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South Pier Inn on the Canal

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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Ranked #4 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While there were several other hotels and inns near the canal, this one was perhaps the best. It's a smaller hotel, but that is a huge perk! My boyfriend and I made the trip up here for the weekend and it was fantastic. We checked in at 3pm, and settled into our guest room. The room was the prefect size... More

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Naples, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at South Pier Inn. The best part is the location. We had a room that overlooked the water. The hotel itself is really close to the canal, so you can get an up close look at the ships passing through. The hotel gives the names and times of all of the ships expected to pass through... More

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123 reviews 123 reviews
15 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While passing through Duluth for the first time we were in search of a unique hotel experience and we believe that we found it in this property. You cannot beat the location for walking to dining and sightseeing. We were not able to get a water view, but that was okay as we do not spend a great deal of... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on Park Point, next to the lift bridge. Binoculars provided, so you could get a really close look at activity in the harbor. Request a room with a harbor view, not a parking lot view. It will cost more, but it's worth it! Will stay here again.

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Elmhurst, IL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a modern motel (doors on the parking lot) across the lift bridge from Duluth. The room we had was a suite, with a pull out bed and jacuzzi in the main room and a comfortable bedroom. All the amenities you would expect: flat TVs, DVD, wireless, fridge, sink, towels and robes. Everything was clean and neat. The only... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Our room was clean and romantic. Our room had a jacuzzi tub and a fireplace. The view was amazing. You are situated right by the lift bridge. It's also very quiet and within walking distance to canal park. The only complaint I would have is for the price you pay they... More

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minneapolis, mn
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59 hotel reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

South Pier Inn is located immediately across the Lift Bridge: walking distance to the Canal Park area but also slightly removed. Smaller, very friendly staff, modest free breakfast, clean rooms with views, jacuzzis and fireplaces. Rooms with higher numbers (700+) face the inner Western Harbor--no lift bridge view, but also quieter--no lift bridge traffic hum and much quieter for boat... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place has it all: Close to restaurants and shops, Huge ships coming through the canal just yards from the hotel, close to the beach for walking and swimming, lift bridge just out the door, beautiful rooms. Enjoy!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed at the South Pier Inn in June 2014. We had a nice suite. It had a great view of the harbor/Bay. It was very clean. A very short walk to everything in Canal Park. Right over the bridge and we were having cocktails at Grandmas! We were able to sit out on our balcony and watch sailboats. The... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We splurged on the upper panoramic view and are thrilled we did. To see the Canal Bridge being raised and watch the ships and boats come in and out - what could be better? The suite was very comfortable with a fluffy down comforter and cozy pillows. Probably the best night of sleep I've gotten in a hotel room. Bathroom... 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): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — South Pier Inn on the Canal 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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