My wife and I have stayed at this hotel numerous times. It is our only choice, as we travel through the Duluth area. The rooms are lovely and, if you get a balcony room on the lakeside, the views are spectacular regardless of the season. It is fun to watch the huge ore and grain carriers moving in and out of the harbor. The continental breakfast is superb and has everything a traveler could hope for in the morning. There is usually a cocktail hour with complimentary snacks and an open bar. Nearby, within easy walking, are several excellent choices for restaurants, and enough stores to satisfy the most ardent shoppers. There is also the Lake Walk and the famous lift bridge right outside the room, and rental bikes and horse drawn carriages in the summer season.
This is a busy hotel in popular seasons, so make reservations far in advance.