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“Beautiful Tranquil Motel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cape Superior Inn
5133 North Shore Scenic Dr, Duluth, MN 55804   |  
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Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Minneapolis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Tranquil Motel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the Cape Superior Inn and were suprised by its recent updates, great customer service, and the new liquor store on site! The restaurant next door is under new ownership and has fabulous food.
We chose the Cape Superior Inn because we wanted to get away from the busy city-life of Canal Park, and serene North Shore life. Also, we had our boat with and were happily suprised that they had ample room for it. The Cape Superior Inn is our new spot on the North Shore, and we will be back next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! We try to improve as much as we can by listening to genuine critiques from our customers!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Myself and several friends stopped and stayed at this place. The Restaraunt next to this place is the old castle, but is no longer owned by the people who own the Cape Superior Inn. First, there is no parking lines in the parking lot of the inn, and as small as the driveway to the place is, parking our motorcycles as far as we could out of the way, still left them exposed to the dangerously close vehicle traffic using the driveway. All the rooms are no smoking, and when we went out on the poorly built wooden balcony area in front of our rooms, we were chastised by the manager for being too loud and for drinking. The water pressure during our showers was non-existant. During several of the showers, the water just stopped comming out of the showerhead for 3 or 4 minutes. The rooms look like they were furnished with Salvation Army thrift store items. The beds were small and uncomfortable, there are no telephones or air conditioners in any rooms for those of you wo may want them. The inn is a strip shaped block building with a poorly built and maintained catwalk to the second floor rooms. If you stayed at the local Motel 6 you would probably get a better value for your money and definately would be more satisfied with the accomodations.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
Thank you for your critique, and sorry it's taken so long to post a response. We are going though a new management change with a commitment to respond to issues as quickly as possible. I'm sorry that you didn't have a satisfactory stay with us. You do have some valid points, the driveway is a bit confusing without stripes and we're working to rectify that. As a motorcyclist, I understand the need to keep you bike as far out of harms' way as possible. We do have ample parking in the back of the motel to keep your bike away from other traffic. Regarding the deck area, it is safe (but could use a new coat of stain). Since the motel is family-oriented, there is a certain amount of quiet time that we insist, so that all of our guests have a restful stay. We have also just installed a new, state of the art 110 gallon water heater. I'll be looking at installing new shower heads and seeing what we can do to increase water pressure in the rooms that need it. You are correct that none of the rooms have A/C, but we've seen that it would be rarely used, since we are right on the lake shore, and have a cool breeze. I encourage you to give us another chance. We'd love to have you stay with us!
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Additional Information about Cape Superior Inn

Address: 5133 North Shore Scenic Dr, Duluth, MN 55804
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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