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“Exceeds Expectations!” 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
Torrington, Wyoming
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Exceeds Expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

My husband and I have stayed numerous times at the Canal Park Lodge. It has become our favorite place to stay while in Duluth ( We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the Keweenaw Peninsula).

The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating and the property ambiance is quite refreshing. I love the stained glass windows, which is also part of the hotel logo. Try room 221 for a real treat! This is a very large suite with full livingroom and separate bedroom with whirlpool. Amenities include a microwave and refrigerator and plenty of space to relax. And did I mention the view? Not only are you right on Lake Superior but you are connected to the famous Lake Walk in Canal Park. You have beautiful views of both the lake, the city of Duluth and the starry nights.

The hotel offers a variety of breakfast options including hot entrees (i.e. waffles (of course!), scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits n gravy, etc.), yogurts, cereals, hard-boiled eggs, pastry selections, toast, muffins, a selection of juices and milk and coffees. Probably one of the better offerings I've seen in a long time.

Try Canal Park Lodge...one visit and you will be back! Enjoy!

Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2009

We stayed at this lodge 2 times during the summer of 08, and had a great experience. The first time we stayed we were given a great deal (after walking in with no reservation) and got a deluxe room with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. The room was wonderful with a hot tub right in the living room and a seperate bedroom with glass doors.
The second time we stayed we had a smaller room with no balcony but still very nice.
The breakfast was good with eggs, juices, waffles, rolls, etc.
Great location in canal park near shops, the boardwalk and plenty of boats in view. Over the years I have stayed at every hotel in this same strip of hotels on the lake and this is by far the nicest one of all. I am sure that this is partly because it is brand new, but will definately return and be disappointed if I have to stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2008

We went to Duluth the weekend of the Blues Fest - so basically just for fun and we were torn between two hotesl. We never once regretted our stay at The Canal Park Lodge. It was clean & comfortable. The room had a nice balcony overlooking Lake Superior, and was right in the heart of Canal Park - quite the happening place in Duluth.

Another nice thing about the hotel room was that it had a refrigerator and microwave, so we could bring our left overs (bread pudding) and save it for the next morning.

Canal Park in Duluth are a nice place to visit - it's beautiful and there is enough to keep you busy for the weekend.

Note: We visited in August and the lake water was too chilly to really swim in - it is pretty far up NORTH :)

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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thunder bay ontario
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35 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

we stayed at the canal park lodge for one night in August . it is not our usual spot in duluth but it was available an short notice. what a pleasant surprise. this hotel is finished off much better than average with wonderful little touches of decor. it was the cleanest place we've stayed at in the last few years. the pool was immacculate as was the bathroom, and the view was spectacular. the hotel was recommended to us by a local - and he was accurate. we'll be back.

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Twin Cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

The Canal Park Lodge is right on the lake and very convenient to the Canal Park area. Parking was a breeze and check-in very efficient.

The rooms have some nice touches including 32" LCD TVs. Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very nice.

The free breakfast was sadly pretty lousy. The scrambled eggs appeared to be powdered (and tasted like it) and the area gets pretty crowded. For the price of the room, the breakfast should have been better.

A couple of tips. Avoid the first floor rooms. They are close to the walking path area and folks walking around. Also be aware that some rooms are handicap accessible and for us the shower was hard to use because of it. Note this is an excellent place to stay and very accessible if you are handicapped. Nice touch.

  • Liked — Location on Lake Superior
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2008

A breath of fresh air in this town of old hotel options, Canal Park Lodge is doing everything right. It is the cleanest hotel I 've ever stayed in, including rooms, lobbies, pool and hottub. Craftsman woodwork and furniture in rooms and lobbies is comfortable and beautiful. The pool room is spacious and inviting for water play and socializing. The breakfast offerings are generous. Sited on the Superior Lake Walk, many dining and shopping options are close at hand. The staff seemed happy to see me and I look forward to returning!

  • Liked — pool room
  • Disliked — NOTHING!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2007

This is a lovely new hotel that replaces the budget (and dumpy) Park Inn. It is a little farther from the canal than the other hotels, but it is still a short walk to everything in the Canal Park area. As others have noted, the hotel is beautifully appointed. The rooms are nice sized with REAL art on the walls. I also liked the fact that the top of the windows (kind of small windows, for a lake view) open allowing you to hear the sounds of the lake all night. One thing they hadn't ironed out when I was there was the wireless internet connection -- in some (many?) rooms you have to stand in the hall to make the connection, although you usually can hold on to it to work in the room. Just grab a cable when you check in and save yourself the trouble. It isn't budget lodging, but it isn't overpriced for what you get either. (And spring for the lake view -- it isn't that much more!) I will stay here again.

  • Liked — Beautiful hotel in a good location right on Lake Superior
  • Disliked — Internet was iffy without a cable
  • Stayed September 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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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