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“Ephraim Motel - A Delightful Door County Stay”
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Ephraim Motel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Ephraim Motel was perfect in every way. Our clean quiet room offered easy opportunities for rest and relaxation after visiting many delightful sights of Door County. The lovely venue for our continental breakfast allowed us to visit with other motel guests. The staff was most friendly and helpful with answering questions and giving travel tips and advice. The outside grounds are also lovely, with the beautiful flowers and outdoor heated pool. Located in the heart of Door County, a bit out of downtown Ephraim in a more secluded area, it served our every need.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

The attention and care of hands-on innkeepers Julie and Scott is evident in abundance here at the Ephraim Motel. My husband and I stayed two nights and wished we could have remained longer. The central location is perfect for easily and quickly getting anywhere on the peninsula yet it's a low-traffic area and really quiet here. Rooms are very clean and nicely appointed, have a microwave and mini-frig, a great Wi-Fi signal, and comfy mattress on the bed. Continental breakfast can be taken in the dining room or on the deck overlooking the pool. Plenty of parking space. Bikes are available for guests at no charge. Great value and super friendly service. Thanks Julie & Scott!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I will not repeat all the positive things others have written, since it is enough to say I agree with the positive comments. We stayed here 3 nights and had a great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend or stay here again. The owners were hands on and very attentive.
The only negative, is there is no water view at their location. It is very quiet in the rooms.
Lovely property. I would rate it excellent if it had a water view.

Room Tip: No elevators, 2 floors. Ask for 1st floor if you don't want to climb steps.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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.

Room Tip: If you have difficulty with stairs, I think you would need to request a first floor room. I didn...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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1  Thank mamayoder
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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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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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Thank Mike G
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Additional Information about Ephraim Motel

Address: 10407 Hwy 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access 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: $92 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ephraim Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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