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The Great Northern Motel

5070 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9313
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#2 of 2 hotels in Mercer
Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring beckon you North to the Great Northern Motel. We're offering fun for the whole family including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, swimming, and more. You will never get bored! Our motel has 80 rooms available, plus we now offer are very spacious and comfortable whirlpool suite. You'll feel like you're right at home. We include a complimentary breakfast every morning you're with us; and pets are also welcome.
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5070 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9313
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FAMILYWISCONSIN wrote a review Sep. 19
Wisconsin104 contributions45 helpful votes
This is the worst place ever; should be shut down by the health department; absolutely gross; rooms are disgusting and looked like they were not cleaned for SEVERAL years; awful staff; breakfast is sketchy to eat too
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jill S wrote a review Aug. 2021
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Reserved a renovated room overlooking the lake. Upon check-in was told renovated room was not available and was given a second floor room overlooking the parking lot. Entering a side door to bring up luggage realized building was not secured. Opening the door to our room, we were hit immediately with the smell of stale cigarettes. Upon entry, saw stained carpeting, a visibly rusted microwave and windows with broken seals. The beds (2 queen) were old, hard and in dire need of replacement. My husband went out to buy Febreeze to help with the smell and opened the windows. We then left for several hours to visit friends. Upon return, it was apparent thd Febreeze attempt had been fruitless. The stench still permeated the room. Had a horrible night’s sleep due to the smell and awful mattresses. Only saving grace we brought our own pillows which we washed immediately upon our return home. My husband showered in the morning (thank God we had only one night there) and thought the bath towels smelled of old kitchen grease, like they’d been laundered with the restaurant towels. We could not wait to get out of there. Would not stay there again if last place on earth!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tellitall2well wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sheboygan, Wisconsin37 contributions6 helpful votes
The rooms were $130. A night. They smelled like smoke and there were burn marks in the carpet and in the bathroom floor. Do not walk on the carpet without shoes it’s disgusting. The other guest were loud and noisy. Don’t expect a quiet goodnight sleep there. The breakfast was terrible cheap package food and the coffee was some diluted water. Absolutely unconsumable. We checkout early to go get real coffee.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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librarychick wrote a review Oct. 2020
Illinois2234 contributions308 helpful votes
Used to stay here back in the late 90's and booked mostly out of nostalgia. Paid extra for a renovated room. Carpeting has seen better days and vacuuming was spotty but overall a decent, very large room with a great view of the lake out back. Beds advertised as queens but seemed more like doubles. They used to have a very nice pool and that is gone although they do have a hot tub. My biggest complaint is that none of the staff wore masks-that's just ignorant. I paid $129 on a Thursday night-this is an $80 a night hotel. I'll likely look elsewhere the next time we're in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
John G wrote a review Aug. 2019
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin96 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here for an atving trip. Last years visit was just short of gross so we paid extra for an upgraded room. This room had newer carpet but the room itself had an odd odor. We believe that it was masked cigarette smell and even though this was a non-smoking room, there were cigarette burns in the carpet. The bed was supposedly new but it definitely has so use because you can look at it from the side and see the sag in the middle. A/C worked but had a loud vibration noise. The house keeping is almost non-existent. You get fresh towels but that's about it. One bed had the covers puled up but the other was only half done and the full garbage wasn't emptied until we left it in the middle of the floor so it couldn't be missed. My guess is that 2 minutes was spent in our room by housekeeping It seems like they are putting money into the hotel to improve it so that's good because it's the only option in the area for a large group. The price is not worth what you get. I don't think that you should have to pay extra for an upgraded room. Give the better rooms to people that book early. I can see charging more for a lake view vs a parking lot view. We were put in a lake view room and charged extra. We didn't ask for the lake view and asked to be put in a parking lot view but they didn't have any other upgraded rooms available and after last years stay, I wasn't willing to stay in one of those. In all fairness, this place caters to atvers and snowmobilers so that has to be hard on carpeting but that's more reason to vacuum them everyday and shampoo them periodically. Hopefully they keep making improvements and a better breakfast would be a great improvement.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
United StatesWisconsinMercer
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great Northern Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Great Northern Motel?
Nearby attractions include Liberty Way Tap House (2.7 km), Aunt Esther's Attic (1.0 km), and Lake of the Falls Country Park (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great Northern Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Great Northern Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great Northern Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great Northern Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lazy Ace Saloon, The Pines, and Tom's Country Cafe.
Are pets allowed at The Great Northern Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Great Northern Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Great Northern Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.