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“FILTHY hole in the wall. Do NOT stay here!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Spinning Wheel Motel
809 8th St, Hwy 33, Baraboo, WI 53913   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Baraboo
Little Rock, Arkansas
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“FILTHY hole in the wall. Do NOT stay here!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This place looked decent out front, and for $75 we expected the basics. We stayed in room #33 (around the back), and I wish we had read reviews before we decided to stay here. It was FILTHY! The room was full of flies, both live ones and ones smashed all over the walls and ceilings. There was a HUGE stain on the carpet in front of the TV that looked like blood. Everything was covered in a layer of dust. The bedspreads looked about 20 years old, and they had cigarette holes burned in them and stains on them. The smell in the room was awful! Despite what the website says, there was no wi-fi access. There was pubic hair in the bathroom, and urine caked down the front of the toilet. It looked like corners and tight areas like behind the toilet and behind the furniture had not been cleaned in a VERY long time. There was a fridge and microwave in the room, but I was afriad to put my food anywhere near them. The chairs were grimy, and the grass outside between our room and the parking lot was littered with chicken bones, trash, and kids' toys. People are also living here. There was lots of junk (that no one would have during a hotel stay) piled out outside the room on the end. While sitting in our room during the afternoon, we heard all kinds of clanging around outside. When we went out, there were 3 kids working on bikes with a large tool box. We asked them if they lived there, and they said "yes." This is about what I would expect for a $20/night room. If it had been 1% worse, we would have had to take a loss and go somewhere else. Take my advice, and let your wheels spin right on past the spinning wheel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

such a filthy shower that i wore my shoes while showering. hot and humid room that smelled musty. dirty bathroom floor and icky bedspread. don't stay there if you have an expectation of cleanliness and comfort. nice people own this motel, but travelers should know that this is really not a place to enjoy that "get-away" feeling.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

I went with my family to wisconsin dells, and stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT ... very friendly managment, great people. Great location, its close to wisconsin dells, and is in a rural area, so its peaceful and great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Me and my family went to Wisconsin dells. We drove and wanted to stay at a motel that was affordable and had good customer service. As we were driving we came upon Spinning wheel motel, very good motel, excellent customer service and clean rooms (which include clean bed sheets). The staff is also very friendly and would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolingbrook, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I went with down to Wisconsin dells with my Friends. We stayed at a different Motel the first night and had a bad experience. The next day we checked in to Spinning Wheel Motel, It was a better experience than the previous Motel. The Room was Clean, It included a Mini-Fridge, and TV. All of the equipment worked fine. The service was great and prompt. Ended up staying at this motel for couple more days than had planed with friends. GREAT EXPERIENCE, WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This place was well maintained. we had a very nice stay at Spinning Wheel Motel - The service was excellent. Rooms were ready and clean with new sheets. I would recommend my friends and family to stay their for the next trip.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Crest Hill, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We had a great experience here. Room was very nice and clean. Beds was comfortable and bathroom stocked.Check-in was welcome. The hotel and personnel were excellent.
The location was very good.Convenience of parking.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 809 8th St, Hwy 33, Baraboo, WI 53913
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Baraboo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Baraboo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spinning Wheel Motel is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Very close to the Wisconsin Dells, Ho-Chunk Casino, Circus World Museum, and the Devils Lake Resort! We are also centrally near Cascade Mountain Ski & Snow Board Area and Devils Head Ski Resort. All 25 rooms have a TV with cable, fridge, a microwave and free Wi-Fi internet. Ice machine is located in office. Guests will be treated with free coffee on weekend in the morning. ... more   less 
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