Holiday Music Motel Reviews


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining3.9

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4.8 on August 29, 2018

We stayed one night in late August. Hotel was clean, friendly staff, and quiet atmosphere. The “diner” for breakfast was fun and the entire place has a welcoming, warm feel. Great stay.

Getaway Stay

3.8 on August 25, 2018

We just wanted to get away and saw this Motel on PBS. We enjoy nostalgia. We were extremely pleased with The Holiday Music Motel, the staff, and everything about it.

Classic 50s decor motel

3.2 on August 22, 2018

Cute, kitchey, sparse, but clean. Has 50s music vibe but not terribly comfortable. Was fun for a one time experience but wouldn’t stay there again.

Wonderful retro experience

4.4 on August 20, 2018

When in Sturgeon Bay we always stay at the Holiday Music Motel. Located right down town and easy walking distance from tons of great eating and drinking places. And of course we love the retro look and feel.

Pleasant Surprise!

4.4 on August 17, 2018

When we first arrived, we thought, "Oh, no! This might not be good..." but we were pleasantly surprised by this wonderful retro motel. While small, the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Traveling back in time was an awesome experience from the décor to the breakfast "diner" to the books and information about music created in each room. The location was also great - we were able to walk to everything! Will definitely return....

Holiday MH review

5 on August 14, 2018

Relaxing, clean motel. Staff was friendly and accommodating. We loved the Elvis room! Looking forward to coming back.

An Unexpected Treasure

4.8 on August 11, 2018

If you’re tired of budget chains and want to stay in a place that takes you back in time (and is cozy, pristine and friendly) this is it. We loved and the period details, delicious breakfast and neat location. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Third time, more than a charm

4.6 on August 08, 2018

We are getting in the habit of stopping here every year. A great find. Amazing period furniture, great location to walk to downtown restaurants and east side marina for the sunset. Haven't made the music nights yet but this looks very promising.

Short Weekend Stay

4.6 on August 07, 2018

We've stayed at the Holiday Music Motel previously and we"ll definitely stay again in the future. The motel owners really understand the details which made our stay exceptional.

Fun & funky

4.2 on August 03, 2018

Great fun little place. Love the 1950s vibe. Sparkling clean, close to waterfront & downtown shops. Food service is breakfast only, which is fine. (I was expecting a dinner & music venue due to the description, but now I see how I made assumptions—The music venue is next door.) highly recommend for those with artistic flair!

An absolute jewel!

3.8 on August 01, 2018

This delightful motel was the perfect stay for us! The rooms are wonderfully furnished and every detail of the retro vibe was in place. The owners were warm and inviting, and the history of the motel was captivating. We’ll be back!

3rd visit

4.6 on July 31, 2018

This is the third time we have stayed at the Holiday. Every time as good or better than the previous. Superb attention to detail, great staff, and beautiful town to poke around in. Only thing, we arrive on a day when there is no music, maybe some time in the future... Breakfast is simple and good for getting on the road.

Family wedding

4.6 on July 18, 2018

Rooms are clean value compared to other hotels in the area can't be beat. Fun old school decor.

Awesome vintage decor motel

4.4 on July 09, 2018

Loved our stay here, rooms are so cute & comfortable. Bed/mattress was best sleep I've ever had in a hotel. The bathroom could use a few more hooks, and shelf missing at sink but otherwise was great. Room was quiet, and service was perfect. Good spot to explore Door county. Definitely hope to be back!

We LOVE the Holiday Music Motel!

4.6 on July 08, 2018

The people are SUPER-friendly! They made us and our yellow Lab feel very welcome, the same as every visit! The bed is comfy and we really enjoy the music-themed motif! We can't wait to come back again!

Holiday Musical Motel is a Door County gem

4.6 on July 04, 2018

We love staying at the Holiday Music Motel. Great atmosphere, great location, great vibe, and the people who run it are the best! Highly recommended!

More Than a Motel

4.6 on July 04, 2018

I rented rooms for two couples. We could not have been more pleased. The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed meeting other visitors in the cute diner for the continental breakfast. Interesting décor and art work. We are still pondering the Lincoln portrait.


5 on June 10, 2018

Favorite place to stay in the area! Friendly staff, fun ambience, comfy rooms and great value!

Door Getaway

4.8 on May 14, 2018

Perfect stay, will be back!!!!!!

Such a great place!

4.0 on April 27, 2018

The Holiday is an exceptional place to stay in an exceptional location - Door County, Wisconsin! We travel quite a bit, but we always enjoy our time in Door County - especially when we stay at the Holiday. It is a most unusual place - from the moment you enter the door, you are greeted warmly. Be sure to look around and take in all that the lobby has to offer. Upon your arrival in your room you will find cleanliness that is unsurpassed and will experience a flashback to the 1950s - with all of the amenities of the 2010s! Be sure to take advantage of the great breakfast that is included in the very reasonable room rate. We will continue to return to the Holiday!

Outstanding Time On First Visit

4.4 on April 13, 2018

I never been to Sturgeon Bay before but came a couple of weeks ago and stayed two nights in Room 229 (I think, first room on the right up the stairs hahaha). It was a great experience. The 1950's decor was nice both in the room and throughout the hotel. But the modern touches were there, the flat screen TVs with lots of entertainment options. The internet speed was exactly what I needed to get my job done while on a working vacation. Everyone was so friendly, got to talk with the owner about the radio business. The location was excellent to just walk to the drawbridge and watch. Can't say how pleased I was. Will be back in September, so get ready for me and my big mouth... Jack Hall, Escanaba, MI

A true GEM!

5 on April 10, 2018

The Holiday Music Hotel is a rare gem. The authentic atmosphere, friendly staff and comfort make staying here a treat. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in town.

Awesome vintage experience at a very affordable price!!!

5 on April 09, 2018

Clean, well, designed, well appointed, great friendly staff... at a very good price! I will be sure to stay there again!

What a wonderful surprise!

5 on April 04, 2018

I found this motel in an internet search looking for an inexpensive place for my family for one night. I was not expecting much for the price, but what I found was a very friendly staff, fun "retro" decor, and a serve yourself diner, well stocked for breakfast. Will definitely stay here again.

Love this place!

4.4 on March 31, 2018

For anyone who visits Sturgeon Bay, this is a great location and wonderful value. Very clean with friendly and helpful proprietors and staff, you can't beat it. Fifties vibe - very cool.

Holiday Music Motel 2018

4.4 on February 01, 2018

Love staying there. no onsite dining but that's ok as enough places in walking distance. Stay every January as a winter get away.

Great Motel

5 on January 28, 2018

The room was nice and clean...service was great ...great people the oldie style of the motel....also great rates

Great value

4.6 on January 18, 2018

We stay every year for our anniversary. Rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Location is great close to downtown and shopping. Service is super and friendly. Very quiet.

Great Place to Stay

5 on January 15, 2018

Always clean and the staff is very friendly and accommodating! We stay here once every winter and once every summer. Love the retro decor. Very nice little complimentary breakfast. Great value!

Hippest place I've ever stayed on the continent!

4.8 on January 15, 2018

Beds and pillows are awesome. Service is friendly and staff is on top of everything. Love the retro décor. Short walk to great shopping and dining. View of the Steel Bridge and Sturgeon Bay. A true gem, my favorite place to stay in Door County.

Hippest place I've ever stayed on the continent!

4.8 on January 15, 2018

Beds and pillows are ridiculously comfortable, staff is friendly and on top of your needs. Love the charming vintage décor. Great shopping and dining in walking distance, awesome view of the Steel Bridge and waters of Sturgeon Bay. No desire to stay anywhere else in Door County. It's a treasure, can't wait to stay again.

Love this little 50's treasure!!!

3.2 on December 28, 2017

First nite, there was no heat in our room. Called three times after eleven, and no answer. Finally at 12:30A. someone answered. And suggested we use the space heater in the closet. We did, and it saved the day. She did not know why there was no heat. BUT, she did remedy it the next day.

Innkeeper Response
Oh no! At no time during your stay did you indicate that you had any trouble reaching me! The phone is transferred to my cell phone at night which is by my side at all times as we feel it VERY important that our guests receive immediate assistance should they need anything. I had no messages on my cell phone or the front desk phone to indicate that I missed any calls so this is the first that I am hearing of this. I'm happy that we were able to resolve your heating issues right away but I do regret that we didn't get a chance to figure out why you had trouble reaching me. My apologies for any inconveniences while you were here!

- melaniejane (innkeeper)

Great place, friendly service, excellent value

4.4 on December 04, 2017

This is a great little hotel in a great location. Not your standard chain hotel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are always clean I've stayed here several times and it's always the same, no need to stay anywhere else when in Sturgeon Bay.

Unique motel

4.6 on November 08, 2017

We loved our stay here at holiday motel!! Staff was very friendly, loved the theme, rooms were very clean, beds were very comfortable. Definitely will be back again!!

Quick Stay

4.0 on November 08, 2017

I was in Sturgeon Bay for a conference, stayed at Stone Harbor, I was looking for some place different to stay with my husband who was meeting me after the conference. I saw that the Holiday Music Hotel was rated well through and trip advisor, and the rooms were extremely reasonable especially considering the area. When I walked in to the lobby the girl behind the desk was super nice and accomodating with an early check in as well as give me a low down on the musical background, which was very cool and intersting. The room was almost exactly what I was looking for, the decor was vintage and adorable and everything was clean which was a major plus. It is hard to keep old stuff clean. The only thing that would have made our stay a tad better would have been a more comfortable bed. I would definately go back.

Great motel with tons of character

5 on October 06, 2017

My girlfriend and I love this place. We've been here two years in a row and will certainly come again. Furnished with perfectly refurbished antiques everywhere except where you'd want new stuff. That is - new, clean, firm mattress, clean new carpeting and bedding, etc. A great price too. Very highly recommended.

Nice Motel!

4.8 on October 04, 2017

Very nice retro styled motel. Clean and friendly staff!

Another Great Stay

4.6 on October 04, 2017

We visit Sturgeon Bay a couple times a year and always try to stay at the Holiday Music Motel. It is clean, conveniently located, and most of all FUN!

