The Best Hotels in Duluth for Every Traveler
Sit back and enjoy the views over Lake Superior on a trip to Duluth | Courtesy of Pier B Resort Hotel / Expedia
Whether you want to be on the shores of Lake Superior, tackle the craft beer scene, visit the 39-room mansion at Glensheen, or immerse yourself in port history at Canal Park, there’s a lot to do in Duluth, Minnesota. With plenty of hotels to choose from – from large resorts to charming inns – here’s our pick of the bunch.
Park Point Marina Inn
4.6/5 (1692 Reviews)
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On Park Point – a sliver of land jutting into Lake Superior – this inn has fine views over the luxury yachts in the harbor, as well as excellent beach access. Most of its modern rooms have suntrap patio decks, coffee makers, microwaves, and mini-fridges, with jacuzzis available in some suites. The inn has an indoor family center with a pool, plus arcade games for the kids and a craft beer lounge for the grown-ups.
Canal Park Lodge
4.6/5 (1260 Reviews)
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Halfway between the white-sand beaches of Park Point and the elegant public parks of downtown Duluth, this 116-room lodge boasts sublime views over Lake Superior. Benefits include in-room massages, an indoor pool, a gym, and a terrace for lakeside waffles and pastries. For dinner, Canal Park Brewing Company next door serves gourmet burgers and Mexican specialties.
Pier B Resort Hotel
4.6/5 (963 Reviews)
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There’s no need to travel more than a mile from this resort on the downtown waterfront, next to the Great Lakes Aquarium and Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Resort activities include paddle boating, paddleboarding, biking, and pedal carting. If you’re a competitive type, challenge friends to a game of basketball or pickleball. Follow up with steaks and nachos at the on-site Silos Restaurant, then sink into the outdoor hot tub or enjoy a glass of wine around the lakeside firepit.
La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Duluth
Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.5/5 (1145 Reviews)
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Just 3mi (5km) from Duluth International Airport, this welcoming inn on Highway 53 is ideally placed for a spot of shopping, with several major malls just opposite. Work up a sweat in the fitness center before plunging into the indoor pool or hot tub. Most rooms have mini-fridges, microwaves, and tea and coffee makers – alternatively, take your java in the dining room with a breakfast of waffles and fresh fruit.
South Pier Inn
Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.7/5 (496 Reviews)
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At the foot of the spectacular Aerial Lift Bridge and moments from the 7mi (11km) of sandy beaches lining Park Point, this family-owned inn makes an ideal base to return to after days of swimming and sunbathing. Rooms range from queen-size guest rooms to eight-person townhouses with two whirlpool baths, two fireplaces, and three balconies – two of which overlook the water.
Comfort Suites Canal Park
Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.5/5 (949 Reviews)
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Along Duluth’s Lakewalk – a serene ramble that takes in the lake and the Aerial Lift Bridge – these downtown suites fit all of your needs for a business trip or family weekend. Start the day right with a free cooked breakfast, including waffles. Keep on top of your exercise regime at the fitness center and indoor pool, or get some work done at the smart in-room desk.
Hampton Inn and Suites Duluth North/Mall Area
Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.6/5 (369 Reviews)
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Just off Highway 53, partway between downtown Duluth and the airport, the Hampton Inn is well-placed for shopping and eating at Miller Hill Mall. Get your fitness fix at the gym and pool before making yourself lunch using the microwave and wet bar in your room. Breakfast is served in the sleek dining room and comprises a classic buffet spread of cooked and fresh options.
Tru by Hilton Duluth Mall Area
Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.5/5 (274 Reviews)
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You’ll find this modern, comfortable hotel a 15-minute drive from downtown Duluth and even closer to Miller Hill Mall. Each double queen and king room is fitted with all-white bedding, a mini-fridge, and a rolling desk. Head to the lobby to catch up on emails in bespoke work pods, unwind with a board game, or grab snacks from the on-site market. Breakfasts are free and include a selection of cereals and bagels.
Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Duluth North, MN
Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (693 Reviews)
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This outpost of the Radisson brand sits on Duluth’s suburban edge, 2mi (3km) from the airport. Families will love the big pool with a looping flume slide and a relaxed seating area, as well as the generous breakfast spread of cereals and pastries. Each room is smartly decorated and comes with a fridge, a microwave, and a free newspaper to start your day right. When it’s time to leave, make use of the complimentary airport shuttle service.
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Duluth Waterfront
Chain Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (282 Reviews)
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Water babies will appreciate the Fairfield Inn’s heated pool, not to mention Park Point’s plentiful fishing, sailing, and swimming opportunities right outside. Feast on harbor views from under fresh white sheets – each room also comes with a coffee maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a large smart TV. Complimentary breakfasts include omelets and sweet breads.
These recommendations were updated on December 7, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.