We stay at Country Inns quite often, and had a more than wonderful experience at this hotel. We arrived in Duluth to tour UMD and our son was sitting in on classes. The room actually felt clean (which it was), the breakfast was great with a nice variety not found in many hotels anymore. Many state that the breakfast room is small, which if the hotel is booked, it would be difficult to accomodate everyone - as most everyone tries to eat about the same time. It's not any smaller than most other hotels. There were more than enough extra towels, sheets and blankets for the cold Duluth weather. It was so quiet, we could have heard a pin drop. First hotel in a long time that we actually were able to sleep through the night without doors slamming until all hours. Location is great! Near the shopping plazas, not too far from the lake but far enough away from all the lake drive traffic. And Outback Steakhouse is right accross the parking lot. Would recommend to family and friends.