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Canal Park Lodge
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   250 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
“This is the one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

My husband travels weekly to Duluth for business. He has tried most of the hotels in Duluth and this is his favorite! He stayed in another hotel just a couple of weeks ago and couldn't believe how much better the Canal Park Lodge is and he vowed to not shop around anymore.

My son (who is 2 years old) and I joined him during the past week and we had a blast! The Lodge in general is decorated very nicely (we all loved the "lodge" feel-- with my son very excited about the bears, moose, and fish on the walls) and the rooms are very clean, large, and have a luxury feel about them. The photos on the walls are a great finishing touch-- we love Craig Blacklock's photography.

The staff at Canal Park could not be more helpful. My husband often receives a deeply discounted rate on the room and everyone greeted us with a smile. It was especially nice to see how friendly they were with a toddler. In fact, we met many nice families during our stay and spent time in the pool with them. Speaking of the pool, the swimming is great. The pool area is comfortable and a nice place to hang out with other family members. We did all agree however that the pool was a bit chilly, but not too bad.

My son and I had a great time watching the ships and running down to the aerial bridge to see them come through. We ate lunch everyday at the Amazing Grace bakery and loved the sandwiches and soup. My husband and I enjoyed Angi's Cantina, but agreed that the margaritas were better than the food.

We will for sure be back to the Canal Park Lodge. In fact, my son wakes up every morning asking to go back!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Torrington, Wyoming
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Saint Paul, MN
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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thunder bay ontario
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 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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174 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis
1 review
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: 250 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#8 Family Hotel in Duluth
#9 Business Hotel in Duluth
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Canal Park Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
116 Upscale units in Duluth's Canal Park. This Newest Lakeshore Duluth Hotel features 100% smoke free guest rooms and meeting space, overlooking beautiful Lake Superior on one side, and is the gateway to the famous Canal Park on the other. Canal Park Lodge also provides easy access to the downtown area and the Lake Walk, with miles of scenic walking, running, or biking giving you a truly scenic view of the Duluth MN area. Great dining and shopping, the famous Grandma's restaurants are nearby, a timeless and local Duluth favorite. The Canal Park Brewing Company is located right next door for convenient dinning and the best pint of beer in the Twin Ports. We also feature an impressive lobby, complimentary hot breakfast, and a unique pool area. Enjoy a remarkable view of Duluth from one of our balcony suites. Our hotel is situated in the heart of Canal Park and at the end of the chain of hotels along Lake Superior, to offer you maximum comfort and privacy. We also offer great accommodations for groups or conferences in Duluth with meeting space, and food catered by Bellisio's & Grandmas Restaurants. ... more   less 
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