• Independently owned and operated.
  • New Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Classic Plushtop mattresses in every room. Want one? Just call Door County Interiors and Design and they'll help you!
  • Renovated in 2008 using environmentally-friendly construction materials and practices.
  • Steps from the city's waterfront and finest shops and dining.
  • Live music onsite weekly.
  • Historic downtown Sturgeon Bay's only motel, and Door County's first.
  • Early check-in and late check-out available upon request (check-in is typically at 3pm, check-out at 11am)
  • Live music weekly at The Tambourine Lounge (our private social club located next door to the motel).
  • Artfully appointed contemporary-retro interior features the motel's original 1950s Simmons furniture, hand-blown glass fixtures by local artists (Popelka-Trenchard Glass) as well as photography and paintings by other talented local artists!

Guest Amenities

  • Owner operated management lives on-site so you know there is always someone close by to help you at anytime day or night!!!
  • Free high-speed wireless internet in all public spaces and all guest rooms.  
  • Mini refrigerator/freezers in all guest rooms. 
  • Flat-screen televisions in all guest rooms broadcast over 70 free premium cable channels of wide variety in full color.
  • Complimentary breakfast featuring hard boiled eggs, danishes, oatmeal, cereal, doughnuts, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, toast, juice, milk, and fresh coffee (and more!!) served in our diner from 7am until noon to accommodate both our early and late morning risers.
  • Express checkout! Since we process payment at check in, just drop your keys at the front desk on your way out and you're good to go!
  • Air-conditioned in warm weather and heated in cold. You control your temperature.
  • Box-fans in every room (great for people who like to have white noise or extra air circulation)
  • Diner's microwave, coffee pot, toaster, etc. available 24/7 for guest use.
  • Telephones, alarm clocks and hairdryers in all rooms.
  • Coat closets and full four-piece bathrooms in all guest rooms.
  • Microwave available in King Deluxe room 237
  • Coffee makers available in select rooms (229, 234 and 237). Want one in your room? Just ask!
  • Blackout curtains in every room
  • Vending includes candy, snacks, and soda, as well as complimentary ice and chilled filtered water.  
  • Outdoor seating, fire pit, and well-maintained lawn space available for guest use.  

General Policies

  • Check in: rooms guaranteed ready by 3pm. Need an earlier check in? Just give us a call and we'll do our best to accommodate!
  • Check out: 11am, however, if you need a later check out just let us know and we'll do our best to arrange it for you!
  • Pets: Well-behaved and freshly bathed pets welcome in all first-floor rooms only (120-128) for just $8 a night with certain restrictions. (**PLEASE READ OUR PET POLICIES BEFORE BOOKING... click here for more info**
  • Children 5 and up, please.
  • Kids 12 and under sleep free.  
  • Quiet hours after 10pm: Due to the nature of the older architecture noise can transmit to other rooms therefore we do request all guests to be respectful of other guests late at night and early in the morning. That said, infants, young children and late-night partiers just aren't a fit for our motel. 
  • The is a non smoking facility. Guests are asked to used the designated smoking areas outside. We do enforce a strict $200 fine.
  • 48 hour cancellation policy (more time may be required for multiple rooms) though we will only charge if we are unable to rent the room.
  • Third and extra person fee: room rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Extra person fees equal $10 per person. Please check for max occupancy listed for each room though max of 4 persons per room is allowed.
  • Rollaway/cots: available upon request at time of reservation.
  • ADA: while we are handicap accessible our rooms are not ADA compliant. Please call for more information.
  • Taxes: 5.5% state, 5.5% room tax
  • Accepted forms of payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, house gift certificates. No cash payments accepted after 9pm.
  • 3rd party booking engines: If you book through a 3rd party booking engine such as Expedia, Travelosity, etc. you will receive your receipt from the 3rd party booking engine you booked through. Any changes to your reservation will also need to be made through the site you booked your reservation through. We cannot adjust rates or apply discounts (if applicable) once reservation is booked through 3rd party.
  • We cannot be held responsible for misinformation offered by third party booking engines. While we do our best to make sure they have the most accurate info there are times that they get it wrong (for example, we do not have pull out couches in the rooms nor do we have a pool). This is, unfortunately, out of our control. 

What we DON'T DO:

  • We do not charge a booking fee! And, frankly, no one ever should!  Buyer beware: if you are being charged a booking fee, you are not on our website and that booking fee, even if you cancel with sufficient amount of time, will be non-refundable and will be gladly kept by the 3rd party booking engine. 
  • We do not require a deposit or charge a cancellation fee (*see our cancellation policy below for more information.) Some hotels/motels charge $10 or more (or even charge a larger deposit or a full night's stay!) for you to change or cancel your reservation weeks, even months, in advance. We've never understood this. We're in the business of accommodating travelers and understand that plans change and feel that guests should not be penalized for this. OUR CANCELLATION POLICY is 48-hrs in advance of check-in (4 or more rooms must provide 1 week to one month depending on what was agreed to at time of reservation). While we reserve the right to charge for a full night's stay if cancellation is received within less than the required time, EVEN THEN, the ONLY time we've ever charged anyone is if we were unable to fill the room (and believe us, we will try to fill the room). Sound fair? We think so, too! 
  • We do not require a 2-night minimum stay. 2-night minimum stays are for the convenience of the hotel. We like to provide convenience for our guests.  :)
  • We do not call your room right at check-out time to push you out and we do not charge for late check outs!  Just let the desk know you'd like a late check-out and we will do whatever we can to accommodate your request!
  • We do not charge for our wireless internet.
  • We do not accommodate late night partying in the rooms. Yes, we are a rock-n-roll motel but with this being an older building, we must be conscientious of noise issues and other travelers' comforts and needs. 
  • We do not mislead our guests into thinking we are something we are not. While it was completely renovated in 2009, it still is an older building that comes with its quirks and charms. If you want friendly, clean, comfortable and unique accommodations, we feel confident that you will enjoy staying with us!!! Please read our reviews!  :)

Have any questions? Just give us a call!  920-743-5571


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Our building is not ADA accessibility-rated, but it is accessibile by a
wheelchair ramp at the front entrance, and all first-floor rooms
can be accessed by wheelchair.  Please call for more info.
*NOTE:  "Rates from $49/night begin November 1st" refers to our standard
off-season rates and do not apply to transitional or peak season rates.
  Rates may vary during the Holiday's special events.  
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