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Washburn Motel
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Washburn Motel
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We paid $134.30 in advance for 2 nights for a tiny cabin. It was an unusually cold windy rainy day in October. The heater didn't work. The owner worked for 2 hours to fix it - going in & out of the room getting tools and another thermostat - while we sat on the bed waiting & freezing. Finally he called a friend who got it working. Did the owner offer us a free drink at his bar next door? No! Did he even say sorry for the inconvenience? No! But his friend did.

About the room, first the good news: It was clean. There was a TV, small microwave, fridge, coffee maker and coffee. Now the bad. It was so small that lying on the bed you could touch wall on one side and the bathroom door on the other side. There was no room for bedside tables but there was a small narrow shelf on one side that could hold a pair of glasses and a watch. If you use a c-pap device (for sleep apnea) there's no place to put it near the bed, so we brought the only chair in the room to the bed which then partially blocked the bathroom door. (There was no room for the chair on the other side even tho it was a small wooden chair.) There was no room to hang anything, just some hooks on the wall. The walls and ceiling were dark knotty pine which made the tiny room feel even more closed in. The linoleum in the bathroom (which had a small stand-up shower, no tub) was chipped and broken.

The bed was the worst. The one bed, a double, was hard and highly uncomfortable.

After a long restless night my companion and I agreed to either find another place for the next night or go home. We didn't even care that we already paid for the 2nd night. Fortunately we nabbed a cancellation at a motel down the street. It was a normal hotel room but for only $30 more it seemed like a spacious palace. We put in the key in the office and left, never to return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Small units...mine (#3) had one bed...a bathroom, and small kitchen. Unit was clean Not really any room for a chair so when in room I would sit on the bed to watch the TV which had cable. Bar on site. Some had window air conditioners...mine did not...not sure why. Weather was cool though. I think it was 65 bucks a night...much cheaper than the other two places in town. You park behind your unit. No frills basic stuff...would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 800 W Bayfield St, Washburn, WI 54891-9528
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Washburn
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