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“First timers to Door County will do great here!!”
Review of Bay Breeze Resort

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Bay Breeze Resort
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
“First timers to Door County will do great here!!”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

The Krause's & their staff have done it all right at this treat of a stay in Ephraim. My only suggestion for improvement is to include a breakfast. Directly across the street from their own private beach, which is shallow enough for little ones to walk quite a ways out, the location is prime - close to great restaurants & shopping, or there is a small market 3 minutes away in Fish Creek if you want some quick food/meals to make in your room. Adorable gardens with immaculate landscaping & easy parking too! SUCH a wonderful stay - we'll recommend it to all our friends& family! Am submitting from a smart phone so hopefully can find out how to post our pics!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

My girlfriend and I made our first trip to Door County last weekend. In looking for a place to stay, we set a price limit (no more than $135 a night) and basically went looking around Trip Advisor and the Door County website to find a place that looked good and suited our needs. We wanted to be on the water, in a good location and have a nice room with a patio that wasn't too "Grandma's Attic" in its decor (we're 31 years old and not quite ready to take the leap to full B&B).

We settled on Bay Breeze after reading some reviews, looking at the resort website and liking its ideal location in Ephraim. But honestly, we knew it was a crap shoot. Never having been to Door County before, we had no idea if the place was any good or not or how it would stack up against the other hotels we considered. In the end, we could not have been more happy with our choice. Bay Breeze is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a nice room in a good location with easy beach access.

You know it's good the second you pull in -- well-maintained grounds, a sparkling pool area and the building still looks new after nearly 20 years. We stayed in a Deluxe Queen room. It wasn't a huge room, but it was big enough for two people. The staff there thought of everything -- they provide pool towels in case you forgot one, there's a cutting board and cork screw in the room and they provided wine glasses (both glass and poolside plastic) so we wouldn't have to drink from water cups. The rooms were very quiet -- we never heard a peep from the occupied rooms around us. If there's one quibble -- and this is the most minor of nits -- it's that the door to our room opened right into the bed, which meant I had to think before opening the door as we got dressed in the morning.

Two steps from the resort is the private beach area, which has several Adirondack and lounge chairs. The beach has a great view of the harbor and downtown Ephraim and is a great place to watch the sun set and gaze at the stars.

The location of Bay Breeze is great -- it's right next door to Good Eggs so you are just a couple steps from some awesome breakfast. You can easily walk to anywhere in Ephraim in 10 minutes or less. Ephraim in general is a great launching point for a Door County trip, as it's centrally located and in the shadow of Peninsula State Park.

I can't imagine there's another resort in Door County that gives you better bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed. The combination of quality, value, features and location made this place perfect for us.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

This resort was awesome. We stayed here for 2 nights recently and were really happy with our room. We had a pool side room which was conveniently located where we didn't have a far walk from our car or the front office.

The room is set up nice where the bedroom is separate and towards the back so you won't be bothered by noise of passersby or people in the pool. We also had a living room and a nice fireplace. The pool and hot tub were really nice too although the pool felt a bit cold (they claim it is heated). The resort is also right across the street from the Lake so there are beautiful views and you are a short walking distance to the water.

The room was reasonably priced and very clean. If we are ever in the Door County again, we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Susan B
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Antigo, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

We spent 2 nights at Bay Breeze and absolutely loved it. We had perfect weather and the view was great! The staff was very helpful. We bought some liquor and wine at a local winery and the room had only paper cups. I asked the desk and they immediately provided us with wine glasses so don't be afraid to ask if there is something you need that isn't in the room. We had a luxury king suite and took advantage of a midweek special. We were pleasantly surprised that the pool was open this early in the season but we took advantage of the adirondacks across the road on the beach and read, sipped and relaxed!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank 7Debbie7
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East Dubuque, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

I would highly recommend this hotel and will definetly stay there again! Staff was very friendly and helpful and rooms were immaculate! Private beach is across the street but worth the walk for the view.

Room Tip: We had a king suite with partial harbor view and it was like home away from away.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plano, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Friendly staff, a great location with great views. Thanks for a wonderful stay!!! Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

These people go out of there way to welcome you. One of the best views on the island. Great rates and warm people make for a great get away. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: Bay Breeze Resort
Address: 9844 Water Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ephraim
#1 Family Hotel in Ephraim
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ephraim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bay Breeze Resort offers the creature comforts you expect, with a view you won't forget. Your first steps on our private sand beach access will remind you that you're in beautiful Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin. Try our KOHLER Rain Shower units or fireplace suites. ... more   less 
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