The Nordic Lodge is in a very good location on SR 42 just south of Sister Bay. While not a large motel, it has a nice indoor pool and hot tub, plus lots of wooded picnic areas with gas grills. Our room was very clean, it all rooms have a private belcony. Breakfast in the lobby could be carried to your room-nice touch. Included breakfast sandwiches that could be heated in microwave, and other items-no motel waffles though! (Thankfully) My only observation was that the room decor was non-existant. Why not include some "Nordic decor" to make the rooms more attractive?
We were here for one night and were surprised how comfortable the beds were. I wasn't please with the sleeping arrangements, since one of the couples got double beds and the other got queen beds. There was no opportunity to change rooms either, because they were full. I didn't even know hotels still used double beds instead of queens. I think it may have been to save money, since they cut quite a few other corners on decorating, door locks, and such. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the place was surprisingly quiet and the bed was comfortable. I didn't look at the pool or hot tub, so can't comment on those amenities. The showerhead was a bit old, but there was plenty of hot water and pressure. Breakfast was okay, with a variety of heat and eat snacks and juices.
I booked a 2 queen bed room for 2 nights for my 2 sisters and I on February 23. I was there the end of May with my husband and confirmed these reservations. I requested a 1st floor room, as my sister has problems with her knees, and was told we were set up for this. We had a medical issue on the way there, so our arrival was delayed, but since the web site states check in is until 10pm, we didn't feel there was a problem. We were 40 minutes away (7:35pm) and I got a call our room was given away. She said she was sorry, but when we were talking to her, there was no remorse. She asked if we could sleep in a room with 1 king bed instead. We sisters are close, but not that close! She said she'd call me back. She called back at 8:05, told me she contacted the people she gave our room to, and they'd change rooms later that evening... after they enjoyed the sunset. We were told they'd refund our deposit and we'd be out a place to stay, or just delay getting into our room. Since there were no other rooms in door county, we waited in the lobby for our room. We spoke to the manager, and were told we checked in too late. The owner called us later, and eventually gave us $30 off our total bill. We got to the lobby at 8:15, and did not get into our room until 10:05pm. We are all human and make mistakes... however, if the lady that gave our room truly was sorry, why did she have a conversation with someone else about a cup of coffee while we were talking to her on the phone about the situation? And when we got there, why did she ignore me when I was trying to find out if they had a public restroom for me to use? She pretended she was booking someone on the phone, until another customer came in to register? To us, it felt like they could've cared less about how they treated their guests.…
We use to be excited to come to the Nordic. NOT ANY MORE. The only thing that is the same this year is their breakfast and coffee. The rooms are in very much need of an overhaul. Carpets are old and rough. The shower was terrible. We do not have a pet but had no problem allowing dogs because they only used certain rooms and the dogs were all small.. Now were not sure about the limit of dog rooms and the size of the dog. We don't know if management changed but we have.
Good location and friendly staff, but unfortunately this place is run-down. Needs some updates. Small rooms and tiny bathrooms. Toilet felt like it was going to break away from the wall. Old furniture and patios aren’t great. Was not worth $200 a night. I was very surprised the other ratings were mostly 4s and 5s.