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“Nice hotel-great place to dine”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Eagle River Inn

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Eagle River Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Eagle River B&B and Inns
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice hotel-great place to dine”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

The food was excellent and they have an extensive beer menu. Right on the beach on Superior. The hotel is clean with every room having a view of the lake. The guys who own it are very nice. They went out of their way to help us with a credit card transaction that didn't bill properly. Very honest and good people. Will stay there again next time we're UP.

Room Tip: The corner rooms had an extra window. That would've been the way to go if they're available
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stay 2 nights in early August. The view is amazing. Enjoyed walking the miles long beach, so peaceful and relaxing. The food at Fitzgerald's was superb and waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Enjoyed our walks thru town. We Just love this Place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We really enjoyed our brief (1 night) stay at Eagle River Inn. Fitzgerald's is a superb restaurant and was the best meal we had during out entire 4-day trip through the UP. We tried to call and make a reservation for dinner in advance but since they had a private party coming that night they said they couldn't take a reservation but would try to work us in. When we arrived they put our name in and told us they'd have a table for 2 in an hour. We settled into our room and walked the beach until it was time. As others have mentioned, the inn rooms are clean and nicely updated, but missing a few things (a shelf in the bathroom for toiletries, hairdryer, closet or place to hang clothes, nightstands). This wasn't a big deal to us, but I would hope that over time the owners could add some of these things to the rooms. We had room 208 and I would definitely recommend the second floor over the first floor since it is above the restaurant and a little away from the foot traffic noise. 208 was right off the staircase, so for some I think the noise from folks going up and down the stairs could be an issue, but we were fine. In our opinion, the best thing about the room was being able to open the window and listen to the small waves of Lake Superior lull us to sleep. That's something you really can't experience at many other places. If we are in the area again, we would definitely stay there and try to get the 201 corner room next time. Also, for those staying there in the future a visit to the Jampot (for amazing local jams, preserves, baked goods) is a must and only a few minutes away.

Room Tip: Go with a second floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Eagle River Inn is a hidden Gem don't pass it up. Rooms are clean and very large with views of the lake. You can watch the sunrise and sunset from looking out your window not to mention watching the freighters going by. You can even have a campfire on the beach if you want

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Gladstone, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights there with friends from Washington, DC. It sits on the shore of Lake Superior, with a great sandy beach and the sounds of the surf lulling you to sleep at night. It's a great beach for the kiddies, too. The rooms are very nicely done, but could use a few more items. Neither bed had end tables, so there were no table lamps to read by at night. Plus, the overhead track lights are very unpleasant and harsh. When we wanted music, we had to place the computer on the bed, as there was no room on the small table in the corner of the room when glassware, etc. was being used. There are no phones in the rooms which is no really big deal as we all had cell phones. But then Verizon service was interrupted for about 6 hours one afternoon, and there you were. The bathroom had no place to set a dopp kit, nor my wife's small zippered containers with her make-up, etc. If you wanted to keep them in the bathroom, you had to set them on the floor, or take the box of tissues from the top of the toilet tank, place the tissues on the floor, etc. A couple of corner shelves up high so you don't hit your head would be nice, or a series of contained, narrow shelves between the shower and sink would suffice. We had to ask for coat hangers as there were none available when we arrived. The staff were able to locate two for us, but that was all. There is no AC, but a floor fan would have sufficed if needed, except you had to keep moving it out of the way to navigate in the room. These are easy fixes and would have made the visit really outstanding. We will definitely stay there again. The beach is incredible. The continental breakfast is acceptable. The restaurant is excellent. The staff are just super and great to chat with.

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor and it was very quiet. As the attached restaurant opens late afternoon...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Bridgman, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Such a lovely little hotel- right on the shores of Lake Superior. We fell asleep listening to the waves hitting the shoreline. It was fantastic! The room was spacious, clean, and beautifully renovated. The owners are two young men who have really turned around an older property and turned it into something very special. You will love the food in their restaurant also!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Two friends and myself stopped here in June on a motorcycle trip around the UP, this place was the highlight of the trip the food, atmosphere and the owners are just awesome. Can't wait to go back.
The rooms we just redone and were super clean. The food (BBQ) was great and the bar had the largest beer list I have ever seen (4 or 5 pages of micro brews), they had a huge whiskey\wine\bourbon selection too.
Oh and the view was incredible!!!!

Room Tip: there is not a bad room in the place.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Eagle River Inn

Property: Eagle River Inn
Address: 5033 Front St, Eagle River, MI 49950-9628
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Eagle River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Eagle River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely gutted and remodeled in early 2012, the Eagle River Inn offers comfortable accommodations to complement an unmatched view of Lake Superior. Gaze at the waves scant feet from your window, or walk undisturbed for miles on sandy beaches. Our attached restaurant and bar serve some of the area's best food, along with one of the finest selections of craft beer and whisky in the UP. Come see what you've been missing! ... more   less 

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