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Rowleys Bay Resort

1041 County Road ZZ, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Rowleys Bay Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Duluth, Minnesota
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We have stayed 3 times over the years at Rowleys Bay. We come for the fishing. Rowleys Bay once catered to the fisherman and woman but I don't think so much anymore. They still have a fish cleaning area but not really fisher friendly. They have boat access with docks that you rent per day at the resort. The hotel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to ask...Why would anyone go to any other fish boil? Prior to the boil "Mr. Rowley" gathered diners around the kettle, and told stories of local folklore, and narrated the actual fish boil. After the boil-over, we went in to the all-you-can eat buffet which included pulled pork and fried chicken, in addition to the fish, boiled potatoes... More 

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Newton, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid $165 plus tax for a bay view. The room is dated but clean. The room smelled like dead lady bugs so we opened the window. There is no coffee pot in room. You have to go to then on site bakery for free coffee. We wanted to sit on our deck in the mornings which is why we paid... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Rowley's Bay for a week over Memorial Day and we also got married at the resort during our stay! We had an absolutely wonderful time at the resort and our wedding was perfect. Jewel was great during the many months prior to our stay in helping us plan every detail and helped us with everything we needed... More 

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Upland, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this resort 11 years ago and fell in love with everything about it....while it has changed hands and needs to "remember the past", it still is a peaceful, and quiet compared to the Green Bay side of Door County, which is often overcrowded. The bakery is awesome, the food could stand a bit of tweaking, but I will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a fancy resort, but it is super clean, friendly, and has a great restaurant. The rooms are dated, but our room in the "new" section with a balcony and view of the lake was very comfortable and quiet. The restaurant offers very nice buffets for all meals and also has a menu. The buffets offered very tasty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I should have known when I went to check in a little early and talked about the dinner reservations that the dinner hour was represented two ways.... Yet it is really just one over marketed meal. First they market a Fish Boil and Second a Buffett. The truth.... It's all the same meal and price except you get a story... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a girls weekend. We booked a balcony room that faced the water which was nice.The room was ok, but it is obvious that there haven't been alot of upgrades in many years. For a hotel that cost us $200/night, I expected something alot nicer.

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Jewel O, Owner at Rowleys Bay Resort, responded to this review

We're so glad that you were able to stay with us and we appreciate your comments. Here's what was new in your room at our vintage resort: New beds, new bedspreads, new valances, new flat screen HD TVs, new furniture, new art, new lamps, and charging cubies on every nightstand to plug in all your technology. Hope to see you... More 

Chicago
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pre-dinner presentation by "Mr Rowley" was educational and presented in a fun way. The whitefish dinner was tasty and the included buffet delightful! It was a bargain at $19.95 and better than any.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort front desk women were awesome. They know the area well and are full of ideas and information. We had a 3 bedroom suite which was very clean, beds were surprisingly comfortable, even the pillows! The only drawback was that we were on the 3rd floor and the elevator only goes to the 2nd so we had to lug... More 

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