Recently stayed one night here on July 15. We had to take a 1 bedroom unit as nothing smaller was available, but moving on...
At first glance, the resort has a beautiful setting right on Sturgeon Bay and walking distance to restaurants and the Steel Bridge. Inside, the front desk is nice, clean. The lobby area is quite pretty with a view of the water that is somewhat obstructed by trees. The décor is indeed a bit dated but kept in fine condition. Care has been taken here, and it shows. The staff was friendly at check-in but could probably be dressed more appropriately (IMO) as this is a resort and it was difficult to distinguish front desk staff/hotel staff from guests. Keep in mind that this is a RESORT. We stay at many resorts and feel the surroundings/staff should be representative of the price to stay. That being said, everyone was very polite.
Once we checked in we went up to see our room. There was a staircase in the lobby area, which is nice and homey, and right around the corner was an elevator. There are many options so that you are not walking far to stairs/elevators. Also, we passed the indoor gym, pool and game room on the way to the elevator. All very nice. And very clean.
We stayed on the 2nd floor and the entry to our room was directly across from a glass window overlooking the indoor pool/hot tub area. VERY quiet room.
Upon entering, it was simply beautiful. Décor was 90's-2000's depending on the finishes. But all kept in immaculate/tip top condition. We had a full kitchen, dining area, breakfast bar, fully furnished comfortable living room with a balcony and a fireplace (which we used as it was CHILLY). The balcony was a bit of a disappointment as the trees blocked much of the water view. But really nice for coffee/wine sipping. Speaking of wine, the staff very thoughtfully left a bottle of wine for us (special occasion) which we enjoyed. It was DC wine, so was nice to try something "local".
The bedroom was HUGE and had a whirlpool tub IN the room and it was big enough for 2. Did not have time to use it, but had we stayed more than 1 night, for sure! Bathroom was clean and nice. Shower was a walk-in. A bit dark for those of us who need to shave our legs! But really clean and plenty of towels. The entire condo was bathed in sunlight and we felt so at home we could live there.
There is no breakfast of any type here which is the main reason we have removed a star. It is quite pricey to stay here and a breakfast of some sort would have been nice. There is coffee all day, juice and milk, but no Continental breakfast (?). But we enjoyed the beverages. :)...Also, you can stroll right over the Steel Bridge to the Inn at Cedar Crossings for an amazing breakfast (we drove; it was chilly). We are up so early, as we are used to the east coast time zone, so again, with places not even open when we are awake, it would have been nice to come downstairs and have a croissant and coffee. BUT not the end of the world.
Overall, we loved it here for its comfort and warm décor. YES it could use updating, but no one should mistake this for meaning "shabby". This place is clean, well kept and in great condition. The condo we stayed in was warm, sunny and welcoming. IF we were going to stay a week, we would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bridgeport Waterfront Resort is located in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay with exceptional access to all of Door County, Wisconsin’s quaint shops, award winning restaurants, scenic parks and wide variety of attractions. Bridgeport offers spacious one, two and three bedroom suites – with each guestroom featuring a whirlpool, a fireplace and a complete kitchen……the lodging experience at the Bridgeport Waterfront Resort is complimented by an array of on-site recreational amenities including indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools (with a indoor splash park and play ground designed for the youngsters), a whirlpool, a sauna, a fitness center and complimentary high speed wireless internet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bridgeport Hotel Sturgeon Bay
- Bridgeport Resort Sturgeon Bay