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Barkers Island Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Superior
Normal, Illinois
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8 reviews
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“need quick place to stay”
Reviewed 23 July 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, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Reviewed 21 July 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, travelled as a couple
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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.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mounds View, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 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, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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Reviewed 8 July 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, travelled on business
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Pawnee, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 June 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, travelled on business
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Oak Grove, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We had never stayed here but were really looking forward to our upcoming visit. Upon arrival we noticed how aged the building was. Being on the shores of Lake Superior you would think it would look a little warn but this was worse than expected. The staff was very helpful, kind and courteous. Our accessible room was clean but overstuffed with furniture and hard to maneuver a wheelchair in. They did replace some of the furniture at our request. Our room was in the middle of the building so lots of fire doors to deal with...not easy with a wheelchair. We ate some meals at the restaurant and found the food tasty and waitstaff pleasant. Probably would not return to this location.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Barkers Island Inn
Address: 300 Marina Dr., Superior, WI 54880-3287 (Formerly Country Hospitality Inn)
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Superior
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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