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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice inn in a fantastic location. It is just south of the lift bridge on the canal in Duluth, and is therefore very close to lots of restaurants and activities, but is a little bit removed from all of the hustle and bustle. It is right on the canal so boats passing in and out come... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Harbor view room was quiet and peaceful. Beautiful views and lots to see. Best of all is that you don't need to drive anywhere if you don't want to. Canal park is just across the bridge and being able to walk there and not look for parking is a huge plus of this location. Going the other way you've got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent one night in the South Pier Inn and were impressed with the accommodations. Our room had a great view of the canal and enjoyed the view of the ships coming and going. The room was perfect; bathroom and shower were very roomy. Breakfast was excellent and office personal was very informative and helpful. Location of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Duluth, this is a gem of a place to stay. Super clean, comfortable, lovely staff, walking distance to everything along the canal, and the best part is---watching the giant ships go through the lift bridge!!! It is thrilling to be literally right next to the bridge, right at the water, when ships pass through--especially at sunrise!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were very happy with our one night stay at the South Pier Inn on the Canal. We decided to go to Duluth for our anniversary on a last-minute basis, so no waterfront/ canal view rooms were available. If you are budget conscious and cannot get a waterfront room, this may not be the Inn for you,... More 

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night in the South Pier Inn and were very pleased with the accommodations. Our room faced the canal and we had a great view of the ships coming and going. Our room was clean and comfortable. Location was great with many attractions and eating places within walking distance. The staff at the desk was very friendly and... More 

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Huntsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of plus mentions regarding the room itself and the location. We can come back to that. We want to mention to visitors to look around the neighborhood a bit and you may be able to enjoy the amenities of the location without the high cost associated with South Pier Inn. We get the fact you must... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the two nights we spent here. Right after we got to our Canal-view room after check-in, a huge ship came under the aerial bridge. Right outside of our very large windows and private deck. Awesome! The soundproofing of the room was much better than expected. Never had any bridge sounds, ship or other noise bother our sleep. Be... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love the lift bridge you MUST stay here with a room that has the canal view from your balcony. Even though you are right at the base of the bridge they have sound proofed well so it is nice and quiet inside. Ask for a late night ship call and they will call your room during the night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights recovering after a long hike. It was a great place to choose. The location was spot on - just outside the canal district over the iconic lifting bridge. We could park the car right outside our rooms. We ended up with rooms overlooking the car park but it didn't really matter - and it... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2401
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: $135 - $382 (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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#1 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
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