We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Mercer hotels

The Great Northern Motel

5070N Hwy., Mercer, WI
Hotel amenities
The Great Northern Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added The Great Northern Motel to your Saves list
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mercer
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
jen216 Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    6
    3
    6
    1
    4
See reviews for
7
6
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (20)
  • Mar-May only
    (1)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (7)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (4)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (8)
All months
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shorewood, Illinois, United States
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Forestville, WI
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
36 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stay at the Great Northern Motel every year because I have family in the area. It's a typical motel for the area, no frills but if you're up here you aren't in the room that much. We come off season so we pretty much have the place to ourselves. As others have noted it's dated and carpet, televisions and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Minooka, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely had a wonderful stay. The rooms have their own names which make them easy to find. The lobby is large, and had a great breakfast area and view of the lake. The decor is fun and northern woods style which I loved. It is also pet friendly. I will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here in the past. The new management is doing a great job! The continental breakfast was a great improvement!! The bar looks great love all the tv's! My room was very clean. The staff and housekeepers were very helpful. The motel is older and needs some more improvements but the things that have been done so far... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed here recently for 5 nights to vacation with friends nearby. I booked it because it looked decent, was located conveniently, and included breakfast. What a mistake! when we checked in I was billed for all 5 nights up front. I have never done that before and felt uncomfortable but went ahead and complied. First the pool is empty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Great Northern Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Great Northern Motel

Address: 5070N Hwy., Mercer, WI
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Mercer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your The Great Northern Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Great Northern Hotel

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay