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Ephraim Shores Resort
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
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Reviewed September 25, 2008

My wife and I had never been to Door Co. so the first thing I did was go to Tripadvisor, and it made our trip the best ever.
You will love this motel!!
when we checked in the lady at the front desk was unbelievable--she gave us great tips on where to eat, shop, etc...
The room we had did not face the water, but it was fantastic--very large, with the cleanest bathroom ever. (and believe me it mattered to my wife)
The room had everything we could want, from a small microwave, and fridge, to color TV.
Every surface in this place seemed clean and well kept---I know this sounds like a paid person, but I am not.
We were given the names and directions to several restaurants in the area, but the best was the one right upstairs in the Motel.
The sunsets have to be experienced from this restaurant---in fact since it was just the two of us for supper, the waitress seated us both next to each other to watch the sunset---it was so beautiful.
It is true nothing happens after 10 pm in Ephraim, but when you and your wife are trying to reconnect---is that all bad?
Please stay -----believe me---you will run into us again

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

I have to agree with all of the great things that everyone here has said about the Ephraim Shores Motel, from the friendliness of the staff to the suprisingly huge rooms with pretty much everything you need to be comfortable. The free bike usage was like going back in time -- just tell them that you borrowed one and it's yours for as long as you need. As for the town being dry, the next town that isn't dry is only about 3-5 mintues away by car, so it's not much of an issue unless you really don't want to drive. The most striking thing about this place -- besides the amount of room -- was that it was so clean. We really couldn't see a spec of dirt anywhere. Coming and going was so easy. We were on the ground floor so could either go through our sliding glass door or one of the other main entrances and through the hallway. We couldn't have been more pleased.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank karinosPittsburgh
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Reviewed July 12, 2008

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ephraim Shores Motel. The room was huge - had a kitchenette and sofa bed. The property is well-kept and clean. The room was immaculate. Staff are exceedingly friendly and helpful. The restaurant is excellent and convenient. Our kids liked it so much we ended up eating there for three meals. We really enjoyed the free use of the bicycles on the property as we used them to tour the village and the bayshore. Overall I would highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank SAFamily5
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Reviewed June 16, 2008

A tip about Ephraim. . . there are no bars in Ephraim and the restaurants do not serve alcohol. Ephraim is a dry town. At Ephraim shores you will not be within walking distance of other "wet" towns and their bars. I am sure this isn't an issue for many, but we thought it was an issue that this was not listed on the hotel website. We wanted to be able to walk to a bar and have a few drinks on vacation without worrying about driving home.

That said, the motel staff was welcoming and lovely, the rooms are terrific and the view is beautiful. If you don't have any interest in bars, I would highly recommend the Ephraim shore motel.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank marysully78
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Reviewed September 17, 2007

We stayed at Ephraim Shores September 10th for three nights. It was our first visit to Door County and I wanted to stay somewhere with a view of the water. We couldn't have been more satisfied. The staff was very friendly and helpful and gave us tips when we asked about different sites and restaurants. They have a very nice restaurant on site on second floor with great views of the water. We ate there several times for breakfast. The food was good and the staff efficient and friendly. Our room was clean and had a balcony where we could sit and watch the sunset or they had beachfront with chairs also but it was a little windy the days we were there so we only sat on the beach one night.
It was also the off season so the rates were reasonable. One of the nice things was the refrigerator and microwave in the room. We found this a very nice place to stay and would do so again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank GramyB
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Reviewed August 6, 2007

We chose Ephraim Shores by reading forum comments on Travelocity and were not disappointed! Our first impression was of a pleasant, pure white hotel set next to the bay - just what we were hoping for. Our room was nicer than I was expecting. We had a "garden view" which had been a second choice for me, but it was quiet, spacious, and did have a bay view from the balcony. The room included two queen beds which were very comfortable (firm), a couch, small desk, fridge, microwave, and balcony with two chairs. The grounds were very well kept up in spite of the drought they are experiencing. The pool area included a largish jacuzzi, and a glassed off area featured video games, a pool table, and a small workout area. All of this was clean, pleasant and better than it appeared in the pictures online.

The hotel has bikes available for guest use, and owns the strip of beach/dock across the street at the shore. This area was very nice, with lots of adirondack chairs and chaise lounges. The lawn facing the water also has a row of chaise lounges.

The Second Story restaurant was a nice plus, and we ate there a few times. Charge your meals to your rooms and receive 10% off. The restaurant has some of the best views around, especially at sunset.

Overall, I'd not only recommend Ephraim Shores to others but I hope to come back and visit again. I don't think that our six day stay allowed us to see everything in Door County that we wanted to!

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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7  Thank chardob
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Reviewed August 20, 2006

I decided to take my family on a last minute getaway to Door County. I thoroughly researched the various lodging offerings for a short stay. I focused my search on Fish Creek, Ephraim, and Sister Bay. I finally picked the Ephraim Shores Motel & Restaurant because I believed it would best meet our needs. My wife loved the room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the water (fabulous view). My teenager loved the indoor pool, gameroom and free use of bicycles. She also loved being walking distance to Wilson's. My 2 year old loved the pool and the onsite playset. I also was very satisfied. The room was spacious and clean, the staff was friendly, and the nightly rate was very reasonable compared to the quotes I received from other properties I called before our trip. I checked out some of the other properties while we were in Door County and I came away relieved that I had chosen the Ephraim Shores Motel & Restaurant. Finally, the on-site restaurant was convenient for a family. The food was decent and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: August 2006
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Address: 10018 Water Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ephraim
#8 Family Hotel in Ephraim
Price Range: $110 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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