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Bitter End Motel

1201 Main Road, Washington Island, WI
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was hesitant about staying at a bar's hotel located next to the bar but gave it a shot & was pleasantly surprised. Even though it looks a bit run down & dumpy on the exterior the interior was very nice & very clean. It looked as if they took a lot of pride in their motel. And to get a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for high-end, fancy, loads of amenities, 5-star service....don't stay here. BUT if you are looking for a clean, affordable, comfortable place to stay for a night or two while visiting Washington Island, I would recommend it. You check-in at Nelson's Tavern next door where the staff is friendly and helpful. Centrally located. This is my kind... More 

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Lapeer, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The beds were cheap. The pillows were flat and old. The sheets were very worn. The room had a 14" flat screen tv with only 4 channels. The bar next door was kinda noisy but belonged the the same owner. The bar had good food. There was wifi, but it was a bad connection, I believe it was the Bars... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to stay on Washington Island and we chose to stay at Bitter end motel. The motel itself has only 6 rooms and the Bar (Nelson's Hall) is next door and that is where we had to check in. This is not a classy joint but a fun place to hang out. The decor in our... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

Bitter End Motel is directly next to, and run by, the Nelson's Hall Bar. The motel itself is overpriced and the accommodations are average at best. You don't really come to Washington Island to hang out in a hotel room though. Don't expect cable TV or a mint on your pillow or even for the tub to drain properly. It... More 

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