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Reviewed 27 March 2012

If you love your dog then you'll love the Inn. They treat your pet like the special part of your family it is. A gift bag for your barking buddy includes a bandana, milk bones and a special bowl; what a treat to the normal squint eyed look you receive at most hotels when you have a dog along.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable with great pillows for a good night's rest. The hotel is conveniently located right on the lake next to the walking path and in walking distance to restaurants and shopping. We were pleasantly surprised with the quiet room even though it was overlooking the balcony, very soundproof.

This is a great hotel when you want to stay in Canal Park with your pet. And for those eco-conscious guests they have recycling bins in their rooms. You can't beat that!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn on Lake Superior, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2012

Than you for taking the time to write and share comments about your recent stay with us. We are so lucky to have met so many nice people because we welcome pets here. Or is it the other way around. Or both!? Regardless, we want everyone to have a good time here and really appreciate the positive recognition of jobs well done. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in town.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We met family here for the weekend and we brought our doggie. Yes there is the 25.00 pet fee per night, who cares--I get why they charge it and it's well worth it. They have most pet families staying on the second floor. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, very spacious. Pay the extra to have a lake view as you get a balcony and if it's nice, you can have the door open while you're in the room and you doggies can go out on the balcony and watch the passerby's on the boardwalk. The staff were very accomdating and when you check in w/a pet you get a doggie welcome pack w/a water bowl, doggie waste bags, a treat, and cute little bandana. A very nice, wecloming touch. Going forward, this is the ONLY place we will stay with our dog in Duluth. Great rooms, great service, it was an all around family friendly and pet friendly hotel. Great amenities too--free water and pop in your room, nightly smores, rooftop hot tub, etc. Great place!!

Room Tip: If you are bringing a pet--ask for a lakeview room so you get a balcony and ask to stay near the end where the entrance to the outside is (we were in Rm 272 it was perfect). The end I'm talking about is facing the Comfort Inn Suites. This way you are close to the stairs and can quickly get down the stairs and outside to walk your doggie without trapsing down the hall. Also keep the fan on at night as it acts as white noise. Also while you leave for dinner etc leave on the TV and the doggies won't hear noises that make them bark.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn on Lake Superior, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2012

Thank you very much for your recent visit and nice review. We love pets (ours and our guests') and believe we humans are the lucky ones because they tolerate us! We want to make sure that time spent here is enjoyable for everyone, regardless of how many legs they have. I'm glad you will be back and look forward to serving you here again soon.

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

This past week we stopped at the Inn on the Lake to overnight before driving back to St. Paul.
The location is in the popular Canal Park area, right on Lake Superior and walking distance to the restaurants and shops.
The front desk person was friendly and helpful even though she was the only one handling walk ins and the phone. She gave us options of the specials and was very patient as we decided.
The Inn always has fresh coffee and offers S'mores over a fire every night. These are nice extras that make staying there worthwhile.
Breakfast was good and offered some options.
The pool area is handy and clean. My child spent a good deal of time swimming and we read during that time.

Room Tip: Choose a balcony over Lake Superior especially during shipping season. Its fun to watch the ships come and go from your balcony.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn on Lake Superior, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We really appreciate your loyalty and recommendations, and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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Reviewed 21 March 2012

The Inn is down in Canal Park area which is convenient to lots of touristy shops, bars and places to eat. Most you can walk to although one of my favorite spots is Fitgers and we did drive to that. It is a bit like Cancun where hotels are stacked up all along the beach (not quite the Tropical temps ) and there are plenty of pets running up and down the boardwalk as well so if you are looking for a bit of privacy to enjoy Lake Superior this may not be the best choice. As I said it is kid and dog friendly. They have an indoor pool, one on the roof top and smores by the fire each night facing the lake. They also have a decent work out area on the second level.
Breakfast was quite crowded with the make them yourself waffles being the most popular. A good selection for kids of cereal and bagels as well as yogurt and donuts. In your room we had a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker so great to bring a tray back and sit on your balcony if the temperature allows. It stays 10 degrees cooler off the lake so even if it says 51 it was chilly and foggy.
Beds were comfortable enough but made creaking noises when you moved about. No noise issues even though the hotel was at capacity. We were there for a hockey event so nice and close to Amsoil arena and again very nice to walk to most places.

Room Tip: Facing the lake for great views and people watching.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn on Lake Superior, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay here. I love the Cancun comparison, and the fact that temps are not always tropical in Duluth. I'm glad you were happy with your choice to stay with us and hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you the next time you are in town.

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Our great experience started when I called for reservations. Olivia was very pleasant and very helpful. Our room was excellent. It was a king bed with a sofa pullout with a lake view. It was on the 1st floor at the very end of the Inn. Our view of the lake was great, even on the 1st floor. Our room had 4, yes 4, large windows and 2 large flat screen televisions. The room was very clean. I was surprised how quiet our room was - I heard NOTHING except occasional outside voices during daylight hours, no neighbor or hallway sound at all.

The bathroom and counter/sink area separated the bed area from the living area. The free bath products/soap smelled wonderful. As we were checking for belongings when we were leaving, I opened the fridge (which we didn't use) and saw pop and water!

The breakfast area was quiet when we got coffee to take back to our room to watch the sunrise from our private patio. AWESOME. The weather was fabulous 3/9 & 3/10. The breakfast was very good, so many choices. We are already planning another trip and will certainly stay at the Inn. Next time we would like to try the 3rd floor to compare. Totally A+ from start to finish.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at The Inn on Lake Superior, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2012

Thank you very much for your recent visit and very nice review and recommendation. It makes us feel very special to know that we are the reason for your very first review on TripAdvisor. Olivia is terrific, and inspires all of us to do our best every day - I will make sure she gets the positive recognition she deserves for being mentioned here by you. Since Northfiled isn't too far from Duluth, I hope you will make the trip and stay with us again soon.

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