We stayed here for a wedding and the wedding was located behind the hotel so it was convienent in that sense. However, the temperature in Duluth and Superior was over 90 degrees (even next to the lake)! The air conditioning in the rooms worked fine but there was no AC in the hallways, lobby, bar or restaurant! It was absolutely horrible to even walk through the hotel to our room. We stepped into the bar from the horribly hot outdoor wedding hoping for some relief and unfortunately, the bar didn't feel different from the outside temp and was at the same humidity level.
I would agree with the previous reviews. The furnishings need to be updated and it would have been nice to have a microwave and refrigerator. Our room was clean however. There was no iron and ironing board in the room, but the front desk was quick to provide one when we asked. The only noise problems we encountered were people standing outside our room at 2 in the morning talking to each other. I did find the sheets to be scratchy. I even put a t-shirt over the pillow on the second night because it annoyed me so much.
It would have been nice to have complimentary breakfast but that did not happen. We ate one morning in the restaurant (would never have eaten a later meal because of it lacking AC). We had to wait almost ten minutes for a hostess to come and seat us, but the waitress was great and I highly recommend the french toast.
The only other problem was that Hwy. 53 was under construction and while we could make it to the hotel from Duluth without problem, in order to make it back to Duluth we had to be detoured through downtown to they Hwy. 2 bridge. This added about 10 minutes to every trip back and forth. This of course, is not the fault of the hotel!
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- Also Known As:
- Barkers Island Hotel Superior
- Barkers Island Superior