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Black Hawk Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   720 Race Street, P.O. Box 15, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965   |  
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Ranked #1 of 80 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Englewood, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Like stepping back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We loved our stay at the Black Hawk. It is a classic mom and pop establishment that is big on amenities and service. The room was very clean and in excellent condition. It has indoor and outdoor pools and two spas. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on our front stoop in the aluminum lawn chairs (like everyone else around us) listening to the sounds of happy families and watching the sun set. I also liked being off the main drag. It was very quiet and pleasant. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
At times we wish we could all step back in time and relive days of the past. We are happy to hear that you thought the Black Hawk reminded you of the early days of the classic roadside motels. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and for also posting a couple of great pics for the rest of the Trip Advisor community to check out. We're glad you enjoyed the chairs outside your room and hearing the sounds of families having fun. We sincerely hope to see you again on your next trip to the Dells. King regards, Brad
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  • Sleep Quality
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Fargo ND
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed in a 2 queen room. It appeared to be recently renovated and was extremely clean and spacious. They offer shampoo (no conditioner) and lotion and the hand soap is mounted to the wall. I liked that! However, the shampoo hardly lathered so do bring your own. The shower had excellent water pressure. The air conditioner kept the room comfortable and created a white noise drowning all outside noises. We never heard our neighbors.

The grounds were well cared for and considering the age of the place it was kept up quite nicely. There is an arcade room attached to the indoor pool. The kids (and husband) threw down a few quarters in there. I thought it smelled like old wet carpet. There was only one other thing I didn't care for. Although they tout all rooms to be non-smoking several neighbors were smoking right outside of their rooms which, of course, wafted over to us. Gross.

Staff made good recommendations for places to eat and things to do. All guests receive free passes to one of the waterparks in the area. This, combined with it's cleanliness, makes this motel a superb value.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are happy to hear that you found us to be a superb value to go along with a clean, quite and comfortable stay. We apologize for other guests smoking outside their rooms. Mostly all of our guests are respectful towards other non-smoking guests and try to keep second hand smoke away from other guests. This is probalbly one of the toughest situations that we face because a decent number of our guests do smoke...including many of repeat guests. We have thought about going 100% free on the property, but don't think that would please everyone, so we choose to strictly enforce that all rooms are non-smoking and fines apply for smoking in a non-smoking room. Another issue we face is our retro arcade is adjacent to our indoor pool and guests walking thru from the pool into the arcade often drip water on the one section of carpet...causing a damp, musty smell on some days. We do have plans to tile our game room in the future to eliminate this problem. Thank you again and have a great end of the summer! Sincerely, Brad
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband, son and i stayed at Blackhawk for 3 nights in August 2013. We were very impressed from the friendly staff who took our reservation, to the staff at check in to the cleanliness and upkeep of the entire motel. I have never stayed at a motel that has staff constantly cleaning or doing minor repairs and even sweeping the parking area! The room was much larger than I expected for an old fashined motel. The bathroom looks newly updated and everything was very comfortable. The pools, both indoor and outdoor, were super clean and WARM!!! It was a true pleasure to stay there and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Hi Marli! We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and for choosing to stay at the Black Hawk. We believe in spending the extra money and heating our indoor and outdoor pools in an effort to improve guest satisfaction and make for a much more enjoyable swim for all our guests from toddlers to adults. We are glad you liked your room and took notice of our staff working to always improve and maintain our property. We look forward to accommodating you on your next trip to the Dells and if you would like the same room...please let us know and we will see if we can accommodate you! Sincerely, Brad
