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South Pier Inn on the Canal

#2 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
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701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
South Pier Inn on the Canal
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Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
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Coni G Isanti, Minnesota, USA via London
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    4 of 5 stars
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Isanti, Minnesota, USA via London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ground floor/ corner/ harbor/ jacuzzi room was very quiet, clean, beautiful night view from the jacuzzi tub! Staff friendly and helpful, nice breakfast of cereals, rolls, juice etc - COFFEE was GREAT! Balcony smaller side but plenty room for 2 to sit comfortably. Our room had handicap bath with excellent access to facilities and shower. Very easy walk across the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed over Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is great and the view of the bridge is worth the price. Within easy walking to the local area worth walking to. A nice, well taken care place where the staff and owners are great. In Duluth stay here for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I lived in Duluth for 35 years and moved away in 2014. We returned to Duluth in early May 2015 for a wedding and booked a room at the South Pier Inn; right on the waterfront and right on the shipping canal. The accommodations we very nice, clean and welcoming. They offered a very nice continental breakfast... More 

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Crosslake, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The South Pier Inn was a great stay. With a panoramic view of the lift bridge (even when we weren't in the "panorama suite" it's essentially a front-row seat to watch the ships go through the canal. Even if you're not a ship enthusiast, the boats are impressive. If you want them, the hotel also offers late night ship calls... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had a great stay at the South Pier Inn in Duluth. The hotel was wonderful. It is situated right next to the canal and drawbridge. Walk across the bridge and you are in Canal Park with lots of restaurants and places to visit. Perfect location. The hotel itself was well done! Rooms were very nicely appointed with a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this Inn - located on the Barbour with a view of the Lift Bridge. Staff was efficient and friendly. Our room was so clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fresh and not the usual hotel fair. We will be back!!! highly recommend this Inn and the Duluthe area.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I love the big ships. I was in glory. Had a canal view room and was only about a hundred feet from the ships as they came and went. The room was really clean. Staff and owners very friendly and helpful. I'd stay again.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great hotel!! Rooms are very clean and the view is wonderful! Would recommend the canal view, it has the view of the Aerial Lift Bridge and the cargo ships coming and going. Close to shops and restaurants, and canal park. The staff was very helpful and nice, especially Robin at the front desk. Definitely will be back in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I booked this place on a limb as my husband decided last minute he wanted to join some friends on a smelting trip in Duluth. Coincidentally, this place was situated right behind their smelting location! So when our sons and I grew tired we just walked back to the inn to relax. The inn was very clean, staff very nice... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This isn't a chain hotel. It's small & personal, right on the water. Our favorite place to stay in Duluth. It's fun to get a room with windows that face both directions. Single view (harbor or lake) rooms are lovely as well. Only drawback this visit was that the internet wasn't working well so maybe look into that before you... More 

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