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1640 Memorial Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-1504
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The Lodge at Leathem Smith opened in 2011 by owner Paul Meleen. The Lodge is the place in Door County for upscale guest rooms, impeccable suites, fine casual dining, meetings, wedding receptions, banquets and recreational facilities tendered to their guests with great pride and attention-to-detail professionalism - all part of your ideal stay in Door County at Leathem Smith Lodge. ACCOMMODATIONS: Our many guests have found the guest rooms live up to our standard of Casual elegance at Door County's historic Lodge Resort, all at affordable rates. The Lodge guest rooms include 16 Suites... 475 Sq. Ft. Commodore (2) and First Mate (2) junior suites, 650 sq. Ft. Two-room Captain's Suites (10) and 740 sq. Ft. Two-room Admiral's Suites (2)... Are decorated with 14 different styles of Thomasville furniture and our 32 deluxe hotel rooms are furnished in Broyhill, Thomasville and American of Martinsville. Our Harborside is a one-story building which is approximately 50 yards from the main Lodge. All 15 guest rooms are accessed from interior lobbies and corridor. Each guest room has a patio to relax...'Across-the-street' view to the water.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Kim F wrote a review Oct 2022
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The pictures do not give a true picture of this place. I booked a room here (in June) for the end of September 2022. This place is dated and falling apart. In the whole time we stayed I did not see one maid in the hallway or on the premises. The grounds had plastic white chairs, an old medal umbrella in one of the pool areas. There were plenty of lights outside the building but none of them were lit. The hallways were full of leaves which were still not vacuumed up in the morning after our 10am breakfast. Our room's carpet was full of stains and I am not talking small. I am talking 5 x 12 inches. The carpet was ripped As in all places they were short on staff so the ice machine was empty, with a empty cooler placed next to it. I had to walk to the kitchen to get ice. The parking lot had a street light with a bunch of big stones on top at it base. They were stacked 3 feet high with chicken wire around them. When I mentioned our stained carpet both to the night shift and the morning shift, neither person said or did anything about moving us or making it right. This hotel had no black out blinds and people who were on the parking lot side had headlights in there windows at night. They gave no apology or no effort to give us another room. Stay away from this place. It is ready for the boneyard.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Choose another hotel, I would suggest a bed and breakfast instead.
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Lori H wrote a review Oct 2022
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My husband and I decided to take a last minute overnight trip to Door County, and this was one of the few hotels with vacancy. It looks like this hotel had been quite nice, back in the day, but no longer. Our room was not in the main building, and we, and others, had difficulty locating the building. The outside was very dirty. There was an unplugged chest freezer by the ice machine, that was not emptied after defrosted, and smelled. No vending. The building itself smelled musty. The coffee maker in our room had not been cleaned. There was blood on the patio door. Tiles missing from the wall, along with what looked like holes where a possible hairdryer had been. The bathtub looked dirty, but may have just been worn. Decided to skip showering, to be safe. No phone in the room, only one in the little lobby area when you walked in the building. The towels were very thin. We paid $166 for the night, before taxes. I complained and showed pictures when I checked out, but was not offered a discount.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Barbara M wrote a review Sep 2022
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This hotel did not even come close to resembling what was expected based on its price. The room was dark with stained ripped carpet, cracked wall plaster, missing grout in shower, and no blow dryer where one clearly used to hang on the bathroom room wall. The hallways and entrance’s were littered with leaves from outside with no cleaning staff in sight. Also, a broken ice maker with a large cooler next to it also empty with no ice. The exterior was dirty and neglected with most of the outdoor lighting non functional. The only redeeming parts were the evening bartender and morning front desk girl. A huge letdown with a high price. I don’t recommend…
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kristine H wrote a review Sep 2022
Slinger, Wisconsin17 contributions1 helpful vote
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Enjoyed the comfort, cleanliness, stellar staff, lovely grounds, lodge & water views. Booked a Bayside room, no frills, but clean, cozy, w/small patio & water/bridge view. A hidden gem w/great access.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Janet W wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a wonderful stay as it was our anniversary and was looking for somewhere in Sturgeon bay. What surprised me the most was that the Leathem Smith Lodge had availability from booking my stay one week before. Thank goodness since everything is always booked up during the months of July and August. The lodge also provided a breakfast for us in the morning which we loved alot. The tiki bar outside on grounds was great and also had music on certain nights that added to our enjoyment. The second night we took in a meal while sitting outside by the water and boat dock. The evening was absolutely beautiful as our waitress served us by the setting sun as we watched the boats go sailing by. Our room was wonderful and the bed was comfortable. They stopped by to check to see if we needed more clean towels or anything in general. Everyone made sure our stay was great!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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suzyp6051 wrote a review Jul 2022
Shorewood, Illinois16 contributions4 helpful votes
Luckily we only had to stay one night. We arrived at 2:30 pm and were told we had to wait until 3:00 to check in, so we waited at the Tiki Bar out front, which was great. At 3:00,everyone who was staying in the hotel was waiting in line to check in, so it took until almost 4:00 for us to check into our room. There was only 1 person doing check in for the long line of people. We were lucky, our room was ready, there were a lot of people who were still waiting for their room to be cleaned. When we got to our room, it was dingy. The bathroom didn't look clean at all, the tub floor was grimy and discolored, there was hair in the corners and black mold in the grout lines. My husband tried to take a shower, but there was absolutely no lever or pull to get the shower head going. We looked and checked everything for 15 minutes. We were on the ground floor, so we had a sliding patio door. There were cheap curtains that were pretty see through, no blackout type curtains, so you could see the headlights of every car that went in the parking lot. The beds were comfortable, and at least the sheets looked/felt clean. The breakfast the next morning was also disappointing. The coffee was served out of tiny Styrofoam cups and the coffee tasted burnt. The omelet bar was there, but there was no one to make it, and I was certainly not going to cook one myself. I wouldn't recommend this stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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nicole626 wrote a review Jul 2022
Alexandria, Virginia11 contributions1 helpful vote
For the price, I had high expectations, but this was terrible. The patio was narrow with mismatched dirty, spider-webbed plastic chairs. The curtain hardware fell several times as I tried to adjust the curtains. The towels were old and scratchy. The room was very basic - on the level of a motel 6 or less - but apparently clean, however, I was forced to wear shoes because I didn't like the feel of the carpet. The "free" breakfast wasn't worth the price. Breakfast was supposed to be served until 10:00, but they ran out of food and coffee around 9:30 and didn't restock. Overall, this is an old hotel that is past its prime. There is a restaurant, but it didn't open for the three nights of my stay. On a positive note, the hotel is about a mile from the downtown area where there are tap rooms, restaurants, and shopping.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: DO NOT stay in the "fishing village" aka "Waterfront".
