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“Lake Geneva Motel - Friendly and affordable”
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Lake Geneva Motel
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
Wisconsin
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lake Geneva Motel - Friendly and affordable”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

You don't need to spend over $250 a night in order to find a place to stay in the Lake Geneva area. With a staff that has elevated being friendly to an artform, and clean rooms, this make a great alternative to the large facilities around Lake Geneva. Within walking distance to the downtown, and a short ride to any point on the lake, it is a great place to stay. The pool was being repaired, but to be expected it was the end of the season. Plenty of parking, even accommodating boat trailers, with free Dish network. Yes, you aren't getting The Abbey, but you're also saving $200 a night that you can spend on spas and dinners if you want to. Grounds have plenty of shade trees, and places to sit outside and enjoy the weather and stars. Owner was extremely accommodating when I had to check in at nearly midnight, offered a discount for a multiple-night stay, and had a smile every time I saw him. Definitely coming back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

The grounds and location were very nice. Within walking distance to downtown area, however, we drove while we were there and had no trouble finding non-metered parking. The room was pretty clean and quite spacious with a dining area, sitting area and wardrobe area--more like a cottage than a hotel room--but everything was very outdated. And by very outdated, I mean most of the room probably hadn't been touched since the 70s (i.e. yellow sink). Lots of bugs started hanging out in the bathroom after the first night. Pool was overly chlorinated but definitely more enjoyable than the room. We paid $69 the first night, $109 the second night and they were booked. Definitely not worth a hundred bucks in our opinion.
We assume people are so impressed with the area that they'll pay for location alone. While we found Geneva Lake to be super clean and very beautiful, we were generally underwhelmed with the town (Lake Geneva) itself.

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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lacrosse wisconsin
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Boyfriend and I stayed at the motel for his 30 year class reunion. We were not expecting anything grand as the price was rather cheap howerer, the room smelled so musty I cound not sleep so after being in bed about 1 hour I got up to read and then WOW I saw the bugs...on the sheets,on the matress pad as well as in the corners of the sheets my boyfriend took pictures!!!! The management (gentleman) was very nice and apologetic, even helped us find a diffrent room elsewhere(midnight). I realize this problem has nothing to do with cleanliness it is something that just happens,however in my attempts to talk with the management(woman) after retuning home as I wanted to be sure not to bring them into my home and wanted to know what the exterminator had said about the treatment, I was blown off and told it was nothing to worry about!!!This bedbug problem has become a very big problem in the United States and I am very concerned about the owners lack of concern! Room 107 check for bugs!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank cynpen
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Ottawa, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2011

The rates were very inexpensive which left us a little apprehenisve at first - however the rooms though out dated were clean, the bed was comfortable. The frig, microwave and coffee pot all worked. The grounds were very nice and well kept. Lots of grass and flowers and shady places to sit outside. The pool was nice and clean and heated. The owners of the motel extremely friendly and helpful. We were very surprised how much we enjoyed our stay and how walkable everything is. Within 10 minutes you can walk downtown. Definitely not the Hilton, but truly a decent place to lay your head on the pillow at night.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

This was a inexpensive and fun place to stay when traveling with our dog. The staff was quite nice and very helpful. There is also a wonderful Chinese cafe next door to the hotel that was quite good. This motel is also in walking distance to the Lake Geneva downtown area too.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Piden
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Villa Park
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2010

Our room was clean, comfortable & quiet. We slept like babies. The management was friendly and helpful. Didn't have a chance to use the pool but other guests did and it looked clean. There are plenty of trees to shade the grounds and out door chairs to relax in & maybe catch the cool breeze. This is just the place we were looking for and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank goodieshopper
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echoemily
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2010

This place isn't the Ritz but it's always clean, comfortable and a great value. On our twice yearly trips to Lake Geneva we always try to stay at the Lake Geneva Motel. The family that owns the property is always very friendly. We like that we can stay here very cheaply and have even brought our 2 well behaved dogs to stay with us once or twice. On the last trip we even used the little grill outside our rooms and really kicked it old school. Granted there are wood paneled walls but we don't care what the place looks like as long as it is clean and quiet. We were bummed that on the recent trip they were fully booked. You can't beat the price and if you're like us and only use the hotel as a place to sleep and maybe eat then you can't beat the price of this motel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank echoemily
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Property: Lake Geneva Motel
Address: 524 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2104
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Lake Geneva
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown Motel 10 minutes walking distance to Geneva Lake. In-room coffee, wireless internet, outdoor heated pool, cottages, FREE HBO, Well maintained cozy and comfortable rooms set on 2 acres park like setting. ... more   less 
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Lake Geneva Hotel Lake Geneva

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