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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Save your time and money. Smelled terrible, bedding was from the 60's. We had cat food all over the floor. Just not a good situation. We stayed 1 night and had to leave. I would recommend looking for some thing else. Some times cheaper is not better.

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Thank ericjorgensen
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Eric first of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are truly sorry you were disappointed with your stay with us. We want all of our guests to enjoy there stay with us and take it very seriously when we learn that we have fallen short of delivering the best accommodations.... More 

Osseo, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beds were horrible and very small location and cost we're good I really hope they do something about their beds very hard had some stains on the walls but other than that everything was pretty clean

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Thank F5151DFdanieler
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and posting your review. We are sorry you were disappointed and we would like to offer our apologies for the discomfort you experienced. We are happy though that you enjoyed some aspects of your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Thunder Bay, ON
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a clean, quiet, low priced motel in the heart of downtown Duluth that will give you great value. I've stayed here before & if you don't want all the frills like a pool & fitness centre, just a clean room for the night, this place is for you.

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Thank Lita B
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Lita we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We would also like to thank you for coming back and staying with us again. We always like to see guests come back and stay with us. Enjoy your day and thank you again. More 

Lake City, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would not recommend this hotel nor would I stay here again. The continental breakfast had limited choices, the coffee was cold and the hard boiled eggs did not look appealing at all. The frosted cake donuts were dry as dirt and had no flavor what so ever. When I entered into my room it had a stale dirty odor.... More 

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Thank kahale810
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Kahale I am sorry we were not able to provide you with a great experience during your recent stay. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate your feedback about the hotel. I hope you can accept my sincere apologies for all the discomforts you experienced. Our goal is to provide all guests with excellent service and accommodations... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I love Duluth. But it's darn expensive to stay there these days. More than Manhattan at times. The Downtown Duluth Motel is where you can stay when you don't plan on spending much time in the room. Which is what you should be doing early-fall in Duluth. I'm not going to say the rooms are glamorous. My room was tidy,... More 

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Thank Mike G
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Mike First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We value your feedback and appreciate the advice about the lighting. We will look into this. We really hope to see you again. More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I planned a last-minute anniversary getaway in Duluth and decided to book a night at the Downtown Duluth Motel. After submitting payment info to finalize the booking, I received an error message that there were no more rooms available, so my husband and I stayed in a different hotel that night. After reviewing my credit card statement, I discovered that... More 

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Thank ErinH01
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Erin I apologize for the miscommunication. I did refund your credit card for the stay on October 14th. I also left a message on that day that I had refunded your credit card. I just sent you an email showing the refund was done on the credit card. And like I said I do apologize for this. If you have... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I didn't want anyone to miss the review information so I entitled it with the first thing that hit my nose when we walked into the room: like an old, maybe stale musty smell. This motel is older style which I had read, but I expected better per the reviews. We wanted something close to the attractions we anticipated viewing... More 

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Thank 466kathryng
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Kathryn thank you for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay with us at our motel. We really appreciate your feedback and are very sorry for the condition of your guest room. We will take your comments under consideration as we work to improve out guest experience. We hope you will give us another chance and... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Right downtown Duluth and cheap place to spend the night. No real frills, but only $75/night for King size bed. Not soun-proofed much. ..could hear the traffic all night. WiFi was spotty but did have free parking right outside the room.

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Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Jewels in Minnesota Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your stay with us, we do greatly appreciate it. I am sorry our wifi did not work well for you, I will check it this. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It's older, not the best neighborhood, and you can't see the lake. But that's fine. The price can't be beat. The bed is comfy. There's a fridge. Sammy's pizza is a block away (go eat there). Will definitely stay here again!

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Thank Eric L
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Eric I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay withus, It is always nice to hear people enjoy there stay here in Duluth. And hope to see you again soon. More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This place is not fancy but was very comfortable. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. The continental breakfast was great, more offerings than I expected. Close to everything and very affordable. I would definitely stay there again.

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Thank anitalubrock4556
Christina L, General Manager at The Downtown Duluth Motel, responded to this review

Anita I would like to thank you for taking he time to post your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We can't wait to see you again in the future thank you so much More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A convenient location is what draws many travelers to our Duluth hotel, but it's the hospitality and top quality that brings return guests to us. Duluth hotels are already known for great hospitality, but we go the extra mile to make you feel right at home. Our North Shore hotel has everything you need for a spectacular getaway, like luxury bedding, spacious rooms that are comfortable and cool, and a free daily breakfast. Canal Park and the Lakewalk along the shores of Lake Superior are minutes from our hotel located in downtown Duluth, making it easy for guests to enjoy the beauty of the region. At our Lake Superior hotel, the best of the city is right around the corner. Enjoy downtown shopping or head to Miller Hill Mall for a wide selection of favorite shops. The Blues Festival is a local favorite, but the Grandma's Marathon has runners of all ages coming to town. The Reggae Festival and NorthShore Inline Marathon(R) are also popular events near our Duluth hotel. Whether you're here for Bike MS(R)150 or to visit Bentleyville, a great location can make all the difference. We're also close to hospitals like Essentia Health, St. Luke's, St. Mary's and Miller Dwan, which is convenient for medical patients and healthcare workers in town for business. We cater to a wide range of business travelers at our Duluth hotel. Events at Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) and AMSOIL Arena draw in tradeshow attendees and presenters from around the country. Local schools, colleges and universities also bring those looking for an extended stay to the property. St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior College, Duluth Business University and the University of Wisconsin Superior are all close to us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Downtown Duluth Motel

Address: 131 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (Formerly Best Western)
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: ₹ 4,582 - ₹ 8,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Downtown Duluth Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Best Western Downtown Hotel Duluth
Duluth Best Western
Best Western Duluth
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“IF you must stay here, ask for a room that doesn't smell!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 466kathryng, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Loved being able to park right outside the room. Very convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles anitalubrock4556, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Preferred the rooms on ground level”
 of 5 bubbles CarverDude, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for a room away from the front door.”
 of 5 bubbles Karr, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“king rooms on 1st floor with outdoor access, rooms with 2 beds on 2nd floor with indoor access”
 of 5 bubbles melissacH7001MG, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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