Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 198
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CCJJ Nice place to stay
We enjoy our time in Duluth and The Holiday Inn is a great place. It has a sky walk system that will take you to Lake Superior shore. We stay at the Holiday Inn for our annual trip to Duluth.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GreggT Holiday Inn - Duluth Downtown
Great location to Canal Park area for Tall ship Festival, Restaurants, and scenery.
August 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JumpinJoe Great Service
Good overall experience due to the night manager, Jennifer, for quickly resolving a couple problems.
August 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rugs Thanks for the upgrade but not exceptional
Bed was great and bath clean. Unable to order in room movie --tried multiple times and the tv always said not registered in the room. Tried multiple times to call front desk but phone always busy...really???? Water leaking and puddling in the windowsill of the room.
A lot of money for a room with issues!
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pam75 Great service, great location, great hotel!
We have stayed here a few times and it has always been wonderful. Will definitely stay again anytime we are in the area.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RaGu2 Over loaded resturant
We slept in until 10:0 am the first night. Couldn't get breakfast, but a BLT was on the lunch menu.
Second night we got up earlier, breakfast was being served, but there was a 1 hour wait to be seated.
We found a great deli across the street and got the best breakfast for $7.95 I have had in years. Perhaps the hostess at the over crowed HI Restaraunt could have directed people to the deli across the street in the concept of helping customers get their breakfast finished quicker so they could enjoy the tall ships which is the reason they were staying in Duluth to begin with.
Just a thought. When my company is overbooked, we work hard to help our customers find alternatives, they really appreciate that in the end.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HockeyParent In Town for Hockey Tournament
In town for a 6 day hockey camp and tournament. The Holiday Inn is central to all the Ice rinks that we played at. We did not have to travel further than 15-20 mins for any of the games. Most games were played at UMD, Hermantown, Superior, and Cloquet (furthest at 25 mins). It's within walking distance of the Canal Park area which has a Cruise around the harbor, normal chain restaurants and a few other touristy things.
Rooms were clean and noise was minimal. Staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and prompt with any requests. Parking is free but very crowded at times. Has a nice average sized pool on the 8th floor. If you want to do laps, there is a YMCA less than a block away. Exercise room....meh! No complimentary breakfast in the restaurant.
Personally, I think we payed a little too much for the room but the prices in the downtown area reflect the trend of being close to the tourist areas and the convention center, which is in the Canal Park area.
Overall, I would stay at Holiday Inn again. Mainly for the convenience and location of all the rinks. It is located in the downtown area which seems to be undergoing a revitalization. You can walk around in most areas and there is a enclosed skywalk that connects to the Canal Park area so you don't have to drive there and pay outrageous parking lot fees.
July 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack357 Great view of Harbour
When making my reservation for this hotel in Duluth, I booked on-line. I had no idea of the location within the city. I requested a room with a view of the Duluth Harbour. Upon arrival, I discovered that the hotel had upgraded my room request in order to accommodate my view request. We had a great view of the aerial bridge and could watch all the boat traffic coming and going. Very nice!
July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RACERBOY221 Nice stay....
This was my 2nd trip to Duluth and 2nd time staying at the Holiday Inn. The staff makes the place without question. EVERYONE who you will interact with is kind, professional and willing to assure that the guests needs are taken care of, without fail. The rooms is spacious and well appointed. My King size bed was comfortable and a welcome sight at the end of a long business day. My only issue was the A/C which gave me some trouble but when I called to advise of the problem, a maintenance man was there within minutes to correct it. There are 2 stainless steel pools on the 4th and 8th floor to relax and away from the weather that can plague the Duluth area. Several places to eat are offered, I used Sneakers on the 2nd level as well as the Greenery on the ground level, both are convenient and the food is a good value.
All in all, it was a great trip and I will be using this hotel again on my next AmsOil visit in 2014!!
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Notfarfromhome Comfortable bed and room
We had a very nice stay. The room was comfortable and the bed was superb. We will stay there again.
The elevators were slow to service.
July 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by oil1 good place to stay
We stay here when ever we are in Duluth.
