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The Lodge at Leathem Smith

1640 Memorial Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-1504
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#14 of 18 hotels in Sturgeon Bay
The Lodge at Leathem Smith opened in 2011 by owner Paul Meleen. The Lodge is the place in Door County for upscale guest rooms, impeccable suites, fine casual dining, meetings, wedding receptions, banquets and recreational facilities tendered to their guests with great pride and attention-to-detail professionalism - all part of your ideal stay in Door County at Leathem Smith Lodge. ACCOMMODATIONS: Our many guests have found the guest rooms live up to our standard of Casual elegance at Door County's historic Lodge Resort, all at affordable rates. The Lodge guest rooms include 16 Suites... 475 Sq. Ft. Commodore (2) and First Mate (2) junior suites, 650 sq. Ft. Two-room Captain's Suites (10) and 740 sq. Ft. Two-room Admiral's Suites (2)... Are decorated with 14 different styles of Thomasville furniture and our 32 deluxe hotel rooms are furnished in Broyhill, Thomasville and American of Martinsville. Our Harborside is a one-story building which is approximately 50 yards from the main Lodge. All 15 guest rooms are accessed from interior lobbies and corridor. Each guest room has a patio to relax...'Across-the-street' view to the water.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HowdyDoody4 wrote a review 5 Jan
Chanhassen, Minnesota585 contributions86 helpful votes
It is not in my nature to disparage hotels or restaurants, especially during a pandemic. Most hospitality establishments work hard to serve their customers and provide a pleasant eating or lodging experience. But where health and safety is concerned, especially during a pandemic, there are other factors to consider. Which is why I’ve ruminated before writing this review. Last Fall, returning from a weekend in Door County, we booked rooms at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, in Sturgeon Bay, because of the interesting history of the property and the resort’s website confirmation it adheres to “enhanced health & safety standards” and that the “Property is cleaned with disinfectant.” We arrived after 6:00pm and found no one at the front desk. Just a note to call a room in the hotel which, as it turned out, housed a manager or assistant. He checked us in and pointed the way to our rooms. Not a good beginning. Considering health and safety, we were shocked to find our rooms to be in appalling conditions. But given the hour and the lack of housing options, had no choice but to bite our lip and stay the night. The bathrooms were filthy. Mold on the tiles. Mold or dirt in the bottom of the tub. In our room one of the doors in the sink cabinet is falling off the hinges. Ohhh, and the bathroom door is warped and won't close. The waste basket in the bathroom had not been emptied from the previous guest. And most appalling, the dirt and grime on the bathroom tile and the bottom of the tub was, to put it mildly, disgusting. Look at the picture of the tub that accompanies this review. I hope that the owner can recover from what the pandemic has wrought. But for us, on our next trip to Door County, we will look elsewhere —and more suspiciously— before booking lodging somewhere else.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Do not stay here.
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jennfg wrote a review Oct 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania6 contributions
Gross. Expensive. Mildew. Smells. Slow drain in the bathtub. There is a slab of concrete with a dirty plastic chair for your “patio.” Cobwebs. There was mold on the lampshades. It was one of those hotel rooms where you felt like you had to keep your shoes on. Nasty splatters on the blinds. I’m glad I at least brought my own pillow.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kenna LM wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I came here a wedding. The owner told the bride that the guests' dogs were allowed at the hotel. When I called to book my room, I SPECIFICALLY said that I had a dog and the front desk worker said "ok". When I got to the hotel I got settled in and the next day I get a phone call from the front desk telling me that I was in a room that didn't allow dogs and they were charging me $250. Let me say that again for the people in the back....TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. As any middle class working human would, I went to the front desk and argued this and the entire time I was there, THE OWNER WOULDN'T EVEN COME OUT OF HIS OFFICE. The lady at the front desk even went to talk to him and he wouldn't come out. Other things to note: Cobwebs EVERYWHERE Extremely Outdated rooms "NOT-dog friendly" Rooms had a nauseating foot smell Mold around the AC units in some of the rooms Positive things: Bartenders were great people. Please use the $250 you robbed from me to fix your garbage hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Bring Fabreeze AND Lysol
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Rara wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions
A disappointing stay—soft bed, dated decor, tattered towels, curtain hardware fell when closing curtains, musty smell. Breakfast offered a dish with potatoes/egg/sausage bits to microwave with plastic wrap, drinks, open dish of yogurt/granola, muffins, waffles and cereal (but no milk was available!). Front desk attendant was overseeing “breakfast” and openly complaining to guests. We enjoyed the walk across the street to the water and the front outside patio area was good. The Lodge needs to improve for the prices they are asking.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Natalia wrote a review Jul 2021
35 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is located on the other side of the river, so you’d need to drive to the downtown. Besides the room was very nice and clean. They could invest a bit in better curtains as they don’t give you any darkening level if you would like to sleep bit longer. The suite we’re in was on the first floor so the second night we had an “elephant “ above us, stumping back and forth till 1 am. Lack of phone in the room made it impossible to communicate with the receptionist, so we just waited it out, but if you’re older couple who likes to sleep in curfew hours that might be not your best choice. The room service is very early between 8-9 am so make sure you’ll put do not disturb sign out😊
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking gets really busy in the evening so make sure you’ll get your spot earlier in the evening.
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US$112 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge at Leathem Smith
Which popular attractions are close to The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Nearby attractions include The Farm (6.2 km), Door County Historical Museum (2.0 km), and Door County Maritime Museum (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bluefront Cafe, Scaturo's Baking Co & Cafe, and Get Real Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Lodge at Leathem Smith?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Lodge at Leathem Smith offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is The Lodge at Leathem Smith accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.