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Badger Hotel

3209 E. Main St. ( Exit 208 Hwy 51 ), Merrill, WI 54452
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was former super 8. We used AAA discount for fair price stay. Whirlpool was hot and clean. Hotel needs updating with burnt out fixtures and bug piles inside lenses. King bed was nice. Room was clean. Shower head was stuck at solid stream and maintain staff not in on Saturday to replace it. Adequate parking. Easy access from... More 

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Franksville, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Booked a last minute stayed bike trip for the Tomahawk Color Ride and only because every other hotel within a 25 mile radius sells out a year in advance, we wound up in Merrill at the Badger motel for two nights. Short and sweet..... filthy! Stains on the carpets everywhere in the motel and god knows what has been spilled... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I stayed the night at Badger Inn on Thursday because I was attending a funeral on Friday! The whole haul wreaked of SKUNK and the front desk lady would not let me switch. I even offered to pay the difference. Worst Customer Service EVER! I asked to speak with the manager and he refused when she called him! And he... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice hotel and easy access! Clean with very nice staff! Hot tub could have been cleaner, but otherwise very nice! Would stay there again! Had a nice breakfast and good pool and common areas. Pretty quiet!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Very dated as you would expect a small town older hotel to be. Overall thought it was clean and worked for my needs. I would use again. Didn't get an opportunity for the pool, but did notice it was inside. Beds were not the most comfortable, but again, it suited my immediate needs.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Outdated furnishings. Boasted of a whirlpool in room, but when we were in it it had nasty nasty stuff in the water, maybe from cleaners and sponges?? We only filled it and did not enter due to water. Very busy due to a sporting event in town, could have used more staff, only one person working. (besides at the bar,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very nice place although the decor is a bit set in the 80's. But it is very clean. Young man named Jordan at the front desk was very helpful. We thought he was the new manager and was very surprised he was not. We will be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Reserved through Hotels.com for a good price. The attendant was unfamiliar with how to find an online reservation but came through. Nice pool, hot tub & sauna. Room was a furnished with older pieces but clean & functional - soft bed:( Breakfast did include make your own waffles but only fruit was apples, no yogurt nor peanutbutter, no eggs.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our group of seven, aged 41-84, has just returned from another delightful 5 night stay at the Badger during one of Merrill's busiest weekends of the year. This little jewel is always our hotel of choice due to its cleanliness, friendliness, excellent value, convenience, and hospitality. They offer special discounts for Veterans and senior citizens and are right on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beautiful Property....Clean and comfortable rooms...spacious and all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave. There is a bar/lounge on the property..Desk clerks are outstanding and personable...this was our 5th year staying .will revisit over and over.

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