Like visiting family.

5 on September 26, 2017

Wanted to get away at the last minute, so it was a joy to find this little treasure. After getting our keys and checked in, we were told to treat the place like we were home. The staff could not do enough for us and were so helpful. Really enjoyed the place and plan on returning. Can't say enough ...we chose this place for our get away for our 25th. Had a wonderful time...perfect location and worked great as our "base camp" tour the area.


4.6 on September 25, 2017

5 star!! On cleanliness/value/service/rooms. Have stayed here 1st time 2016 for the Door County Century Bike Ride and returned this year. Can't say enough about the atmosphere and cleanliness.

Clean Comfortable Stay !

5 on September 24, 2017

Very nice stay ! Clean comfortable rooms

Cannot ask for more

5 on September 16, 2017

The location of the Music Motel is perfect. The downtown shops and restaurants are easy walking distances (2 blocks, approx). We loved the continental breakfast that was available. The ambience is right on the money, welcoming and homey. It truly felt like a magic step back in time. I cannot wait to find a reason to return!

Always a wonderful stay!

4.2 on September 13, 2017

The rooms are immaculate, the staff are so kind & welcoming, it's peaceful, quiet and it's always a pleasure to stay there.

Loved it here!

5 on September 08, 2017

Great hotel and service. This is honestly the cleanest hotel I've stayed in. Very impressed. Warm, welcoming staff and owners:)

Enjoyable Environs

4.0 on September 03, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable stay at this delightful retro motel with its charm, attention to detail and comfortable rooms. Person at check-in was very friendly and attentive, answered all of our questions and gave good advice about the local area. A great find!

Great 1950's retro hotel

5 on September 03, 2017

The rooms were very clean and everything you needed. The breakfast had a great variety in a 1950's setting diner. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.


3.8 on August 25, 2017

Stayed 2 nights at the sweet Motel. Loved everything about it. Unique, clean, friendly and economical. Will stay here again if in the area.

Retro Relaxation

5 on August 15, 2017

So enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Music Motel! Clean and very relaxing in a super location!

I can't wait to stay here again

4.8 on August 14, 2017

I cannot say enough great things about this hotel! The rooms are impeccable and the decor was to die for. The actual vintage furniture and wall colors were absolutely stunning. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

A very enjoyable place to stay

4.8 on August 11, 2017

We stayed for two nights in early August 2017. Even though the motel and other reviewers state that the rooms are small, we found ours to be of reasonable size. The mattresses, while on the firm side, were very comfortable. And, everything in the room was very clean - probably the cleanest of any hotel room that we ever stayed in, including at expensive hotels. The owners are very nice, as is the staff. They make it clear that they will try to work with any problems that might arise (although we did not have any problems). Yes, you can hear footsteps in the room above you, but only heard them for a short period and it did not affect our stayhough the motel is near a "busy" street, busy is relative since it is Sturgeon Bay. Really not too much traffic, and we did not experience any problems with traffic noise. Interestingly, this being our first trip to Door County, we were not sure about staying in Sturgeon Bay vs. one of the smaller towns to the north. It turns out that we liked the location since the motel is walking distance to many fun places to shop and eat, and it is not more than 30-40 minutes drive to anywhere in Door County. We will definitely stay at this motel again.


3.6 on August 07, 2017

This is a little gem of a place that was exactly what I was hoping for. I love the retro, mid-century theme, complete with authentic furnishings and comfortable, clean modern touches where appropriate. Bed was very comfortable, central air worked well with no musty smells. Bathroom was authentically retro but exceptionally clean. So glad I stayed here and not at the monster resort across the street!

Very Charming

4.0 on July 27, 2017

The rooms were clean, and the decor was very cute - definitely fit the 50s motif. The dining area was not as large as we were hoping, but still definitely satisfactory.

Great place to stay!

4.4 on July 20, 2017

Love to stay here when we come to Door County. Central, fun, nice people.

Cool place to stay.

4.4 on June 26, 2017

The little things add up to a great motel. Real plates, glasses and silverware. Neat soap/shampoo/conditioner dispensers so there's not the waste/expense of the little bars/bottles of soap. On point remodeling job with nifty art work all over. It was great to walk one block north and be right downtown.(The candy store had Zotz!) The room was really quiet but I loved the fan provided to block "someone's" snoring. I would stay here again, it was fun.

Great Place!

4.0 on June 26, 2017

I love that there are places like this. The room was clean and comfortably furnished. The staff was wonderful.

Retro Gem!

4.4 on June 23, 2017

Great Stay at the Holiday Music Motel. Near all the main shopping dining and museums that Sturgeon Bay has to offer. We would definitely recommend and return!

Charming 50's decor and theme

4.6 on June 21, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Music Motel. Great location next to the bay and downtown, walk over the drawbridge to godd restaurants. Reasonable prices with breakfast included at a charming diner right off the lobby. The only thing I would like to see improved is the water pressure in the shower, but that is a common issue even at pricy hotels. If we ever travel to Sturgeon Bay again, we'll stay at the HMM again for sure.

An awesome value

4.8 on May 24, 2017

Over our wedding weekend, we stayed four nights in six rooms, and all of us had a great experience. This place has a special vibe. The kitchen is a touch small, but offered a wonderful selection for complimentary breakfast. Thank you!!!

Very Nice

3.6 on May 22, 2017

We really did'nt know what to expect when we arrived, but we were very pleased with the courtesy of the staff, the cleanliness of our room, the convenience of being able to walk to the downtown area, and the uniqueness of the atmosphere of the motel itself.

Fantastic Location!

5 on May 21, 2017

This is a cool little retro motel. Very clean, comfortable beds, fantastic price, and unbeatable location. We will definitely be back!

early summer season get away aka late spring break

4.6 on May 09, 2017

flexible giving thoughtful staff. neat and tidy. figure out yourself independent diner counter. just the right bit of comfort. late check in OK. possible late check out ALRIGHT. from phone call remembered name RIGHT ON. good service and facilities thank you.

Great for the price

5 on May 04, 2017

The best thing about our stay was the customer service - very cool place! The only drawback is you can hear everything going on in the motel, but that wasn't a surprise in this type of layout. Would like to see smokers away from the building though, we love that there are windows you can open but people were smoking right outside our window and we had to close it.

Spring Door County Stay

4.4 on April 22, 2017

Had a pleasant stay at the Holiday Music Hotel. Always enjoyable to be there as the staff make you feel welcome. It is like a walk back in time with the antiques that adorn the lobby and breakfast room. We walked a couple of blocks to do some shopping. Many dining opportunities downtown as well as within a few minutes drive. Always clean and an exceptional value for Door County. We'll be back.

satisfied customer

4.8 on April 19, 2017

Nice & quaint hotel, clean , friendly staff. affordable price & conveniently lcated.

Nostalgic Redux

4.4 on April 10, 2017

We love staying at the Holiday Music. It is clean and tidy. The location is great - just one block from the downtown businesses and eateries. PLUS the 50's decor is way cool - nothing else like it.

Always a pleasure!

4.8 on April 03, 2017

Cool retro hotel. Nicely restored, well maintained, and kept immaculately clean. Staffed by the friendliest people you'll find. Complimentary breakfast is served in an old 50's style diner.

A Real Time Machine

5 on March 29, 2017

We always enjoy our stay at Holiday Music. The rooms are decorated in authentic period furniture (except the bed - which is awesomely modern). We look forward to our next stay there!

Always a pleasure!

4.8 on March 23, 2017

Every time we stay, they impress us more!

Best motel in town!

4.0 on March 22, 2017

Wonderful, music-themed motel, with 50's decor throughout! You get more than your money's worth, especially if you stop by on Thursday night and catch the "open mike". Will definitely return!

Repeat customer satisfied yet again

5 on February 25, 2017

I just love this little retro gem... I highly recommend this property :)

Great place to stay

4.6 on February 22, 2017

Love this little motel....rooms are clean, nice breakfast bar, extremely friendly staff and owners. The location was perfect for our family getaway...everything was in walking distance. Some rooms are a little small, but when you are out and about most of the time, it really doesn't matter....just need a comfy bed, a shower, and a bite to eat before heading out for the day. Love the decor in the rooms....a retro 50's look and feel. will definitely stay here again!

Our stay at Holiday Music Hotel

4.6 on February 06, 2017

Rooms were clean, staff was very accomodating to our requests. We will be back.

A gem of a motel

5 on January 17, 2017

Everything was amazing and outstanding and I would recommend the Holiday Music Motel to anyone without a pet. Honestly, cleanest motel we have ever, ever stayed in. Beds are wonderful. Quiet, within walking distance of many places in Sturgeon Bay. Perfect!

Excellent Value, Excellent Location, Excellent Service!

4.6 on January 08, 2017

We have already started planning our return. When you see reviews stating how clean the rooms are, it doesn't begin to explain. They're SPOTLESS. I reached up on top of a fire alarm for giggles, and it was clean. Ridiculously excellent place to stay!

Great stay

4.0 on January 01, 2017

Rooms were clean. Centrally located to downtown Sturgeon Bay

Just like home

4.6 on December 08, 2016

The staff are welcoming, the rooms inviting, spotless and charming. The value is excellent. Anytime I stay in Door County, I choose the Holiday Music Motel.

Wonderful, quaint historical hotel

5 on December 01, 2016

My wife and I love to stay at the Holiday Hotel. It is charming and inviting and is exactly what we need for a couple nights at a great price.


4.6 on November 17, 2016

By far my favorite motel/hotel. Eclectic and clean. No doubt I will be back in the future. It provided much entertainment and relaxation.

Reunion Weekend

4.0 on October 31, 2016

Room was clean and bed was very comfortable. Not a lot of fringes here, but the location is great for shopping and dining. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cute Motel, nice people!

5 on October 28, 2016

The cutest Motel, the nicest people in a very interesting small town!

