Nice small homeish place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice hotel with friendly staff"
I was in Sturgeon Bay for a quick business trip and arrived late the first night. The staff welcomed me after a long drive and set the stage for a nice visit. The breakfast area was great and I was able to meet a few folks during my short stay. The room was well outfitted and the TV mounted high on the wall was easy to watch from bed. Downtown Sturgeon […] Bay is also within walking distance and the hotel manager recommended a nice restaurant for dinner. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
this hotel goes out of its way to make you enjoy your stay. Themed to the fifty's, very authentic and comfortable. I travelled a lot the last few weeks and this was the best stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
At first glance on the website I got a feeling of an older mom and pop owning this and a way to show off their decades of music memorabilia. I anticipated older rooms with that kind of grandma's house musty smell, but the reviews were great so we gave it a try. To the contrary this Hotel is modern retro motel. They managed to modernize the place while […] keeping a quality "authentic" retro feel. Oh and NO MUSTY SMELLS! The room had the old fashioned metal dresser and night stand, a reupholstered retro chair, a rotary type phone and authentic room lighting. The mattresses are new Sealy, very comfortable. Heat is digital, the carpet new. The bathroom has retro sink and medicine cabinet but a modern toilet and shower with soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers. The lobby has many instruments waiting to be played. The hall has modern paintings by local artists. The kitchen is an old diner. They provide rolls, hard boiled eggs, hot/cold cereal juice, milk, coffee and tea. From what I understand is there is a group of investors, a couple of them live on site. We spoke to one of the owners and she said she was a musician and informed us of the open mic night upstairs in their studio on Thursday night, it was very cool. It seems very popular and who doesn't enjoy some live music. Overall this was a wonderful experience, so much so it makes me want to invest in a similar property, it is a well executed idea and we will definitely return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is honestly THE cleanest hotel/motel I have EVER stayed in! The charm and character of the 1952 hotel was adorable! This is the place to stay for couples of all ages -kids would not appreciate it! Staff was friendly and helpful!--Birmingham's has great food thanks for the tip! The downtown shops were 2 blocks away and great! Loved the unique gifts […] and clothes..not the stuff you see at the mall or Walmart. Will stay again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Don't be afraid of staying at a non chain, super friendly staff, clean room, decent breakfast, internet is good as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Retro, clean and close to everything!"
This was our second visit to the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay. We chose it for it's convenient location and the price. The service was friendly and personal and so accommodating to our early morning schedule-providing us with breakfast, knowing we were going to be up and out before their normal breakfast hours! The rooms are neat and clean and […] beds very comfortable. We stayed on 2nd floor on this visit, which was much more quiet than having guests in the room above us on our earlier visit. A great place to stay and such thoughtful service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun Hotel; Great Location"
My wife and I visited in early-mid November so we got there at the beginning of the "winter" season so a lot of places had closed. We were fine with that though since we didn't want the crowds that usually come with tourist destinations. Instead of spending all our time in Sturgeon Bay we explored more of Door country and took in some of the parks in […] the area. We were there during a bit of a cold snap but the area was still very pretty. Even during the winter we were able to find some nice establishments to eat at. Sonny's Pizzeria makes some really tasty deep dish pizzas and my wife tells me that I must mention their delicious desserts. There were some finer dining areas around but we decided to do this trip rather spontaneously and didn't have any decent clothes to suit the atmospheres (I didn't even bring a polo). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Holiday Music Hotel was a great get away place for us. Our room was cute, clean, quiet, and affordable. We were able to bring our dog with us. Located in the pretty harbor town of Sturgeon Bay, it was perfect for driving up the coast to the tip of the thumb! The only issue I had was that the compressor of the refrigerator in our room was rather loud, […] occasionally waking me. I would imagine this is not the norm for all rooms. I will definitely stay here again upon our return to the U.P.. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Everything was great! (Just one suggestion...)"
Everything was perfect. Service, room, breakfast, accessibility, - everything! Only thing a bit hard to get used to was the A/C heater unit. We couldn't tell if it was delayed or a programming problem but when it was too cold and we turned the temperature up (~70 degrees) it would circulate a lot of hot air into our room. So much it would almost seem […] suffocating so we'd turn it down (60-65 degrees) and then eventually the room would become too cold again. Maybe a thermostat malfunction? Other than that ***WONDERFUL PLACE*** to stay. :) Highly recommend! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"so nice we had to stay twice!"
