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Wausau Wisconsin Accommodations

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The Wausau center is approximately the area of Marathon Co Historical and the area of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

Wausau, Wisconsin, is most popular in the winter months. The Nine Mile Forest features over 20 miles of trails, many of which are lit so you can keep going even after the sun goes down. At the Granite Peak Ski Area in Rib Mountain State Park, you'll find 74 runs and seven chair lifts for days of skiing. Sylvan Hill has six runs and Wisconsin's longest tubing hill. More from this guide...

Wausau Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Plaza Hotel & Suites : 201 North 17th Ave. 201 North 17th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401
  • Three Star hotel
  • Disappointing wellness & sports facilities
  • There wasn't wifi
Days Inn Wausau : 116 South 17th Ave.
+1-888-305-3366
116 South 17th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Best value for money
  • Restaurants nearby
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La Quinta Inn
+1-800-881-1523
1910 Stewart Ave., Wausau, WI 54401
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Fantastic service
  • Rooms in need of an update
Super 8 Wausau Wi
+1-888-283-3404
2006 Stewart Ave., Wausau, WI 54401
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 60%
  • Quiet room
Courtyard Wausau 1000 South 22nd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
  • Quick overnight stay
  • Breakfast is mediocre
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Hampton Inn Wausau 615 South 24th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
  • Delicious waffles
  • First floor closest
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Howard Johnson Wausau in Wausau 2101 North Moutain Rd., Wausau, WI 54401
  • Midscale Highway property
  • 120 rooms in hotel
  • Friendly staff
  • No elevator
Quality Inn Wausau : 2901 Hummingbird Lane 2901 Hummingbird Lane, Wausau, WI 54401
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Easily accessible by car, said 93%
Days Inn & Suites Wausau 4700 Rib Mountain Dr., Wausau, WI 54401
  • 2 star Mountain property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Country Inn & Suites
+1-800-881-1523
1520 Metro Dr., Schofield, WI 54476 ~3.58 miles southeast of Wausau
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Excellent morning breakfast
  • Great pool
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wausau - Weston 4210 Barbican Ave., Weston, WI 54476 ~5.20 miles southeast of Wausau
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 103 rooms
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Americinn of Weston in Weston 4115 Barbican Ave., Weston, WI 54476 ~5.20 miles southeast of Wausau
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Nice staff
  • World class service
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Wausau in Weston 7100 Stone Ridge Dr., Weston, WI 54476 ~5.25 miles southeast of Wausau
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3pm
  • The breakfast buffet was excellent
  • World class service
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 ~6.46 miles south of Wausau
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Good continental breakfast
  • No bar snacks
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Holiday Inn & Suites Wausau Rothschild 1000 Imperial Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 ~6.48 miles south of Wausau
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Perfectly clean
  • Nice restaurant
From$74
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Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort in Rothschild 805 Creske Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 ~6.61 miles south of Wausau
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • 139 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Almost all guests thought the building was wonderful
  • Every guests reviewed thought the architecture was beautiful
Econo Lodge Rothschild
+1-800-881-1523
1510 County Highway Xx, Rothschild, WI 54474 ~6.65 miles south of Wausau
  • Economy Rural property
  • 4 suites in hotel
  • Great service
  • Clean
From$47
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Best Western Plus Wausau Rothschild Hotel 803 West Industrial Park Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 ~6.76 miles south of Wausau
  • Mid-scale property
  • 3 floors in property
Quality Inn Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee 400 Orbiting Dr., Mosinee, WI 54455 ~12.41 miles south of Wausau
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
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Americinn Merrill in Merrill 3300 East Main St., Merrill, WI 54452 ~15.17 miles north of Wausau
  • Cheap Rural hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Room is all right
  • Popular among families
From$104
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Econo Lodge : 200 South Pine Ridge Ave. 200 South Pine Ridge Ave., Merrill, WI 54452 ~15.31 miles north of Wausau
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 38 rooms
Best Western Wittenberg Inn W17267 Red Oak Ln, Wittenberg, WI 54499 ~26.75 miles east of Wausau
  • Midscale hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Super 8 Antigo Wi - Antigo
+1-888-305-3366
535 Century Ave., Antigo, WI 54409 ~27.31 miles northeast of Wausau
  • Economical Rural property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Sauna was not working
  • Great location
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
+1-800-881-1523
2407 Neva Rd., Antigo, WI 54409 ~27.43 miles northeast of Wausau
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Hotel has 20 suites
  • Rather comfortable
  • Clean rooms
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America's Best Inn Antigo in Antigo 525 Memory Lane, Antigo, WI 54409 ~27.53 miles northeast of Wausau
  • Economical property
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If you're in town in warmer weather, you can hike the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park. The park features a swimming beach, rapids, waterfalls, and stunning volcanic rock formations. In the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area, you can hike and bike alongside trout streams and through hardwood forests.