We are platinum club card holders so we went to the "reception"
30 mins. after it started. There was 3 of us they gave us 2 free drinks, there was 5 meatballs left and some chip crumbs.
I thought they were going to bring more out but when we asked they said nope that's it. Not the end of the world put if they are going to go thru the trouble of having a reception they should make the guests happy, not feel like we wasted our time.
The elevators are always hard to get especially at "rush hour"
Other then that we like the place.
July 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 55350 OK location, an older hotel that needs some updating
some rooms have been updated, ours had not. good location, not on the canal park strip, so price was more affordable. this hotel has 2 pools on two different floors. our stay was fine, but I look forward to the day when all the rooms have been updated and refurbished - wear and tear is showing
July 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sntormin36 Need repair
Although our stay was pleasant each night as I laid down in bed, I had to look at the brown spotted area in the ceiling. This isn't a difficult fix and needs attention.
July 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fcgoblue Sleepless Nights
I can certainly understand and appreciate a busy hotel, but there was no attempt by your staff or management to ensure Guest comfort. Walls are paper thin and no one patrols the halls late at night or even advises those returning late (after 2am) to be considerate of others who may be sleeping. When I mentioned this to your staff, I got blank look, and never once in 7 days saw the GM...not even from a distance. Your own staff contributed to the daily disruptions by having loud conversations outside our room prior to 7 am....so bad that I had to open the door and remind them of what time it was. I called down to the front desk several times after midnight to complain of late night noise and nothing was ever done. Partly, are there service elevators in your hotel? If so, your staff doesn't use them. It is really inconvenient to have to wait for a second elevator because hotel staff is riding guest elevators between floors- I counted as many as six staff at once on one occasion. They should strains to step OUT whenever guests are trying to step in since we are paying for the privilege of the ride. We will be back in Duluth three more weeks but sadly will not stay at this hotel again. It is a poor representation of the IHG brand.
July 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CarolA96734 Great location
I wanted to explore Duluth and found the location, the view and the short walking distance to many sites a plus.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LLaura clean spacious room
The rooms have been updated and they are great! Room was clean and comfortable! Seemed fresh and air moved well in the room! It's always a treat to have a great view and be in the middle of the city!
July 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by woodville7 old, worn out room
bathtub had stains, cracks in tile. toilet paper roller doesn't roll. Carpet really dirty looking. Room wasn't worth the money. I am glad I got the amsoil discount. We tryed to stay one more day, but price went up and I wasn't paying that kind of money for that room.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Veronica99 Great views of the harbor
We had a room on the 15th floor overlooking the harbor - it was beautiful. Easy walk on the skyway to the Lake.
July 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marynd Room was great - services average
We recently stayed at your hotel. We loved the view from our room & the beds were very comfortable. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. However, there were two concerns during our stay. First the absolute lack of towels at both pools on Saturday night. When I noticed before using the pool, I went to the front desk & was told they were "working on it." However, during the time we were in the pool area no towels were delivered.
If we have been aware of the problem, we would have taken towels from our room - but we were on the 15th floor and didn't want to wait for elevators #very slow at times#.
The other issue was lack of plug-ins - hopefully, you can update your electronic situation with the renovations.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carmen123 Friendly Staff
The staff was very helpful and friendly. We used the shuttle service a couple times because my husband was walking with a cane. We tried the skyway once and that was nice but a lot of walking for him. Very nice hotel and we really enjoyed out stay.
July 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Samshank Functioning like a Motel-Poor Quality ... Smell and Unclean
The hotel is functioning like a motel. The bathroom door make noise when closing and improperly aligned stayed in Room-1027 Pl check. The hotel is dirty and smelling elevator. The pool inside is a bad idea. Very humid with water vapor and dirty water park smell. The room's air conditioner makes a weird noise every couple of minutes. Sounds like fireworks bursting and never had a good sleep. The service in the reception is bad and the porter's cafe never serves hour hours-have bunch of people doing error charging my friend's food in my credit card. I regret staying.I cancelled at other and booked holiday inn and just found the brand logo and lighting alone is Holiday inn and not the service and cleanliness. My mind, I wanted money back... but we never had a choice to stay.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by winterj2000 Weekend away from Wisconsin
The view that we had from our window was amazing! The service that was given to us by the workers at the front desk was wonderful with our 100's of questions about where to eat, where to go for entertainment and how to get onto the sky walk. The coffee machines in the rooms are a great convenience and the cutest things I have ever seen and the smell of the shampoos/conditioners and body lotion were amazing!! Thank you!!
