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... I would find a motel room but by then I was out of town so when I saw the sign for Amnicon State Park I turned to check it out.
It was beautiful, I found out in the morning. The campsite was private, large and quiet. I just slept in the back of the Prius so I did not have to bother with the tend. There was a fabulous hiking trail along the river and falls.
... We dropped in to see Gooseberry Falls on the way home and took a walk around as well... We stopped in for a late lunch at Knife River, Emily's Eatery. They had a great Oktoberfest menu and we enjoyed the view out the river to the lake. Duluth has a lift bridge at the mouth of the harbour. We were really lucky to see the bridge lift a few times during our visit...see photos and videos below. One night we had dinner at Fitger's. Great ...
Stopped at WalMart on the way. We are regulars. Arrived to campground. Carter read they had a hot tub. No hot tub no wifi. Raining, we all took a nap. Drove into Duluth in the evening to see Lake Superior. The wind was blowing like crazy. Big waves and wind surfers. Ended eating at Mexican grille. Hungry for Mexican food. Pretty good. Could hear train in our campsite. 4,734 miles traveled on our month of ...
On our way into Superior Wisconsin, that is the across the river from Duluth MN, we saw a billboard advertising 20 year, 200,000 mile warranties on new Ford Cars. We couldn't believe our eyes. Closer to the bridge, we saw lake freighters in drydock, and others unloading or loading from grain elevators.
... our way to Bayfield, a very popular destination in north Wisconsin. It's one of the places you can get a ferry to the Apostle Islands!
While I was inside paying our Day Use fee, Roger met a nice couple & while talking with them, they told him not to stay in Bayfield but to stay at a nice little campground right on the shores of Lake Superior. They were so excited ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Inn On Lake Superior Duluth
Our Favorite Duluth Hotel
This hotel has the best breakfast selection in Duluth. It has a great pool and all the rooms have queen size beds, and if not King size beds.
There is also a rooftop heated pool open year-round. From 8-10 P.M. you can roast s'mores outside on the lakeside gas fire. Many rooms face the lake.
My wife and myself love to come up and stay at the Inn for our anniversary its so relaxing. This is our 3rd or 4th time staying at the Inn and we love it. Were celebrating our 13th anniversary this week.
We enjoy the staff and the easy access to any eating establishment you might want. they also have a great breakfast.
Keep up the good work.
Kamau Harris, MN
I wanted to take my wife away for a romantic weekend and we like to stay in the best place we can find wherever we go. I called and booked a King Suite and was very disappointed. In no way was it a suite! The desk clerk said it depends on what your definition of a suite is summed it up. I have traveled extensively and this was a regular room with a desk and no sitting area. For $209 US after taxes this was an extremely bad value. With their logic, on the phone they can tell you anything.They said over the phone that the room was bridge view. Bridge view means parking lot view! You could see the top of the Lift Bridge a few blocks away but mostly you saw traffic and cars. If you stay get a Lake view or go somewhere else.You can save money; as you check in they make you sign that you will not try and use a discount coupon when you check out. Once you get to the room you will find a 2003 Northland Coupon Book with lots of coupons for the local area. In it are coupons for this hotel. A weekend room for Friday night is $54 and Saturday night is $64. I suggest you ask to see the room before you sign anything and grab the book and go back and use the coupon. If they refuse, it will be extra funny when they ask you to sign away your rights on the check-in paperwork. Since they might remove the books after reading this you might be able to find this booklet or a similar one at the tourist info stop or other local businesses.The pool was big and full of kids fighting and yelling, enough said!We checked out the big hot tub on the roof and there is a changing room before you get on the roof. The key card did not work well and it took a few minutes to get our card to work. The smell of vomit was staggering while we tried our card. The tub was big but the water was cloudy showing it needed cleaning. We held our breath and left.The smores were a nice idea but they only had a few forks to cook the marshmallows on and you had to share them. After seeing all of the forks were dirty and a child was licking hers I didnt need to try one.The breakfast was your regular cold cereal, waffles and breads. The fresh fruit was a big basket of brown bananas. I thought the hard-boiled eggs were a nice