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My family enjoyed staying in a suite for a fun Duluth getaway. The staff helped us get checked it quickly into our room and allowed a late check out time with no problem. They provide a free parking ticket for the ramp to get in and out easily. However, I will say the property needs updates, and the room was a little dirty. The side of the couch in the suite had stains and dirt, and there was a sleeping eye mask peaking out from under the bed. Also, keep in mind that the window shades do not provide much privacy, because walking back to our room, my mom and sister saw a fully nude woman in the window. Hot tub and pool were fun to swim in. Arcade is small. Starbucks was nice to have in the hotel for a quick coffee on the go! Side note: Do not go to the casino down the road at night. Two very sketchy and scary looking people came from the alley, and followed my family back to the hotel for quite a while. But overall, it worked for our little getaway! It’s overpriced for what you get, but nice to be close to things downtown.

The price was ridiculous

Free airport shuttle

The property itself is dated but clean. Air conditioning struggled but it is abnormally warm for North Shore. Hotel staff was accommodating if asked but everything had to be requested. We were checked in but not given the room we had reserved. No one told us. When we got to the room, it was wrong. Called the front desk and informed our room type was sold out. Requested a discount. Was granted but then it was only applied to one night. Had to call again to have it applied the second night. Again, it was taken care of but I felt communication could have been more upfront.

This room was so bad that I honestly believe people given it should be comped, like when you give up your seat on an overbooked flight. Imagine that in scenic Duluth, you are confined to an upper level interior room overlooking an indoor pool which does not even have a functional skylight, so you have no natural light at all. The pool area is naturally kept warm and humid, so your under insulated room will also be warm and humid. The noisy 60s era air conditioning unit will struggle to keep up, so your room will be alternately muggy and freezing. A smell of chlorine pervades everything. Plus you get to listen to other people’s kids until 10 pm or whenever they get around to closing the pool. Terrible, terrible stay.

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They have the most comfortable pillows I have ever experienced at a hotel. The room was nice, comfortable, and clean. The hotel is very loud due to the pool and noisy guests. If you want a quiet stay you should definitely request a room away from the pool area.

The room was bigger than I expected. Very nice and clean

Hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. Close to all the great bars and restaurants Duluth has to offer. Would recommend staying here to anyone.

The only issue I had was that the indoor pool on the 8th floor is open to the 10th floor...which is where my room was located...children scream in pools soooo...as long as the pool is open, children are in it and screaming.nuff said

Very kind and friendly. Clean and had a nice view of the harbor.

It is an older hotel, but still ok. Our shower drain was backed up (30 second shower, 20 minutes to drain). Pool is nice. Make sure you bring snacks, as the Covid has shut down most restaurants.

I like the room since we were able to have some privacy between the kids and us. The bathroom was a little small. The room wasn’t very clean which I hated specially during COVID 19 times. I could see so many fingerprints on the microwave, the vent was full of dust, the sink had mildew and there was hair in our bed... Also the sheets for the sofa bed had holes in it.

Loved that its on the skyway! We could go a lot ofnplaces without freezing!

Location is great, clean nice rooms with comfy bed. Would have liked to known that we were put in a room next to the indoor swimming pool. A bit loud in a weekend.

I liked how friendly the staff was and the convenient ramp for parking. I also liked the location of the hotel.

W 1st Street Duluth MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Located in Downtown Duluth, Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, an IHG Hotel is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as The St. Louis County Depot and North Shore Scenic Railroad. This 338-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 indoor pools, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool. Centrally located in Duluth, the hotel is connected to the convention center, and a short walk from Fond-du-Luth Casino and Lake Superior Railroad Museum.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Lyric Kitchen Bar, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 338 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with pillow menus ensure a restful night. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

At Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, an IHG Hotel, guests enjoy 2 indoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Lake View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (19) Couples (4) Family (8)
4
Family with small children

My family enjoyed staying in a suite for a fun Duluth getaway. The staff helped us get checked it quickly into our room and allowed a late check out time with no problem. They provide a free parking ticket for the ramp to get in and out easily. However, I will say the property needs updates, and the room was a little dirty. The side of the couch in the suite had stains and dirt, and there was a sleeping eye mask peaking out from under the bed. Also, keep in mind that the window shades do not provide much privacy, because walking back to our room, my mom and sister saw a fully nude woman in the window. Hot tub and pool were fun to swim in. Arcade is small. Starbucks was nice to have in the hotel for a quick coffee on the go! Side note: Do not go to the casino down the road at night. Two very sketchy and scary looking people came from the alley, and followed my family back to the hotel for quite a while. But overall, it worked for our little getaway! It’s overpriced for what you get, but nice to be close to things downtown.

By on Aug 29, 2021

1
Everyone

The price was ridiculous

By on Aug 15, 2021

4
Partner Couples

Free airport shuttle

By on Aug 9, 2021

2
Friends

The property itself is dated but clean. Air conditioning struggled but it is abnormally warm for North Shore. Hotel staff was accommodating if asked but everything had to be requested. We were checked in but not given the room we had reserved. No one told us. When we got to the room, it was wrong. Called the front desk and informed our room type was sold out. Requested a discount. Was granted but then it was only applied to one night. Had to call again to have it applied the second night. Again, it was taken care of but I felt communication could have been more upfront.

By on Jul 18, 2021

1
Partner Couples

This room was so bad that I honestly believe people given it should be comped, like when you give up your seat on an overbooked flight. Imagine that in scenic Duluth, you are confined to an upper level interior room overlooking an indoor pool which does not even have a functional skylight, so you have no natural light at all. The pool area is naturally kept warm and humid, so your under insulated room will also be warm and humid. The noisy 60s era air conditioning unit will struggle to keep up, so your room will be alternately muggy and freezing. A smell of chlorine pervades everything. Plus you get to listen to other people’s kids until 10 pm or whenever they get around to closing the pool. Terrible, terrible stay.

By on Jul 10, 2021

3
Family

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By on Jul 1, 2021

1
Everyone

By on Jun 29, 2021

4
Family

They have the most comfortable pillows I have ever experienced at a hotel. The room was nice, comfortable, and clean. The hotel is very loud due to the pool and noisy guests. If you want a quiet stay you should definitely request a room away from the pool area.

By on Jun 8, 2021

5
Everyone

The room was bigger than I expected. Very nice and clean

By on Mar 4, 2021

2
Everyone

By on Feb 28, 2021

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown, an IHG Hotel

200 W 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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