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Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Enjoyed my stay at Forty Winks Inn. It's a classic old motel, enclosed, improved and expanded some years ago. It offers a good value with a retro flair. Family owned, quiet, clean. Easy access to I-94 without being right alongside I-94. Very close to zoo. There's not a lot going on at or around it, but for a solid value,...

Thank CycloneReport
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is a motel, but distinctly different from most - it feels nice. Lynn worked at the reception when I visited. She went out of her way to help me with my problem (I forgot to bring a charger for my laptop).

Thank askold
Cedar Lake, Indiana
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed Saturday after going to our nephews football game. The hotel was close to everything we were doing. The room was just the right size and quiet. The couple behind the desk were very friendly and helpful. We will stay again when visiting, the price was very reasonable.

Thank Russell J
Sun City West, Arizona
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is clean, safe, pleasantly situated close to green walking spaces and is looked after by the most amazing inn keeper, Lynn, who was always right there to provide extra hangers,restaurant suggestions and directions and the history of the inn. They are a self- described no frills hotel so bring shampoos, a hair dryer, lotion. Easy parking and glassed...

1Thank eileen k
Owensboro, ky
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We needed a safe and comfortable place to spend several nights while visiting the area. We were not looking for a vacation experience and our budget needed a break. Forty Winks was the perfect choice. Nice area, very comfortable bed, quiet, clean, and a good value. We will be back when we need it!

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We found this on Trip Advisor when looking for someplace to stay overnight after a Cubs/Brewers game. For the price it was a real find. Very clean, comfortable beds. Even had coffee and breakfast bread in the morning. No toiletries except bar soap, although they are available for a nominal fee. Down the street there is a bar that serves...

2Thank luvstravlin
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We needed an inexpensive place to stay for a family memorial and this was a great find. It is a little older but the property and rooms were very clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. You need to be aware that to maintain their low cost they provide no amenities and I was a little surprised to see...

1Thank TravelingTrowel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We went to Summerfest and stayed at Forty Winks Inn. It was perfect. It is no frills, but is extremely clean, the staff is incredibly friendly, the price is right and the location is out of traffic, but only 5 miles out of downtown. The desk is only open 7-11 so if you have a late check in you have...

1Thank trishp63
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We looked all over for an inexpensive, clean hotel near Miller Park with good reviews. The 40 Winks had better reviews than the very expensive hotels!! The check in process went very smooth and the hotel was one of the cleanest hotels I've ever stayed in. Very impressed!! The room had a microwave and a mini fridge. And the front...

3Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this family owned place over the more expensive hotel down the street. Stayed three nights. Friendly and comfortable as well as very clean. They even mailed an earring left in the room before I knew it was missing! Happy we chose this nice little inn. Conveniently close to downtown. Angela P.

2Thank OhioGaryP

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family owned business. The inn was built by Russell Barr Williamson of the Frank Lloyd Wright team. Our rooms are large. all rooms have HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Fox, plus all local channels. We offer free morning coffee and coffee cake in our fireplace lounge. Parking, Wifi,Local calls and ice are free. All rooms enter into our glass atrium hallway for safety and security. We are located near Milwaukee County Zoo, Miller Park (home of the Brewers)2 shopping malls, The County Medical Complex, Childrens Hospital, Froedert Hospital, The Heart Hospital, W.f.Emergency Hospital and Medical College Of Wisconsin. The bus stop is at our front door. There are 40 area restaurants within walking distance. Our slogan is "Clean,Comfortable,and Convenient".We truly have an excellent location and are a outstanding value. We endeavor to keep our rates low, the reason for not many amenities. our rating of 4 out of 5 stars speaks for us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forty Winks Inn

Address: 11017 W Bluemound Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4122
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Wauwatosa
Price Range: $131 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Forty Winks Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Soap provided is very small bar so you might want to pack some for your stay.”
197eileenk, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Anything you need not in the room, just ask.”
dustydog, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms appear to be very nice.”
P7451MYjosephs, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Second floor quiet - be mindful no elevator. Suites huge for families - longer stays”
111Ranger, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe room is awesome!”
caroln848, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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