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South Pier Inn on the Canal
Ranked #5 of 31 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

I selected this hotel based on reviews here. Yes it is expensive but worth every penny in my opinion. We had never been to Duluth and wanted to see Lake Superior. You feel like you have Lake Superior in your back yard and the inn is adjacent to the Aerial Bridge. The
Hotel will call you when a vessel is passing so you don't miss the bridge raising. There are several paths here so you can view the lake from different areas and the inn makes it easy to walk across the bridge to area restaurants.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Nice, small place with terrific views of the lift bridge and harbor from your room. Perfect location--close access to some of the best places to eat in town and the canal park area. Clean and comfortable rooms. Worth getting a bridge side room.

Room Tip: 202 was a fantastic room. Anything w/ a bridge view would be great.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank jenshoken
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

So many great things about this boutique-type hotel. First, the architectural style and the setting are so picturesque. Great location...removed from the touristy area by the canal and bridge but close enough to walk. The peolpe that worked there were so very nice and eager to help. I did not have a bridge or harbor view but could see the lake from my balcony window. They have a complimentary breakfast and items are available all day. The rooms were nice, clean, and had everything you could need...coffee pot and coffee, hair dryer, mini fridge, iron and board, etc. I would stay here over the overpriced, bigger hotels right on the lake.

Room Tip: If you want the great view you need to pay for it.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

First let me say two things: 1) I rarely write reviews of places, and 2) I would stay at the South Pier Inn again in a heartbeat! I booked a Harbor View Room for 3 nights. The room had an OUTSTANDING view, tons of windows, a LARGE bathroom, a shower, a jacuzzi, a fireplace and a refrigeratori! Each harbor side room also have a small but private balcony that allow you to sit outside enjoying the beautiful views. So Awesome! The room and hotel were also very clean. I also appreciated the fact that they allowed the guest to have towels and linens changed daily or not (I opted not to have them changed during my stay). The staff was warm and friendly and accommodating. The entire experience allowed me to have a wonderful change of scenery and a very relaxing stay. LOVE the South Pier Inn!!

Room Tip: I would ask for a harbor view or channel view room if you want a view other than the parking lot.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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5  Thank Caron G
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We decided to go to Duluth to watch the 4th of July fireworks. This hotel was recommended to us by a friend and we liked it so much we have reserved a room for the same time next year.

Its a small hotel, very nice. Rooms are bright and clean with big windows and a small balcony. Liked the private entrance for each set of 3 rooms and it was right on the canal. Great place to walk and see the ships coming out of the canal. We walked most of the day on the 4th and took a quick nap before the fireworks. The owners have a nice flower a few houses down and we got some lovely shots of the flowers.

The breakfast was good, staff was friendly. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Get a water view room if you can but all are nice.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Just came back from an awesome stay at South Pier Inn. You can walk to everything that downtown Duluth has to offer and enjoy a long walk down the beach. Watching the ships pass by your room is a unique experience. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank J H
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I love Duluth, and this hotel is perfect. I would definitely go back. Like another reviewer said - great views, luxurious rooms and fantastic location - close proximity to Canal Park but great seclusion.

Pros:
*Close to all the action but also secluded.
*Limited rooms so private feel
*Free continental breakfast including delicious coffee
*Luxurious rooms and hot tub
*Awesome views and nice balcony
*Fluffy robes

Con
*Harbor view is not nearly as exciting as a bridge view and no view of Lake Superior (Room 701 has a harbor view)

Room Tip: Get a bridge view room - the harbor view is a little boring. If you get Room 601, you should be abl...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank 562gingerm
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Address: 701 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2401
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#9 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range: £112 - £305 (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
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 
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