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“Try to avoid staying in Wishek, ND” 3 of 5 stars
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1216 Beaver Avenue, Wishek, ND   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Wishek B&B and Inns
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“Try to avoid staying in Wishek, ND”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Pros Bed was very comfortable. Room was clean, and new flat screen TV. And the plumbing and the heating worked fine. And those are the most important things anyway.

However, the furnishings are worn, and don't seem to have been changed since the early 1960s.
Very unappealing exterior of hotel and the interior is depressing as well.

But as I said, all I asked for was a good night's sleep, and I got it, so I give a reluctant average 3 star rating. There are very few motels in this part of North Dakota. Drive forty miles and you come to another poor, depressing little town like Wishek with one motel

$50 per nite. In the Willison oil patch, they would get $120 nite for this small room.

There is a Super Valu grocery store next door. You are better off buying food there and heating it in the microwave in the office area of the hotel than finding a decent place to eat in this town.

I can't wait to get out of this town!

Room Tip: Try not to stay in Wishek!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My girlfriend and I just stayed at the Wishek inn last weekend. We were visiting her grandmother at the nursing home. We checked the motel review on the internet and found a much of the review were negative. We had to stay there anyway because of the snow storm and the roads were too dangerous for us to head up to Bismarck. We found the reviews wrong, Sure it is not the Hilton, but you much consider the town, one end is a giant junk yard, Blink as you go through and you might see down town Wishek. You could film an old western there, most of the building are empty and run down Blink again at the other end town there’s a cow stock yard. All of this in Town. The motel is the crown Jewel of that town without doubt. The couple and their daughter that own the motel are genuinely nice people in town. If your job is to review motels, you should consider the location, if it’s not your job the next time you’re in Wishek you should get off your High horse and take a deep breath and relies where you’re at. It’s not fair to the people of Wishek and especially to the owners of the motel well stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fargo, North Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This place is a real problem for the community of Wishek. We checked it out because we were bringing a statewide meeting to town, and had found the Wishek Inn to be good accommodations in the past. We were not even allowed to see a room. The person minding the desk would have to clean up a bit to rise to the level of slovenly. This sort of place drags down a small town.

Room Tip: There are decent accommodations in other, nearby towns.
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Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Franklin, WV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Seriously, I've only been in one motel worse than this. If I would have had any other choice in the immediate area I would have refused this room. The rooms are very dated with worn out furniture/beds/tables and chairs. Lamps had exposed wiring hanging loose under the shades (scary!) Electrical outlets in the walls were missing the covers. Bathroom sink was chipped and rusty. Window air conditioner was damp and noisy. Widow glass was cracked with a broken lock and held shut with a stick in the glide rail. On the bright side....kinda....the bed was strangly comfortable though small and the hotel quiet at night. Stan's Super Value grocery next door has the best smoked sausage you will ever try and the motel office was staffed with very friendly people. Too bad they don't have a better hotel to brag about in this very quaint little prarie town.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1216 Beaver Avenue, Wishek, ND
Location: United States > North Dakota > Wishek
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Wishek
Number of rooms: 30

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