Sturgeon Bay treasure

4.8 on October 26, 2016

We all loved our stay at your hotel! The rooms were very clean and comfortable but mostly we enjoyed the nostalgic decor. Everything was perfect from the furniture and old radios to the phones in the room. We loved the "diner

Cool Retro Retreat

5 on October 24, 2016

Nice, convenient location - PLUS a reminder of what the 50's looked like. Way Cool!

Class Reunion Celebration on Fall Fest Weekend

4.2 on October 20, 2016

Hostess was exceptionally pleasant, helpful and did an excellent job of explaining everything for first time visitors to their facility. Quiet and very convenient to downtown Sturgeon Bay. Within waling distance of many places to eat or have a beer!

Lovely Motel!

5 on October 17, 2016

Came by chance across this nice Motel. Friendly helpfull people, nice atmosphere, great value!

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.


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!

Hidden gem in Door County

4.6 on July 13, 2016

This was an excellent hotel for our stay in Door County. For anyone who is a music lover, this is a definite must. All the little "retro" touches were so neat as well. Definitely will stay here again.


4.4 on July 02, 2016

This quirky motel is just delightful. Highly recommended!

Can't wait to come back!!

5 on June 13, 2016

Clean rooms, great service, and fabulous retro charm. This place is a gem!

Great place to stay

5 on June 12, 2016

We have stayed here a couple of times and we have enjoyed the experiences. It you like staying in a 50's theme room this is a great place. It is 50's theme but with modern conveniences. Unlike many places they have temperature controls on the wall, which makes it very easy to set the temperature in the room. The rooms are quiet and comfortable.

Outstanding experience!

5 on June 07, 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very warm and friendly. I would describe it as a professional but family like staff. The location is excellent. The room was exceptionally clean. My wife commented that she would like to stay here again. Thanks for everything.

my fave great location great beds

4.6 on June 04, 2016

Holiday is one of my favorite places to stay. Great beds, calming room. And a great location. Gentle on the pocket book too!!

Holiday Music Motel is a great option in Sturgeon Bay

4.4 on May 24, 2016

We really enjoyed a recent stay at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay. We had stayed there years ago--prior to renovation--and enjoyed it then, but enjoyed it all the more now. It's very nostalgic with décor true to the 1950s era, yet with all of the amenities you'd expect in 2016. We'll stay there again. Plus, they take pets!

Our "go to" in Sturgeon Bay!

5 on April 29, 2016

Always clean, friendly and welcoming!

Perfict for a 2 night stay

4.6 on April 26, 2016

Excellent location. You can walk to many restaurants and shops. Very clean comfortable rooms just a little noisy with traffic or a loud neighbor.

Great little Motel

4.8 on April 18, 2016

What a great place to stay in Sturgeon Bay. Close to downtown and a great bargain. 50's style rooms with great service clean and good continental breakfast in the diner. We will definately be back.

Always great

5 on April 18, 2016

Always a pleasure to return. Clean, friendly and best value!

Great little Motel

4.8 on April 06, 2016

What a great Motel. Stayed 2 nights and we were not disappointed. Very cool retro rooms,bed was very comfortable and the girl at the front desk when we arrived at 6 was fabulous. Continental breakfast was in the diner which was great. We will definately be back.

great place for a great price

4.6 on March 22, 2016

Love the retro decor. The breakfast bar is really cool. Can't beat the price. Very close to downtown.

Holiday Music Motel

5 on March 18, 2016

Wonderful place, super nice people.

Holiday Music Hotel

5 on March 15, 2016

wonderfully quirky. Clean, nice musical amenities, excellent continetal breakfast area, friendly, helpful staff.

Awesome motel!

5 on March 14, 2016

Melaniejane and staff are extremely wonderful. Love everything about the motel!

Our new favorite spot

4.8 on March 02, 2016

It was charming, funky, adorable and the staff were so kind and helpful. And the price? Forgettaboutit! Thank you Holiday Music Motel! We'll be back!


3.8 on February 24, 2016

Surprisingly clean, friendly staff, excellent prices


5 on February 22, 2016

good clean economy hotel been going there for 3 years now,many bars to visit when in walking distance with food will be back next year

Winter Wonderland One Night

5 on February 21, 2016

Trip up to Door County for a Cross Country Ski adventure!! What fun!!

Super clean & comfortable

4.6 on February 10, 2016

The Holiday Music Motel is our favorite winter getaway destination in Wisconsin. The rates are great, the beds are comfortable, and the rooms are immaculate. This is a no-frills motel, in a central location for exploring Sturgeon Bay & Door County. The breakfast bar has a good variety of fruit, cereal, toast, bagels, coffee, juice and milk. Staff is friendly and helpful. Love the retro desks and lamps and bathroom tile. So cool!

awesome as useally

4.2 on February 10, 2016

nice place to stay no frills but good will be back

Wonderful weekend away!

5 on February 01, 2016

Exceptional value. Always clean, friendly and a fun atmosphere!

Best deal in Door County

5 on January 26, 2016

Favorite place to stay in sturgeon bay. Great value and decore. Staff is so friendly

Would definitely go back!

4.6 on January 06, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised! A friend and I stayed at Holiday on New Years Eve. We decided to make plans at the last minute and so this was the only place available, but I am so glad we stayed here. The price is exceptional and the room was extremely clean. The beds were super comfortable and I HATE hotel/motel beds but these were absolutely wonderful. The young lady at the front desk was so very pleasant and for a holiday weekend, I don't know how she was just so nice. The 50's decor and vibe just made it plain fun. The kitchenette area made getting our breakfast downright cozy and enabled chats with other guests, just fun! I travel to Door County often and I will definitely be going back.

Favorite place to stay..EVER!

5 on December 13, 2015

We love, love, love this place. Have stayed there 3 times within a 2 month time. It is close to downtown and many places wihin walking distance. We also took advantage of the chips for free bowling. We will be back.

Lovely place. Our favorite

5 on November 19, 2015

We love the nostalgic place we walk all over town and enjoy many nice places to dine it's an enjoyable town and a lovely hotel I highly recommend it thank you

Great place to stay

4.4 on November 05, 2015

Very interesting retro hotel Excellent location and staff very friendly Would recommend for all ages and interests

Cool place to stay.

4.4 on November 01, 2015

The Holiday Music Motel was a delight! Comfy beds, clean rooms, really nice staff and convenient location in Sturgeon Bay. Breakfast is "do-it-yourself" but that was fine with us. Would probably recommend 2nd floor rooms for less noise but we stayed on 1st and it wasn't bad. If you're headed to Sturgeon Bay, this is a cool place to stay.

Fun place to stay in Sturgeon Bay!

4.6 on October 24, 2015

The Holiday Music Motel is exactly "as advertised"! Nice, clean rooms that remind me of where I grew up. Very centrally located to make most sites in Sturgeon Bay within easy walking distance. Staff was more than congenial! Thanks much, we'll be back again.

Fun, retro-style motel

4.8 on October 19, 2015

This was our 2nd stay at the Holiday and we were glad we came back. If you're a fellow musician, you'll appreciate this place and what they do here. If you're not, you'll have a good time anyway. They've done a great job renovating the property, while retaining it's original character by finding period-correct furnishings and décor. The breakfast bar is fun with a nice variety of fresh food choices. The staff is friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Very Clean Boutique Hotel with excellent customer serivce

4.6 on October 06, 2015

We arrived at midnight and the staff greeted us with a smile and a 'can-do' attitude. During breakfast the staff answered questions about the hotel from the history to the events they hold today. They were very knowledgeable and you could tell they enjoyed sharing everything about the hotel. Very refreshing to find people in the hospitality business who truly enjoy their job and the company they work for. The hotel was well maintained and extremely clean.

Love the mid-century decor

3.8 on September 28, 2015

The location was great. Was able to walk downtown and to restaurants. I had seen the hotel on the tv show contest so was curious. The bedding was soft and comfortable. Enjoyed the lobby with all the instruments. For my purpose, would have liked paying less and would have if another hotel had been available.

Great Little Hotel!

5 on September 14, 2015

This is a great little hotel. The prices were great, even on Labor Day weekend! The free breakfast bar in the morning is nice and simple, and the on-site staff is friendly and responsive. The rooms are very clean, and they provide all the soap you need in the bathroom in wall mounted dispensers, which my wife and I thought were a very nice touch! The Wifi had good strength wherever I was in the building (I even had a signal to it at the gas station across the street!) and the internet speed on the Wifi was more than sufficient for whatever I needed it for, be it streaming, browsing the internet, or playing an online game. If you're going to Door County, the Holiday Music Hotel is a great little gem just two blocks from downtown Sturgeon Bay, and I highly recommend it! We'll definitely be staying there again in the future.

Loved every moment and every detail

4.6 on September 13, 2015

They paid attention to every detail in styling this retro hotel. Loved every minute of our stay!

Labor Day getaway

4.2 on September 11, 2015

What a cool place! Rooms were clean and comfortable. The décor was so retro. We were amazed that the furniture was original to the motel. Right out of the fifties! Really enjoyed our stay in Sturgeon Bay and Door County.

Fun & friendly place to stay!!!

5 on September 07, 2015

Great place to stay. Very clean rooms, extra friendly staff and great 50's décor. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!

Motorcycling in Door County

4.4 on September 05, 2015

The Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay was base for a motorcycle trip to Door County. Located within walking distance of all Sturgeon Bay downtown has to offer--theater, dining, live music and of course the Steel Bridge! The story behind the hotel is amazing. The beds are super comfortable and rooms are retro and clean. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

An Annual Must

4.8 on September 03, 2015

We were in town for Salmon fishing and kept really odd hours. The staff were great with late check in and late check out. They made sure other guests were quiet and that we had coffee around the clock. I love this place!

Door Shakespeare getaway!

4.4 on August 31, 2015

a theater friend recommended Holiday Music Motel and we were not disappointed. loved the retro decor, easy access to downtown, the dining area was fantastic. all in all - a great stay.

Super cute retro motel

5 on August 28, 2015

We had a great stay! Clean room with beautiful Simmons furniture took me back to my childhood vacations along the east coast. The bed was very comfortable. Perfect location to explore Door County. I will definitely stay again.

great overnight stay for families

3.6 on August 24, 2015

great experience

Loved it! Felt like I walked into the 50s!

