The Best Hotels to Book in Wisconsin Dells

Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells - Lake Delton enjoys an excellent location
Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells - Lake Delton enjoys an excellent location | Courtesy of Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells - Lake Delton /
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26 November 2021

Home to the largest concentration of water parks anywhere in the world, Wisconsin Dells is a must-visit for any self-respecting slip n’ slider. But this southern Wisconsin city isn’t just a theme park destination – outdoor recreation opportunities are everywhere, thanks to regional lakes and glacier-carved gorges, canyons and sandstone formations. For a splashy stay along the Wisconsin River, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best hotels in Wisconsin Dells, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Tamarack Wisconsin Dells, a Ramada by Wyndham, for lakeside living

View of Tamarack Wisconsin Dells from across the water
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An idyllic gem in the south of the Dells, the sprawling Mirror Lake State Park is so named for its centerpiece body of water that’s often so calm it perfectly reflects the wooded shoreline, flanked by cliffs as high as a four-story building. And Tamarack Wisconsin Dells awaits right outside the must-visit natural wonder, welcoming you back from your outdoor pursuits with more of the same – two pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, barbecue grills, and a game room.

AmericInn by Wyndham Wisconsin Dells, for making a splash

Indoor pool at AmericInn by Wyndham Wisconsin Dells
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If you came to Wisconsin Dells to get wet, AmericInn gives you a poolside seat. The Wyndham property is just a few minutes from the waterparks at Mt Olympus, Noah’s Ark, and Wilderness Resort, and AmericInn guests also get complimentary access to Chula Vista Resort & Waterpark. The hotel itself has an indoor pool if you’d like a dip closer to home, and you can make things even more convenient by booking a suite with a whirlpool tub, fireplace, and balcony.

Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells, for steak and slides

Elegant lobby at Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells
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The biggest waterpark in the Dells and the largest outdoor waterpark in the US is only a 10-minute walk from Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells. Hit the 51 waterslides and lazy rivers at Noah’s Ark Waterpark, then return to your hotel for dinner at on-site Garden Grille & Bar, which features a full bar. If you’re jonesing for steak, walk right next door to The Del-Bar for a succulent filet mignon or flame-grilled New York strip.

Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells - Lake Delton, an IHG Hotel, for suite dreams and surfing

Modern room at Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells - Lake Delton
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Staybridge Suites helps you slide right into Kalahari’s highly-rated water parks from its location right down the street. The property is also an easy drive for wherever you’re headed locally (Alligator Alley, anyone?). Enjoy free breakfast, float in the indoor pool, or grill in the barbecue gazebo before retiring to your all-suite accommodations. You’ll need a good night’s sleep if you’re going to test your surf skills in Kalahari’s Flowrider wave simulator, after all.

Wingate by Wyndham Wisconsin Dells Waterpark, for family fun

Outdoor pool at Wingate by Wyndham Wisconsin Dells Waterpark
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We’re not kidding: It’s Waterworld in the Dells. Just up the road from Staybridge, Wingate by Wyndham offers competitive rates and perks like free breakfast and special deals for Noah’s Ark. The heated indoor and outdoor pools and hot tub provide an extra bonus, but it’s the children’s pool and play area that sells us on this property. If you truly can’t stay out of the water, request the King Suite with an in-room jetted bathtub.

SpringHill Suites Wisconsin Dells, for a watery welcome

Swanky bar at SpringHill Suites Wisconsin Dells
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SpringHill Suites Wisconsin Dells took the water theme and built a hotel infused with H20, with decor including a bubble chandelier, artwork of morning dew, and a turquoise rug with wavy lines in the lobby. The blue and green hues extend to rooms, which have separated living and sleeping areas. The hotel is close to boating and fishing activities, as well as Wilderness Resort waterparks.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Wisconsin Dells, for thrills and spills

Exterior of Fairfield Inn & Suites Wisconsin Dells
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Families can start a stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites with a chow fest of free breakfast that includes favorites like eggs, waffles, and bagels. Then, make that stomach ache disappear at Rick Wilcox Magic Theater. If you’re a brave crew, fly down the Wilderness Canyon Zipline. Ain’t afraid of no ghost? Venture on a spooky Dells Ghost Boat ride. Still need more of an adrenaline rush? The hotel has a fitness center open round-the-clock.

Hampton Inn & Suites at Wisconsin Dells Lake Delton, for waffles and water slides

Modern, spacious restaurant area at Hampton Inn & Suites at Wisconsin Dells Lake Delton
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It’s impossible to feel like a fish out of water in the Dells, particularly here, when you’re so close to the waterparks at Kalahari and Wilderness Resorts. But if you want a rest before a day of dousing, everything you need to stay put is right here, including the signature waffle bar (for carbo-loading before water sliding). Challenge the clan to a friendly game of aqua basketball in the indoor pool. Loser has to soak their head under the mushroom water feature.

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