After a long drive this was a great place to end our day.... actually went up and spent the day in upper door county and by the time we finished a late dinner we decided to come back and check in for a second night. A really neat atmosphere, fun décor, the music vibe gives it a personality all it's own. The breakfast bar is well done and the staff was […] as warm as the coffee. Thanks for a great 2 nites on the road... we'll be back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean, Convenient, Comfortable, and Cozy--not Corporate Cliché! (a real plus!)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have been looking forward to staying here. The lobby decor is unique and inspired. The room was small but comfortable enough, and was also decorated nicely. The breakfast was well maintained and well stocked. We would love to come back and spend more time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Most comfortable beds that we have slept"
We were totally satisfied with everything. The rooms were very clean and well maintained. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The beds were great. The continental breakfast was very good--had lots of variety.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a relief"
It's so nice to stay at a place where the staff genuinely cares about the business and how much you enjoy it. I would stay at the Holiday before I'd stay at any other hotel in sturgeon bay. If I was traveling with kids, I'd stay at the Maritime, which I'm sure is the way everyone would prefer it :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy to find off the highway"
Held up to its 50's them. Diner has 24H coffee and tea. Love the 1950's items -- reminds me so much of the times when Life seems uncomplicated. Linda at the desk was very helpful in giving directions; even placed a call to one of the places where we reserved the evening for the traditional whitefish boil. It's about an hour drive to Ephraim but with […] all the great Fall colors along the way, it's hardly noticeable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekend out of town"
Cool, funky place. Very clean and close to downtown stuff. A real throwback in time, comfortable and dog friendly! I would certainly stay here again. Small TV with a limited stations, but I was in town to watch the tube. Good little breakfast station and some cool artwork of dogs in the hallway!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay the night and enjoy the music!"
We stayed at the Holiday Music Motel for one night while visiting Door County. Our check in was quick and easy, our room was clean and the bed was comfy (we loved the 50's decor), nice to have a fridge in the room, just around the corner from some shops and restaurants, a block from the Steel Bridge, the continental breakfast was a plus and the staff […] was friendly and helpful. The best part of our stay was the "Writer's Night" Open Mic they had from 7-9 (Thursday). We heard some great musicians with their original songs and listened to some wonderful poets. We will come back and stay again. If you are in the neighborhood on a Thursday night I highly recommend you stop in for the Writer's Night Open Mic. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very nice was interesting to find out about the music connection to the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Places like this normally make me nervous that I will end up in a tub full of ice with my kidneys missing, but this place was far from that. The entire motel and room was spotless, the staff was accommodating and extremely friendly, the bed was comfortable, it was a very easy maybe 4 minute walk to the downtown area, and the decor was unique, fun, and […] very inviting. This was an awesome motel and a pleasant release from the big box hotels that are nothing more than a bed to sleep in. I can not recommend this place enough and will be sure to send anyone I know there if they are in the area. In summary, fantastic. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good jumping off point"
glad you could accommodate our two poodles, and the price was right. Can't say much for the continental breakfast, but friendly service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed it very nice . Would go there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great motel! We were in town for a family wedding. The room was clean & neat, the bed & pillows very comfortable. I would definitely recommend for a pleasant stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient hotel near downtown"
I could walk to the restaurant and other attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
Cute, comfortable and pleasant hotel with retro décor. Everything was very clean. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Noticed little noise insulation but all was quiet after 10 pm. It was a fun and unique stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Is this the best value in Door County?"
This place is about as nice as you can get. Everything was spotless. Rooms were extremely comfortable. Service was as good as I have ever had. Continental breakfast was far better than competitors I have stayed at. The coffee was excellent, available all day. Just a 2-3 block walk to most restaurants on the main drag. We were on the lower floor and […] we could hear noise in the room above us. Not bad, though and there were earplugs furnished in the nightstand. Traffic noise was minimal. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel for the money."
The rooms are very basic, but very clean and comfortable. The breastfast eating area was awesome! The staff were extremely cordial and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for the money."
The rooms are very basic, but very clean and comfortable. The breastfast eating area was awesome! The staff were extremely cordial and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Take a trip back in time!"
The Holiday Music Motel was adorable! If you are looking for high tech/modern accommodations this is not your place! As you pull up the outside sign and entrance is a blast from the past and the check in/lobby has a lot to look at in regard to nostalgia. The staff/service is excellent and very knowledgeable of the surrounding area. They even have a […] little self-serve diner attached for breakfast that is just like stepping into the 50's. They have done a great job of keeping their rooms clean and comfortable while still sticking with their theme. We had a full bathrooom with shower amenities as well as a queen bed, small LCD TV, mini fridge, desk, small seating table and a couple of chairs - all either restored or original to the hotel. It is located in Sturgeon Bay very close/waling distance to shops and diners/cafe's/restaurants. If you want to go to a cute motel with great service I would recommend this place, and the price is very affordable compared to most of Door County! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the decor! Clean, fairly quiet rooms with super comfortable beds/pillows. Would definitely stay there again!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the staff, very nice people. Chose this place because it is pet friendly and there are good places for dog walking very close by. Bed was over soft and we had a hard time sleeping. Every sound does come through the walls which is a bother. The place was clean and definitely has a funky vibe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We loved this wonderful little hotel!"
