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“Old but great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Barkers Island Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Superior
Unionville, Michigan
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18 reviews
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“Old but great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an older building. Get a room on the second floor facing the lake and you can watch the sail boats and freighters. Room had a small window to see outside but was quite pleasant. No big screen TV. The pool was nice and the hot tub hot. The people were very nice and the food was great. Discount on meals and a free breakfast. Was very quiet.

Room Tip: Go for the second floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Normal, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

we were on road trip with our fam and needed a place to stop. we tried 4 other hotels and no vacancy, so this place was recommended. For $99 the room was clean. This hotel does need some updating, but it was good for what we needed.

I know its not their fault but there was about 2000 may flies flying around the entry door. Really grossed me out. Most hotels in the area had the same problem.

I would recommend staying overnight, but not sure I would stay for an extended period.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I had a four night stay here last week while vacationing in the Superior/Duluth area. Our room had a jacuzzi tub and faced the lake to the north. The room setup was nice with a little kitchen nook included.

The internet connectivity was terrible. They claim, and indeed do have 6 WIFI access points, none of which were reliable connections. The signals were so weak that never did all 6 even show up at the same time on the available connections screen. This one or that one would show briefly, just long enough to choose it and try to connect, only to watch it fail. Thinking that we were too far away, we took our device to the restaurant across from the front lobby but had no better result there. We mentioned this problem to the staff, and also overheard others in the hotel having the same frustration. The staff offered to "reset" their equipment but things did not improve. For most of our 4 day stay we were unable to connect at all: inexcusable in this day and age. If being connected to the internet is important then this is certainly not the place to stay.

The room was nice enough and the bed was ok. There was an old, smoky stench to our room that wasn't unbearable but not pleasant either. During our stay we saw two large dumpsters of old mattresses being hauled away and assumed that new ones had replaced them.

The island is a nice, quiet place to stay but is a bit isolating as there is really nothing else there but the hotel. The couple of meals that we had at the restaurant were tasty with adequate but unremarkable service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Chatan, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

A great and friendly Hotel, rooms reasonable, dining had good food at a good price. Look for the rooms with a jacuzzi, you won't be disappointed. There was a good down home feel to this place presented professionally, hope we get to stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: room with the jacuzzi
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Mounds View, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed there one night over the fourth of July. The rooms were nice but are older. No flat screen TV, the shower head was from the 80's. The price was lower than the hotels in the area. We had a beautiful view of the lake from our room and the pool was very nice. The food was very good and not to bad of a price but they had no continental breakfast on Saturday or Sunday. Overall it was quiet and was comfortable and a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Chicago
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed two nights for a business conference. All in all OK. Rooms were dated, and for being out on the water, suprisingly nothing really to do. Staff was excellent and food was great as well, I just left with the feeling that something was missing. I found myself wishing I had stayed across the bridge in Duluth.

Room Tip: No real tip...rooms are set up very haphazardly.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pawnee, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The stay was great. I spent almost 4 months at Barker's. The staff and management made us feel like home from the minute we got there. It's nice to have all amenities under one roof! I live in hotels 11 months a year and would go back anytime. Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Branden D
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Additional Information about Barkers Island Inn

Property: Barkers Island Inn
Address: 300 Marina Dr., Superior, WI 54880 (Formerly Country Hospitality Inn)
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Superior
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Superior
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Barkers Island Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barkers Island Inn is located on an actual island and features a hotel, restaurant, and conference center. ... more   less 
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