4.4 on August 22, 2015

Everything was just great! Very accommodating to us! Very comfortable!

Quaint and charming

4.6 on August 19, 2015

This was a great find! The beds were the most comfortable we've experienced at any hotel B & B, the owners/staff were very present and personable, and the location was great. We got excellent advice about area restaurants, enjoyed the charm of this place and appreciated the extreme cleanliness of the Holiday Hotel. Continental Breakfast is provided, and we found it an entertaining experience. The hotel has a little kitchen and guests are invited to wander through, help themselves and prepare what they wish. We were part of a large group, so were tripping all over each other - but laughing and appreciating this as part of the charm of the place.

Enjoyed our stay

4.6 on August 09, 2015

Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Decor was fun. Facility was spotlessly clean.

We three enjoyed our stay.

5 on August 08, 2015

Staff is super friendly and helpful, suggesting the Neil Young tribute band concert in the park a few blocks away, which was simply awesome.

Excellent people!

5 on August 05, 2015

Very well kept rooms and friendly knowledgeable people with plenty of suggestions of what to do. Even specific to that time of the year :D

Surprising accommodations!

3.8 on June 10, 2015

Tried this motel out of curiosity and were pleasantly surprised. It was clean and comfortable. The decor was fitting. We particularly liked that staying at the motel supported the local music scene.

Always a treat

4.6 on June 04, 2015

Whenever we're in the Sturgeon Bay area, we make a point to stay at the Holiday Music Motel. The service is exemplary, the rooms cozy and fun, they serve a lovely continental breakfast, and the staff and owners are always friendly and willing to chat. Perhaps my favorite thing about the Holiday Music Motel is that they are a local business who work with local vendors, play (and record!) local music, promote local attractions, and are always striving to make personal connections with their guests and their community.


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.


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.


4.6 on March 06, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this simply decorated retro-themed motel. Great value! We prefer smaller places to stay versus large resort-like places. Definitely, will come back!

Great place to stay

4.4 on March 04, 2015

This is a great place to stay and very reasonable pricing.

Wonderful retro place to stay

4.0 on January 16, 2015

I always feel almost at home at The Holliday Music Motel, the Staff Is always friendly, helpful and just plane nice to chat with. The rooms are always clean, and very neat!!! The breakfast bar, tea and coffee station are spotless and ready when ever you need a cupa something. it is a compfortable place to stay. I stay there whenever I can. PS in the review I tried to click "OUTSTANDING" on the stars. it would not let me, this place is outstanding.

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!


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.


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.

Nice affordable place to stay and cute!

3.6 on September 23, 2014

Very cute retro motel. Was clean and quiet and affordable considering prices in Door County. I especially liked the breakfast bar area.

Retro Motel/B & B

4.2 on September 17, 2014

We stayed here in 2013. Was very pleased with the location, room, and price. What a gem!

Late honeymoon

3.8 on September 13, 2014

All I have to say is, my wife and I felt like we were at home.

Holiday Music

3.6 on September 11, 2014

We stay here every year now when we come up for our Door County weekend (and for the Door County Century). We really like this hotel. It is a modest refurb. on an older property. Well kept up, but don't expect the plastic touches of the expensive hotels in the area. Look for nostalgia and 70's in the decor, for good if smallish rooms, for a great breakfast bar in the morning. Look for the unique and whimsical decor, all related to the support this hotel brings to the local music scene. Great place to for downtown Sturgeon Bay. There is much that is pricier and finer with boat docks and the like, but the Holiday Music Hotel is always our choice.

Will Be Back

5 on September 10, 2014

I had such a great time visiting the Holiday Music Motel. The room was lovely and the staff was amazing, with such helpful suggestions. The bed was incredibly comfortable and clean. The breakfast was just down the hall and lovely. The best continental breakfast I've ever seen. And the cutest by far. The only thing I'm sad about is that I didn't pick up one of Walter's Dogs. But I'll be back soon, I'm sure!


5 on September 09, 2014

Very clean hotel with a cool theme. Diner set up was cool. Breakfast was nice and the service was above amazing.

Recent stay

5 on September 03, 2014

Every time we go to Door County we always stay here and this was the third time. It is so nice and clean plus the beds are very, very comfortable. Very pleasant staff and a very cute retro breakfast area.

Most Excellent Stay

5 on August 29, 2014

We stayed at the motel for 3 nights in August. From the moment of check-in to check-out, the staff at Holiday Music Motel was friendly, informative and helpful (young woman with glasses upon check-in provided a lot of great information). The rooms are clean and remodeled to a retro style in keeping true to the motel's origins. There were 4 adults in our party, and we had 2 rooms. One room had 2 queen sized beds, the other had a queen and a full size. We were on the 1st floor. Each room has a flat screen tv, air-conditioning, mini-fridge, blow-dryers and motel provided soap/shampoo in those cool, old-fashioned dispensers. There was still plenty of space in the rooms with all the furniture. The included breakfast was plenty to get our day started - they had coffee/juice/milk/donuts & pastries/cereal, etc. A continental breakfast offering in a neat, retro-style diner area. If you needed anything, you only had to ask - they were more than willing to go out of their way to help you. That included recommendations on town events, dining, etc. I do want to point out that Susan was the desk-person for a couple of nights during our stay. She helped us understand some of the history of Sturgeon Bay, the significance of the bridge, the dark days/songs and how the Holiday Music Motel came into existence. She was a joy to talk to and we were glad to have her company as part of our stay. If you are not the type to appreciate a super-clean, remodeled motel restored to its former glory days, friendly staff and perfect location in Sturgeon Bay, you will not like this place. We will be coming back in the next couple of months - we really appreciated our stay.

50's Neet!

3.4 on August 28, 2014

Nice theme if 50's is what your into. I personally am into it and really enjoyed the trip back in time. Very clean in general both front of the house and in the rooms. Very comfortable bed and cozy. To bad the noise from upstairs is so distracting and kept we awake for a bit. Overall nice experience and a great way to see the upper part of door county as you are very close to it all.

Nice 50's retro

4.2 on August 21, 2014

Very cool throw back to simpler times. No dining at the motel but many places to choose from within the town of Sturgeon Bay.

Pleasant Surprise

5 on August 19, 2014

From the moment we pulled into the parking lot until we pulled out the next day everything was wonderful. Check in was super easy and the young lady was super pleasant. The rooms were basic and very clean. The complementary breakfast was very nice all fresh and served in a cute little diner style. Another really nice thing was how quite it was we were not disturbed overnight by other guests coming and goings. We would definitely stay again.

We'll be back when looking for a hotel to spend the night in Sturgeon Bay

4.6 on August 19, 2014

I tried to stay here in 2013 but there were no vacancies when I needed. This year I booked earlier and got a room. It was like stepping back in a time machine but worked out well. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The included continental breakfast was better than what one finds in most hotels. My daughter savored the very fresh multigrain bagel she had.


4.4 on August 08, 2014

The have the cutest eating area and the beds were ABSOLUTELY the BEST. The people were also friendly

Great time

5 on August 07, 2014

We had a great time,,,everything was topnotch. Hotel was centrally located to the water and downtown area and could walk to things. Sandy/Bill

Holiday Music Motel

5 on July 31, 2014

I loved this place! My girlfriend and I stayed there for one night. The continental breakfast goes until noon, and they serve coffee in mugs with a cute dinner counter. There's art in the hallways, a firepit outside, and cute musical themed lobby. It was close to cute antique shops and restaurants in sturgeon bay. Both front desk clerks were extremely helpful. And, when we forgot items in our refrigerator they held them for us while we were shopping until we came back. Adorable.

Overnight Fun spot

4.0 on July 21, 2014

The hotel is very well preserved and true to the times, except for the modern conveniences like air conditioning--thank you! Great service, very friendly and helpful. Just one suggestion. Need more hooks or shelves in the bathroom to hang towels and put toiletries. :)

Good value for money

3.8 on July 21, 2014

Nice little B&B, right in the heart of Sturgeon Bay. We spent 2 nights during the 4th of July weekend. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good in the morning. No complaints.

Always a nice stay

5 on July 16, 2014

Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere.

Great place!

5 on July 16, 2014

The Holiday Music Motel: updated, quiet and clean. The staff are friendly/helpful and the well stocked breakfast room is perfect. Love the retro look and feel. Will be recommending the Holiday Music Motel to others!

Short Stay

4.6 on July 12, 2014

Enjoyed our short stay at the Holiday Music Motel. Very cute retro motel. Wished there was a bit more room in the dining area, had to bring our continental breakfast back to our room, wanted to enjoy the retro dining area - maybe next time. Would definitely stay again. Conveniently located too.

Clean and cozy

4.4 on July 08, 2014

Very clean and organized. Nice staff and descent grab-to-go breakfast. Beds are comfortable and sheets are very clean. They do a good job on maintaining the motel. Overall it's a nice and cozy place for the price.

My night at the HOliday Music Hotel

3.8 on July 07, 2014

My mom and I spent the night here and shared a room. It was a great experience just much smaller than we expected. Normally when we share a room-we get a queen or king size bed but the bed here was a full. Room was clean and service was great. Breakfast was good. Price just seemed a little high for how small the room was.

Holiday Music Motel

5 on June 30, 2014

Loved our stay at this perfectly located retro motel! Very unique and super service.

The only place to stay in Sturgeon Bay

4.4 on June 06, 2014

A high rating for a great stay. The bed, room and breakfeast were well beyound what I esxpected. I usually stay at Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn or Mariott. This hotel is a pleasant departure from the ordinary. Love the fiftees decor.

A great little motel!

4.0 on May 28, 2014

If you grew up in the 50s and took road trips with your parents, you'll instantly recognize this place. It's a wonderful step back in time to the small, family-owned motels that dotted the country before the chains drove so many out of business. The room was exceptionally clean. It was small but not cramped. Breakfast was a continental breakfast served in the old dining area where the original counter and stools are still at work. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we're back in the area.

