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What travelers to La Crosse are saying

The city of Lacrosse is full of beauty and character with a lot to find and do. It is a great getaway, with everything from Antiques to brew pubs. We love the bluffs and riding our Harley through the area and along the river. Some great events and concerts too. We plan to be back.
Robin R. Apr 29, 2015
La Crosse as a place is beautiful. The people there are slippery and ripped us off at least twice that we caught so far. They are kind of snotty and uppity. The bluffs were beautiful and the food was good. Probably wouldn't vacation here again. One and done.
Sjtz92 Aug 3, 2015
Lacrosse is a great city on the River with all kinds of spring activities. We came to town for a family event and college graduation party. It is a very pretty place to visit and see the River and the vintage buildings.
Robs May 18, 2015

  

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Outdoor adventure & local brews in La Crosse

Nestled between the mighty Mississippi River and a series of dramatic bluffs, La Crosse is one of the most picturesque cities in the western part of Wisconsin. With a population of around 50,000, it's also the largest city on the state's western border, so it boasts a fairly lively downtown with a variety of unique attractions. Whether you'll just be passing through or plan to spend a few days in town, you're sure to become smitten with the city's beauty and friendly residents.

Traveling to La Crosse

Despite its low profile, La Crosse has quite a few options for arriving in the city. Interstate 90 cuts through the heart of town and is the main east-west artery in the region. As such, it's the most common way for visitors to reach La Crosse. People coming from points north typically travel via U.S. Route 53, while people coming from points south usually take U.S. Route 14.

If you'll be coming from Chicago, Detroit or Minneapolis, you should be able to find a reasonably priced flight into La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE), which is located on French Island in the northern part of town. Delta and American Airlines run daily departures and arrivals out of this city-owned airport. Otherwise, the closest major hub is Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, Minnesota, about 1.5 hours to the west by car.

La Crosse also has a full-service Amtrak station, and two Greyhound stations for visitors preferring to travel by bus.

Climate

La Crosse has what is known as a continental climate, which means that it experiences relatively warm, humid summers and fairly cold, snowy winters. Unlike many northern cities, however, La Crosse doesn't experience very extreme weather. The mildest, most pleasant weather tends to occur in the spring and fall.

Best time to stay

In truth, there's not really a bad time to be in La Crosse. During the summer, there's hiking, swimming, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities to enjoy. In the winter, fresh snowfall presents plenty of opportunities for cross-country skiing, sledding and other wintertime fun. The area doesn't really experience a peak season or off-season, so La Crosse hotels tend to have fairly consistent rates throughout the year. The vast majority of the hotels in the city are located along the Mississippi and afford some truly picturesque views.

Things to see

The Bluffs

Other than the Mississippi, which commands plenty of attention in its own right, the most eye-catching aspect of La Crosse is the backdrop of dramatic bluffs that tower behind it. Hiking trails crisscross through the bluffs, and they range in difficulty from flat and easy to steep and strenuous. If you're able to manage the latter, aim for the top: Views of the city from that height are unmatched.

Riverside Park

Since 1911, Riverside Park has served as a popular gathering place for La Crosse's residents. As the name implies, it stretches along the banks of the Mississippi and affords exceptional views of Minnesota, which lies directly across the river. If you're in town near the Fourth of July, head to the park at nightfall to check out the fireworks show. Otherwise, set aside some time to roam Riverside's trails and bask in its green spaces.

Hixon House

Enjoy a dose of local history and some impressive architecture by paying a visit to Hixon House, which is located in downtown La Crosse. The estate, which was built in 1858, was once owned by a local lumber baron and has been immaculately maintained. Open hours tend to be limited, so be sure to check in advance.

The Rivoli Theatre

For a nice evening out in La Crosse, you can't beat this beautiful, historic theater. First-run movies and classic films are shown regularly, but the most unique aspect of the theater is the ability to enjoy drinks and dinner while taking in a show. The theater, whose priciest movie ticket is only $5, is also a locally-sourced pizzeria. What film wouldn't be enhanced by a Midwestern beer and a steaming hot pizza?

