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Forty Winks Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11017 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Wauwatosa
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Uncomfortable!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I love to stay at Mom and Pop motels but this one was dreadful! The bed was hard as a rock and just as lumpy. The rooms are not well insulated so the people above were as loud as if we were in the same room! Bathroom and carpet were moldy.We left an entire day early because we could not sleep. The Front desk did nothing to improve the situation. We were not credited for leaving early. There was no apology.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This hotel is nice just a bit older. The room was very clean and smelled great when we got in. The only minor issue we had was with the hot water. We had plenty of hot water but the nozzle would whistle kinda loud....took a while to get it to work without the noise. No other complaints!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cottonwood Heights
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I paid $79 for three nights because my cousins were staying there while in town for my aunt's memorial service. The rooms are clean, but the furnishings are very old and tired. The decorative touches include dusty silk flowers circa 1980 and needlepoint wall hangings. No shampoo, no hand lotion, nothing but the tiny little rectangles of soap. There aren't enough outlets in the room or the bathroom. We were unable to completely turn off the water in the shower--and it was more than just a drip. There is an ice bucket, but no ice machine (you have to go to the front desk and ask for ice). It took the front desk person forever to check us in even though nobody else was ahead of us. I'm sure we could have found a more comfortable place to stay for not much more.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is ok to stay in, if you're in a pinch. It's a little old...green carpeting. No shampoo, can buy at check-in for a $1.
There was no continental breakfast (fruit, breakfast bars...) like their book says in the room.
For the wifi, you need to ask them for the code...its on a little piece of paper.
Wish they had a light switch when you walk into the room..had to walk in the dark to get to the desk area across the room.
Would I stay here again, in a pinch....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great rate for a Saturday in july. Just off the highway with lots to do in the area. Room was clean and fairly large. Bed was a little squeky and room could have used some touching up but over all it was good for a place to rest for the night.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

very nice stay at 40 winks, large, clean room with beamed ceiling, microwave and fridge, nice area and cheap rates. I would stay there again

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NE Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Wife and I went to the Brewers game and Wis State Fair, and we found this hotel on the internet, that was close to everywhere we wanted to go. We are glad we did. A good location with basic, clean, reasonable priced rooms. Owners were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Forty Winks Inn

Address: 11017 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wauwatosa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Wauwatosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Forty Winks Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family owned business. The inn was built by Russell Barr Williamson of the Frank Lloyd Wright team. Our rooms are large. all rooms have HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Fox, plus all local channels. We offer free morning coffee in Lisa Marie's Cafe that serves breakfast and lunch. Parking, Wifi,Local calls and ice are free. All rooms enter into our glass atrium hallway for safety and security. We are located near Milwaukee County Zoo, Miller Park (home of the Brewers)2 shopping malls, The County Medical Complex, Childrens Hospital, Froedert Hospital, The Heart Hospital, W.f.Emergency Hospital and Medical College Of Wisconsin. The bus stop is at our front door. There are 40 area restaurants within walking distance. Our slogan is "Clean,Comfortable,and Convenient". ... more   less 
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