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The Downtown Duluth Motel

131 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (Formerly Best Western)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a real dump to stay at. If I'd known it was that bad I would've definitely spent more for a better hotel. Shower curtain was moldy, no parking for 1st floor guests near the room, had to park behind hotel in extra parking lot & walk down. 2nd floor guests should be the ones to park there as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm always pretty happy to find lodging that is centrally located in a city center, and is also in the budget price range. The name of this place says it all ... it's downtown (you can walk to the lake, Canal Park, and all the downtown restaurants and stores from here) and it's a motel-style place with 1st floor rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was ready when we arrived about 4 pm. We had a one king bed room. It was very neat and clean. Wi-fi was lacking a bit, it was hit or miss if internet worked. The included breakfast was ok not something we chose to partake everyday. Close to downtown restaurants and the lake. I would not reccommend walking however.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The room was a good value. Basic room, could use a mini frig in the rooms. Clean, but smelled of stale smoke. Within walking distance of canal park. Continental breakfast was pretty good. Cereal, fruit, muffins, doughnuts, breakfast burritoes, toast, juice, milk, coffee. Staff were pleasant. Fire alarm went off at midnight. Fire department didn't find anything. Chaos for an... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The rooms was clean and had everything we needed except a fridge. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely come back but only if rooms have fridges in them. the breakfast was good but could use waffles especially for the kids. Fridges in every room is a necessicity especially in the summer time.

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Maple Lake, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We were happy with our stay at the Downtown Duluth Motel. If you are looking for something upscale ... pay for upscale ... this is just a small motel within walking distance of Canal Park and lots of shops and bars in town. Great Location!! Yes ... the rooms might need a little TLC, but they were clean and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The room was good value, breakfast served was good for a continental breakfast. Would stay again. It's within walking distance of canal park and most of the downtown scene. Easy access to I35. You can't see the lake from the motel but can easy walk down hill.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is the third time that I stayed with family members at this hotel. It used to be a Best Western but now is not. Our room smelled like concentrated cigarettes that gets into your clothes all nasty. The carpets were sticky and the bathroom had buggers on the walls next to the spotted tub. The breakfast also sucks and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I stayed here due to it's proximity to the hospitals in town when my elderly mother was having surgery. The advertised airport/hospital shuttle does not exist and the room was only cleaned twice in 6 days and when it was cleaned, no replacement soap, shampoo etc. was left. I have not been in Duluth for years but this neighborhood has... More 

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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Dear SailingJon, I do hope your mother is doing much better after surgery and apologize for the issues you had with transportation. We will correct that on our site and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. The hotel does not have a shuttle of its own but will provide transportation to the local hospitals, usually using a taxi service.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Not up to past standards when part of the Best Western chain. Breakfast choices limited, no bar soap at sink, no TV Guide or phone book, or Kleenex. Location is excellent though and good value for the price.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A convenient location is what draws many travelers to our Duluth hotel, but it's the hospitality and top quality that brings return guests to us. Duluth hotels are already known for great hospitality, but we go the extra mile to make you feel right at home. Our North Shore hotel has everything you need for a spectacular getaway, like luxury bedding, spacious rooms that are comfortable and cool, and a free daily breakfast. Canal Park and the Lakewalk along the shores of Lake Superior are minutes from our hotel located in downtown Duluth, making it easy for guests to enjoy the beauty of the region. At our Lake Superior hotel, the best of the city is right around the corner. Enjoy downtown shopping or head to Miller Hill Mall for a wide selection of favorite shops. The Blues Festival is a local favorite, but the Grandma's Marathon has runners of all ages coming to town. The Reggae Festival and NorthShore Inline Marathon(R) are also popular events near our Duluth hotel. Whether you're here for Bike MS(R)150 or to visit Bentleyville, a great location can make all the difference. We're also close to hospitals like Essentia Health, St. Luke's, St. Mary's and Miller Dwan, which is convenient for medical patients and healthcare workers in town for business. We cater to a wide range of business travelers at our Duluth hotel. Events at Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) and AMSOIL Arena draw in tradeshow attendees and presenters from around the country. Local schools, colleges and universities also bring those looking for an extended stay to the property. St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior College, Duluth Business University and the University of Wisconsin Superior are all close to us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Downtown Duluth Motel

Address: 131 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: $83 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Downtown Duluth Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Best Western Downtown Hotel Duluth
Duluth Best Western
Best Western Duluth
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