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The Great Northern Motel

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Rock City, IL
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped for Friday night fish fry. Everything was very good, both deep fried cod and baked cod. We also ordered salmon and grilled shrimp. It was all delicious and the service was quick and friendly. The only improvement I would suggest is adding a salad bar.

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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very large, clean, and well appointed rooms. Stayed here 20 years ago and had a great stay. It has actually improved from then. Beautiful setting on the small lake with a wonderful great room overlooking it. I would highly recommend the motel for anyone traveling to the area.

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Thank ander510
Middleton, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motel has a great location and view along the lake, but found the room just so-so. Room itself is very large, but a bit dingy. We were missing some towels and had to get a light bulb for one of the lamps -- which was very needed as room was a bit dark even with every light on. Bathroom area... More 

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Thank GW85
TimberlineInn, Manager at The Great Northern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. We have been updating rooms and half of the hotel has improved tvs, showers, and decor. We hope that you will stay with us again and be able to enjoy some of our changes. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very nice motel Great place to launch from for atv/snowmobile The rooms are huge beds are very comfortable The only problem was our door we had a hard time unlocking and it was hard to reach the front desk at times for fresh towels and shampoo But otherwise nice place to stay. I'll for sure go back

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Thank Matt2690
TimberlineInn, Manager at The Great Northern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you staying with us. More 

Knox, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Great Northern and the staff made us feel at home. Sitting on a picturesque lake we woke to loon calls and even fished while staying here. It's friendly, responsibly priced, and central to over 22,000 acres of fish able waters. I can't wait to bring my family back to visit.

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Thank Donnie S
Madison, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Had planned to snowmobile to the Great Northern from Rhinelander, but Mother Nature chose not to cooperate. Took the vehicles instead, as we already had the plans to go. This is the second time I've stayed and there have been changes since the first. The most notable was the great room redecorating - gone are all the big game head... More 

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Thank wintermom9597
Boyceville, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Went ice fishing for the day, reserved a room on line for one night. The bed and pillows I thought were great, but that's about it. The room smelled of old cigarettes, the carpet was dirty and probably beyond cleaning. Microwave did not work. Expected HBO, but didn't have that either. Because we had been up early we wanted to... More 

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Thank Margaret M M
Illinois
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed in the newly remodeled 2 room suite at great northern on a snowmobile trip. The room had plenty of space for all our gear, etc and it was very comfortable. The bed was okay, could use an upgraded mattress for sure. The living room is nice and there is a seperate bathroom, closet/dressing room and jacuzzi tub... More 

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Milwaukee
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255 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been here before. Nothing fancy but big old fashioned rooms fairly comfortable. We were looking forward to coming again. Unfortunately, we couldn't find a dog sitter so we brought our big dog. The staff was very accommodating and changed our room to the pet section. We totally understand. However, the pet section is located near the bar restaurant... More 

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Thank Robert H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Great place. Kitchen is open on Monday night if you're snowmobiling and need a stop. Jules the bartender is a friendly and competent host. Bacon Bleu burger was cooked perfectly and the prices are decent.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Great Northern Motel

Address: 5070 N US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9313
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Mercer
Price Range: $85 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Great Northern Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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