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“Great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn On Lake Superior

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The Inn On Lake Superior
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
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Waterloo, Iowa
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel is located on Lake Superior. They are presently remodeling all the rooms. They offer breakfast every morning and smores at night--as many as you would like! They have two gas pits outside to roast your marshmallows. Everything is laid out inside and you step out to make your own. It is convenient to walk to restaurants, shops, along the lakefront and see the ships come into the harbor. It is just a short walk to the Lift Bridge and museum. We have stayed in the location many times and always enjoy our visit to Duluth.

Room Tip: We stayed in corner room 300--city view-- but could also see the lake. Quiet spot to stay.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for your many visits and for posting another nice review about our hotel. I'm glad you are happy with the service, accommodations and amenities we provide, and look forward to serving you here again soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, Minnesota
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

This was our first time staying at the Inn. It won't be our last stay. The staff is so friendly, the room was very comfortable and clean. Most of all the hotel is in a great location. It was relaxing to sit on the balcony and have a view of the lake. We felt we got more than we expected. The breakfast had a lot of choices. The chance to make s'mores at night was fun.

The biggest surprise was being "guest of the day" and getting a mug with chocolates and the discount coupons.

Great place! Would encourage anyone going to Duluth to stay at the Inn.

Room Tip: Ask for lakeside. It's beautiful and relaxing to sit on the balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jhh04
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to make your very first TA review about your first stay at our hotel. We appreciate your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed at the INN over the Memorial holiday. We like to call it our " cabin up north". We have been staying there for the past 15 years off and on and have never been disappointed. The staff is very friendly and helpful, rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is great. The best is getting a lakeside room and sitting on the balcony and watching the ships. Close to the canal, shopping and resaurants.

Room Tip: Third floor lakeside
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank karen w
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks so much for your loyalty and lovely review. I am so glad you know you can count on us for a comfortable stay, with the best in accommodations and service. We love welcoming you back and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Tucson, Arizona
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121 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Coming into Duluth we ate at the Anchor Bar (really in Superior and you should go for the burgers) and didn't have a place to stay. Drove to Canal Street area and on a Sunday evening things were active. Stopped by another hotel to check things out, but found it very expensive. While this hotel is not cheap it was nice with good service. We got a lake view room on the top (3rd) floor. Very quiet. We walked the Canal area with shops, restaurants, etc. We lucked out and saw cargo ship go through the canal. We then headed back to our room on the boardwalk and the hotel had some fires set up for s'mores. What fun. We found Duluth a fun city.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thanks for choosing our hotel and sharing your great review. We are proud to provide excellent service and accommodations at a reasonable price and pleased to know you found us to be a good value. I hope you will let us serve you here again.
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La Crescent, Minnesota
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel made an impression on my family right away. Not in a good way either. The lobby has a strong smelly odor.
The room was fine. There was a breakfast that was included. nothing too exciting there.
This hotel had a nice location in Canal Park and on Lake Superior, but I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lilac59
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us.We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations. Please accept my apologies for any discomfort you experienced here. Our goal is to provide all guests with excellent service and accommodations and we take it very seriously when find that we have fallen short. I will use your review in discussions and training to improve our operation and hope you will consider giving us another chance to earn your trust in the future.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Here is a list of why you should stay here:
1 - perfect location! Canal Park has great shops and restaurants, easy to walk downtown for even more options. Easy to find.
2 - beautiful view! upgrade to the lake view rooms. from what I remember, they're the only hotel on the Canal that has balconies. great for that morning cup of coffee.
3 - s'mores every night! it's nice to visit with the other guests, find out where they're from, etc. it gives you a sense of community versus just a place to sleep for the night. plus, they're yummy!!
4 - breakfast. you feel like you are eating in a lakeside restaurant. the breakfast staff was so nice and helpful (esp. the girl with the short hair and glasses - awesome attitude!) you won't need lunch after filling up on all the tasty options
5 - the pool, or should I say POOLS. they have an indoor pool but my favorite is the heated rooftop pool. you can see the lift bridge from there. it's adults only from 10-11pm which is nice.
6 - the rooms are super spacious and comfy. huge king size bed with soft sheets and lots of pillows. the cleaning staff was very friendly and patient as they waited for us to get our stuff together and leave. we didn't feel rushed or hurried.

overall, it was a wonderful experience and we wish we could have stayed more than 1 night. we will DEFINATELY be back!!

Room Tip: get a lake view room. you won't be sorry!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for making the time to write and submit your great list of reasons to stay with us. It’s people like you who validate our efforts in keeping our hotels at the highest standards of cleanliness, service and facilities. We take a great deal of pride in our people and operations and endeavor to deliver a terrific experience to every guest.
We look forward to serving you again on your next visit
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

My family had a wonderful time staying at The Inn on Lake Superior! Great location! The nightly smore's were appreciated by the kids, the nice fire, for the adults. Beautiful at night with the lights glistening off the water. Free bike rental was greatly appreciated!! Kids loved watched the horse drawn carriages go by! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Lakeview rooms have a balcony on the water!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bri-Unit
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and posting your great review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your strong recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: The Inn On Lake Superior
Address: 350 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN 55802-2316
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Duluth
#2 Green Hotel in Duluth
#2 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#3 Family Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn On Lake Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Indoor and year-round rooftop pools, complimentary hot breakfast bar, nightly campfires along Lake Superior with ooey-gooey S’mores, exceptional rooms and suites, 100% smoke free, private lake view balconies, free high-speed internet access, and beautiful conference facilities featuring foods from Savories Catering are among the luxurious extras setting the Inn on Lake Superior in Canal Park apart from other Duluth hotels. The only thing we overlook is the Lake. Reserve on-line today! ... more   less 
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