When you're not outside enjoying the area's natural highlights, you can explore the historic downtown, which features high Victorian gothic and Tudor revival architecture. Specialty shopping, local pubs, and cultural highlights abound. View the Salem Lutheran Church Pipe Organ, browse the Leah Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, explore the Yawkey House Museum, or catch a show at the Wausau Community Theatre.

No matter what highlights top your must-see list in Wausau, you'll find accommodations to suit your stay. Check out the diverse hotel options available throughout the city.

When to Visit Wausau, WI

Your season of choice will play a big role in the experience you have in Wausau. Winter is the most popular season in this destination with average highs in the 20s and lows that can dip to the single digits or below. The city sees an average of 60 inches of snow each year, providing ideal conditions for skiing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Other highlights of the winter season include the Holiday Parade in December and Winter Fest and Winter Brew Fest in January.

Come spring, the weather warms rapidly from an average high of 28 in February, to 40 in March, and 55 in April. By summer, you'll find average highs in the upper 70s and low 80s with lows in the 50s. Summer brings a host of events like Concerts in the Square and Market Place Thursdays. July brings the Balloon Rally & Glow and Rib Fest, and Chalkfest. In August, you'll find the Wisconsin Valley Fair and Big Bull Falls Blues Fest.

In autumn, temperatures cool rapidly. While you have an average high of 69 in September, this drops to 55 in October, and 40 in November. Harvest Fest takes place in October, offering an enticing reason to visit during these crisp months.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Wausau

Wausau by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Wausau, WI. You can use these charts to evaluate the best dates to book a room in Wausau for any future trips.

Luxury Hotels in Wausau, WI

4 Star Average Prices: $100.73

Travelers looking for added amenities in Wausau should look to hotels like the Courtyard by Marriott Wausau. The plush guest rooms here are awash in soothing colors. Amenities include a 27-inch television with premium movie channels, CNN, ESPN, and HBO. You also have access to Nintendo video games and free high-speed internet. A hot breakfast or grab-and-go breakfast are available for a fee. The Bistro serves dinner and drinks as well. If you forgot any essentials, drop into the convenience store. A fitness center and pool round out the hotel's amenities.

At the Hampton Inn Wausau, guests can enjoy an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and business center. You'll find a free hot breakfast every morning. If you're in a hurry, snag an On the Run breakfast bag on weekdays. Rooms feature spacious showers with Waterpik shower heads and curved shower rods. You can relax with an on-demand movie or take care of business at the ergonomic workspace.

The Jefferson Street Inn is a prime pick if you want something different from the traditional chain hotels. Guest rooms feature premium amenities like Starbucks coffee and Aveda bath products. You'll find luxurious touches like fireplaces, separate sitting areas, granite counters, and full kitchens in select suites. Even standard guest rooms include free Wi-Fi and spacious work areas.

The Jefferson Street Inn offers on-site dining at the City Grill Bistro, a day spa, indoor swimming pool, business center, and fitness center. If you're hosting a special event, you can book the ballrooms for up to 600 people, and conference and meeting rooms for up to 250.

Affordable Hotels in Wausau, WI

3 Star Average Prices: $99.55

You may think of Wausau as a luxurious skiers paradise, but there are several budget hotels in the area that will help you enjoy an affordable stay in this stunning Midwestern destination. If you're looking to trim your travel expenses in Wausau, try these picks.

The Quality Inn is one of the most affordable choices in the city. This hotel is conveniently located near the Central Wisconsin Airport and offers a free airport shuttle. You'll enjoy seasonal shuttle service to the ski area as well. A hot breakfast will help you start the day right at this hotel. The indoor heated pool and whirlpool can offer the perfect solution for a lazy day in.

