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Holiday Music Motel

30 N 1st Ave , Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 USA (Show map)
4.4
178 Reviews
$49 - $120
per night

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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!

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining3.9

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178 Reviews

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Feels like home

4.6 on December 04, 2014

I love the Holiday Music Motel! Service and rooms are wonderful. It feels like home!


Excellent quaint motel with super value

5 on December 04, 2014

This is an excellent quaint motel with super value, friendly staff, and a marvelous setting.


A place I hope to revisit someday and the beds are amazing!

4.2 on October 27, 2014

This is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are very clean and the beds are a amazing. The staff is friendly and was helpful. The decor is charming and glad to see so many things repurposed. The location is nice for shopping and sightseeing. And did I mention the beds are amazing!! We definitely hope to revisit some day.


Felt like a kid again!

5 on October 24, 2014

We felt like we had traveled back in time when we stepped into our room. The decor was the finest retro style we have ever seen, yet there were small perks that made our stay more comfortable. For example, the mattress was extremely comfy! We also liked that there was a medicine cabinet in the bathroom. All was very clean, and the environment was quiet. We had a wonderful weekend and plan to stay here again!


October

4.0 on October 12, 2014

Had the pleasure of staying here, the staff was wonderful. There was a wide selection of breakfast items. Overall everything about this motel exceeded my expectations, I'm glad I stayed here.


review

4.6 on October 06, 2014

It was an awsome stay... very clean and great location..


Pleasant, Peaceful Stay

3.8 on October 06, 2014

I checked into the Holiday Music Motel for a night while I was standing up as a bridesmaid in a wedding in beautiful Sturgeon Bay. The staff worked with my schedule to check in between the wedding and the reception. It was nice to be able to take my bag to my quaint room and then to take a quick catnap in the very comfortable bed, before heading off to dance the night away at the reception. I also appreciated and took part in the available coffee to get an energy jolt. The breakfast the next morning, was handy before dashing to catch my flight. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Music Motel and wished that I could've stayed longer. I would definitely suggest the Holiday Music to anyone else!


Very cool motel

4.4 on October 04, 2014

This was our first stay at the Holiday & we'll definitely be back. The music theme, retro furnishings and memorabilia make this a fun & unusual place to stay. The entire property is spotless. The location is great, just a block from the 3rd Ave. shops & restaurants. Rooms have retro furnishings, but with modern conveniences like flat screen TV's. The self-serve breakfast room is set up with a diner-style counter, complete with boomerang formica and vintage coffee cups and glassware. As a musician myself, it was fun just being there.


Quick stay

4.0 on October 02, 2014

Spent the night on our way to Door County. A great little retro place in "downtown" Sturgeon Bay. Close to places to eat or shop. The area allows you to get out and walk around. Everyone was friendly, breakfast was adequate and the bed were comfortable. It's great to be able to support a local business.


I would stay again

3.6 on October 01, 2014

Cute place, friendly staff, clean. I would stay there again.


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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

Beachside, City, Downtown, Lakeside, 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, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

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 Yes
  • 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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