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“Clean and friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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S1638 State Road 35, Alma, WI 54610   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Alma
Minnesota, USA
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“Clean and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place was a good step above a chain motel for the same price. There were flowers and bird feeders everywhere to make the grounds look pretty and cared for, the rooms had historical photos of the area, the linens and bedspreads were nice quality, and Tammy (the owner) was extremely friendly. There was a coffee pot with actual coffee (not the coffee packets you get sometimes). Rooms and bathrooms are small, but immaculately clean and in good repair. Also, towels were nice and thick and fluffy.

There is some road and train noise, but you're going to get that anywhere you stay in town, as all the hotels and B&Bs are along the road and train tracks. It really didn't bother us -- there weren't many cars on the road at night.

The one quirky thing was the height of the shower head -- I'm 5'7" and I had to bend to get my head under it.

But all in all, we were happy with our stay here and felt we got our money's worth for how reasonably priced this place is and how lovingly cared for it is.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We've been staying at Reidt's for years every spring during the 100-mile garage sales which coincide with the St. Jude bass tournament the first weekend in May. We have never been disappointed. Tammy is very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are always reasonable and very clean, albeit small. There are no queen beds, only a few double beds and mostly twins. There are two cabins available for parties of four to six people and electrical hookups for your boat. Homey touches and quaint decorations abound. If you're looking for a clean and peaceful place to lay your head, Reidt's is the place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We traveled from AZ on a winter birding trip & found this on Google maps. Small,clean rooms; simply & tastefully painted & decorated; cotton sateen sheets& new linens on comfortable double bed (we didn't even miss a queen) {2 twins also available}. Modern microwave, small fridge, coffee pot & supplies, real drinking glasses & china cups. Lots of hot water once I figured out that handle was on the right. Room warm even with unusual -11° temperature spell. Friendly Tammy & husband like birds & keep multiple feeders full that attract hungry winter birds- 2 Pileated woodpeckers &1 Downey woodpecker while we where there. They also report putting out grape jelly in warm months & get many orioles. Only one mile north of Mississippi River Lock & Dam #4 at Alma, WI with largest lake-like area below dam - large area not frozen & plenty if ducks. We were able to confirm previous eBird.com sighting of juvenile Harlequin duck among Common Goldeneye & Mergansers. Nice American town, good real food in village. Highly recommend staying here-a little treasure. They even have a painting of a descending eagle on their Well-lit sign! On main road in rural area, very easy to find.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

A friend and I needed a reasonably priced 2 bedded room for a night before a birding trip along the Mississippi River and this fit the bill very well. Yes, it is close to the railroad track and the road but it is hard to find a place along the Wisconsin side of the river on the 35 that is not. The road generally quieted down well after 11 and only one train went through in the middle of the night. If you have a hard time getting back to sleep, take earplugs.
The owner loves birds, was friendly and helpful, to the point of finding dishes for us so we could breakfast in our room early before our outing. It is an older but refurbished, family owned and run smaller motel with a few larger housekeeping units. We had a 2 twin room with microwave, fridge , coffee maker, shower,and 2 chairs for half of what the nearest chain motel was charging for a Saturday night stay.
It was very clean, beds were comfortable , other residents were mostly fisher folk and were absolutely quiet after 10 pm. If you need a comfortable, clean place to stay while exploring the wonderful Mississippi River area around Alma this could work for you.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Decorah, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We could tell from the time we arrived that Tammy had been in the hospitality business nearly all her life and really enjoyed it. She was quick to make us feel welcome and offered such clean, reasonably-priced (albeit small) rooms, that we would surely come back again. A couple of larger units are available, but the 'motel rooms' have a small (but lots of hot water) shower, smaller beds, coffee with filters and a coffeemaker, satellite TV and everything was clean, clean, clean. If you don't need something fancy with all the amenities, try Reidt's (pronounced "Rights").

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stanley, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

We have ALWAYS had greta service with Reidt's Motels. We stay here yearly and the lady is the sweetest thing, very accomodating, helpful. The room is always clean and cozy. Highly recommend this place to anyone staying inthe Alma area!

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2006

First, the bad news. Reidt's is about 500 feet from a busy railroad line, and it seems closer. And, just like 40 years ago, you are unlikely to find a nonsmoking room.

Those caveats aside, though, I still recommend Reidt's. It's a friendly, family-run place that offers excellent value to travelers. Sure, there are more precious places to stay on the Great River Road, but to get a flavor of the type of place your folks stayed when they did a road trip, this is the place.

We stayed on a Thursday night, and got a 3 bedroom, 6 (twin) beds suite for $85. It had a dining table and full kitchen, including coffee and coffeemaker. Everything was clean, and everything worked. There was cable TV. The place was decorated with knickknacks and tchotchkes that must have been found at various garage sales and church bazaars. It felt like staying at your great aunt's house.

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Address: S1638 State Road 35, Alma, WI 54610
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Alma
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Alma
Number of rooms: 9
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