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Greunke's First Street Inn

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only speak about the experience as a guest of the Inn (staying two nights over in September 2016.) The location is terrific, and the room is fine. The important thing to realize is that the Inn is attached to a working restaurant with many staff members. If there was a dedicated staff member for the Inn, I didn't... More 

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Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very disappointing experience in the Greunke's Inn and Restaurant. The shower was moldy, the carpets were stained, the screens were ripped, the wait staff was crabby and inattentive, and our two day reservation was completely botched with no apologies. We checked into the hotel looking forward to a two-day stay in Bayfield and the surrounding islands. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed in the food but more so with the service. We ordered 3 angus burgers and 1 chicken sandwich, a group of 5 that came in after us got all their food before us, we got half our food and had to wait almost 10 minutes for the rest and then they forgot the bacon on 2 of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

After a rough day of sailing, we needed a place to stay while the boat was getting repaired. The hospitality is awesome! Judith was amazing and very accommodating, she had a room available and we were able to walk/check in after the restaurant had closed. She shared the history of the building and her vinyl collection with us. We were... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is hands down the best breakfast in the area - great service, quality food and reasonable prices. Even if you're staying on Madeline Island this place is worth the ferry ride over - there are NO good breakfast places on the Island (the new Farmhouse is terrible - uncooked, cold food - and I gave it three tries). Gruenke's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I was looking forward to this quaint inn. It is clean and furnished with some antique items. We had a room with a bath and were in the building with the pizza shop. The room was a lot smaller than the photo on the web. It was quiet even though the pizza place was downstairs and it is on the... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to Bayfield. We stayed at Gruenke's both times. Our first stay in the summer of 2014 was very pleasant, unlike our very recent visit this fall. We stayed in the Madeline room. The mattress was absolutely terrible! Like sleeping on a board! The result was lack of sleep, tossing, turning and a backache the next... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Our room was very quaint furnished with some great antique furniture. It was small but adequate, clean and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend to my friends and stay again. We had to share a bathroom but for my very first time doing this, I was pleasantly surprised. The shower room are separate from the bathroom. It was all good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Gruenke's while in town for a weekend of kayaking. The inn is in downtown Bayfield, which was very convenient, and 5 min. from the kayak outfit. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Our room was very cozy, just two beds with a shared bathroom and a box fan in the window, but cost a LOT less than... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We didn't realize we were traveling in "high season" for that part of the country. We stopped at the Chamber of Commerce, and they gave us a list of properties who "might" have availability for the night. We started calling; this was the 2nd place we called. It was a "studio" with one large room with a queen sized bed,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The building that houses Greunke's First Street Inn has been accommodating guests for more than 150 years. The quaint guest rooms are comfortable and neatly decorated with antiques and original art. The inn is conveniently located in the center of downtown Bayfield and is within walking distance to the Madeline Island Ferry, Apostle Islands Cruises, museums, gift shops, and other attractions. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, & dinner 7 days a week! New in 2016: FREE WIFI is available in all guest rooms! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Greunke's First Street Inn

Address: 17 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-5018
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Bayfield
Number of rooms: 12
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