First off I admire Willard Munger and what he did for Minnesota. That's the only reason I even looked at this place. What I experienced can only be described as sad. Yes, there is a great "shrine" to Willard in the lobby with some fascinating photos and news articles depicting political greats from years gone by. Yes, the waffle breakfast was good. Yes, our room had a lock and nobody broke in. Here's the bad: even our newly remodeled room looked outdated and awkward, the night clerk (we arrived around 10pm) had the personality of a snake, and our bedsheets were as thread-bare as I've ever seen. The "ski deal" is no good on weekends. But the coupe de gras was this: at 3am the dog in the room next door started growling, barking, and complaining. I have no problem with pets but old motels with paper thin walls should not allow pets. I hope they remodel and high professional management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Historic Willard Munger Inn is located right on the Willard Munger State Bicycle Trail, Western Waterfront, and Superior Hiking Trails. We provide complimentary bicycles, canoes, zoo passes and continental breakfast with your stay. Our Inn features 22 units -- from standard economy rooms to suites with decks, fireplaces and whirlpools. Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, birding, & other activities when you stay at the Willard Munger Inn. Newly remodeled rooms. Large rooms with fireplaces and kitchen studios for groups. Or, relax in one of our whirlpool suites. All of our rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers with complimentary coffee, hair dryer, refrigerator and microwave. Enjoy conversation and complimentary continental breakfast around our wood-burning stove in the lounge. Or, cozy up around one of our many outdoor firepits. Take in our flower and rock gardens throughout the property. All rooms smoke-free. Pet Friendly designated rooms. ... more less