Sweet Spot!

4.4 on May 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for a night. Everything was absolutely adorable and very clean. Classically retro without feeling old or outdated! Cute little room with a nice set up. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Loved the location too, walked to a lot of local places. The only things that I missed were; having a fan in the bathroom or with the central unit (for white noise at night, we could hear people in the hallway and outside our window) and having a firmer mattress, but that is just me :) Thank you, hope to stop by again!

a cool find!

4.4 on May 19, 2014

We loved the Holiday Music Motel so much we returned for a second night on our way back to Illinois. Great people, great 50's feel room and diner area. The open mic on Thursday night was amazing! Highly recommend this motel for travelers to beautiful Door County Wisconsin!

Great place to stay and worth the money!!

4.8 on May 08, 2014

The motel was great for what we needed it for, a place to sleep. It was clean and the staff was SO great and happy to help whenever we had questions. Would stay here again for sure!

Another great experience!

5 on May 06, 2014

We just spent a weekend here with family and continue to be impressed by the cleanliness and friendly people. Truly an exceptional value. Thank you!!!

Great great great

5 on May 06, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday music motel for one night in April. The room was VERY clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The breakfast offered was very good and a very casual "50's kind of theme. The staff was very helpful and more than willing to offer suggestions for things to do in the area. The location is very convenient to everything in the area. park your car and walk to everything in the area. We did not get to check out the recording studio that is in the motel, but in the lobby area, there are all kinds of instruments that are there to use and play. We will probably go back again when the weather is nicer and check out more of the door county area.

A fun place!

4.6 on April 30, 2014

The staff was friendly, accommodating and informative. Room was simple and clean, beds very comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful even into late morning. Was able to connect my device to the room TV and stream movies using their free Wi-Fi. A cool place to hang out and experience the local music scene at their Thursday Writer's Night. Overall a more than pleasant stay--would highly recommend.

Holiday Music Motel

4.0 on April 30, 2014

Room was very clean. Was what we were expecting. The young lady that checked us in (and was there in the evenings) was so helpful and enthusiastic each time we saw her. Cute, fun, little "homey" feel.

Outstanding Experience

5 on April 02, 2014

Friendly people, great place. We'll be back!

awesome room and staff

5 on March 22, 2014

Room was clean and staff was beyond friendly

Relive the 50's

3.6 on February 28, 2014

As a small group of female photographers making a winter trip to Door County to photograph the snowy shores of Lake Michigan we wanted to stay in an economical and well located hotel for our weekend outing. We were looking for clean and comfortable accommodations but did not need the resort amenities. The Holiday Music Hotel was perfect for us. It is a quirky venue with a guitar lined lobby that looked more like a living room from the good old days. The silver tinseled Christmas tree gave it that "Christmas Story" feeling. The little diner complete with bright green stools (originals from 1952) and counter was perfect for us. We were able to help ourselves and felt like we were right at home. The original fifties era Simmons furniture decorating our hotel rooms was really fun as well. Even better the hotel was clean, the beds were so comfortable, and the staff was warm and welcoming. They were helpful and even checked to be sure we were okay when we laughed a bit too loud with our door open. If you are looking for a basic venue with a twist this is the place for you. We really enjoyed it.

Clean and cozy

4.4 on February 24, 2014

Loved staying in this retro motel! It's clean and has very comfortable beds. It's within walking distance of many Sturgeon Bay establishments. The staff is helpful and friendly. Very affordable!

Wonderful quaint motel

4.2 on February 11, 2014

I have never stayed at a place that was full of this much character and charm. The staff was amazingly helpful and accommodating to our needs. We will definately be coming back.

Hurray for Holiday!

4.8 on January 31, 2014

Off the charts! Clean enough to accommodate my OCD for cleanliness. Warm and friendly staff. Comfortable bed and atmosphere. A good cup of coffee, OJ, and light breakfast in a 1950s diner. Perfect location. All this for a fraction of a Door County stay. We'll be back. Thank you Holiday Music Motel. Sue and John in Fond du Lac

Way Cool

5 on January 14, 2014

The musical nostalgia, history and story of the Holiday Music Motel made for a very relaxing and enjoyable mid-winter visit. The bed was very firm and bedding very comfortable. The self serve breakfast bar/community kitchen was well stocked and had local items. The streaming in the breakfast seating area and lobby featuring music recorded at Holiday Music Motel and by Save the Bridge Festival performers was cool. The staff was extremely friendly, attentive to evey need as well as knowedgable and willing to pass along and share stories, history of the music recorded on premise. Would definitely recommend to others and look forward to returning.

More than Expected

4.4 on January 07, 2014

Our stay was a pleasant change from the usual busy/noisy pace of Door County. Granted, it is "off season", but we visited on New Years Eve and were very pleased with our experience. The room was clean and comfortable, and the bed was VERY cozy. Like sleeping on a cloud. We were traveling with our young son, and the hotel was very welcoming. We were also impressed in the morning during breakfast. The diner was awesome, but I guess our one year old son did not agree, as he was not too keen on staying by us and enjoying breakfast. The staff at the desk quickly assisted and provided him with crayons and paper, and showed him the instruments under the tree in the lobby. The staff truly cares about their guests and made sure we were happy during our stay. I did notice that previous reviews stated that noise was an issue, but we did not notice any noise at all. There was even a very large party at the hotel across the street, and it didn't bother us one bit. Perfect stay at a very comfortable location.

Great place to stay in Sturgeon Bay!

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).

My new favorite home away from home

4.6 on November 03, 2013

Warm, friendly, and helpful owners and staff; fantastic style; fun and interesting stuff everywhere. The really excellent music, recorded on-site, playing all the time was a very special touch. We loved this place from the lobby, to the dinette, to our room. The location was perfect for walks, shopping, and meals. It was everything I wanted it to be and then some. That won't be my last stay at the Holiday Motel. It's even fun to say.

Peace and quite

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

What a Happy Surprise!

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.

Great place great stay

4.2 on October 20, 2013

Staff extremely welcoming. Comfortable cozy rooms. They were small but only added to the character of he place. Great continental breakfast in a vey cool eating area. Will be back anytime we need to stay in the area!

Great place to stay!

4.2 on October 16, 2013

I highly recommend this motel for its location, accommodations, service, and value.

Love this place.

5 on October 12, 2013

Loved the retro decor. Staff was excellent. Slept like a baby.

We loved this place and will stay there again

4.6 on October 12, 2013

This is a very retro 50s style motel. It's not a luxury motel but that's not what we were looking for. It's fun, well maintained, clean and cheerful. They had a happy hour time outside with a bagpipe player and that was fabulous fun!

Very Good value for a really Nice Place

4.8 on October 07, 2013

Very Good value for a really Nice Place. Best Breakfast that we had !!!!

Door County Century

4.6 on September 29, 2013

Great spot to stay for the Door County Century. Friendly hosts, convenient location.

Thanks HOLIDAY... awesome experience.

4.0 on September 27, 2013

Great venue. Awesome personnel.

Great retro hotel

4.0 on September 24, 2013

We stayed in two rooms at the Holiday Motel, and would recommend it for sure. An inexpensive yet clean room in a funky building, it met our needs as a jumping off place for Door County. The staff is great, very helpful and fun to talk with. The room is basic, but clean, and comfortable. Nothing too fancy...


4.6 on September 23, 2013

Wonderful place. Plan to go back soon!

Holiday Music Motel

4.6 on September 21, 2013

Very clean and accommodating. The two young ladies that worked the front desk were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Excellent continental breakfast. We would stay there again.

Service with a smile in Sturgeon Bay

4.8 on September 20, 2013

The Holiday Music Motel is a gem in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Convienently located amongst the shops and eateries it offers a great place to stop and sleep. The communal breakfasy counter was the highlite. Serving yourself and others like your own kitchen offered a chance to be social and nourished before heading out for the day. Great front desk help and 1950's decor was wonderful. My wife and I loved the place and will return on another journey to Door County.

Labor Day weekend

3.2 on September 16, 2013

Great place - love the breakfast setup!

Cute fifties theme

3.4 on September 09, 2013

We spent one night and found the room clean and the bed comfortable. The fifties theme was authentic and added an element of fun.

Labor Day Weekend

4.2 on September 05, 2013

Clean, good value.

fun and funky

4.2 on September 04, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here, the room was comfortable and clean. The retro 50's decor was fun and there's musical instruments in the lobby to play with. Breakfast was the usual but set up behind the counter so hard to get around other guests. Would recommend this great value.

Quaint motel in heart of Sturgeon Bay

4.0 on September 03, 2013

The motel was very quaint and we enjoyed our stay. The staff recommended a great restaurant (136) withing walking distance and we had a lovely meal. Then we walked down the block and there was a concert in the park in progress (Wed evenings) and we sat and enjoyed some good music.


4.0 on August 29, 2013

Great location right in the heart of Sturgeon Bay. We stayed for only one night and wished we could have stayed longer. Nice and clean and suprisingly large rooms

Very enjoyable

4.2 on August 26, 2013

I enjoyed my one night stay at the Holiday Motel. 50's/ music theme was very unique and everyone I meet was extremely helpful and friendly. Would stay again.

Absolutely unique in every way

5 on August 22, 2013

In a world of cookie cutter hotels, this unique gem shines like a diamond. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are exceptionally clean. The room décor is fabulous. I highly recommend this place.

Super cute!

4.8 on August 22, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend escape from the kids. It was very clean and quiet. We loved the homey feel and retro touches. I would highly recommend and I plan return to stay again. The breakfast was great too.

Retro with Modern Conveniences!

3.4 on August 22, 2013

My room was very clean, comfy bed, nice bathroom. The place is quiet and conveniently located. I love the lobby with the aluminum Christmas tree and the art. We passed on the continental breakfast- it didn't appeal. Was it worth the $130/night? Door Co is pricey any way you look at it.

Loved it!

4.0 on August 21, 2013

Nice motel. Love the retro furniture, the location and the people running the hotel. We would stay there again if in the area. Keep up the good work.

