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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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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
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here several years in a row. I enjoy seeing the owner onsite each morning. It shows that they really care about the property. It is clean and well maintained. We plan to return again this summer.

2Thank Todd P
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...

2Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 25 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...

1Thank Julianne N
Crosby, Minnesota
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...

1Thank KLW47
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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,...

1Thank jre777
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...

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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
  • Microwave
  • 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: $148 - $462 (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
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
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“It's totally worth the slight price bump to get a water view!”
 of 5 bubbles RobinG679, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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