We stay here every year around Thanksgiving and I would terribly miss it if we did not! The staff is wonderful, the location is perfect for Duluth. Ask for a Lakeside room, and drink coffee sitting on the big window ledge watching the activity in the harbor and along the walking/running paths. Close enough that you don't have to drive anywhere in Duluth, and in the midst of a wonderful shopping / entertainment complex in itself. The staff is great and, when there was bad weather last November and we wanted to go see a movie at a local theater, the hotel had a service that dropped us off at the movie theater and picked us up at another local establishment in Canal Park after the movie! Absolutely love this place! They offer a continental breakfast that is acceptable - yogurt, milk, cereal, breakfast bars, pastries, bananas, apples and the like. The room is a bit small for the number of guests at times (who like to linger because it, too, has a wonderful view of the harbor!). A bit down the street is a wonderful local joint - Sir Benedict's. Eclectic, wonderful sandwiches, soups, appetizers and great, friendly service. Don't know what more you could want. The smoked butternut squash apple soup is incredible. Great local tap beer, nice wine list and extremely reasonably priced.