We'll Be Back

5 on August 21, 2013

Very friendly, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. No elevators though, so lugging heavy luggage up the stairs was not a treat - they did mention that we could park behind the hotel which is level with the second floor, but that parking was across the street and not as nice as the lower level, plus we still had to go up steps on the second floor outside entrance.

Really Retro!

3.8 on August 20, 2013

We enjoyed the Music Motel - the staff was very friendly and we liked the "Retro" style. It was located close to the water so we could walk down there and also up to 3rd St. where there were lots of shops to browse in. The continental breakfast was more than I thought it would be. Would stay there again.

They didn't have dining except for breakfast

3.8 on August 18, 2013

Nice retro motel. Built in 1952 and a lot of the furnishing are of that age. Quaint and cool. Best staff I have ever had in a motel. Friendly and knowledgeable. We have stayed there before, and I would highly recommend it.

Great value and location in Sturgeon Bay

4.8 on August 16, 2013

Everything was pleasurable about this establishment, keeping in mind that it is not a five-star hotel on the waterfront. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The room and bathroom, while not large, were interestingly (retro) decorated and very clean. The bed was quite comfortable. The climate control worked well, and the room was very quiet during a three-weeknight visit. I particularly appreciated the wall-mounted dispensers with soap, shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom. The Wi-Fi signal was strong. My room was on the second floor, which I highly recommend. The continental-style breakfast displayed a great deal of variety, from boiled eggs to fruit to bagels and pastries. The coffee and other beverages were good. The motel's location is very convenient to Third Avenue, the main shopping street of downtown Sturgeon Bay. Everything there is within strolling distance, and a number of attractions and good restaurants on the other side of the ship canal are easily reached by walking or driving over the old steel bridge nearby. I'd gladly return to this establishment. For my purposes, it was a good base for exploring the rest of Door County over the course of three days.

Nice retro Motel

4.4 on August 16, 2013

This is a great value in Sturgeon Bay. I would definitely stay here again!

Wonderful place to stay!

4.2 on August 07, 2013

Would stay here again.

Great little hotel!

4.2 on August 07, 2013

Very friendly staff. Cool little diner/kitchen for breakfast :) Bed a little soft - but that's a personal preference. Would love to come back!

Unique and fun hotel

4.0 on July 28, 2013

We really enjoyed the daily jam session, all the musical instruments in the lobby, friendly service at desk--great theme for a hotel. Music brought all of us joy.

Will definately go back

4.6 on July 25, 2013

The motel was a very eclectically friendly comfortable environment. Mostly everything is straight out of the 50s.

Fun & Comfortable!

4.0 on July 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Music Motel! The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you require luxury, this isn't the place for you. If you like staying at unique places that offer clean and comfy rooms, friendly staff, and a relaxing atmosphere that will be remembered with your trip, then this is the place for you. It's fun, it's one of a kind! It's in a great location & we'll stay again!

Holiday Music Motel rocks

4.8 on July 15, 2013

We had a great stay at this motel. It's a good value and the people who work there are nice and very helpful.

unique stay

4.4 on June 29, 2013

we enjoyed our stay at Holiday Music Motel. We loved the dé stepping into a time machine. The staff was very friendly and suggested great places to eat in easy walking distance.

Great Little Motel!

5 on June 25, 2013

I had a great stay at the Holiday Music Motel. The staff was very nice and the rooms were very clean. Probably one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. I highly recommend. Great charm.

Awesomeness replete!

4.8 on June 17, 2013

You could not pay me money to say anything bad about my stay here. The breakfast was great ( free coffee and french toast-bagels were excellent), the service was great. The decor of the rooms were super nifty, everything was clean and the bed was VERY comfortable. The owners and staff were nothing short of friendly and awesome, and I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

Very cool place!

5 on June 12, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Was really looking forward to our stay, and was not disappointed! Can't wait to stay again!

Character and value

4.0 on June 07, 2013

The accommodations are basic, but comfortable and clean. The retro character is charming and makes for a fun experience. Enjoyed the art work. This is a good value.

Very Unique

4.8 on May 23, 2013

Very fun place. Clean and comforable rooms with great style. Convenient location near bars and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again if back in Door County.

I Love This Place!!

5 on May 22, 2013

Great service upon check in. The cleanest Motel I have ever been in. Very Comfortable bed and linens. When we discovered we needed a cordscrew, they provided that along with wine glasses. Along with brochures for things to do in the area, were also menus from nearby restaurants and cafes. Will definitely choose lodging here anytime I am in door county.

You made our night

4.8 on May 20, 2013

Great value, fun atmosphere and really friendly staff. All in all, a great stay.

Love this place

4.2 on May 08, 2013

Great hotel with fun eclectic style , basic but nice simple breakfast included. Comfy beds...


5 on April 30, 2013

Staff was friendly. Rooms were clean. Vibe was amazing.

Very happy with visit

5 on April 19, 2013

My husband and I were on a trip to visit Sturgeon Bay because he had a job interview. We arrived at the motel pretty late. The staff was friendly and very nice the whole time we were there. The room was clean. The bed was comfortable. I would definately stay there again. As a matter of fact, I'm about to see if I can reserve another night because we have to go up to look at apartments since my husband did get the job. If you have any doubts about whether or not to stay here (I had some at first because I was only looking at the web page and had never heard of it before) - my advice is go ahead and book it. High marks from me and hubby.

Sturgeon Bay Overniight

4.4 on April 07, 2013

Have stayed here before and enjoyed being so close to downtown. It was also very quiet in the morning which was much appreciated! Coffee was better this time than I remembered it. I'll be back next time I am passing through.

Music Lover's Paradise

5 on March 05, 2013

My girlfriend and I needed a get away and were aware of this motel in Sturgeon Bay. Our stay was outstanding in every way. It was affordable and the staff was everything one could hope for. We really enjoyed witnessing the live webcast featuring some great musicians and songs. We shall return and next time I'm bringing my guitar!

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on February 17, 2013

The room was clean, quiet and the bed very comfortable and would definitely stay again! No dining at establishment, but good restaurants very close.

Excellent Value!

5 on February 14, 2013

Very unique experience and a great value. The service was friendly, the rooms were very clean, and the complimentary continental breakfast in the property's diner was a nice start to the day. We especially enjoyed "Writer's Night" the Thursday night we checked in--local artists, good music, and a one-of-a-kind experience!

Greatest Place I've Ever Stayed

5 on January 06, 2013

I'd go back in a heartbeat. Not only is the place adorable, but it's also very nice and well taken care of. I went to Sturgeon Bay just to stay here, and it blew my already high expectations away.

Great Motel

4.8 on December 30, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this nicely retro decorated motel. The room was extremely clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was perfect for walking to the downtown area. I will recommend this motel to anyone heading to the Door County area.

A great value

4.8 on December 24, 2012

The thing I liked most about the H.M.M. was the location. The rooms and the service were excellent but being right down town was the best. Shopping and dining were right out the door, no need to take the car.

Fun and Friendly

5 on December 19, 2012

The Holiday Music Motel is a step back into the fifties with present day comforts. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room clean and the bed very comfortable. We will definitely stay there gain.

Weekend With Friends at Holidy

4.8 on December 11, 2012

Our group of friends (couples) booked 3 rooms at the Holiday Music Motel on the first Saturday in Dec. We were delighted with the service we received from Melanie, which included indulging in our group pic (complete with instruments that had around in the lobby area) and some great recommendations for restaurants and bars within walking distance. The furnishings in the room were retro and cool and the room was clean and fresh smelling. As other reviews I'd read have mentioned, this is not a swanky place. What it is is cool, affordable, hip and friendly. Dig? We did and would definitely go back. We didn't get a chance to check out the little "diner nook" that was tucked away for the continental breakfast, we opted for Mel's, but there were items (fruit) left out for snacking even during the aft/eve. Rock on, HMM, rock on.

Great little retro-motel

4.4 on December 05, 2012

I have stayed at the Holiday Music Motel several times and every time the staff has very friendly and helpful. When you arrive they make you feel welcome and when you leave they make you feel like they are truly looking forward to seeing you again. The retro styled rooms are always clean, and neat. The value is fantastic at $50-$60 per night it just can't be beat! Now...In the interest of full disclosure, I've only stayed here during the "off-season" (for deer hunting) so I assume the price goes up for summer. I would also say the the 5 star rating should not be compared to a 5 star rating of a Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis property. That being said, this place is fantastic if your looking for a clean and comfortable place to lay your head with a great staff to take care of you. I look forward to staying here again and again in the years to come.

Wonderful Retro Bargain

4.2 on November 11, 2012

The Holiday Music Motel offers a unique experience in the heart of Door County! The beds are wonderfully comfortable, the furniture and theme unmatched and exciting, and the staff welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Located just two blocks from the "Main Street" of Sturgeon Bay, 3rd Avenue, the Holiday Music Motel allows easy access to many of the great shops and restaurants of this quaint town. Furthermore, being located in the heart of Door County, the Motel allows for ease in traveling to any of the parks, vineyards, beaches, and other towns dotting the peninsula. Beyond the atmosphere and ease of the Motel, its cause is worthwhile enough to patronize. Seeking to bring live music and the arts to the community as well as visitors, the Motel hosts several live music events a year, encouraging song writing and expression as well as advocating for greater musical education. That's something you can't find in any of the hotels/resorts in the area!

Fall fest

4.6 on October 27, 2012

Had a great time. Manager and staff were very accomodating and assisted when needed.

Great value and great place to stay

4.4 on October 15, 2012

Wonderful place in downtown for a great value with a great continental breakfast.


