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The Inn On Lake Superior
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
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Walldorf, Germany
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350 reviews
349 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

A word of caution first: the rooms differ hugely. Some face the lake, some the parking lot (and the bridge) and some the pool. Avoid the pool rooms, they are noisy and have no real outside window. The others are fine.

The hotel is located in the thick of things, with many restaurants in walking distance. Rooms are nice and large, with good beds and clean bathrooms. Breakfast was average.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear terbang,

Thank you for posting comments about your recent stay with us. We endeavor to give all our guests the best in service and accommodations and we offer a wide variety of room types and locations to meet the needs of our guests. I hope you will let us serve you here again.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This hotel, even at full capacity, was amazingly quiet. We had a balcony room and enjoyed looking out at the lake which is always beautiful. The beds were comfortable and the free breakfast was very good. Being right in the middle of the action in popular Canal Park helps too. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Dear Rilera,

Thanks for posting your nice comments about your recent stay with us. I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy your time here and that you would stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
Guest Relations
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Everything was top notch from the time we checked in to the time we checked out. the view from our lakeside room was amazing! The continental breakfast was great, a lot of choices to pick from. The kids liked making smores every night. We'll be back next year!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Thank Ashwell2002
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Ashwell2002,

Thanks for posting your great review about our hotel. We're very happy you like us and what we do here, and that you'll be coming back to stay with us. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My family and I have stayed at the Inn on Lake Superior in years past, and after our experience this year, we have decided, if at all possible, we will only stay at this hotel when visiting Duluth!

I would recommend spending the extra money to get a room with a view! My son loves looking out and watching ships approach the harbor. He waits excitedly, until it's time to run down to Canal Park to watch the lift bridge go up and see the massive ships pass through into the harbor.

This year, for the first time, we had a room on the main floor. While we were checking in, another couple was asking if they could change their assigned ground level room for a second or third story room (they had not officially checked in yet). We, however, loved our room on the ground floor. We were able to move our chairs and small table out onto the lawn, offering us more space, and we could easily walk to the lake walk or to the hotel's patio. Additionally, other hotel guests in a room a few doors down from us, had brought additional lawn chairs and lawn games (e.g., ladder golf and Frisbee). In future visits, I would even request a ground floor room with lake view!

The breakfasts are fantastic! We would easily have spend $10-15 dollars a person or more for a similar breakfast. The kids loved making their own waffles, and I loved having my coffee outside watching the sun glimmer off of the lake.

The best part about our stay at the Inn on Lake Superior, with the exception of the great view, were the free bicycles available to hotel guests. There were men's bikes, ladies' bikes, and children's size bikes. My 6 year old loved her bike! The bikes were all in great condition, you could keep them as long as you like, and we went further down the lake walk then we ever have before! Great fun!

This hotel has great location, great views, great breakfast, and great amenities!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank wisconsinmama
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear wisconsinmama,

Thank you for coming back to stay with us and for taking the time to post your detailed review. I am so glad you know you can count on us for a comfortable stay, with the best in accommodations, amenities and service. We love welcoming you back and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
Guest Relations
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Kenora, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Right from the start it was an easy decision to stay here. The website page offered a "chat with the front desk" so I could ask all the questions I had without having to phone. Then I discovered that as a Canadian citizen, I could receive a lower rate on certain days......just happened to correspond with my days! When we arrived in our room we were thrilled, but even more when we opened our patio door and stepped out to take in the view! The hotel was perfect in every way.

Green Features: There were recycle bins right in the room; i like that.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank mclass2014
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear mclass2014,

Thank you for taking the time to write and submit a review of our hotel. It is our goal to provide our guests with the utmost in service, comfort, cleanliness, value and facilities, and I am glad we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
Guest Relations
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Fridley, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The Inn is the best place to stay in Duluth. From amenities,friendly staff, terrific rooms and service its hard to beat.Also, breakfast is top shelf..free breakfast,free bicycles rooms a few steps from the canal.Awesome.

Room Tip: always stay lakeside to sit outside your room on your private deck to watch the ships come and go fr...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Geralyn P,

Thanks for posting your wonderful comments about our hotel. We value all guest feedback, and it's especially gratifying when it is as positive as yours. We look forward to and welcome the opportunity to serve you here again.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
Guest Relations
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TwinCities
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We have stayed at the Inn On Lake Superior a number of times over the past decade. The staff and facilities are generally top rate.
Management does timely respond to potential issues and resolves them quickly.

Room Tip: Book early for north facing room on Lake Superior.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank MnTiger
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KenJacobs, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear MnTiger,

Thank you for your many visits and nice review. We take a great deal of pride in our people and operations and endeavor to deliver a terrific experience to every guest. I'm glad you know you can count on us for a clean and comfortable stay in the heart of Canal Park. I hope we can welcome you back and serve you here again soon.

Sincerely,

Ken Jacobs
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Property: The Inn On Lake Superior
Address: 350 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN 55802-2316
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#2 Business Hotel in Duluth
#2 Green 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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