"The hotel was quiet, and the room was great. Easy check-in. Breakfast was cold and all carbs.2021-03-17"
"An excellent experience. The hotel was clean, and the employees were so friendly. Stay here.2017-05-19"
"Our hotel room had 3 comfortable beds. The housekeeper took our used towels, but didn't leave replacements, so we had to call to have some brought to us. Had a hot breakfast, but some items ran out early. There were only 5 tables in the eating area, and they weren't kept clean. You get what you pay for.2015-09-26"
"Nice room for the price. Bathroom smelled like smoke. Staff was accommodating. Good hotel stay.2015-02-11"
"Easy access to major highways, stores, and restaurants. I was impressed with the room size, layout, and furnishings. The hotel employees were helpful and caring. The pool was heated and well-maintained.2019-05-02"
"The hotel room was dark, dingy, and a little dirty. The carpet seemed filthy. The front desk clerk seemed friendly enough. Not worth the higher weekend rates.2016-03-16"
"Quiet, reasonably priced hotel. Several restaurants and retail establishments nearby. The beds and linens were comfortable. Pleasant personnel, but they weren't helpful with directions to a local music festival. I'd stay here again without a doubt.2015-07-30"
"The AC in my room didn't work well. The bedsheets were stained, and the floor was sticky. The shower curtain was torn, and the towels were discolored. The staff was unfriendly. Don't stay at this hotel.2018-09-12"
"Nice hotel for a reasonable price. Good service, too.2015-11-03"
"Horrible mattress with springs sticking out. It sounded like the bed was going to break. There was paint dripping down the bathroom wall. The shower floor didn't have enough support, so I couldn't stand in the middle of it. Not enough towels provided; I asked for an extra towel and pillow, but never got either. Stay at another hotel.2015-08-04"
"The hotel was a bit off the interstate, but there were several restaurants nearby. The room was large, which was nice. The bathtub didn't drain well, but it was fixed right away. Good breakfast.2017-08-12"
"The hotel was clean and quiet. Great service and excellent breakfast. Great place to stay.2016-09-01"
"Convenient to Carthage College. The hotel was clean and comfortable, and the staff was friendly. Good cinnamon buns at breakfast. We had an enjoyable stay.2015-09-14"
"I had fun at the comedy club, and the hotel was close to the lake. The whirlpool wasn't hot, though.2019-08-26"
"The hotel charged my credit card a $100 incidentals fee, and the money wasn't returned to my account for 3 or 4 days.2019-03-30"
"The 1st room smelled like gas or chemicals, so we moved to another room. The hotel clerk was friendly but not well-informed, and couldn't give me directions to UW Parkside just a few miles away.2015-06-08"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.