Ephraim Motel

Ephraim Motel

10407 Water Street Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
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4.5
#1 of 1 motel in Ephraim
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly motel in Ephraim, look no further than Ephraim Motel.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ephraim Motel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features a picnic area, a sun terrace, and outdoor furniture. Plus, Ephraim Motel offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you like cafes, Ephraim Motel is conveniently located near The Summer Kitchen Restaurant, Chef's Hat Cafe, and Leroy's Water Street Coffee.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular art galleries, such as Francis Hardy Gallery, Fine Line Designs Gallery, and Water Street Gallery.

The staff at Ephraim Motel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Bowling offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Quiet
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

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10407 Water Street Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
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WIAnnR wrote a review Aug 2021
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 5 nights in this adorable motel. I booked sort of last minute, and this was one of the few available accommodations anywhere in Door County, and was also quite inexpensive for the area, so I was a little bit apprehensive. When we pulled into the driveway I was pleasantly shocked. The grounds are gorgeous, with flowers and seating areas everywhere. The colorful buildings made me feel like we had driven right into a vintage postcard! Check-in with Audra was organized and friendly.

There are 2 identical looking 2 story buildings and a separate building for the ofgice. Our deluxe queen room was on the second floor of the back building. The room was fairly spacious and nicely decorated with a cheerful floral quilt. It had a loveseat, desk, small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Everything looked brand new and spotlessly clean. The chilled bottle of cherry mimosas waiting in the refrigerator was wonderful!

We really enjoyed the beautifully landscaped grounds, which include several gas and charcoal grills, fire pits, a garden swing, and numerous seating areas. A highlight is the pool, which is surrounded by grape vines and flowers and perfectly heated to a comfortable but still refreshing temperature.

Breakfast is available every morning in the office, including different hot entrees every day, like biscuits and gravy, french toast, and breakfast casserole. Coffee and cookies are available throughout the day.

Because of COVID there was no routine daily housekeeping, but towels, coffee, toilet paper, etc. were all readily supplied when requested. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful.

The motel is on a quieter stretch of HWY 42, between Ephraim and Sister Bay. It's away from the crazy traffic of either town but still within easy walking distance of Summer Kitchen, Red Putter mini golf, and a few shops. The Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay is only a short drive up HWY 42. After busy days of sightseeing and hiking, returning to the motel felt like arriving at our own private oasis.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking available. Both buildings have easy access to the office, pool and grounds. No...
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Cubanpete930 wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I desperately needed a weekend getaway and heard Door County was the Cape Code of the Midwest and needed to check it out. Looking at the map it is easy to see that the popular towns of Fish Creek, Sister Bay, and Sturgeon are all a little bit far apart so it was difficult to decide where to stay. Ephraim Motel was perfect!

The location was great!!! It is right in between the little "downtown" Ephraim area and Sister Bay's downtown area. Very centrally located with cute mini-golf and go carts near by too. Staying at this motel you really get to fully dive in and explore both Ephraim and Sister Bay easily. We had a short trip so we knew we didn't want to wast too much time driving around and this worked out very well.

