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The Inn On Lake Superior
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
GreenLeadersBronze level
St. Paul
1 review
“Stay somewhere else”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2009

I recently stayed at The Inn and was less than impressed. I reserved a lake view room and was stuck in a room facing the parking lot. When I called down to the desk to tell them of their mistake I was given an insincere apology, told that they were full for the night, and $10 taken off my rate. Gee, thanks. The hotel seems pretty outdated and run down, could definitely use a face lift. The breakfast was okay, but nothing to write home about. Pool area seemed dirty, along with the towels in our room. This place is not worth the money. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

What a "GREAT" hotel. Stayed here due to a flight cancellation, and so glad the gals at the airport pointed this place out. Absolutely fantastic.Not a complaint to be had. Staff amazing,(hi Katy),rooms amazing, breakfast...what more could you ask for! #1 place to stay in Duluth. Only disappointment I had, forgot to book for my return flight, and there was no vacancies:( I will make sure that doesn't happen again by booking advance). You will NOT be disappointed if you stay here.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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fargo nd
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

I really wanted to like this place.... Nice looking place, large rooms, great pool and breakfast ... But the separation walls between units allow too much noise from the other rooms. I heard BOTH sides of a late-nite argument from the next room over. This detail marred an otherwise outstanding place. I don't think I will stay there again. Sorry.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

For the past 15 years, my family has visited Duluth, ALWAYS staying at the Inn. We fell in love with this hotel for several reasons. (1) You will NOT find a friendlier staff at any hotel. They treat you like one of THEIR family. (2) The Inn has kept up with the times as it has improved the rooms each year with upgrades. From the spacious rooms, to the new TV's, furniture, breakfasts and modern decor all thru the Inn. Enjoy all the flowers and clean green grounds in the summer. (3) Check out the breakfasts. It is much more than an ordinary Deluxe Hot continental breakfast. You have the usual, plus 4 waffle machines, hot eggs, sausage, and bisquits and gravy. We also like the variety of fruits, danish, cereals, juice and coffee, fresh breads and hard boiled eggs. (4) In the evening you can enjoy a cook your own smore, relax in the spacious hot tub, one of the two pools (indoor heated or heated roof pool) plus an adult swim every evening. (5) If you ever what some extras, like an umbrella, bike to ride, board game to play, video to see or a car that needs a brushing off of snow in the winter, you will find the staff ready to accommodate you at the Inn. (6) If you ask for a lake side room, you can sit on your own balcony and watch the sailboats, ocean and ore boats got in and out of the Duluth harbor. Watch the people pass by on the boardwalk. What more can I say. You get what you pay for. Try the Inn, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

Everything is so well planned, from the nice variety of breakfast to the smores by the campfire in the evenings. If I had to just live in the hotel for a week and not go anywhere, it would be great fun! The outdoor heated pool in the snow Saturday looked great. The cappuccino and hot chocolate machine 24 hours a day is very thoughtful. The massive whirlpool in the room made it hard to ever leave. The big swimming pool made it easy to swim laps. I took a walk every morning on the canal boardwalk. I would enjoy staying here again!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Ely, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

We spent a night in Duluth, MN for our anniversary. We sat outside at Little Angie's Cantina & Grill, it was a beautiful day. Next we went shopping in a few of the stores on Canal Park, like Duluth Pack. Then we checked into The Inn On Lake Superior. We had a beautiful room with a king sized bed and a jacuzzi tub. There is also an outdoor pool on the roof that is open even in the winter, which is really fun to try. Then we had supper at Little Angie's Cantina & Grill, they have excellent food! And to end the night we saw a movie at the Duluth 10 theater which has really nice comfortable seats. It was a wonderful, relaxing day in Duluth!

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MN
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Overall, we were happy with our stay. The room was a good size and nicely decorated.
We loved being able to walk right out by the lake from our room. We also loved the complimentary s'mores at night. The one problem is that one of our towels smelled like it had not been laundered. The buffet breakfast was very mediocre.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Inn On Lake Superior

Address: 350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#1 Green Hotel in Duluth
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#4 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn On Lake Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indoor and year-round rooftop pools, complimentary hot breakfast bar, nightly campfires along Lake Superior with ooey-gooey S’mores, exceptional rooms and suites, 100% smoke free, private lake view balconies, free high-speed internet access, and beautiful conference facilities featuring foods from Savories Catering are among the luxurious extras setting the Inn on Lake Superior in Canal Park apart from other Duluth hotels. The only thing we overlook is the Lake. Reserve on-line today! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Inn On Lake Superior Hotel Duluth
Hotel On Lake Superior
Lake Superior Inn
On Lake Superior Duluth
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