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Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay

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2544 S Bay Shore Dr P.O. Box 221, HWY 42, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9157
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Clean, comfortable and quiet in the pines, the Coachlite Inn lends the illusion of seclusion, yet is only one half mile from the heart of Sister Bay. We are within easy walking distance of the Country Walk Shops, restaurants, golf, churches, miniature golf, go carts, and amusement parks. Access to bike, walking, and jogging trail directly in front of the Inn. Within a mile are boutiques, art galleries, beaches, marinas, sailing, fishing, and tennis. Also nearby are the Famous Door County fish boils, horseback riding, professional theater productions, music concerts, night clubs, Peninsula and Newport State Parks, ferries to Washington Island, orchards and the many natural wonders of Door County.Our accommodations include Classic Rooms, featuring one queen bed or two full size beds. Our larger Deluxe Rooms offer one king bed or two queen size beds and the Plus rooms have whirlpool tubs. We also have queen, kitchenette, and two bedroom Suites available. All are tastefully decorated and include color cable TV with HBO, air conditioning, electric heat, ceiling fans, full baths, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and in-room phones. Complimentary Door County coffee, juice, fruit, bakery, cereal, and milk are served in our lounge from 8 - 10 am. Sit and relax on our patio or next to the Koi pond! Wireless HSIA is available throughout the property. Lobby and desk are open and coffee is available 24 hours per day. Your hosts live on-site to better accommodate all of your needs.
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Free parking
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Diane S wrote a review Oct 2022
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin19 contributions5 helpful votes
The good: Beautiful grounds, friendly front desk staff, shower was great and bed was comfy. Also nice that there were 4 chairs in our king bed room. The bad: As soon as we opened the door our noses were hit with a sweet fake-smelling odor. We immediately removed the battery from the perfume-spreading machine. There was a dehumidifier in the room, which made the room extremely hot, even with the furnace turned off (October). The noise and heat made sleep impossible. Finally turned it off at night. Got back one day, and the room smelled musty. I guess that's why they put the smelly thing in the room. Dehumidifier hadn't been running because it was full. I emptied it myself. Then saw how dirty the thing was inside. Disgusting. The place has a humidity problem, and it is not solved by putting humidifiers in rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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TJ wrote a review Jul 2022
Wisconsin3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice property with some eclectic touches and nice landscaping, but the smell of smoke in my non-smoking kitchenette suite put a real damper on my stay. I let staff know about it right away but was offered no options or solutions. It was the first thing I noticed every time I walked into the room. I would also have liked to get some info at check-in, maybe about the wifi, amenities, etc. I didn’t know until my last day that there was a hot tub on site, and apparently there is a free Sister Bay shuttle bus, too, that stops at this hotel that I didn’t know about. I didn’t get info on the free breakfast either - found that info after getting to the room and going through the binder. I only visited the free continental breakfast once as it was well below average. There was some sort of “gel” fireplace in my room. No idea how to use it so I didn’t. There was also a dehumidifier that showed “bucket full” when I got there. Not sure if I was supposed to keep emptying that. Wifi was weak and my TV remote didn’t work. Just a very, very dated feel to the place for the price. The bed was very comfortable and I slept very well. The shower head had some sort of touch controls so every time you tried to adjust it the flow pattern would unwittingly change. Again, would have helped to get some sort of “intro” to my room. Staff in general seemed nice.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed our ecletic touches and the landscaping. We are also very happy you found our beds to be very comfortable and that you slept well. While all hotel rooms in WI have been non-smoking for many years I can only assume that the smoke smell may have been from the fire-ring area across from you room or perhaps a guest was smoking down wind from your room. Either way I am very sorry for that. I also apologize that we did not better inform you of all our inn has to offer. Please know you can simply dial 0 from your room, stop by the front desk, or ask any of our staff members around the property if you have any questions or concerns during future stays. We take pride in giving a detailed overview of our inn and are happy to inform guests of what we have to offer both verbally and in the "in-room" guest directory. We are also very happy to hear you found our service team to be nice. Sincerely, Richard and the Entire Coachlite Inn Team!
