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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
prior lake mn
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“nice room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hadn't stayed here for a couple of years and was pleasantly surprised with the updated room I stayed in. Fridge, microwave, sink and updated carpet was way better than last time I stayed. Slightly inconvenient to canal park but not bad walk through skywalk. Room was clean and staff were efficient. Cost was very competitive compared to Canal park options.

As others have noted, you better like being next to the pool if you have a poolside or near pool room as I was treated to one hour of post dinner full throated Marco Polo by what sounded like dozens of tweens. This was followed by another hour serenade by an unhappy 1 year old. Good times! I was thinking about hopping in the hot tub but couldn't bring myself to open the door and step out into the increased volume.

If I still had a kid in hockey or the like and came here for a tournament this would be great. As a business traveler, not so much.

Great spot for downtown or walk to DECC but not optimal location if your destination isn't downtown.

Last comment, it is a minor quibble and I know no one can remedy, but what were they thinking when they designed the parking ramp? I feel like I am in the figure 8 demolition derby when entering or exiting.

Room Tip: If you don't have kids, stay away from the pool. Noise is significant.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really liked that the parking ramp was right at the hotel entrance. I really liked the rooms. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I was not, however, impressed with the check-in staff. I felt hurried even though there was not a line. Nice pools.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here one night because my son was registering for college. I love that you pull into the parking ramp and then enter the hotel from there. This would be great if it is raining or snowing. The lobby was nice and clean. Our room was up on the 8th floor, and the elevators seemed nice and quick. We have a view of the city though, not the lake. Two queen beds, nice sheets and pillows. The bathroom needs a good cleaning, and fan. Evidence of mold on the ceiling. The hotel has a little mall connected to it, that was nice for breakfast and a late night drink. I'll probably stay some where else when we move him in. I decided to try a different hotel each time we visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn, Duluth. The Walk to Canal park is only a couple of blocks, and the weather was perfect. The last day it drizzled, so we walked the skyway instead! Location was wonderful! Everything you need is nearby. The front desk was awesome. They answered all our questions about restaurants and activities. We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on a couples getaway which involved day trips to area attractions and plenty of night life. The hotel is in walking distances of the downtown bars and restaurants + Canal Park. The walk is interesting and at night we felt we needed to be vigilant of our surroundings. As for the property itself, the lobby is fairly small. Check in service was minimally friendly. The only restaurant we frequented was Porter's for breakfast. It was strangely laid out and dirty but the food was fairly decent. The rooms were the best part, they have been recently renovated. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was clean and fairly modern. The price was a lot better than Canal Park hotels which were sold out 4 months in advance of our visit. Overall we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for Canal Park view
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel has two pools, one near the lobby, which does not have any rooms looking over it, and one on the 8th floor surrounded by an "atrium" of rooms. Unfortunately for us, we were on the 10th floor overlooking the pool. The noise was outrageous, with extremely young (and over tired) children screaming well past the 10:30pm pool time close, making it impossible for us to sleep. The hotel offering to move us to a quieter room at 10pm was nowhere near adequate. How about closing the pool at a more reasonable hour?? This was a terrible experience, and we will NEVER stay here again!!!

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Gerry_Goldfarb, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear TractorGirl800, Thank you for staying with us during your stay in Duluth. I apologize for the noise you experienced during your stay in our Atrium area. Our two pools are so popular and our guests love them that we've always had quiet time with the pools closing at 10:30pm as that has been the most preferred time when we've asked our guests staying with us previously. We've had many guests want us to stay open later (11p-12a) so we have tried to find a happy medium for all of our guests. Again I am very sorry for the noise you experienced during one of our very busy nights. We will look at this time recommendation again but we do have our 24 hour security team and a Manager on Duty close it down promptly at 10:30pm to ensure quiet time for all our guests. Thank you again for staying with us and providing your review.

Sincerely,
Gerry Goldfarb
General Manager
Holiday Inn & Suites
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed 3 nights.very friendly service, clean rooms and good location. The shuttle took us anywhere we wanted to go and picked us up from our destination.this was a great service. We parked the car for three days and either walked or shuttled. As well the trolley service stops right outside hotel and takes you to major attractions for 50 cents! It runs every half hour through most of the day. Breakfast was good and again very pleasant service.lots of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Lovely city!!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gerry_Goldfarb, General Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Loraine01, Thank you for your review of our hotel and for staying with us during your stay in Duluth. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you staying with us again. Thanks again for your feedback.

Sincerely,
Gerry Goldfarb
General Manager
Holiday Inn & Suites
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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:
#15 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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