We stayed June 10th-12th, 2014 here during a family vacation and will not hesitate to stay here again. Booked a two-bedroom suite on line in March and was upgraded to a two-bedroom Jacuzzi suite upon arrival. Desk staff was okay at check-in but a little reserved when asked questions about parking, restaurants, etc - the hotel could really use a concierge in addition to help the desk staff focus on their functions.
(One note on reservations - book as early as you can if you want any suite for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night - three months was not enough time so we had to reconfigure our driving vacation to stay Tuesday and Wednesday nights).
Parking was free but a challenge to find a close spot at times in areas where we would not ticketed/towed. Key is to try to find a spot on the west side of the building away from Lake Street in the "white line" area (Be sure to have the staff give you the most up to date information). This is also the best place to unload your luggage after check-in since there is no parking on Lake Street in front of the hotel and parking in front is across the street - crossing the street without luggage was challenging and could be next to impossible at times. Another challenge with parking is that there is a construction company officed on the top floor of the hotel so you are competing with their company trucks and smaller equipment for the back-side parking spots. That said, there are enough things to do within walking distance once you find a spot you should stay in it.
The suite we stayed in was almost too big for the three of us (my wife and I, and my father-in-law). The suite and individual bedrooms were comfortable and clean! Only two rooms with natural light were the two bedrooms - rest of the suite had adequate lighting but could have used more.
Besides the construction offices in the building mentioned before, the building also contains a number of other private offices, personal residential condos, and three restaurants - Timber Lodge Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Old Chicago Pizza - all of which allowed us to charge to our room. Many other places within a 2-3 block walk including the famous Grandma's Saloon & Eatery, and the Canal Park Brewing Company.
The hot morning breakfast was good - nice seating areas for enjoying the breakfast in a loft area overlooking the pool and lobby. Good be challenging for older or mobility impaired individuals to enjoy that area since there is not ramp or elevator to get them up the 20 (+/-) stairs. We did not have a chance to use the pool or exercise room but heard fro others that they were good.
Overall a good hotel in a great location at a great price! We will be visiting again!
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- Hotel In Canal Park
- In Canal Park Duluth