Took a road trip with my mom, two sisters and 13-year old niece. We ended up in the Dells for one night. I had read the reviews of this motel on Trip Advisor so I booked a cottage (#67) which had 2 rooms that included 3 queen sized beds and a sofa-sleeper.
Let's just say that the last time I stayed with my family in the Dells was when I was 15. This motel brought back memories of that time. Maybe it was just the "motel" experience, but it was just so nice to pull the car up to your front door, unpack and begin to unwind.
Staff was super friendly--we wanted to extra towels, pillows and needed to borrow a wine opener--all happily given to us when we stopped in the office. One of my sisters volunteered to be the "coffee gopher" and went to the office to get our coffee in the morning (she went 3 times). Was it a pain? Probably a little for her...but it actually really added to the fun and the "going back in time" experience when everything wasn't just at our fingertips. (Suggestion: If you're going to be there awhile and love coffee, bring a thermos or big cups to fill.)
The cottage was clean, the beds were comfortable, it was very quiet at night and we all felt very safe and cozy all together in our retro cottage. And for 5 people, a bill of $150 couldn't be beat. Did I mention we received 5 free passes to the waterpark? We took a short drive to Chula Vista and watched my niece have a blast for an hour or so before dinner. That was just an added bonus...we weren't there to go to a waterpark.
If you're tired of these enormous, impersonal, multi-story hotels--book a room or cottage here and you'll see why their back-to-the-basics approach(friendly, clean and quiet) is so appealing.
Cottage 67 was very quiet and you could easily sleep up to 8 people in it.
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Diana, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review on your recent stay with us. Cottage #67 is a popular unit as it provides privacy with the second bedroom and is an individual unit with no common walls. Sounds like everyone had a great time and we agree that the complimentary water park passes for all registered guests make for a great deal. I appreciate the title of your review as it describes the Black Hawk well. I and my family have always believed in providing a clean, comfortable, quiet place to stay at a reasonable rate w/ many added amentities....and we are family owned and operated since 1945. Next year, all our rooms will have in-room coffee makers so you won't have to come to the office for morning or afternoon coffee. However, we'll always have coffee fresh and hot in our office, (as we do now) for those looking for a back to basics experience of fresh coffee from a commercial BUNN coffee maker, or anyone who wants to check in the morning and say Hi. Thanks again for staying with us and for your review, as we very much appreciate it! Sincerely, Brad
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