5 on October 08, 2012

I always enjoy my stays at the Holiday. It is a very personable and comfortable place to stay. Quite a homey feeling. Michelle Ryan

A very, very pleasant stay

4.4 on October 02, 2012

My wife and I could not have been happier with our stay at the Holiday Music Motel. Yes, the rooms are on the small side compared to your typical modern hotel room, but these are not your typical rooms. Funky, well preserved 1950's furniture and fixtures throughout -- it's like a trip back in time. I travel a lot and there are two things that really, really irritate me about hotels: when rooms are not properly cleaned and being able to hear noises from the hallway and neighboring rooms. Our room was SPOTLESSLY clean in every way. Not one stray hair in the tub/shower (seriously, I always check). I had read reviews saying the motel was noisy and I was concerned about that, but I didn't hear a thing all night long, even Friday night when the place was fully booked. The bed (queen size in our case) was extremely comfortable. And the price per night -- what a deal!! The television was small, but we didn't really have it on much except to watch the news, so no big deal. Finally, the staff was so friendly and helpful! This was our first trip to the area and everyone was eager to give us tips about where to eat, what to see, and how to get there. It's a quick walk to the restaurants and shops on 3rd St. Thanks Holiday Music Motel, we love you guys!

Door County Vacation

4.0 on October 01, 2012

It was conveniently located. We were impressed with how quiet it was.

Awesome Experience!!!

4.8 on September 27, 2012

Thsi is a gem that transports you into the past, the 50's decor and the influence of Art and Music is a perfect compliment. we loved our short stay and look forward to visiting again. Sincerely, Dave

Door County Century Weekend

3.2 on September 24, 2012

Our stay met our expectations and we would stay again. The Holiday is an older establishment but very clean. Just the basics, no frills, no thrills. Staff are very welcoming and very friendly. We were staying only one night, so this worked out very well for us. One thing I would do next time, if possible, is stay in a room on the other side of the hotel. There is a large hotel and banquet facility across the street and late night revelers were quite loud.

Sturgeon Bay Visit

3.2 on September 20, 2012

Hotel was very retro so it was a fun experience. Would stay there again....very unique!

Door County's Best!

5 on September 19, 2012

Our first review, but my wife and I have stayed here many times over the last few years. There is no pool, no bar, and no fitness room, but if you're like us and rarely if ever have the time or inclination to take advantage of these amenities when offered, then the Holiday is for you. Simply put, the only time we ever stay anywhere else in Door County is when the the Holiday is full. Absolutely the best!

Sept 3rd Stay - Vacation

4.0 on September 08, 2012

Pleasant staff. Clean, comfortable room. Great trip back to the 50s.

Long Summer Weekend With the Boyfriend

4.0 on September 04, 2012

We had such a wonderful time at Holiday Music Motel!!! We saw all of the other reviews on yelp and it still exceeded our expectations. It was such a cute place and the staff was so friendly! If we're in the area again, we will certainly be back!

A welcoming place

4.2 on August 31, 2012

It's a charming place with friendly staff, cute 50's decor and a lovely little dinette area with complimentary breakfast. I would definitely stay there again while visiting the area.

Adorable, fun motel

5 on August 31, 2012

The management & staff are so very friendly. All areas are clean. Very cute rooms & breakfast area. Coffee is exceptional! Not much counter space in the room & no ironing board or in-room coffee maker but very wonderful place to stay. We will definitely stay there again. Week-ends are booked up several months ahead, so book early. We had to stay elsewhere on the week-end & here during the week. We highly recommend this motel.

Loved the Holiday Music Motel!

5 on August 29, 2012

Rooms were exceptionally clean! It was like walking into a time warp with a flat screen television and a refrigerator! Great location! The morning breakfast bar area is self service but it is handled very well by the staff. Where else are you going to get your choice of cereal, fresh fruit, oatmeal, milk, orange juice, bagels and donuts to start your day included! Teresa at the front desk and everyone we met all weekend long were exceptionally friendly and accomodating! We loved our stay at the Holiday Music Motel and we will be back.

Great Motel

4.6 on August 20, 2012

We really enjoyed are stay at the Holiday Music Motel. Clean, spacious room, with a very comfortable king size bed and a new flat panel TV. Very nice space for relaxing after a day of golf and seeing Door County sites. Dinner and breakfast restaurant recommendations were spot on. We'll definitely be back.

A Great night's stay

3.4 on August 15, 2012

It was everything that I expected - clean retro-styled room (bright green walls, 50's styled furniture), comfortable bed, nice breakfast area (self-serve with very simple options), nice staff, located blocks away from downtown (and the art famer's market) and a block from the Sturgeon Bay bridges - and all great. The Discount for being a AAA member brought the total under $100 (including taxes) made this also a very reasonable choice. Would I stay again - yes. Would I recommend it to friends - yes.

I love this place

4.8 on August 14, 2012

Aside from the yahoos loudly watching a Packers preseason game next door, it is a great place. Our "historic" room had been restored to 1950's splendor. The staff is fantastic. It was a real surprise to have paved road right outside of the main entrance that runs almost to Egg Harbor. It was a great bike ride. I really want to return for a concert. Follow them on Facebook!

Very cordial welcome at Holiday Music Motel

4.4 on August 13, 2012

Our whole family was very taken with the decor - very much like 1953 except much cleaner, more comfortable beds and without the cigarette hangover in the rooms. The staff is unfailingly engaging and helpful. We loved helping ourselves at the breakfast counter and the many conversations with the people we met over coffee. Lots of families when we were there, seemed they all had musical connections of some kind. Oh - and loved the dispensers of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower. Something usually only found in places way up the price scale.

Throwback to the 50's

3.0 on August 10, 2012

We chose this hotel based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. I have to say the description was completely accurate. That being said, the room was a little smaller than we expected and the walls are SUPER thin. So, you may want to bring or purchase a fan or sound machine if noise bothers you. The location is perfect for walking to shops, parks, restaurants, etc... The dining/kitchen area is very quaint with an adequate selection of fruit, cereal, bagels, pastries, juice and coffee. All in all, if you are looking for a charming, clean, well-kept hotel, this will fit the bill. The price is great.

nifty fifties motif

4.2 on August 07, 2012

Saff very friendly and accomidating. Very pleased with our stay. We could hear noises (coughing & walking) from adjacent rooms.

Excellent service - will definitely stay here again!

4.8 on August 05, 2012

Excellent customer service. Helpful getting us directions to various places, recommending places to eat, making fish boil reservations. Quiet. Nice relaxing outdoor seating. This hotel is doing a great job of trying to leave a smaller eco footprint - recycling containers in room, soap dispensers on the wall so 1/10th used bars of soap don't get thrown away! Recommended to all. We were so pleased with our stay here, and felt we got an exceptional value, best price for very comfortable surroundings and great people. Unique retro decor, clean, convenient location. Thank you to the staff for all your help while we were there! Our first stay, but won't be our last! We'll look to stay here whenever we come back to Door County.

A Very Nice Property with a very nice feel.

4.8 on July 30, 2012

The energy at the Holiday Music Hotel is very friendly and welcoming. For the money we paid it was well worth it. The 50's theme was nice and the rooms were very clean. No complaints at all. We'd definitely go back if we were going to Door County. Thanks for the experience.

Great Deal for the Dollar

4.4 on July 26, 2012

The beds were heavenly. Close to the shopping and restaurants of Sturgeon Bay. Friendly staff.

Music Motel

3.8 on July 23, 2012

Very unique and interesting place to stay, well located in Sturgeon Bay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The amenities are basic but very adequate. The beds were quite soft however and my recent back surgery did not do well. Would recommend staying there, just for the experience.

Great Fun, Great Find!

4.4 on July 21, 2012

We would definitely return to the Holiday Motel. The staff was friendly, and the rooms were comfortable. We loved the focus on being Green. The rooms and public areas were very clean and well kept. It is a quirky, fun place to stay!

Holiday Music Motel - It's Got Personality

3.6 on July 14, 2012

My husband and I spent one night at the HMM, and enjoyed the retro vibe. The owners have struck a comfortable balance between 50s-60s decor with modern comforts (like a smallish flat screen TV in the room.) Our room on the 2nd floor was spotless and the bed was very comfortable. Everything in the bathroom worked fine, but lacked a countertop to spread out cosmetics - the only downside of keeping it authentic to the era. Appreciated the location with lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Friendly staff. Free breakfast includes bagels, fruit, cereal, coffee and juice. A good value, and something fun and different from the chain hotels.

Holiday Music Motel Rocks!

4.8 on July 09, 2012

a gem! the owners have done a perfect job of restoring and restyling a classic '50's motel with added contemporary comforts. the Holiday Music Motel looks great and everything you need is there : immaculately clean, helpful and friendly staff, fast WiFi, pet friendly. a great place to stay for anyone; an amazing place to stay if you also appreciate mid-century modern design.

Fun Place To Stay!!!

4.6 on July 06, 2012

This Motel is a unique reminder of the past! the rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband loves music and purchased their t-shirt and one of their CDs.

Adorable and affordable

4.0 on July 03, 2012

This is an adorable hotel. And more than that, it's affordable and clean. Rooms are small as you would living in a 60s dollhouse. I dare you to take a chance on this hotel. You won't be disappointed. (The only thing I was disappointed about is that they ran out of coffee cups for purchase; I'm always looking for a good "weekend" coffee cup.) I'm not sure I could stay here a whole week because the bathrooms are so small and there's not a lot of room to move around (although my make up and lotions fit just fine behind the medicine cabinet). But there was a refrigerator, so if you did stay awhile, there is a place for your beer. And I got the smallest room (a queen), so there are larger rooms I'm sure. Breakfast had plenty to offer and the coffee was good. WiFi access was superb. I would stay here again. (I read in the room booklet they take dogs, though I didn't see any.)

Good place.

4.4 on July 02, 2012

This is a good value for the money. Only 20 rooms. Good service. Rooms were clean and comfortable. I will go back someday.


4.2 on June 29, 2012

Cute, kitschy, and casual; perfect for my short business stay (will return and bring friends /family).

Great Value and Retro Adorableness

4.2 on June 27, 2012

We stayed here on a Saturday night. We were going to a concert in Fish Creek and were looking for an inexpensive option that also didn't require us to stay more than one night. Read some reviews for this place and decided to give a shot. So glad we did! Loved the retro accommodations. Loved that the art in the hallway was original works for sale. Loved that we got a decent little continental breakfast included! The place was clean and quirky. The staff was friendly. The vibe was chill. And it has a great location in Sturgeon Bay where you can walk to many shops and restaurants. One of the best values I've ever found anywhere. This is the 5th place I've stayed in Door County, and the only one I know I will absolutely go back to (because unlike most other places, I can actually afford to)!

clean / great staff !!

