Holiday Music Motel

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

About

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

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Overall
4.5

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

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 :)


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Rooms & Rates

Floor 2 - Room 232 FQ

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 230 FF

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 122 Q

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 235 Q

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 125 FQ

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 121 FF

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 236 FF

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 233 Q

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 124 Q

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 229 Q - Deluxe

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 127 FQ

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 231 Q

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 237 King Dlx

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 120 Q

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

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

Floor 2 - Room 234 K

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 123 FQ

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 126 Q

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

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

Floor 1 - Room 128 Q

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

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field)

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

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

Name(s)

melaniejane, Manager/co-owner

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

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

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

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

Special meal options


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