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“Peaceful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Day's End Motel
Ranked #9 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Wood Dale, Illinois, United States
1 review
“Peaceful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

I am a mom with a child that is sensitive to "loud" and "crowded". Yet, we did adventure out to the Dells. This motel was perfect. Peaceful, very clean, super friendly, quiet, and SAFE. I loved that the pool was right outside the rooms. I was able to sit and watch my kids go on the playground and play mini golf from my window. Super family friendly. If you do not want to stay at a water park resort and are looking for a clean and quiet motel....THIS IS IT! Was better than expected!

Thank you Day's End for being a major part to our fantastic vacation at the Dells! WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN!

Room Tip: 3 miles outside of the main part of Wisconsin Dells. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Amelia D
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
It pleases us that these guests were able to relax during their stay here. We like to honor special requests and needs whenever possible and we hope to serve this guest again in the future!
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Green Bay
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were recently in the Dells for our granddaughter's dance competition. While everyone else in our family stayed at the Kalahari Resort, we opted for Day's End. Are we ever glad we did! Granted, it's no Kalahari, but it's clean, welcoming, and the beds rival those in the best hotels anywhere. I don't know when I've had a better nights' sleep in a family-run motel. A special thanks goes to Mark, the owner, as we checked in after the office had closed for the night. When we return to the Dells, we're making a beeline back to Day's End.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 530Debbie
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
We are glad that these guests so enjoyed their stay with us! We always strive to maintain clean, comfortable rooms and greet our guests with a smile, no matter what time they arrive.
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We keep returning to Day's End Motel for our Family Vacation. This facility has everything we need, clean pool, clean grounds with mini golf, grills, swings, etc. and very good clean rooms. We spend most of our time here with our kids and grandkids enjoying the facilities and each other. Mark and Rachel are top notch and work hard to provide exception facilities and service at a reasonable cost. Thanks to both of you, everyone had another great weekend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jerry H
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
These guests have been returning to Day's End for years for their family reunion and we are very pleased to serve them each year! We look forward to seeing them again next year!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I would not tell anyone to stay here. How this is rated in the top 5 motels in the Dells I'll never understand.
My family never felt safe on my short stay at this motel in the WI Dells. When I read the other review referring to this as a Bates Motel, even thought they were joking, I should have booked elsewhere. As I mentioned, next to a strip club that is open 7 days a week.
When we went to check in we were asked to present the confirmation letter for our reservation. I’ve been traveling for over 20 years and have never been asked to present a confirmation letter and it almost seemed like I was going to be turned away for not having it.
The shower didn’t work.
Not that I really wanted to take a shower or get naked in the room since my husband and I never felt completely comfortable in this room.
Well that and there are no curtains on the windows in the bathroom.
The a/c doesn’t work if the window or door is open (I was given this tip by the guy cleaning the rooms that made it clear he was not the hotel maid ) but when it does work it is super loud.
We left the room briefly after checking in and when we returned an hour later there was a maintenance person was in the room working on replacing our electrical outlets. Stayed in the room for a bit after he left ( to make sure everything was still in suitcases) and noticed he was going room to room. I was not informed upon check in that there would be someone going room to room doing repair work.
Oh there are no GFCI outlets in the bathroom or sink area.
The room smelled like a hospital and the smell never left.
We barely slept because this economically priced hotel was in the right price range for that party 20something crowd and our hotel neighbors were up all night going from room to room.
I will say the room was clean and the bed was comfortable.

Room Tip: LOCK your doors and bring ear plugs.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank opti360
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We appreciate the time that each guest takes to write an honest review of our motel, and we are sorry that this guest had an unsatisfactory stay.
The air-conditioners are designed to conserve energy by shutting off automatically when windows are open.
Also, most of our staff including housekeeping is male, and when we are particularly busy, our maintenance man and office assistant do assist with the housekeeping. We are truly sorry that this guest was not informed of the electrician working that day. We thought we had notified everyone, and we apologize for the unprofessional failure to notify this guest.
We are sorry to say that there is a strip club on the property adjacent to our motel, but it cannot be seen or even heard from any of our rooms. Also, the same man owns the bar/grill/over-21 campground across the street (the bar/grill does have special permission to play live music on the weekends). We rarely have any trouble with either business because we take active measures to ensure their business does not interfere with our guests’ experience. A few of the active measures we take are: 1) we do not accommodate entertainers, 2) we never rent rooms by the hour, and 3) we do not have a special deal for the owners or managers of the club. We are not in business with the club in any way and don’t even recommend the bar-and-grill across the street because of their affiliation. We do not approve/endorse the sex industry whatsoever. Our small family lives here on the property and we love to serve other families. This is a family place and in the past, my husband, Mark, has asked people to leave for inappropriate conduct. We understand the concerns families have, and we hope that we have adequately answered any questions.
We do apologize for any inconvenience that we caused to this guest's vacation. We thank this guest for the time she took to write a review and inform us of some ways that we could make updates or improve our service.
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

July 4, 2013
With the downtown bloated with tourists and automobiles, pulling into the Day's End drive way is a welcome escape from the bustle. The Smith's are very accommodating as the staff work to make the visitors welcome, satisfied and rested. A very clean glimpse into yesteryear that was the norm before resorts began to dominate the Dells. Our dog was also greeted warmly and other guests all appeared to be enjoying themselves...will stay there again. Classic drive-in motel, no frills, just a decent place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Waveview
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We are very pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay here at Day's End. We always strive to maintain clean, comfortable rooms.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were met by a friendly, helpful staff. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean, the air conditioner worked. The only complaint I have is that the room was exceedingly small. Otherwise, I would have no hesitation recommending this motel. And we were not far from the excitement in the Dells.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank danfr44
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
We're glad that this guest enjoyed his stay while at our Day's End Motel. Some of our rooms are considerably smaller, but we also have larger rooms available and we are always happy to give guests a tour! We hope that this guest chooses us again on future stays.
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burnham il
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have stayed at this motel several times and always enjoy the stay. The rooms are very clean and the beds are REALLY comfortable. There are no frills- but none are needed. If you want a nice clean room with nice property and a nice pool, for a great price, this is it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank loriwBurnhamIl
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Rachel S, Manager at Day's End Motel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Glad to continue to accommodate this guest! And we look forward to serving them again in the future.
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Property: Day's End Motel
Address: N604 US Highway 12 and 16, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9103
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#8 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Day's End Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE wi-fi. All rooms non-smoking, and ground floor. Short drive to Wisconsin Dells. I-94 exit 85, then West on WI 12/16. Seasonal outdoor heated pool. Gas and diesel nearby. Restaurants nearby. Putt-putt golf course and outdoor playground, ideal for families and reunions. FREE parking. Snowmobile trail access next door. Quiet, rural location. Closed the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. ... more   less 
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