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Review of Inn on Gitche Gumee

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Inn on Gitche Gumee
Ranked #7 of 11 Duluth B&B and Inns
Squaw Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2010

I knew this was going to be a nice room or at least I hoped so. It was above & beyond what I expected. If you like many extra touches & a place that goes above and beyond what is nomally expected this is your place. Very unique, very clean, I am an innkeeper so I look for it. This place is cleaned well. Comfortable bed but the sheets were scratchy. I told her about it so they should be in the rag bag now. These are very friendly people with much pride in their place.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MyLakeHome
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

Completely NOT as advertised. Not as pictured on the website. The grounds were littered with trash and old cars. Room and bedding smelled and we were practically sick from the smell of mold. Broken doors, windows and screens. Free morning instant coffee by the man-made "waterfall" that only worked part of the time sat there all day and overnight. I had hoped for more and we were HUGELY disappointed. Enjoyed the wi-fi and DirectTV but that is all. We will not be staying there ever again. Beware!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank mccullough727
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ohio
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2009

We were planing to stay near Duluth but not proper in the city ...away from crowd but right on shore....this place was just PERFECT for us.... couple of miles from Duluth...right on the Lake Superior ... accross the street ..beach to play/walk in the shallow clean water, slow tides gave peace of mind. Remarkable stay due to kind/helpfull staff. Suite was cozy, authentic decor, lake view and had a kitchen in it with all neat and niches of simple cooking...plus small dining place. Front deck and flowers arrangement is a beautiful. place, would be peferct for family reunion, small gatherings , parties....Our stay was more than worth to price we paid. Will visit again in summer....thanks

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lalita_morey
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Winnipeg
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2009

We stayed with extended family for the weekend. This quiet little haven overlooks lake Superior and part of the Duluth shipyards. We were impressed with the quality of the bedding and that we had a fridge and microwave in the room. The decor was amazing, with actual trees for the 4 corner bed posts, closet racks, and curtain rods! The front of the Inn is an open area where you can have a bonfire, or just sit in front of the nice fountain and look at the scenery. Very friendly hosts, puts this on my list of places to return to, when i'm back in the area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Billyp27
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minneapolis
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2008

We were part of a 6 couple booking. We arrived and everything was perfect. The rooms were great , The owners were very accomadating and helpful. The outdoor area was perfect for our large group, great chairs, tables, and grills as we made a couple of dinners ourselves. Everyone agreed that we will be back. All in all it was great.

  • Liked — to many to name , everything
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank dwjMinneapolis
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Houston, MN
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2007

I stumbled on this property as I was looking for places to stay in Duluth. We wanted a place to unwind and to use as a home base as we explored the North Shore of Lake Superior. The Inn on Gitche Gumee was great! Many of the furnishings in the rooms have been made by the innkeeper himself. All the rooms offer a view of Lake Superior and have their own deck to sit and relax on.
The location was perfect...a few miles out of Duluth...close enough to enjoy what the city had to offer but far enough out to offer a peaceful lake setting. With the somewhat higher motel rates in Duluth, we thought this inn was a bargain. We are already planning a return trip next year.

  • Liked — The location on the lake and the uniqueness of each room.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mnfarmgirl
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Additional Information about Inn on Gitche Gumee

Property: Inn on Gitche Gumee
Address: 8517 Congdon Blvd, Duluth, MN 55804-2745
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Duluth
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Inn On Gitche Gumee Hotel Duluth

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