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The Great Northern Motel

5070N Hwy., Mercer, WI
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mercer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aurora, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are average, which is fine and what we paid for. They were clean and the facility has great parking for trailers, plus the motel is right on one of the main trails for snowmobiling. The problem lies with the unprofessional staff in the bar. When we were there the bar was pretty busy, it was alarming how the... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hotel was fine. However, the bar staff was rude. Not only rude, but Saturday night we went to participate in karaoke. My son tried to request a song. The lady running the karaoke screamed and belittled him on the microphone because he didn't request a song by number. The karaoke lady was drunk, yelling for people to buy her shots... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have never stayed in the motel but we stop every time we pass by on our snowmobiles. Mercer is a great place to ride but we all have to rest at some point. This is always a destination for our group. Bar is always accommodating, the bar tenders are always friendly and happy to serve us. The bar has... More 

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27 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a fun place. New owners are doing it right keeping it rustic while upgrading. We had fun and loved the big rooms, fun room names and setting. And we were in the unfinished potion. Lovely great room for entertaining with a terrific view of the lake. Attached restaurant was very good. On top of that the restaurant owner... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stayed there while snowmobiling. Rooms very spacious. Staff was very helpful and friendly. They welcomed my big dog. Was located right on the trail which was nice. Large parking lot considering all the truck and trailers that were there (all rooms booked). the only down size was no refrigerator or microwave in rooms, but could go to lounge and use... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
28 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

*Years* ago -- and I mean at least a decade -- my mother and I discovered this shangrila in the wilderness, and had a blissful experience. There was an enormous pool, they welcomed my big dog, there was taxidermy displayed all over the walls like a true woodlands hideaway, and they invited us to bring in groceries and cook our... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My Uncle had his wedding at The Great Northern Motel. 10/4/14 was the date of the wedding. The rooms were great, food was excellent and staff was accommodating. Will definitely return for another stay.

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Forestville, WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were rained out while camping n found this wonderful hotel by accident. Had fun in the paddleboat while viewing the local loons n other scenery. Very nice!! Staff was very helpful n continental breakfast was handy.

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Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The new management is doing a great job with the hotel. Rooms are very clean, our room had a new flat screen TV, and many other new updates. Great food in the bar and everyone is very friendly! Excellent location on the snowmobile trail and large parking lot. We will be back this Summer to enjoy the lake.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

this motel is under new mgment and has made some nice changes. the front desk staff is very helpful and they have a guy who helps park all the trucks and trailers so everyone can have a spot. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, bigger room than I have ever seen in a motel. the breakfast in the am... More 

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