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“Clean, convenient, great price” 5 of 5 stars
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Ephraim Motel
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   10407 Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Clean, convenient, great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed at the Ephraim Motel. All the reviews we had read on Trip Advisor were helpful in making our decision and were very accurate. It was very, very clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was a good location, short drive to Sister Bay to the north and Fish Creek to the south. We took advantage of the free breakfast, too, which was a nice plus! We would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

Room Tip: The motel was full but we found it to be very quiet, we were on the second floor of the building clo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Ephraim Motel was a great place to stay. The owners are so friendly and helpful to finding things to do and eat. The location is amazing! You are only a few mintues from 2 towns and tons to do. You can even walk to a couple restaurants, stores and mini-golf. it was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. They have a nice pool area and places to sit on the balconies and grounds so when we came back from our adventures we were able to hang out and relax. Definitely returning to this Motel!!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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65 hotel reviews
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed three night. Host is accomodating. The one thing I would recommend is to serve breakfast earlier. At 8:00 many people are already out. Especially those who leave the final day. Many people skipped itas they had already left. Also fruit would be nice. Heard others talk about these issues also. Rooms were clean. We did have to ask for shampoo as none was there but we're given it. .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Red Oak, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Everything was very clean. The couple that run the motel were pleasant. Beautiful pool and deck area. Quiet spot. Breakfast was small and run of the mill. Loved location which was at very north of Ephraim. Definitely will return!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fond du Lac
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I stayed here with my kids and had a great experience. The rooms are small but very clean and the outdoor pool is spotless, staff is friendly and went out of their way to answer questions and offer to set up activities. There is ample parking and a light breakfast in the morning; warning for those on a low carb diet this is not going to work well as all offerings are high carb like cereal and pastries. The price was very affordable and the motel is in a great location between Ephraim and Sister Bay. My only suggestion is yogurt, fruit or hard-boiled eggs added to the breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We really enjoyed this clean, cheery motel and its helpful, welcoming owners. Unlike many Door County properties, it's affordable and far enough off the road to be quiet at night. At the same time it's right off 42 and very accessible to Sister Bay, Epraim, and Fish Creek. We were able to make a reservation for Labor Day just a couple of weeks ahead of time and were treated very well by the owner over the phone and in person. Julie made several great recommendations for dinner for us on the first night, and helped us with information about the Washington Island ferry. Our room was comfortable and spotless, and we liked having the fridge and microwave for pick-up meals at home.

Really the only downside was the noise of the room air conditioner, which was loud enough that we couldn't have it on while we were asleep. Fortunately it was cool enough that it wasn't really necessary, or we could use it to cool the room down and then shut it off.

A great experience and we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We loved being in the back unit away from the road. So peaceful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northlake, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

One of the reasons we chose the Ephraim Motel was not only the good reviews we read but also the affordable price and one of the few Motels in the area that offered breakfast. I agree it would have been nice if there was yougurt or fruit but it was still enough. The room was adequate and very clean the drawback being the door on the washroom. If someone was coming out of the bathroom and someone was at the sink we had to be careful not to open the door quickly. We were there during off season so it was very quiet. We loved the seating areas and lawn chairs placed around the property. We were able to sit outside in the evening and enjoy the weather, also the beautiful flowers and the birds around the deck. I would recommend this motel to families. They offered grills for cooking, an area for campfires and bicycles to ride around the property. We never got to meet Julie and Scott but the young lady taking care of the front desk was very friendly. If we ever get back to Ephraim we would most likely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ephraim Motel

Address: 10407 Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ephraim
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ephraim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ephraim Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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