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The Inn On Lake Superior
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
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“Nice, but with some reservations”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Clean, nice staff, reasonable price, very large breakfast area, and four nice waffle machines, fruits, cereals, tea, etc. and plenty of tables to sit at . Large indoor swimming pool and smaller outside heated pool good even in February. The hotel is popular with young people coming for hockey in winter. The hotel is in the canal area and their are lots of attractions within walking distance. Great walking trail along the lake for miles. But the rooms are adequate, but not exciting. It makes me wonder if they had a decorator, of if someone just threw furniture into the room, and hung a couple of pictures. Plus the refrigerator in the room vibrated noisily all night keeping my wife awake. Next time we will
stay at one of the other hotels nearby which seem a little more upscale.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 11 February 2012
Thank you for your review and rating. I am sorry you weren't happier with your stay, and want to let you know that we have a major remodeling project planned for later this year. I hope you will give us another chance to earn your business the next time you are in town.
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great location, even in winter. Great walking trails and easily located near nice restaurants including Grandma's. Very clean rooms, hallways, dining area, lobby, etc. Hotel was quiet in evening. Nice "themed" decorating to match location (including cute light fixtures in halls that have "lift" bridge theme, which I thought was cute along with pics of ships on lake, etc. Breakfast area was very spacious and where you got the food was in a large space separate from the dining area which was nice (and not usually the case at hotels that include breakfast). Opened at 6:30am (THANK YOU!) and you can view sunrise over lake while eating. Really nice added plus in evening is s'mores and bonfire on back deck. Nice way to end the day. Friendly staff, very accomodating. Rooms have nice amenities (fridge, m-wave and good bath products). Will definitely stay again!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 8 February 2012
Thank you for your recent visit and comments about your stay here. I'm glad you had a good time, which is pretty easy without a lot of effort - there are so many things to see and do close by the hotel. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

I stay at this hotel 3-5 times a year sometimes just for a night when heading back from Minneapolis, and sometimes for 3 nights as a long weekend get away. I always book the suite, which has two rooms a king, a queen and a double pull out sofa...it's nice to have a seperate area...

the staff are the BEST....always friendly and the breakfast that they put out has never been disspointing..unless you don't like the biscuits and gravy that so many Americans enjoy...I am not American so I can't wrap my brain around biscuits and gravy for breakfast.

The nightly smores is a bonus especially if you have kids and being that there are walking paths around the hotel and great shopps to visit right across the street, its the best place to stay IMO

Room Tip: I would assume that the Lake side rooms might be quieter..never staye don that side though
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 21 January 2012
Thank you very much for your loyalty and kind words. We often make changes to our breakfast offerings, and I hope you are happy with other items on the buffet. If there is anything special you need on your next visit, please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Close to restauntes. Nice rooms. Small workout room with two treadmills. Nice breakfast onsite. Nice view from rooms. Outdoor fire pit. Friendly staff. Large rooms.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 5 February 2012
Thank you very much for your recent visit and review. Canal Park is a great place to explore and relax. The shopping and dining are terrific, too. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are here.
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

My fiance and I have stayed at the Inn on Lake Superior several times over the last few years and we consistently return when they offer specials on rooms because of the location within canal park and the great views of the lake and lift bridge.

We have yet to use either of the pools as they are generally filled with children and we tend to be out once they've emptied. Try to avoid rooms close to the pools as they tend to smell like the pool, but would be great for families or groups of families.

The morning breakfast is excellent though be prepared to wait a little and for there to be plenty of children.

A consistently good hotel, though in need of updating in terms of hallways and public areas, but it's been our choice since leaving the Suites several years ago.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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KJacobsVPZMC, General Manager at The Inn On Lake Superior, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Thank you very much for your many visits, and for taking the time to share your review and recommendation of our hotel. I'm pleased to let you know that we have begun the process for an extensive remodeling of the entire hotel. The transformation will not happen overnight, as it is just in the design stages, so I hope you will be pleased with the improvements we will be making.
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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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