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“You really get what you pay for.”
Review of Balsam Lake Motel

Balsam Lake Motel
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Balsam Lake Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balsam Lake
spring valley illinois
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“You really get what you pay for.”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stayed at the Balsam Lake Motel because of its location to our visit for three nights. The place was clean and the beds were comfortable. The blinds on the windows were in need of replacement on several units. The drawers on the bureau were broken and I had to go to a Walmart in a neighboring town to get a shower head for the shower. The first night there may have been three or four units rented and we were all placed next to each other. I guessing that there were at least 16 units available. I figured that they did this for maid service. We could hear our neighbors TV and shower and there was a lot of noise with doors banging and someone left at 1:30 a.m. Whether this was planned or not, I don't know.
We left at 9:30 a.m. for the day and returned at 4:00 to find that our room had not been touched and towels were still in the bathroom on the floor and the beds had not been made. We went to the office for fresh towels and made our own beds. There was nothing said at the time of registration about the lack of maid service or was it listed on the website.
So, if you want to save some money, remember, you really get what you pay for.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Evan S, Owner at Balsam Lake Motel, responded to this review, 1 February 2017
Our apologies for your unpleasant stay. Though it was some years ago - we hope you'll stop by again to see what the new owners are up to. We guarantee that if the shower head goes out - you won't have to pay for it.
Evan
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Just a quick run up from the cities very good location not a lot of noise. Did have a queen sized bed and new remodeled lavatgory shower area really nice. Easy to find just drive through town they are at the norther ned.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Twin Cities, MN
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed a Saturday night in June. Easy to make reservations by phone.

Upon arrival it was 2 blocks from the lake and 3 blocks to "main street". Close but away from noise! Clean parkinglot, well lit, and plenty of parking (even if you have a boat trailer)

The rooms are like motels. Park at your door. Not much for ammenities. Basic motel.

The rooms (we had two) are an updated remodeled and cozy decor. Beds are new, linens fresh and new. The TV's are small but have Direct TV.

Rooms have no phones however we had perfect reception on cell phones.

The bathrooms are large! Nice tile showers. Bring your own soap and shampoo, their are rather simple and not at all worth using. But, the bathrooms were spotless clean! The best I have ever seen in a hotel/motel. Nice to see they care!

There is onsite laundry if you need to use it. Coffee and a microwave is available when the office is open.

The owners live onsite and were very nice! Pleasent, friendly and offered advise of the town.

Checking out is a breeze. If you need to leave early, no problem. Lock your room with the key in it. They can get it later.

Overall this motel was great! 5 Stars! If only they had Wifi and bigger TV's....... I would of given 5 stars for location if it was ON main street. But really, it's a short 3 blocks!!!

This place is good for singles, couples, or families. Not so much for business folks.

You will not be disappointed. Good place to stay in the Balsam Lake Area!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Balsam Lake Motel
Address: 501 W Main St, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-9010
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Balsam Lake
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