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Hillside Waterfront Hotel, Ephraim

Historic B&B within easy reach of Lake Michigan

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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9980 Water Street, Ephraim, 54211, WI, United States of America
  • What a glorious getaway!! The location, wonderful staff, amenities all we do great. We…

    Sep. 14, 2021

  • Perfect couples retreat- amazing views in a quaint town. Excellent service at the hotel…

    Aug. 27, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour business center
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of Ephraim
  • Lake Michigan - 1 min walk
  • Eagle Harbor - 1 min walk
  • Peninsula State Park - 21 min walk
  • Water Street Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Ephraim Public Beach - 9 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Trillium
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Day Lilly
  • Marsh Marigold
  • Mayflower
  • North Cottage
  • South Cottage

What’s around


  • Heart of Ephraim
  • Lake Michigan - 1 min walk
  • Eagle Harbor - 1 min walk
  • Peninsula State Park - 21 min walk
  • Water Street Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Ephraim Public Beach - 9 min walk
  • Francis Hardy Gallery - 12 min walk
  • Peninsula State Park Golf Course - 29 min walk
  • The Skyway Drive-In Theatre - 37 min walk
  • Bay Ridge Golf Course - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Frykman Studio Gallery - 3.1 mi / 5 km

Getting around

  • Austin Straubel Intl. Airport (GRB) - 106 min drive
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9980 Water Street, Ephraim, 54211, WI, United States of America

At a glance


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive key retrieval information.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 1


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Year Built - 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 125.00 per night

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Hillside Inn Ephraim
  • Hillside Inn of Ephraim
  • Hillside Waterfront Ephraim
  • Hillside Waterfront Hotel Ephraim
  • Hillside Waterfront Hotel Bed & breakfast
  • Hillside Waterfront Hotel Bed & breakfast Ephraim
  • Hillside Ephraim
  • Hillside Inn Of Ephraim Door County, WI

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Hillside Waterfront Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Old Post Office Restaurant (5-min walk), Good Eggs (14-min walk), and Joe Jo's Pizza and Gelato (2.1 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and kayaking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    this is a beautiful hotel! quiet, peaceful. worth every penny

    kay, 2 night romance trip, Aug. 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The setting was wonderful; location ideal. Breakfast on the front porch was so memorable. Room was comfortable and charming. Amenities were well thought out...even a shower cap and nail file. Only thing lacking in room was a full length mirror, but so minor a detail in the overall package that we hesitated to mention it. We did, only so you would know we are real and sincere in our comments. The staff couldn't do enough for us, and the owner was friendly and more than obliging. That would be our choice to stay at should we make another trip to Door County. In fact, if we couldn't stay there we probably wouldn't go back because staying any where else would be a disappointment.

    David, 4 night trip, Aug. 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    This was a nice place to stay in Door County. However, kids are absolutely not allowed so be careful when booking. We unknowingly brought our 3 month baby along, which was frowned upon and we were told the baby had to leave. Upsetting to us, but a good place for people without kids to stay!

    2 night family trip, Jul. 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful and historic. Meticulous inside and out. Perfect views on deck. A must stay when visiting door county.

    2 night romance trip, Jul. 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We have stayed in many hotels in the U.S. and the U.K. and Ireland. The room was the best ever! Loved the fireplace on cool nights!

    3 night romance trip, Jun. 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our experience staying at the Hillside Waterfront Hotel was absolutely outstanding. Both Diane and Julia made our stay feel first class at every step of the way. They anticipate any questions and do everything they can to make you comfortable. The rooms are private, extremely comfortable, and very relaxing. We visited in the off-season and will be back when it warms up again!

    2 night romance trip, Mar. 4, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    They claim you can't book through

    Worst experience I can remember with a hotel. I've stayed many more nights in hotels the last few years than I'd like to admit, so felt obliged to write a review for users since it directly relates. - We booked about a month in advance but when we arrived and were told that there was no booking in our name. - We were told that the hotel has no relationship with and that ' just lists every property without permission' - We were told they could call someone (called Bob or something) who could tell us which other places in the area might have space - we declined this and booked at the nearby Water Street Inn which I can definitely recommend. - The attitude of the owner was a bit shocking. No surprise, no apology, just a "They keep doing this, we don't have a booking" response. It made it obvious that they do this a lot. - When checking in at our nearby hotel, the receptionist said that they've heard the same from other people. So, in conclusion, if you're on here you know that the hotel obviously has listed itself here so the owner is lying. Especially when you consider there are verified reviews from people who have successfully stayed. The only motivation for this that I can think of is that they accept the booking but will 'lose' it if someone books direct as it enables them to avoid the commission to As it turned out, The Water Street Inn was lovely so all's well that ends well. But we got lucky to find it with no notice!

    Julian, 2 night trip, Oct. 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An unique "Bed & Breakfast" place, with a owner & staff that make you comfortable like family

    Vasudevan, 4 night family trip, Jun. 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Laila, 3 night trip, Oct. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    2 night trip, Jul. 4, 2021

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