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Retro Charm, Modern Comforts in the Heart of Downtown Sturgeon Bay


Retro Charm, Modern Comforts in the Heart of Downtown Sturgeon Bay

Holiday Music Motel

USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, PBS, WPT, and The Travel Channel have all featured The Holiday Music Motel with good reason!

Built in 1952 and lovingly restored in 2009, this well-kept classic in the heart of historic downtown Sturgeon Bay is the world’s only fully operational motel featuring live music, collaborative songwriting retreats and a radio station exclusively broadcasting the music created within its own walls.

When you stay at The Holiday you’ll not only get the experience of retro charm with modern comforts, you’ll also find yourself just steps away from the waterfront and the city’s finest shops, restaurants, music, theater, galleries and museums, while our location makes us a great home base and launching point for further exploration up the peninsula.

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Holiday Motel Vintage Brochure Exterior & Interior

Experience the Golden Age

Travel back to a time of roadside discoveries and glowing neon lights when you stay at The Holiday Music Motel.

While all of our rooms feature the immaculately maintained original Simmons metal furniture in addition to the original bathroom tiling, modern touches ensure that you are comfortable and stay connected to the modern world.

Whether you’re here to explore or simply to relax, our attention to detail and personal service will guarantee that The Holiday Music Motel will provide you with a unique lodging experience you will not soon forget.

Art & Community

The Holiday Music Motel is more than just a place to stay. Located in the heart of the Steel Bridge Creative District it’s an integral part of the local art and music scene.

Over 1,500 songs have been written and recorded at The Holiday, many inspired by the old steel bridge just outside our window, works of local visual artists as well as the beauty, legend, and lore of Door County itself.

As a haven for artists, writers, and musicians, there is no shortage of inspiration to be found. Whether you’re a music lover, history buff, or curious traveler looking for a unique lodging experience, we invite you to come join us in discovering all that Sturgeon Bay, Door County has to offer.

Steel Bridge Creative District Sign in Sturgeon Bay
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