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“Great location & price for Canadians!” 5 of 5 stars
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Canal Park Lodge
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Terrace Bay, Canada
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great location & price for Canadians!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We just returned from a nights stay in Duluth, and have to say that this hotel really impressed us! Everything was just awesome to the hotel staff, cocktail hour, accommodations and the hot breakfast in the morning! Plus, a great rate for Canadian travellers! Loved that you could walk to restaurants and shops in the area. This is the first time we have stayed here, and this won't be our last!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Michelle M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We just returned from Duluth and were anxious to send our comments about Canal Park Lodge. This is one of the best hotels we've stayed in -- it was immaculate, reasonable rates, wonderful beds, and the staff was so helpful and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The registration staff smiled all the while they checked us in, answered any questions we had, and then again when we checked out. We will certainly recommend this hotel to anyone considering visiting Duluth - and it would be the first place we'd stay outselves. Thanks Canal Park for making our (short) stay so special!

Room Tip: We liked the second floor lake side - gorgeous sunrises!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elsa H
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JimPaquette, General Manager at Canal Park Lodge, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the Lodge while you visited Duluth.
Thank you for all your kind words.
We hope you visit us again.
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My family loves staying here. The hotel is very cozy & inviting upon entering the lobby. The staff are friendly, the rooms clean & well appointed. The pool area is well kept & the windows make for a very bright space.
It is situated in lovely Canal Park, with a brewery next door, lots of good restaurants & bars close by & the amazing lake walk is right outside the door. When staying in Duluth, this is our #1 choice.
The complimentary breakfast is quite good & you aren't cramped into a small room to eat, which is great!

Room Tip: Lake view jacuzzi suites are amazing! With a private balcony overlooking the lake, it makes a nice s...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Roxtar19
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JimPaquette, Manager at Canal Park Lodge, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Happy to here we are your #1 choice when coming to Duluth!
Thanks!
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I stayed on a Thursday night and Sunday night at the Canadian rate. The hotel was very nice, modern and clean. Check in and check out was easy. The breakfast was great with lots of options. The only downside was the sporadic WiFi. It would come and go and would be completely unavailable at times.

Room Tip: The King rooms are quite small. Choose room 200 - end of the hall. Extremely spacious with pull ou...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Sel8
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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317 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Very tidy and wholesome family type hotel. Very central position. Room was adequate but not outstanding. Breakfast included in rate. Staff were mostly friendly except one dragon on reception who made us feel unwelcome. Good middle of the road experience.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The hotel was extremely beautiful-I definitely recommend! The full breakfast housed in the lobby was fantastic, and they still serve coffee, cocoa, and juice all day and night! Get their fast, or conventioners take up all the big tables. The room was just a standard with no balcony, but we still had swooping views of Lake Superior! Make sure to check our Grandma's, it's right down the street, along with tons of other restaurants.

Room Tip: Grandma's Restaurant is within walking distance
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Zach C
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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We held a surprise party for a family member. We booked three rooms, one of which was a suite. Unfortunately, it was also the weekend of a girls' hockey tournament. The lobby boasts a "Caribou Coffee" bar. ALL the pots were empty for approximately 1.5 hours in the main lobby. The main floor (where our rooms were) were flooded with girls from various teams running up and down the halls (well into the middle of the night), no adult supervision in the pool area which the children swarmed, the hotel desk staff was intermittently present checking in guests unrelated to the tournament group. The hotel staff could not keep up in the morning with the demand during the continental breakfast; overflowing trash cans, empty food offerings, dirty dining tables. Very poor management maintaining a relaxing, expensive visit to the hotel allowing the group of guests to dictate tone, volume, behavior, all excesses. Parents were not expected to be supervising. If the hotel knows that a large, disruptive group is occupying the hotel, would more staff be added to accommodate the demands made. Who exactly was in charge? The 8-12 year old girls or management? The children I think. It certainly smelled like it. Our tab ended up being $500+ and we spent most of that time trying to dodge sweating, screaming girls in hallways, missing out on the hors d'ourves, coffee, pool, decent service. Won't be back.

Room Tip: Pick a suite or end room along the halls. Everything else sounds like stomping elephants, especiall...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Canal Park Lodge
Address: 250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN 55802-2314
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#8 Family Hotel in Duluth
#9 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Canal Park Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
116 Upscale units in Duluth's Canal Park. This Newest Lakeshore Duluth Hotel features 100% smoke free guest rooms and meeting space, overlooking beautiful Lake Superior on one side, and is the gateway to the famous Canal Park on the other. Canal Park Lodge also provides easy access to the downtown area and the Lake Walk, with miles of scenic walking, running, or biking giving you a truly scenic view of the Duluth MN area. Great dining and shopping, the famous Grandma's restaurants are nearby, a timeless and local Duluth favorite. The Canal Park Brewing Company is located right next door for convenient dinning and the best pint of beer in the Twin Ports. We also feature an impressive lobby, complimentary hot breakfast, and a unique pool area. Enjoy a remarkable view of Duluth from one of our balcony suites. Our hotel is situated in the heart of Canal Park and at the end of the chain of hotels along Lake Superior, to offer you maximum comfort and privacy. We also offer great accommodations for groups or conferences in Duluth with meeting space, and food catered by Bellisio's & Grandmas Restaurants. ... more   less 
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