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Portage Wisconsin Hotels & Motels

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The Portage center is about the area of Portage Amtrak Station and 3 miles northeast of Cascade Mountain Ski Area.

It's a significant responsibility, being the spot “where the North begins,” which is Portage's motto. The Wisconsin town gets its name from the portage that runs between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, which explorers Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette discovered in 1673 during their quest for a route to the Mississippi River. Because the area was essential to travelers, traders, and explorers, it was a natural spot to form the community that became the town. More from this guide...

Portage Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Best Western Resort Hotel & Conference Center 2701 County Rd. Cx, Portage, WI 53901
  • Affordable Convention Center hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
Portage Super 8 3000 New Pinery Rd., Portage, WI 53901
  • Two star Highway property
  • 61 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Towels were small
  • Good cleanliness
Days Inn Portage in Portage North 5781 Kinney Rd., Portage, WI 53901
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 60 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Rooms are ok
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Comfort Suites Wisconsin Dells Area N5780 Kinney Rd., Portage, WI 53901
  • 2 star Highway property
  • 3 floors in hotel
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All Star Value Inn : 1311 Broadway St.
+1-866-221-8581
1311 Broadway St., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~13.46 miles west of Portage
  • Cheap hotel
Quality Inn & Suites - Lodi W9250 Prospect Dr., Lodi, WI 53555 ~15.04 miles south of Portage
  • Mid-scale Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 53 rooms
Baker's Sunset Bay Resort in Wisconsin Dells 921 Canyon Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.42 miles west of Portage
  • 2 star Lake property
  • 3 floors in property
  • 1 out of 2 guests said rooms were big enough
  • Terrific location
Chippewa Hotel & Suites : 1114 East Broadway 1114 East Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.43 miles west of Portage
  • Inexpensive Downtown property
  • 50 sleeping rooms in hotel
Motel 6 Lake Delton Wi - Baraboo E10892 Moon Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913 ~15.43 miles west of Portage
  • 2-star property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Ambers Hideaway : 1113 Broadway 1113 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.45 miles west of Portage
  • Economical Rural hotel
  • 43 sleeping rooms in hotel
Ramada Wisconsin Dells : 1073 Frontage Rd. East 1073 Frontage Rd. East, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.47 miles west of Portage
  • Two star Resort hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Americinn Lodge & Suites Wisconsin Dells 550 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.48 miles west of Portage
  • 2 star property
  • 8 suites in hotel
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Indian Trail Motel
+1-866-429-5787
1013 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.52 miles west of Portage
  • Two star Downtown property
  • 5 suites in property
  • Decent hot tub
  • Excellent wellness & sports facilities
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Alakai Hotel & Suites : 1030 South Wisconsin Dells Pkwy. 1030 South Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.53 miles west of Portage
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • 5 suites in hotel
  • All guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • No morning breakfast
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin Dells 1400 Great Wolf Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.58 miles west of Portage
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 436 rooms
  • Great family vacation
  • Bathroom could be optimized
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Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells 100 Gasser Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.63 miles west of Portage
  • Midscale Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has 110 rooms
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Vibe wasn't good
Best Western Baraboo Inn - West Baraboo 725 West Pine St., West Baraboo, WI 53913 ~15.76 miles west of Portage
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • 82 rooms in property
  • Professional service
  • Breakfast is good
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center - Baraboo 626 West Pine St., Baraboo, WI 53913 ~15.77 miles west of Portage
  • 3-star Convention Center property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
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Grand Marquis Hotel Waterpark
+1-866-221-8581
840 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~15.89 miles west of Portage
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 90 rooms
  • Places to eat close by
  • Pools are clean and really nice
White Rose Motel
+1-866-429-5787
910 River Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~16.15 miles west of Portage
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Most guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
  • Location is great
Wilderness Territory : 511 East Adams St.
+1-888-690-5281
511 East Adams St., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~16.21 miles west of Portage
  • Four-star Resort property
  • Hotel has 600 suites
Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells 1305 Kalahari Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~16.29 miles northwest of Portage
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Hotel has 40 meeting rooms
Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells 101 East Hiawatha Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~16.41 miles west of Portage
  • Midscale Resort property
  • 39 suites in hotel
Springhill Suites Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin Dells 461 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~16.44 miles west of Portage
  • Affordable property
  • Check in: 16:00
Tamarack Dells Resort : 600 State Highway 23 600 State Highway 23, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 ~16.46 miles west of Portage
  • 4 star Lake property
  • Fitness center on property
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The region was once home to Native Americans, fur traders, and teams leading expeditions throughout the Midwest. Today, its thriving population remains as diverse as its origins. Its history includes not just the uncharted years, but also the building of Fort Winnebago, an economic and strategic endeavor. It's impossible to take a step without treading on the past.

