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“Pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Spirit Mountain Duluth

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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
Fox Island, Washington
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We booked this hotel for our recent trip to Duluth, Minnesota to attend Superior Man (half-ironman). This hotel was just outside the city - easy to get to the venue, free parking, McDonald's right next door for an early morning breakfast (needed that because breakfast at the hotel did not open until 6 a.m.), pleasant accommodations and friendly staff. Within a couple of miles from the hotel is the Alpine Coaster, which is a must do if you stay here!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Twin Cities
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We've stayed at this hotel multiple times in the past, and I usually really like this hotel chain, but this stay was a little bit disappointing. The main reason is the breakfast quality - the "make-your-own" waffle station was fine but the overall breakfast offering is skimpy (mainly bread, bagels, mini-muffins, cereal) and the scrambled eggs were not good at all. They looked and tasted very artificial - my child put it pefectly: he said they tasted "powdery". And we could very easily hear noises in the next door room - we could hear their television, their cell phone beeping & ringing, and even their conversations. And we could hear their door slam every time they exited or entered their room. I don't recall having these issues during past visits to this hotel. But we were put in a room with a connecting door to the next room, so in fairness, maybe we just had never stayed in a connecting room before. If we stay here again, I'd be sure to ask for a "non-connecting" room so there's ample distance between us and the room next door. The staff, as usual, was friendly, the bed was comfortable, we liked having an in-room fridge, and the location is great - it's only about a ten minute drive to downtown/Canal Park where we spend most of our time when we visit Duluth. I just think this location needs to improve their breakfast quality and food selection.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here with our family this past week and were quite disappointed. The room smelled like dirty feet and mildew. We though it was coming from our a/c unit, so we just turned it off. Then we heard every sound, freeway traffic noises, etc and our room got hot. So we turned it back on...smell came back the next day but we were gone all day so we didn't worry too much. The whole place felt run-down. Although the front desk staff were both super nice and very helpful (even looked up the weather forecast and one person even got bandaids for our daughter who fell and cut her knee.) Honestly, we didn't spend much time at the hotel, since we were out exploring and sight-seeing, but our time in the room was not great. The smell just gave us all a headache.

Also, we tried their complimentary breakfast each morning. The make your own waffles were a hit with the kids, but the scrambled eggs were really dry. One morning they had over easy eggs, which weren't bad. The oatmeal was good. The biscuits were fine, but the gravy was not. They had lots of juice choices, which everyone really liked. The space where breakfast was served was way too small and too many guests were cramped into the space...some ate in the lobby. The breakfast staff didn't seem happy or conversational. They seemed irritated.

Overall, not a great stay for us. Not likely we'll stay at this location again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Carlson Hotels C, Online Customer Support at BEST WESTERN PLUS Spirit Mountain Duluth, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
We would like to thank you for posting feedback about your recent stay. With the help of reviews like this, we are able to go through operating measures with our hotels directly to ensure that future guests do not run in to the same problems.

We would like to sincerely apologize for your experience with the room you were issued. We appreciate this opportunity to check in with our Duluth location and fine tune our operations. We certainly hope to have you back with our brand on your next vacation so we may have an opportunity to exceed your expectations!
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed only one night in Duluth but were very happy with our choice of hotel. The staff was extremely nice and really seemed to care about whether we were happy or not. The room was clean and our double queen (standard) room had a small fridge, microwave and coffee pot to go with the newer flat screen TV.

The coffee and cookies in the lobby were a nice touch, but my favorite was the breakfast. Sometimes a place offers "breakfast" but it is little more than coffee and a donut. This hotel had a hot breakfast (sausage, eggs, potatoes) plus oatmeal, waffles, fruit, plus all the cold breakfast options.

It isn't the Ritz, but we booked through Hotwire so the value we received was top notch.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo City WI
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 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 And Suites Duluth South
Country Inn & Suites Duluth South Hotel Duluth
Country Inn Proctor
Proctor Country Inn

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