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The Riverside Motel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Hayward
Chicago
1 review
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“Clean but very outdated and inconvenient”
Reviewed October 6, 2009

The "suite " is very small. The queen bed is not the size of a true queen bed. The lighting in the room is terrible; very dimly lit. Wireless internet not available, no vending machines, TV is 15 yrs or older approx size 12 inches. None of the usual soaps etc typically found in motel rooms. Prices are very high given the competition; Flat Creek & Comfort Suites prvide far more value at the same or less cost. Motel is listed for sale and it appears owners are just hanging on hoping for a buyer rather than upgrade the facility. Would not recomend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Innkeeper27, Owner at The Riverside Motel, responded to this review, December 4, 2009
The Riverside Motel is a privately owned, owner operated 15 unit motel three blocks to downtown Hayward, overlooking the Namekagon River/Lake Hayward. The owners are proud to offer clean and comfortable rooms in walking distance to downtown. The room referred to as "Suite" must have been one of our Waterfront Studio Rooms with private deck overlooking the water. Our five Waterfront rooms received new high quality furniture, new carpeting and new entrance doors approximately six years ago. Waterfront Studio rooms have one queen size bed (we purchased it as such), a high quality sleeper sofa, DSL hi speed internet, TV/DVD and hairdryers. These guest rooms are considered oversized with vaulted ceilings and separate dressing areas. The TV's are approximately nine years old, DVD players were purchased five years ago. There is a ceiling light in the entrance, four vanity lights in the dressing area, one ceiling light above the activity table, one lamp on the night stand, one lamp on the commode, and a ceiling light in the bathroom. Cool Soft drinks are available for purchase in the office during business hours, also free ice.
In the spring of 2009, our guest room buildings were remodeled from the outside. All older decorations (heavy beams and shipyard anchor chains) were removed, and the buildings received a fresh coat of paint.
Later in the summer, the southern view of our Waterfront rooms was also completed, giving the motel a more updated look. Our 10 Standard rooms located roadside are constructed with solid building blocks, and do not allow the wireless signal to penetrate. DSL internet was installed in six of our de-luxe rooms four years ago, and an ethernet cable is available in our office. The restaurant across the street and other locations in walking distance offer wireless internet.
All of our rooms have microwave ovens,
snack size refrigerators and coffee makers.
A continental breakfast is offered in the morning in our office. In the spring, we also purchased new patio furniture for each of our five Waterfront Rooms.
Horst and Elisabeth Braeuner, Owners
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

We went to Hayward to spend a couple days kayaking. We were looking for a base camp and a place to crash for the night. The Riverside Motel was perfect! The rooms were clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice, clean place to rest after a long day exploring the area.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Beaver Dam, WI
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Reviewed May 29, 2009

We have stayed at the Riverside Motel for many years. It is our favorite place to stay of anywhere we have traveled. If you want an immaculate and quiet room, this is for you. Horst and Elisabeth, the owners, are very friendly, cordial and alway ready to serve. We alway stay in one of the riverside rooms and they are great. The deck through the patio doors, right on the river is a very pleasant place to sit and relax. You can fish off the pier and the river is available for boating. There are numerous attractions within walking distance. Try it, you'll like it.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Riverside Motel
Address: 10429N State Road 27, Hayward, WI 54843-2000
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Hayward
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Hayward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Riverside Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside Motel is located in walking distance to several downtown restaurants and shops. The Hayward municipal Beach and Park as well as the Lumberjack World Championship arena are approximately 10 minutes to walk. We occasionally offer discount coupons to a local Fitness Center. Fishing is allowed on our piers (we suggest catch and release). Snacks and coffee are offered each morning in our office. Also, a bicycle trail runs alongside our property for jogging, biking and even dog walking! Among winter activities are snowmobiling (access snow trail 31 from our parking lot), cross country skiing and ice fishing, also snow shoe hiking. In June of 2014, we added a new and beautiful "Upstairs Suite with River Views" of 730+ sq. Feet. This suite sleeps maximum 5 persons! ... more   less 
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