Edgewater Resort & Waterpark Hotel, Duluth
Reviews - Edgewater Resort & Waterpark Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Edgewater Resort & Waterpark Hotel
NIce waterpark, ok hotel stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We were going to pay $170 for a 2 bed room with lakeview, then they had a weekend special for $120 so we did get that rate. However, we had an old room, very small and old. Definitely not worth the $170, but okay, I guess, since we the $120 rate included the waterpark.
Our room was very hard to get to if you need to use elevators with a stroller and luggage cart. What a hassle!
The free internet service also did not work. Our breakfast was good, however, a worker swore in front of my 3 1/2 year old daughter, NOT impressive.
The waterpark is small compared to WI Dells, but clean and very warm water. That's very nice. The lazy river, basketball, vortex and rope/island pool were a big hit with my 3 1/2 year old since the kiddie pool was shut down for the entire Sat. evening because a child had an accident in the pool. That was terrible when that's where my children can play! They are not very consistent with the rules, sometimes my daughter was able to go down the slide and others wouldn't let her because her swimsuit had the flotation pads in it. Not sure about all of that! That was when the kiddie area was shut down, so where else was she supposed to have fun??
They did refund us $25 for all of this. I usually don't have any complaints, but all of these things added up. We'll probably go back and try it again, now we know what kind of room to request.
Just right for family with 2 and 4 year oldsfrom urnojfk
We have been to the Wisconsin Dells, and you often have to walk for 10-15 minutes through corridors to get to their indoor waterparks. Here, the park is a mere minute or two from all the rooms in the new wing and it is quite the waterpark. We talked to the aquatics director and she noted that it was designed primarily for the 10 & under set. They even provide mini-life vests for the kids. I'd agree - most of the water features are small-kid friendly with the exception of the two waterslides that start from a platform high above the lazy river.
The water features are plentiful, and the entire waterpark complex was very toasty warm - both the air and the water. I've been to others where is just wasn't warm enough - and that's critical for a two year old. There is a whirlpool - literally a round pool that whirls kids around the outer edge with a strong current of water. There's also a floating island pool where the kids use monkey bars while stepping from island to island. In the big dump-bucket area, there are lots of little slides, mini water cannons and of course the giant 200+ gallon dump bucket that flips in it's side every 5-10 minutes or so. There is also the requisite hot tub/whirlpool that was the perfect spot to warm up before heading back to your room. The lazy river was nice, not too long and not too speedy for the little ones. The slides were great - they are very fast and loop outside the building, though you wouldn't know it since you are in the enclosed, dark tube most of the time. One is just a body slide and the other is a tube slide.
The rest of the service was fine -- free breakfast was cereal, toast, yogurt, juices, muffins and the like. No make your own waffle station - which would be a nice addition. And in that same breakfast area, which overlooks the waterpark, they also serve the 2-drinks per adult we took advantage of each night (we ordered in dinner one night from an Italian restaurant in downtown Duluth) and went to Perkins (right across the parking lot) the other night. There is a Dunn Brothers coffee shop right across the street for the Caribou/Starbucks crowd so you can get your morning fix.
We liked the suite room - it was new - solid granite in the bathroom shower and in the outer vanity area that separated the two rooms (yes with a door). One room next to the balcony overlooking the lake had the two queen sized beds - nice linens - a big step up from the average you find in less expensive hotels. The other room had the king sized bed with something like 5 pillows. Toiletries were also of a nice calibre - French or English if my memory serves me correctly. These are the little things that add up to a step above average experience.
Since the waterpark doesn't open until 2p (at least while we were there), we spent one morning at the very well designed aquarium near Canal Park and the next morning at the Depot train and children's museum. Both quite worthwhile and perfect for our kids. That later opening of the waterpark also meant that we weren't at the park in the morning, afternoon and evening and looking like exhausted prunes at the end of the day.
Overall, we were quite pleased with the room, the amenities and service, and especially the waterpark. It will probably get crowded on weekends, but boy, during the week it was perfect. Enjoy.
Good deal if booked on priceline. Manager says they are making improvements.from tonyk81
Amazing Water Parkfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Never Againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The checkin was extremely slow. It appears this hotel has been renovated a few times over the years, however, not a very good job was done. The newer section of the hotel appears much nicer than the old wing we stayed in.
The rooms were dirty and dingy. The walls and carpet were filthy. Even our shower curtain was 3 inches short which caused the bathroom floor to become soaked and slippery.
The kids did enjoy the water park. The 2 slides were quite cool. The huge 'hot' tub was more of a luke warm tub.
One warning. The hotel has a completely separate building across the parking lot and busy street. This building is not connected to the main hotel or water park. If you are planning on using the water park make sure you are in the main part of the hotel.
Enjoyed the Eastwater Hotelfrom garycvh
For the most part we enjoyed are stay. The room was clean. We stayed on the second floor and our room door opened directly to the outside walkway. The free continental breaKfast "plus" was good and my girls liked. The managers evening happy hour was also good. The one thing they did advertise was the new heated outdoor pool. It was not very warm. The outside hot tub was very enjoyable right next to the outside pool. In the evenings they a gas campfire and provided marshmellows and roasting sticks. That was enjoyable and relaxing.
We would stay there again.
We come here every yearfrom georgiagrl
Average at Bestfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The parking lot was torn up because of the waterpark construction and the spots fill up fast. I ended up parking a long way away on both nights.
Our "lakeside room with balcony" overlooked the freeway with the lake off in the distance. The balconies themselves are shared with the adjoining rooms, separated by a small railing. It was okay, but not very private, especially if your neighbors are the partying type. A partition would have made it a little nicer, although there is nothing they can do about the roar of the freeway traffic.
The hotel is located north of town and is a long way away from Canal Park. Bicycles were available, along with a shuttle bus, but we ended up driving.
The hallways and lobby were hot, smelly, and kind of run down and it took a while to check in.
The staff was friendly and polite and the room was reasonably clean.
The breakfast was nothing special with cereal, muffins, and some of the worst coffee I've ever had. Time for an upgrade, Best Western.
We usually stay at the Inn on Lake Superior in Canal Park, which is much nicer and better located, but their prices are ridiculous. The Inn had only one room available -- a smoking room with one bed for $225 a night and this was on a Monday. Crazy.
We paid $110 per night for the Edgewater. Once the waterpark is completed I imagine the hotel will be able to charge more and maybe give the place a badly needed makeover.
The Edgewater isn't bad if you are on a budget and don't mind the location, but it's certainly not a destination hotel.
Balcony Over the Freewayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Also, when I got to the front desk they couldn't find my reservation because somehow they'd misspelled my name, even though it was spelled right on my confirmation. Fortunately I had the confirmation with me so they managed to find it.
3 Star lodgingfrom Dudee
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- Address: 2400 London Rd - Duluth - Minnesota - 55812 - United States
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