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The Riverside Motel

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10429N State Road 27, Hayward, WI 54843
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olathe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 4 wonderful nights at The Riverside Motel in Hayward, Wisconsin. Don't let the outside look deceive you. The owners, Horst & Elisabeth Braener, have personally seen to it that each room has been updated and remodeled. The premises were extremely clean. When arriving we had the choice of a standard room, a room with a balcony overlooking... More 

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

Good morning to you! Your posting was a pleasant surprise! We truly enjoyed having you here, and being able to provide lodging, which you apparently enjoyed. Thank you for taking the time to write an outstanding review of our property. Please come back any time. Reviews like that make our work rewarding and keep us motivated to keep doing better. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed accommodations for two workers from out of town. The manager was in contact with me daily to assure everything was ok and was very gracious. The workers commented that I must have paid a lot of money because it was such s nice motel. The fact is it was very reasonable, well located and met my needs. 5... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write, and for your kind words. We are very glad that your workers had a great stay at The Riverside Motel in Hayward, and that our staff is appreciated. Your 5 star rating will be very helpful to other potential guests as well as to this business. You made our day! More 

Laramie, Wy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We like well-located, small hotels where we are not paying for things we don't use, like swimming pools and restaurants. Riverside fits the bill perfectly. Our spacious waterside room had a lovely balcony. The bathroom was nicely outfitted with a jacuzzi tub, and the sink area was separate from the tub/loo area. There was plenty of storage space, which is... More 

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

We certainly appreciate the time you took to write this excellent review of our property! We are working to not only to keep our motel and German Log Cabins in good repair but also updated and clean! All of this takes a team effort, and we could not do it by ourselves. We feel that our property, with its location... More 

New Richmond, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This small motel sits right on the Lake Hayward. Many rooms have a balcony looking out on the water. Even in winter it is a lovely view. The rooms are spacious enough to have a queen bed, sofa, table and chairs, dressers and TV. There is in-room coffee. Large shower, tub with whirlpool and changing area are included. It was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of The Riverside Motel! We are glad that your stay and the service we offer here was to your satisfaction! Hayward is unique because it is a city where small independent properties are valued by many travelers. They stay here at our property because of it. These owners are... More 

Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stayed at Riverside earlier this summer while fishing, and last night with my wife as we were up for Fall color. Really pleased with the clean, quiet (though ideally located) room. Everything looks extremely well kept up. The owner Horst is very pleasant and personable. A great place to stay!

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

thank you so much for taking the time to write, and for a great review of The Riverside Motel! We just saw it .... perhaps we missed the Trip Advisor Alert. Our fall season, and also our prime season, were very busy thanks to reviews like yours. We really appreciate it! More 

Luck, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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232 reviews 232 reviews
32 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 August 10, 2014

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 August 9, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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