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Ephraim Shores Resort
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed in room 208 for one night and the room was huge. Yes it is a little dated but everything is clean and comfortable. We could see the water from our balcony and enjoyed sitting outside and watching the sunset. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jolynn N, Manager at Ephraim Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are very proud of our cleaning staff and feel they do a terrific job. I am glad you felt the same. We are always making updates to our hotel, with a few each year. Room 208 does have a nice view of the water, even though it is considered a garden view room. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Very good food decent prices. No waiting. Pleasant staff. Homemade ice tea! I got salmon which was great and the Santa Fe salad was great too! I love home made ice tea. Would return! Second story walk up. I don't know if there is an elevator. You could call and ask I suppose.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have been staying here for the past 5 years. Their rooms are always clean and just recently put in new carpet, TV and dressers. The room we always gets looks over Green Bay and is on the second floor. They are very friendly. We don't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Get a room that looks out at Green Bay.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 1Steve371
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Jolynn N, Manager at Ephraim Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thanks for noticing the new improvements that we have made this year! We are always trying to make some improvement every year. We do have an excellent housekeeping staff who keep the place looking great! Thanks again. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We have been coming to Door County since 1992, and have stayed at Ephraim Shores almost every time. Ahh . . . where to start . . . the hotel is always clean and facilities are always functional. But that is not where its charm lies. Its charm lies in the people. The same people are there year after year. They know you when you get there and are always incredibly friendly. It's such a homey atmosphere - it's become a major reason why we love Door County. The location cannot be beat - across the street from Eagle Harbor and their private dock, complete with adirondack chairs set up to allow guests to contemplate life and recharge their battery. Love it Love it Love it.jk

Room Tip: While any room is quality, getting a room with a view of the harbor will enhance your time there, ho...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank smartin1213
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Jolynn N, Manager at Ephraim Shores Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thanks for staying with us year after year! We appreciate your patronage. We do have a great spot on the water to watch those beautiful sunsets and to contemplate life. :) We are happy our friendly staff makes your stay here feel like home. Thanks again, and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We spent several nights at Ephraim Shores and enjoyed our stay. The motel is in an excellent location--across the street from the bay and near lots of Door County attractions. The rooms are good-sized and clean. The decor is dated, but the carpet is new (some older reviews mentioned worn carpet). We had an upstairs queen room with partial view. The view was actually much better than I expected, especially from the room's private balcony.
The motel has a private area on the shore with lounge chairs and adirondack chairs--perfect for watching the sunset. There is a restaurant in the motel and some others within walking distance.
There is a large indoor pool, video games, and exercise room, but we did not use any of them.
The room included a small table and chairs, a small refrigerator, microwave, and old-style TV.

In looking at other reviews for this property, it appears that the only negative reviews were actually for the restaurant, NOT the motel. The Trip Advisor ranking should be higher.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was our first stay at Ephraim Shores. It's ideally located offering close proximity to several restaurants & shops. The front desk was friendly & attentive. Lana was so accommodating! We settled into our room quickly & opened up our door to the outside to feel the lovely breeze & look at the view of the water. The motel has a grassy area in front & on the side with multiple chaise lounges to use. You have to cross the street to get to the beach area & there were chairs to sit in there as well. There's also a playground area for children on the side of the motel. There's an indoor pool & whirlpool but we didn't use either so can't comment on them except to say the pool seemed a bit cloudy the day we looked at it but the whirlpool was crystal clear.
We ate breakfast at the restaurant above the motel all three mornings we were there. Everything is home cooked & the breakfast were delicious. A vast array of dishes from savory (ham, hash browns, eggs, sausage, etc. to cherry pancakes, home made coffee cake or French toast)to sweet.. The wait staff were all smiles, friendly & helpful - even giving history of the area! Prices were very reasonable & we received a 10% discount b/c we were staying at the motel.
We really had an excellent stay & will most definitely return in the future. My only wish was that the bed was a bit softer & this is particular to me - the bed was very firm. However if my choice is too soft a bed or too firm, I will take firm any day. We did not ask if there were other rooms with different mattresses though as it was fine once I fell asleep.
Housekeeping did an excellent job of restocking the room w/towels, coffee, shampoo etc. They too were friendly & helpful.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor down the hall from the desk & closer to the pool. There was no noise...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I decided to take a few days for a quick trip to Door County, WI. What a great idea! Ephraim Shores Motel was perfect for a great view of the bay. The little out door patio was a great place to watch the sun go down. The only thing I would like to see changed in the rooms is a bigger TV. Now granted, we didn't watch a whole lot of TV, but when we did, we would have appreciated a larger screen. The restaurant's menu was more than adequate and the staff was pleasant. Overall, a charming place to stay. I would highly recommend!

Room Tip: 2nd floor offers a great view of the bay! Very quiet rooms.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ephraim Shores Resort

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 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 46
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