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River Road Motel
Ranked #37 of 73 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Okay for sleeping but that's about it...”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on a weekday evening. I was put off at first by the shabby exterior, tiny tube tv circa 1995, and lack of wifi or any other amenities. On the plus side, the room was clean and had a decent sized refrigerator and freezer...plus of course the Chula Vista passes. However, the other place we are staying is the same price with wayyyy more amenities. Not thinking I would stay here again although an thankful we managed to find a room last minute spring break week!

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

The person at the front desk was very rude. Booked the room online and reserved a smoking room. When we showed up, we were informed they don't have smoking rooms. We questioned why their website offered smoking rooms with no good response except "everyone knows there's no smoking." Obviously EVERYONE does not! Go right next store to the Top Hat Motel. They have the same amenities for half the price. And they're friendly!

Stayed September 2012
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5 Thank privacypleaz
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

I liked this motel. The staff was very helpful and nice. The rooms were clean. I also liked that it is so close to down town. I was able to walk down the strip from the motel. Oh another good thing was that passes to Chula Vista were included with your stay. The rooms also have a microwave and small refrigerator. If I go back to the Dells I wouldn't hesitate in staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Laura G
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

The customer service here was AWFUL! When we first pulled into the parking lot, the owner was sitting upstairs on the balcony above the office and didn't even come down to check us in. We didn't know it was the owner at the time, but after waiting almost 15 minutes we got back in our car to try again later. As soon as we did, we saw him come down and go inside. He never smiled, greeted us, or made eye contact. He barely even spoke to us, and when he did it was an almost unintelligible mumble. He silently slid the key across the counter without saying anything to the effect of "Have a nice stay." Our room had no alarm clock (first motel I've ever seen that did not), and I called to request a wake-up call for 4:45 am only to be rudely informed, "Yeah, that's not gonna happen." If they are not going to provide alarm clocks, they need to at least invest in an automated wake-up call system. At the very least, be polite and explain why an early wake-up call is not possible. There were flies in the room, and the water pressure in the shower was pitiful. We stayed here because it was the lowest-priced motel we found in the area, and I would have gladly paid more for friendlier service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terri L
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This motel is in a great location (2 parking lots behind Nig's bar) off the strip. We (Me, my husband, 2 kids ages 7 and 11) saved money by staying here 4 nights and were able to enjoy all our favorite activities. Upon arrival we were given wristbands to Chula Vista water park for the entire length of our stay, and 2 coupon books that gave many discounts to local restaurants and attractions that we used throughout our visit. The rooms have a microwave and refrigerator and were very spacious, could even set up an air mattress if you need to. The staff is friendly and our family will be returning to River Road Motel next year. Why stay anywhere else for $65/night weekdays and $85/night weekends during peek season.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank NicnJaxmom
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Prior Lake
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2012

When the wife and I come to the dells by ourselves without the grandkids we always stay here..the rooms are clean and comfy,,,the owners are nice and the rates are great....we dont need a pool and like to walk around downtown so this place is perfect..when we bring the grandkids we have to have a pool and go to the grand marquis then....We have never been offered Chula Vista passes here...must be something new or the other reviewers we mistaken....but anyway would highly recommend this motel!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kay T
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2012

We (2 adults, 2 kids ages 6 and 9) stayed here one night for a weekend getaway in March. For $65 we got a decent sized room with 2 queen beds, a fantastic downtown location, and 4 waterpark passes to Chula Vista Resort (a pretty 10 minute drive down the road.) It was a great deal and we will absolutely take advantage of it again. The room was very basic but we just used it for sleep. If you need a "chain hotel atmosphere" or a luxury room, this is not the place for you. If you need a clean place to sleep the night while getting to play in the Dells, this is a great deal.
Easy walk to downtown attractions, riverwalk, restaurants, etc.

Room Tip: It's a 2 story motel. Ask for ground floor if you can't do the stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: River Road Motel
Address: 828 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1421
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#19 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Road Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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