Tired of the same old chain motels and hotels? Do yourself a favor and spend a night in Sturgeon Bay at the Holiday Music Motel. It's got a wonderful '50s motif from the lobby to the rooms, that will bring a smile to your face. The dining area for breakfast is a retro diner, complete with Campbell's soup heater I haven't seen in 50 years! The Internet […] service was excellent, and the breakfast was delicious, although basic. If I was visiting this area again I'd stay here in a heartbeat! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reasonable Friendly Clean"
The entire property dates in the 1950, the breakfast starts at 7:00 AM. Continental breakfast is very limited in choices, the counter seats about six and has one table for two. Very laid back and very simple format. The clerk was helpful in information about things to do and see in Door County. Queen size beds were better than expected. The motel lobby […] is decorated with musical instraments also a aluminum christmas tree with revolving color light wheel, They have cd's made by local talent to sell in lobby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very pleasantly surprised by the retro rooms. Was like walking into a set from the 1950's. However the bed was super comfortable and the staff was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Good continental breakfast in the "malt shop" in the morning.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Distinctive "retro" hotel,"
I really enjoyed the 1950's "mid-century modern" decor. The room was small but very comfortable for this single traveler. It was my intent to explore Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door for this trip, and the hotel's location was very convenient for this. The coziness of the area for the continental breakfast was nice as it gave you the opportunity to interact […] with other hotel guests. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Enjoyed our stay. The room had everything we needed for our 4 nights. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable. It was in walking distance to shopping, walks along the waterfront and good eating places. The staff was friendly. I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"stopping point for Door County"
The whole hotel had a 50's theme, right down to the dishes for breakfast but it was great. The welcome we received on check-in was great and each time we came downstairs they always asked if everything was ok or if they could get us anything. Quiet rooms at night for sleeping. GREAT HOTEL! Will stay again when we go to Door CountyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you want a motel that hits all the right notes"
The Holiday Music Motel is a fun and upbeat place to stay. Retro decor abounds, as does good cheer from the staff. Thoughtful amenities include recycling receptacles, affordable vending machines, and a homey breakfast area with round-the-clock coffee. We enjoyed the comfortable beds and the convenience of being within walking distance of almost anything […] we wanted to do in town. It was a welcome retreat from the more touristy areas of the Door Peninsula. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
When we found this place online I was skeptical. I was VERY impressed when we checked in, pleasantly suprised. The room was very clean and the RETRO furnishings were pretty cool. The bed was very comfortable and made for a good nights sleep. The young lady that checked us in was very friendly and quite pleasant and cute. I can only give 4 out of 5 stars […] because the "continental breakfast" was very limited but they did offer a breakfast. Some places don't. I won't be afraid to check back in sometime soon. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
OLDER MOTEL, BUT VERY WELL MAINTAINED AND VERY CLEAN. FRIENDLY STAFFGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were there on our honeymoon, visiting the area to tour lighthouses. The staff couldn't have been more friendly, the bed more comfortable, or the room more inviting. Plenty of hot water, wonderful pressure... and in close proximity to shopping and eating. I have already recommended this hotel to a couple of my musician friends and we hope to make […] it back there for one of our anniversaries. Absolutely fabulous. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, friendly experience"
Staff was extremely friendly, hotel was very clean, and continental breakfast was better than expected. I was very pleased with my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a very charming place"
Staff was very friendly and helpfull, The rooms are comfortable and clean. This place is great for people who have an appreciation for things from the past. The interior is original from the 50s and 60s, so don't expect a super modern hotel. This is the first environmentally friendly hotel I found in the United States. Instead of producing mountains […] of plastic garbage, they provide proper Cups, plates and cutlery in their breakfast room.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Retro, fun atmosphere"
comfortable however small. If you're looking for someplace close to the beach, a five star rating or room service - Holiday Motel is not it. If you are looking for quaint, retro decor, comfortable bed, clean room and great staff - this is it. close to Historic Third Street of Sturgeon Bay, 2-3 blocks away from the lift bridges, close to shopping and […] inexpensive pubs with great food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Retro 50s hotel a charmer"
All decor has been retained since it was built in 1952. The breakfast area is smallish, but leads to intimate conversations as you sit at the breakfast counter or walk behind the counter to gather cereal, breads, or coffee. Friday night's MI Street bridge traffic was loud, but the other two nights were pretty quiet. Nice bed and shower in a great location […] for the museum, library, and Ice Age Trail. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Wonderful beds. Ok breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what matters on the out side but inside."
Looks do deceive. New inside,clean, comfortable very nice. Great for overnight stay. Front desk very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful in every way"
The hotel is a vintage dream, and the staff who own it are too. It's truly an engaging and relaxing experience, unique and clean and conveniently located. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. And they have cute Holiday Music Motel t shirts! ;)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very cool place to stay"
The overall appearance of the hotel and rooms was clean and inviting. The staff were so nice - everyone on every shift!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quirky, reasonable Door County hotel"
We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Music Hotel and appreciated the price. The decor took us back to our 1950s childhoods. Staff was very accommodating. A drain problem was handled as soon as we told them about it. Fridge in the room was helpful and the pillows were great! Our only concern was occasional noise from the rooms above and next to us. Those […] metal drawers do get a little noisy. The earplugs in the nightstand were a charming solution to the problem. We did end up doing a lot of driving since Sturgeon Bay is on the southern end of the peninsula. Would be happy to stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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