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“Wonderful Hotel - would come back!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #7 of 32 hotels in Duluth
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“Wonderful Hotel - would come back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

I stayed here - unfortunately for just one night - after experiencing some delays in delivery of a new airplane I was picking up. I had stayed for the previous several days at the South Pier Inn (a seperate review I did) and was disappointed. Fitgers did not dissappoint me. The hotel was clean, staff very friendly, and a room service dinner (I just had!) excellent. The hotel is located in an old refurbished building right on the boardwalk of the Lake, and its location makes it easy to get to shops and running/walking paths. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable, and the view over the lake is great. I will stay here again if travel to Duluth calls!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

The staff was very friendly and were more than willing to help us get our moneys worth. The king size bed was not comfortable at all. It was pretty soft and the pillows were huge, hence a neck ache in the morning. It was clean and in a nice location. The skylight is nice, but not if you want to sleep in. The restaurant and shops in the same building are nice as well.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

My wife and I have stayed at Fitger's on two different occasions, one night in April, 08 and three nights in Jan. 09. Our expectations were exceeded on both occasions. Overall, the hotel is very clean and quiet. Both of our rooms (lakeside and city side) were very clean and came well equipped with Aveda products, plenty of towels, extra blankets and storage facilities. I agree with a previous reviewer that the beds are extremely comfortable. They even offer a pillow menu! The continental breakfast is above average and the views from the breakfast room can be stunning (weather permitting). The exercise facility was small but adequate for a quick workout. The lakeside location is perfect! It is only a short walk or drive to Canal Park and downtown Duluth. The onsite dining options are pretty good with Pickwick's being my favorite. The bars are fun and draw a mixed crowd. Unfortunately, the number of shopping options seems to have declined of late but we always find something we “need” in the TrailFitters store.

My only complaints with Fitger's are minor:
- The counter tops in the bathrooms are small and there is limited space to put your grooming items. A small table under or near the sink would suffice.
- I prefer a very dark room and had to frequently adjust the shades in our city side room in-order to block as much street light as possible. This wasn't much of a problem in the darker lake side room.
- The onsite mall could benefit from a small convenience store, although the front desk does sell some essentials.

  • Liked — The prime Duluth location
  • Disliked — Lack of bathroom counter space
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

It was our first trip to Duluth and Fitgers was a pleasant treat. We had the "cityview" room, and although it didnt have a view of the lake, it still exceeded our expectations. The room was large and included a sleep sofa in a sitting area and a SUPER COMFORTABLE BED and sheets. Good continental breakfast...6 types of coffee offered in a small lakeview room. Very attentive staff. The attached mall has everything, lots of shops, entertainment and a wonderful spa, Shear Katz. The microbrewry in the mall also has a good selection

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — no refrigerator in the room
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

My husband and I had never been to Duluth in our life, so we decided to take in the Fall Colors at Fitger's Inn. My sister had told me so many wonderful things about that location.
We had a room with a balcony over looking the lake. It was absolutely beautiful and so relaxing and comfortable. We walked along the walking paths that lead us through very colorful areas that were just breathtaking. We are planning another trip the first weekend in October this year as well and I know I will enjoy it just as much as the first time.

  • Liked — Balcony over looking lake
  • Disliked — Having to leave so early
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

My wife and I enjoyed a great overnight in Duluth at Fitger's. Our room was way above our expectations (it had a foyer, sheesh) and so well decorated. We enjoyed the large bedroom, liked having a separate living room for TV watching, and made good use of the whirlpool tub.

But we especially appreciated the exceptional customer service. We were traveling by motorcycle, and got to the hotel about noon time, well ahead of check-in. With our room not ready, the counter agent really rose to the occasion to help us transition from riding-suit motorcyclists with bags of gear in their lobby to tourists on the Canal Walk. She checked all our gear, then offered us the use of their fitness center shower area to freshen up and change into tourist clothing. That let us get on to a nice lunch at their micro-brewery, and out walking on the boardwalk, enjoying the day.

Fitger's has a great location, and in just a few steps you can be on your way to Canal Park and enjoying Lake Superior. We also fell victim to the Bridgeman's Ice Cream parlor that's right outside the back door.

We'll definitely choose Fitger's again, and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

I just had to write a review to tell all what a charming hotel Fitger's Inn is and to compliment the hotel staff on their wonderful customer service. The hotel is recently renovated but it retains a lot of old world charm. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were very quiet and clean. We stayed in a lakeside deluxe room...the window looked out over Lake Superior but it was not easy to see the lake unless standing right at the window, so I would probably spring for a room with a balcony next time. Every member of the staff at Fitger's was helpful and very friendly...from the porters to the room service waiters to the lobby staff. The assistant manager even gave us a ride to the Omnimax theater when the shuttle driver got stuck in traffic! The food from the Midi Restaurant was served for room service meals (which we enjoyed three times) and was very good and large portions. The lavender creme brulee was excellent! The lakewalk is right next to the building and we had a wonderful time exploring the Canal Park area and Leif Erickson garden that are within a short walk. We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly recommend it to our family and friends. Minnesota Public Radio listeners take note: you can get a significant discount on your stay if you make a small donation to MPR...they will send you a discount card for Fitger's and other places in Duluth. We saved $250 on our stay!

  • Liked — Great customer service and friendly staff
  • Disliked — No pool
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Duluth
#7 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#7 Family Hotel in Duluth
#13 Business 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 
Also Known As:
Fitger`s Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Inn

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