The motel itself is very clean in the common areas as well as the rooms, and the staff was also very friendly. They provide bagged continental breakfast, which isn't the best ever, but also it was tasty and we appreciated it the effort. They have a pool which is clean and have lounge area around it too. Ephraim Motel also has a fire pit onsite, bikes, and a porch swing to relax in the evening. The rooms are a little bit dated, but given all the other benefits we didn't mind. We would definitely consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jamie F wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was very clean and well kept. Beds were comfortable, water pressure in shower was great and plenty of hot water. Property was well kept and was quiet. Breakfast which was included was delicious, had continental breakfast and 2 hot items available daily. All staff were very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely stay here again our next visit to Door County.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Julie Barnes, Owner at Ephraim Motel
Responded Jun 1, 2023
Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. The Ephraim Motel Team
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michael w wrote a review Aug 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at this motel. I was forced to book for two nights when I only need one night. A two-night minimum is not uncommon for the area. When I checked in at the office, I asked if the second could be cancelled and they said no. I said fine. I got my keys to my room. The room definitely had a "moldy" smell but I did not say anything at that time. I went out with friends for a late dinner. Got back to the room at 10:30 and again got that "moldy' smell. I went to bed and after just over an hour in bed, I couldn't take the smell anymore. I packed my things, left the keys by the office and drove back to the Chicago area at 11;45pm. I called the next day explaining the odor and wanted to not be charged for the second night. They thought I was just trying to scam out of the second night charge. I explained that I would not drive five hours home on a rainy night to get out of the charge if the mold issue didn't force me to. They insisted there wasn't a mold smell in the room. THE ROOM SMELLS OF MOLD!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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cbhicks wrote a review Jul 8
Glenview, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just got back from four wonderful days in Door County, staying at the Ephraim Motel. Every single detail was perfect...the room was sparkling clean, as was the entire property. Flowers blooming everywhere, there is plenty of outdoor seating, grills and a delightful heated pool that was most welcome after a long day of activities. A hot breakfast was served every morning along with delicious baked goods, oatmeal, cereal and a variety of yogurts. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. It is centrally located on the peninsula...a short drive from so many of the popular sights, activities and restaurants. There are some nice shops, mini-golf and restaurants within walking distance as well. I highly recommend the Ephraim Motel and and look forward to visiting again someday!
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Date of stay: July 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There is plenty of free parking on the premises.
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Stefanie W wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an excellent location for lodging in Door County! Next to a breakfast and lunch restaurant, across the street from mini golf... and in driving distance to hiking Peninsula State Park, "downtown" Ephraim, and multiple lake views. I already cannot wait to return here. The room had all of the necessary amenities, with more than expected storage space. There are bikes available, hot breakfast every morning, and a firepit for relaxing nights at the motel. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Julie Barnes, Owner at Ephraim Motel
Responded Jun 1, 2023
Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Lil813 wrote a review Jul 2021
Woodstock, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another trip to Door County has come to an end. We had another great stay at the Ephraim Motel! The grounds and room were immaculate, the staff is friendly and Julie and Scott make you feel like family. A side note: if you and your family like miniature golf - you can walk across the street the the Red Putter - a Door County institution! Can't wait to come back next year!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We like to stay in the back building - very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful grounds as well.
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Edna H wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable beds! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating and the daily breakfast was a very welcome perk! We plan to go back in the fall. The location was great and made all of the restaurants and shopping very accessible. The pool, bicycles, playground, grills and outside spaces to relax would make it a great place for families!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Wife2golfer wrote a review Aug 2023
Appleton, Wisconsin
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There were multiple seating areas throughout the property. On the 2nd floor outdoor landing, outside on the grounds, around the pool and in the motel lobby. Convenient location to the Door attractions. Everyone was helpful and polite. Breakfast had a large selections of items to choose from.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tony N wrote a review Jun 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice and clean and well maintained. A quiet relaxing stay. All the basics such as flat Screen TV , refrigerator, Microwave and AC. Also Free wifi. They have a pool and sundeck to recharge the batteries. A nice outdoor picnic area and nice outdoor furniture. The is plenty of free onsite parking. It is conveniently located close to local art galleries, and shopping boutiques. Many nice restaurants close by.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I think the building in the back is much quieter being farthest away from everything.
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g l asked a question Jul 2017
waukesha1 contribution1 helpful vote
Do you allow a small dog
Answer from DCinnkeeper
Door County WI41 contributions8 helpful votes
Hello. Thank you for your inquiry, but I am sorry, we are not able to accommodate pets.
RMD1197 asked a question Jul 2016
Appleton, Wisconsin15 contributions3 helpful votes
Is the Motel within walking distance to the beach?
Answer from MajidTravel
Woodbury, Minnesota1 contribution
No, but vey close. Very nice motel we were five families and love it
cbhicks wrote a tip Jul 8
Glenview, Illinois68 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is plenty of free parking on the premises."
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mmmatttttttttttt wrote a tip Jul 2022
Omaha, Nebraska9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for top floor end room."
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gwade8307 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Milwaukee13 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Outside entrance to rooms. Second floor - balcony, no elevator. First floor room - easy for loading, unloading."
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WIAnnR wrote a tip Aug 2021
Kenosha, Wisconsin78 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking available. Both buildings have easy access to the office, pool and grounds. No elevators, but the stairs are wide and not steep. "
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Lil813 wrote a tip Jul 2021
Woodstock, Illinois16 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We like to stay in the back building - very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful grounds as well."
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PRICE RANGE
₱10,106 - ₱12,267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinDoor CountyEphraim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ephraim Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ephraim Motel?
Nearby attractions include Door County Creamery (3.0 km), Peninsula State Park (5.7 km), and Northern Sky Theater (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ephraim Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ephraim Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ephraim Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ephraim Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ephraim Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Post Office Restaurant, Waterfront Restaurant, and Door County Creamery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ephraim Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Ephraim Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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