We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Perfect Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Duluth
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn
2316 East 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55812   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 11 Duluth B&B and Inns
Flint, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Perfect Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

From the beautifully decorated main floor to the outstanding breakfasts to the private, comfortable rooms, the Olcott House delivers on every front. David is the consummate host--personable yet keenly aware of his guests' needs. His recommendations on things to do in and around Duluth as well as his restaurant suggestions made our visit to the area that much better. Our stay was, without question, one of the highlights of our summer. We can't wait to return!

Room Tip: The East Wing Suite was private yet spacious.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

83 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    71
    6
    3
    2
    1
See reviews for
3
55
5
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Wonderful setting in Duluth...loved the wine hour on the porch and cream cheese stuffed French toast in the morning...we stayed in the Carriage House....so private! David is a great host and the neighborhood is wonderful for a morning walk

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mpls
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We went to stay over the 4th of July weekend. It felt like we were in Europe with Old world charm but much better food and accomodations. Each afternoon we had wine and cheese and visited with other guests on the side veranda. David is an amazing host!! I loved the decor because it felt as if belonged in the house giving it more of a period feel. The rooms are spacious and the bed was really comfortable. The neighborhood walking tour cannot be beat. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

As s Brit, I have never had such a warm welcome at any place I have ever visited. The building and surrounds are stunning. The is furnished in the best taste with fabulous antiques. Our 2 day stay is so memorable with friendly but discrete service. Nothing was ever too much. The place is spotless with nothing out of place. We got great advice on where to visit and eat locally. We really enjoyed our meal at The Scenic and Sarah's table. Breakfast was something as good as a five star hotel with a vegetarian option. Our room was fabulous with a beautiful bathroom. Subtle classical music pervaded the establishment. In the evening cheese fruit, soft drinks and wine were complimentary. Would I visit again. OH YES!!!!

Stayed June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Necedah, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed for two nights in the Lake Superior room. This room had a gas fireplace, queen size bed, small couch, comfortable sitting chair, and plenty of room left over. There was also an enclosed porch with a round table and two chairs. You could also go outside from this room to a small outdoor porch that had two chairs. The bathroom had a tub with a shower, cedar lined closet and robes for your use. They had Bee Kind bath products for our use, lovely. There are no whirlpool tubs in the main house. We have stayed in many B&B's that have whirlpools and prefer to stay in homes that do not have these as we find it sounds like a jet plane taking off when people are using them. So, this B&B was very quiet and peaceful. Wine and cheese was served at 5pm. I bring my own wine however, I heard comments from other guests that the wine was guite good. Every room was booked when we stayed so this was a great time to meet people. Everyone seemed to love the wine, cheese and fruit. Breakfast was at 9 am in the main dining room. They set a pretty table, charming with silver napkin rings, candles and bone china cups and saucers. The coffee was fair trade, hot and plentiful. The breakfasts are great, I loved the stuffed French toast and warm syrup. They had Torani syrups for your coffee and also a large tea selection. The common rooms were comfortable and impressive. Please see their web site for pictures. Like most B&B' s we have visited, they had you remove your shoes at the door. I love walking around in my stocking feet, so homey. Also, the carpets are much cleaner, I think, at B&B's where this is the practice. The large porch on the first floor is the place to sit, sip wine and talk in the evening. I could go on, but just want to say thank- you to the owners. Oh, the neighborhood is so beautiful. Many of the homes are 100 year old mansions. They have a book that describes the mansions in the area, a great guide for a walking tour of the area.

Room Tip: We were invited into the Lester River Suite, loved that room too, especially the walk in closet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I can not say enough good things about this B&B. From the moment you drive up to the gorgeous home, to the friendly check-in with lots of great tips, to the scrumptious bedroom, we were wowed.
Thanks!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My boyfriend and I were looking to get away from the cities for a weekend, and decided to take a trip to Duluth. A deal came up for the Olcott House B&B, so we decided to give it a try; I am so glad that we did! David, one of the Olcott House caretakers, was so weloming when we arrived. He was so eager to share with us some tips on places to grab dinner, sights to see, as well as trails to hike. The house itself was gorgeous and so peaceful. The breakfast both days was wonderful, and we definitely took advantage of the wine and cheese hour! In between seeing the sights we had some down time, and we were able to use the DVD library and games- both of which had good selections as well, if you're planning on relaxing in the house during your stay. Great experience!

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 2316 East 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55812
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"A celebration of elegance, class and history…" One of Minnesota’s architectural gems! 1904 Georgian Colonial Mansion with six gorgeous, very private and very large suites. Fine antiques, gourmet candlelight breakfasts. Complimentary wine & cheese. Relax and enjoy grand luxury in an historic inn! ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn to your Saves list