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“Great location and food but they need to update” 3 of 5 stars
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Barkers Island Inn
300 Marina Dr., Superior, WI 54880 (Formerly Country Hospitality Inn)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Superior
Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great location and food but they need to update”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Barker island Inn was a great location! The bay and marina view were superb and the staff was exceptional. The place needs to have the wallpaper put back onto the walls and the cleaning service to be retrained. No major problems but the old plastic liner was still in the ice bucket when we checked in and the in room coffee was only some decaf which we never drink. Had to go to the front desk to get these glitches fixed but they did so without a problem. Also, the jacuzzi was a comfortable temp but the jet action is very inadequate. We didn't try out the pool. The food was wonderful and the drink specials in the lounge were great. We definitely noticed the noise once the motel started to fill up with guests. However, I would go back here again.

Room Tip: Stayed in a room far enough away from the main and pool area to not hear noise from the bar or front...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I recently stayed at Barkers Island Inn on Lake Superior because it was the lease expensive hotel I could find in the area. I was pleasantly surprised to find this hotel right on a marina, with a lovely patio restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful despite it being a very busy time of year. It was obvious that the rooms were well used, the carpet, the sheets and blankets. Everything was clean, just well used. For this reason I probably won't return, but for others to whom this is not a serious consideration I would say this is a great place to spend some time by the water and there is lots of space for children to play around the grounds.

Room Tip: Rooms at the south end of the hotel have their own entrance and are near the marina.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The Barker's Island Inn is located literally on a an island near the shore of Lake Superior, in a dramatically beautiful location. Unfortunately, the hotel could use a bit more attention to housekeeping. Our room featured quite a few crumbs on the sheets and pillowcases, empty tiny shampoo bottles, and an empty Kleenex box. The Do Not Disturb sign was also missing, meaning we were awakened early by housekeeping. The staff was very courteous and changed the sheets immediately. Our stay included breakfast in the hotel restaurant, which was tasty, with quick, friendly service. Overall, the property looks quite dated, and the problem with the sheets concerned me, so I hesitate to recommend this hotel despite the great staff.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bryant
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is an older building but the location is nice. We went to see the Tall ships and this was a very economical place to stay. We received discounts and free breakfast. The supper time in the hotel restraurant was not a pleasant experience---they were busy but I would recommend if you are there during a busy time to go elsewhere. The rooms are average but they have fridge in each room. One of the people in our party had trouble with a noisy fan. The staff seemed young but friendly. The free breakfast was great. Overall hotel stay was average.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We were there 25 years ago, it was great. It seems to have outgrown it's services. Checkin left much to be desired, it appeared all staff was new & had no clue. The service in the dining room was none existent, a staff person apologized stating there was no kitchen manager. We will not go back.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Got to the room and it smelled of smoke even though it was a no smoking room. So we went to the front desk to ask what we could do and they said they had an air purifier but it was being used by another room. So we requested a fan to put in the window to get the smell out. They were very kind but when I went back to ask the status of the room they told us that they could not find any fans and that the air purifier was lost an there was nothing to do. We then requested a role away so we could fit all of are people in the other room and was told it would not fit. Over all it has only been one night but do not stay

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Unionville, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an older building. Get a room on the second floor facing the lake and you can watch the sail boats and freighters. Room had a small window to see outside but was quite pleasant. No big screen TV. The pool was nice and the hot tub hot. The people were very nice and the food was great. Discount on meals and a free breakfast. Was very quiet.

Room Tip: Go for the second floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Barkers Island Inn

Address: 300 Marina Dr., Superior, WI 54880 (Formerly Country Hospitality Inn)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Superior
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Superior
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barkers Island Inn is located on an actual island and features a hotel, restaurant, and conference center. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barkers Island Hotel Superior
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