This was a first for us- a hotel room with a half bath- no shower (shared shower down the hall). It was a hell of a value compared to hotels in similar locations so we thought it was worth it. (Just FYI- I believe some of the rooms don't even have a half bath- so read room descriptions carefully if that matters to you). For us, it ended up being no problem at all. This is a very old building- lots of character- including incredibly crooked floors. Honestly, it made me feel a little dizzy sometimes. It is literally right in downtown Bayfield- the location can't be beat if you like leaving your car in one place and just walking to everything you want to do, like we do. Of course, with that location comes a little more noise, traffic sounds, etc. Didn't bother us too much, but definitely something to note, especially when you have to sleep with the windows open due to no air conditioning. Some other small negatives that could so easily be fixed I kind of can't believe they haven't already been taken care of 1) Provide ceiling fan- they did provide box fan (there is no air conditioning) 2) Please put some real curtains on the windows. There are only very sheer white curtains. No privacy or protection from the early morning sun light whatsoever. I almost felt like I had to go to the bathroom to get dressed sometimes. However, don't want to make it sound like this was a negative experience, because we would come back there again. It was neat to stay in such a historic property and it was such a good value compared to the Bayfield Inn literally right across the street and other bed and breakfasts nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building that houses Greunke's First Street Inn has been accommodating guests for more than 150 years. The quaint guest rooms are comfortable and neatly decorated with antiques and original art. The inn is conveniently located in the center of downtown Bayfield and is within walking distance to the Madeline Island Ferry, Apostle Islands Cruises, museums, gift shops, and other attractions. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, & dinner 7 days a week! New in 2016: FREE WIFI is available in all guest rooms! ... more less