We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starlite Motel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Starlite Motel
Ranked #39 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2008

We stayed at this hotel in July of 2007. The owners/service were the most disrespectful people we have ever met. They accused us of stealing toilet paper, yelling at us for having the window open with the air on (because the room smelled), and verbally harassed us. We contacted the Better Buisness Bureau. We recommend that you do not stay at this hotel. We have never been treated like that before- We don't know how they are still in buisness!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The Service
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank jhenry_78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    49
    29
    12
    6
    16
See reviews for
58
26
Solo
0
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2008

Absolutely loved this motel. Very warm and friendly. Would recommend it highly. Very reasonable rates.
The managers go out of their way to be friendly to their customers. We will return soon.

  • Liked — The room and the friendly staff
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank jacky27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2008

We opened the door to our room and it smelled so damp and musty and another odor that I can't explain. I even said to my husband, Do you think someone died in this room? My husband took the kids to the pool and I opened the door and window and put the air on to air out the place while I was getting settled. The clerk from the office asked me in a sharp tone if I was running the air with the windows opened and I said that the room smelled so bad that I had to air it out. The clerk came charging in the room closing the windows and yelling that I could ice up the air conditioner and would I have windows open at home with the air on She. read from the poliacy sheet that we are not to have windows open and run the air....I think you get the picure people who are reading this reveiw. I realize I was in the wrong. I was just going to air out the room while I unpacked so that the kids wouldn't freak out from the smell. If she would have asked me in a nice tone ,I would have shut the windows for her rather then her storming in and yelling. I didn't appreciate the way I was treated. I did get a new Glade plug in .

  • Liked — close to downtown
  • Disliked — it was really a room with beds toliet and a tv. Not even a phone or alarm clock
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank kmscj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2007

I thought this hotel was a great value for the money we paid (under $50 for a queen bed). If you are looking for a clean basic room at a reasonable rate, this is the place to stay. Everyone was friendly and accommodating, and the pool was perfect for a quick swim. The hotel was within walking distance of the downtown shops and restaurants. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank akkrn1979
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Starlite Motel in 2004. We loved it. Great location and clean. I made another reservation for July 20- 23, 2006.

Because of health issues I had to cancel my reservation. Because I was never given a cancellation number, my husband called back to confirm that we did not have a reservation and would not be billed. He was cut off by the owner and hung up on.

I called back and was actually SCREAMED at by the owner. She said that she did not appreciate being called TEN TIMES and that she was busy and cleaning. Then I was cut off and hung up on. I have never been treated this way in my life. Maybe she forgets that customers are the only reason she stays in business.

I will spread the word far and wide for people to avoid this hotel after the shameful way the owner acted. NEVER GO THERE!

PS: My husband and I never complain about mildly bad service. Everyone I know will hear about this incident.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2006

I took my 4 children, and 2 friends to the Dells for a mini vacation. We had discount coupons to several attractions including Noah's Ark and Mt. Olympus waterparks, so I was looking for merely a place to sleep and shower. I found the hotel online and called 1 week ahead to book the room. All 7 of us were able to stay in a 2 room suite for only $65. I couldn't find any other hotels even close to this rate. We stayed on a Sunday night. We were within walking distance of all the downtown shops, eating, bowling, mini-golf, and the shuttle to the boats. The hotel had an outdoor pool, which the kids enjoyed. It had 2 tvs, a small refrigerator and a microwave. It was all very basic, and none of it was new, but it was a quiet, safe place to stay, and that was what we were looking for. I feel we got what we paid for.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milwaukee, WI
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2005

I usually write positive reviews about the hotels I've stayed at, but this one had to be one of the worst. For starters, it's tough to get a room in Wisconsin Dells on a Saturday night stay only (most have a 2 night minimum), and the Starlite was all I could find, at a very high rate ($124.00). For the price that was paid, I would have expected a room that had been updated in the last 15 years. However, the room was in the old section of the building. Old wallpaper, drapes and carpet were the first thing that stood out to me. The room also had a glade plug-in air freshener, with a scent that smelled like an old grandma's house. The TV had no remote control, and the coffee maker (if you dare call it that) looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. All else aside, the room was generally clean but worth around $60 on a saturday night, not over twice that. If you're looking for a good deal in the dells with a nice room consider the Black Hawk if you're staying downtown or the American World on the strip. Both have nicer facilities and nicer rooms! Too bad they were booked the weekend I went to the Starlite!

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank zb122084
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Wisconsin Dells hotels
1.8 mi away
Baymont Inn & Suites Wisconsin Dells
Baymont Inn & Suites Wisconsin D...
#27 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
3.5 of 5 bubbles 335 reviews
1.6 mi away
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
#56 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
3.0 of 5 bubbles 43 reviews
0.2 mi away
Indian Trail Motel
Indian Trail Motel
#8 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
4.5 of 5 bubbles 378 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
River Road Motel
River Road Motel
#38 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
4.0 of 5 bubbles 40 reviews
2.9 mi away
Twi-Lite Motel
Twi-Lite Motel
#48 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
3.5 of 5 bubbles 29 reviews
0.4 mi away
White Rose Inns
White Rose Inns
#10 of 15 in Wisconsin Dells
4.0 of 5 bubbles 141 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Starlite Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Starlite Motel

Property: Starlite Motel
Address: 727 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1555
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Starlite Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of downtown Wisconsin Dells, across from Bowman Park. We have 36 newly remodeled rooms. We take pride in making your visit relaxing and enjoyable. Cancellation policy: 72 hours notice on standard rooms and 5 days notice on suites. Early checkouts subject to 72 hour notice. Complimentary coffee. Non-smoking rooms available. Cable TV, Outdoor heated pool, air conditioning/electric heat, adjoining rooms/family suites, queen/king size beds, jacuzzi rooms, free ice. Check in: 2:00 pm. Check out: 10:00 am. Refrigerators/microwaves/rollaway beds/cribs available upon request for $5-$10 per night. Casino shuttle available. All major credit cards accepted. Open year round. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Starlite Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Starlite Motel Wisconsin Dells
Starlite Hotel Wisconsin Dells

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing