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5070N Hwy., Mercer, WI
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The Great Northern Motel
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  • 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
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Forestville, WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 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.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

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Minooka, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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!

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1 review
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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

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have came here every year for our family reunion and i have always been greeted with a smile. I love the great room, i love the rooms having their own name so they are fun to locate with our kids. The rates for us are affordable and there is a resturant right there for convience. Our experience was wonderful.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The outside looks so nice and the price is a little steep, this made me think that it was going to be a fancy place. When I walked in there were burn marks all over from cigarettes, still smelled of smoke. The bathroom still had finger prints on the wall. They have large rooms with like a 17" TV. The... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We have been staying here since the second year it opened, 1991. We spend one week in February snowmobiling, usually one weekend in the Fall, and maybe another weekend somewhere inbetween. It is right on the main N-S snowmobile trail connecting to many very nice wooded trails, and the Fall colors can be fantastic. Many good-great places for a full... More

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Address: 5070N Hwy., Mercer, WI
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Mercer
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Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring beckon you North to the Great Northern Motel. We're offering fun for the whole family including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, swimming, and more. You will never get bored! Our motel has 80 rooms available, plus we now offer are very spacious and comfortable whirlpool suite. You'll feel like you're right at home. We include a complimentary breakfast every morning you're with us; and pets are also welcome. ... more   less 
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