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The Downtown Duluth Motel

2.0 of 5 131 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The unfriendly and unhelpful welcome we received upon our arrival immediately soured our stay at the hotel. The rooms and cleanliness were great and we enjoyed our stay once we arrived into our room..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the fanciest place, but the price and location were perfect. We were able to walk to restaurants and bars from the hotel while leaving the car in the convenient and free parking lot. We will be returning to this motel in the future!

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Saint Paul
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not the fanciest hotel, but it's a great value and the staff are wonderful. The rooms were small but very clean and comfortable. The staff was so were friendly without coming off as insincere. Overall a good place for the price.

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Bemidji
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing fancy...but clean, Cable, WiFi and great downtown location...plus breakfast. For the price, great place to lay your head. Since I'm not usually spending a lot of time in the room, that's all I require.

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Grasston, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading mixed reviews, I was worried the place would be rundown. But it was clean and pleasant. I would stay again. We didn't have the breakfast b/c we slept in. But everything else was great!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location for running the race. Quick Breakfast in the lobby. popcorn too! I was here on a business trip for grandmas race and the staff was very helpful! I wouldnt have been able to have as easy of a work trip without them. I can't remember all of the staffs names but Anna is one that stands out as... More 

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

Dear MigratingCatepillar, Thank you very much for writing and posting your nice review. Everyone here enjoys delivering a higher quality guest experience than our competitors and I'm glad you were happy with our performance. I'll share your comments with our team so they know their efforts are appreciated. I'll make sure Anna is recognized for being mentioned here by you.... More 

minneapolis mn
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older motor-lodge style motel. However, once inside the rooms have been updated to a level consistent with more upscale, luxurious hotels. The room was large and spacious with a very comfortable bed. As the name implies, the location is ideal, right downtown with ample parking. Strong wifi connection. The continental breakfast was also very adequate.

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

Dear singleguyinminn, Thank you for staying with us and posting your nice review. We realize you have many choices when it comes to lodging, and we sincerely appreciate your business. It's always nice to receive compliments from happy guests, and I'm glad you like the improvements we've made here. I hope we can welcome you back and serve you again.... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Came to Duluth for overnight sightseeing getaway and to see the band play. I was nervous as to what I would get but the hotel was clean and well kept. My room was very acceptable and clean. The only thing that would have been nice was a mini refrigerator. Parking was off street and I could have walked to First... More 

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

Dear Bonnie B, Thanks so much for sharing your nice comments about your recent stay with us. I'm glad we exceeded your expectations and that you found us to be a good value. We look forward to serving you here again. Sincerely, Ken Jacobs Guest Relations More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Don't stay here if you want a no smoking room or want to get work done online. My room was a "non smoking" room that smelled like a frat party was in there the night before. Bed were good. TV channel listing not current. WiFi worked about a quarter of the time. 100 bucks and I've had better at motel... More 

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

Dear David S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and are very sorry for the condition of your guest room and poor WiFi service you received. Please accept my apologies for the discomfort and frustration we caused. We will take your comments under consideration as... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed here after our flight from Vegas.It was a cold night and we were freezing.The lady at the front desk told us to let her know if we need extra blankets or anything else.The room was small but very warm.They had continental breakfast which included cereals,fruits,yogurt,toast,pastries and drinks.

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

Dear Sally155017, Thanks so much for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. We endeavor to give all our guests the best in service and accommodations and we appreciate your compliments. I hope you will let us serve you here again. Sincerely, Ken Jacobs Guest Relations More 

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Address: 131 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Downtown Duluth Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Best Western Downtown Hotel Duluth
Duluth Best Western
Best Western Duluth

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