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South Pier Inn on the Canal
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
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Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Recently stayed here after reading trip advisor reviews. This was a quiet stay, easy access to lots of Duluth. It was winter, so we weren't walking anywhere but it would be an easy walk across the lift bridge to restaurants. The rooms were clean, quiet and the staff very nice. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belen, New Mexico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place is beautiful and a little piece of heaven away from home. I have never in my life seen a more beautiful yet peaceful establishment. Again, feels like a piece of heaven away from our home.I would recommend any one I know to stay in this gorgeous place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We love this hotel! It is so nicely designed and comfortable, and the staff is exceptional. The views are lovely and the location is perfect. We walked to canal park for shopping and dinner, and it was great - even in Duluth in January!

Room Tip: The harbor view rooms are wonderful, but even the ones on the neighborhood side have lovely views.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent last weekend at this hotel and I cannot say enough positive things about it! We went with the suite and it was such a treat to have a fireplace and whirlpool in our room. We were in room 201 and had such a great view of the lift bridge and the water, even for being on the first floor. Our room was impeccably clean and it was very quiet, although I know they were mostly booked up! The breakfast that they provide is very limited, but that is not why you book here, you book for the view and the very nice room and accommodations!

Room Tip: A waterfront view is one of the best parts of this hotel!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Spent an amazing weekend with the hubby last weekend. This hotel was gorgeous! The suite has a corner whirlpool tub which views a fireplace and gorgeous view of the beautifully lit arial lift bridge. The staff were so friendly and knowledgable about things to do and of course shopping!! The shower was spacious with plenty of hot water and even the soaps and shampoos were fancy! The owners even spend time in the lobby chatting with guests. It's a very warm friendly environment that was so pleasant to be in. I would highly recommend staying here. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

In the heart of Canal Park sits this amazing gem of a hotel!!! We stayed in a suite, room 201 to be exact and what spectacular views!! Not to mention to view OF the room (whirlpool tub, fireplace, comfy beds!!!!). I couldn't say enough good things about the hospitality and accommodations that this hotel offers. Second to none. They really make you feel welcome and appreciated!!! Check it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a very nice place to stay while in Duluth. It is privately owned and the owners are often present. The front desk staff was friendly and courteous.

Our room (#502) was comfortable, and well maintained. The room included a coffee maker, small refrigerator, whirlpool tub and a gas fireplace. They have wi-fi but in our room it did not work well, often dropping the connection.

Being late February, there were no ships passing through the harbor, but our waterfront room had an awesome view of the Duluth skyline and lift-bridge, especially at night.

The included continental breakfast was good and consisted of rolls, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee. You could get coffee and cookies almost any time of the day.

We will stay here again next time we stay in Duluth.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms overlook the parking lot so be sure you specify a harbor view if that is important...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about South Pier Inn on the Canal

Address: 701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#3 Family Hotel in Duluth
#13 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — South Pier Inn on the Canal 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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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