Recently Rated La Crosse Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Super 8 La Crosse
3.5 / 5
40 reviews
2 stars $54
Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center
3.3 / 5
26 reviews
2 stars $69
Settle Inn La Crosse
3.9 / 5
50 reviews
2 stars $81
GrandStay Hotel and Suites La Crosse
4.1 / 5
37 reviews
3 stars $135
Quality Inn La Crosse
3.8 / 5
4 reviews
2 stars $89
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites LA CROSSE
3.8 / 5
25 reviews
3 stars $98
Americas Best Value Inn La Crosse
2.4 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $53
Motel 6 La Crosse WI
2.7 / 5
14 reviews
1 star $51
Best Western Riverfront Hotel Lacrosse WI
3.3 / 5
80 reviews
3 stars $91
Candlewood Suites LA CROSSE
4.0 / 5
3 reviews
2 stars $125

Featured La Crosse Hotels

From $81

1 Settle Inn La Crosse

2 stars
3.9 / 5 50 reviews

2110 Rose Street

The perfect place to stay while in the La Crosse area. Whether business or leisure, our great amenities package provides luxury at an affordable price. We offer free kickstart breakfast, free high...

overnight stay in Lacrosse
I found the staff very helpful and the room was clean and fortunately the air condition was working as it was very hot outside and in the hallways. The shower had a built-in shampoos and soap...
Jul 22, 2015
From $135

2 GrandStay Hotel and Suites La Crosse

3 stars
4.1 / 5 37 reviews

525 Front Street North

Located in historic downtown La Crosse by the Mississippi River. Our all suite hotel specializes in extended stay and nightly accommodations. While staying with us enjoy our new renovations and...

Lackluster Stay
When arriving for check in the front desk attendant seemed rushed and inattentive. Most places we stay tell us the hours for breakfast and give recommendations about amenities and local sites, but...
Jul 14, 2015
From $91

3 Best Western Riverfront Hotel Lacrosse WI

3 stars
3.3 / 5 80 reviews

1835 Rose Street

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Retreat to this La Crosse, Wisconsin hotel and enjoy comfortable and affordable amenities convenient to the Mississippi River, the Shrine of Our Lady Guadeloupe and the Mississippi Eco-Tour Boat....

wedding day
we have stayed here before have always enjoyed our stay
Apr 30, 2015
From $141

4 Radisson Hotel La Crosse

4 stars
4.3 / 5 23 reviews

200 Harborview Plaza

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Located in quaint historic downtown on the beautiful Mississippi River and adjacent to the La Crosse Convention Center. Newly renovated guest rooms offer a comfortable, upscale urban...

31st weeding aniveristy
Perfect location on the Mississippi River close to all the day and night time activities
Sep 1, 2014
From $54

5 Super 8 La Crosse

2 stars
3.5 / 5 40 reviews

1625 Rose Street

Stay 2, Save 15%

The Super 8 La Crosse, Wisconsin is conveniently located off I-90 at Exit 3/Hwy 53 South. The motel is located near Eau Claire, Wisconsin Dells and Madison, Wisconsin. The Super 8 La Crosse,...

Great location
Great location and the staff was very helpful. They allowed us to checkin early and were very accommodating.
Aug 18, 2015
From $67

6 Econo Lodge La Crosse

2 stars
2.4 / 5 8 reviews

1906 Rose Street

The Econo Lodge of La Crosse, Wisconsin is located at Exit 3 (Hwy 53) off I-90. We are just one mile south of the interstate and only 3 miles from downtown La Crosse, with its many fine...

