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“Great location on the water” 4 of 5 stars
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Beachfront Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   8040 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202   |  
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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great location on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is an older property with some upgrades and renovations - but still a "work-in-progress". Friendly staff, very clean, great location on Lake Michigan, nice pool and swimming beach and good value for the money. Side rooms are very small, front rooms with a view, spacious. I never could get the TV to work.... but didn't ask for help either since it was the middle of the night! Pet-friendly.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeachfrontInn, Owner at Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write the review on us. Yes, we are a work in progress since we have to remodel with a budget each year.

Regarding the tv, we just switched to Direct TV's new In Room Experience with HD. There are two rooms that still needed new TV's because the older flatscreens didn't work 100% with the system. These are being changed over this week, so everyone should be able to watch their televisions with ease. I will assume you were in one of those rooms. All tvs should work easily enough from now on and I'm sorry you had trouble with it.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

You can't really get anything better than a quaint motel on the shores of Lake Michigan- with the hustle and bustle of Door County just 5miles away. Love the shopping and restaurants on the other side of the county, but so nice to come back to the Quiet side for the night. Rooms are a bit outdated...and they need to do something about all the mosquitos on the room doors at night..when you open the door to your room, they enter with you! yikes! Pet friendly, but policy seems to change from month to month, day to day. need to call and talk with innkeepers prior to arrival to get the latest policy.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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BeachfrontInn, Owner at Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thanks for your response. In regards to the lake flies you are referring to as mosquitos, they do not bite. I wish we could rid ourselves of them but since we are right on Lake Michigan, they are with us, especially when there is no wind. Even Anthony, from Hotel Impossible, found out from his people that there is nothing we can do about them.

Our pet policy has always been the same. We allow dogs in our first floor rooms but we expect the dogs to be with you and not left in the rooms while you enjoy activities without your dogs. Our policy is on the website and is also the same one you sign when you arrive. We did, in the past, allow dogs to be left in the room up to four hours per day so people could enjoy dinner. However, we've changed that to two hours because of the abuse of some people leaving their dogs alone in the rooms all day. We continue to try and accommodate people with dogs the best we can but we also need to think of the guests without dogs, that they do not have to hear barking dogs for hours at a time.
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NE Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The owners have done so much work and the place shows it! The pool is pristinely clean and the rooms are tastefully decorated. It's located right in Baileys Harbor so it's an easy walk to the restaurants, shops and you can just stroll right along the shops on the waterfront. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Slinger, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I along with another couple enjoyed an extended weekend at the Beachfront Inn in Baileys Harbor, WI. The rooms were clean and comfortable. You could choose from Lake view or side view. Sitting on the beach in the back of the motel really felt like you were at the ocean. The hosts Terry and Tammy Bork were very welcoming. One morning we were sitting outside the office in the back enjoying the sunrise and Terry came out to refill our coffee! There's a campfire at night near the water and smores if you're hungry. Baileys Harbor is close to the festivities at Fish Creek yet far enough away if you want to enjoy just chillin.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Beachfront is a touch run down, but everything else makes up for it. It has a great location right in town and on the beach. The hotel is between the street and the beach, so when you are on the beach it is quiet with no car noise at all. It's a great sandy beach (although not great for swimming) and the have plenty of chairs out there to sit on. Most (maybe all) rooms have some lake view. Add to this very friendly and helpful owners, and you have an excellent place to stay as long as you are not looking for upscale features.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Husband was going to surprise me for our anniversary on June 24 by going here. We have been here a couple of times for our anniversary. Arrived at 10:00 pm, said Vacancy, went to the door and it said after hours ring door bell. She came down and was VERY rude, said she wasnt going to open the office "for that". She should take down her Vacancy sign then and not put a note to ring door bell for after hours. We spent the next 2 hours trying to find a room. Went back the next day to explain that it was our anniversary and he was surprising me. She did not appologize and was actually even MORE rude to us. Do not recommend this motel because of the owner. Very snobby and not accomidating at all. We will be finding another place to celebrate our anniversaries!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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BeachfrontInn, Owner at Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Our office closes at 9 pm and that night I had forgotten to light the No Vacancy sign. We do not rent our rooms after hours in order to be respectful of our guests who are already in the rooms. I apologize if I appeared rude but I was sleeping and typically expect an emergency from one of our staying guests if the bell is rung, especially at 11:30 p.m. I will change our doorbell sign to avoid confusion in the future. I might suggest that your husband book a room in advance to avoid this issue for your anniversary.
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Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is our second stay and it didn't let us down. The rooms are clean and the location of the hotel is perfect. Walking distance to bars, restaurants, beach.......we travel with our dog and they have "pet friendly" rooms. Bonfire and smores nightly. Best value in Door County for sure. We'll be back next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8040 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Baileys Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Baileys Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the casual style of a more relaxed age. Located in the heart of Baileys Harbor, the Beachfront Inn offers a warm hospitality while providing our guests a place to relax, enjoy the ambience, and make new memories. Start each day with a plentiful Continental breakfast to keep you energized whether your plans take you to the beach, golfing, or touring the many shops, galleries and restaurants of Door County. When you've seen all you want to, simply relax on our beautiful deck in the sun or shade. Enjoy the subtle waves...Cool off with a dip in our pool...Recharge yourself. As night falls enjoy a glass of wine as you unwind to make your evening plans. Experience the best of Door County! It starts right here. ... more   less 
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Beachfront Hotel Baileys Harbor
Beachfront Motel Baileys Harbor
Beachfront Inn Baileys Harbor, Door County, WI

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