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Waterbury Inn
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Madison
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3 reviews
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“Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We've stayed here twice, once in winter and once in the summer, and were impressed both times. The staff is friendly and professional. Our kids love the indoor pool (outdoor was a bit chilly) with hot tub, and also the ping pong table. The atmosphere in the main lobby area is warm and inviting with hot coffee/chocolate, and in the summer a fruit infused chilled beverage. The resort provides puzzles and a few family games for your enjoyment and there are also a large number of DVD for you to borrow during your stay. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite with a pull out sofa for our 2 kids, it wasn't large but plenty of space for our family of 4. Next time I think we'll check out the 2 bedroom loft unit. We've stayed in plenty of places throughout Door County this one does not disappoint.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have been to Door County since 1973 and stayed in many resorts and inns. WATERBURY INN was a great find! The price, warm personal employees at front desk (Stephanie), comfy rooms for 4 that were big enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. They had an indoor/outdoor pool. huge TV w/ comfortable chairs along with internet access near office. CLEAN! This is on my list for the future!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bomarx
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

For the past ten years, our family has been coming up to Door County every summer, and we have never stayed anywhere but the Waterbury Inn. It is situated just north of Ephraim and has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The rooms are nice as well and have a small kitchen and balcony, as well as a clean bathroom. There are plenty of things to do that are nearby in Ephraim, Fish Creek, and Sister Bay, all under a ten minute drive away.

If you decide to stay here, don't be surprised if you find yourself coming back year after year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Drnicksir
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have been coming to the Waterbury Inn for many years, since our kids were small. The location and the price are selling points. The Inn is also very clean and kept up well, with beautiful grounds. However, the units have not been updated in all of the years we have been coming. Still same countertops, appliances and "country look" furniture and decorations. The place would be so much more attractive if it was modernized and probably would be able to charge more (not necessarily good for me the consumer!). The ducks/geese, etc. in the hallways need to go and an updated, cleaner look would be much more appealing.
With that said, the place is immaculate and the lobby with game room, computer, and big screen TV is enjoyable. Ping pong, playground, and pools are all fun for families with smaller children.

Room Tip: Stayed in 219, nice loft room on the end, facing the woods.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Holly T
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Waterburyinn, General Manager at Waterbury Inn, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
I am so glad that the Waterbury Inn has been your choice of lodging when you visit Door County. Over the last five years our owners have continued to make improvements by updating furniture, mattresses and carpeting in all of the units. I would like to thank you for your comments. We find it very helpful when guests give us specific feedback like this. I will pass your suggestions to my Board of Directors.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I would love to give Waterbury Inn a better eview because everyone on the staff was friendly, kind, helpful and polite. The property is immaculate and it is quiet at night so you can actually sleep. The amenities make it feel like a resort. However, that said, it is not a comfortable one bedroom plus loft suite with young children along. The king bed in the loft has only one small closet, no drawers. The larger tv is up there, not in the living room . There is no room for a crib or playpen in the king loft or the first floor bedroom which has just has enough room for a queen bed and two closets so we were forced to put the "pack and play" in the precious small living space. The only bathroom is on the first floor. The open stairway to the loft is hazardous especially if you have to get up in the middle of the night to use the downstairs bathroom. the kitchen is so small that it only holds one person at a time but it was very well equipped, clean and everything worked . I just kept thinking, this would be so much better if it was designed by someone who understands space usage and if it had two bathrooms. I realize the slightly lower price reflects those shortcomings as it is less expensive than others in the area. The outside playground is nice for kids and the pool (both indoor and outdoor) are adequate. It is very nicely located one half mile from mini golf and just outside Ephraim on the way to Sister Bay. If you are two couples or a couple and two teens and don't mind sharing a bathroom, it's fine. The small balcony was unusable because they allow smoking on the balcony and the couple staying under us was smoking and it drifted up to us.

Room Tip: Good for a couple or two couples who don't mind sharing a bathroom
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lisa L
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Waterburyinn, General Manager at Waterbury Inn, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you very much for the review. All of the Waterbury staff take great pride in being known as one of the friendliest stays in Door County. We are also appreciative that you noticed our attention to detail and standards of cleanliness that we adhere to. It is important to note, however, while we provide the many amenities that we do, we are not a Luxury Condominium resort. The Waterbury Inn has always sought to be an affordable and family friendly alternative to the higher priced Luxury Condominiums found in the area. We are sorry that you were unable to enjoy your private balcony due to our policy that currently allows smoking on them. But we're especially appreciative of your comments about this situation. It's something that we're currently addressing with our Board of Directors and feedback like yours helps us to enact the changes necessary to make our guest experiences even better.
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Oconto, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were very comfortable during our one night stay. The hotel room and common spaces were very clean. All of the staff is friendly and helpful. Our room was quiet. Like the complete kitchen even though we did not have time to use it.

Room Tip: Our room did not have a balcony. Next time we will ask for a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I came to The Waterbury Inn for a little weekend getaway. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, our unit was exceptionally clean, and the amenities were endless. They provide free coffee and cappucino in the lobby any time of day and have plenty of games and DVDs to keep you entertained on a rainy day. With a full kitchen complete with utensils and dishes, we were able to save money by hardly eating out at all. Located within ten minutes of the drive in theater and many shops and galleries, we had a hard time fitting it all in! We will be back again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank WisconsinTrips
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Waterburyinn, General Manager at Waterbury Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The staff strives to make everyone's stay a memorable one. Door County has many things to see and do. On your next trip to Door County we hope you come stay with us again.
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Property: Waterbury Inn
Address: 10321 Water St, State Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Ephraim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Waterbury Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterbury Inn is nestled in the woods of North Ephraim. Just minutes away from so many great attractions. All units have kitchenettes, living space, flat screen TV and dvd player. Extra amenities: outdoor/indoor pool, hot tub, gas grills, picnic area, childrens play area, ping pong room and arcade room. ... more   less 
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Waterbury Inn Ephraim, Door County, WI

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