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Gardenwood Resort and Motel

5107 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
Gardenwood Resort and Motel
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26 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This resort was built in the late 1920's to 1930. The new owners are doing a good job of restoring the cabins and motel, after years of ho-hum maintenance on the property. The resort has charm already, but the potential is even greater. Our little cabin was clean and comfortable with air conditioning (which was much appreciated due to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

I can deal with old, rustic cabins, but the cabin we had was terrible. The kitchen area was old and gross, the futon was filthy and stained and then I opened up the bathroom door. Old nasty shower stall, stains on the floor, warped wood. It's a great location and nice folks, but unless this place is cleaned up we... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

The thing to be aware of is that this is an old place. It was originally built in 1929 and the cabins look the same now as they did then. If you are into old places, don't mind that ricketty feeling, beds that aren't that firm, windows that don't open; then you will love this place. But if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

Gardenwood is a hidden gem! I love the rustic cabins and old school up north feel. And the staff is friendly and down to earth, which is right up my alley. Gardenwood is a great gettaway, not a tourist trap. We had plenty of privacy and the option to join the other guests at the common campfire in the evenings,... More 

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Mora
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

With the location of Gardenwood, it was easy to get to a section of the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) for our snowshoeing adventure. We arrived Friday night and checked in to one of the hotel rooms. It was a nice place to make our dinner of taco pizza hot-dish and cleanup was a snap with the full kitchen. We talked... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

We have been coming here for a long time and this was to be our final time if some improvements weren't done! WHAT A GREAT SURPRISE TO FND NEW OWNERS THAT WERE FIXING AND IMPROVING THE CABINS!! We had 2 wonderful cabins and very friendly owners that have put alot of hard work into making everything great! Thanks for the... More 

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