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"I enjoyed having the pool available. Room smelled clean; bathroom was clean. Doors show age and abuse. Carpeting is old and stained. Frig, a/c,tv work ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 17 Jun 2019

Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Portage

Heart of Portage

Stay at this Portage motel and you'll be within 9 miles (15 km) of Cascade Mountain Ski Area and Swan Lake. Buffalo Lake and John Muir Memorial County Park are within 12 miles (20 km).

Dining, health club

This motel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the 24-hour health club and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 56 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and desks are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$65* Per night/room Aug 1 - Aug 2

King Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Queen Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Ridge Hotel Portage ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Ridge Hotel Portage

Everyone (6) Family (3)
1 out of 5
Room was acceptable staff was rude. I ask for face towels and wash clothes and this man wants to come in my room when we are 2 single women after 11 pm at night

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021

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4 out of 5
I enjoyed having the pool available. Room smelled clean; bathroom was clean. Doors show age and abuse. Carpeting is old and stained. Frig, a/c,tv worked well. I'd stay again.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 12, 2019 by Management

we are glad you enjoyed your stay

1 out of 5
This room should be rented out by the hour, not the day! Jute back showed through on traffic patterns, mold/cracked walls around air conditioner, shower stall had discolored corners. Not what I would call a "deal" from anyone / agency! I'm going to suggest that the operator who took my reservation was ill-equipped to be in the position that she was, as I specifically told her that my credit card was NOT to be charged as I would pay in cash when I got there. And then, she got my email address wrong which forced me to use my time/resources to straighten things out. Pretty much, never again.

Posted by on May 29, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 13, 2018 by Management

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

4 out of 5

Old but worth every penny

The facility is old and looks it, but our room was very clean and all of the sheets and towels smelled very fresh, that is truly the most important thing for me. There was no issue relocating us to a first floor room more was there a issue with my service dog. The only issue of our stay was that there was some form of construction work being done to the room next to ours and I was woken up by the sound of a power saw at 0800, but other than that I was happy with our stay.

Posted by , from SoCal on Jul 3, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2017 by Management

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

3 out of 5

Cheap hotel, gets the job done.

The room was clean and it was cheap. Were here for a weekend in the Dells. This was cheaper than staying there. The carpet could be replaced because it was stained. The room didn't have light blocking curtains. Seriously? That really irked me, impossible to sleep in, but the sheets and shower were clean and that's what's important.

Posted by , from Stevens Point, WI on Aug 1, 2016

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by Management

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

1 out of 5

Bad place to stay

This hotel smells and is terribly outdated And in need of repair. Stain and smelly carpet. Shower was very hard to adjust the water temp. The ONLY plus was its close to interstate and McDonalds . For the price it was a terrible experience

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 8, 2016 by Management

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

4 out of 5
Easy to find. Perfect for having kids there. Have the swimming pool for them.

Posted by , from WI on Oct 5, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 14, 2016 by front desk

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you on your next stay..

3 out of 5

If you are looking for cheap and don't mind old...

We wanted to stay in the Wis. Dells area for one night but wanted to find a "cheap" hotel. The positives: it was quiet. Few other guests and most of those were hard working construction guys...who were great hotel mates. It was close to the highway and easy to get in and out of. Ample parking, across the street from McDonalds and had lots of other restaurants and fast food near by. There is an indoor pool. We didn't use it. There was a frig., microwave, and coffee pot in the room. Also, because we were a 20 min. drive from the Dells we didn't have to pay the extra room tax for local rooms. Staff and local folks were very nice. Now the negatives: We guessed the hotel was built in the 1970's. They were putting in new asphalt the day we were there, but our room hadn't been updated in decades. The room in general was old, run down, and shabby looking. Carpet desperately needed replacing, Lots of signs of ware everywhere you looked. My advice...if you want cheap and are only going to be in the room to sleep it will do very nicely. If you were traveling if kids, in this room I wouldn't worry about the kids making a mess because the room isn't pretty or fancy. On the other hand I wouldn't have let my baby crawl around on that carpeting, It was too old and icky.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Aug 9, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2016 by Management

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you on your next stay.

3 out of 5

Your average hotel.

There was nothing extradorinary about this hotel. I stayed for a weekend to be close to the dells. It said this hotel was 6mi away when in fact it was about 1/2 hour away. Housekeeping did not clean our room after the first night so we did not get new towels. Also at the entrances it smelled like smoke. You could see the hotel owner standing around often in pjs or smoking with his daughter outside which bothered me. Overrall only if there is absolutely no where else to stay would I recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from WI on Jul 2, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 28, 2016 by Management

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you on your next stay.

4 out of 5

Great Value!

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
The price was right, and it really exceeded my expectations for a 1.5 star hotel. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is great!

Posted by , from Spokane, WA on May 9, 2012

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Jun 28, 2016 by Management

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you on your next stay.

About the The Ridge Hotel Portage

Location 2900 New Pinery Road, Portage, WI 53901

Property Features

As a guest of The Ridge Hotel Portage, you'll find an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Ridge Hotel Portage also features an arcade/game room, laundry facilities, and an elevator. Self parking is free. This Portage motel is smoke free.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Game room or arcade
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) (59.3 km / 36.8 mi)
  • Train station: Portage Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

The Ridge Hotel Portage offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The Ridge Hotel Portage has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club and a sauna.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

This hotel will place an authorization for the amount of the stay for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. The guest can change the method of payment at the time of check-in.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Portage Ridge
  • Ridge Hotel Motel Portage
  • Ridge Hotel Portage
  • Ridge Portage
  • The Ridge Hotel Portage Motel
  • The Ridge Hotel Portage Portage
  • The Ridge Hotel Portage Motel Portage
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.