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“A very pleasant, comfortable B&B experience” 4 of 5 stars
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828 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Duluth B&B and Inns
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Plymouth, MN
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A very pleasant, comfortable B&B experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Solglimt for two nights for a special occasion. We had seen the great reviews on tripadvisor and were glad that they still had an opening when all other top reviewed B&B's in Duluth were full a couple weeks prior to our stay.

Our room, the Harborview suite, was very nice. It had plenty of space, a fireplace, whirlpool tub, nice seating area, and a TV with DVD player. Our only complaints about the room were minor--as the name would indicate, the view isn't the desired one--of Superior. Additionally, we were somewhat disappointed by the quality of the older television and the fact that the DVD remote didn't work, even after having the batteries replaced. This made watching the TV series on DVD that we brought with impossible, without the options needed on the remote.

The breakfasts were delicious and filling. They were three courses, a bread/scone of some sort, a fruit dish, and an entree (pancakes one day and an eggs benedict the other, I believe). We were exceedingly pleased with these.

Another nice touch was the snacks/treats that were available at all times during our stay, including soda, cashews, trail mix, fresh baked brownies/bars, etc. We really appreciated this.

Finally, we found the owners to be very friendly and hospitable. We are somewhat hesitant B&B guests, often preferring the anonymity of hotels. However, a really positive B&B experience such as this one will make us reconsider this hesitation in the future.

Room Tip: I would suggest the rooms with a view of Lake Superior!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Solglimt, Owner at Solglimt Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
It is too bad that our guests found fault with our lake shore bed and breakfast and chose to voice their concerns in a public forum rather than giving us a chance to resolve their issues. We did replace the batteries on the DVD remote but they didn’t tell us that that did not fix the problem. We could have replaced the player with a working one if we had known the batteries did not fix the problem. The issue of the view was never mentioned either. Had they have said they were hoping for a Lake Superior view and not a St. Louis Bay/Harbor view we had a room we could have switched them to in order to satisfy their needs. Our Harbor View Suite looks at the Duluth Harbor and St. Louis Bay and we do not advertise it as having a Lake Superior view. Our rooms that do face Lake Superior are advertised as having that view. Our aerial photos on our web site show that there are two different bodies of water and the Aerial Lift Bridge that connects to Park Point which separates the two bodies of water.
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  • Sleep Quality
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

B&B is beautifully located, right by the beach while being in walking distance to downtown. Rooms are modern, very clean and arranged for best view on lake superior. Everything is top quality, bed, bathroom, fireplace, electronics. Helpful & dedicated owners manage the B&B with great attention to detail. Very happy with my choice.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Appleton, WI
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed in the Loft and really enjoyed our time at the B&B. It is so close to Canal Park that you can walk around easily and see the ships come in from the inn. It's great for a walk on the beach right in their backyard. The Innkeepers are very friendly and generously provide guests with a fridge of soda, beer, water and various snacks like cookies, trail mix, pretzels, etc. Breakfast is served at 9am in the great room looking out to the lake and the canal.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Breakfast awesome. The wife says lovely. We stayed in the loft very quaint.

Host were very friendly and knowledgeable about duluth. The view was awesome right on the lake. Breakfast was at 9 and we got to meet. The other guests.

Well kept and very clean. Snacks and soda available all day. Felt like home

Can't wait to stay there in summer

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Mary and Brian are so gracious!! The house is superb, very cool decor and very up to date. The location, the best, sitting, overlooking Lake Superior, close to shopping, the lakeshore walk and restaurants. The breakfast and service the best I have ever had..I was not sure of what to expect and to my amazement, loved this place. I agree that Sloglimt B&B is a hidden gem.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We want to keep this amazing place a well kept secret! But I'm certain that word of mouth is spreading faster than the speed of light. Soon everyone will now how phenomenal this B&B is and we will never find an availability ever again! Woe is us! Joy to the world.

Room Tip: Room with view of Lake Superior sunrise is heavenly.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

What a great house; with up to date amenities and the latest in cool updates, the house is awesome. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The back yard is lovely, with great seating areas and stairs down to the beach with chairs you can take with. Breakfast is not only large, like 4 course if I remember correctly but it is delicious as well and will leave you asking for recipes. Brian and Mary are like relatives that you WANT to stay with. They are both very personable, down home kind of people. The location is stellar as many others have pointed out.

Room Tip: Just a note that if you like to sleep in, the two rooms we stayed in were very bright in the am and...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Solglimt Bed & Breakfast

Address: 828 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No other Duluth MN bed breakfasts offer a more intimate experience with Lake Superior's shores. Right here in Canal Park, Solglimt brings you as close to the Lake as you can get! Solglimt, is on a seven-mile strip of sand reaching out into Lake Superior’s clear blue. Relax in your perfectly appointed room and head down for a delicately prepared gourmet meal, then head out to explore our gardens, the shore, the ships and the city beyond. ... more   less 

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