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“Can you do better....” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #14 of 32 hotels in Duluth
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Can you do better....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We know Duluth well. When you stay downtown you get the fringe. When you stay at Canal Park or up at Miller Hill Mall area you get better. This hotel has been around a long time and they make some refresh attempts but you cannot turn it into what it's not w/out a complete rehab and it's needed. Not to mention...the room was not clean....the windows were pretty dirty and the walls/public corridors, etc. were really banged up/marred. So you get what you pay for, folks.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here while attending a conference in Duluth. The hotel has some nice amenities such as pools and hot tubs on several of its 16+ floors. On some floors finding your room could mean a long, winding trek, but once you finally got there the room itself wasn't too bad. We had a banquet in the hotel and the food was first-rate. The room included a mini-fridge but no microwave. There was a galleria on the two lower floors of the building with attached parking garage. The hotel is walking distance from many shops and businesses in downtown Duluth and less than a block from Lake Superior.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super nice front desk staff. My room was spic and span clean. Fresh. After checkin, drive short distance to Lake Superior lake front near canal for evening drinks and dinner. Perfect. Back to room for a restful sleep! The Creemery Cafe on 1st floor serves Starbucks for the morning locals.

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Winnipeg
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to make Duluth the first stop on our trip. There are many hotels, some on the waterfront but the prices were quite high. Thus, we selected the Holiday Inn. It is right downtown and quite easy to find. The parking is free and plentiful.

Finding our room was the only problem we had. The hotel is in two main sections and when you get off the elevator it say room 1 - 20(?) are to the right and 20 - 42 are on the left. So we went to the left and found another area where there should be a sign. But if that's the only problem it's minor.

The room itself was very comfortable with a king bed, mini fridge, microwave and flat screen tv.

But the service, especially from Jennifer and Kaelyn, was phenomenal. They were both very knowledgeable about local attractions and how to get there. Constantly pleasent they are very good representatives of the Holiday Inn.

There is a restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch which we did not try and a sports bar called Sneakers which we did try. Very tasty sports bar food and very good service.

There are two pools, one on the third floor and one on the ninth. I have never, until this visit, seen a swimming pool that was entirely made of stainless steel. Really cool.
The hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront so there is really no need to shell out the substantially higher cost of staying on the waterfront.

Room Tip: There are some rooms which offer pool and outside views on the eight through tenth floors. I saw ins...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wisconsin
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39 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is considerably less expensive than those right on the water. You can still have a water view however on the higher floors. The room was clean, although there were a couple of hairs in the tub. Bedding was good. Mattress was a little hard. No microwave but there was a refrigerator. Air conditioning was good. You can reach the Canal Park area via a sky walk which takes about 20 minutes. (The hotel clerk will tell you 10). There were fans in the walkway but they were not turned on and it was sweltering. The hotel was really very nice even though it may not sound that way from this review. If you want to be downtown and not pay a hefty downtown price, stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view or harbor view room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Duluth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable for someone with a bad back. The breakfasts at Porters were excellent. The parking lot was very confusing- signage is not good and the driving on the left was uncomfortable. The room was a little warm despite the air conditioner. Overall it was a nice place to stay. The proximity to the harbor activities was very nice.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip up was very last minute, and Holiday Inn was the only hotel with rooms left near Canal Park over the 4th. The walk itself was not bad at all. 2 blocks over, 1 block down & you were basically there. We had a F350 & a trailer and they provided an over-side parking area (which was GREAT) The room itself was good. Clean & comfortable beds (I like the choice of firm and soft pillows) very nicely decorated (loved the pic of the bridge in the room) The only thing I did not enjoy was the hair I found in the tub. I did not report to front desk, as at the time I guess I didn't really care and we were very tired. I cannot comment on breakfast or pools as I did not use them. Overall I did enjoy my stay, I would definitely recommend this place or stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown

Address: 200 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown is the largest, full service, NON SMOKING hotel in Duluth. We are centrally located in the heart of downtown on the hub of the Skywalk System; directly connecting us to DECC. We have two pools, saunas, whirlpool, children's wading pool as well as three restaurants within the hotel. We offer complimentary shuttle service, free parking, free Wi-Fi, 24HR business center and a 24HR fitness center. Room variety includes King, Two Double Bed rooms, Lakeview rooms, Jacuzzi, King and Two-Double Bed Suites. Welcome! We'd love to have you as our guest! Duluth starts Here! ... more   less 
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