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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed during the off peak season and the rates were super reasonable. This is by far the best hotel for viewing the ships. As I was heading to bed I looked out my window only to see a huge laker right outside.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here. Make sure to book a room facing the canal. From the small private decks there is great viewing of the shipping, sail boats, and the Aerial Lift Bridge. We had a suite with a quiet bedroom away from the canal. Ships come and go 24/7 during the shipping season. The bridge operation can be noisy.... More 

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Elk Mound, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our anniversary vacation here. I made our room reservations almost a year in advanced. I called them while making them to ask a question about the rooms and make sure we got a room with a bridge view. I also called a few months before our trip to double check our room was still booked and with the... More 

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Chatfield, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, clean hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff including room cleaning. A lot of added qualities that made it such an enjoyable place to stay. I was a bit disappointed when we were approached at our door by staff saying someone complained of loudness in our vicinity. Trust me, I'm the first one to get after my kids if I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the bridge from the room is amazing, especially at night. Each room has a door at the parking lot side and a living room area with big windows at the front, so every room has a great view of the bridge. I was a little worried about noise since the bridge lifts every half hour with warning... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the South Pier Inn. The rooms are so bright, cheery and clean! The view of the harbor, the Aerial Bridge and the city is quite spectacular. The friendly staff will make your stay comfortable. They are always ready to answer your questions and assist you in any way. If you are vacationing in Duluth, this is the place... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Inn does everything right. My husband loved being right on the channel that leads out to Lake Superior, I loved the soft micro fiber sheets and ultra clean room with all the amenities. Including a lovely little slate soap dish the owner collected from a nearby shore. The bed was comfortable. The room was quiet. We booked one of... More 

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Amenities

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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: $155 - $395 (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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#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
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