Just Ok
I stay in La Crosse a lot, so I'm familiar with quite a few different hotels. This one was just ok - it was clean and the price was good, but I wouldn't stay here if you plan on being in the area...
Aug 11, 2014
From $89

7 Quality Inn La Crosse

2 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

1830 Rose Street

The Quality Inn hotel in La Crosse, WI is located near the banks of the Mississippi River. The Quality Inn is three miles from La Crosse Municipal Airport and close to fine dining, shopping, indoor...

Visiting our daughter in La Crosse
The Quality Inn exceeded our expectations for the price we paid. It was extraordinarily clean and the staff was friendly, patient and helpful. The breakfast was also plentiful with good choices. We...
Jun 25, 2015
From $98

8 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites LA CROSSE

3 stars
3.8 / 5 25 reviews

200 PEARL STREET

Relax at Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown La Crosse, WI Positioned near the Mississippi River and across the street from the La Crosse Center, the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites La Crosse welcomes...

relaxation get away
a Friendly staff greeted us and were very helpful. The pool and jacuzzi are very nice with a great layout to relax and watch kids swim or talk. The parking will cost you but you are in walking...
May 19, 2015
From $174

9 Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront

3 stars
4.1 / 5 12 reviews

500 Front Street S

Rate includes breakfast

Located on the Banks of the Mississippi River in the heart of historic Downtown, the Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse Hotel features a completely new, renovated environment for your enjoyment and...

Wisconsin's west coast
Clean with a modern décor laid out in unexpected angles, friendly staff, comprehensive vending selection, in an ideal location.
Nov 21, 2014
From $125

10 Candlewood Suites LA CROSSE

2 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

56 Copeland Avenue

Walk Downtown from this Hotel's La Crosse Location If you're looking for extended stay hotels in La Crosse, choose the Candlewood Suites® La Crosse, WI hotel and you may be able to forget a rental...

Business Trip
I needed to spend the week in La Crosse on a business trip. The hotel was very nice and centrally located near a lot of restaurants, a grocery store and just a hop, skip and a jump away from the...
Dec 29, 2014
From $224

11 The Charmant Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

101 State St

The Charmant Hotel is a 67-room upscale boutique hotel in historic downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Charmant Hotel is a renovated candy factory, built in 1898. Architectural details of the...

From $53

12 Americas Best Value Inn La Crosse

2 stars
2.4 / 5 44 reviews

2622 Rose Street

Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn of La Crosse/ Wisconsin. Our two story interior corridor hotel offers 110 spacious guest rooms equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access- hairdryers-...

Quiet and competent
I arrived after 9pm after driving all day, staff was quick and helpful to this brain-dead traveler. Room was clean and quiet and everything worked properly (La Quinta the night before could not say...
May 14, 2015

13 Hampton Inn & Suites La Crosse Downtown

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

511 3rd Street N.

Hampton Inn & Suites La Crosse Downtown is a stylish new hotel off I-90 at the gateway to downtown, 5 minutes from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Walk to Historic District restaurants,...

From $69

14 Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center

2 stars
3.3 / 5 26 reviews

101 Sky Harbour Dr/I-90

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Full service hotel with 146 spacious guestrooms 4 Jacuzzi Suites Heros Bar and Grill Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Free Continental Breakfast Large Indoor Heated Pool and...

overnight stay
We stayed over night during college visits. The pool is very nice, clean, the water was warm. It did have a free breakfast, nothing great, but quick. We did use a roll away bed. It was pretty...
Jul 23, 2015
From $51

15 Motel 6 La Crosse WI

1 star
2.7 / 5 14 reviews

2150 Rose Street

Motel 6 La Crosse is conveniently located near Riverside Amusement Park, La Crosse Outlet Mall, La Crosse Queen Cruises, and dining. All guest rooms are Non-Smoking and offer free Wi-Fi. Coin...

Average stay
The room served it's purpose, it was a place to lay my head. The location of the hotel was excellent, the room was just average. The staff that I dealt with were very kind and helpful. My one...
Sep 30, 2014