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“Wonderful, homey, historic hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Fitger's Inn
600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #5 of 31 hotels in Duluth
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Wonderful, homey, historic hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stay here every year around Thanksgiving and I would terribly miss it if we did not! The staff is wonderful, the location is perfect for Duluth. Ask for a Lakeside room, and drink coffee sitting on the big window ledge watching the activity in the harbor and along the walking/running paths. Close enough that you don't have to drive anywhere in Duluth, and in the midst of a wonderful shopping / entertainment complex in itself. The staff is great and, when there was bad weather last November and we wanted to go see a movie at a local theater, the hotel had a service that dropped us off at the movie theater and picked us up at another local establishment in Canal Park after the movie! Absolutely love this place! They offer a continental breakfast that is acceptable - yogurt, milk, cereal, breakfast bars, pastries, bananas, apples and the like. The room is a bit small for the number of guests at times (who like to linger because it, too, has a wonderful view of the harbor!). A bit down the street is a wonderful local joint - Sir Benedict's. Eclectic, wonderful sandwiches, soups, appetizers and great, friendly service. Don't know what more you could want. The smoked butternut squash apple soup is incredible. Great local tap beer, nice wine list and extremely reasonably priced.

Room Tip: I don;t think there is a pool or spa. They have a small fitness room and and Aveda salon (spa?) in...
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  • Stayed November 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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  • 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
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We did not expect much. We got much more than expected. We were granted an upgrade to a very large and comfortable room. The staff were extremely kind. A simple but nice continental breakfast included. We were there for ten days a never got tired of the room or the hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a lake view room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have stayed at Fitger's dozens of times. There's really no other place to stay in Duluth. The staff is beyond friendly, the rooms are beautiful with charming decor and fabulous lakeside views, the place is immaculate, and the shopping and restaurants ON SITE (i.e., no need to brave the -20 temps to wander someplace to eat) are excellent. Check out the brewpub for really good microbrew beers and excellent burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The only real negatives are that some of the rooms are a little on the small side, and the free breakfast is rather bland, with no hot foods (only toast, granola bars, fruit and the like). But these are trivial compared to the overall experience. I have to travel to Duluth often for work, and I have had to stay at several of the other hotels when no room at Fitger's were available. They can't hold a candle to it. There is no place else I'd rather stay.

Room Tip: Try to get a Lakeside room on the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My dad and I flew to Duluth on a business trip.
We spent the night at Fitgers... And it was Awesome!
I loved the room, the decor, the breakfast buffet (yum yum) everything about it was simply fascinating....
I wasn't fully prepared for the weather, which was a huge disappointment, I would've loved to walk and explore the town. But it was freezing cold for me, (I'm not used to this)... So I was only thinking about staying indoors...
I appreciated the fresh air and lake view, and was sad to leave the next day. I recommend the place, it's worth the money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Foreston, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Historic Hotel is a pleasant retreat. Typical clientele are adults on a getaway to the North Shore. Some family events like weddings bring the whole gang, but those we have seen there, share the respect of the site as being a bit reserved, in a good way. We appreciate the quiet atmosphere. There is no pool or hot tub, but that's ok, plenty of things to do in Duluth. There's even a small boutique of shops on site , with great food options avialable within a minutes walk from your room, no need to go outside if you don't want. A shuttle service is available if need be. A lot of history is shown in photos throughout the complex. Fitger's Brewery offers a fun tour and the Brewhouse is a must. Rooms are well kept and clean. Staff is helpful and friendly. A nice lite breakfast served lakeside is available to guests, and they offer the best coffee in town, in my opinion!! Fitger's has been a favorite night away in Minnesota, of ours, for years.

Room Tip: Penthouse offers a large visiting or table games area. Some suites have balconies with small chairs...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I try and get up to Fitgers at least once per year - we live in Minneapolis. It's a great getaway from the 'big city', but by no means is Duluth a small city! We love the charm of Fitgers as well as the quality of the rooms. Those rooms on the lake side are worth the extra cost - you have a great view of the lift bridge as well as a walkway that runs along the waters edge. There's good shopping attached to the hotel as well as the brewhouse where we often stop for a late day beverage or lunch.

Room Tip: Rooms on the lakeside are great if you enjoy listening to the water or watching the ships come into...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has a very neat atmosphere! The price was a little high but the perks of having shopping, food & great beer in the same complex were awesome, especially in Winter! If you need to leave the free shuttle was very handy. Staff was awesome!
Rooms were very neat. The Cityside rooms with double beds are a good size but friends stayed in a Lakeview single bed room & it was small.
Eating continental breakfast looking over the lake in the Boardroom was a pretty neat way to start the day!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Also Known As:
Fitger`s Hotel Duluth
Fitger`s Hotel
Fitgers Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Inn
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:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#3 Best Value Hotel in Duluth
#6 Business Hotel in Duluth
#9 Family Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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