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1060 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2424
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#11 of 17 hotels in Lake Geneva
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.8
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4.6
Value
4.8
Enjoy our friendly atmosphere and all that Lake Geneva has to offer! Just under one mile to the beautiful lake shore, shopping and entertainment. Largest heated outdoor pool in Lake Geneva Take advantage of our 3+ acres for outdoor activities - Large picnic area, barbecue's & fire pit 23 Spacious and comfortable rooms - You'll rest easy on our plush top mattresses with our exclusive custom made down like hypo-allergenic pillows. Flat Screen TV's - Cable - Free WiFi -Coffee maker, Microwave & Refrigerator in every room.
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AABerry wrote a review Sep 10
Austin, Texas133 contributions31 helpful votes
Geneva Wells Motel is definitely no frills but it is safe and clean, has comfortable beds, a nice pool, and very friendly owners. It is also only a few minutes drive from downtown Lake Geneva. I was there several nights during the week and the price was a good deal. My only complaint is that the room smelled quite strongly of cleaning supplies (lysol or pine sol?) Upon arrival. I would recommend to the owners to change brands so the rooms smell better (lavender or some other natural scent).
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for review of your recent stay at Geneva Wells Motel. We appreciate your feedback and glad to hear that you satisfied with your stay and enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Geneva Wells Motel on your next trip to Lake Geneva area.
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Linda S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My fiancée and I had a wonderful time on the Luncheon Boat Tour. The staff was professional, courteous and friendly. The food was great. We will definitely take another tour. We would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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C G wrote a review Jul 2021
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last minute stay as our original hotel was crummy- so we called and 1 room was left which worked out perfect . the hotel staff is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ** the room is so clean and perfect size , we had a kitchenette room - i would stay here over and over ... free coffee was a nice plus :) the motel is about 3- 6 mins from downtown lake Geneva and about 5 mins the other way is Walmart , fast food places, Walgreens - this motel is in the middle of it all - cant get a better location
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded Jul 27, 2021
Thanks for write a review of your recent stay at Geneva Wells Motel. We are happy to hear that you satisfied with your stay and enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Geneva Wells Motel on your next trip to Lake Geneva area.
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Blushift wrote a review Feb 2021
Suburban Chicago226 contributions36 helpful votes
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I stayed in room 17 on the second floor. The room is a good size and has a large lounge chair as well. The king size bed was comfortable, but the cover seemed a bit dated. The bathroom area seemed clean and had plenty of room for use. The shower had very good water pressure and did not take long for hot water to come. The room has a small microwave oven that had seen better days and a mini refrigerator. overall, the room seemed clean, but it didn't have the feel of a room that had been sanitized for covid. For instance, the TV remote was not in any type of wrapper, which I have seen in other hotels. I do not know if the room had been unoccupied before me, but the motel did not seem to be full at night, so possibly. There was a built-in room heater available that was absolutely needed. When I first entered the room, it was extremely cold. I found that the reason was that there was a large gap in the door seal that was allowing the January air leak right into the room. The motel needs to correct this for their guests (and for their own electricity bill, I would imagine). There was no one available at the front office for checkout at 10am, but there was a key drop just outside its door. This doesn't seem very secure to me, but it is what it is.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded Feb 4, 2021
Dear Guest, Thanks for staying and write a review for your recent stay at Geneva Wells Motel. I am glad to hear that you satisfied and enjoyed your stay. We will take your notes for consideration and improvement on those area. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Lake Geneva.
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MuktiFree wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois31 contributions3 helpful votes
Their thing is their rooms, for this price we got very clean and spacious rooms. We heard they have recently, in the past year or so, renovated their rooms, so that's what we went for. Outside is nothing to brag about, just parking and a simple motel like structure. Check in was super easy. Family run and well managed I would say.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms are great. Don't expect anything else in this Dec WI weather.
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Responded Dec 17, 2020
Thanks for staying at Geneva Wells Motel and write a review. I am glad to hear that you enjoy your overall stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Lake Geneva.
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Chad H wrote a review Sep 2020
South Jacksonville, Illinois11 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I travel a lot and this is the cleanest hotel I have seen. Very friendly atmosphere! Plus it cheap! Rare find. The rooms appeared to be freshly remodeled. Very quiet and located about a mile from downtown. Definatly will stay here again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 17, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for giving us an opportunity to accommodate you for your stay. I am glad to hear that your overall experience with your stay was comfortable. We will defiantly look forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
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0526Ruby2 wrote a review Sep 2019
23 contributions4 helpful votes
Decent rooms, but bad business. We where originally pretty excited because we thought we got a good deal. My husband called to get pricing for one night and they quoted us $82. Wow! What a great deal for a room close to the venue we where attending so we booked it. We arrived and the curb appeal isnt anything special, but the rooms where updated and comfy. The doors are hard to open and close, but all in all a great deal. That's what we thought anyways. This started out as a great experience then we get home and notice we have been charged $270 for 1 night in a motel. Almost 3 times the amount we where quoted for a Motel???. Naturally we called and the guy on they phone said "It was a big weekend." What?? So you more than double your price of the room?? Bad business. No apology and no offer to make it right.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FamilyTraveler1969 wrote a review Sep 2019
Indiana74 contributions39 helpful votes
We very much wanted this to be a good experience at a non-chain motel. And there are certainly positive aspects. The rooms are clean and quiet, the beds comfortable, the air conditioner is quiet and the units come with refrigerators and microwaves. There is also a nice pool area and park-like grounds. However, there were a number of negatives. The room had an overpowering fragrance that took a day to dissipate and made it difficult to sleep. The desk clerk explained to me that there are chairs and ashtrays outside each door, and the motel allows customers to sit there and smoke -- often with the doors open, which allows cigarette smoke inside the rooms. As a result, the rooms are often treated with a very heavy dose of air freshener from the housekeepers to mask the cigarette odor. Also, carpeting would, in our opinion, be much more warm and comfortable than the tile floor. And the tub/shower caulking looked very unprofessional and in need of replacement. This place could be so much better if they would just establish a smoking area away from the rooms, ditch the air freshener, carpet the floors and spruce up the bathrooms.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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BobJohnson9999 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Rooms have been remodeled, love the tile floors, owner is very friendly, great patio areas. Stay there every year for local golf tournament. Refrigerator in rooms. $4 uber ride to downtown Lake Geneva!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 20, 2019
Thanks for write a review of your recent stay at Geneva Wells Motel. I am happy to hear that you satisfied with your stay and enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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chuck166 wrote a review Aug 2019
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We stay each year for a guys golf weekend, the motel is very conveniently located and the pool, patio and fire pit are great amenities. My room was clean, recently remodeled, and very roomy. This would be a great choice for any group coming to the Lake Geneva area.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Dan11609, Manager at Geneva Wells Motel
Responded Aug 19, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about your stay at Geneva Wells Motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you found the rooms to be clean, comfortable, and specious. We work hard to ensure a pleasant stay for our guests. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us!
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PRICE RANGE
$90 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
budget host diplomat hotel lake geneva
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Budget Host Diplomat Motel
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinLake Geneva
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Geneva Wells Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Geneva Wells Motel?
Nearby attractions include Tristan Crist Magic Theatre (0.8 miles), Black Point Estate (4.8 miles), and Geneva Lake Museum of History (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Geneva Wells Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Geneva Wells Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Geneva Wells Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Geneva Wells Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilwins Lake Geneva, Great Eggs, and Egg Harbor Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Geneva Wells Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Geneva Wells Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Steppingstone (1.3 miles).