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“Charming and historical” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #9 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
St. Paul
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Charming and historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We were drawn to Fitger's for its history and lake side location. We stayed in a corner room with a wonderful "cruise-ship-like" view of Lake Superior. The room was lovely and had everything we needed. Todd at the front desk was very kind and helpful--the service in the hotel was great. We enjoyed strolling along the lake walk down to Canal Park and, in the opposite direction, scenic Leif Ericson park. We also enjoyed perusing the adjoining shops and had a nice dinner in one of Fitger's 3 restaurants. We would definitely recommend Fitger's Inn and are already talking about when we can go back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights for business. It was nice; right on the lake with an adjoining bar and restaurant.

The staff is friendly and I was able to use the lobby computer for boarding passes. I was in a small room, likely an office back in the day. I did not mind at all, the lake views were great.

Keep up the nice work. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Fitger's is brimming with charm. From the wallpaper to the furnishings, everything is a reference to its turn of the 20th century roots as a brewery. It is difficult to tell what is actually original to the building and what is made to look old. We had a queen room in the front of the building. I thought this might present a problem with noise but with the a/c on, we never heard another patron or any street noise.

The room was very clean (and I have high standards). There may have been a little dust in the corners, and a very little black in the grout in the shower corners, but everything else felt spotless and I felt at ease. The carpet seemed exceptionally clean. Speaking of the shower, the water pressure was FANTASTIC. I wish mine at home even approached the blast-power at Fitger's.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There are no ice machines on the floor, you must request ice at the front desk. We were informed of this at check-in and they even offered to fill our small travel cooler, which they did before we left the next day. There is both wireless and hard-wire Internet. There is turn-down service (upon request) and even a PILLOW MENU (I wish I had noticed the pillow menu earlier--I've been wanting to try a buckwheat pillow!).

The location is perfect.There are any number of shopping and eating choices right on the property and even more nearby. Just step outside the door and take a stroll along the lakeshore. In one direction, the Vietnam Memorial is short walking distance, and in the opposite direction Leif Ericcson park is a short walking distance. Lots and lots of photo opportunities are right there for your enjoyment.

Overall, I think the accommodations and service were what I would expect from a much more expensive hotel. If we ever make it back to Duluth, this is where we will stay!

Room Tip: Next time we'd like a lakeside room to enjoy the view, but the street side was quiet and comfort...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jourdanton
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This historic hotel, previously a brewery, is right on the lake. I love the location away from the Canal Park tourist area, but easily accessible by trolley or lake walk. Three restaurants to choose from, all of which were good with surprisingly moderate pricing for a nice hotel. Of course the on-sight brewery is a plus!

Room Tip: Check out rooms on the website. King lake view is terrific!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Stillwater, Minnesota
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

From the very friendly and accommodating staff, to rooms that are comfortable, quiet and have character, we've never been disappointed. It's also located right on the lake, with easy access to the lake walk that takes you down to Canal Park. This is our place to stay in Duluth.

Room Tip: Lakeside rooms are always great, but we stayed in a city view room at a lower rate and were not in t...
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  • Stayed July 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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Minneapolis, MN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Hello - We had stayed at Fitgers a couple of times in the past, but it had been 12 years since our last visit. Wow - we were so happy we chose to stay here again. The service was wonderful, the hotel location is great, our room was fabulous (King deluxe on 4th floor) and very clean and they now have a nice continental breakfast in the morning. The bed was also very comfortable and they offer a pillow menu if interested. It was a great place to spend our anniversary! There are a nice assortment of restaurants and bars located on and next to the property and it is right on the boardwalk with excellent views of the lake. We will be back (maybe with the kids next time) and would highly recommend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: The lake views are worth the extra cost!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Fitgers is always our first choice when we visit Duluth. It is located right on the lake and you can take a stroll and walk to canal park to watch the ships come and go in the harbor. There are many shops and restaurants located in Fitgers so you don't have to go far if you don't want to. They also have a fabulous ice cream shop that you can have your ice cream while enjoying the lake views.
The rooms in Fitgers are very cozy and comfortable. Beds are great and you have a choice of what type of pillow is best for you. Have stayed here many times and have never been bothered by noise, even when staying in a room on the street side. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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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:
#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 
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Fitger`s Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Hotel Duluth
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