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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
South Pier Inn on the Canal
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Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012
luthermom Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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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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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We were looking for a quick getaway and chose Duluth for a night. We enjoyed the South Pier Inn - close enough to walk along the harbor as well as to Canal Park restaurants and shops. Some will love being right at the base of the lift bridge; others may not. We did not ask for the wake-up call to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

You cannot match the view or location. Subtle luxury made attainable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

There are a lot of good lodging choices in Duluth on Canal Park. Most are very nice chain hotels with good accommodations. We have stayed at a few in the past and were pleased. On this trip we decided to price shop for the best value and found the best deal just over the lift bridge at South Pier Inn.... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We recently stayed for 2 nights at the Soth Pier Inn. This was our second visit. Its a great place to check in and unwind, especially when they are offering a mid week special rate! Its an exeptional value this way. The one room suite was bright and very comfortable. We brought some DVD movies to watch and were happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

My husband and I had a quick overnight at South Pier Inn in Duluth this year. The view is the yes, and the Inn is friendly, clean, and simple but beautiful. We had Valentine's Dinner at the Glensheen Mansion, and enjoyed the view of the canal through the night. You do hear a bit of noise from the bridge, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This inn is a great value. I had a 2-night business stay and will plan to stay again. I liked its unique features -- its location just on the other side of the lift bridge, its design and its impeccable cleanliness. I also appreciated how the bathroom fixtures, carpets and linens all seemed quite new. I walked across the bridge... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We stayed here for the first time in May of 2011 and were wonderfully surprised. We love the lake and the huge ships and this place is perfect for both. We also loved the fact that we could park the car and walk to the Canal Park area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We intend to make this... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

As a frequent traveler for both business and pleasure, I find the South Pier Inn to be a gem in a sea of less-than-average hotels. My husband and I travel to Duluth several times a year to visit relatives, and we try to stay at the South Pier Inn as often as we can. Our most recent stay this past... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

I am almost afraid to write this review because I would love to keep South Pier to myself. My sisiter and I were in Duluth for a quick overnight trip and decided to stay at the South Pier. I was so pleasantly suprised. Our room was fresh and clean and very comfortable. We had terrific views of the harbor and... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We stayed here November 25-27, 2011 during a weekend getaway to the Twin Ports. We were greeted by friendly desk staff, provided with a clean, comfortable room, and locally baked snacks available anytime. We had a canal view room located right at the base of the Arrowhead Bridge in Duluth, and were treated to ships passing through the canal and... More 

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