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White Gull Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Fish Creek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
A TripAdvisor Member
Madison, WI
Reviewed 22 September 2004

I called the Inn to make reservations. A very rude individual (male) answered the phone. He was extremely vocal in making me aware that people always make reservations years ahead of time for this place. Well, whoopety-doo! He didn't have to shove my inquiry down my throat because I only called with a month's advance notice. I feel that this incident would be only the tip of the iceburg anyways, and I am happy to look to other accomodations. I will never call back there again. I don't get offended easily either, but this just frosts me. So call at your own risk.

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 April 2004

Having lived in Fish Creek for 36 years, I was horrified to read the
totally ridiculous "review" entitled "The White Gull Takes a Dive"!
Everything mentioned in the article is simply NOT true. I have eaten
there hundreds of times and go weekly with friends for a delightful
meal. The owners take particular pride in the old inn and it is a very
much loved landmark and gathering place in our town. The comments about
it being loud and dirty are simply the most absurd lies I've ever
heard! Both the owner and his wife are there daily and constantly keep
on top of any problems which may arise. The managers are trained to
check on anything objectionable and to correct it immediately!
Having lived in Paris a number of years and also having grown up French, I am extremely sensitive to gastronomy and culinary quality. The White Gull Inn is an on-going source of pride to our community as anyone who has stayed there or eaten there would testify. I think the sad party who wrote that review needs not only new glasses, but probably psychiatric evaluation also.

Respectfully submitted, G. S. de Fore

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Reviewed 30 March 2004

I used to be impressed with the inn and have stayed for years, but the service and attitudes of the staff were extremely condescending and rude last time that I stayed their. Friends wanted to join us for dinner and were not seated in a dining room that was open with many available tables but were told to come back in an hour and were not even served a drink when asked if they could just receive a cocktail while waiting for us to come down and join them. Also, the quality of the linens is extremely poor. For several hundred dollars a night, I do not expect a grey, shredded old towel with stains. When I complained about this, the desk could have cared less. Also, the water from the tub smelled like rotten eggs and the people eating breakfast woke me up at 7 am on the other side of the wall in the dining room, which looked dirty and the tableware had hard food dried onto it. The desk staff could have cared less and acted very put out when we requested another room, though they were hardly full. Never again.

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Reviewed 10 September 2003

My family of 4 (kids age 8 & 13) stayed at the White Gull Inn at the end of July, 2003. We really enjoyed the hospitality, charm and convenience. We stayed in the Stowaway Cabin located directly behind the main inn. This cabin had a screen porch, two bedrooms, a semi-large bathroom and a living room area with a fireplace. There were only two problems - no refrigerator and the berber carpeting was sort of dirty and didn't seem to match with the cottage style furniture. What we loved about the White Gull Inn was the food! There were homemade brownies or cookies set out for all guests with coffee around 3 PM.
This was complimentary. There was a tray with a carafe of coffee, cream and two lovely old red toile cups waiting at our door each morning ( also complimentary). The staff was so nice from the maids to the waitresses to the front desk. Our stay included breakfast each day at the restaurant. Breakfast was outstanding - you could order from a full breakfast menu and everything is made from scratch. We had door county cherry and cream cheese stuffed french toast, as well as eggs benedict.
We also had a candlelight dinner at the inn's restaurant one night which was wonderful. This is not an inexpensive place, however. Our cabin for 4 including breakfast was $280 per night. All the rooms and suites are uniquely decorated with nice quality furniture and linens.
This is a very pretty place with a huge front porch and lovely perenial gardens. It is not totally peaceful and quiet. This is a pretty busy resort area in summer. The White Gull Inn is within walking distance to town and a pretty Lake Michigan sunset beach/park. Even if you don't stay there, dine at their restaurant. It is charming and has wonderful food.

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Reviewed 11 August 2015
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Address: 4225 Main St, Fish Creek, WI 54212-9697
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Fish Creek
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Fish Creek
Price Range: £118 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1896, the historic White Gull Inn has been providing lodging and dining to generations of Door County visitors. Located in the bayside village of Fish Creek, the 17 rooms, suites and cottages of the White Gull have been meticulously renovated and decorated with antiques. Most rooms have working fireplaces and many have double whirlpool baths. Full breakfast, voted America's favorite in 2010 by viewers of Good Morning America, is included with every stay. Lunch, dinner and traditional Door County fish boils are served. Restaurant open to the public year round. Member of the prestigious Select Registry of North American Inns. ... more   less 
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White Gull Inn Fish Creek, WI - Door County

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