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“Superior Service, Lovely Hotel, Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Canal Park Lodge
250 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superior Service, Lovely Hotel, Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Our family recently had the pleasure of visiting Duluth and staying at the Canal Park Lodge. We have stayed at other hotels on our annual visit to Duluth, the most recent being The Inn on Lake Superior, which was a great all around experience. This trip, however, we decided to try out the Canal Park Lodge. We were exceptionally pleased with the hotel, but even more impressed with the staff.

Upon arrival, Becky, at the front desk, had to inform me that I had made a mistake in my reservation. We were actually booked for the FOLLOWING week! I was devastated! Family members had taken scheduled time away from work and we had intended to celebrate my daughter's 6th birthday in Duluth. Becky assured me promptly, that she would do everything possible to accommodate us, and she did! We ended up with a lovely room with a beautiful view! My son could see each ship as it got closer to the canal as well as a Dutch ship anchored for several days waiting to enter the harbor. We did end up having to change rooms the next day, but Jess, also from the front desk staff was wonderful! They offered to move all our belongings (although we chose to do this ourselves in light of my mistake), and they had a room clean and available for us by 9:30 am! The exceptional service and flexibility shown to us, will definitely ensure not only our return to Canal Park Lodge, but we will also recommend this hotel to other friends and family!

Additionally, the patio is lovely! We ate breakfast there each morning, with a view of the lake, and all the dog walkers on the lake walk. They offered a nice breakfast each morning (e.g., scrambled eggs, omelets, sausage, bacon, hard boiled eggs, cereal, instant oatmeal, bagels, breads, muffins, make your own waffles, yogurt, fresh Caribou Coffee, and cappuccino. The hotel also had evening fresh baked cookies in the lobby and appetizers in the evening (however, we did not have the chance to indulge in the appetizers). An evening bar was also set up in the hotel lounge - also with a view of the lake.

The swimming area was perfect! Large mission style windows that allowed for lots of natural light. It was never busy during our stay, and the kids enjoyed swimming while the adults enjoyed the hot tub!

The rooms were comfortable, with mini fridges, a microwave, iron, blow dryer and in room safe. The rooms, as well as the hotel in general, were very clean! Rooms facing the lake have a beautiful view, and it was quiet at night. All staff members were pleasantly friendly and accommodating! We were within walking distance to the harbor and many restaurants!
We will definitely be returning to the Canal Park Lodge.

Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony are wonderful, and those with just a lake view are still very nice!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • 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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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed here two nights. Great location right on the Lake. Request a room with a balcony - it's worth it. Nice pool for the kids. Good service. Good breakfast in the morning. RIght next to the new brew pub and very close to everything else. Walked downtown to Pizza Luce which is also convenient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Jamestown, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Canal Park Lodge is a great place if you enjoying dining out, visiting & relaxing around the Lake. Lots of generic restuarants to eat from. Clean and well maintained with all you neeed under one roof.

Room Tip: back side of the hotel towards lake
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I believe I found this hotel soon after it opened. I was a little worried the first time I reserved a room here because I couldn't find a lot of information before hand. But when we finally got there, I felt like I hit the jackpot. Since then, we have been staying at this hotel whenever we visit Duluth. The hotel is gorgeous, staff is helpful, and their hot breakfast is great. The best feature, I think, is the location. Many of the rooms face the lake and the view is beautiful. It's located at the far end of the canal walk, so it's quieter than other hotels on the walk but still within walking distance from all the attractions. The rates are not cheap, but it's well worth it!

Room Tip: Make sure to get a room facing the lake.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Midwest
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32 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We frequently visit Duluth as our son is going to college at UMD. We have stayed at several hotels and agree this property is the nicest we've stayed at in Canal Park or downtown Duluth. I travel frequently for business and am quite fussy about the hotel properties we choose. The room with king sized bed was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was large and clean with a large tub and shower with circular shower curtain. Flat screen and fridge plus no noise from neighboring rooms made the stay quite pleasant. There is a happy hour and appetizers early each evening. A full bar with drinks at 4.50 each and lots of BIG comfy chairs made the lobby area inviting. You are a short walk from the lake walk, plus a lot of local restaurants and shops. The entire hotel is clean and staff were friendly. The breakfast which was included was more than adequate as others have noted, but real eggs vs. substitute carton eggs would be welcome. I rarely rate 4 stars on my reviews. This property is certainly above 3.5 but does not warrant a 5 star rating.
We plan to stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I stayed at the Canal Park Lodge for business during a busy festival in Duluth. Check-in was flawless and the staff trainee and her trainer were the perfect blend of friendly, warm, helpful and efficient. The rooms were spacious and well equipped, fridge, microwave, tv, wifi all worked as they should. The bed was INCREDIBLY comfortable and I was able to sleep like a rock. There was a fully stocked happy hour cash bar that I took advantage of. Breakfast buffet was surprisingly good, well supplied with real bacon, prepackaged eggs but still tasty and 24-hour coffee pots with different varieties of Caribou coffee, thank you! Great view of Lake Superior from the porch. Small housekeeping note, keep an eye on those sink overflow drains, not a pretty sight from the bathroom mirror. Lighting in the room is good however lighting in the bathroom is a bit dim and could be brightened a bit.

Room Tip: A lakeside room is really nice, the other side looks over the parking lot and is less expensive but...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My daughter and I stopped on the spur of the moment in high summer. We were fortunate enough to find a room at the Canal Park Lodge on the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. Lovely hotel with a beautiful view of the lake. All staff we interacted with were very helpful and friendly. Cash bar with free snacks in the lounge from 5:30-9 in the evening. Clean, quiet rooms. High ceilings and very spacious. Walk the lakeshore or ride in a horse drawn carriage. Fantastic choices at breakfast; included in the room rate. Would definitely stay here again. There is a great eatery right next store as well. Pool and hot tub area as well.

Room Tip: To be sure of the floor you want and the type of room we would highly recommend making a reservation...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Canal Park Lodge

Address: 250 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Duluth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#7 Family Hotel in Duluth
#8 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 116
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