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“Nicely renovated downtown hotel”

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Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
Wisconsin
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49 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Nicely renovated downtown hotel”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

This hotel is considerably less expensive than those right on the water. You can still have a water view however on the higher floors. The room was clean, although there were a couple of hairs in the tub. Bedding was good. Mattress was a little hard. No microwave but there was a refrigerator. Air conditioning was good. You can reach the Canal Park area via a sky walk which takes about 20 minutes. (The hotel clerk will tell you 10). There were fans in the walkway but they were not turned on and it was sweltering. The hotel was really very nice even though it may not sound that way from this review. If you want to be downtown and not pay a hefty downtown price, stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view or harbor view room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Duluth
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

The lobby staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable for someone with a bad back. The breakfasts at Porters were excellent. The parking lot was very confusing- signage is not good and the driving on the left was uncomfortable. The room was a little warm despite the air conditioner. Overall it was a nice place to stay. The proximity to the harbor activities was very nice.

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Owatonna
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our trip up was very last minute, and Holiday Inn was the only hotel with rooms left near Canal Park over the 4th. The walk itself was not bad at all. 2 blocks over, 1 block down & you were basically there. We had a F350 & a trailer and they provided an over-side parking area (which was GREAT) The room itself was good. Clean & comfortable beds (I like the choice of firm and soft pillows) very nicely decorated (loved the pic of the bridge in the room) The only thing I did not enjoy was the hair I found in the tub. I did not report to front desk, as at the time I guess I didn't really care and we were very tired. I cannot comment on breakfast or pools as I did not use them. Overall I did enjoy my stay, I would definitely recommend this place or stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Duluth, Minnesota
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204 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Waited too late for some of the more premiere spots for watching the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display Duluth is noted for during the holiday. Not wanting to fight the traffic afterwards, but wanting to get up close to the harbor, a suite at the Holiday Inn Downtown was a great choice. Got in a swim and a pizza delivered by Sammy's (also a Duluth icon) and walked across the skywalk to the DECC and out to the water. Afterwards, an easy walk with the crowds back to the hotel, outside under the stars. Cozy bed waiting and no traffic to fight. Up when we wanted with breakfast and another swim. Perfect holiday.

Room Tip: Suite faced the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge which was lit up in red, white and blue for the holiday.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Montgomery, Illinois
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The renovation seemed to be good. Only issues I really had was the loud air conditioner and the blinds weren't very dark or opaque. The area seemed a little of putting once you get out of the hotel entrance, but conveniently located.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear CharlotteMarie03,

Thank you for staying and taking the time to review our hotel. It is encouraging to know that our location and recent renovation was appreciated.

I apologize for any inconvenience you may experienced with the noise levels and lighting in the room assigned to you. We will certainly use your feedback towards our improvement so we can provide you with a more satisfying stay in the future.

Sincerely,

Faith R
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Holiday Inn and Suites in downtown Duluth has been the official hotel for my company's annual dealer training event for seven years. Hundreds of dealers travel from all across North America each year to attend and there have always been rave reviews from them regarding their hotel stay. The rave reviews have been even more pronounced this past May after the facility's new renovations and upgrades. The Holiday Inn and Suites has been a destination for our dealers due to the price, location, helpful staff and convenience due to their skywalk system to the Duluth convention center. As a result of the continued great experience at the Duluth Holiday Inn & Suites, I always make it a point to stay in Holiday Inn properties when I travel to other destinations.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 30, 2014

As a corporate customer, we send many of our out of town guests to the Holiday Inn. We have not heard one complaint from our staff. They do like being close to downtown, the lake, lake walk, dining, etc. The renovations are excellent and the hotel looks great. I highly recommend this hotel for your saty in Duluth

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown

Property: Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
Address: 200 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802-1921
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 338
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown is the largest, full service, NON SMOKING hotel in Duluth. We are centrally located in the heart of downtown on the hub of the Skywalk System; directly connecting us to DECC. We have two pools, saunas, whirlpool, children's wading pool as well as three restaurants within the hotel. We offer complimentary shuttle service, free parking, free Wi-Fi, 24HR business center and a 24HR fitness center. Room variety includes King, Two Double Bed rooms, Lakeview rooms, Jacuzzi, King and Two-Double Bed Suites. Welcome! We'd love to have you as our guest! Duluth starts Here! ... more   less 
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