This is quite new, small--perhaps 'cozy' is the best term--motel in Duluth, MN. This city has become a major tourist town for all seasons. South Pier is an excellent addition. The location is absolutely superb: a quiet corner next to the famous Vertical Lift Bridge and the ship channel to the inner harbor. This is 1/8 mi.from the Canal Park district, with a museum, many stores and restaurants, and trails along the Lake Superior waterfront.
My single room was small (bathroom about as big as the room!), but light and airy. (There are larger rooms and suites.) Parking is adequate and adjacent. Security is excellent (two entrance doors).
If you are a ship-watcher, this the place for you! From three to six Lake ore carriers and ocean freighters pass through the channel, 20 m. distant from the motel, daily. (The front desk will even notify you of night arrivals.)
I am reluctant to award perfect ratings, as you can see from my past reviews. But, summarizing the foregoing and noting many small pleasant amenities I haven't described, I do not hesitate to give South Pier Inn 5 Stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge adjacent to Canal Park, South Pier Inn is Duluth's premier shipwatching hotel. Our 20 waterfront suites each feature a whirlpool, fireplace and private balcony, offering breathtaking views of the Duluth harbor or ship canal. This family-owned property offers the amenities you'd expect in a much larger hotel, yet provides the level of service and attention to detail you'd only find in a smaller establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Pier Inn On The Canal Hotel Duluth
- South Pier Duluth
- South Pier Inn Duluth