Exploring is a must. This area of Wisconsin consists of grasslands and prairies, with Portage City right in the middle of it all. From the historic downtown district to the Portage Canal, this is a slice of Midwest heaven you won't want to leave.

Seasonality of Portage, WI

Visiting Portage at the perfect time — for you — is one of the keys to an idyllic holiday. The humid continental climate of the city ensures a robust representation of all four seasons, but wintertime is what you expect from Wisconsin. Zero-degree nights aren't terribly common, but it's frigid in December, January, and February. Still, freezing temperatures lend themselves to ice fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Another perk of visiting during the coldest season is the ability to save on your room rates.

You can also save in spring and fall, which are the embodiment of transitional seasons in Portage. The spring air is just a little humid. It distinctly warms up in April. In contrast, the fall air turns crisp. By the end of September and the beginning of October, ghost stories make their way around playgrounds in whispers, and every breath has a bite to it. Late in the spring and early autumn, you can still mess around in the rivers, as well.

Thanks to 70-80-degree temperatures and high humidity, Portage summers are a dream. It's a bit rainier throughout the summer, but there are worse things to do than watching a thunderstorm rain down over the prairie. Besides, a dozen times a year, the temperatures crack 90 degrees on the thermometer.

Save on summer rates by booking early. Compare which hotels offer the most value. Check to see if any accommodations in the area offer discounts. Are you willing to bed down outside of Portage? That presents even more options. Nearby Wisconsin Dells is the most popular pick due to its abundance of water parks. You can buy tickets to Noah's Ark Water Park, Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, and Kalahari Water Park, all when you book your room.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Portage, WI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Portage

Portage by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Portage, WI. You can use these charts to calculate the best dates to book in Portage for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Accommodations in Portage, WI

Don't think for a second that Portage and its surrounding areas lack for luxury. In Wisconsin Dells, the Bluegreen Vacations Odyssey Dells, an Ascend Resort, is high-luxe on the prairie. Condo accommodations afford you all the comforts of home, plus a little extra. The spaces are beautifully appointed with tasteful furniture and sleek appliances in the full kitchens. In the evenings, slip down to the lounge in the lobby and sit before the crackling fire.

At the Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells, adventure awaits at nearby Timbavati Wildlife Park. Chilling out happens in your room, where you can have a Jacuzzi tub right in the corner. Enjoy the state-of-the-art gym equipment in the fitness center, go swimming after you soak in the tub, and grab breakfast every morning for a small fee.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Portage

Low-Cost Hotels in Portage, WI

3 Star Average Prices: $114.94

Several hotels in and around the city have impressively low rates. Traveling on a budget doesn't limit your choices in the slightest. Visitors from either coast will feel pleasantly surprised at the low prices, warm hospitality, and welcoming atmosphere of the Midwest, and Portage, in particular.

All Star Inn & Suites in nearby Wisconsin Dells is a steal that comes with an above-average rating. You can enjoy your fair share of attractions there, such as the German Glockenspiel and H. H. Bennett Studio. It has an outdoor pool, as well as a children's pool, and convenient parking. The rooms include mini-fridges and microwaves, allowing you to make small meals and heat up restaurant leftovers. You can barbecue on the grounds, too, and the kids can play in the on-site arcade.

