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Fitger's Inn
Ranked #14 of 31 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2009

My husband and I spent the night at Fitger's as part of a Lake Superior circle tour. Our room was lovely as was the view of the lake. We loved the hotel, the staff, the room. It was a welcome bit of luxury in our trip.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

I took my wife on a vacation to Duluth. We stayed at Fitger's Inn after seeing it rated so highly on Trip Advisor, and based on their claims of being a 4 star hotel. The valet parking was nice, the staff was very helpful and suggested some places to eat (Scenic Cafe - awesome, but pricey, and Belliso's - good, not great). The place had history, it was old, but charming. Everthing looked good until we opened our room and got punched in the face by the smell. It was weird, and if I had to describe it, I would say it smelt like old people...not to be rude...but it did. My wife complained of the bed, I thought it was fine, but agreed that the pillows weren't very good. I tried to get a drink later in the evening to take to my room, only to find out they didn't have a bar (no pool or whirlpool either - FYI). The continential breakfast was weak. Donuts, muffins, bagels, bars, cereal, juice, milk, and coffee...nothing hot, nothing you couldn't get at a gas station for a few bucks. The view was nice and the location favorable (however next time I would look to stay on the canal) but not worth the price of admission. I would not recommend this place to anyone. It is not a 4 star hotel or a #1 choice - even if it was a cheap place to stay.

You have been warned.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank lrez
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

My husband and I decided to stay here based on the reviews we read on here. It was all that I expected and even more! They have complimentary valet parking and are very friendly. There wasn't one person who didn't seem genuinely nice. We stayed in a "luxury" room the first night we were there but moved to a standard room for the rest of our stay. They made the transition very easy- We left the hotel around 10 a.m. and they brought our luggage and everything to our new room for us, so we didn't have to do anything.

The beds were really comfortable, the rooms were clean and everything was in place.

They offer continental breakfast and several blends of delicious Fitger's brewed coffee in a small breakfast room that overlooks the lake. Our stay here was just awesome! Oh, and we liked that there was no pool, that meant less children running around everywhere!! ha!

The only advice I would offer someone who is going to this hotel is to splurge for the lake view... It's a little more expensive, but definitely worth it because we were on the city side the first night and it got a little loud outside. The lake view is beautiful and calming. Would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

My family and I stayed at Fitger's Inn last month. We had been camping but decided to take a little break and enjoy a little side trip in Duluth. After calling a couple of hotels we checked into Fitger's. We were traveling with our dog and Fitger's was actually less expensive than the Holiday Inn. (Lucky us!)

The hotel is beautiful! Our room was really lovely and comfortable. It reminded both my husband and me of a Venice hotel we stayed in only MUCH less expensive. Some things we liked...great location, plenty to do, high ceilings, lovely decor, comfy bed with soft bedding, exquisite views, Aveda bath products, pay per view movies, video games for my boys, WI-FI...I could go on here...

The staff was wonderful. I felt a little self conscious as we were kind of dirty from camping. The front desk staff seemed truly happy to see us. Everyone we dealt with from the housekeeping to the front desk staff was courteous, friendly and proud of their hotel.

Can't wait to return to Fitger's Inn!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank lhc67
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

This is a wonderful, clean, comfortable and luxurious hotel.

Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2009

We're supposed to like Fitgers--classy old building, lakeside location. I see it as a special occasion place. The rooms themselves are really very basic motel rooms inside a classic building. Not even very spacious. It makes a good Duluth destination, but if you are just passing through and need a place to stay, this is way too much money for what you get. Nice walking along lake, but if you had things to do in Duluth or wanted to be near the restaurants and shopping, this isn't in the ideal area. Reasonable prices in basement restaurant, but not very good food.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank leeolson
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Reviewed 12 May 2009

Traveling with children and our au pair, we had requested "close" rooms - one with two queens and one with a king. We were given two beautiful, large connecting rooms that made the kids have enough room to not feel trapped. Each room had a sitting area that was up a few steps. Rooms were both clean and nicely decorated. Water pressure was great in the very clean and presentable bathrooms.

The front desk was very responsive and helpful to all requests, including tracking down a group reservation at another restaurant off-site, answering questions about activities and restaurants for the kids, checking on the schedule of boats going through the canal (unasked - they just heard us talking) and having a carrying tray ready for me (unasked) when I called down to ask if it was ok to bring the free continental breakfast to the room for my still sleepy kids. Getting friendly service above what I requested was what made this an exceptional stay.

Definitely if you stay, buy an ice cream at the Malt Shop and walk down to the Lake and throw rocks.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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5  Thank Amy_home
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Additional Information about Fitger's Inn

Address: 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2222
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#7 Business Hotel in Duluth
#9 Family Hotel in Duluth
Price Range: £107 - £225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fitger's Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently restored to faithfully maintain the architectural integrity of the early 1900's and gracing the shore of majestic Lake Superior, this premiere historic hotel is located within the renovated Fitger's Brewery, and is listed on the National Register. Feel pampered by classic European-style service, gracious hospitality, fine cuisine, and luxurious accommodations. Guest rooms and suites boast a wide array of character and personality. Many of the amenities available include balconies, fireplaces, skylights, whirlpool tubs for two, multiple windows, split-levels, 16-foot ceilings and spectacular views of the water. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily in the privacy of the original board room. The large complex is also home to three great restaurants, two night clubs, a micro brewery, day spa and salon, and many unique retail shops. In addition, the convenient downtown location offers direct access to the lakewalk and Canal Park. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fitger`s Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Hotel Duluth
Fitgers Inn

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