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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5 on November 28, 2013
The Holiday Music was recommended to us and we're glad it was! Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, good price, located in the center of town. This is not a fancy resort, just a place to stay, which is all I look for. I would definitely stay here again. (I rated the dining a 5-star, but there is none available on the property--just free pastry and coffee in the morning).
5 on October 27, 2013
The location, room, service was great. The history and what the musicians have done needs to be put on the walls of the halls and out where everybody can enjoy and appreciate the fact that this is a great place and needs to be a must stay for anyone in the area
5 on October 26, 2013
The Holiday Music Motel is unique. It has everything you need in a motel: clean rooms, comfortable beds, pillows, and chairs, bathroom amenities, breakfast, and a reasonable price. But it has put its own stamp on things. The rooms are not only comfortable and clean, but furnished with vintage 1950s furniture that is in perfect condition. Breakfast is the basic continental, but you are encouraged to use the vintage breakfast bar to fix whatever else you might want (and, in our case, to turn on the coffee if you get up before everyone else). The "desk clerk" who checks you in might just be a talented musician featured in cds and videos made at the motel. Which brings up the only drawback to the Holiday Music Motel--periodically the place is booked full of musicians gathered by the owners for songwriting purposes, so you need to plan ahead to make sure it is open to civilians. Oh, and pets are allowed. Those who don't travel much may not appreciate how special this place is. They should stay in a generic room in a chain motel and leave the Holiday Music Motel for those of us who recognize its worth. We count ourselves lucky to have found it.
4.2 on October 16, 2013
I highly recommend this motel for its location, accommodations, service, and value.
5 on October 12, 2013
Loved the retro decor. Staff was excellent. Slept like a baby.
Beachside, City, Downtown, Lakeside, Small town, Wine country
Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field)
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, Bicycle rental, Boating, Fishing, Theater Performances, Bonfires, Live Music, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Board games, Conference Rooms, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
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
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.