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The Riverside Motel

10429N State Road 27, Hayward, WI 54843
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Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Hayward
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luck, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up deciding to stay an extra night in Hayward without a place to stay. After looking around on TripAdvisor we decided to contact The Riverside Motel based on the positive reviews of others. For a reasonable cost, we stayed in a clean and comfortable room overlooking a very peaceful body of water. Horst and Elizabeth were great to... More

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Your review of our property certainly was a pleasant surprise to us! It makes our work day so much more enjoyable, to have reviews like this one. In the summer and on special event weekends, a great variety of people from different backgrounds and with different travel experiences and expectations come to Hayward, national and international. We never know who... More

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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186 reviews 186 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit it: I'm a simple guy. Give me some beauty and quiet at a motel, and I"m happy. This is a great Northwoods Motel. A nice German Couple own it and have for many years(American flag, Wisconsin flag and German flag in front). I was there for the last Thomas Hearns/Sugar Ray Leoard fight. It is on Lake Hayward... More

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

This guest experienced what most travelers wish for, a quiet and restful stay and a great meal and service! We hear from many guests that they are happy with their stay, sleep well and hope we will still be here next year. Not everyone takes the time to write because vacations can be busy, and getting back to work is... More

Sussex, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally booked a standard room, but based on other reviews, called back & reserved a waterfront room. Horst was very accommodating in making the change. He even called me back to explain the different cancellation policy (72 hrs instead of 48 hrs). The room had a table with two chairs, a small sofa, & the usual coffeemaker, microwave, mini fridge... More

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Innkeeper27, General Manager at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in one of our Waterfront Rooms. Many guests have told us that they sleep very well, and that they appreciate the location in walking distance to downtown, grocery stores, attractions and restaurants. Reviews like yours keep us motivated to continue our work here in Hayward, where it is still possible to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance, daughter and I called earlier in the day to make a reservation for this motel. We were coming from Illinois and informed them we would hopefully make it by 10pm. Unfortunately my daughter got sick (she's 3 and had heart surgery at 17 months. Car rides can still be difficult for her). I called at 9:30pm to explain... More

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Innkeeper27, Public Relations Manager at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Reading this review feels like getting a beating. Someone really vented their anger. Stories are never fully told, and this one isn't either. We have said it before, and I say it again. Please communicate to the innkeeper and let them know about your special situation. If it is worth mentioning publicly in a negative online review, why is not... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want a full-service resort, this is not for you. If you want a quiet, cozy, friendly place to enjoy the area, stay here. Our riverfront room has a small balcony on the water. Although the motel is on busy Rt 27, our room was very quiet. Rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, cable tv, and free wifi. Elisabeth... More

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review our property, and for giving us 4 stars! We are so glad that you had a pleasant stay! You described our property perfectly, and for the other readers out there we would like to say that we do not provide service 24 hours, and our small business is not open day and... More

Saint Joseph, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A small privately owned motel in a small town in Wisconsin. This motel is quaint but charming. It is on a river and has several waterside rooms available. There is a small fishing dock that is lighted at night. This motel is located within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants and the downtown area. The water side rooms have nice... More

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

We enjoyed reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to review our property in Hayward, the small city with World Class events. Our motel offers a variety of options, from "Standard" or budget rooms (with fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV and WiFi), to Waterfront rooms with private deck and masseur bath tubs, and also six log cabins that... More

Cary, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at the Riverside Motel over the 4th of July weekend. It was walking distance to town and a great restaurant right across the street. Horst and Elisabeth are wonderful people and have owned the hotel for as long as I can remember. Regarding the post about the shower floors being slanted, that's the way it is a lot... More

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Joyce, thank you so much for a great review of our property! We do not neglect our motel rooms, nor do we misrepresent our property. If we can find a way to improve something, we will do it, and we encourage suggestions from our guests as well as employees. It seems to us that the option of public internet postings... More

Warrenville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It was clean and cozy. The rooms had an old world charm, with a flat screen tv and refrigerator! Knotty pine walls with modern conveniences. Everything was well taken care of and spotless. This is definitely on our favorites list. Next time we will book a room on the river with the courtyard and flowers!

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous ratings and a great review of your stay at The Riverside Motel! More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Riverside Motel was a great locally run place to stay for a night. I was in Hayward for work and this was an excellent affordable motel. While the furnishings were a little dated and the pillows just so-so, the rooms themselves were clean and well looked after. The staff was incredibly pleasent and the rate was terrific (although it... More

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review of our facilities! More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed over night for a funeral. Very clean room! Very nicely decorated and was very happy. Not fancy but very quaint. The price was very reasonable and they even turn the lights on for you so you don't come back in the dark! Highly recommend this motel! Love that you can park right in front of your room.

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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you also, for posting a great review for our motel. We don't take reviews like yours for granted. We also do some travel and try to learn from the places we spend time in ... Turning the lights on is something we wanted to do because it was done for us, and made us feel like someone cared ...... More

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Address: 10429N State Road 27, Hayward, WI 54843
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Hayward
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The Riverside Motel is located in walking distance to several downtown restaurants and shops. The Hayward municipal Beach and Park as well as the Lumberjack World Championship arena are approximately 10 minutes to walk. We occasionally offer discount coupons to a local Fitness Center. Fishing is allowed on our piers (we suggest catch and release). Our breakfast is continental, 7.30 AM to 10 AM. Also, a bicycle trail runs alongside our property for jogging, biking and even dog walking! Among winter activities are snowmobiling (access snow trail 31 from our parking lot), cross country skiing and ice fishing, also snow shoe hiking. In June of 2014, we added a new and beautiful "Upstairs Suite with River Views" of 730+ sq. Feet. This suite sleeps maximum 5 persons! ... more   less 
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