The Ramada Wisconsin Dells is an affordable option for vacationing families, shoppers, and music lovers. It's near Lake Delta, Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Center, Tanger Outlet Center, Wisconsin Opry, and of course, the Wisconsin Dells. Canyon Creek Riding Stables is nearby, making this a perfect holiday hub for equestrians, too. The Ramada provides guests with free breakfast, fitness facilities, and access to the indoor pool. In addition to spacious rooms, miniature fridges, and the possibility of a hot tub suite, there's also a business center for all you on-the-job travelers.

Day's End Motel is another Wisconsin Dells gem, less than 20 miles from Portage. The wood-paneled bedrooms are charming and cozy. Larger accommodations, while still affordable, come with sitting areas, small kitchenettes, and separate rooms. All rooms have flat screens, but some have massive TVs so that you can spend your nights in, binge-watching Netflix with your vacation buddies. On the days you aren't in Portage, you can swim in the pool, head to Dells Raceway Park, or hike through Rocky Arbor State Park.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Portage

2 Star Average Prices: $81.37

2 Star Hotel Prices in Portage

Portage: Real Discounts

You might qualify for a discount at several hotels in Portage or nearby Wisconsin Dells. At the Super 8 by Wyndham Wisconsin Dells, your AAA card nets you a deal on already reasonable rates. A number of tempting attractions are close, including Paul Bunyan's Northwoods Lumberjack Show and Beaver Creek Springs Aquarium. The indoor pool is the icing on the cake. The hotel provides free breakfast every morning.

During a winter stay, use your AAA membership to book a room at Quality Inn & Suites Lodi, less than 15 miles away from the center of Portage. Devil's Head Ski Resort isn't far, nor is Pink Elephant. Every room has a mini fridge and a microwave, which cuts down on eating out for your meals. Lunch and dinner are your only concerns, as breakfast is free.

Older travelers have options to save, too. Ask about a discount at Baymont by Wyndham Wisconsin Dells. Breakfast service is free, and you can choose to swim in the indoor or outdoor pool. You also have access to the business kiosks and fitness center. The beds are comfortable, and separate sitting rooms offer a place to relax.

Days Inn by Wyndham Portage, directly in town, has special rates for active military members and veterans, as well as eligible government employees. Nearby attractions include the Circus World Museum and Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area. It's a perfect place to bring the kids or your pets. Breakfast is complimentary, but you can save or heat up food thanks to a microwave and refrigerator in the room. As a bonus, there are on-site laundry facilities.

Best Value Options in Portage, WI

There are a few ways to ensure you get the best value during your stay. One way is to consider the amenities. At the Best Western Ambassador Inn & Suites in Wisconsin Dells, for instance, offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool with a waterfall, an indoor pool, and suites with kitchenettes, living rooms, and separate bedrooms.

Proximity is another way to guarantee excellent value for money. At the Ridge Hotel Portage, you're right in the heart of town. The Ridge is close to the Museum at the Portage, as well as the Historic Indian Agency House. It's a fantastic hotel for adults because it has a bar and lounge along with an indoor pool. You can play arcade games or enjoy a cocktail. The spacious rooms have bold, eclectic touches, such as bright purple couches and royal blue chairs.

An accommodation that offers something big on top of your room rate is a foolproof way to get the most bang for your buck. At the Polynesian Water Park Resort in Wisconsin Dells, the indoor and outdoor pools are just the start. Not only are there numerous water sports facilities on-site, but there are also water slides and a lazy river, plus you're near the other parks in the area. The adults can enjoy the hot tubs and the sauna. A game room includes arcade games and pinball. Suites have spacious bedrooms, enormous bathrooms, and full kitchens.

Historical Points of Interest in Portage, WI

Portage has no shortage of historical attractions that detail its richly varied past. The Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Quarters are among the most interesting aspects of the fort. It's a crime not to tour the Old Indian Agency House thoroughly. Walk down to Ketchum's Point or window-shop throughout the Portage Retail Historic District.

It isn't tricky to occupy your time in the Midwest no matter where you go, but it's especially easy in Portage. At the point between two rivers, this city flourishes. Don't you want to experience it firsthand?

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