It's a motel, as in "motor hotel" of days gone by. Your car is parked right outside your door and your door opens to the outdoors. I love it! Right down to the two (clean and new) plastic chairs and matching table where you can sit and sip your New Glarus brew, this delightful accommodation will make you feel like you are back in time, without losing your wi-fi or A/C.
We've been coming to the Black Hawk for twenty years, and have enjoyed every stay. The location is near the attractions you want to see in Delton/Dells but out of the noise. Once you learn to take the back street to the motel you can skip the main drag as soon as you cross the river and sneak in the back way. You will feel like you've got a little secret that the people staying at the big resorts and chain hotels will never learn.
The bed was comfortable. The room was clean and in a great state of maintenance. We enjoyed playing pool in the arcade room. There are indoor and outdoor pools if the kids aren't completely tuckered out after dinner. It's an easy walk to the Dells shopping main drag, and many restaurants.
One quibble about our stay was that the hot tubs were WAY too hot to lounge in. We couldn't stay in for more than a couple minutes, so we had to make a new plan for our evening wind-down.
The staff is friendly (a thank-you note on our bed for the tip we left?!) and we felt they were there for any needs we had. We really didn't have much...new batteries for the TV remote took one minute. And the brew a good cup of coffee for your morning wake up.
We enjoyed this place when the kids were little and we/they still pick Black Hawk to meet for a weekend now that they've grown. That says a lot.
We enjoyed the second floor rooms on Race street. It's away from the pool and very quiet.
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September 10, 2012
Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to tells others about your recent stay with us and also for all your patronage for the past twenty years! We really appreciate your comments, your patronage and the fact that you love our old school feel. Rooms 8 and 9 which you and your family stayed in are close to the oldest part of the motel and we're happy to hear that you found your room to be clean and in a great state of maintenance. Our billard table is probably the most popular game that we have in our game room, which w/ our indoor pool is always open until 11:30 pm each night. Apologizes for both hot tubs being way to hot. I always keep the one by the office in the 103-104 degree range as recommended by the CPO manual, I have however since turned our hot tub by the indoor pool down a few degrees. Housekeeping that cleaned your room is fairly new with us and I can guarantee that they appreciate all tips they receive, and I agree they could of left a simple "thank you" note. I do know that many of our housekeeping staff do leave a "thank you" note after receiving a tip. Many of our repeat guests and seasoned Dells travelers, like yourself; know the short cut thru downtown...thanks for letting out the secret and thank you again for your review! Perhaps you sipped on a New Glarus brew while writing it? Definitely a great choice! We look forward to seeing you and your family again in the future and if you would like the same rooms, just let us know. Have a great fall and holiday season! Sincerely, Brad
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