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South Pier Inn on the Canal

#2 of 34 Hotels in Duluth
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701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After staying at a couple of less-lovely-than-pictured places, we were so happily surprised to be at the South Pier Inn. The room was large and bright - everything was very clean and the staff was helpful and friendly. GREAT location for walking around Duluth and watching the boats. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South Pier Inn was recommended to us by our local family and we were not disappointed! Be sure to request a bridge view room (or at the least a water view), otherwise you could be looking at the parking lot. The room was large and well-equipped, it even had binoculars for boat watching! We enjoyed watching the boats and ships... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was very well laid-out and well maintained. Everything we needed was there, including my pet concern, separate and adjustable reading lights. I am sorry we did not spring for a view room. My only complaint is that the parking spaces are too narrow, so we had difficulty unloading the car. Highly recommended.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is THE place to stay if you want to be close to the lift bridge. Our room was a "canal view" and the bridge was right outside of our balcony. Simply fantastic for ship enthusiasts! :) The owners and staff were so, so nice and accommodating. We would recommend South Pier Inn to anyone.

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rhinebeck
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing that didn't come to mind was that our room was a water front room, right beside the bridge. Although the staff and room was great, the boats moving past the room at 0500 in the morning blowing their horns were not great. Also, the bridge has a very loud alarm that sounds when it raises....during our stay,... More 

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Richfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A very clean and comfortable place to stay. Recommended to anyone, close to Canal Park and all the nice restaurants, you can get up close and personal with a 1000 footer when it sails in under the famed lift bridge. Softest bed sheets on the planet!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

As the title says, great location at the foot of the south lift bridge tower. A short walk across the bridge provides access to all canal park has to offer without the hassel of crowds, traffic and parking. Property is clean and modern albight a bit spartan. The standard room has a mini-fridge, desk with chair and small patio. A... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Spent two nights here in room 601 (grand panoramic corner suite). The view was wonderful- lots of picture windows with great touches of quality binoculars and a spotting scope in our room to check out the passing ships. There is even a current Great Lakes Ship Guide in the room to look things up. Thick warm robes are in the... More 

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Lincolnwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We spent one night here, visiting from our cabin near Hayward. Our room was small but beautiful, bright, and overlooked the Aerial Lift Bridge. We could watch freighters pass under, tooting their very loud horns as they went. Our room had a gas fireplace and a whirlpool. We were provided with binoculars for ship watching, and robes were also provided.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Super property with huge rooms right on the canal. Very modern. We loved the bundled power charging chords all over the rooms. Whirlpool tub and fireplace in the room. Large, modern bath. Nice, warm robes. Telescope and binoculars for checking the ships out. A continental breakfast was offered. Donuts were delicious and there was a large assortment of juices, yogurt,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about South Pier Inn on the Canal

Address: 701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: $171 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Pier Inn on the Canal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
South Pier Inn On The Canal Hotel Duluth
South Pier Duluth
South Pier Inn Duluth
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