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3120 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-6251
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Updated 02/06/20


#5 of 8 hotels in Wisconsin Rapids
Welcome to Econo Lodge, your Wisconsin Rapids “home away from home.” Econo Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Central Wisconsin Cultural Center (2.0 mi), located nearby, makes Wisconsin Rapids Quality Inn a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Wisconsin Rapids landmark. Rooms at Wisconsin Rapids Quality Inn provide a refrigerator and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at Econo Lodge guests have access to a 24 hour front desk and a concierge. You can also enjoy a pool and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Quality Inn Wisconsin Rapids. If you like cafes, Wisconsin Rapids Quality Inn is conveniently located near Grandma's USA Cafe. If you are interested in exploring Wisconsin Rapids, check out a park, such as Veterans' Memorial Park. Econo Lodge puts the best of Wisconsin Rapids at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable. Please Note: We are not currently serving breakfast because of Covid19. Hot Tub and the Pool is also close.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Jack-in-motion wrote a review Aug 2021
Phoenix, Arizona15 contributions15 helpful votes
As a Choice Hotels frequent flyer I've stayed here a night or two annually since it was the Fern Hotel. My expectations were always low based on the price and it used to be 'good enough' for a cheap night's sleep, but I'm afraid it's jumped the shark. No soap in the room (had to ask for one at the front desk), the blanket was too short and the sheets are now the consistency of Kleenex. Hardware sticking out from under the box spring found my ankles on a couple of occasions. I initially thought that replacing the pitri dish carpeting with laminate flooring would be a good thing until I discovered that the floor hasn't seen a mop in a couple of years. Stay someplace else. Trust me.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Sleep in your car.
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Jack-in-motion, Thank you for sharing your experience, and we are very sorry for the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay. Your very detailed negative review of our facilities and cleanliness is rough to hear because our goal and our efforts are directed to bring the opposite results from what you describe. We will forward your review to management for their attention and action. We hope to see you again and that you'll finally be truly impressed with our improvements.
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John wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
You would be better off sleeping in your car than this dump. Covid is the least infectious disease you have to worry about while staying here. If you enjoy mold on the ceiling and garbage on the floor, then this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Tina M, General Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Raunchous, Thank you for sharing your experience, and I regret to hear that you weren't thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness of our room. I do want to assure you and all other guests that we clean and sanitize our guest rooms following each guest stay. It is a very important part of our policies in order to ensure that each guest enjoys a comfortable, clean, and safe environment. I am very sorry for the impression we left you with, and we hope you will return to experience our continuing improvements.
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Kuzile234 wrote a review Oct 2020
Hartland, Wisconsin2 contributions
We come up for the river kings hockey as our family is heavily involved and since we do not have anyone that lives in this town we have to travel. We are in search of hotels when the river kings are at home so we decided to stay here. Extremely disappointed at the disrepair of the rooms as they do not look like anything comparable in the pictures that are on the website. We chose this hotel as well because they are a choice hotel and what a shame this was. The old saying goes you pay for what you get and this hotel is a disgrace to choice hotels. Choice hotels should be ashamed that this is even one of their properties. From the constant running toilet, to the sink being dirty, to the very stained up mattresses, to the constant in and out of what I would say would be drug dealers or possible prostitution. This hotel is not worth the one star nor is this hotel a family hotel. What a complete disgrace. We will not be staying here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Tina M, General Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 6 Nov 2020
Kuzile234 , Please accept our sincerest apologies for the housekeeping issues that you encountered during your stay in our hotel. We thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we want to assure you that the housekeeping issues which you have brought to our attention are being addressed with renewed efforts to improve upon our policies to ensure that each guest has a pleasant and comfortable experience in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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Eve M wrote a review Nov 2019
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin2 contributions
Where to begin, from rude check in staff to dirty smelly rooms, to drug dealers and hookers everywhere and the desk staff could care less if you bring it to there attention. Come on Econo you respresent a choice hotel and Choice should really step in and take that flag from you as it is an embarrassment of a facility.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 4 Dec 2019
528evem, Thank you for bringing to our attention your experience with our staff and comments regarding your stay in our hotel. We apologize if our staff has been rude to you or that they were not treating you as best as they can. Please give us time to investigate the matter of your concern so we can do appropriate actions. We would like to inform you and to our future guest that this is a drug-free environment hotels. Any prohibited drug is not allowed in the premises of the hotel as a compliance to the mandate of the police. We look forward to your next visit.
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JG3 wrote a review Nov 2019
Barron, Wisconsin13 contributions10 helpful votes
We are in town for the State Cross Country meet. I am a coach supervising high school athletes. We arrived at this hotel around 4:00pm, dropped off our things, and left to have dinner. Two adult males were going in to the room across from us when we left. When we got back from dinner around 6:30, there were two different men outside the door of the same room. We went down to the pool for half an hour and when we got back to our rooms there were yet more men going in and out. From inside our rooms we started to hear yelling and doors slamming. They were screaming and swearing about people owing them money. I told my kids to stay in their rooms while I went to the front desk to report this and ask to be moved to a different floor. I was told this would not be possible. The manager did not seem very concerned or willing to address this. I told her we would be leaving. When I went back to get my kids the door to the questionable room was wide open. At a glance it looked more like people were living in there rather than just visiting, and there was suddenly an overwhelming smell of marijuana. From inside my room I called my kids and told them to pack up. While they were doing so, I heard still more yelling and swearing in the hallway. I looked through the hole in the door and saw multiple men leaving the room with large black garbage bags. I actually had to tell my teenage kids to wait at their doors with their bags, and watch for a safe moment for us to leave without encountering these men. When checking out I told the manager what I had seen and that I would recommend she call the police. I got a strong sense at this point that she knew what was going on and had no intention of doing anything about it. I did get my check back...so there’s that. Because of the State Meet in town, there are no other hotels within an hour with rooms available. I do not regret leaving at 8pm without a plan. I would rather have driven 2.5 hours home and got up early to come back for the meet in the morning than stay here another minute. IF YOU VALUE YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR KIDS, DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL—NOT EVEN AS A LAST RESORT. YOU WOULD BE SAFER SLEEPING IN YOUR CAR.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2019
680jessicag, Your review and rating of our hotel mean a lot to us, and we thank you for taking the time to share this experience. We would like to inform you that this is a drug-free environment hotels. Any prohibited drug is not allowed in the premises of the hotel as a compliance to the mandate of the police. We are hoping that you will understand. We promise that we will investigate this claim in order to see both sides. Thank you very much.
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US$56 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Newman's 1st St Miniature Golf (1.2 km) and Rubi Reds (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Mezcal, Four Star Family Restaurant, and Portesi's Fine Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Econo Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Econo Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Point Basse (9.3 km).
Is Econo Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.