EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard
The King Suite is the biggest room style at the new Independent Stay across from the Country Inn in Marinette. There are six King Suite type rooms.
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard

The King Suite is the biggest room style at the new Independent Stay across from the Country Inn in Marinette. There are six King Suite type rooms.

MARINETTE — Independent Stay Hotel, in Marinette, has recently opened. General manager, Lisa McMahon said she hopes the hotel will serve the community and those who need a place to stay while visiting the area. It opened Oct. 22, 2018.

Independent Stay is located on Old Peshtigo Road, next to the Country Inn by Raddison. The buildings, while owned by the same parent-company, Moyle Development, are individually owned and operated.

Independent Stay consists of 29 rooms, all of which are suites. “They’re basically mini-apartments,” McMahon said. Each room includes a full-sized refrigerator and stove. Because each room includes a full-sized kitchen, Independent Stay does not offer breakfast. McMahon said the kitchens will help guests save money because they do not need to eat out during their stay.

The services the hotel does offer include a fitness room and onsite laundry for guests. It is also pet-friendly.

McMahon  said she wanted to dispel a couple of misconceptions about the new hotel that have been going around. She said that a lot of people think it is for long-term stay-overs only, but she says the hotel will take any type of guests.

“We’re a regular hotel,” McMahon said. “We will take individuals, families or groups from corporations.”

She said with the many industries of the area, such as Marinette Marine and the various foundries, there is a need for more hotels.

“I really hope people don’t look at us and think ‘we’re the business hotel.’ We will happily serve everybody who walks in the front door,” she said. “Whether you need a room for a single night or a much longer time, you can get a room here.”

“Our goal is to provide comfortable quarters for guests to stay in,” McMahon said. “And to have 29 rooms filled 265 days a year.”

Next door, The Country Inn by Radisson has recently underwent some renovations to reflect its new ownership. Each room has been fitted with new bedding, drapes, carpeting and paint. The exterior of the building has also undergone some renovations, including new lighting and paint.

“The hotel is 10 years old, and it didn’t look run-down but it was time for a change,” Teresa Ryan, manager, said. She said the biggest renovation was the front lobby, because it was in main walkway. “The lobby was the worst but it only took three days to complete and the guests were very accommodating and excited to see where the construction was going.”

“It was a very long time to get everything done,” Ryan said. “I’m excited about the new look, it’s refreshed and has a new vibe to it.”