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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 #3 of 32 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hope to be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Highly recommend this hotel. Customer service is exceptional. We were made to feel very welcome. Our Lakeview room was nice & bright with a great view of the Aerial Lift Bridge. Enjoyed the continental breakfast & afternoon coffee & cookies. Easy walk across the bridge to plenty of shopping & restaurants. Will definitely stay here again if we are back in Duluth.

  • Stayed April 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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  • 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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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed here while on a winter get a way. The staff was very nice and accommodating to all of our needs. We had a problem with the TV in our room and they switched us to another room. I liked the fact that there is not a long hallway to go through. Convenient parking.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
#6 Family Hotel in Duluth
#10 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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