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Ephraim Shores Resort
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 June 2010

We stayed in early June with a one-year-old and a four-year-old, my husband, and my in-laws. The staff at Ephraim Shores were very friendly and it was cleaner than my home. The staff cleaned inside and outside daily. The pool and hot tub were large. The game room was very dated but the prices went along with the games. Which was great for a four-year-old. The beach was very small and did not have water access. The cement dock and lounge area is a great place to watch the sunset. Ephraim Shores also has a small, outdoor play structure. A great amenity is the free bikes to use. The Second Story Restaurant attached to the motel is adequate. The best feature of Ephraim Shores is the location. It is a very short distance from several great places to eat. Wilson's for ice cream, burgers, fries and homemade root beer. Chef's Hat Cafe for great scones. The Old Post Office for the fish boil or breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2010

We stayed their with another couple and both of the rooms were perfect. I do not know how old the motel is because it is perfectly maintained and updated. It looks like it was built and painted in the last six months. This hotel was recommended by a friend, he and his family have been staying there for the last ten years. The onsite resturant has good food and a fair price. The enclosed pool and hot tub area were very clean and well maintained. The front desk personnel are friendly and accommadating. Housekkeeping was friendly and did an outstanding job of cleaning.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2009

We stayed here for a last minute weekend getaway to Door County. Our room was spacious and had pretty much everything we needed including a little fridge. The décor was a bit dated. We always appreciated free internet. Of course the best thing about the room was the view of the lake and the nice balcony to gaze at the sunsets. The front desk staff was friendly. The pool area looked nice although we did not use it. Overall, the place doesn’t have much ambiance, but if you are looking for reasonable, clean rooms with a water view, this is your place. The bonus is you are within walking distance of Wilson’s! If you are looking for things to do try The Savory Spoon Cooking School – it is awesome. We also love the American Folklore theater in Peninsula State Park.

Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

We read the reviews of this motel and decided to stay one night on a quick trip to Door County. We were offered three rooms at different prices and shown each one. We choose a side view of the lake and were extreemly impressed with our room and all the facilites of the motel. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and we found everyone to be helpful and I agree about the housekeeping staff everywhere was spotless including all the pool areas and corridoors. Highly recommended.

Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

As we drove down into Ephraim, along North Highway 42, it felt like we were out east along the coast of New England. We soon came upon the village center, a gazebo, where it was obvious a concert was about to begin. Turns out they have them every Monday evening during the summer! Just across the stree is a famous spot in Ephraim...Wilson's Ice Cream shop! Just a few hundred feet down on the right was our motel! It was so nice! Exactly as it had been pictured in their website. The rooms were amazingly clean and had spotless bathrooms! The motel is older, but it is very, very clean and well cared for...each room has a mini-fridge, microwave oven and little wet sink kitchenette. We had a new bed and new bedding that was heavenly...firm, but comfy soft! Our room opened up into the courtyard and we could see the bay from our first floor location. The restaurant was great! We had lunch there and a few of our dinners, as well. All were wonderful! We were so pleased with the location of Ephraim because unlike its neighbors to the north and the south, it is much quieter, less commercial, and just a prettier town! We found it to be a great spot to travel up and down the western coast of the county, even up to Washington Island. There is so much to do right there in Ephraim...you can rent boats of all types, go on tours, attend plays, concerts, visit galleries, get to meet its famous artist Charles "Chick" Peterson if you are lucky, take a carriage ride, a bike ride (on the bikes that ESM supplies for all of its guests to use for free), and there is even an old fashioned outdoor theater with first-run movies! We loved going out to the large cemet breaker and lounging in the sunshine on the lounge chairs or sitting in the Adrondacks chairs watching the sunsets over Green Bay or the sailboats. It was so serene! We cannot wait to bring our grown sons and their families to ESM&R next year! We have been on some wonderful vacations, but this was the most memorable of them all. We would love to live in Ephraim...maybe right at Ephraim Shores Motel...if they'll let us!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

Our folk music group and spouces arrived 12 people strong and had a wonderful trip, excellent service, clean neat rooms and great food at the 2nd Story Restaurant. What a View ! Best Cherry Pie in Door County ( we think)

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

My family and I recently returned from a wonderful 5 night stay in Door County, and we picked Ephraim Shores Motel and Restaurant because of previous good reviews. We were not disappointed! The motel is central to the town of Ephraim, and located across a 2 lane highway to Eagle Bay, which is part of Green Bay. The motel has beachfront access for its guests, as well a lounge chairs to watch the lovely sunsets and daytime boating activites. We stayed in the South Garden Kitchenette Suite, which was ground floor with a sliding glass door opening into a cute playground set for kids. The parking lot was close as well, never walked more than a few steps to our room! The indoor pool and hot tub were located a few steps away from our room, yet there was no noise from traffic outside. The kitchenette had a stove top, micro, sink, and fridge. Pots, pans, plates, silverware were all there as well. We did some hot dogs and grilled cheese for lunches with no problem. Our suite was very comfortable with 4 (2 adults, a17 and a 12yr. old. Two queen beds, and a sleeper sofa...and wifi in the room. Everything was clean and cared for...the people running the motel could not have been nicer. We even saw them every morning across the street cleaning an wiping down the lounge chairs! The restaurant was very reasonable, with good cherry pancakes, sour cream coffee cake, and norwegian meatballs. Lots of local stuff to do within walking distance, and the ice cream parlour, Wilson's was a 5 minute stroll!

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Address: 10018 Water Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ephraim
#8 Family Hotel in Ephraim
Price Range: £81 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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