At the Super 8 Wausau, you'll enjoy a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi in your guest room. Mornings start with a SuperStart breakfast featuring hot dishes. An indoor pool and whirlpool give you a relaxing place to unwind for a few hours. If you have a fitness routine to follow, the on-site gym will help you keep up.

The Days Inn & Suites Wausau is another affordable pick. The free Daybreak breakfast here features favorites like sausage, waffles, and biscuits and gravy. Rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and minibar so you can always keep refreshments close by. The indoor pool and whirlpool offer year-round recreation.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Wausau

2 Star Average Prices: $70.40

2 Star Hotel Prices in Wausau

Which Wausau hotels have real discounts?

The best way to get a discount on your stay in Wausau is typically to book with a hotel chain. If you're a member of the right loyalty program, you can really maximize your savings. Repeated stays with the same chain are the best way to cash in on big savings.

Hotels like the Super 8 Wausau and Days Inn & Suites Wausau are part of the Wyndham Rewards program. You may already have points with this program if you've stayed at other chains in this line, such as Ramada, Baymont, Howard Johnson, or Travelodge. These hotels also offer discounted rates for AARP members, AAA and CAA members, seniors, government employees, and groups.

Marriott hotels like the Courtyard Wausau offer special rates for AAA/CAA members, seniors, military personnel, government employees, and corporate travelers. At a Hampton location like the Hampton Inn Wausau, you'll find discounts for AARP members, military families, and government personnel.

Best Value Options in Wausau, WI

Enjoy great value in Wausau at destinations like the Rib Mountain Inn. This is another local highlight that provides a fresh departure from chain accommodations. Your guest room will include a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and television and VCR. A complimentary breakfast will give your morning a fresh start so you can head out to enjoy nearby highlights like the Granite Peak Ski Lodge.

A free Bright Side Breakfast will kick off your day at the La Quinta Inn Wausau. This value pick offers complimentary high-speed internet to keep you connected. Flat-panel televisions with Plug-and-Play features will let you hook up all your devices. Beyond your room, you can relax with the indoor pool and hot tub.

The Plaza Hotel and Suites offers a complimentary breakfast to pad your travel budget. A refrigerator and microwave in each guest room will help you keep simple meals and snacks on hand so you can avoid additional dining out if you're on a limited budget. The homey rooms feature warm neutral colors and crisp white linens. Relax in the indoor pool, children's pool, saunas, and whirlpool when you want a lazy day in, or head to the game rooms and fitness center to burn off some energy.

Getting Around Wausau, WI

If you're flying in to Wausau, you'll most likely come through the Central Wisconsin Airport. From here you can get a direct flight to Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee. Rental cars are widely available throughout the city, but you don't have to have a car to get around.

The Metro Ride operates on a hub-and-spoke route structure, with routes branching out from a single central hub at 555 Jefferson St. in Wausau. Buses operate from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. There's no service on weekends or holidays. Individual fares are $1.75 per trip, or $10 for 10. You can also get a monthly pass for $38.

If you have or rent a bike in the city, you can take advantage of the shared lanes available throughout Wausau. According to the League of American Bicyclists, Wausau is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly City. There are seven designated routes that will help you get around the area.

If you're planning a Midwestern getaway packed with skiing, hiking, or other outdoor highlights, Wausau is a prime destination. The hotels here offer a little of everything, whether you want access to a day spa on-site, or you're looking for a budget chain with an airport shuttle. Complimentary breakfasts and cozy in-room amenities abound, so you can get a value-packed stay nearly anywhere you look in Wausau.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Wausau, WI

Below are reviews of the city of Wausau, WI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Sports Complex!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The soccer tournament was well run and the soccer complex was well kept.

Kristen G., from 07-May-2017
"Hometown"
Score 5.0 / 5

I grew up in Wausau so my family and friends are there! Love it!!!

Steve M., from 28-Dec-2015
"Friendly City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wausau was a nice and clean place with easy access to the interstate.

Lori V., from 01-Aug-2015
"Enjoyable Time "
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots of things to do and easy to find restaurants.

Cris C., from 20-Jan-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Wausau, WI shown above is 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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