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Great Northern Motel

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Overview of Great Northern Motel

Great Northern Motel

2 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
5070 N Highway 51, Mercer, WI, 54547

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMercer Depot Museum14 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarow Park2 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake of the Falls12 min drive
  • AirportIronwood, MI (IWD-Gogebic County)46 min drive

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About this area


Great Northern Motel is located in Mercer. Mercer Depot Museum is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ottawa National Forest and Grand Portage Lake. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including snowshoeing, snow tubing, and sledding.

What's nearby

  • Mercer Depot Museum - 14 min walk
  • Carow Park - 2 min drive
  • Turtle Flambeau Flowage - 6 min drive
  • Lake of the Falls - 12 min drive
  • Presque Isle Lake - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Rhinelander, WI (RHI-Oneida County) - 84 min drive


  • Wolfs Den Bar and Grill — 1 min walk
  • Subway — 4 min walk
  • Wolf's Den — 7 min walk
  • Around The Corner Pub — 13 min walk
  • Heart Of The North — 14 min walk

About this property

Great Northern Motel

Motel in Mercer with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free motel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. All 80 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Ceiling fans, phones, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Great Northern Motel offers 80 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Snowmobiling

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Property is also known as

Great Northern Motel Mercer
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 53 out of 203 reviews
5 - Excellent 26%
Rating 4 - Good. 86 out of 203 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 43 out of 203 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 20 out of 203 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 203 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
We first stayed here about 5 or more years ago. Nothing has changed. Everything appears old with not one upgrade that we could see. The carpeting is old and appears like it never gets cleaned. No grab bars in the shower for safety, bedspreads appear old and faded out. The windows are very dirty. I need not continue.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good locating on atv/snowmobile trail
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Floors/carpet was disgusting, shower curtain was dirty with stains and clearly had been used prior to us, floor needed to be shampooed, beds were uncomfortable, and i found a USED CLUMP of Kleenexs in the Kleenex box when I went to grab one of those, it was one of the most disgusting places ive ever stayed. We were stuck there though because we had a wedding and nowhere else to go. Way overpriced as well for the conditions.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The lake setting was nice. Carpeting and smell in room were terrible.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stinks. Tired and worn.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021