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The Downtown Duluth Motel

131 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lebanon, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and helpful staff, plus a and great location near the downtown nightlife. Terrific price - much less expensive than other nearby hotels. Would definitely stay there again on a future trip to Duluth.

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Minneapolis
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We admired the care taken with the exterior of the building, especially the plentiful flower plantings. Ease of parking was also helpful. No problem with noise, even tho we were just above the street.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had to ask for a third set of towels both nights we stayed there. Even left a note with tip after the first night, but still need to call front desk for towels as 3 of us were sharing room. A bit noisy as several hospitals are on the same street. Nice breakfast including good coffee and yummy donuts.

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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Dear Parknslide, Thanks for staying with us and posting your review. I'm sorry we weren't performing up to our usual high standards and apologize for the hassle and frustration about the towels and noise. I'm glad you were happy with other aspects of your stay and appreciate you including positive remarks in your review. I hope you will be our... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic clean room, breakfast, and free wi-fi. Simple lodging close to Duluth activities and downtown. Why pay more just for sleeping? It was a little noisy until about 2am when people were returning from the Reggae festival, but that is to be expected. If you have children, you would probably want a hotel with more amenities, but great for adult... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... the following visit. I paid more, the service was poor checking in / not answering phones. And the second room seemed ok, except the bed bugs. The first visit I liked the price, the location, the small upgrades to the rooms. The second room was more dated, same upgrades. But these bed bug bites I can't recommend this place... More 

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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Dear wherethereisdesire, Thank you for coming back to stay with us and post your review. I am truly sorry about the bad experience you had here during your recent stay and hope you will accept my sincere apologies. Bed bugs are very rare in hotels, and we take each report very seriously, and follow established procedures for detection and elimination.... More 

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Menahga, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, clean place to stay. Easy to get around to Duluth attractions from here. No frills type of place, but appears to have been recently remodeled. Comfy beds, nice bathroom supplies. would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was very clean and comfortable. My wife is a housekeeper so going into a hotel room means a full inspection. She did her whole look over and approved of the room. It was in a great location not to far from the board walk and main entertainment area of the city. This is definitely a place to stay... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fair price for clean, attractive, relatively quite accommodations within easy walking distance of Canal Park. Nice shower; good water pressure. Good, firm mattress. The property has benefited from a recent refurbishment. The parking lot behind the motel is a pretty tight squeeze. All-in-all, a pleasant experience.

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Middleton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel room was fine--cost, as with all hotels in Duluth in July, was very, very high Duluth area needs more hotels to better accommodate the demand. I got the last room in the area--$190 is a very high price

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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Dear Harry P, Thank you for posting your candid comments. Our rates do fluctuate depending on demand and the time of the year, this just happened to be one of the busiest times of the year for our area. We value your business apologize that you felt the price was too high and that you did not receive good value.... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well situated for downtown and bridge. Clean comfortable and well kept. Staff were efficient and knowedgeable. Parking right in front of room. Heard no traffic noise during the night. Would stay here again.

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