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“Barkers Island Inn” 3 of 5 stars
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Barkers Island Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Superior
Castle Rock, Colorado
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Barkers Island Inn”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I recently stayed at Barkers Island Inn on Lake Superior because it was the lease expensive hotel I could find in the area. I was pleasantly surprised to find this hotel right on a marina, with a lovely patio restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful despite it being a very busy time of year. It was obvious that the rooms were well used, the carpet, the sheets and blankets. Everything was clean, just well used. For this reason I probably won't return, but for others to whom this is not a serious consideration I would say this is a great place to spend some time by the water and there is lots of space for children to play around the grounds.

Room Tip: Rooms at the south end of the hotel have their own entrance and are near the marina.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Barker's Island Inn is located literally on a an island near the shore of Lake Superior, in a dramatically beautiful location. Unfortunately, the hotel could use a bit more attention to housekeeping. Our room featured quite a few crumbs on the sheets and pillowcases, empty tiny shampoo bottles, and an empty Kleenex box. The Do Not Disturb sign was also missing, meaning we were awakened early by housekeeping. The staff was very courteous and changed the sheets immediately. Our stay included breakfast in the hotel restaurant, which was tasty, with quick, friendly service. Overall, the property looks quite dated, and the problem with the sheets concerned me, so I hesitate to recommend this hotel despite the great staff.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bryant
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is an older building but the location is nice. We went to see the Tall ships and this was a very economical place to stay. We received discounts and free breakfast. The supper time in the hotel restraurant was not a pleasant experience---they were busy but I would recommend if you are there during a busy time to go elsewhere. The rooms are average but they have fridge in each room. One of the people in our party had trouble with a noisy fan. The staff seemed young but friendly. The free breakfast was great. Overall hotel stay was average.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We were there 25 years ago, it was great. It seems to have outgrown it's services. Checkin left much to be desired, it appeared all staff was new & had no clue. The service in the dining room was none existent, a staff person apologized stating there was no kitchen manager. We will not go back.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Got to the room and it smelled of smoke even though it was a no smoking room. So we went to the front desk to ask what we could do and they said they had an air purifier but it was being used by another room. So we requested a fan to put in the window to get the smell out. They were very kind but when I went back to ask the status of the room they told us that they could not find any fans and that the air purifier was lost an there was nothing to do. We then requested a role away so we could fit all of are people in the other room and was told it would not fit. Over all it has only been one night but do not stay

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Unionville, Michigan
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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.

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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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    • 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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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Barkers Island Inn
Address: 300 Marina Dr, Superior, WI 54880-3287 (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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