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South Pier Inn on the Canal

701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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Ranked #3 of 32 hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Keiser, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More

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Madrid, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Ndangane, Senegal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Clarksville, Missouri
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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St. paul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just came back from a long weekend trip for my birthday with my husband. Went back and forth between hotels before settling on South Pier Inn. Check-in girl was aloof and uninterested. Room was clean and comfortable with amazing views and great location. Some updating in the bathroom was needed (fan and sink had loud shrieking sound). Only really bad... More

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Leclaire, Ia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This hotel has great views, luxurious rooms, and a perfect location just close enough to Canal Park but far enough away for some seclusion. The location just great, plus there are a limited number of rooms so it had a private feeling other larger hotels nearby do not. Staff were courteous and accommodating. We'll be back!

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OC
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The only issue we had during our stay was the water pressure in the shower. It was ridiculously low. But this didn't justify a lower rating because the time we stepped in until the time we left everything was just awesome. The hotel the view and especially the staff. I would come back anytime. I forgot to mention. Jessica was... More

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Address: 701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Duluth #2 Best Value Hotel in Duluth #4 Family Hotel in Duluth #15 Business Hotel in Duluth
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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