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Ridge Motor Inn

2900 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 53901-9225
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#5 of 6 hotels in Portage

Welcome to Ridge Motor Inn, your Portage “home away from home.” Ridge Motor Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Portage's most popular landmarks, such as Historic Indian Agency House (1.9 mi) and Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Historic Site (2.1 mi), Ridge Motor Inn is a great destination for tourists.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ridge Motor Inn offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk. Plus, Ridge Motor Inn offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Travellers looking to enjoy some ribs can head to Hitching Post or Suzy's Steak and Seafood. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as Portage Asian Cuisine or Cathay Garden.

Portage is also home to Portage WWII History Museum, a popular military museum that is not too far from Ridge Motor Inn.

Ridge Motor Inn puts the best of Portage at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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jjbml67 wrote a review Mar 2021
Chicago, Illinois214 contributions13 helpful votes
-Staff is cordial -Hotel is an old Best Western as it still has the Best Western logo on a the room doors. -Decor is from 70’s/80’s that shows wear -room and hallway carpet filthy dirty. I wouldn’t walk in it without my shoes. -curtains have stains on them -bed sheets were clean; bed spread warn and old with holes in it. -bathroom was clean except for bottom of shower curtain. -bathroom so small a person of, I’d say, 250 pounds or more, would not be very comfortable in it. -no smoking hotel yet we had to walk through clouds of smoke as people smoking at entrance. -pool is heated and was fun but had to not look around or I’d be grossed out. Window wells in pool area all rusted abs the pool likely hasn’t been properly cleaned for decades. Thankful for chlorine in this pool! If you can get past all of the nastiness, and just need a place to sleep, you’re good!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Roger J wrote a review Sep 2019
Alton, United Kingdom16 contributions10 helpful votes
Generally clean but carpets were stained, torn and threadbare. Door was damaged and look like it had been broken into at some point. This hotel looks like its last upgrade was genuinely in the 80's and I cannot recommend it as in any way comparative with other service providers at similar prices. I would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Renee K wrote a review Jun 2019
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This is our second time staying here and the room and staff were just wonderful.The negative comments are not a necessity. Accessible to the Dells and restaurants and the jacuzzi and steam room are the best. Definitely a recommendation for the price and location.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
bestlatino1 wrote a review Sep 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution1 helpful vote
Worse place ever. Smelled dope in the hallways. Guests look homeless. Room doors look easy to break into. Bed sheets and rooms are filthy. Owner and front desk personnel couldn't care less. Better to sleep in your car.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wardsworks wrote a review Aug 2018
Manitowoc, Wisconsin139 contributions29 helpful votes
Wonderful property, dined here decades ago! Pool is memorable, quant keys, same counters? Staying here in '87 and again again in 2017, now, a McDonald's nearby convenient Dollar tree is now a stroll away!
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Date of stay: September 2017
US$72 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ridge Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ridge Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Wisconsin American Legion Museum and Learning Center (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ridge Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ridge Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ridge Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ridge Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ridge Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Tolteca, Culver's, and Pizza Ranch Portage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ridge Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ridge Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ridge Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aldo Leopold Foundation (13.7 km).