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“Fitger's Inn” 5 of 5 stars
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600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #9 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owatonna, Minnesota
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“Fitger's Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My husband & I stayed at Fitger's Inn in Duluth, MN to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The Inn is beautiful - large rooms, intricate woodworking, stained glass chandeliers, and spectacular views of Lake Superior & the Duluth harbor. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The room was spotlessly clean. The valet service was efficient. There was nothing we would change. The Fitger's Inn is part of a larger building that houses several restaurants, many shops, and a brewery. One of our favorite events of the weekend was to take the Brewhouse tour. We enjoyed the one hour beer lesson as well as several beer samples during the tour & after.

Room Tip: The lake-side rooms are well worth any extra dollars over the city-view rooms - beautiful lake views...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This is a beautiful old hotel in one of the best locations in Duluth. The hotel is small, and that allows for a lot of attention to detail. The staff is very helpful (offering to retrieve the valet parked car at midnight as my husband forgot his cell phone).

The rooms are well appointed and the views beautiful. Fitgers offers free valet parking, as well as self parking next to the building. There are many shops and restaurants on site, and many more within walking distance. The suites are huge, and the Internet is free no matter your room type.

This is a top notch hotel for Duluth. It should be noted that if you are expecting the highest level of service (as you would find in a major metro like the twin cities or Chicago) you are NOT going to find it in Duluth. However Fitgers is almost there! We had a great stay and will make this out hotel of choice for all future trips.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Stayed here in February and enjoyed the hotel. As a Travel Agent (Journeys Around the World), I get to experience many hotels for both business and personal vacations. This stay was personal. Opted for a Lake view room which was worth it for the wonderful view of Lake Superior and the Lift Bridge. Room was spacious with modern amenities. Hotel has a doorman and valet parking. Close to downtown. Great alternative to the standard chains in Duluth. Will definitely stay here again on my next visit.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a Lakeview room!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is a great spot. Here is my breakdown of the pluses and minuses:

1) Great location
2) Numerous shopping and dining experiences on site
3) They have their own nightclub on sight
4) The food at the multiple premises on sight on great
5) Excellent service - enjoy the locals being "Minnesota nice"
6) Wonderful view
7) Okay Workout room with weights
8) Can walk throughout downtown
9) Close to a casino and numerous other dining experience
10) Aveda products in the room
11) Ambiance

Minuses:
1) The rooms are nice but not elegant
2) Since you are in Northern MN the heaters turn on and off a lot. You may want earplugs

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Fitger's Inn is by far our favorite place to stay when in Duluth. We have stayed several times and are never disappointed with our accommodations. The rooms are very clean, roomy, comfortable and each one has its own charm. Feels just like home! Great views from the lakeside rooms, close to downtown, walking path right out the back door, great shopping, great restaurants and pet friendly. Our dog loves it there! We were just there celebrating my birthday and we had another wonderful time. Everyone there does an excellent job of making you feel welcome. We highly recommend this beautiful, historic hotel when visiting Duluth for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

My wife and I have an annual tradition of celebrating our wedding anniversary by traveling to Duluth and staying at Fitger's Inn. I can't remember the first time that we stayed at Fitger's Inn, but I do know that after our first visit we decided that a two to three day stay at Fitger's would be a great way to celebrate the best day of our life. Over the years we have made it a point to try to stay in the same room, and I am happy to say that the staff at Fitger's Inn have always made it possible for this to happen. We have always been treated as if we were important, and we have never been disappointed with the service that we have received from each and every member of the staff who do their utmost to make sure that all of our needs are met. We are looking forward to returning to Fitger's Inn for many years to come.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, MN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Fitger's Inn is situated right near downtown Duluth, right on Lake Superior. You can pretty much walk everywhere from here. You don't even have to go outside if you don't want to. Fitger's Brewhouse is located in the same building and is one of our favorite brew-pubs around. The staff is great and very helpful. We usually book ahead for our annual winter trip and you get a very nice discount when you pay ahead, which makes it cheaper than most hotels in downtown Duluth.

Room Tip: Skip the hotel breakfast and go to Chester Creek Cafe/At Sara's Table. It is the best!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fitger's Inn

Address: 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Duluth
#8 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#8 Family Hotel in Duluth
#14 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracing the shore of majestic Lake Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota, this premiere historic hotel is located within the renovated Fitger's Brewery, and is listed on the National Register. Feel pampered by classic European-style service, gracious hospitality, fine cuisine, and luxurious accommodations. Guest rooms and suites boast a wide array of character and personality. Many of the amenities available include balconies, fireplaces, skylights, whirlpool tubs for two, multiple windows, split-levels, 16-foot ceilings and spectacular views of the water. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily in the privacy of the original board room. The large complex is also home to three great restaurants, two night clubs, a micro brewery, day spa and salon, and many unique retail shops. In addition, the convenient downtown location offers direct access to the lakewalk and Canal Park. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fitger`s Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Inn

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