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Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel

325 S 7th St, Bayfield, WI 54814-4799
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#1 of 4 hotels in Bayfield
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Join us on the edge of the best lake in the world. The Seagull Bay delivers curated experiences; from out door adventure to homemade ice-cream to hand roasted coffee, to locally sourced food or world renowned music, all within walking distance from your home. We have 32 rooms form which to launch your next adventure in the Apostle Islands or to retreat and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of one of America's best small towns Bayfield, WI. Whatever memories you are hoping to make here at the Seagull Bay we will provide everything you need and the view you won't forget.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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DelDavidson wrote a review Jun. 18
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. I can’t imagine a better place to stay in Bayfield.It was the perfect location. A quick walk down a wooded trail ride into town. Quiet location with beautiful lake views. Older but very well-maintained property. We are a family of four that stayed in the cottage. It was a great space for a family. It could’ve easily accommodate it up to 8. They didn’t have out the cute decorative pillows on beds as seen on photos because of Covid, which totally makes sense. They thought of everything that you might need. Kitchen was fully stocked with every utensil you could need, and a nice collection of pots and pans etc. Unlike a lot of other hotels we’ve stayed out they had adequate lighting in every room with many lamps, every bed had a bedside lamp so you could see while you were reading. Also had plenty of hooks so you never have to figure out where to keep your wet towel or hang up your coats. The property was really nice with picnic tables and plenty of outdoor seating and hang out areas.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
steve734 wrote a review Jun. 13
Bismarck, North Dakota16 contributions12 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Bayfield. We were greeted by the owner, Isaac, when we checked in and at our request, provided us with excellent advice on many aspects of this beautiful community. When we asked about renting bikes, Isaac provided details about a bike rental business that was closeby. We rented Ebikes and had a great time with them. We rode all around this beautiful town and took them on the ferry out to Madeline Island, rode them up to the parks on the island and hiked the wonderful trails present on the island. In a tourist area like Bayfield advice such as this is invaluable. We found the motel to be perfectly comfortable, clean, and spacious. It is worth noting that hotel is literally within a stone's throw of Lake Superior. Our room had a lake view and the various boats and ferry could be seen in the distance. The climate in this area is typically much cooler than inland areas with breezes coming off the beautiful, massive lake. We chose to turn the ceiling fan on low and leave the screened windows partially open so that the room would receive cross ventilation. We filled our days with the aforementioned biking, hiking, sailing, and literally collapsed on the comfortable bed as the slight breeze and sounds of the harbor lulled us to sleep. It is my experience that a locally owned hotel, with owners that actually live in the community, provides a level of care that simply isn't available in larger, corporate owned properties. We are already planning our second trip to Bayfield, and a stay at Seagull Bay is a forgone conclusion.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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nyctraveler11215 wrote a review Jun. 7
New York City, New York96 contributions33 helpful votes
I had a wonderful stay in a large, clean, comfortable room, with a nicely equipped kitchenette(complete with stove and oven!) and fabulous view. The communal deck was great. And I loved the walking path that takes you right from the motel to town in minutes. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
SilkRoadTraveler wrote a review May 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin206 contributions39 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Seagull Bay. Our unit had three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a deck with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. The location was perfect, very close to the town center. Thanks to Isaac and the whole crew for a great four days. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
QuincyKid wrote a review May 2021
Austin, Texas274 contributions142 helpful votes
Bayfield is amazing and so is the Seagull. We were in Unit 2 (at the top of the small hill) and had a broad view of the lake and a private deck. The room was just large enough for us to feel comfortably with all the luggage we brought. It’s location put it only a 3 minute car ride from everywhere, including the Madeline Island ferry!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Double Check the policy on the ice. It was a bit unclear.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (0.6 km), Bayfield Maritime Museum (0.7 km), and Stone's Throw Art Gallery (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Copper Trout, Manypenny Bistro, and Pier Plaza Restaurant & Pickled Herring Lounge.
Is Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Bayfield.
Are pets allowed at Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Seagull Bay - A Lakeside Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.