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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Stayed over Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is great and the view of the bridge is worth the price. Within easy walking to the local area worth walking to. A nice, well taken care place where the staff and owners are great. In Duluth stay here for sure.

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I lived in Duluth for 35 years and moved away in 2014. We returned to Duluth in early May 2015 for a wedding and booked a room at the South Pier Inn; right on the waterfront and right on the shipping canal. The accommodations we very nice, clean and welcoming. They offered a very nice continental breakfast...

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Crosslake, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The South Pier Inn was a great stay. With a panoramic view of the lift bridge (even when we weren't in the "panorama suite" it's essentially a front-row seat to watch the ships go through the canal. Even if you're not a ship enthusiast, the boats are impressive. If you want them, the hotel also offers late night ship calls...

1Thank KatiePonthego
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I just had a great stay at the South Pier Inn in Duluth. The hotel was wonderful. It is situated right next to the canal and drawbridge. Walk across the bridge and you are in Canal Park with lots of restaurants and places to visit. Perfect location. The hotel itself was well done! Rooms were very nicely appointed with a...

1Thank Lalimeam
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Loved this Inn - located on the Barbour with a view of the Lift Bridge. Staff was efficient and friendly. Our room was so clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fresh and not the usual hotel fair. We will be back!!! highly recommend this Inn and the Duluthe area.

1Thank Sn00pyfan
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I love the big ships. I was in glory. Had a canal view room and was only about a hundred feet from the ships as they came and went. The room was really clean. Staff and owners very friendly and helpful. I'd stay again.

2Thank wandsz
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Great hotel!! Rooms are very clean and the view is wonderful! Would recommend the canal view, it has the view of the Aerial Lift Bridge and the cargo ships coming and going. Close to shops and restaurants, and canal park. The staff was very helpful and nice, especially Robin at the front desk. Definitely will be back in the future!

1Thank Linnea V
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

I booked this place on a limb as my husband decided last minute he wanted to join some friends on a smelting trip in Duluth. Coincidentally, this place was situated right behind their smelting location! So when our sons and I grew tired we just walked back to the inn to relax. The inn was very clean, staff very nice...

1Thank CYV999
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This isn't a chain hotel. It's small & personal, right on the water. Our favorite place to stay in Duluth. It's fun to get a room with windows that face both directions. Single view (harbor or lake) rooms are lovely as well. Only drawback this visit was that the internet wasn't working well so maybe look into that before you...

2Thank S B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 31 March 2015

A last minute plan to get away to Duluth for the weekend landed us at this gem, South Pier Inn. We had a wonderful view of the Aerial Lift Bridge from our living room hot tub - right next to the fireplace....quite romantic. Canal Park shopping and restaurants were a short walk away. Staff members were friendly and helpful. We...

2Thank Kristy G

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge adjacent to Canal Park, South Pier Inn is Duluth's premier shipwatching hotel. Our 20 waterfront suites each feature a whirlpool, fireplace and private balcony, offering breathtaking views of the Duluth harbor or ship canal. This family-owned property offers the amenities you'd expect in a much larger hotel, yet provides the level of service and attention to detail you'd only find in a smaller establishment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about South Pier Inn on the Canal

Address: 701 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2401
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: €103 - €292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Pier Inn on the Canal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
South Pier Inn On The Canal Hotel Duluth
South Pier Duluth
South Pier Inn Duluth
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
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#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
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“Pay an extra $20 and stay in a room with a view of the canal and Ariel Bridge.”
  • Ship entering harbor through canal
  • Ship leaving harbor under Ariel Bridge
 of 5 bubbles FritzW18, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Select a more expensive room on the channel side to easily view the ships.”
 of 5 bubbles njbell1957, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay on second floor if you don't want to hear the people above you.”
 of 5 bubbles 430duanem, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stay on the canal side, the enormity of the ships are best appreciated from this vantage”
 of 5 bubbles nicolei897, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner room with views or both the channel and bay.”
 of 5 bubbles 90markl, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
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