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 thousands of dollars for. That’s why I wrote this review of Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. 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.
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Local tip: If you think Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort 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.
We rated Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort the all-around best hotel in Door County due to the likelihood of it satisfying the broadest swath of visitors. Here are the factors that led us to give it this rating:
- Waterfront with water views in nearly every room
- Close proximity to the conveniences of Sturgeon Bay and the attractions of northern Door County
- Great facilities and amenities
- Friendly, accommodating staff
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort boasts about having some of the best sunsets in Door County.
This hotel is great for:
One important thing to know about Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is that even while it sits on the waterfront of Sturgeon Bay, it does not have a sandy beach. If you want a private, sandy, swimmable beach, you will need to travel to a public beach, or choose a hotel with a private beach like Bay Breeze Resort.
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is located in one of the most scenic spots in Door County. The facilities take full advantage of this location, with every unit in the main building having a water view. However, some visitors might appreciate having a location closer to town.
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is located on Bayshore Drive, north of the City of Sturgeon Bay. It is right on the shores of the bay of Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay is a bay off of Green Bay, and Green Bay is a bay off of Lake Michigan.
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is oriented so that it looks westward over the bay of Sturgeon Bay. That means that it gets an amazing view of sunsets over the bay. Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is deservedly proud of their sunsets.
Their location is great for views, but some visitors might appreciate a different setting. Since it is out in the country, Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is not walkable to restaurants or attractions.
Also, even though it is out in the country, it is not on a large parcel. Some resorts in Door County have acres and acres of property, meaning that you can roam and explore in a park-like setting. That is not the case with Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort.
That is why I gave Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort 4.5 stars out of 5 for location. It’s a lovely spot, but some visitors might be more pleased with another property.
- Downtown Sturgeon Bay: 3.2 miles
- Cave Point County Park: 13.7 miles
- The Farm: 5.1 miles
- Egg Harbor: 14.2 miles
- Cana Island Lighthouse: 28.3 miles
- Peninsula State Park: 21.8 miles
Beautiful views from every room, all with balconies. Water access and free kayaks to borrow. Amazing sunsets. You are minutes from everything. Walmart, Nightengale, and downtown Sturgeon Bay. Also close to the Quarry, boat launch and good fishing.
Facilities & Amenities
All-in-all Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort offers great facilities and amenities. However, there are a few amenities that other resorts in the area have that are missing here, like a private sand beach and tennis courts. That’s why we gave Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort 4 out of 5 stars for facilities and amenities.
Westwood Shores Resort offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. In addition to the private, covered balconies, all suites have fully equipped kitchens with full-size appliances and gas log fireplaces. The two-bedroom suites have two bathrooms with separate shows and whirlpool tubs.
Couples will appreciate the romantic, covered balconies. Families will enjoy having separate bedrooms to give each other private sleeping quarters.
Suite was nice, small bedroom but good sized main area with fully stocked kitchen. Beautiful views from every room, all with balconies.
In-room amenities include:
- Private, covered balconies
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Water views in every suite
Facility amenities include:
- Outdoor pool
- Indoor pool
- Hot tub
- Fitness center
- Complimentary use of rowboats and paddleboats
- EV charging station
Water access and free kayaks to borrow. The pool and sauna are nice. Had an issue with sound on some of the tv channels. The snack/store area was lacking and there’s no restaurant on site.
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort provides a high level of cleanliness throughout the facility in both rooms and common areas.
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is known for its solid and helpful staff who will help you have an excellent stay.
Staff was helpful when I called with questions and when we were there.
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is not the most expensive property in Door County, but it is also not the most value-conscious. Prices will vary throughout the year and will be most expensive in the prime tourist season. But, prices are fair and comparable to the rest of the Door County market. Check prices now to see if Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is in your budget.
All-in-all, Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort offers a comfortable stay for your Door County vacation. A big part of what makes this so comfortable is the suite-stye accommodations which give everyone space to spread out and have some privacy.
Summary: Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is an all-around good bet for a Door County stay. Good amenities, spacious suites, and beautiful views will please most travelers. Travelers seeking a place to stay with their pets, a private beach, or walkability should look elsewhere.
However, there is a high likelihood that you will be pleased with Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Don’t hesitate to check availability if you think this is the right property for your Door County stay.