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“Great Family Family Friendly Door County Spot”
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Bay Shore Inn
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Sturgeon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2006

The Bay Shore Inn is really a Great Family Friendly Door County spot! With the Grandkids it's good to be near Sturgeon Bay and all it offers by way of kids' attractions, fast food places, their harbor, the Bay Shore, nice family restaurants and plenty of touristy and trendy shops. The Bay Shore's northern location also provides convenient access to the northern Door County villages and has great ammenities for kids...good outdoor pool, boats, beach, fire pit, indoor pool, hot tub and bikes. The housekeeping staff here is par excellance! Service was not only excellent, it was superior!. Only possible gripe I had was less than desireable cell phone and internet connections but when you're on vacation, who cares!

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2006

Our one bedroom unit was fine but a little stuffy -- could have benefited from some febreeze. The kitchen (old electric stove, no disposal, simple countertops) and bath (plastic liner in shower and chipped laminate vanity) could use some updating. The bedroom was really stuffy and tiny -- low ceilings and no air conditioning and very little light. The living room and dining areas are comfortable with terrific windows and great views of the pool and lake. Our third floor balcony was non-existent though I did notice that the first and second floors had substantially larger balconies. The grounds though are terrific -- beautiful plantings, well maintained buildings, a small but pretty sand beach (though we didn't swim cause the water was a bit murky), a small but adequate outdoor pool and an even smaller indoor pool (with hot tub), and tennis courts across the way. They even have a small playground and game room for kids and a coin laundry on the property which is useful for longer stays. They lack some of the amenities of a "luxury" resort -- i.e., no pay per view, no on-site dining options, no complimentary tolietries (though you can ask for them at the front desk), no fancy linens or bathrobes, no wireless internet, etc.) but they do have a small video and game library (free), limited spa offerings (massages), and complimentary coffee in the lounge. Overall, it was a relaxing stay. Despite it being 4th of July weekend, the grounds were peaceful and our room was quiet. The place isn't fancy but it is comfortable and every member of the staff was friendly and helpful and very welcoming. While I would go back to the resort, I might opt for a larger, better ventillated room next time.

Stayed: July 2006
2  Thank Cheong2014
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Reviewed 10 June 2006

My husband and I just got back from staying five nights at the Bay Shore Inn. What a wonderful place! The front desk staff is so friendly, the housekeeping is excellent, but the best part is the views from your windows and balcony! We stayed in a one bedroom apt./condo and it was very spacious! The kitchen is stocked with every utensil/device that you would need. We made a couple of trips to the local grocery store and cooked a lot of our own meals. We went to a fish boil at the Old Post Office in Ephraim and liked that very much. Also ate at a place in Sturgeon Bay called the Neighborhood Pub, also good! Went to several wineries but liked Stone Creek the best! On Hwy I there is a huge dairy farm with the best ice cream. Anyway, the Bay Shore Inn is great! Hopefully will get back there soon!

  • Stayed: June 2006
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6  Thank rita_from_wentzville
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Green Bay
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Reviewed 26 December 2005

Place is beautiful. Remote enough to be private, but close enough to be convenient. Staff was very nice, accomodations were perfect. Will definitly be back!!

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Reviewed 20 September 2005

This place is just wonderful! I have been coming here since it was
rebuilt in 1990. The staff is wonderful. The location is wonderful as well.
It's located in a nice quiet residential area right on the water in Sturgeon bay. They have pools, picnic areas with gas grills, complementary boats, basketball, tennis and bikes. I have never been disappointed.
My husband and I now come up with our little son.
The one thing I love about it are the sizes of the condos.
They are very roomy especially the 2 bedroom ones with great balcony views of the water and wonderful sunsets.
The place never looks run down even after all these years. All the condo units have been updated with newer carpet, tile, and furniture.
Make sure to stay in the North Side Building, that one has the indoor pool and game room in it.
It’s a wonderful relaxing place! Definitely the place to be in Door County.
Love it!!!
P.S. Best Cherry Pie in Door County is at a bakery called
"Sweetie Pies", it just off 42 right before you get into Fish Creek!
Check it out!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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5  Thank Windycity21
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Pleasant Hill, OH
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Reviewed 26 June 2003

Perfect place. Perfect vacation. Right on the water. We had a huge waterfront suite. The staff was pleasant. The entire place was spotless!! I can't wait to go back.

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Green Bay, WI
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Reviewed 3 April 2003

A wonderful romantic place to get away. The Customer Service was above and beyond compare.

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Additional Information about Bay Shore Inn

Address: 4205 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2367
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Sturgeon Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
Price Range: £66 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our condominium suites have private decks to take in the breath taking views over the bay. 1-3 bedroom suites all have full kitchens with granite counters and living rooms with HD TVs and a sleeper sofa. We have a beach with complimentary kayaks and boats, bonfire pit, bikes, tennis courts, basketball, playground, fitness center and game room. We have a heated indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, and massage therapist on site. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bay Shore Hotel Sturgeon Bay
Bay Shore Resort

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