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“A friendly, well-maintained, upbeat operation”
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Ephraim Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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“A friendly, well-maintained, upbeat operation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this establishment in June for four (4) nights during the week. This is an excellent establishment. Location is convenient to many Door County attractions. What really stuck out to me is the pride that Julie & Scott take in guest service. The room was extremely clean, which is not always the case. Generally speaking, our lodging needs are simply the basics (cleanliness, friendly service, Wi-Fi, functioning equipment, etc.) and nothing fancy or out of the ordinary. This establishment provided all of that and then some for a price that was more-than-reasonable. Scott and Julie also take pride in making sure their guests feel welcome and they were very helpful in providing information about the area, recommendations for local sites, etc. Overall, If you are looking for clean amenities, friendly service, and a fair price, look no further.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Appleton, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

The motel is located between Ephraim downtown and Sister Bay. It is set in from the street to make it more quiet from the traffic. The staff was very nice and easy check-in. Across the street from the motel is mini golf, playgrounds,and shops. The room was small but very clean. There is a microwave and frig. The bathroom sink is located outside the bathroom(shower) area which is nice for multiple people to shower and get ready at the same time. There is a pool which is warm and clean. There is an area for a campfire and kid area to play. Contenential breakfast which includes sweet rolls, cereal, bagel, toast, coffee, tea, and juice. The Door County area is a wonderful vacation place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is was our second stay at the Ephraim Motel with our Hosts, Julie and Scott Barnes. To say that it was enjoyable would be an understatement. We had the pleasure of extending our stay by an extra day this year which allowed us to discover even more reasons why we love the Ephraim Motel!

To our delight, our room had undergone some recent remodeling which is an ongoing plan for the Barnes. The upgrades combined with the addition of some new artwork made the already homey room feel even more homey. I cannot emphasize enough how impeccably clean the room was again this year. Not one speck of dust or dirt to be found anywhere!!

More important is the fact that Scott and Julie treated us like family during our stay. We asked them endless questions about local attractions, restaurants, their opinions of restaurants and many other topics over the course of three days!! We changed a few of our plans based upon their recommendations and we were not disappointed with the outcomes. We even have plans for places to visit on our way up to Ephraim next summer because of our conversations with them.

Yes, water views are nice. But there is no other hotel in Door County that comes with a "Barnes View"! That is why we will always stay at the Ephraim Motel. Clean, affordable, beautiful grounds, perfects hosts!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Verona, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My family of 4 stayed at the Ephraim Motel just before July 4th. My wife booked it on short notice and we knew nothing about it other than what we read here on TripAdvisor. Our experience echos all the other great reports. Julie and Scott and very gracious and helpful hosts, and that makes a big difference. They were cheerful, informative, and really care about their guests. Their Motel is well maintained, and it is very pleasant. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited Door County in June and chose to stay at the Ephraim Motel. As many others have commented, this motel is very clean and well priced. Overall, our stay was very pleasant. The following is not meant to be criticisms but more to alert travelers of what to expect and possibly provide some feedback to the owners. The continental breakfast is pretty light on offerings, especially fruit. While they do offer flavors for the coffee, the regular creamer was powdered. For me, there's big difference between liquid and powdered creamers. But, there is a Mobil station just up the road that has decent coffee and liquid creamer. After the first day, we just passed on the continental breakfast altogether. For the price of the room, I would not have expected any sort of breakfast, so the above is not meant as a knock against the motel. The worst part of the room was the toilet. It is the small bowl type. May work well for women to sit on but not for men as there is not enough room in front (you figure out why). Not pleasant to touch the innards of a toilet bowl with any part of my body. Again, this is overall, a very good motel and has to be the cleanest I ever stayed in. I could not find a speck of dirt or mildew in the bathroom, which is uncommon for public lodging. Enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Shore, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Spent 3 nights here with my two sons. Nice, clean, comfortable rooms, very friendly owners and staff. Perfectly positioned between Ephraim and Sister Bay. The bathrooms in our 2 rooms were a little small (not sure which room types the other reviewer had). We chose the Ephraim based on Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This motel is perfectly located in the county. All that we wanted to do was close, or a short drive away, that was great! Julie was a wealth of information and I think that every suggestion she had for us to do, we did, which was helpful as we had never been to the area and needed help deciding. The rooms were clean. Wifi was very fast, which my husband appreciate as he did have some business to conduct and wasn't hassled with sketchy wifi connections. Stay at this motel, you won't e disappointed. Beautiful grounds, pool was also very clean. Every tie we saw Scott he seemed to sweating it out, working hard to keep the property grounds looking well maintained, clearly a labour of live for both he & Julie!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Ephraim Motel
Address: 10407 Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ephraim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ephraim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ephraim Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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