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Gardenwood Resort and Motel

5107 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little place to stay. Cabins and hotel rooms are comfy and quaint. Could use some updating but the beds are comfortable, the fridge and kitchen appliances work great, the water is hot with great pressure and everything is clean. Staff is very friendly and we had a lot of fun meeting some of the other guests around the campfire... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the worst cabin I've ever stayed at. #1 it reeked of urine, #2 the bathroom was so small, you had to sit sideways on the toilet, # 3 the metal bed frame was so old and rickety, you couldn't move with out waking up your spouse. The toilet leaked at the bottom (hence the smell), the toilet tank... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just needed a place to lay our heads. The room was OK for that. The beds were kind of like a canyon and the shower was falling apart. Carpet looked dirty and the bed spread was ripped. Nice location, inexpensive for peak season and they had a community fire pit. I would stay there again.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our first visit and not our last. our cabin was cozy and clean, we enjoyed sitting by the camp fire and grilling out. Location was perfect between Duluth & Two Habors. Great boat access to Lake superior. We felt completely welcome & look forward to returning again. Will definitely recommand to friends & family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very nice place we will be back year after year and we will bring the kids with next time. We loved the view the cabins were great the owner was very personable and helpful. We can't wait to return. We stayed in cabin 2 and had a great stay. Pam , Thanks for everything. Jesse W Brooklyn Park MN.

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Wellesley Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well, the beds were comfy! Heater worked well. It ends there. I don't like being negative so that's why I began on a positive note. I think the owners are trying to bring the facility up to modern standards but they have a long journey. Lots of rot on the window sills, old steel bed frames in some cabins, rags... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have stayed here the past 2 summers. Our cabin was perfect. We had everything we needed...we could wake up, make breakfast, take a walk over to the Harbor and it is Dog friendly!!! The cabins are very clean and comfortable. Love sitting by the bonfire after a day of being tourists. We will stay nowhere else when we come... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Quaint cabins just like "back in the day!" Our Daughters gave the playground two thumbs up! The friendly host even made sure our coffee was ready before we woke! We set out to show our girls the simple joys of nature and an unplugged life! Gardenwood was perfect!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We came to Gardenwood for a mini family reunion. There were 10 people and 5 dogs. This was one of the few places that would allow pets. The cabins were tiny and needed some updating, but they were cozy and clean. This was the second year we went up there and enjoyed it just as much this year as last.... More 

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Nisswa MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

According to the locals, his little resort is under renovation. Our stay in tiny (approx 12 x 14) Cabin 14 was as we expected. Cabin was tiny, warm and clean. We stayed with our dogs and enjoyed it. We could have selected a more expensive place to stay, but this suited us just fine. near the lake, near Duluth, nice... More 

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