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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Tower, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful Valentine's Eve at this sweet hotel! Our room was perfect! Comfortable and romantic with an astonishing view of the canal and the city lights. Everything about our stay was more than we expected.

2Thank bgawboy1
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is located on the other side of canal park but it is still very convenient to walk across the bridge to the tourist areas. Our room has both view of the harbor and bridge, while just by the bridge, it wasn't noisy. The staff members are friendly and polite. We enjoy our stays.

Thank Sammie813
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

When our baby was around 6 months old, we decided to take our first overnight trip away (while leaving the baby with grandma) here. Definitely try to get the whirlpool/jacuzzi suite if you can. It had a beautiful view of the bay area, nice big windows, a great deck, jacuzzi in the room plus fireplace and the bedroom separate. It...

1Thank Melissa F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a gem. It's everything you expect: immaculate, nice bedding, friendly staff. However, the owners have gone one step farther and paid attention to the "little" (but not little in my mind) that make it better than a franchise hotel. The room (room with one bed) and bathroom were both very roomy, the bathroom counter actually had enough...

Thank toucangirl
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience to stay at this property. I can't remember if I have EVER stayed in a cleaner and more well appointed room. My husband thought it had been recently remodeled and it hasn't! Obviously the housekeeping and maintenance staff do a terrific job as it's 15 years old. And when was the last time you actually met...

Thank Diane S
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We have been to Duluth many times, but this was the first time that we stayed at South Pier Inn. We highly recommend this hotel. You cannot find a better location. It is just across the Ariel Bridge on Park Point so it is close to Duluth restaurants, shopping and site seeing. The rooms are very clean and quiet, the...

Thank FritzW18
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Talk about a pleasant surprise! Junior hockey brought me to Duluth in December just as a polar plunge settled in. The Inn is right on the edge of Lake Superior and the Lift Bridge - what a cool location! Almost hard to believe. I reserved a king suite, complete with hot tub and gas fireplace... Truly special, I will be...

Thank AEZ22
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The rooms were large and well kept. Located adjacent to the channel and lift bridge so you can sit on a balcony and observe the action which is neat when a big vessel cruises through. The hotel keeps a schedule so you know when they arrive. It is also an easy walk to the numerous old city water front businesses...

Thank njbell1957
Willmar, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was our first time here and we thought it was great and very unique. Like that there are only two rooms in the area where we stayed. Didn't hear any noise at all. The rooms are clean and spacious. Love that each one has a balcony. We could sit by the fireplace in the lobby and watch the ships...

Thank Duane M
Saco, Maine
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in a large suite with a whirlpool. We had an excellent view, and really enjoyed watching the ships pass by. The room was comfortable and clean. The staff was also very nice, even when I called down about a concern about the sheets, small pilling that made them scratchy. An attendant came...

2Thank Nicole I

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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: $142 - $401 (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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“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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