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Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn

2316 East 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55812
Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grand Marais
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

If you think all owners of B and B's are friendly, outgoing and accommodating people then you haven't been to the Olcott House. Don't park in the driveway, take your shoes off at the door and be prepared to pay immediately, before being shown your room. We made the mistakes of parking in the driveway and leaving our money in... More 

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We are sorry this guest did not have a great stay with us. We strive to give outstanding, friendly service and always try to learn from our mistakes. We would like to clarify that we include detailed, very simple instructions with our reservation confirmation that explains very clearly that free parking is conveniently located on the street directly in front... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Here's a copy of a note I dropped to the staff of the Olcott House after a recent weekend getaway: Dear Olcott House Staff: I just wanted to drop a quick line to once again say thanks for helping to make our recent weekend visit to Duluth so very special. Until pulling up to the outside of the Olcott House,... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

We traveled to Duluth for business for one night. The hotels were not cheap, so I chose The Olcott House B&B instead - it wasn't much more than staying at a hotel. Beautiful B&B! We have stayed at quite a few, and the Olcott is definitely one of the best. From the architecturally fabulous ceilings to the decorative antiques throughout... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful Olcott House bed and breakfast in Duluth, MN. From the moment I arrived, the innkeeper, David was most welcoming and gracious to his Georgian Colonial home located in the East End of Duluth. The home is magnificent, and the history of the home and the rooms is located in each... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

This was our 2nd stay at a B&B and we absolutely loved it! From the beautiful African Mahogany woodwork in the dinning room to the rare Birdseye Maple flooring of our suite we were swept away by this mansion. Jerry and David were gracious hosts and made us feel right at home. The breakfast was delicious and very elegant. At... More 

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Armonk, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

When we travel we always try to stay in a B&B because we like the personal attention you get. The Olcott House lived up to our expectations. The house is located in a residential area of Duluth that was "the place to live" when the industrial barons were building their gracious homes. The Olcott house is one of these homes.... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We had a wonderful stay at the Olcott House! First of all, the house was amazing. It felt as though I was stepping back in time. It's beautifully decorated and the history that the owners David & Jerry told was fascinating. The food was incredible! I felt extremely welcome and completely at home. I have been to bed and breakfasts... More 

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Lake City, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Good things first... Food was excellent. Waitstaff was polite and capable. Rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. interior of the home was nice and comfortable and furnished with nice period antiques. Now for the bad.... We could not get in when we arrived (at approx. 6 PM) despite walking around the house twice and knocking and ringing the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Based solely on our internet research and the allure of their website, my wife and I decided to take a gamble on the Olcott house...and boy did it pay off! From the graciousness of the proprietors- David & Jerry- to the comfort & elegance of the accommodations, the Olcott House provided everything we were looking for on our vacation. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

I had the pleasure of staying at the Olcott House last February. The house is absolutely gorgeous and the owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. I felt special in our room as it was so very grand. I look forward to staying there again. Next time you are in Duluth, stay there!!! Christine Rosholt Jazz vocalist and frequent visitor to... More 

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