The Black Hawk Motel is an older style roadway motel in the Wisconsin Dells that is well cared for and maintained by the owners. The hotel is about 4 blocks east of the downtown Wisconsin Dells area.
We reserved the king sized bed room on a balcony with a whirlpool. This room was at a Manager's Special rate of $79/night, which was a real bargain. We had ridden the Elroy to Sparta bike trail earlier in the day and the whirlpool helped to ease the aches and pains of a couple in their late 40's.
This particular room was very large, and in addition to the whirlpool included a microwave, a refrigerator, and coffee maker in a small kitchen like area and countertop. The room itself appeared to be recently renovated and was very clean. The bathroom was nice, and the shower was one of the nicest showers we have every seen in a hotel with a high pressure type shower head that was nice. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. There is a large outside private deck outside the room overlooking the outdoor pool. We also had our own private parking space and a private staircase to our room.
There is a nice sized indoor pool in addition to the outdoor pool. The hotel was also offering free passes to Chula Vista, which was a nice touch but we didn't have time to take advantage of the offer. The hotel office also had information on a proposed addition the hotel, which seems like a step in the right direction.
Three small items. There was only one very small bar of soap in the bathroom, so we had to move the bar around from the shower to the sink, and it didn't last too long due to its size. I would recommend a relatively inexpensive upgrade and provide 2 bars of soap of a higher quality. There was also a small bottle of combined shampoo and conditioner, and again, the hotel should consider a modest upgrade to get separate bottles for shampoo and conditioner. Also, there were only 3 pillows on the bed, and they aren't large and both of us wanted to have two pillows to sleep on so we had to flip on who got two pillows.
Overall, for the price this hotel was a pleasant surprise and deserves the high TripAdvisor ratings.
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Our annual spring and fall Manager's Special has been a popular accommodation choice with our guests for the past few years. We are so glad that you took advantage of this and booked our king bed whirlpool balcony suite. Sounds like you really had a relaxing stay...and that makes us feel great! Our good friend and tile installer "Chet the tile guy" continues to amaze us and we he recently finished the shower in your room.....we were blown away! We do apologize for the one bar of soap. We actually had an oversight and have forgotten to add a body soap dispenser to this shower. At first we thought about it and didn't want to cover the tile work. I appreciate your recommendations on the larger bar of soap also...a great idea, as well as the shampoo / conditioner being separate. Thank you for taking the time to write us a detailed review and we hope to see you again in the near future! Sincerely, Brad
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