The nicest things about the Shallows is the beautiful waterfront location and the well-manicured and maintained grounds. Unfortunately, that was the best part of our stay. Once we went inside, things went downhill fast.
The facility itself is like a budget motel. While it's not quite spartan, "resort" is not a word I would associate with the Shallows. "Cheap 80's Utilitarian" would be the best way to describe the units.
For example, the shower head in our unit was installed at about the 5 foot 4 inch level. I'm not exactly tall (5' 7") and I had to bend down in order to get under the shower head to wash my hair. Cheap.
The furniture in our unit was the kitschy rattan with glass top style that was all the rage back in the early 80s. Cheap.
Although our unit came with a fireplace, it wasn't gas, but you couldn't burn wood in it either. The only thing you are allowed to burn are those cheesy duraflame logs that never really "burn", they just flicker for an hour or two before sputtering out. Cheap.
Finally, you can take a pass on the "continental breakfast" the Shallows provides. We stopped in for it the first morning. It consisted of orange juice, coffee (but no cream), a couple of plain "mini" bagels, and some cinnamon rolls. That was it. Uber cheap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shallows Resort is a relaxed, family-friendly Door County resort located directly on shores of Green Bay. From our shoreline you can watch the sun set, launch one of the resort's canoes, kayaks, or rowboats and sit by the camp fire ...all in the seclusion of our Egg Harbor waterfront resort. We have a variety of accommodations and price points to meet your vacation needs. Make our Door County lodging your home base to tour the entire Door peninsula - we're centrally located to some of the area's best restaurants, parks, golf and shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shallows Hotel Egg Harbor
- Shallows Resort Egg Harbor, WI - Door County