shower. 6 Walkout Patio rooms with 32" TV's. Grab n Go Brkfast(sorry no hot items). Picnic/Snowmobile parking at your room. Outside Power/Plug in's. Pier at lake. Multi night economical specials! Lumpy's Sports Bar & Grill with 7 flat panel TV & 15ft HDTV next door! Family owned...join us! ... more   less 
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