This was our first trip to Sister Bay and the Birchwood Lodge. We loved Sister Bay but from the brochure and the prices we were expecting a little less "cheesy" property. One of the reviews described it as cozy and homey - that would be accurate, definitely not as luxurious as the pictures led us to believe. Our "premier suite" consisted of a fireplace, large Jacuzzi tub, living room area and fully equipped kitchenette...while this was all very convenient, it was more than we needed for a one night stay. Our patio faced the parking lot and highway, so there was no view and the railing was very worn and heavily rusted, the bathroom amenities were very cheap and there was some sort of hair stuck to the wall by the towels. Overall, all of the room "accessories" could use upgrading. Others have mentioned the breakfast, or lack thereof, so don't plan on it -- good advice to go out to one of the local establishments. However, there were some nice things about the hotel such as the front desk staff which were both very friendly and helpful, the pool area is great with both an indoor and an outdoor pool and they offer complimentary bicycles and tennis (which we would definitely use on a longer stay). The location is also very convenient, walking distance to the downtown area and marina.
If you can get a good deal, like during off-season, it would definitely make it a bit more appealing to stay here. I would try it again for more than a one night stay and a lower price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "From the moment you walk in the Lobby" of Birchwood Lodge, you will find yourself in the world of Romance and Elegance. Our luxurious accommodations are suitable for both leisure and business travelers. The Lodge is within walking distance to the quaint village of Sister Bay, home to a waterfront village park and beach, a variety of shops and restaurants. No need to travel to Europe if you can experience Romance in the Heart of Door County. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Birchwood Hotel Sister Bay
- Birchwood Sister Bay
- Birchwood Lodge Sister Bay, Door County, WI