6 Unique Places to Stay in Duluth, MN

6 Unique Places to Stay in Duluth, Minnesota

Last Updated on June 11, 2024

When we think about planning a getaway, Duluth, MN often comes to mind because of its unique charm and vibrant spirit. Nestled along the shores of Lake Superior, this city offers stunning natural beauty along with rich history and culture. Whether it’s the tranquil sounds of the lake, the bustling downtown area, or the scenic trails, Duluth has something for everyone.

 

There are numerous unique places to stay that perfectly capture the essence of Duluth. From reimagined historic inns to modern boutique hotels, each accommodation adds a special touch to your visit. Staying in a place that reflects the character of the city can turn an ordinary trip into a memorable adventure.

 

Exploring Duluth is all about discovering its hidden gems. Each stay offers a new perspective on the city, providing warmth, comfort, and a touch of the unexpected. Join us as we dive into some of the best and most unique lodging options that make this city a favorite for travelers every year.

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Unique Places to Stay in Duluth, MN

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Zenith City Condo

10

Excellent

6 verified reviews

10

Excellent

6 verified reviews

We discovered the perfect spot for a vibrant and unique stay in Duluth: the Zenith City Condo. This colorful and eclectic apartment is nestled on the Duluth Hillside, giving us incredible vibes with its unique mural and decor.

 

The condo has two cozy bedrooms and one bathroom, making it ideal for our group of four. We loved having a fully equipped kitchen where we could prepare our own meals, and the outdoor space was just perfect for relaxing with a coffee in the morning.

 

The condo features central heat, WiFi, Netflix, and Hulu. We really appreciated having off-street parking and onsite laundry facilities available. Although there’s AC for the warmer months, the space seems comfortable year-round.

 

The location is fantastic. It’s just a short walk to the North Shore Scenic Railroad and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. We also enjoyed visiting Bayfront Festival Park, which was only a 19-minute walk away.

 

For those who want a stay that combines convenience with a lively atmosphere, this condo is a gem.

Mayors Chamber @ Historic Salyards Mansion

9.8

Exceptional

16 verified reviews

9.8

Exceptional

16 verified reviews

We discovered a gem in Duluth—the Mayors Chamber at the Historic Salyards Mansion. This elegant suite, part of a 1909 Dutch Colonial Boutique Hotel, offers a unique stay with a touch of history.

 

Located on two acres in Duluth’s mansion district, it’s only minutes away from fantastic restaurants, shops, Canal Park, and the breathtaking Lake Superior shoreline.

 

Named for Mayor Fedo, who once lived here while serving as Duluth’s youngest mayor in the late 1980s, the suite blends intriguing history with comfort. With vivid colors and heirloom furniture, the room feels both regal and welcoming.

 

The amenities include a cozy fireplace, air conditioning, and spacious outdoor areas to relax in. The suite has one bedroom and a luxurious bathroom featuring a jetted bathtub. Close by, attractions like the University of Minnesota Duluth and North Shore Scenic Railroad are within a short drive, making your stay convenient and enjoyable.

 

Explore more about the Mayors Chamber at the Historic Salyards Mansion for a memorable visit.

Superior St Industrial Loft

9.8

Exceptional

26 verified reviews

9.8

Exceptional

23 verified reviews

We recently stayed at the Superior St Industrial Loft in Duluth and were impressed by its modern feel. Nestled in the vibrant Lincoln Park Craft District, it’s the perfect spot for exploring the area.

 

The loft is spacious and has been newly renovated, retaining a charming industrial vibe. High ceilings and large windows flood the space with natural light. Everything felt fresh and clean.

 

We loved having breweries, restaurants, and shops right outside our front door. It made it easy to grab a bite or a drink without needing to drive. Canal Park, Bay Front, and Park Point were just a short drive away, offering even more to see and do.

 

Our stay was comfortable, and the location’s convenience can’t be beat. If you’re heading to Duluth, consider the Superior St Industrial Loft for a memorable stay.

