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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the one room water front suite for a few days as a little get away. It was great! The staff was very nice and helpful the room was great to it was very clean and relaxing the few was great to it looks right out at the lift bridge and the canal!!! There's lots... More 

2 Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

My husband & I were on our way to a 4-day North Shore vacation, but wanted a shorter drive on Day 1, so booked the off-season weekday deal for a 2-room waterfront suite @ South Pier Inn. We had stayed there one time before in a 1-room waterfront & absolutely loved it, so always wanted to come back. Both the... More 

1 Thank Julianne N
Crosby, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

There is a magical quality to this property. It is at the base of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, and I love coming in at night, when the bridge is lit up like a golden-glowing castle. South Pier has a variety of rooms and different rates, so it's affordable for such a beautiful place. We like to get a room... More 

1 Thank KLW47
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We travel a lot and South Pier is one of our favorite places to stay - it is always our first lodging choice for a trip to Duluth. In mid February we spent 3 nights in a waterfront suite. Between the lake, the view, the lift-bridge, the boats right outside your window (in summer), the short walk to Canal Park,... More 

1 Thank jre777
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Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

We spent the weekend here while were in Duluth for our daughter's competition. Canal Park was either all booked or the rooms available were terribly overpriced for a pretty standard room. I found this place right on Park Point just outside of the crowds and congestion of Canal Park and the price for a suite was very reasonable. It has... More 

Thank Erica B
Moss Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had two rooms, one a top-floor corner sweet with a 270 degree view from the Aerial Lift Bridge to Superior Bay. It was late December and extremely cold, but the fireplace warmed the room up quickly. I'm giving this a five star (button?) review, though I agree with a couple other reviewers who noted that the breakfast is minimal... More 

1 Thank mossbeach
Stacy, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We have made many trips to the Duluth area in the past but this was our first stay at this hotel...and it definitely will not be our last! The room was wonderful. We overlooked the harbor and saw ships come & go right from our room along with our morning coffee-amazing! The room was nice, clean & quiet with a... More 

2 Thank KRS22
Chisago City, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

First of all, let me say this place is AWESOME!!! The location is to die for.....however, there are just a couple of things that could be improved on. First off, the water pressure is very low, barely enough to enjoy a good shower. Second, for as much as they charge, even for a regular room, you would think they would... More 

2 Thank SpyderDJ
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

We stayed for our 34th wedding anniversary and EVERYTHING was perfect! The view is amazing! The whirlpool tub, fireplace and balcony along with the vaulted ceiling and fan made this a luxurious experience. The design ensures a private, quiet stay. We've stayed at other Duluth hotels in the past and have had terrible experiences. We will make South Pier our... More 

1 Thank Rebecca H
Itasca, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I have stayed at several hotels in the Canal Park area, none compare to this hotel. It does not have a pool but it does have incredible views of the canal and the bay area. We stayed in rooms 501, 103, 601 and 602. (our choice) 602 is called the panoramic suite and has vaulted ceilings. 601 is called the... More 

8 Thank JetNJoy

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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: ₹ 7,471 - ₹ 20,975 (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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“the water side has added amenities: fireplace, whirlpool, etc”
 of 5 bubbles 418dnl, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“harbor or bridge view”
 of 5 bubbles qwestcruiser, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“guest suite is perfect for one person”
 of 5 bubbles dmlundrn, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is worth the money to have a room with lake view”
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“ask for bridge view”
 of 5 bubbles Deniseyvon, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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