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“spectacular spot” 4 of 5 stars
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South Pier Inn on the Canal
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802   |  
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Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Duluth
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Thunder Bay Canada
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68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“spectacular spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was our first time at the South Pier iNN and it won't be our last. We were right on water ,in a huge living room with a fireplace and big Jacuzzi tub. Our bedroom was nicely done with great bedding and pillows. We were a one minute walk to the arial lift bridge and then another 3 minutes to all the shops and restaurants. We were so close and yet so far from the busyness of the commercial district. This will be our hotel of choice when we visit Duluth!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel took me by surprise. It was wonderful! The location couldn't be better -- right next to the lake -- within easy walking distance to the popular restaurants and shops.

When I first walked in -- I thought -- how can the hot tub be next to the window?. It is 40 degrees out and windy, surely it is going to be drafty and cold. But no! They use special windows that block noise and leaking air (they said the windows were the same kind that they use near airports to block sound). There was an easy to use fireplace that you turn on and off with a light switch. A balcony that you could sit outside and watch the bridge and ships. In room coffeemaker, and refrigerator too.

Also, I am a clean and smell "freak" I have moved hotels and rooms more than once because rooms have smelled -- this room was fantastic! No odor whatsoever and SUPER clean. This property definitely gets an A+

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Duluth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is our favorite place to stay in Duluth. Both my husband and myself are a big fan of watching the ships go through canal so this is the best location in the city. We also enjoy being able to walk to shops and restaurants in canal park. We usually stay in a waterfront suite however this being a "special event weekend" it was over our budget. We did stay in a balcony guest room. Excellent service as always from the staff. The weather permitted us to go outside to watch the ships go through canal. If you are on a budget the balcony guest room is a great choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We booked a weekend in mid October, couldn't have been happier. The room was beautiful, the view was amazing, and it was in walking distance of all the great restaurants and stores in Canal Park. We had a canal view room with a fireplace and Jacuzzi, it was worth every penny. It was so enjoyable sitting in a cozy room, and watch the big ships go by. We didn't really take part in the continental breakfast, we were looking for something more sustainable to fill us till lunch. We cant wait to plan another romantic getaway!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kalamazoo
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed here based on Trip Advisor ratings. Very nice rooms and bathrooms. The day was windy and rainy so getting to our room was a little wet as all entrances are from the parking lot. Continental breakfast was the best on our circle tour of Superior. Excellent coffee and pastries. Location is very close to many restaurants on Canal St. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nisswa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have stayed at a number of Canal Park hotels and this is by far the best. Suggest the second floor Canal facing suites but anything on the water is great. Clean rooms, friendly staff and super close to the bridge and the restaurants. Be sure to check out the ship schedule since they pass right in front of the rooms..awsome. Lots of little details not found in big chains like binoculars makeup mirrors.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

we stayed here in early august. we had a room on the 2nd floor with the water view. it was incredible. the room had a fireplace, hot tub, walk out balcony, and large windows overlooking the water. all nice furniture, very clean room. we will stay here again. also a short walk to the canal park area

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: South Pier Inn on the Canal
Address: 701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Duluth
#2 Family Hotel in Duluth
#10 Business Hotel in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Pier Inn on the Canal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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 
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