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Ephraim Shores Motel & Restaurant

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10018 State Road 42 (Hwy 42), PO Box 166, Ephraim, WI 54211
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Central Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have great memories of this hotel going back to my childhood in the 80's. We still most often choose this hotel for our Door County vacations because of how happy we've always been with the hotel, it's location, the friendly staff and the overall experience. None of the hotels in Ephraim are directly on the water, but most have... More 

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West Bend, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'haven't been there for a while--such a nice place. Clean, nice rooms--microwave and refrigerator. Nice, peaceful location. Lounge chairs all over. Indoor pool. 'didn't realize that their property extends on bay side--lovely place to watch the sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I enjoyed a mini vacation in Door County. We spent 3 nights at the Ephraim Motel as our base. The motel is a wonderful place. It is an older motel with an indoor pool, beautiful grounds, and the only thing between the motel and the bay side of Lake Michgan is a street. We had a room... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Door County many times but this was our first stay at Ephraim Shores Motel. The rooms are immaculate and the views of the lake are breathtaking. We went to their lake front area, which is great since it is their own private beach area. There is supposed to be a beach area as well, however, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We keep going back to this gem year after year. The views are fantastic of Eagle Harbor, and they have their own pier and beach, with plenty of space for lounging above beach to watch the activity in the harbor. Rooms are nice. Indoor pool and hot tub are great.

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Decatur IL (USA)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed in Room #101 (King) for 4 weeknights - our friends were in the adjacent Room #103. Room #101 is a little larger - with a couch and table for 4 - we wanted more room to play cards at the end of each night (but we were always too tired to do that). There was a good-sized fridge... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A very nice room with two queen beds, small kitchenette. Ephraim Shores is across the street from the water but a lovely view, private beach for guests of the hotel. A storm door in the room leads directly to a small patio adjacent to the room. All of the rooms facing the water have a door that leads to that... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved staying at Ephraim Shores Motel & Restaurant. It was so peaceful there. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel had big spacious rooms with a small fridge, micro, table and chairs. Very clean. It also has a nice indoor pool and hot tub. We loved going across the street to where they had chairs for their... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been coming to Dior County for 10-12 years and have stayed at many hotels. This hotel was the cleanest and friendliest. Great view!! Get a room facing the bay! It's worth the few extra dollars! We had a first floor view and it was perfect. Only complaint is the coffee is weak. Not much to complain about. We... More 

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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We loved our stay at Ephraim Shores. Very nice rooms. The restaurant offers a complete breakfast menu and was very good. It is in a great location. Very easy to walk around town. They have a nice area across the street from the hotel with comfortable sun chairs right on the bay.

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