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“Great Room Rate for the Area” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Suites Canal Park
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   408 Canal Park Dr., Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #2 of 31 hotels in Duluth
Midwest
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157 reviews 157 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Great Room Rate for the Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We found a good Senior rate at this hotel in Canal Park. It's a great location with a view of the aerial bridge and close to everything. Once we parked our car we didn't have to drive anywhere else. The 50 cent trolley ride was located at the end of the parking lot and looped through downtown if you wanted a ride. The lake walk is right outside the door.

The hotel staff was accommodating and let us check in early since the room was ready. The beds were very comfortable with a selection of soft or firm pillows on each bed. The bathroom was spotless and looked like it had been recently updated. Towels were large enough and soft/fluffy. There was a microwave and refrigerator in the room. Controlling the temps in the room was easy and the air conditioning unit was quiet enough and not annoying.

Happy hour consisted of a cash bar and the only food item was a pan of meatballs so we passed.

There is outside seating on the lakeside and a large porch on the street side that had several Adirondack chairs and a couple of picnic tables. My only complaint was that smoking is allowed on the porch which was very annoying; I wanted to sit and read for awhile but couldn't sit long because of the constant flow of smokers polluting the space. It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the area but smoke ruins it.

Breakfast was substantial and the dining area is large but when the hotel is full, it gets very busy and congested. Not a problem taking a breakfast tray back to your room though.

We will definitely book this hotel next time we go to Duluth.

Room Tip: Ask for a 2nd or 3rd floor room for the best views. We were on 2nd floor and In hindsight I wish I h...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you were able to get a great Senior rate at our hotel. Right now, we have alot of Seniors travelling and enjoy giving the discount to those who qualify. In reply to your comment about the smoking areas of the hotel. We are a completely non-smoking facility. We have areas on our deck that smokers may use. I apologize that you weren't able to fully enjoy our deck because of the smoke. We hope to be more specific about where smokers may smoke so that others may enjoy the beautiful deck too. We hope to see you again!
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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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Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I took our two grandsons to visit Duluth in July. We enjoyed every aspect of the Comfort Suites Canal Park. Friendly and helpful staff, free parking (very meaningful in this busy location!), good hot breakfast and a lovely indoor pool. Had a ball!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful compliments about the Comfort Suites Canal Park. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again!
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North Branch, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed 2 nights during the Bayfront Blues Fest. We love the location and it's walking distance to the event. Staff were extremely friendly from the check in to the housekeeping staff and the people that serve the morning breakfast. Breakfast was very good and the staff did a great job keeping up since it was very busy and the hotel was full. Our room was clean and the beds were comfortable. On our checkout, we made reservations for next year for the same weekend. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for staying with us during the Blues Festival. I am sure that you had a wonderful time at the event. I am glad that our location was perfect for getting back and forth between the Festival and the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Comfort Suites Canal Park in Duluth last week. It was a fabulous place to stay for many reasons. Room was comfortable with a choice of hard or soft pillow; check-in was easy and the front desk staff were great. Breakfast is included and had so many choices it was hard to decide what to eat, There were eggs dishes, bacon, self-made waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt, and all included in the price. You can eat indoors, or out on the patio.

The hotel is located next to the Aerial Bridge and you can watch the bridge go up and down when ships and boats come in and our of the harbor.

It was a fabulous time and the entire experience was fantastic!

Room Tip: The view from a lake view room is fabulous and you can see the ships come and go. The 3rd/top floor...
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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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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Wow, we love reading comments about our wonderful hotel and our service! Thank you very much for your comments. It's wonderful to hear that that guests like you had a wonderful experience at our hotel and in the Canal Park area. Ship watching is a great past time for guests as well as our staff. I am glad that you got to share in our joy that we experience almost every day here at the Comfort Suites Canal Park.
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at the Comfort Suites this past week and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. True it is a chain hotel and would not have been our first choice but turned out to be a great place. The room was large and spacious and very clean....we paid more to be facing the lake. The sunrise and sunset were magnificant! There were several reminders around the room that if things did not meet our needs - to let them know as soon as possible as they wanted our stay to be perfect. Breakfast was very ample - eggs, sausage, waffles, toast/bagels, yogurt, cereal, Would highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Duluth.

