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South Pier Inn on the Canal

701 S Lake Ave At the foot of Canal Park's Aerial Lift Bridge on Park Point., Duluth, MN 55802-2401
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 34 hotels in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Located on Park Point at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge adjacent to Canal Park, South Pier Inn is Duluth's premier hotel for shipwatching. This 29 unit boutique hotel offers 20 waterfront suites each featuring a whirlpool, fireplace, private balcony and breathtaking views of the Duluth Harbor or Ship Canal. This family-owned property offers the amenities you'd expect in a larger hotel, yet provides the level of service and attention to detail you'd only find in a small, independent establishment. Complimentary continental breakfast and free wireless internet. Awarded "Best Small Hotel in Minnesota" by the Minnesota Lodging Association.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Harbor View
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sonofthor1944 wrote a review Jul 5
Rice Lake, Wisconsin10 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay in Duluth. Right on the ship canal so you're close up and personal when either the lakers or the salties pass through the ship canal. Short walk to all of the Canal Park eateries, shopping and interesting historic landmarks. Public Lake Superior beach just across. the street. The owner, and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Can't wait for a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Neighborhood views do not see the ships, so either get a canal or harbor view room if you want to...
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1cmb1964 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brainerd, Minnesota2 contributions3 helpful votes
We couldn’t have imagined better accommodations. The room was perfectly clean and the view was magnificent. I have stayed in literally hundreds of hotels over the years and this one was easily in the top 1 percent.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Getaway138591 wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions
Great area to visit. Wonderful scenery and lots of fun places to eat and drink. Nice area to walk, bike, or rent a segway. Lots of lake activities available too. Great hiking areas very close to Duluth.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Rachael L wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our stay was perfect. Spotlessly clean room with splendid view of the harbor from the big windows. Warm friendly service at the desk. The hot tub and fire place were cozy additions to the basic room. Tasty, home style breakfast options and great coffee, all complimentary. We hope to stay again soon!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Terry S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Husband and I stayed for one night. Best mini vacation ever! Motel is located just a short walk across the lift bridge to Canal Park. We stayed in a harbor view room on the top floor which I suggest as the view from even the bed is amazing. Rooms are designed for privacy and quiet. We were lucky to have a ship come through the canal and pass right in front of the room. Amazing! All pictures are from our room!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$116 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Pier Inn on the Canal
Which popular attractions are close to South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Nearby attractions include Lake Superior Art Glass (0.3 miles), Solve Entertainment (0.7 miles), and Aerial Lift Bridge (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Northern Waters Smokehaus, Vitta Pizza, and Canal Park Brewery.
Is South Pier Inn on the Canal located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Duluth.
Are there any historical sites close to South Pier Inn on the Canal?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate (3.2 miles), Duluth Civic Center Historic District (0.7 miles), and Duluth's Old City Hall (0.7 miles).
Does South Pier Inn on the Canal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is South Pier Inn on the Canal accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.