July 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJSK Nice Suite
We spent one night in the king suite with a lake view. The room was spacious and comfortable. We spent two nights in Duluth but only one at Holiday Inn.....wish we would have spent both nights there!! We will definitely consider this location for our next stay in Duluth.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LittleBug Great 1 night room in Duluth
I like that the Holiday Inn does not require a 2 night minimum like a lot of the other hotels do. The elevators are the slowest I have ever seen, so cram as many folks in there as you can. 8:30 is a little early for the pool to open, especially when a baby is screaming at the top of their lungs there. The pool on the 8th floor is much nicer than the one on the 3rd floor. Room was clean and beds were comfortable.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by arby2 Everything great except the pillows
I stayed here with 2 small children and had a great time. We got a recently renovated room. I was surprised at how quiet it was. I love that you have the option to run the heater/AC at "fan only" for a little white noise and perfect sleep environment. The 2 pools are GREAT. The pool water was PERFECT temperature-- which is very important to me. No one wants a freezing pool. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We paid extra for the breakfast add-on and it was good food with good service.
The only complaint I have was the pillows. We had many of them (4 per bed I believe) but they were all the same-- rock hard and about a foot in thickness. Felt like sleeping on a large boulder. To make this hotel perfect, I would recommend adding some softer pillows to the room. I will stay here again and bring my pillow from home :)
Thanks for a great stay!
July 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tanker34 Goood accomodatioins for us
I was vacationing with my two adult daughters so the room arrangement was perfect. The cost of the first night was much more that I usually pay for a hotel but we had made the plans and that was what was available.
The first night I was awakened two times by people talking loud!!! The last time it was 3 in the morning and I finally called the desk, I think someone around the man yelled at the man so he finally went to bed. I am sure the desk responded also. The swimming pool was also very lout until about 10:30 but it was lots of kids and families so it was noisy but healthy noise.
I am always cold in bed and I asked for an extra quilt and I got a wonderful, clean, crisp quilt that was great for me.
Thanks for asking....
My husband and I often stay in Holiday Inn Expresses and love them. We are members of the Holiday Inn program, not sure if I used my priority club number on my stay
July 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Very Good
We were in Superior for Grandma's Marathon and have stayed at this hotel for several years. It is convenient to the race - we can walk everywhere once we park our car at the hotel. The room was clean, supplies were kept up and staff was very friendly and helpful. Check in was awesome!!
June 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Deborah18 Nice room, great pool, helpful staff
We stayed at the Holiday inn in Duluth, MN. We booked a mid-week vacation, so the hotel was not that crowded. We stayed in a newly renovated room--and it was very nice and comfortable. Clean and had some extras which we were not expecting(mini fridge--nice!). We were on the same floor as the pool--but down the hall, so it was wonderfully quiet. The staff was helpful and friendly-esp the housekeeping staff which was extra helpful when my toddler was sleeping and we needed extra supplies. Close to attractions and easy to find your way from the hotel.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by quiltshowattendee good place
The hotel was a fine place to stay to see Duluth. Despite its name, it is not in Canal Park. However, it's in the skyway system, so one can get to the movies, DECC and Amsoil Arena without going outside -- or having to climb up the hill. It's about a 5 - 10 minute walk to DECC. A bonus was that we had a room on the 9th floor, facing the harbor, which was just lovely!!
June 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JES1 Great location and view
great view of the lift bridge. very helpful staff. Free parking was a plus as well as direct access to the skyway. A great place to stay in downtown Duluth.
June 20, 2013