Holiday Music Motel

30 N 1st Ave , Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 USA (Show map)

About

Located in beautiful, historic, downtown Sturgeon Bay, the Holiday Music Motel is within walking distance of the scenic waterfront, stores, restaurants, and budding live-music nightlife. Built in 1952, this "retro-vated" boutique motel features Simmons plush-top mattresses, high-quality bedding, Free Wireless Internet, Cable TV, picnic area on front lawn, complimentary continental breakfast, pet-friendly rooms (on 1st floor upon managers approval only) and more. Their highly competitive rates, attention to detail, friendly staff and unbeatable location makes The Holiday a prime destination for your lodging experience. With a 4.5 rating out of 5 on TripAdvisor, The Holiday Music Motel prides themselves in offering a unique lodging experience by providing all the modern comforts and amenities while retaining its 50s charm. The Holiday Music Motel was Door County's first-ever motel, opening its doors within only a couple of months previous to the 'Holiday Inn' franchise. Other historical highlights of the motel include original Simmons furniture in all the rooms, original tiling and fixtures, classic breakfast-nook 50s style diner, the iconic Holiday Motel Neon sign, original white stucco exterior with red awnings, and more... To add to the historical charm, the motel is seated at the foot of the recently saved Michigan Street Steel Bridge (the inspiration for the annual Steel Bridge Songfest, held each June).

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Labor Day Weekend

5 on September 17, 2016

Wonderful stay, great memories and excellent care and attention from Melanie, Linda and Teresa.


Loved the Mid-Century Mod!

4.8 on September 04, 2016

This is such a fun motel! I loved all the details and the service was great! I would visit again and would recommend it.


Summer weekend in Door County

4.2 on August 17, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Music Motel. The rooms were very clean and attractive. The continental breakfast was one of the best I've had. The staff were friendly but gave us plenty of space. All in all it was a great experience.


Great place!

5 on August 17, 2016

Awesome hotel! Loved the vibe! Great music--check out their radio station if you haven't already.


Fun vist at the Holidal Music Motel

4.2 on August 15, 2016

So cute and nostalgic! My sister and I loved our stay here. The beds were so comfy and we enjoyed checking out the 50's décor. The breakfast was quaint and plentiful. Thanks for a fun and enjoyable experience! Jackie


Eclectic Motel

5 on August 11, 2016

Awesome stay with our 11 and 12 year old who are aspiring musicians. Clean comfortable rooms, nice breakfast, great location - all good. Would stay there again. Kids loved it.


Fantastic!

5 on August 06, 2016

What a fun, quirky hotel! We had a great time here! Room, beds, staff--it was all great. A must do!


Great Place

4.4 on August 04, 2016

Very Well done concept motel, staff is very friendly and the service was better than most chains by far. Like the moto goes, "No Big Dumb Hotel" we highly recommend the Holiday Motel to everyone looking for the unique and non-mundane,


Super cool retro place to stay

5 on August 02, 2016

This is a great hotel. Neat retro theme and authentic courteous service, the way it should be! Make your own breakfast was a great way to start the day and meet fellow travelers. Highly recommend staying here.


Fabulous find!

4.4 on July 28, 2016

Unique place and perfect location!! Love the retro feel and although appears old, everything is super clean. Loved our stay!


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Rooms & Rates

Floor 2 - Room 232 FQ

2nd-floor room with one Queen and one Full Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, full length mirror, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Floor 2 - Room 230 FF

2nd-floor room with two Full Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, full length mirror, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free deluxe Continental deluxe breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Floor 1 - Room 122 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 2 - Room 235 Q

2nd-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 1 - Room 125 FQ

Ground-floor room with one Queen and one Full Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Floor 1 - Room 121 FF

A replica of the original guest rooms from 1952. Ground floor with 2 full beds, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, classic 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Floor 2 - Room 236 FF

2nd-floor room with one Queen and one Full Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor. This room adjoins to room 237. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Floor 2 - Room 233 Q

2nd-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 1 - Room 124 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 2 - Room 229 Q - Deluxe

2nd floor Single Queen Simmons plush-top bed, flat-screen TV w/ free basic cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, full length mirror, 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower, sitting table, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. No pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 1 - Room 127 FQ

Ground-floor room with one Queen and one Full Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 2 - Room 231 Q

2nd-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, full length mirror, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 2 - Room 237 King Dlx

Our Deluxe King Room is our largest room and is located on the 2nd floor. It features one Single King Simmons plush-top mattress, in-room kitchenette with sink, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator, large flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, box fan, full length mirror, classic 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower, sitting table, hair dryer. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. This room adjoins to room 236. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Floor 1 - Room 120 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/ac temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 2 - Room 234 K

2nd floor Single King Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen television with free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, full length mirror, classic 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower, sitting table, coffee maker, hair dryer. Includes free deluxe Continental breakfast. Please note: the motel is built into a hill so we are accessible at street level on both floors (sorry, no elevator). Handicap entrance located on first floor. Sorry, no pets allowed on 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Floor 1 - Room 123 FQ

Ground-floor room with one Queen and one Full Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Floor 1 - Room 126 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Floor 1 - Room 128 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size Simmons plush-top mattress, flat-screen TV, free cable & wireless internet, in-room heat/AC temp control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, box fan, hair dryer, original 1950s Simmons furniture, private bath/shower. Includes free Continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Michigan Street Steel Bridge, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Plush-Top Mattresses, Free Bowling at Cherry Lanes Bowling, Live Music/House Concerts on select dates, Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly (with approval on 1st floor only, restrictions apply, call for approval)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Live Music, Theater Performances, Bonfires, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only $250 strict smoking fine
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be accompanied by adult at all times
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $8 per pet per night - Pets ONLY Rooms 120 through 128
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required to reserve rooms. Valid Credit Card required for all reservations.
  • Cancellations: 48 hour from time of check-in cancellation policy. No-shows will be charged the full amount of their reservation. Cancellations less than 48 hrs notice will be handled on an individual basis. Group reservations require a minimum of 3 weeks advance notice to cancel.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

melaniejane, Manager/co-owner

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

While The Holiday Music Motel provides a high quality lodging experience for the average traveler, we also provide a hub for the budding music scene here in Sturgeon Bay. With live music events and in-house recording studio, The Holiday has facilitated the creation of over 1000 songs that broadcast on our very own internet radio station, www.SteelBridgeRadio.com.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 7am - 12pm (noon)
  • Serving Location: several restaurants within 2 blocks, Breakfast Room

Special meal options