Because of our AAA Three Diamond ranking, our TripAdvisor 2016 National Certificate of Excellence Award, our great location of being within 4 blocks of Canal Park, 8 blocks from the DECC-Amsoil Arena, and 5 minutes from Bayfront Festival Park, we are in high demand by guests who want to stay close to special events that are held at those venues. Some of these events may require special reservations or special cancellation policies and deposits.
We suggest that for these events you book as early as possible, as some guests will make reservations for next year, before even leaving this year. For some of these events, it is not too early to book one year in advance. If we are fully occupied, always inquire about the availability of a waitlist and we will be happy to include your name on it. However, we cannot guarantee that someone will cancel their reservation so you may have a guest room, so we suggest to make your reservations early. Cross over the bridge from ordinary and stay with us for Duluth’s next big event.
We are located only four blocks from the Grandma’s finish line and the entertainment tents, and eight blocks from the pick-up point for buses to the starting line. We provide a shuttle service to the bus departure point for race participants competing in the half and full marathon. We suggest to book a hotel reservation 6-12 months in advance. A 2 night minimum stay is required with an advanced deposit. Reservations are made by form only.
Grandma’s Form 2018 (PDF)
The Tall Ships pass through the Ariel Lift Bridge 4 blocks away. The ships dock in front of the DECC and sail in and out of the harbor and can be seen from various hotel rooms while in the harbor. Over 200,000 people are drawn to Duluth to watch these magnificent vessels. Duluth’s all-time highest attendance event suggests a booking time of 3-4 months in advance. Tall Ships come approximately every 3 years to Duluth.
Duluth’s Air Show brings over 40,000 people to town and is a guest favorite as the acrobatic and professional flying is incredible. It is suggested to book 1-2 months in advance for the next Air Show.
4th of July:
The 4th of July fireworks is held right out in the harbor, in front of the hotel, by the DECC. Some harbor view rooms provide spectacular viewpoints for the fireworks. You can also take a walk out to the hotels Breakwater Pier Walk and be right next to the water as the fireworks cascade over the harbor. It is suggested to make reservations 2-3 months in advance for the 4th of July, and the adjacent days.
4th of July Events-City of Duluth
Bentleyville is held every year at Bayfront Park in December. This event brings in over 50,000 people to Duluth and is a guest and children all-time favorite. The resort provides a complimentary shuttle to the Jingle Bell Bus or to Bentleyville, depending on the night. Weekend reservations are suggested 2-4 weeks in advance.
The finish to the Inline Marathon is just 6 blocks away. We provide a complimentary shuttle to the busses that get you to the starting line for all participants. It is suggested to make reservations 2-5 weeks in advance.
Because we are only 5 minutes away from Bayfront Park, this annual event, that brings in over 15,000 spectators, is a guest favorite. We provide a complimentary shuttle to within 4 blocks of the event. It is suggested to make reservations 1 month in advance.