Step back into time with vintage-inspired decor, plush beds, and mod cons. Reserve your room today.
Relax and recharge in one of our cozy Standard Queen rooms. Sink into a plush-top mattress at the end of your day or be inspired to write about your adventures at the original desk from 1952.
This mid-century beauty offers all of the amenities of our Standard Queen with a little more room to stretch out, plus a window-side table for you to enjoy your morning coffee or just sit and watch the world go by.
Tasteful vintage appointments take you back in time while modern touches keep you comfy and connected in our Standard King. It’s a perfect home base for your Door County adventures.
Affectionately known as the “Elvis Room,” our spacious Deluxe King is the perfect in-town hideaway with just enough creature comforts to make it your next home away from home.
Room 237 is on the 2nd floor (sorry, no elevator). It is our largest room and has all of the standard amenities listed below, plus wet bar/sink, wine glasses/opener, microwave, sitting table, make-up mirror, iron/ironing board, windows on two sides, partial view of the bridge/working waterfront. This room can adjoin room 236 (with two full beds).
Two full-size Simmons plush-top beds will deliver you sweet dreams immersed in the nostalgia of original decor and cheerful tiling from the day The Holiday opened its doors in 1952.
With the comfort of one Queen and one Full-sized bed, our Deluxe Double is an easy way to settle in and stay in style with a unique blend of classic charm and modern amenities.
Simmons plush-top mattresses
Original desk, nightstand, and lounge chair
High-quality linens and towels
Eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, & soap dispensers
Coffeemaker with all the fixings
Smart TV w/ basic cable
Free high-speed wireless
Free local and long-distance calls
USB charging ports
Individual heat/ac control
Ice bucket and glasses
24/7 common-area kitchenette
Situated in downtown historic Sturgeon Bay, just one block from the waterfront and local attractions.
Independently owned and operated with a commitment to fair wages, community involvement, and honest business practices.
On-site ownership ensures assistance is always nearby.
24/7 access to a fully-equipped common-area kitchenette.
Outdoor seating and a fully stocked fire pit are available.
Pet-friendly rooms on the first floor (advance approval required).
Weekly live music at Tambourine Lounge, our private social club.
Smoke-free building for a healthy environment.
Complimentary parking with one spot per room.
Additional vehicle, RV, and boat parking are available upon request.
Outdoor outlets are accessible on a first-come, first-served basis.
EV charging station is located across the street in the city lot on 1st Ave.
“RetroVated” in 2008 using eco-friendly materials and preserving the original features.
Unique contemporary-retro design with original 1950s furniture, local artwork, and hand-blown glass fixtures from our neighbors at Popelka-Trenchard Gallery and Glass Studio.
Check-in is guaranteed by 3 PM. Please call ahead if you need an earlier check-in and we will do our best to accommodate. (We appreciate calling ahead -vs- just stopping by which greatly slows down our work rhythm. We are a small (but mighty) staff and there’s lots to do to make sure everything is to our very best standards before you arrive!)
Check-out is at 11 AM, but let us know if you need a later check-out and we will do our best to arrange it for you.
The cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance of check in, with a possible additional time required for multiple rooms. See Motel Policies page for more information.
No, we do not charge a booking fee or deposit.
A 5.5% state tax and an 8% room tax are applied. We do not charge any additional booking or “resort” fees. All you pay is the base room rate and applicable taxes, that’s it. No surprises here.
We do, however, charge additional fees for extra persons, pets and cots. (please visit Motel Policies page for more information)
Children 5 and above are welcome. Kids 5-12 sleep for free. Infants and small children just aren’t a good fit in a small hotel like ours. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
The motel is handicap accessible on the first floor through the main entrance, however, rooms are not ADA compliant. Please contact us for more information.
Sorry, we do not have an elevator BUT we are built into a hill so all 2nd floor rooms are accessible from street level.
The motel is a 100% non-smoking facility. Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas outside, and cigarette butts must be properly disposed of. A $250 fine and immediate removal from the motel regardless of hour and without refund for smoking violations.
Unfortunately, we do not hold blocks of rooms for groups or events. It is easiest for us (and, frankly, for you as well) to just have your guests call us direct.
We are not a music themed motel, we are a place that creates and fosters the creation of original music… Since 2006 over 1500 songs have been written and recorded here at the motel. Hear some of what we’ve done over the years on Steel Bridge Radio! You can also visit Steel Bridge Creative Foundation to learn more!
For a breakdown of our full policies, visit our Motel Policies page.