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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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#2 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Anoka, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This was our 2nd stay here, and of course we were lucky to stay in the canal/harborview room. What a thrill to see the Aerial lift bridge lift in action to an anticipated vessel. The room is really quiet, with noise from it. We had the a/c on as it was hot and humid in Duluth that day.. Very clean...

4Thank Carolyn K
Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The location right by Duluth's landmark lift bridge makes this an ideal place for a getaway. The suites would be perfect for a honeymoon or romantic weekend (although in this case it was three Baby Boomer sisters). The views are fantastic, especially at night. A walk across the bridge leads to restaurants, shops, and park.

2Thank Dawn O
Grantsburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The customer service at this hotel is incredible, easily the best I have encountered. This is definitely THE place to stay - especially on the south side of the lift bridge. Pick this hotel over any other - you won't regret it.

2Thank rachel414
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I was so happy we were placed on the canal side so we could sit on out deck and watch the boats come under the lift bridge. I was concerned about how loud it would be being that I am a light sleeper, But the joy and excitment of all of us jumping out of bed at 3am to see...

3Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Greatest location in the city. See the ships in the canal without leaving your room. Clean, modern rooms. Helpful, friendly staff. Easy walk to lake walk and shops at canal park, but over the lift bridge so out of fray just enough to be peaceful yet so convenient. We will definitely make this our permanent stay place when visiting family...

2Thank Lynne D
Watertown, South Dakota
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We actually travelled in May 1914. We loved the motel! Very amazing to watch the bridge go up and down so the ships could enter. The motel was very comfy and clean. It was very convenient to touristy places we visited and drove to.

3Thank nslos
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent two days in Duluth. This place is a true gem hotel. Yes location is the best in town for ship watching but the hospitality and accommodations are top of the line too! We had a beautifully decorated room with gas fireplace, balcony outside, 2 person jacuzzi and huge windows on 2 sides! Family property and...

2Thank summerfun7235
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night on our way to Grand Marais from Chicago. Booked here based on great reviews and glad we did! It's perfectly located for strolling around the shops and cafes. We had an outstanding dinner at the Lake Avenue Cafe. We stayed in the corner King room. Very nice view, especially at night with twinkling stars and lights...

4Thank mmw8
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting Duluth for over 40 years and this is our favorite hotel. The other reviewers have already done a wonderful job highlighting the many unsurpassed amenities so I will let you read those. Check out rates from September through May for best rates but no matter when you go it is the best value in town.

3Thank Chuck W
Northfield, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Terrific location right down by the harbor. Walking distance to everything. Fascinating to watch big freighters pass by your window. Maybe 100 yards away. Wonderful rooms. Spacious and very well design. I liked the ones on the second floor -- big hot tub and facing the canal Reasonable prices. Good breakfast. The staff is very helpful. The office is open...

1Thank GordonM52

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $205 - $559 (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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“Great Views”
MarkLazarchic, 29 May 2017 | Read review
“We prefer a Harbor View room but all are wonderful.”
virginiac377, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not all rooms view the canal or harbor.”
Beids2017, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“One the faces the canal”
jeromew323, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“It's totally worth the slight price bump to get a water view!”
RobinG679, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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