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Marilinda69 wrote a review Jun 2022
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin218 contributions102 helpful votes
This is an older motel run by a wonderfully friendly family. You drive in off the highway and it's a totally different vibe in here, with lots of trees and flowers, grills, picnic tables, ... seating at little iron tables and chairs, ... and as soon as we walked into the room I said, "I love it!". It's small and cozy and just so homey and the lighting is just right. Dark drapes keep the light out at night. We had a first floor king room. We really appreciated all of the grab rails in the bathtub/shower. There is a very minimal continental breakfast but it's enough. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. It's very close to the town of Sister Bay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your very positive feedback! We truly appreciate your kind words regarding our family run business. We are happy you enjoyed our "comfy, cozy" inn. We are also very happy you liked our location and found our inn to offer a "different vibe" and that you were inspired to say "I love it"! We are so happy to see you would stay hear again and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Richard and the Entire Coachlite Inn & Suites of Sister Bay Team!
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pxtaylor wrote a review Jun 2022
Oregon, Wisconsin99 contributions59 helpful votes
The rooms are dark and small. Ground floor rooms are damp as testified by the dehumidifier in the room. We stayed two nights and I had a headache each night I stayed. The grounds are very nice, the hosts pleasant but the fact is this is an older property showing its age. It is often one of the last available, and one of the few during peak season that offers one night stay minimum, where many are 3 night minimum. I've stayed here for the last 2 years because I booked late and it was about the only one with room, but my experience with the dampness and headaches while in the room have put me off booking it again. Window coverings are blackout only, so you have a dark room, or your room is on full view, no privacy sheers. The a/c kind of works, room still felt warm at night. Each room has a mini fridge and microwave but it's a tight fit to get these in. Overall I'd recommend you consider newer properties.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: I would get one on the 2nd floor, should be less damp.
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us twice but we are sorry you feel we our only "okay". You are correct, all of our first floor rooms do provide a dehumidifier due to the extreme humidity in Door County. We see this as an amenity, not a detractor. While we know we are not perfect and will always focus on continuous improvement, it is a well known goal in the hotel industry to be the last one to fill. I agree 100% that a "new property" may be better for you but it appears you are not happy with new properties either. I happened to notice your last 10 posts on Tripadvisor and now realize I should probably be ecstatic to receive a 3 star review and a 2nd visit. Peace, Richard and the Entire Coachlite Inn Team!
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MikeD04 wrote a review Nov 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin13 contributions6 helpful votes
Great choice for us! We needed a place to stay for two nights. The rooms were clean and comfy. The staff was very courteous and helpful. There was an out door fire pit. Off the highway so no traffic noise. Very quiet. Nothing real fancy, but a perfect place to stay for us.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear Mike, Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your very positive feedback and found our inn to be a great choice! . We are happy you found our inn to be clean and comfy and our service team helpful. We are also very happy you enjoyed our inns amenities, location, quietness and found it to be "a perfect place for you to stay"! We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Richard and the Entire Coachlite Inn & Suites of Sister Bay Team!
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Terry Boerner wrote a review Nov 2021
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The staff was the nicest staff we have encountered at a hotel. We talked with Ethan in the lobby sitting having our cocktails and he was awesome. They were always friendly and asked how our stay was going every time we walked in the door. They also were able to recommend places to get any type of meal that we needed as well. A great place to stay in Sister Bay!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your very positive feedback and that you found our inn to be a great great place in D.C.! . It makes us happy beyond words to hear our service team, especially Ethan, is the nicest staff you even encountered at a hotel! Thank you for letting us know and for saying we are a great place to stay in Sister Bay! We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Richard and the Entire Coachlite Inn & Suites of Sister Bay Team!
