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Fitzgeralds Motel
Ranked #31 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

Did a bike trip with a bunch of friends, had a throttle cable break & the owner couldn't do enough to help us. Very reasonable for the location, were going back this June with a bigger group. We parked the bikes and walked, partied all night. Great hospitality,clean,cheap,convenient,old school feel!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Swoop701
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oconomowoc
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

We have stayed at Fitzgerald's Motel for years now. We have always been impressed with the hospitality created by Margaret and Eugene Gewont. This motel is clean, conveniently located to the original downtown area, and very relaxing from the hubbub of the larger complexes. It has a clean pool, beautifully decorated with flowers in the Old World Tradition, and a fitness center is across the street. A continental breakfast and coffee are provided. We rate it as excellent. It feels like family!

Jerry and Debbie Halkoski

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gerald H
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

Spending the night at Fitzgerald's was convienent and cheap! It's right at the end of the downtown strip so it was within walking distance of all of the shops, many bars and restaurants and attractions. The motel itself it older and simpler but clean and in nice condition. Of a few of the anemities included small fridge and outdoor pool. For $69 a night you can't go wrong!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank skittles1108
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Monona, WI
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

We love staying downtown so after we get back from the waterpark we can eat dinner and shop. This motel is older, but clean and pleasant. My 6-year old loved the pool. Great value. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ciansmom
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

My husband and I decided to come to the Dells for a short get-away, but didn't want to spend a lot on a hotel so we could do other activities. The room was $50 a night, and got decent reviews, so we decided to go for it. When you check in, they have you pay up front, give you a piece of paper to put in your car window to park there, and explain basic things like the pool, parking, etc. They gave us a coupon for $20 off admission to Mt. Olympus (making it $15 per person), and a coupon to use at Passport to Savings stands along the downtown strip good for 25% off certain activities (Noah's Ark, Tommy Bartlett show, Wizard Quest, Ripley's Belive it or Not, and others). The also have coffee and individually wrapped what look like Little Debbie Honey Buns in the mornings for 'breakfast.'
LOCATIONS:
Location is good - it is on the far end of the downtown strip - you can walk to all of the shops and activities that are right there.
BASIC ROOM INFO:
We stayed in a room with one bed. Rooms are small, but adequate - room for a bed, a side chair on either side of the bed, a stand with a tube TV, a small frigde and microwave, and a small bathroom. Room is very outdated - flowery wallpaper, furniture from the 70's, old blue carpet. Like other reviews say, they put fake flowers and doilies around the room to decorate it, which is cute. Room appeared clean (no dust, visible dirt, or bugs). It still grossed me out, though, because everything is so old, and carpet had stains. Bed was very hard and uncomfortable, pillows very flat - made for an uncomfortable night's sleep. Like another review said, bedspread old - looked clean enough, but we also brought our own blanket to use instead. Rooms have window A/C units, which worked well and was very loud. The noise doesn't bother us, though, as we usally sleep with a box fan, anyway. Water pressure in the bathroom was fine for us. It did take awhile to warm up, and then the water was really hot, so we had to turn it back down, but then it was just fine. They give you a really cheap, small bar of soap to use, and 2 packets of no-name shampoo. Obviously, you should bring your own soap and shampoo there. Towels are very thin and old. The WORST thing was every day there were hairs in our towels! Long, dark hairs in every single towel! It was so disgusting. The first day I went to the office to get new ones, and waited for almost 10 minutes before anyone came. I tried to explain to the owner that I needed new towels because there were hairs in all of them. I'm not sure if he speaks much English, because he just nodded and smiled, and then brought new ones to the room. The next day, I had to send my husband to get some because I was already in the shower. He waited and waited at the office, but no one ever came. Therefore, I ended up drying off with a t-shirt instead. I honestly have no idea how there were hairs in every single towel, but make sure you check them if you stay here!! (Or better yet, bring your own.)
Basically, if you stay here, make sure you bring your own towels, blanket,pillows, toiletries, and some flip flops or something to wear around the room. It's okay for a cheap room, but if you can afford one of the nice resorts - stay there. Next time we go to the Dells, we will spend more to stay somewhere much better. We actually ended up leaving a day early because I couldn't stand another day/night of horrilble sleep, hair in our towels, and feeling grossed out in general by the room. I must qualify by saying my husband wasn't as grossed as I was. It's okay if you want something cheap, but aren't planning on spending much time at all there.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Dee J
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Illinois
Level Contributor
402 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

I gave the motel an average rating.....average for typical Dells motels. We stayed here for two nights. The motel in located on the "strip" in the downtown Dells. It's a busy street with traffic and noise especially during the weekend.Good location but it can be noisy at times. Check in was easy... and odd as we paid first instead of when we checked out. The motel consists of two, two story buildings across from each other with a pool....across a small alley behind the motel. No lawn whatsoever on the property.
Out room was on the second floor, on the corner in the front facing the street. Thick shag carpeting and very outdated bedspreads. The room while clean was stuck in a time warp as is everything in the Dells. Old style tv with plenty of channels and the beds were decent. Mini fridge and microwave in the room too. Curtains on the two windows provided privacy but absolutely no darkness at all. Bathroom had a sliding glass door for the shower and the hot water took forever to come out of the sink. Shower water pressure was horrible and when taking a shower the water temperature would switch from hot to cold, to boiling hot to freezing cold without warning. Happened everytime we used the shower. Also weird lock on the door, if you pushed the button in on the inside of the lock you couldn't use your key to get in the room. Deadbolt wouldn't work at all either.
While the owners seemed nice this place is outdated and the rooms need to be renovated. If I were to ever come back to the Dells (highly unlikely), I would stay somewhere newer and farther off the beaten path.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Aerowing
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Rockford, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

My wife and I have been staying here since our honeymoon back in 1999. It's the only place we think of when it comes to the Dells to stay at. The rates are affordable, the rooms are VERY clean, the AC always works, its right on the strip downtown and our daughter can't get enough of the pool. The couple that run the Fitgeralds Motel have become near and dear to our heart and visiting with them is always a highlight of our vacation. What more could one possibly want? See you next year! :-)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Eagle_Watcher2011
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Property: Fitzgeralds Motel
Address: 530 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1550
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#21 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is with great pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful city of Wisconsin Dells and Fitzgerald's Motel located on a quiet side of downtown. As a guest of Fitzgerald's Motel, you can receive exclusive access to the area's best attractions, shops, and restaurants. From sunrise to sunset, you'll experience perfect for every season and every kind of vacation-romantic getaways, weekend escapes, family reunions, school sporting events, skiing, boating, fishing, exciting waterpark options, weddings, and fun-filled summer vacations! Riverwalk strollers enjoy a fascinating running along the Wisconsin River watching a variety of boats berthed on the river. Celebrate our rich heritage found in colorful parades that fill our summers with non-stop fun. Discover the fresh air, sparking lakes and abundant wildlife and pine-scented forests. Hear the sounds of nature. It's a delightful beginning to a journey that has revealed so much, illuminating bonds with those long gone, but mostly, reconnecting people to the vey best in them here and now. Returning home is much more than their ancestral sources. Home means birthplace, family, roots, culture, tradition. So come to visit your own past. It's an absolute adventure. ... more   less 
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