Room Tip: The rooms on the far end - closest to the bridge - I am sure are lovelly. However, they are also cl...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Greetings from the Comfort Suites! Thank you for giving our hotel a try and finding that we may be a chain hotel but we try to set ourselves apart so that we can be remembered. We do try to listen to our guests when there is a dissatisfaction level. I'm sorry to hear about the smell from the horses. You were here when the heat and the humidity were the highest and it tends to bring out all the smells. Normally we don't have an issue with the animal smells. Our guests often enjoy having a carriage ride around Canal Park. We thank you for your recommendations and look forward to seeing you again.
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minneapolis
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I decided to upgrade my room and got a room with king size bed, balcony overlooking lake superior, small suite. it was terrific. the room was spotless and very up to date. the bath was also very clean with little amenities in it -- shampoo, soap, lotion, conditioner -- little things that help. the towels were fresh and fluffy -- like that a lot. our sleep was extremely comfortable. the king bed had fresh cotton linens on it with 6 pillows. we slept like little babies! balcony was nice and clean - fun to be on the water, with a glass of wine and watch the ships come in. breakfast was great. hot, fresh with a latte machine. all in all -- it was great. highly recommend.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hello! It sounds like you had a marvelous time at the Comfort Suites Canal Park. You stayed in one of our most popular rooms. We have worked hard as a team to make sure that your rooms are extremely clean. Our laundry people take extra care with all our bedding and linens to make sure they are the cleanest and freshest they can be. I am happy that you experienced our new pillow program where you can choose between firm and soft pillows. We hope that you will come back soon to enjoy another wonderful nights rest.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were pleasantly greeted in this large, popular hotel situated right on the canal. It is an easy walk to shops and restaurants in the Canal Park area. It is bubbling with activity and one can even visit a museum on foot. The walking path, accessed just out the front of the hotel on the lakeside, provides a great place to exercise and see the sights of the canal. Friendly staff. Only criticism is that kids dominate the pool leaving little time or peace for adults to use it.

Room Tip: Be sure to pick a lakeview room - fun to see the freighters pass by your front door!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janelle M, General Manager at Comfort Suites Canal Park, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Greetings from the Comfort Suites! Thanks for taking the time to send your comments to Trip Advisor. I am happy to hear that the staff greeted you and that you enjoyed many of the amenities of Canal Park. I agree that sometimes our pool gets overwhelmed with kids. Many families like to come to our hotel as we are family friendly. Hopefully you were able to find some quieter time to enjoy the pool. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Also Known As:
Comfort Suites Canal Park Hotel
Comfort Suites Canal Park Hotel Duluth
Comfort Suites Duluth
Comfort Suites Duluth Mn
Comfort Suite Canal Park Duluth
Duluth Comfort Suites
Address: 408 Canal Park Dr., Duluth, MN 55802
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#9 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Suites Canal Park 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Comfort Suites® Canal Park is near Lake Superior, Canal Park, historic Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, University of Minnesota Duluth and Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate, "Duluth's American Castle." Spirit Mountain, Duluth International Airport and the University of Wisconsin-Superior are located just 10 miles from this Duluth, MN hotel. The hotel is also walking distance from Lake Superior Marine Museum, Carnival Thrillz Family Entertainment Center and the Great Lakes Floating Maritime Museum, featuring the S.S. William A Irvin ore boat. Miller Hill Mall, North Shore Scenic Railroad and Enger Park Golf Course are additional points of interest in the area. The numerous gift shops and antique stores in downtown Duluth are also just blocks away. Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Suites Canal Park the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! If you're leaving early, a Your Suite Success™ Grab & Go bag is available for the two hours prior to breakfast. Enjoy an invigorating splash in the indoor heated pool and hot tub. Unwind on the veranda and gazebo overlooking Canal Park, or sit on the lakeside patio and watch ships enter the canal. Doing business is a pleasure in the conference room. Up to 30 people can be accommodated, and the meeting room is equipped with adjustable lighting, audio/visual equipment and free coffee. Business travelers also appreciate high-speed Internet access in all rooms, free local calls and access to fax and copy machines. Rely on this Duluth, MN hotel for relaxing, stylish rooms filled with all the luxuries one can imagine. Rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, sofa sleepers, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television with HBO. Several luxury suites feature whirlpool bathtubs and romantic views of the surrounding lake and park. A guest laundry facility is also available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Comfort Suites Canal Park provides friendly customer service, inviting accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Duluth, Minnesota area. ... more   less 
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