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“Happy as Lark!”
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Lark Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Tomah
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2013

You've heard the saying "Happy as a Lark"? Truly, it was the feeling and comfort we had staying at the Lark Inn. It's special---homey and unique. It's the kind of place where you'll want to spend some of your time just relaxing, especially on the country porches. The employees are so welcoming, helpful and fun to visit with. It's conveniently close to the Amtrak train station in case you're doing some travel by train. We definitely will go back and recommend this to our family and friends.

Room Tip: Lower rooms with country porches are a plus.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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The_Larkin_Family, Owner at Lark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

When we travel, we always enjoy finding a motel where we can park in front of our room. Being able to sit outside the room and enjoy the fresh air is also a bonus. I hope that you will be able to return sometime when the weather is more conducive for just that. Many of our guests enjoy the country porches and the gazebo in the summer months. Thank you for the nice review of our property.

Sharon Larkin
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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of the "log" cabins and it was so cute and comfortable. The staff is incredibly helpful, and the Lark is just a sweet place. Cute cabin decor, easy access to amenities, and free movie rentals! Stay here instead of a faceless chain! You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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The_Larkin_Family, Owner at Lark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Lark Inn for your traveling needs and for assuring other travelers that they won’t be disappointed. Meeting your needs and providing a clean, quiet place to rest has been our goal for over thirty-five years. Our wonderful staff shares our concerns and takes pride in our property. Many on our staff have been with us over twenty years and they recognize and call several of our repeat guests by name. We all look forward to their next stay at Lark Inn.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed here on February 13, and were so happy with our choice. We had one of the smallest rooms, with a queen size bed, it was comfy and cozy and met our needs. The bed was extremely comfortable, the water pressure in the shower was amazing. The price was so reasonable and included a delicious continental breakfast with the best cinnamon rolls you will find anywhere. The ladies at the desk are sweet and helpful. It is family owned and so much nicer than the chains!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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The_Larkin_Family, Owner at Lark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

What a kind review! Thank you so much for writing. You mentioned the amazing water pressure. That is a comment that we hear from a good number of our guests. There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep and an invigorating shower in the morning and the Lark Inn provides both. We are also happy that you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast with our homemade cinnamon rolls. Our morning staff enjoys a visit with each guest before they head out on their travels. Thank you for staying with us and for assuring others that our inn is a great place to spend a night.

Sharon Larkin
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have stayed at the Lark Inn 3 times now and won't stay anywhere else the next time I go to Tomah! The ladies at the front are always so helpful and freindly. The rooms are always very clean and comfortable. I don't know why anybody would want to stay in one of those big chains up at the interstate intersection, for the same price or less they could stay so much more comfortably at the Lark Inn and get such freindly service.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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The_Larkin_Family, Owner at Lark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

I am so pleased to read that you have returned to the Lark Inn three times now. Repeat guests, like you, become “family” and we look forward to their every visit. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with others who rely on Trip Advisor for good recommendations. When we travel, we look for reviews such as yours to assure us we will get a clean room, friendly staff and pay a reasonable price.

Sharon Larkin
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Skip the chains at the interstate intersection, drive the half mile or so into town on Superior and find this travelers perfect spot on the left just before the RR tracks. You won't believe the amenities you get for the same or lower price. Stayed here for 2 or 3 days on an annual trip to town for the last 3 years; they remembered me each time and treated me like a family friend. It's not often that you can call for a reservation and have the "clerk" say "hello Larry, do you want the same room you had last year?" Free movies in the convenience store for your room's dvd player, and they will even fill your cooler with ice. Let me make this a double plug, don't miss the TeePee restaurant another mile or so into town on the left. GREAT steaks, seafood and whatever; been in town forever; and don't bother to ask for a double from the bar, they'll say "honey, we pour family style here".

Room Tip: I have only stayed in the multi-bed suites toward the front on the convenience store side. They are...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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The_Larkin_Family, Owner at Lark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Wow! What a kind and informative review. Thank you so much for all the good things you had to say about Lark Inn. We enjoy having you as our repeat guest as much as you enjoy your stay each time. We DO try to provide every amenity that we would like whenever we travel. Being an independent property, we are able to decide what we will provide and how we will decorate our rooms and we take much pride in doing so. Over the past thirty five years, many chains have knocked on our doors asking us to pick up their name, yet we remain independent. Thank you for putting your trust in us!

Sharon Larkin
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

What a treat. The girls at the check in desk treat you like family. Always a welcoming smile and
"Let us know if there is anything else we help you with". My Brother found this gem last year. Work brings us to Tomah often. We sometimes stay four (4) nights a week at the Lark Inn. Here are a few points that keep us returning to the Lark. a) The rooms are clean. b) The check in area also supports a convenience store and gas station. c) 100's of free movies to chose from for motel guests. d) It is less than a mile to downtown locally owned restaurants. e) Just far enough south of the freeway congestion, but not to far away for easy access. f) Located next door is a 'take out' pizza and sub sandwich store. If you do not want to walk, they also have a delivery service. The subs are huge and at a reasonable price. g) The Lark Inn serves a great 'continental breakfast'. h) The rates are very reasonable. For a few dollars more you have the option of sleeping in a quaint cabin. My brother and I have recommended the Lark to our co-workers and they also have chose the Lark over the other hotels and motels in town.
Thank you to the Lark Inn,
Walker

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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The_Larkin_Family, Owner at Lark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Well guess what! Mom DOES own this motel! And this Mom is very proud of our staff. They keep things clean, orderly and special. From the front desk staff to housekeeping and maintenance, we have the best! Thank you so very much for all the nights that you have spent at Lark Inn and for recommending us to others. Word of mouth is the best advertising a motel can get and your words will encourage others to give the Lark Inn a try.

Sharon Larkin
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I recently stayed at the Lark Inn for a night. What an experience! I am very suspect of non-chain or non-national hotels as you never know what you willl get with them. However, I took a chance after reviewing the outstanding reviews of this little gem. I passed on the Hampton Inn and could not have been happier. The rooms were clean, the staff unbelievably friendly and the charm irrestible. The best part--your free Continental Breakfast with one of the best cinnamon rolls ever! It renewed my faith in family owned and operated places.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Lark Inn

Address: 229 N Superior Ave, Tomah, WI 54660-1174
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Tomah
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Tomah
#2 Family Hotel in Tomah
Price Range: $83 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lark Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family owned Inn with a reputation of cleanliness and down home hospitality. As our reviews reflect, we are a 'diamond in the rough'. Microwaves and refrigerators in ALL of our rooms. Stay with us and let us show you the difference from the 'chains'. ... more   less 
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