4.4 on June 18, 2012

very clean / 1950s decor / friendly staff / great location walking distance to shops dining

The place to stay in Sturgeon Bay

5 on June 17, 2012

The Holiday Music Motel is so cute. Rooms are extremely clean. If you want to stay in a resort then look elsewhere but if you want a clean room for an extremely low price in Sturgeon Bay, this is the place!

mOst cOmfOrtable mOtel bed ever

5 on June 11, 2012

Very clean room; pleasant, friendly and accommodating hosts, toaster for bagels, muffins or bread; cold milk or cream for continental breakfast in help-yourself style. Queen bed deliciously soft but firm! Our first visit; would definitely recommend and will return.

Nice quaint place, great value, but no great shakes

3.2 on June 06, 2012

Very nice people, very clean, simple room, definitely worth the price. The staff and owners are very nice and it is a great location. Funky decor with clean room and sheets. It was noisy though, with the person on the floor above making a racket and walking back and forth for 2 hours starting at 5 AM, with the floor squeaking endlessly - they should supply ear plugs! The bed was too soft, woke up with a backache. It was very nice that they allowed dogs, but not allowed to keep them in the room alone.

very clean, an excellent value

5 on June 05, 2012

This is a great place to stay in beautiful Sturgeon Bay. The room was very clean and the staff very friendly and accomodating.


4.2 on June 05, 2012

Cool retro room, open mike night entertainment, super pleasant staff, continental breakfast for 60 bucks. Are you kidding me? Enjoyed my stay and will be back.

Awesome blast from the past!

4.6 on June 04, 2012

This is now our favorite place to stay in Sturgeon Bay. The setting is fantastic. A complete blast from the past but with modern amenities. The motel is neat and clean and the service was great! They were very nice and you got the feeling that they genuinely were concerned and wanted to make sure your stay was everything it should be. We WILL be back and will not hesitate to recommend the Holiday Music Motel to anyone!

Cute motel

3.8 on June 03, 2012

The location was excellent. Room was smaller than anticipated, but for a short stay was fine.

wonderful experience

4.0 on June 01, 2012

A quirky but relaxed place with friendly, attentive staff. Furnishings are well-kept and retro. Everything was clean...linens were fresh..beds were comfortable, my partner and I both slept very well..and the location is great! What's not to like?

A great place for a great price.

4.6 on May 31, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Music Motel over a busy holiday weekend. Our King room was very comfortable, and extremely, extremely clean (as were all the public areas). Everyone on the staff we encountered was very friendly and helpful. Walls are a little thin, but the atmosphere in the hotel was quiet so this did not pose a problem even though the hotel was full. Just in case, the hotel thoughtfully provides disposable ear plugs in the vanity, but even a light sleeper like me never needed them. We loved the vintage furniture and decor. What a nice break from cookie-cutter hotels and B&Bs!

Holiday made my holiday a great experience!

4.8 on May 30, 2012

The service, atmosphere and cleanliness made our stay outstanding. You can not beat the value too. We highly recommend it.

Nice change of pace!

4.8 on May 25, 2012

Found this hotel online for our 1 day escape to Sturgeon Bay. We were intrigued and upon arrival discovered that the hotel was even more interesting than we expected. Really enjoyed the adventure.

A fun change-of-pace!

3.4 on May 22, 2012

We stayed for one night and were happy we did. Very fun decor and friendly staff. We were fortunate to stay on a night when there was open-mic so we heard some great music. One-of-a-kind!

Holiday Music Motel May 2012 Stay

5 on May 21, 2012

We had a wonderful experience here and will be back next time we are in the area!

Holiday Music Motel Sturgeon Bay

4.8 on May 15, 2012

Excellent value. Friendly and fun place to stay. And CLEAN!!! The people there were very hospitable and even the motel guests were friendly. We travel to Door County regularly and will definitely return.

Delightful! Will return to Sturgeon Bay JUST to stay here.

5 on April 30, 2012

Had a very nice time. This started as "just find a place for Friday night" as a launching place for a weekend in Door County. I didn't expect it to become the highlight. Motel management was super-friendly, and I brought my rare rectangular cello for Melanie to try. The room was so retro-cool and the bed was very comfortable. I'm looking forward to a second visit and just stay all weekend. Highly recommend!

Inredible value!

5 on April 25, 2012

Holiday Music Motel was very affordable, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, the rooms were clean, bed and furnishings were comfortable, continental breakfast was good. This was the first hotel stay I've ever had where there were plenty of pillows on the bed and they were fluffy! No flat pillows! This hotel had a lot of little amenities that were helpful that are lacking in most other hotels in and above its price range.

Girls Weekend Stay in Door County -3/30 & 3/31

4.2 on April 16, 2012

We stayed at Holiday Music Motel on a trip around Door County with my sisters and my mother for her birthday weekend. I read several positive reviews on the Holiday Music Motel but the service exceeded my expectations, the value and quirkiness of the hotel itself was terrific! I highly recommend this place!

retro motel

4.6 on March 05, 2012

Great location. Great price. Great 1950's furniture. Clean, simple and relaxing.

Good get away place

4.0 on February 23, 2012

Nice place to stay, don't get distracted by the outside look. great friendly staff

Clean, Cheerful and Comfortable

4.4 on February 22, 2012

We had a delightful stay at the Holiday Music Hotel. The rooms were clean, cheerful and comfortable. We enjoyed the attention to detail. I was pleased to see recycling bins in the rooms. The owners pleasure in meeting their guests and presenting their hotel was refreshing. We'll be back!

Quick get away

3.8 on February 17, 2012

We stumbled upon the Holiday Music Motel website based on the high ratings it has received and thought we would give it a try. We were so pleased with everything! The room was very clean and nicely decorated in a cool retro look. Cozy/comfy bed, mini fridge and combo tub/shower. Breakfast is a nice basic continental with something for everyone to get the day started and lots of beverage choices. We'll be back and may bring the dog next time since that is an option. Thanks for the great hospitality!

Great place

4.8 on December 26, 2011

I loved this place. The staff and other guests were a lot of fun. The sound proofing sucks but tha tis just another part of the 50's. The earplugs in the bedside table were awesome. I loved the book of words for the famous drinking song..............

Cozy and Fun

3.8 on October 23, 2011

Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Continental breakfast was great - fun atmosphere on top of a nice selection of food. Loved the furniture and decorating detail in the room. Overall, a great spot to spend a night or weekend in Door County.

Great Place

3.2 on October 09, 2011

The room was clean and was exactly as advertised. The walls are a bit thin and a first floor room means you hear the guest above, but the furnished earplugs worked great. I can't say enough about the staff and their hospitality. It felt more like we were staying with new friends than staying in a motel. Thanks especially to Melanie for making it a memorable stay...

Nice rooms, Awesome service!

4.4 on September 29, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights during my best friend's wedding. We also used the studio area as a doing hair and makeup room. Melanie Jane could not have been nicer or more accommodating. She went above and beyond to assure that we had everything we needed, she even put flowers in the room for the bridal party. It was awesome. The room we stayed in was really cute. I love the retro furniture and the fact that there was no bible in the room- it's the little things. :-) The only issue was the noise from the breakfast area. That said, there were earplugs provided for guests in the nightstand. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Thanks, Melanie Jane, for being so awesome!

Excellent stay at cool motel

4.0 on September 29, 2011

I would definitely stay here again. Very comfortable! I wish I could have played with the guitar in the lobby, but I am a southpaw. Maybe there should be a lefty guitar in the back by request. Thanks for introducing me to 50s cool in Door County!

We loved the hotel & people.

4.8 on September 26, 2011

this hotel & super clean & the people are ALL very friendly & go out of their way to help you. We will stay there again.


3.8 on September 14, 2011

Very homesy right from the check in. Felt like I was back in the 50's right down to the morning cafe setup.

Really nice motel

3.8 on September 13, 2011

Cozy breakfast bar arrangement. Firepits outside at night gave nice atmosphere. Helpful staff with time for a small talk. Very quiet air conditioning.

My favorite place to stay.

5 on August 21, 2011

The Holiday Music Motel is a nice, comfortable, clean place to stay. They make you feel like you've been going there for years, and that you're one of their favorite customers. We will definitely stay there again.

A great value in Door County

3.8 on August 05, 2011

We spent two nights at the Holiday Music Motel. Staff were friendly, rooms were simple and clean, and the price was right. No frills, just a nice clean place to sleep. Great downtown location. Very basic continental breakfast included.

Sturgeon Bay Motel

2.6 on July 25, 2011

Room was small, but clean. Motel needed some outside work to make it look better, even though it is an older building. Breakfast was okay, but not much choice. Helpful and friendly employee. Good location for Door County. Value probably good for summer, but not any other time. Have stayed in better for less. It was quiet despite being near a busy street.

Wonderful Couples Getaway.

4.8 on July 21, 2011

If you are a couple looking to get away for a while, this is a great little cozy spot. Wonderful Breakfast accommodations and very helpful, upbeat staff.

One night in Sturgeon Bay

3.6 on July 28, 2010

Fun decor, lovely property. AC control in room was not easy to use, practically indecipherable, but fortunately the evening wasn't too warm. Missing real half and half for the coffee at the continental breakfast, but there was a nice outside picnic area at which to enjoy it.

Location, Location, Location in a Time Warp

4.2 on July 20, 2010

A great base of operations for touring Door County! Spend the day exploring the peninsula north of the city and return in the evening for a short walk to a good selection of food and drink, then walk back to a VERY comfortable bed.


3.0 on June 28, 2010

We enjoyed our stay and the manager was vary nice and helpful.

Holiday Music Motel


  • Nightly Rate $49 - $140
  • Reviews (334) 4.5
  • Rooms 18

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