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“A wonderful Place to stay in Door County”
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Bay Shore Inn
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Sturgeon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
542 reviews
129 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“A wonderful Place to stay in Door County”
Reviewed 3 June 2007

An outstanding place to stay in Door County. This was a condominium atmosphere with our own deck, kitchen, dining room and living room. Would have been a great place to take kids. The setting was beautiful and the hotel was great.

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank califken
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2006

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday. It was a very nice condo-style resort, perfect for long stays. We only stayed one night and it was a bit of a disappointment because we did not get to enjoy all the resort had to offer. As 2 young people, it was a very nice, quiet setting - perfect for a romantic night away. It would be an ideal place for people with children or for a large group. We stayed in a one-bedroom. It had a full kitchen, separate bedroom, large bathroom with whirlpool tub and nice living area next to a large balcony overlooking the bay. I wish we could have had more time there to enjoy our large kitchen, the pool and the lake.
The only complaints I have is that the front desk staff wasn't as friendly as other resorts that cost the same amount or even less. We were helped by the same gentleman at check-in and check-out and he seemed bored to be doing what he was doing both times. When we asked for local dining recommendations, he just blew us off. And, when we checked-out, he never even asked how our stay was. I will say though that every other person we came across on the property was very friendly (which seems to be par for the course everywhere on the peninsula!).

I give a good review because it's a nice setting away from the city of Sturgeon Bay and the rooms were very nice. The resort seems to offer alot to their guests. The few quirks can be worked out, and even if not, they were very minor.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Front Desk Staff
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay a long time - no weekends!
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank julesj0812
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Springfield, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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!

  • Liked — family friendly
  • Disliked — cell phone & internet connections
  • Tips/Secrets — the cottage is room & nice
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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7 Thank Biked_it_Liked_it
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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2 Thank Cheong2014
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Wentzville, MO
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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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4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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Property: 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 Top resorts Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sturgeon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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 
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Bay Shore Hotel Sturgeon Bay
Bay Shore Resort

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