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“This is Small Town Hospitality”
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Ridge Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Portage
Clearwater, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“This is Small Town Hospitality”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

I was forced to stay almost an hour away from Madison because of the football game and I am glad I did. What a wonderful place to stay. This is old school. From the delightful Check-in service to the fresh room my stay was great. This Motel is conveniently located minutes from both I 39 and downtown Portage it is perfectly situated for a visitor to south central Wisconsin.

I had business in Madison and this was a very nice drive away, but the best part was the hotel irself. Don't let the outside fool you it was clean, fresh and the room was enormous. I had fresh, fluffy, full sized towels and great maid servic each day. The bed was clean, comfortable and an oasis of calm in my day.

Whether one is just passing through or staying to enjoy the Dells, Noah's Ark I highly recommend you consider the Ridge. You will be happy you did.

Oh, did I mention they have a three meal restaurant and bar attached? A bonus.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

Not all of the rooms have been remodeled. Booked two rooms for an overnight stay. Both rooms had old, wet smells. Stay as a last resort. This hotel will not be my first choice in the future.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2009

We went onour annual motorcycle ride and ended up at the "Inn". From the outside I was a little worried but once inside you could see that it has been remodeled. 60 of us all checked smoothly and went on our way to only meet up at the lounge bar. The bartendar treated poorly so one person in our group asked the front desk for a bar within walking distance. They called a bar who brought a shuttle bus over and took us to the bar. Then they came for round two so they had the entire group. What great service for a bunch of bikers who just wanted to have fun. The "Inn" was more than accomodating to our group. Our room was very nice with a fridge and microwave for a good price. The "Inn" was laid out a little odd but it actually allowed for privacy and quiteness. It was very clean and the staff was accomodating. Only big downfall we saw, no continental breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Illinois
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Reviewed January 5, 2007

Nice older hotel, clean rooms. Nice pool area, water warm. Staff very helpful and cheerful. Beds comfortable. Good food on site. Would definately stay again

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  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2004

I thought the Ridge Motor Inn had many fun things to do. They have a huge variety of arcade games. They also have a huge swimming pool and hot tub that is very relaxing. The restraunt had great food and very good ribs. During breakfast the service was great and friendly, and had great varieties of breakfast meals that were excellent. It also has a great location next to the ski resort cascade mountain. The management service was very friendly and did anything possible to help when there was a problem. It isn't the fanciest hotel in the world but it's very comfortable and relaxing. The rooms aren't luxurious but they will probably fulfill your needs. The owners were very nice and the hotel is at a very affordable price. All the employees were friendly towards adults and children. They also have a weight room. The hotel is a very appropriate place to bring children. If you are searching for a fun hotel that is close to the ski lodge than I suggest you look into the Best Western Ridge Motor Inn.

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Reviewed February 3, 2003

If you expect a red carpet and a chocolate on your pillow, go elsewhere but if your tastes lie in a cheaper, no-nonsense approach, this hotel is fine. It could probably use a renovation and the last time I was there, buckets in the hallway were catching water from a leaky roof but the restaurant was nice and the staff, friendly. I stay there when I go skiing and with lift tickets and ski rental being what they are, it's nice to at least have a cheaper place to stay.

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Additional Information about Ridge Motor Inn

Property: Ridge Motor Inn
Address: 2900 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 53901-9225
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Portage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Portage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ridge Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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