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Willard Munger Inn

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7408 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807-2151 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
2 Star accommodation
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Shawn R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This place isn't anything terribly fancy, but it is a solid choice and we very much enjoyed staying here! Lots of space, a kitchenette and couch in the room made it quite comfortable. The shower is tiny, as other reviewers have stated, but everything else was great, including breakfast!
Thank Shawn R
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2018via mobile
Booked in for one night with my daughter, as we took a couple of days from Minneapolis to hike in the fall countryside. I looked online at hotel reviews and found this the most appealing. To be fair, as a dog lover, the mention of the resident dog tipped the balance. We didn’t want to stay in the usual corporate hotels where they are all the same the world over.

It was the right choice. We could have easily stayed longer, although the price of the room seemed a bit on the high end to me, as there was plenty we could have done from there.

The room was clean and very comfortable. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very nice. And Barney did not disappoint. What more could you want?
Thank FridaCrayola
Belinda M
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2018via mobile
Enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were comfortable and clean, staff all friendly and the breakfast exceeded my expectations. French toast freshly made, and eggs and sausages very nice. A special touch was fresh blueberries and raspberries, and the kids loved the waffles!
Thank Belinda M
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2018via mobile
I did not check in personally but my husband did. Check in went smoothly with the exception that a in the dog in the lobby seemed to want to “greet” guests by jumping on them. STRIKE 1.
The room was small and it was $100+ a night. (but that is what the cost is in Duluth). We did not get fresh towels or bath mat or take out the garbage from Wednesday to Thursday or Thursday to Friday and we were staying two nights. Wednesday check in to Friday check out. STRIKE 2
Breakfast Friday morning. Black lab lounging in the breakfast area begging at tables. Water dish for the dog(s) under the juice/beverage/plate/ utensils area. The dog was also wagging its tail where the plates/utensils were stored. SO MUCH dog hair. STRIKE 3.
Check out. It went fine. When I expanded verbally on the issues I was told that “stay overs” do not receive full service—only basic of dry towels, trash taken out and bed made. No fresh sheets. I don’t expect fresh sheets when I am staying less than a week. Not even at an AI. The check out staff thought I wanted full service. I wanted only dry towels, dry bath mat, trash taken out, and more coffee packets. I explained that to them. STRIKE 4
I asked if it would be OK if we could leave the car in the lot since we would be riding the Willard Munger Trail that day. They said it would not be a problem. Thumbs up for that. At the end of the day I asked the lobby guy if I could change my clothes since I was in sweaty bike stuff and we had a way to drive to home. “No problem” was the answer. RIGHT ANSWER. In the lobby restroom where I changed my clothes the toilet seat was up and there was no paper towels to dry hands. I let the lobby guy know that the towels were out and he thanked me BUT did not do anything about it.
Not sure if we will be back. The reason I choose this location is because it was SO close to the trail. (Business/mini vacation.
STRIKE ONE Dogs in the lobby
STRIKE TWO Housekeeping
STRIKE 4 Housekeeking
1 Thank TheBeliever
Lisa Y
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2018via mobile
The inn looks okay on the outside. The front desk person is a little grumpy. They offer bikes and passes to the zoo but arrived to late to enjoy. Miffed you have to pay for your wood for a fire in the back.They offer a breakfast but we chose to go out. The room was nice and looked clean however when we pulled back the comforter the fitted sheet had what looked like oil stains on them. We chose to sleep on top. We took off the quilt that laid at bottom bed and on the back side was a huge stain that was awful. The shower is small and tile was slippery in and out of the shower. We did not get a bath mat to use on the floor.
2 Thank Lisa Y
The Historic Willard Munger Inn is located right on the Willard Munger State Bicycle Trail, Western Waterfront, and Superior Hiking Trails. We provide complimentary bicycles, canoes, zoo passes and More continental breakfast with your stay. Our Inn features 22 units -- from standard economy rooms to suites with decks, fireplaces and whirlpools. Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, birding, & other activities when you stay at the Willard Munger Inn. Newly remodeled rooms. Large rooms with fireplaces and kitchen studios for groups. Or, relax in one of our whirlpool suites. All of our rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers with complimentary coffee, hair dryer, refrigerator and microwave. Enjoy conversation and complimentary continental breakfast around our wood-burning stove in the lounge. Or, cozy up around one of our many outdoor firepits. Take in our flower and rock gardens throughout the property. All rooms smoke-free. Pet Friendly designated rooms. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
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US$99 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
Price range
US$99 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (3)
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June 29, 2016|
Response from Debra T | Reviewed this property |
I did see a small grill on the deck out back. As far as the dog- the owner has a big lab I didn't notice any other pets but not sure what the policy is- it is a pretty relaxed place - just call and ask him- also if u book it... More
Sandy A
October 3, 2015|
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Response from Doug H | Reviewed this property |
I believe check out is 11:00 AM
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Jul. 30, 2018
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Sep. 19, 2017
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Sep. 4, 2017
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