The Water Street Inn | Review

The Water Street Inn | Review Summary

The Water Street Inn invites you to step back in time to when the pace of life was slower so that you can soak in things that truly count like togetherness and natural beauty.

– Mark Stoneman

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Summary

The Water Street Inn has one of the best locations in all of Door County. Right on the water of Green Bay, The Water Street Inn offers walkable accessibility to the lovely village of Ephraim. Beautiful sunsets and beach days await you here. Highlights of its facilities and amenities include the charm of a classic building more than 120 years old, suites, water views, and a swimming pool. The rooms can be somewhat smaller than in more modern hotels. The staff is helpful and attentive, and they help to give a comfortable stay at an average cost for Door County. The Water Street Inn has an exemplary level of cleanliness.

4.3

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Finding a hotel in Door County can be difficult. Since the county has next to no chain hotels, it can be hard to predict what you are paying up to thousands of dollars for. That’s why I wrote this review of The Water Street Inn. As a Door County local, I want you to have a successful visit to Door County, and to come away fully satisfied with your lodging.

Local tip: If you think The Water Street Inn will be a great spot for you to stay, do not hesitate to book it now. Lodging in Door County books up months ahead of time for the prime tourist season. Many travelers to Door County book their lodging a year in advance! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to book this great property.

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Like all hotels in Door County, The Water Street Inn books up well in advance, especially during prime tourist season. Don’t hesitate to check availability for this great property.

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Quick Facts: The Water Street Inn

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Charming, old-fashioned inn with a private beach.

Location: Ephraim
Family friendly
Pet friendly
Free breakfast
Waterfront
Water views
Walkable
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Hot tub
Sauna
Gym
Restaurant
Bar
Suites
Cottages
Private beach
Playground
Equipment rentals
EV charging station
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Detailed Review

Overall Score: 4.3

The Water Street Inn invites you to step back in time to when the pace of life was slower so that you can soak in things that truly count like togetherness and natural beauty.

Talk to most people who visit Door County regularly, and they willl tell you what keeps them coming back: its quiant, charming, retro atmosphere and its natural beauty.

The Water Street Inn combines both of those qualities of Door County. Its charming 1898 building has timeless beauty. And, it’s setting right on the shore of the bay of Green Bay means that you can’t escape natural beauty. Gorgeous sunsets await you here.

The Water Street Inn was built when people knew what really counted. Family, friends, and aesthetic charm were highly valued.

This property invites you to adopt those priorities. This is a place where you can build your bonds with those who count and to make memories with them in the shadow of both manmade and natural beauty.

Here are some of the highlights of The Water Street Inn:

  • On the water
  • Beautiful views
  • Amazing sunsets
  • Vintage architecture
  • Equipment rentals
  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool

Location

5.0

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The Water Street Inn has one of the best locations for any hotel. Full stop. Period. This is a great location not just for Door County, but for any hotel you will ever visit.

It sits right on the shores of the bay of Green Bay and has a private beach in those waters. Not only this, but it is a very walkable location. No need to get in the car when you are at the Water Street Inn. Everything you would need is accessible by foot: fun, restaurants, shopping.

Ephraim is a charming old town. Originally settled by Moravian pilgrims, it has lovely, classic white clapboard buildings. Ephraim is right in the heart of Door County, close to all of its major attractions. It is a great place to base your Door County vacation 0ut of.

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Address

The Water Street Inn is located at 944 Water St S, Ephraim, WI 54211. This is a great location for water views and walkable accessibility to the village of Ephraim.

Facilities and Amenities

3.5

The Water Street Inn has some of the most unique facilities of any hotel in the country, let alone Door County. It’s rare that you can stay in a timeless, charming, old waterfront hotel like this one.

But, even though it has a timeless charm, The Water Street Inn also offers all the modern conveniences and amenities like suites and a swimming pool. It combines the best of both old and new.

Some of the rooms can be smaller than a modern hotel room. That’s why I gave The Water Street In 3.5 stars for facilities and amenities. It has great facilities, but some people might want more space.

Accomodations

The Water Street Inn has the following accommodation types:

  • Double queen rooms
  • Single queen rooms
  • Single king rooms
  • Suites
  • Water view rooms

Amenities

The Water Street Inn has the following site amenities to help you have a great stay:

  • Private beach
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free bicycle rental
  • Free kayak rental
  • Free Wifi
  • Outdoor fireplace

In addition, The Water Street Inn has the following in-room amenities:

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat-screen TV

Cleanliness

5.0

The Water Street Inn has an exemplary level of cleanliness.

Staff

5.0

The Water Street Inn has attentive, helpful, and friendly staff. You will be made to feel at home and welcome.

Cost

2.5

The Water Street Inn has an average cost for similar properties in Door County. This is why we gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Comfort

4.5

The Water Street Inn has a high level of comfort. Rest and relaxation are easy to come by here so that you can take respite from the challenges back home and face them with renewed resolve and vigor when you return.

Pros

Waterfront
Water views
Private beach
Lots of charm
Walkable
Amazing sunsets

Cons

Near busy road
Rooms smaller than some more modern hotels

Summary: The Water Street Inn

The Water Street Inn invites you to step back in time to when the pace of life was slower so that you can soak in things that truly count like togetherness and natural beauty.

The Water Street Inn has one of the best locations in all of Door County. Right on the water of Green Bay, The Water Street Inn offers walkable accessibility to the lovely village of Ephraim. Beautiful sunsets and beach days await you here.

Highlights of its facilities and amenities include the charm of a classic building more than 120 years old, suites, water views, and a swimming pool. The rooms can be somewhat smaller than in more modern hotels.

The staff is helpful and attentive, and they help to give a comfortable stay at an average cost for Door County.

The Water Street Inn has an exemplary level of cleanliness.

Hotels book up in Door County months in advance. If you think that The Water Street Inn is a good option for your Door County trip, do not hesitate to check availability.

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