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South Pier Inn on the Canal

#3 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
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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 yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A last minute plan to get away to Duluth for the weekend landed us at this gem, South Pier Inn. We had a wonderful view of the Aerial Lift Bridge from our living room hot tub - right next to the fireplace....quite romantic. Canal Park shopping and restaurants were a short walk away. Staff members were friendly and helpful. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several years in a row. I enjoy seeing the owner onsite each morning. It shows that they really care about the property. It is clean and well maintained. We plan to return again this summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed in the one room water front suite for a few days as a little get away. It was great! The staff was very nice and helpful the room was great to it was very clean and relaxing the few was great to it looks right out at the lift bridge and the canal!!! There's lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband & I were on our way to a 4-day North Shore vacation, but wanted a shorter drive on Day 1, so booked the off-season weekday deal for a 2-room waterfront suite @ South Pier Inn. We had stayed there one time before in a 1-room waterfront & absolutely loved it, so always wanted to come back. Both the... More 

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Crosby, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a magical quality to this property. It is at the base of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, and I love coming in at night, when the bridge is lit up like a golden-glowing castle. South Pier has a variety of rooms and different rates, so it's affordable for such a beautiful place. We like to get a room... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel a lot and South Pier is one of our favorite places to stay - it is always our first lodging choice for a trip to Duluth. In mid February we spent 3 nights in a waterfront suite. Between the lake, the view, the lift-bridge, the boats right outside your window (in summer), the short walk to Canal Park,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the weekend here while were in Duluth for our daughter's competition. Canal Park was either all booked or the rooms available were terribly overpriced for a pretty standard room. I found this place right on Park Point just outside of the crowds and congestion of Canal Park and the price for a suite was very reasonable. It has... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had two rooms, one a top-floor corner sweet with a 270 degree view from the Aerial Lift Bridge to Superior Bay. It was late December and extremely cold, but the fireplace warmed the room up quickly. I'm giving this a five star (button?) review, though I agree with a couple other reviewers who noted that the breakfast is minimal... More 

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Stacy, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We have made many trips to the Duluth area in the past but this was our first stay at this hotel...and it definitely will not be our last! The room was wonderful. We overlooked the harbor and saw ships come & go right from our room along with our morning coffee-amazing! The room was nice, clean & quiet with a... More 

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

First of all, let me say this place is AWESOME!!! The location is to die for.....however, there are just a couple of things that could be improved on. First off, the water pressure is very low, barely enough to enjoy a good shower. Second, for as much as they charge, even for a regular room, you would think they would... More 

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