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Gardenwood Resort and Motel
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stayed in one of the motel units for 2 nights in July. Keep in mind when you are booking this that this is not a fancy place, but a cabin type place. Weekends in Duluth often find in town accomodations filled or very overpriced. I found this place and although a little skeptical about booking it, decided to go for it. It is not deluxe by any definition of the word, but for the price it was very good It was clean and the setting was very nice for a 2 night stay. If you want something fancy, you won't enjoy it here, but we enjoyed our stay very much and the price was awesome--half the cost of a budget hotel in town!! We will be back when our travels take us to Duluth again,

Room Tip: We were in #24--one of the motel units and it was fine. Perhaps an end unit would have better views...
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Needed a small cabin, close to Lake Superior. Gardenwood nailed it. A nice little rustic cabin with a microwave, fridge, shower...even DirecTV. Clean, comfortable, convenient, and a great rate. Will definitely look to return here next trip to the North Shore!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Todd M
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed here from July 17-22nd for our honeymoon, with our dog. We chose a cabin with a kitchenette, which came in really handy for our cooking needs. The bed was comfortable and we had access to on demand tv if we wanted it. The resort lost power Wednesday night during a huge storm. Staff were accommodating and brought ice and cold packs into our cabin to keep our food cold. Thank you Pam! We were close enough to town that we were able to do a lot of fun activities, but far enough away to have some privacy as well. We'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

First lets start with the best parts. Keep in mind you are going for a cabin rental. It was an awesome spot right on Superior and a good starting point for venturing the north shore. We didn't know that we were gonna be right on the McQuade marina which was a great bonus. We could walk down and boat watch, shipwatch, walk out the breakwalls, etc. Its just close enough to Two Harbors & Duluth for whatever needs ya have. One bed was a little used up but the other was like new. It gets a little warm inside during the day kinda like a car in the sun and the AC didn't keep up but other than that it was comfy and the heater had to be used at night cuz afterall, its the north shore and it a cabin. The WiFi was kinda weak and worse during daytime for some reason. We rented a pets okay cabin and I was happy it didn't have that pet smell that a ton of pet rooms have. The office isn't consistently staffed but the staff is always available from the lobby phone,, once again, this is a cabin rental, not the regular hotel. There's a few simple things that could be better kept but overall I'd go back !!!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Quentin R
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I've stayed in "rustic" cabins before but Gardenwood is well beyond rustic. We were in cabin 7 and it was falling apart, complete with rusty nails. The bed was in terrible condition and neither of us got any sleep.

We were booked for 3 nights but left after 1.

Room Tip: Cabin 7 has a view of the public restrooms in the parking lot next door. They're only about 20 f...
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mollie L
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Additional Information about Gardenwood Resort and Motel

Address: 5107 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804-2924
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Duluth
Price Range: RM 309 - RM 661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gardenwood Resort & Motel is located 10 miles from Downtown Duluth, MN on the Scenic North Shore Drive. Our comfortable resort accommodations include 13 cabins and a 4-room motel settled into the woods next door to the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Lake Superior. ... more   less 

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