For anyone who loves to watch 1,000-foot "lakers" slip in and out of Duluth's harbor, you can't get any closer than this boutique hotel, located near the Lift Bridge and across from Canal Park. The hotel is shaped like an "L," with half the rooms flanking the canal while the others look across the harbor. 701 S. Lake Av., Duluth; 1-218-786-9007;