idea and allowed for a little protein. I went down early to avoid the rush but still had to listen to a child using their whiney voice. There is no other food at the hotel. There are lots of choices for food at the local restaurants all within a few blocks.I gave this one star in order to knock down the average, the place is easily two stars and might push three for a lower price and better room. The only person who could give this place 5 star would need to work for the place or not get out much. You need to consider the hotel not the location.The location is really great. We took a carriage ride along the boardwalk. Staying in the area is super nice but there are other choices. On one side is a Comfort Suites Canal Park and the other is HAMPTON INN DULUTH both could provide a better value. The CANAL PARK INN down the way was old and looked like a dump from the outside.On the other side of the bridge was the South Pier Inn On the Canal, which was the other place we were thinking of staying. I wish we had. That place looked the best for a romantic get away. I wasnt sure if being on the other side of the bridge would be out of the way but the bridge is so short it would not have added anything to the walk. The restaurant we went to was closer to the South Pier Inn than the Inn On Lake Superior where we stayed. You will want to walk across the bridge anyway to see it.As you can see I didnt have a good experience with this place and you can take my review with a grain of salt. I did talk to the manager on duty who was inexperienced and only blew me off rather than making an adjustment on the misleading information and cost. I feel they did not provide value for the price and there are other choices.
Best area hotel by far
I have stay in 100's of hotels nationwide. This hotel offers the most amennities for the average person. Any local hotel in Duluth can not come close to touching it. I stay here 10 to 20 days a year with my family.
Another poster said the place was run down, it's starting to show a little age and the check-in clerk said it will be re-tiled in the very near future.However it's still the best hotel in Duluth with friendly employee's who are very informed of things to do and directions. The Suites overlook Lake Superior and the Queen suite has two televisions and a couch, mini fridge, ironing board, coffee maker and a microwave.The soap and shampoo provided are not the standard cheapies you get from other hotels, the carpet is clean and everything is well stocked so you won't have to call the front desk.The only drawback is the main pool that had too many unsurpervised children but there is a year round pool on the upper floor that is heated and fairly quiet.The location couldn't be better with most canal park stores and restaurants in a very short walking distance, the Great Lakes aquarium is also within a short walking distance so unless you make a run for the north shore you won't need to use your car during your stay.There are a few drawbacks like I mentioned earlier about the pool but some are things the hotel can't deal with and that seems to be the influx of intoxicated patrons of the tradewinds saloon (Canal Prk Inn)walking and shouting down the lakewalk late at night but that seems to be minor and only a problem if you stay out in the balcony.
This is an awesome hotel and I'm a little stunned how anyone could give it a 2 star rating. The rooms are rather large not to mention their staff is very friendly. When I checked in, the hotel informed me they have board games and S'mores for the kids that helped keep our child occupied. They also have washing machines on-site if you need one and their contenental breakfast is wonderful. This hotel would be a 4 star hotel based on location but they really out-did themselves.
This was a great place to go. They dont keep it up like they did at first.
We stayed at the Inn on Lake Superior last August, in a room overlooking the lake, with a balcony. I really can't think of a thing they could have done better! The room was spacious and very clean. The staff was helpful and polite. The view was wonderful! Then, top it all off with s'mores over an open fire in the evening - wow! My kids, my husband and I all thought it was one of the best hotels in which we've ever stayed. We'll be back!!!!
Awesome place to stay
We just back from Inn On Lake Superior and I can't stop telling people about what a wonderful stay we had.
The Hotel is new, clean and the rooms are large. They have two pools, a sauna and a whirlpool not to mention a nice little gift shop.
The staff is wonderful and they actually care about the customer.
The Inn On Lake Superior is the best hotel in Duluth.
Their rooms are clean, the two pools are wonderful and they have little perks for kids like board games and S'mores at night.
They also have a friendly staff that will work hard to make sure you're comfortable.