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Holiday Music Motel

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

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About

Located in beautiful, historic, downtown Sturgeon Bay, the Holiday Music Motel is within walking distance of the best shops, restaurants, and budding live-music nightlife Sturgeon Bay has to offer. Built in 1952, this "retro-vated" boutique motel features pillow-top mattresses, high-quality bedding, Free Wireless Internet, Cable TV, picnic area on front lawn, complimentary continental breakfast, pet-friendly rooms 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 at the edge of the motor pool lot, original classic 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). Owned and run by a group of musicians and music enthusiasts, in addition to being a one of the area's most loved lodging destinations, the motel has also become a songwriting destination and home-away-from-home for musicians and performers passing through Door County. The motel also boasts an in-house recording studio that has produced 100s of songs most of which can be found on various collections of CDs available for sale through the motel website!

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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Fabulous!

4.0 on May 17, 2015

This place was just fabulous! The staff was awesome and the rooms were great. Thanks!!!


morning self serve bar was a nice surprise

4.4 on May 10, 2015

Great location. Decor was great. Felt like stepping back in time.


Unique and Authentic

4.4 on April 27, 2015

If you are looking for a unique lodging experience, the Holiday Music Motel is for you. From the 50's style furniture to the art work in the hallways and the silver Christmas tree in the lobby, the Holiday Music Motel offers guests a great diversion from the cookie-cutter motel chains. The rooms were super clean, the furniture was authentic and the beds very comfortable. The location is great too. The quaint downtown area is within walking distance and has several shops, restaurants and bars. And best of all the Holiday Music Motel is a great value. I can't wait to go back!


A great stay at the Holiday Music Motel!

3.8 on April 22, 2015

We just stayed at The Holiday Music Motel this past weekend. We stayed in their largest room with a king sized bed, table and 2 chairs, lounge chair, hutch-desk and chair with a mirror, also a small refrigerator and microwave and flat screen TV. All original furniture from the 1950's. The king bed was very comfortable. We only paid $90.00 per night. their off season rate. A very friendly staff and clean motel! The 1950's charm, pictures, colors, and layout were fun and never boring like many other places. The Holiday was built in 1952. There is a lot of music history being made here and they help raise a lot of money for many local causes. We enjoyed their continental breakfast on Sunday. I was impressed that they even offered organic hard boiled eggs. You will hear some street noise as they built motels close to the roads years ago. No problem, you can either use the ear plugs or just plug in a fan, both provided by them. Oh.. did I mention they even provided us with a deck of cards. :) We used this as our base to explore Peninsula State Park and other towns up north in Door County. Many places are still closed this time of year. We enjoyed being in Door Country before all the madness and traffic sets in! We will definitely be coming back to The Holiday Motel!


Holiday Music Hotel

5 on April 08, 2015

This is a wonderful place! The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are very clean and it is affordable.


Very unique and recommended

4.6 on April 06, 2015

Holiday Music Motel is like no other: it is a step back into the 1950-1970 era, with decor and memorabilia that is kept in near-perfect condition, so that the stay is an experience, not just a place to sleep. If your memories of yesteryear are fond ones, stay and enjoy the service and exceptional uniqueness of this motel.


Great dog friendly hotel

3.2 on March 21, 2015

The location is great, the rooms are large, the staff very friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the quality of the pillows. There were four on a king size bed. Two were very firm and two were flat. There isn't an elevator so getting a large, heavy suitcase up the stairs proved to be a challenge.


Best Kept Door County Secret

4.6 on March 18, 2015

What a charming motel. What a delightful surprise - clean, comfortable rooms with a nostalgic decor. Very warm and welcoming people, too! Would stay there again. Great value.


March 4 at the Holiday Motel in Sturgeon Bay, WI

4.4 on March 08, 2015

Not fancy. Clean, well-kept. Beds outstanding. Excellent, friendly service. Great value. Would stay there again! No onsite dining except continental breakfast. Great dining within 4 blocks.


FfEB 28 GETAWAY

4.6 on March 06, 2015

This is the second time that I've stayed here and both stays were equally great. Love the step back into the 50s with the furniture and decorations. Close to downtown so very easy to park and walk down to the shops and restaurants.


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Rooms & Rates

Floor 2 - Room 232 FQ

2nd floor room with two pillow-top beds (one full, one queen), flat-screen television, free wirelss internet, in-room climate control, refrigerator, black-out drapes and classic 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 2 - Room 230 FF

2nd floor room featuring two full-sized pillow-top beds, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, in-room climate control, and original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 1 - Room 122 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, and in-room climate controls. Features original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 2 - Room 235 Q

2nd floor room with Queen-sized pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, in-room climate control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, and classic 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 1 - Room 125 FQ

Ground floor room with one Full-size bed, one Queen-size bed. Features include pillow-top mattresses, free wireless internet, flat-screen television, refrigerator, in-room climate controls, black-out drapes and original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 1 - Room 121 FF

A replica of the original guest rooms at the Holiday Motel when it opened in 1952. This room with 2 full beds includes flat-screen tv, free wireless internet, refrigerator, pillow-top beds, in-room climate controls, cable television and blackout drapes!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 2 - Room 236 FF

2nd floor room featuring two full-sized pillow-top beds, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, in-room climate control, and original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 2 - Room 233 Q

2nd floor room with Queen-sized pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, in-room climate control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, and classic 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 1 - Room 124 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, and in-room climate controls. Features original 1950s Simmons furniture. .

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 2 - Room 229 Q - Deluxe

2nd floor Oversized Room with a single Queen pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, wireless internet, in-room climate control, refrigerator, black-out drapes, and original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 1 - Room 127 FQ

Ground floor room with one Full-size bed, one Queen-size bed. Features include pillow-top mattresses, free wireless internet, flat-screen television, refrigerator, in-room climate controls, black-out drapes and original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 2 - Room 231 Q

2nd floor room with Queen-sized pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, in-room climate control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, and classic 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 2 - Room 237 King Dlx

Our Deluxe King Room is located on the 2nd floor, and features a kitchenette with microwave, coffeepot, bar sink, refrigerator and seating area. Other features include King-sized pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, in-room climate control, black-out drapes, and classic 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 1 - Room 120 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wirelss internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, and in-room climate controls. Features original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 2 - Room 234 K

2nd floor Single King pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, in-room climate control, black-out drapes, refrigerator, and classic 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 1 - Room 123 FQ

Ground floor room with one Full-size bed, one Queen-size bed. Features include pillow-top mattresses, free wireless internet, flat-screen television, refrigerator, in-room climate controls, black-out drapes and original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Floor 1 - Room 126 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, and in-room climate controls. Features original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Floor 1 - Room 128 Q

Ground-floor room with Queen-size pillow-top bed, flat-screen television, free wireless internet, refrigerator, black-out drapes, and in-room climate controls. Features original 1950s Simmons furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown, Lakefront, Oceanfront, 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, Wet bar , Pillow Top Mattresses, Free Bowling at Cherry Lanes Bowling, 1/2 Off Bicycle Rentals at Path & Paddle, Live Music/House Concerts on select dates, Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly (with approval) call to request

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, 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 $200 strict smoking fine
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

melaniejane, Manager

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

While The Holiday Music Motel provides a high quality lodging experience for the average traveler, they 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 100s of collaborative songs that can be found for sale on The Holiday's website.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

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

Details

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

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