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South Pier Inn on the Canal

#1 of 34 Hotels in Duluth
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2.5 of 5
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701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
1 room 1 adult
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

First time at South Pier Inn; stayed in a parking-lot facing balcony room. Our main purpose in visiting Duluth was skiing so we just wanted something inexpensive, clean, and quiet. South Pier fit all of these requirements nicely: the room was a step above basic--clean, bright, quiet, just enough space. Decor/furnishings are clean in design which makes the room seem... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We've stayed at the South Pier Inn before, and with it being winter, decided to return. This hotel is not cheap, and they don't negotiate their rates, so don't stay here if you're on a budget (we had the Canal View whirlpool suite, $177/night). What they do offer is a clean, well maintained property, and a very relaxing stay. Situated... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a review from the HSP (highly sensitive person, google Elaine Aron's work if you don't know it.) point of view: Room was relaxing and simple in it's arrangement, which was up a flight of stairs. Peaceful setting with the fireplace. The place was clean and well tended. Sheets were soft and fragrance free. No smelly cleaners were in... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Beautiful suite and very clean. The suite has a panoramic view and a nice balcony. South Pier is next to the Canal Bridge and it's an awesome sight at night. If you're lucky you might see the bridge rise and a ship pass through it.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I see that a couple is angry for the Dog thing that happened, but like they said themselves they did not read the rules of the Place and thus needed to adhire to the rules or go elsewhere, they made the choice to stay ad pay then asked for things to come back afterwards. Each time they made a decision... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My wife and I spent a three night, midweek getaway at South Pier Inn. We booked a deluxe waterfront king (702, top floor): three room suite (living room, bedroom, bath), with a stunning, multi-window view of Duluth Harbor. Microwave, fridge, whirlpool, shower, tv’s in living room and bedroom, and gas fireplace. Clean as a whistle, tastefully decorated. Wicked fast wi-fi.... More 

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Thunder Bay Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was our first time at the South Pier iNN and it won't be our last. We were right on water ,in a huge living room with a fireplace and big Jacuzzi tub. Our bedroom was nicely done with great bedding and pillows. We were a one minute walk to the arial lift bridge and then another 3 minutes to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel took me by surprise. It was wonderful! The location couldn't be better -- right next to the lake -- within easy walking distance to the popular restaurants and shops. When I first walked in -- I thought -- how can the hot tub be next to the window?. It is 40 degrees out and windy, surely it is... More 

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Duluth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is our favorite place to stay in Duluth. Both my husband and myself are a big fan of watching the ships go through canal so this is the best location in the city. We also enjoy being able to walk to shops and restaurants in canal park. We usually stay in a waterfront suite however this being a "special... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We booked a weekend in mid October, couldn't have been happier. The room was beautiful, the view was amazing, and it was in walking distance of all the great restaurants and stores in Canal Park. We had a canal view room with a fireplace and Jacuzzi, it was worth every penny. It was so enjoyable sitting in a cozy room,... More 

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