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MistE wrote a review Jul 2022
Staunton, Illinois43 contributions22 helpful votes
I can’t believe the horrible reviews this place has. We were definitely nervous staying here. It was one of only 2 places with a room on July 3, so I booked with very low expectations. It ended up being great! We had room 206…one bedroom, kitchenette, living room, 2-sided fireplace in bedroom and living room. HUGE 2 person jacuzzi and big bathroom. It was a bit dated but very clean and comfortable. There was an outdoor seating area with an outdoor bar. Drinks were really good! The free breakfast is terrific…made to order omelets! The desk attendant was super sweet when we checked in. The ONLY things I can knock them for…the older outdoor bartenders could be hags (we saw them being rude to a couple of customers and they definitely were not pleasant people to have behind a bar) and they just seemed like they did not want to be there. And, the coffee cups at breakfast are those super small styrofoam cups that hold like 2/3 cup of coffee and don’t have lids. Those cups suck. Overall, great stay and we’d definitely pick this place again. (Oh…but if it matters to you, the pool is CLOSED and doesn’t look like it will reopen anytime soon. Bummer because it’s huge!)
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Room 206 was very spacious!
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Loveroflighthouses wrote a review Jun 2022
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We paid a lot of money for our room for 2 nights. It was only ok. The blinds were see through and didn't do much. The 2nd night, the room above us started their jacuzzi at 3:00 A.M.!! The receptionist in the morning only wanted to comp us a gift certificate to a restaurant, but we live out of state and had to go home. They didn't really care. All we got was a, "Sorry." The fresh made omelets in the morning were the only good thing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Tracey S wrote a review Jun 2022
Green Bay, Wisconsin153 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay a few years back in the “Fishing Village”. It was such a disastrous stay! At checkout, they gave us a free night voucher for a stay in the” Main Lodge” to try to appease us. With apprehension, we book a weekend stay hoping they would change our review of this place. NOPE. First, the stay in the “Fishing Village”: The room had a fist punch hole in the bathroom door, the carpet was soaking wet in various spots, the bed was not secure and if you sat at the foot of it, it popped up and tossed you to said wet floor, the vertical blinds for the patio doors were cracked and missing (they brought us a sheet to cover the window which faced the main road) and the air conditioning unit was so packed with dust and debris we couldn’t run it for fear of allergies kicking up (and it was July). The whole place was dated, paneling, and ugly. Horrid. So, this year’s stay, our room was much price than another couple who also stayed that weekend also. They paid less for two nights than we did for one! I think they raised the price to cover the free night's stay. Yes, the room was cleaner, and all the vertical blinds were present and working, but the room smelt of mildew and the picture was behind the bed (by that I mean on the floor; it fell off the wall and was never hung back up because the hook was damaged), the outdoor furniture was dirty and cheap, and we were missing pull knobs on the dresser. The bathroom was very dated, and the water did not run free down the drain as we showered; I hate pooling water! Also, the advertised pool was empty (in mid-June); obviously not usable and the workout room was a janitor's closet with 3 pieces of equipment. Seriously, this is how you try to make-up for our disastrous stay? The only redeeming quality was the Tiki bar and the associated bartenders, including Willy. Fun time out there! Oh, and the omelet bar for breakfast was not bad. But, please look elsewhere! Do not stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge at Leathem Smith
Which popular attractions are close to The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Nearby attractions include The Farm (6.2 km), Door County Maritime Museum (2.3 km), and Door County Historical Museum (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bluefront Cafe, Scaturo's Baking Co & Cafe, and Nightingale Supper Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Lodge at Leathem Smith offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bliss General Store (2.1 km).
Is The Lodge at Leathem Smith accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.