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“a fan of the countryinn chain.” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Spirit Mountain Duluth
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9330 W Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55811 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Duluth South)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Buffalo City WI
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“a fan of the countryinn chain.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We have stayed multiple times at counrtyinn chain hotels. The main reason is we know what we are getting. This one was a tad bit disappointing. The place seemed old. They did have friendly staff for sure. But the rooms just needed some updates. Looked tired to me. The bed was hard, but my preferrance is a soft bed. It was clean. We did have a whirlpool room, and the whirlpool was ok. I think the price was high, but it was close to Duluth Mn in the summer. All hotels are high in that area at that time of the year. My main gripe here is the doors to each room. The doors SLAM at an alarmingly loud sound. People do not know to gently hold the door till it closes, nor should they have to. This really was annoying to us. So much, that we probably wont come back. Breakfast was ok.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We had a busy day and when we checked in we were told the hot tub was out of order. We asked for an upgrade and they said they could not, due to the way we booked this room online. We would have paid more and they could not figure it out. The pool was very cold. The breakfast was the best part. We probably will book elsewhere for our next Duluth trip.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Northfield, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We like staying at Country Inn and Suite properties whenever we travel. I was able to accompany my husband on a business trip lately, so we stayed at their hotel in S. Duluth (actually in the suburb of Proctor). The company has a special room rate; thus the price designation. This hotel was nowhere near as nice as some we've stayed at (the one in Schaumburg, Illinois, is outstanding!), but was quiet and comfortable. They offered wireless internet, in-room coffee, and a bed that was very comfortable. I did not have the breakfast, but my husband was disappointed in the offerings: he said the scrambled eggs were most likely from a powdered mix, and the biscuits and gravy looked unappetizing. The nice young lady at the desk searched out and printed directions to a coffee shop she knew, which we did try and found quite good. I don't know if I'd pay regular prices to stay at this property. Oh - one disappointment was that the pool was closed for maintenance the afternoon and evening we stayed.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Good value nice large rooms and a friendly staff at this location. The only draw back is the noisy train on one side and the freeway on the other. Keep your fan running and you can't hear the noise in the room very much. Breakfast is good and it has easy access from the freeway.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stayed one evening with my Son and found very basic accomodations for luxury prices.
The staff was charming, but the facilities look a bit tired. The room was very basic.
If we were not so tired and needed to rest from out roadtrip, I would have requested a refund and traveled on.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is a nice, clean, quiet hotel. The hotel was filled to capacity but in my room, you wouldn't know it. It was quiet and very comfortable. A bit of a drive into Duluth, but nothing outrageous or inconvenient. There are lots of activities nearby and the hotel staff were great. No complaints from me and I will stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Our family of four, plus a little dog, enjoyed our stay. Excellent, friendly service. The young man who checked us in was very helpful. Comfortable room. Quiet location, trains that run behind the hotel didn't really bother us. Nice breakfast that was well maintained and clean. Extremely convenient to ski resort. Nice pool area and a hot tub that was actually hot. Would stay again in a heartbeat. It was so nice to have a dog friendly room available in a well maintained hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9330 W Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55811 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Duluth South)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Duluth
#10 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#11 Family Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Spirit Mountain Duluth 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Country Inn & Suites Duluth South Hotel Duluth
Country Inn And Suites Duluth South
Country Inn Proctor
Proctor Country Inn

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