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Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
New Jersey
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400 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Overnight business stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Super nice front desk staff. My room was spic and span clean. Fresh. After checkin, drive short distance to Lake Superior lake front near canal for evening drinks and dinner. Perfect. Back to room for a restful sleep! The Creemery Cafe on 1st floor serves Starbucks for the morning locals.

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Decided to make Duluth the first stop on our trip. There are many hotels, some on the waterfront but the prices were quite high. Thus, we selected the Holiday Inn. It is right downtown and quite easy to find. The parking is free and plentiful.

Finding our room was the only problem we had. The hotel is in two main sections and when you get off the elevator it say room 1 - 20(?) are to the right and 20 - 42 are on the left. So we went to the left and found another area where there should be a sign. But if that's the only problem it's minor.

The room itself was very comfortable with a king bed, mini fridge, microwave and flat screen tv.

But the service, especially from Jennifer and Kaelyn, was phenomenal. They were both very knowledgeable about local attractions and how to get there. Constantly pleasent they are very good representatives of the Holiday Inn.

There is a restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch which we did not try and a sports bar called Sneakers which we did try. Very tasty sports bar food and very good service.

There are two pools, one on the third floor and one on the ninth. I have never, until this visit, seen a swimming pool that was entirely made of stainless steel. Really cool.
The hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront so there is really no need to shell out the substantially higher cost of staying on the waterfront.

Room Tip: There are some rooms which offer pool and outside views on the eight through tenth floors. I saw ins...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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49 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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, travelled as a couple
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Duluth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Owatonna
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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, travelled as a couple
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Duluth, Minnesota
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204 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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, travelled with friends
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Montgomery, Illinois
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 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, travelled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, responded to this review, 18 July 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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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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Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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