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My family, my parents and myself stayed at The Blackhawk August 9th to August 11th. I chose the Blackhawk because I wanted a feel for the classic, old-fashioned family vacation and based on other reviews, the Blackhawk was a perfect fit. ( was a "first-timer" at this motel). I was not disappointed! I LOVED this motel, The service is beyond compare, the grounds were clean and the rooms were remodeled and had comfortable beds. The pools were awesome and I loved the assigned parking spaces. The atmosphere was what really drew me in....it felt like home. The motel did not have the type of people who were noisy and obnoxious, like other hotels and motels in the Dells. EVERYONE, guests, staff and the children of other guests was extremely friendly. From the pool to the retro arcade to the tables outside, I felt so great about staying here. This hotel was just what I wanted and so much more!!!! We will be back next year!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hello Lora, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and for choosing your stay at the Black Hawk. We are family owned and operated since 1945 and strive to bring a family atmosphere to our property. We do not wish to cater or tolerate any obnoxious guests and we are happy to hear that all of our other guests were so friendly. We want our guests to experience a stay of what the Wisconsin Dells use to be...before the big water park resorts and the chain hotels came to town. Thanks for choosing the Black Hawk and we look forward to seeing you next year as you will join our long list of repeat guests and if you would like to reserve specific room numbers...please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you and your family! Sincerely, Brad
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Minot, ND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed at the Blackhawk in June of this year, and I have been meaning to write a review since we got back. This was our first trip to the Dells, and we didn't want to be tied to one of the huge waterpark resorts, so we chose the Blackhawk based on the excellent reviews we read. We were not disappointed in our choice at all!! The price was excellent, the rooms were clean and spacious (and quiet), and the staff was wonderful. Our two boys (9 and 5) LOVED the pool, and probably would have been happy to hang out there most days. The water park passes, were just an added bonus, and the whole family enjoyed going to the Chula Vista too! Since we got back, we have been raving about this place, and will definitely stay here again! If you want to experience more of the Dells than just waterparks, choose the Blackhawk; you will not be disappointed!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Charlotte...Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write us a review on your recent stay with us! We enjoy hearing that we won the choice for accommodations instead of the huge mega waterpark resorts. We have many guests tell us that we remind them of their childhood days and what the Wisconsin Dells use to be like. Thank you again and we hope to see you and your family in the future! Sincerely, Brad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Our group has stayed here for the past several years and will be returning next month.
Looking forward to it. Very spacious and clean rooms. We put 6 adult women in 2 adjoining rooms.
The 6 of us love the location and the owners couldn't be more accomodating. Looking forward to "coming home" Brad!
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Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dayna,...we are looking forward to seeing you and everyone in a couple of weeks for your annual 'girls get together" weekend! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for your continued patronage to the Black Hawk. We are glad you look forward to "coming home" every September and stay with us! Thanks again and see you soon! Brad
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A WONDERFUL place to stay. Very clean and well kept. Excellent Hospitality. Excellent amenities. Really good prices !! We have been going here for the past 3 years and have had a really nice time. This year they were booked for most of the days that we wanted to go, but we switched motels just to stay there for at least part of the time. Many of the guests we have met are also yearly guests and are quite friendly. Located close to downtown but still very private.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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TheBlackHawk, General Manager at Black Hawk Motel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hello Deb...Thank you for your review and for once againing choosing to stay with us! Sounds like you met many of our annual regulars while getting some much needed R & R at our pools. We were happy that we were able to accommodate you and your daughter for at least part of your stay this year. If you would like a specific room or location on your next visit to the Dells...just let us know. Have a great winter and we look forward to seeing you next year as we will be waiting to hear your phrase we enjoy hearing...."We love our Black Hawk" Sincerely, Brad
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Address: 720 Race Street, P.O. Box 15, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#2 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#3 Business Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#5 Best Value Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Black Hawk Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sealy Encore Plush Beds in all rooms! Choose from 30 different room types, from family to budget, cottages, jacuzzi suites, kitchenettes and two bedroom units. All rooms include Free High Speed Wireless, Fridge, Microwave, DVD/CD player and Reserved parking at your door. Indoor and Outdoor Heated Pools with slides and diving board. Centerally located just 4 blocks from downtown, attraction packages, 24 hour casino shuttle. Family Owned and Operated Since 1945! ... more   less 
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