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South Pier Inn on the Canal

#1 of 34 Hotels in Duluth
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2.0 of 5
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701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for a last-minute, semi-working weekend during the busy summer tourism season in Duluth. The location and amenities were perfect for what I needed: comfortable space to do some writing, a picturesque setting, quiet but interesting location walkable to dining options. I loved the location by the lift bridge; my room faced the harbor rather than the canal,... More 

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I booked a harbor view room for me and my husband last winter. I kept our hotel location a surprise until we arrived. If you want to be right on the lake, but a few steps from the downtown crowds, stay here! I was concerned that there may not have been enough cargo ship action....I needn't have worried. The bridge... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms facing the canal can be spendy but if you stay here you should get a room facing the canal. They have large windows giving you a great view. The room may seem a little small but they have packed a jacuzzi and a fireplace into them. They will even call you at night if you want to get... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel off the beaten path a little bit, great staff they are very helpful. The only problem with this hotel and its really not with the hotel but if one of the ships come in and its a rather large ship, be prepared to wait for a very long time. We ended up sitting on our... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the South Pier Inn for two nights in early August, 2015. The hotel is literally at the foot of the canal bridge. It is very close to restaurants, shops, the maritime museum, and the like. The hotel is beautifully maintained and very comfortable in all respects. There are complimentary cookies, pastries, fruit, and drinks... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd stay here, and of course we were lucky to stay in the canal/harborview room. What a thrill to see the Aerial lift bridge lift in action to an anticipated vessel. The room is really quiet, with noise from it. We had the a/c on as it was hot and humid in Duluth that day.. Very clean... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location right by Duluth's landmark lift bridge makes this an ideal place for a getaway. The suites would be perfect for a honeymoon or romantic weekend (although in this case it was three Baby Boomer sisters). The views are fantastic, especially at night. A walk across the bridge leads to restaurants, shops, and park.

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The customer service at this hotel is incredible, easily the best I have encountered. This is definitely THE place to stay - especially on the south side of the lift bridge. Pick this hotel over any other - you won't regret it.

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was so happy we were placed on the canal side so we could sit on out deck and watch the boats come under the lift bridge. I was concerned about how loud it would be being that I am a light sleeper, But the joy and excitment of all of us jumping out of bed at 3am to see... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Greatest location in the city. See the ships in the canal without leaving your room. Clean, modern rooms. Helpful, friendly staff. Easy walk to lake walk and shops at canal park, but over the lift bridge so out of fray just enough to be peaceful yet so convenient. We will definitely make this our permanent stay place when visiting family... More 

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