We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

South Pier Inn on the Canal

Show Prices
#1 of 33 Hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
South Pier Inn on the Canal
South Pier Inn on the Canal
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 387: English reviews
Willmar, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time here and we thought it was great and very unique. Like that there are only two rooms in the area where we stayed. Didn't hear any noise at all. The rooms are clean and spacious. Love that each one has a balcony. We could sit by the fireplace in the lobby and watch the ships...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Duane M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
HOTEL’S FAVORITE REVIEW
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank aandbp
About Hotel's Favorite Review
Saco, Maine
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in a large suite with a whirlpool. We had an excellent view, and really enjoyed watching the ships pass by. The room was comfortable and clean. The staff was also very nice, even when I called down about a concern about the sheets, small pilling that made them scratchy. An attendant came...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicole I
Lake In The Hills
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After walking by South Pier Inn for the past 3 years we finally decided to stay there. The room was very clean and the views awesome. Staff was great. Parking was tough and tight. Breakfast was less than desirable. Donuts, small pastries are not what I consider a good continental breakfast. First floor rooms are stuck listening to the noise...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

had a good time with friends. weather was terrible, but the staff was extremely nice and the facilities were super. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Had a little trouble figuring out where to turn in to the parking lot and the exit is around the back side. Manager was very attentive to customer needs and desires. Overall was a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 418dnl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice room, good lighting, lots of space. The place was quiet and clean. Hotel is right next to the lift bridge. Had to wait about 10 minutes for a ship to pass. The breakfast is limited to small rolls and juice so skipped it. The receptionist was very helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gary O
Ramsey, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time staying here and have been going to Duluth yearly since 2000. I guess the reason why I haven't stayed here before is that they don't have a pool and usually it's a family vacation. This time it was just my wife and I so it didn't matter. The hot tub and fireplace with king bed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank qwestcruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location with a beautiful view. Conveniently located to Canal Park and Park Point. Rooms are spacious. Whirlpool tub in room is fantastic. Finishing of the room is a bit on the cheap side. Chairs and bed are fairly low quality and one of the barriers to me giving a 5 rating.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Despst
Baxter, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After multiple stays in Duluth for grad school, this is my favorite place to stay. Just over the drawbridge, within walking distance to downtown, and a friendly, welcoming staff. The entire experience was a getaway! The staff knew I was going to my favorite Italian restaurant and offered me a coupon for a wine flight... nice! It was fun to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dmlundrn
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed here number of times and have always had a great time. The facility is always well maintained, very clean and quite. You are a short walk from everything on Canal Park. Best part is you can literally sit on the couch and watch the ships go through the canal.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KOLDMN
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

381 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (188)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (34)
Viewed
View from Room (41)
Viewed
Room/Suite (46)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (62)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (185)
Viewed
Balcony Guest Room (38)
Viewed
Grand Panorama Corner Suite (63)
Viewed
One Room Waterfront Suite (39)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
The Hotel (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Duluth hotels
0.3 mi away
Park Point Marina Inn
Park Point Marina Inn
#2 of 33 in Duluth
404 reviews
0.3 mi away
Comfort Suites Canal Park
0.4 mi away
The Inn On Lake Superior
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Pier B Resort
Pier B Resort
#13 of 33 in Duluth
118 reviews
0.7 mi away
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
0.4 mi away
Hampton Inn Duluth
Hampton Inn Duluth
#7 of 33 in Duluth
721 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $109 - $291 (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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your South Pier Inn on the Canal reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
South Pier Inn On The Canal Hotel Duluth
South Pier Duluth
South Pier Inn Duluth
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from South Pier Inn on the Canal staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Stay on second floor if you don't want to hear the people above you.”
 of 5 bubbles 430duanem, 2 days ago | Read review
“stay on the canal side, the enormity of the ships are best appreciated from this vantage”
 of 5 bubbles nicolei897, 5 days ago | Read review
“Corner room with views or both the channel and bay.”
 of 5 bubbles 90markl, 1 week ago | Read review
“the water side has added amenities: fireplace, whirlpool, etc”
 of 5 bubbles 418dnl, 1 week ago | Read review
“harbor or bridge view”
 of 5 bubbles qwestcruiser, 2 weeks ago | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay