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Park Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed October 3, 2016

The plumbing was slow took forever to drain the sink and toilet flushes slow. It was the smell that got to me. Like old swimming pool chemicals. Made my eyes water and I coughed all night. Thought price was high for what it was.

Thank BlackBearLaurie05
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

We made every attempt to make our customers happy. We have remodeled the entire motel with new windows, siding, and new linen and new 39 inch flat screen TV' s and new lobby. Each room now has a refrigerator and microwave. New management. Unfortunately customers are not going to be happy no matter what we did. We take pride on...

Reviewed August 24, 2016

This motel was built in the 1960's or 70's, and was once the nicest motel in town, and the adjoining El Rancho restaurant was one of the nicest in town as well... The original owners sold it about 5 years back and it has fallen into disrepair. It is now considered only suitable for Truckers, Loggers, and Construction workers.. Stay...

Thank Jon Q P
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear your comments on the guests rate you gave to the motel people staying here. As you think the truckers, loggers or construction workers have a lesser standard than you do. We have remodeled the entire motel with new windows, siding, and new linen and new 39 inch flat screen TV' s and new lobby....

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Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I called ahead because of a previous stay to see if any remodeling had been done. When I checked in there was an offensive sign hanging in the check in area. The 2 rooms I reserved stunk of mildew. There was mold in the tube of my room along with lots of water damage on ceiling. When I went to...

2Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bancroft, Wisconsin
Reviewed September 28, 2015

I traveled to the area to see the fall colors. I knew I did not plan on spending my time lounging in a hotel room on this visit so I was looking for a place to sleep and shower. The room was inexpensive for the one night stay. Its an older hotel that could use some updating, but again I'm...

Thank CABurza
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review .. since you ' ve stayed in 2015 we have put a new remodeled lobby, siding, windows, new linen, 39 inch flat screen tv's, hope you come back and see the improvement we' ve made to this great motel. appreciate your review.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Air conditioner did not work, transferred to another room. The smell was horrible, cigarette/cigar/mildew. We had to purchase room air fresheners and Febreeze and spray everything. The smell was so intense, my husband and I had headaches, so we stayed away from the room as much as possible. Kept the windows open all day long to air out. The motel...

1Thank Oldiesbutgoodies49
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed August 12, 2015

When we first arrived at our room, we turned up the AC, dropped our luggage and left for a few hours. Upon return to the room, it was hotter inside than outside, with the musty smell even worse than when we first arrived (we did notice a stain on the carpet and smashed frog between the door frame). I went...

Thank Kristin D
Redgranite, Wisconsin
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I called a week in advance of our visit to the area, to reserve a room here, since family was having an anniversary party at The Finish Line Bar and Restaurant next door, and the motel would be convenient. I was told they were booked up, and had no vacancies. So I called other places, and eventually booked a room...

Thank 2babyboomers
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry we could not accommodate you in your recent stay In Ladysmith we were full the night you tried to book in, yes the parking lot showed empty for the following reason : we had a family reunion in Tony and a wedding so all guests were attending those evenings and got back to the El Rancho motel...

Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice room. The beds were really comfortable. Sheets and pillows were also good. Had microwave and frig. Both were clean but they were not plugged in. The frig should be turned on when management knows someone is coming to stay so it is cold. The only real problem with room was that both bathroom fausets leaked. The one in the...

2Thank linda m
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

We would love to have you back since we have done so many remodeling to this motel new Flat screen TV" s, bedding, siding and brand new windows, we wish to serve our clientele the best we can we also have new management, please do not hesitate to come back again it would be a pleasure to serve you again...

Cornell, Wisconsin
Reviewed October 23, 2014

MY GOSH!!!! what a week end with all the colors and the smell of fall in Ladysmith .. PLus we stayed over such a cute motel by end of town called EL RANCHO... the welcoming manager of the place sure had her way to get us into our clean and over staked room... Me and my husband and kids (having...

Thank jean G
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments, yes the area is wonderful and please visit our motel again and notice all the changes we added to the property, it certainly would be a pleasure to see you in the area again Thank you ! Robert A Williams

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed August 7, 2014

I spent one night recently and did so because of the rate, but otherwise sight unseen. The staff was courteous, especially pointing out the AAA would provide a discount. The room was clean, did not have any odors, had clean sheets, clean bathroom and carpeting. It was an easy-in and easy-out the next day. Convenient location along one of the...

2Thank Mark B
RAW905, Owner at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on EL RANCHO MOTEL We have a great staff and manager; they go over and beyond for our guests stay. This motel is located next to great restaurants. We have recently expended the Wi-Fi service thru out the entire motel Trains do come by, so please try to book a room on the back side...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Golf course
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located North of Ladysmith along highway 27 business friendly, pleasant and clean motel great rates, microwave , refrigerator, flat screen tv' s in all rooms, onsite laundry service, free continental breakfast, free internet in all rooms, bar and restaurant near by, pet friendly, interior and exterior entrances, great motel for workers in the area. Formely Best Western Motel ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Motel

Address: 8500 West Flambeau Ave., Contact Hotel for Avilability, Ladysmith, WI 54848 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Ladysmith
Price Range: $74 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Best Western El Rancho Hotel Ladysmith
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“No Room is a good room.. ALL are old & decrepit..”
 of 5 bubbles jonqp, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“Best price in Ladysmith, WI Convenient location to restaurants, small retailers and Walmart.”
 of 5 bubbles Oldiesbutgoodies49, Sep 2, 2015 | Read review
“Find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles KristinS753, Aug 12, 2015 | Read review
“Check mattress pads on beds. If they not fitted and well padded, take them off. They usually bunch up at night. The bed is much more comfortable without them. We didn't have a problem with this at this motel but a lot of times the toilet sit are really loose. My husband now brings a tool to tighten them up.”
 of 5 bubbles lindam717, Apr 5, 2015 | Read review
“Closer to the WiFi for better computer use. Rooms face hi way 27, but the noise is from the trains which pass through about once per hour--it never bothered me, slept through them.”
 of 5 bubbles markbT3827IW, Aug 7, 2014 | Read review
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