You have a number of choices for La
Crosse accommodation when making your vacation plans. The best hotels in
La Crosse that will give you the peace of mind of a well-known brand are those
that are part of national chains. The majority of these are three-star properties,
but always remember that even national franchises are locally operated, so quality
can vary from place to place. Do some research first. If you're looking for
four-star LaCrosse hotels you're choice is limited to the Radisson, which is
probably the best property in the city. It is still reasonably priced, and offers
excellent facilities, spacious well-appointed rooms, and views of the Mississippi
River as well as the historic downtown area.
Many of the three-star La Crosse hotels also offer these amenities, facilities, as well as the great location. Additionally, they often have other attractive features. The Courtyard is located right on the river, one of the premier attractions of the city, and has its own beach frontage. This is one of the area hotels that also boasts one of the state's many water parks. Many of these three-star properties can be considered cheap La Crosse Wisconsin lodging and have much to offer. Some hotels in La Crosse are actually motels, with the convenience of parking right at your room door. Many of these will have kitchenettes or microwaves and refrigerators that will help you conserve dining out funds while on Wisconsin vacations.
A couple communities that are not actually in the city fall into the greater La Crosse metropolitan area. Those communities include Onalaska and West Salem, with Onalaska (only a couple miles from downtown) having almost as many La Crosse Accommodation choices as the city itself, and the same great access to river sports and all the other things to do in the region. The Stony Creek Inn in Onalaska has nearly 160 rooms, the homey atmosphere of a country lodge with fireplaces in the rooms and very modern amenities. Other La Crosse accommodation in Onalaska includes well-known names like Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, and Hampton Inn. The Baymont Inn & Suites has a rather non-descript exterior that hides a very nice swimming pool, fitness room, and large, comfortable rooms. Because it's only a very few miles from the freeway, this is an excellent choice if you have your own car or car rental. There's a nice AmericInn in West Salem, about a ten-minute drive away, that has easy access to the many biking and snowmobiling trails. These make wonderful hotels in La Crosse options if you don't really need to be right in the downtown area.
Maybe you don't need to find La Crosse hotels or even neighboring communities if you are a true outdoor enthusiast. Another option for cheap La Crosse Wisconsin lodging that may be right for you is to look at the many available camping venues. Goose Island—an island in the Mississippi River—is one of the best. There are hook-ups for recreational vehicles and motor homes, a good swimming beach, activities center and store, as well as boat rentals and fishing resources. Most other campgrounds have similar facilities. If you're deciding when to go camping, the camping season is generally from mid-April to mid-October.
An excellent alternative to La Crosse hotels and another cheap La Crosse Wisconsin lodging option is to look for a bed and breakfast inn. These small, family-run properties are often in homes with links to the region's history and provide opportunities to get to know local people. There are a few of them in the city. The Bentley-Wheeler and Martindale House are beautifully-restored Victorian homes. Windrow Place sits high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, and its chalet has a full kitchen. Surrounded by an 800-acre forest preserve, you'll be right in the center of outdoor activities, like cross country skiing, mountain biking and hiking trails. It's also only a five-minute drive to the city. In nearby Onalaska, is Rainbow Ridge Farms, a very unusual La Crosse accommodation with all the typical farm animals as well as a small herd of llamas and rare "fainting" goats. This unusual bed and breakfast property provides you with a full, hearty home-cooked breakfast.