The Gales on Lake Superior

10

Superb

121 verified reviews

10

Superb

121 verified reviews

We love staying at The Gales on Lake Superior. This charming villa is tucked away in the Lakeside – Lester Park area. It’s like having a piece of paradise just a walk away from Lake Superior and Lester River. There’s plenty of space with three bedrooms and enough room to sleep six people comfortably.

 

The location feels perfect. We can drive just six minutes to explore the Glensheen Historic Estate or head over to the University of Minnesota Duluth in eight minutes. The North Shore Scenic Railroad is only a ten-minute drive away, adding even more adventure to our trip.

 

The amenities make our stay convenient and cozy. We enjoy having a fully-equipped kitchen to cook our meals and an outdoor space for barbecues. The fireplace creates a warm atmosphere during cooler nights. There’s even a washer and dryer, which is so handy for longer stays.

Driftwood Cottage @ Park Point

9.8

Exceptional

25 verified reviews

9.8

Exceptional

25 verified reviews

Driftwood Cottage on Park Point is a cozy and historic getaway spot in Duluth, MN. This charming 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom cottage is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior and the nearby attractions.

 

The cottage is just a short walk from Park Point Beach, making it easy to spend the day sunbathing or swimming. Aerial Lift Bridge and the Lake Superior Maritime Museum are also within a mile, offering great local sightseeing options.

 

Inside, the cottage is beautifully remodeled with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. We love how the open floor plan allows us to relax and unwind. The fully equipped kitchen comes with modern Samsung appliances and a Keurig, perfect for morning coffee.

 

Outdoors, the porches and sundeck provide plenty of space for gathering or enjoying a quiet moment. There’s even an outdoor enclosed shower which is super convenient after a beach day. With parking available for up to four cars, it’s easy for friends or family to visit.

Endion Station Inn

9.0

Exceptional

61 verified reviews

9.0

Exceptional

61 verified reviews

We stayed at the Endion Station Inn and had an amazing time. This boutique hotel has five rooms and is perfect for a cozy getaway with just the right mix of luxury and casual vibes. The inn is located in the heart of Canal Park, one of Duluth’s most vibrant areas.

 

Our room had city views which were simply breathtaking. We were just a short walk away from the Duluth Canal Park and the famous Aerial Lift Bridge. One thing we loved was the easy access to the Lakewalk and all its fantastic restaurants and boutiques.

 

Parking was a breeze with free private parking. The inn’s location made it easy to walk everywhere, whether we were hunting for the best coffee shop or planning a dinner outing.

 

The Endion Station Inn offers amenities like an electric vehicle charging station and executive lounge access. We definitely felt welcome and appreciated during our stay. With its unique charm and prime location, we can’t wait to come back!

Conclusion

In Duluth, MN, there’s a place to stay for everyone. From cool lofts to modern hotels, you can find the perfect spot no matter your budget or preference. Whether you love historic charm or sleek, contemporary surroundings, Duluth has it all.

 

For families, couples, or solo travelers, the city provides a range of options. Some places offer stunning views of the lake, while others may focus on unique, personalized experiences.

 

No matter what kind of stay you’re looking for, the variety in Duluth ensures you have plenty of choices. We keep coming back to the area and always find a new favorite place to stay.

 

There are obviously more places to stay in Duluth. If you know a place we didn’t mention, please get in touch and let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

Antonio Cala

Antonio was born and raised in Southern Spain, and quit his job in 2013 to travel the world full-time with his wife Amanda for 10 years straight. Their passion for adventure took them to visit 150+ countries.


They cycled 25,000km + from California to Patagonia, sailed over 10,000NM around the Caribbean & Sea of Cortez, rode their motorbikes 30,000 kms+ across West Africa (Spain to South Africa) and visited Antarctica, among many other adventure expeditions.


Today, they’re currently working their way to visit every state and National Park in the USA traveling with an RV.


Together they run the popular newsletter Adventure Fix, the travel community Summit, the resource-based portal Adventure Travel Hub, and their latest venture, Unique Places, where they share their knowledge about the places they’ve visited and the ones still remaining on their list.

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