The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Wisconsin Dells

Fairfield Inn and Suites is well located for water sports at Lake Delton
Fairfield Inn and Suites is well located for water sports at Lake Delton | © Fairfield Inn and Suites / Expedia
Hugh McNaughtan

Formerly known as Kilbourn City, Wisconsin Dells takes its name from the delightful gorges and canyons formed by the Wisconsin River and its tributaries. Carving relentlessly through the area’s Cambrian rock for millennia, these places of scenic beauty are the chief tourist draw in the area. Other attractions include an abundance of waterparks, miniature golf courses and the vintage steam engine plying the Riverside & Great Northern Railway. With plenty of accommodation options to navigate, let us lead you to the best cheap hotels in Wisconsin Dells – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. AmericInn Lodge & Suites, for family-friendly facilities

Budget Hotel

Lodge lounge area at AmericInn Lodge & Suites, with a floor-to-ceiling pebble fireplace surround, mounted deer head on the wall, wooden ceiling, and busy patterned carpet and armchairs.
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Pet-friendly, with an indoor pool, kids’ pool, BBQ facilities and RV parking space, AmericInn is ideal for road tripping families stopping at Wisconsin Dells. Less than a mile’s walk from the river and the southern end of the Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area, it’s a great base to see the sights. Decked out in homely timber and stone, with burgundy and cream decor in the rooms, it’s also friendly and relaxing. Extras include balconies, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

2. Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells, for classic Hilton comforts

Chain Hotel

Large rectangular pool area at Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells, with brick columns supporting the roof, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
© Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells / Expedia

One of our more upscale choices, this hotel offers generously-sized guest rooms, suites and a range of accessible accommodations, all decked out in neutral shades and with the amenities you’ve come to expect from Hilton. The indoor pool, surrounded by brick pillars and picture windows, is a highlight, as is the state-of-the-art fitness center. All rooms come with black-out curtains, high-quality beds, Keurig coffee-makers and non-allergenic down pillows. Extras available in some suites include fireplaces and balconies, and while there’s no on-site dining, the locally-acclaimed Del-Bar steakhouse is a 2-minute walk away.

3. Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells, for guest socials

Suite Hotel

Large dining area at Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells, with nature photography on the tall walls, brown furnishings and carpet, and tall curtained floor-to-ceiling windows.
© Staybridge Suites Wisconsin Dells / Expedia

Closer to Lake Delton and Mirror Lake Pine Oak Forest State Natural Area than the Wisconsin River, the Staybridge is a fine choice. You’re never too far from the Dells or the waterparks, and there’s plenty to recommend this well-priced IHG hotel. All rooms are suites, including fully equipped kitchens, and there’s a real sense of welcome, demonstrated on Monday to Wednesday evenings through ‘the Social”, where you can meet fellow guests. Seven of the 122 suites are accessible.

4. Clarion Hotel & Suites, for family fun

Chain Hotel

Polar themed outdoor pool area at Clarion Hotel & Suites, with artificial ice castle, waterfalls and caves.
© Clarion Hotel & Suites / Expedia

Waterparks, trampoline parks and other kid-friendly diversions are the nearest attractions to this sprawling, three-story, gable-roofed hotel. The active focus of Wisconsin Dells is appreciated here, with two pools, both equipped with waterslides, and a fitness center. Each room contains a microwave, while the grander suites have room for deep sofa beds and plenty of niches to stretch out. Those with accessibility needs haven’t been forgotten: specially appointed rooms feature accessible tubs, handrails and easy access for those in wheelchairs.

5. Fairfield Inn and Suites, for proximity to Lake Delton

Chain Hotel

Twin room at Fairfield Inn and Suites with two white-and-brown double beds, a yellow feature wall with leafy pattern, and a blue-and-black geometric carpet.
© Fairfield Inn & Suites Wisconsin Dells / Expedia

A classy, inexpensive Marriott hotel east of Lake Delton and a 5-minute drive from Delton public beach, Fairfield Inn offers a broad range of guest rooms and suites. The decor is vibrantly modern, with electric-blue patterned carpets in the rooms and a broad range of bold colours in the common areas. There’s a small but lovely indoor pool, a gym, and in the rooms, mini-fridges and microwaves. Upgrade to a double-queen suite and the family can enjoy separate living areas and a comfortable sofa bed.

6. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, for unusual architecture

Hotel

Dining area at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, with black-and-red striped carpet, white tables, black leather seating and large wall mural of a woman wearing orange sunglasses.
© La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham / Expedia

This pet-friendly option just south of Lake Delton is within easy reach of the Wild West Waterpark and Wild Rock Golf Club. Conceivably, the kids could be having a ball on the waterslides while you sneak in a couple of rounds on a fine day. Expect the standard amenities – a fitness center, indoor pool and generous complimentary breakfast buffet – but look further, and you’ll see Wyndham has taken a few design risks with its cube-esque profile and vividly-patterned rugs in the rooms.

7. Springhill Suites Wisconsin Dells, for easy waterpark access

Chain Hotel

Double room at Springhill Suites Wisconsin Dells, with white bed, swirly teal carpet and long teal sofa, with a mirrored room divider.
© Springhill Suites Wisconsin Dells / Expedia

Springhill Suites are a swirl of clashing colors and contemporary design within, but they’re not all style and no substance. Rooms deploy luxurious touches like marble bathrooms, and partitioned living spaces for privacy. For the active, there’s a fitness center equipped with the latest machines, an indoor pool surrounded by reclining chairs, and proximity to several waterparks. A complimentary hot buffet breakfast seals the deal, and you’re less than 10 minutes’ stroll from the Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co., among other dining options.

8. Hampton Inn & Suites, for proximity to theme parks

Chain Hotel

Double room at Hampton Inn & Suites, with white bed, grey-and-red striped carpet, pale pink sofa and wooden desk.
© Hampton Inn & Suites / Expedia

Behind an imposing, porticoed facade lies a hotel of great value and generous hospitality. South of Lake Delton, it has a great choice of theme- and adventure-parks a short drive away. All rooms and suites include the signature Hampton Bed, made by Serta, while ergonomic desk chairs and bathroom nightlights are examples of the little touches that make your stay just that bit more comfortable. Kids will love the water jets in the indoor pool, while the gym allows you to keep in shape.

Fancy discovering more hotels in Wisconsin? Check out our pick of the best hotels in Madison, Wisconsin, for every traveler, bookable on Culture Trip.

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