Holiday Music Motel

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

Located in beautiful, historic, downtown Sturgeon Bay, the Holiday Music Motel is within walking distance of the 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

Clean Comfortable Stay !

5 on September 24, 2017

Very nice stay ! Clean comfortable rooms


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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 5 yrs old and up.
  • 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

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