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William N wrote a review Oct 2021
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Earlier this week we had rented two rooms for two nights to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and various sites in Door County. We have stayed at this inn over the past several years and each time it gets better and better. The staff personnel are courteous, knowledgeable and very welcoming. A special shout-out to Amanda for her extra special help and advice, which helped to make our trip even all the more enjoyable. Hey Amanda - you are a rock star!!! Suffice to say this is an inn which treats you like family, and we plan on going back there whenever our busy schedules allow it. A great, great place with great, great people working there!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Dear William, Thank you for staying with us several times over the past few years and we appreciate your very positive feedback! . As we focus on continuous improvement we love to hear you feel our inn gets better and better each year. It makes us so happy to hear our service team, especially Amanda, is courteous, helpful and knowledgeable! Our goal is always to treat our guests like family and we appreciate you all allowing us to do exactly that. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Richard and the Entire Coachlite Inn & Suites of Sister Bay Team!
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Seekye1st wrote a review Oct 2021
Wisconsin53 contributions10 helpful votes
My first impression was that it was just a basic, nothing fancy motel room. We are on the second floor. Outside door. Second impression, For $140/night I would expect a clean shower. I checked to make sure this wasn’t just stained, but a fingernail scratched it off. Gross. Check out the pic of the shower curtain! I called the front desk and he came with a bottle of 409, and said he’s only here one day a week and this is the second call he got like this. He apologized and went to clean it himself with a rag and that bottle. He said they are down to 2 Housekeepers and are sold out. He was nice enough and quick to respond. I’ll wait until our two nights are up before posting this review. TV is very poor quality and very small. Super slow Internet. Laminate flooring in bathroom creaks. No closet. Mattress pad doesn’t cover sides of mattress. Mattress hard. Pillows hard. Air condition went on for a minute, then off for 5 minutes all night. It smelled bad when first turned on, too. Second night we kept it off. Ceiling fan was dirty, so I wouldn’t turn it on. Poor night sleep. Awoke to kids crying in next room. Continental breakfast was not Covid cautious. Pastries were those little donuts you can get in a bag at Walmart. We had a bowl of cereal, from a dispenser requiring turning a handle. Germs? The milk was cold. My husband liked the orange juice. I had a Cutie Orange. Second morning we went out for breakfast. Things I liked: Entrance sign looks more impressive than motel is. The place is tucked away in a wooded section right off the main road. Quaint, but should clean up landscaping; it looks unattended. I liked the smell of the soap. The shower head was nice, once we figured out that the round magnet thing was actually a remote to change the stream. All in all, they lost me at the gross shower, and if they can’t keep something that obvious clean, what must the carpet and bedding be like? I wore socks anytime my feet hit the floor. Not sure if they wash blankets, so didn’t use them. Sorry. We won’t be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 9 Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and we are very sorry for the issue you had with your shower. While we of course wish this never happened, we are happy to hear it was corrected quickly. Again, we are very sorry and offer our most sincere apology. Peace, Richard and Jeannie
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Jerry G wrote a review Sep 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri5 contributions6 helpful votes
We recently spent four nights at this very nice , secluded , and comfortable inn. Very reasonable rates for a most pleasant and overall relaxing experience. Room and entire facility was thoughtfully laid out , very clean , and well maintained with spaces to just sit and hang out. A great little light breakfast with indoor /outdoor space is included . The location is just minutes from downtown Sister Bay and convenient to the entire area. The owner and staff were always on site and receptive to guests. Will definitely return and highly recommend this facility.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Richard Hoffman, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Responded 9 Oct 2021
Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for your recent stay and very positive and thorough feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and found our inn to be very clean and well maintained! We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Richard and Jeannie
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Cyndi N Dave wrote a review May 2021
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Last week my Husband and I had the privilege of staying for two nights at your beautiful inn. The Coachlite Inn was the perfect place to get away for a few days and we enjoyed every minute. We had all the bars and grills so close to us along with a Piggly Wiggly. Very convenient.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$81 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesWisconsinDoor CountySister Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay?
Nearby attractions include Door County Creamery (1.1 km), Pirate's Cove Mini Golf (0.2 km), and Sister Bay Beach (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Door County Creamery, Grasse's Grill, and Chop.
Is Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Sister Bay.