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Cape Superior Inn
Ranked #30 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
Blue Earth, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exactly what we were looking for”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just a wonderful inn. The view of Lake Superior from the second story deck is beautiful, the manager is friendly and helpful, the room is cozy and homey with extra touches that shows the inn is cared for, nicest liquor store I've ever been in, and a great bar/restaurant next door. All the staff made you feel like you were a friend of theirs. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kevin S, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you so much! I know that you could stay anywhere on the north shore. I strive to keep the rooms spotless and the grounds clean, and our people happy and grateful that you are here. Hope you stop in again.
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Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Came up with the family from the twin cities. The view from your room of Lake Superior is incredible. There is a really nice liquor store attached to the motel. And a great bar and restaurant next door. Room was clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Kevin S, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thanks for your review! We do have a "million-dollar" view here. Thanks for staying and come again! :D

Kevin
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

A little leary at first sight but very impressed with the hospitality of this Inn. Great view of lake superior from my window. Super clean room and very reasonably priced. Homey feel to the whole place. After 400 miles of travel it was so nice to be greeted with such kindness and attentiveness. if you travel along the lake shore this is THE place to stay! I will definately be back to stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Kevin S, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you so much for your review! The motel could use a bit of sprucing up on the outside, but I'm glad you decided to stop in and give us a chance.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

this place is a real dump plane and simple. it looks like they built the place with the cheapest material that they could swindle from a scrap yard. the furniture looks like it was picked up off the side of the road in the bad part of town. everything obvious went to the lowest bidder if you get my drift.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Actually, I'm not exactly sure I understand. If you could be more specific in you critique, it would be helpful to us to rectify any problems you had. Please let us know, and I hope you come to stay again.
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the Cape Superior Inn and were suprised by its recent updates, great customer service, and the new liquor store on site! The restaurant next door is under new ownership and has fabulous food.
We chose the Cape Superior Inn because we wanted to get away from the busy city-life of Canal Park, and serene North Shore life. Also, we had our boat with and were happily suprised that they had ample room for it. The Cape Superior Inn is our new spot on the North Shore, and we will be back next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! We try to improve as much as we can by listening to genuine critiques from our customers!
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Detroit Rock City, Il
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Myself and several friends stopped and stayed at this place. The Restaraunt next to this place is the old castle, but is no longer owned by the people who own the Cape Superior Inn. First, there is no parking lines in the parking lot of the inn, and as small as the driveway to the place is, parking our motorcycles as far as we could out of the way, still left them exposed to the dangerously close vehicle traffic using the driveway. All the rooms are no smoking, and when we went out on the poorly built wooden balcony area in front of our rooms, we were chastised by the manager for being too loud and for drinking. The water pressure during our showers was non-existant. During several of the showers, the water just stopped comming out of the showerhead for 3 or 4 minutes. The rooms look like they were furnished with Salvation Army thrift store items. The beds were small and uncomfortable, there are no telephones or air conditioners in any rooms for those of you wo may want them. The inn is a strip shaped block building with a poorly built and maintained catwalk to the second floor rooms. If you stayed at the local Motel 6 you would probably get a better value for your money and definately would be more satisfied with the accomodations.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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, Manager at Cape Superior Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
Thank you for your critique, and sorry it's taken so long to post a response. We are going though a new management change with a commitment to respond to issues as quickly as possible. I'm sorry that you didn't have a satisfactory stay with us. You do have some valid points, the driveway is a bit confusing without stripes and we're working to rectify that. As a motorcyclist, I understand the need to keep you bike as far out of harms' way as possible. We do have ample parking in the back of the motel to keep your bike away from other traffic. Regarding the deck area, it is safe (but could use a new coat of stain). Since the motel is family-oriented, there is a certain amount of quiet time that we insist, so that all of our guests have a restful stay. We have also just installed a new, state of the art 110 gallon water heater. I'll be looking at installing new shower heads and seeing what we can do to increase water pressure in the rooms that need it. You are correct that none of the rooms have A/C, but we've seen that it would be rarely used, since we are right on the lake shore, and have a cool breeze. I encourage you to give us another chance. We'd love to have you stay with us!
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Property: Cape Superior Inn
Address: 5133 North Shore Scenic Dr, Duluth, MN 55804
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #30 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
Number of rooms: 15
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