We stayed here for 5 nights during a trip to Duluth and the North Shore. Like some have mentioned, this hotel is not on or near the lake. However, for those looking for a hotel with great service, clean rooms and convenient location, this is a great place to stay. We used this as our starting point for our many day trips to Bayfield, Grand Marais, Two Harbors, and of course, the city of Duluth itself. Having the full kitchen in each room is great for longer stays, and there is a Cub Foods grocery store just next door. If you don't mind not being on the lake, I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff were very friendly, and attentive.