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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The South Pier Inn on the Canal was a very nice experience. The room was clean and spacious with a Scandinavian accent. We had a balcony view of Lake Superior and had the good fortune to see the first ship of the season go under the lift bridge. The continental breakfast offered all we that needed and the hotel staff...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the lower panoramic suite. It was absolutely beautiful. Just wish we would have known it was not shipping season so no boats came through. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Light continental breakfast.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stellar on all fronts: Room was spacious, with a gas fireplace, lounge chairs, mini refrigerator and hot tub. View was spectacular, and the provision of binoculars to better watch the ship traffic was really thoughtful. Toiletries were great as well.

Thank Robin G
Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Duluth for the day from the Twin Cities. This hotel was rated highly on TripAdvisor and it deserves the rating. A short walk across the bridge to Canal Park and the restaurants/bars. The hotel is quiet and the rooms are large and well designed. We had a good view of the water(large windows), whirlpool tub, and comfortable...

Thank John H
Tower, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful Valentine's Eve at this sweet hotel! Our room was perfect! Comfortable and romantic with an astonishing view of the canal and the city lights. Everything about our stay was more than we expected.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel is located on the other side of canal park but it is still very convenient to walk across the bridge to the tourist areas. Our room has both view of the harbor and bridge, while just by the bridge, it wasn't noisy. The staff members are friendly and polite. We enjoy our stays.

Thank Sammie813
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When our baby was around 6 months old, we decided to take our first overnight trip away (while leaving the baby with grandma) here. Definitely try to get the whirlpool/jacuzzi suite if you can. It had a beautiful view of the bay area, nice big windows, a great deck, jacuzzi in the room plus fireplace and the bedroom separate. It...

2Thank Melissa F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place is a gem. It's everything you expect: immaculate, nice bedding, friendly staff. However, the owners have gone one step farther and paid attention to the "little" (but not little in my mind) that make it better than a franchise hotel. The room (room with one bed) and bathroom were both very roomy, the bathroom counter actually had enough...

Thank toucangirl
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience to stay at this property. I can't remember if I have EVER stayed in a cleaner and more well appointed room. My husband thought it had been recently remodeled and it hasn't! Obviously the housekeeping and maintenance staff do a terrific job as it's 15 years old. And when was the last time you actually met...

Thank Diane S
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been to Duluth many times, but this was the first time that we stayed at South Pier Inn. We highly recommend this hotel. You cannot find a better location. It is just across the Ariel Bridge on Park Point so it is close to Duluth restaurants, shopping and site seeing. The rooms are very clean and quiet, the...

Thank FritzW18

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: RM492 - RM1,523 (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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“It's totally worth the slight price bump to get a water view!”
 of 5 bubbles RobinG679, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay an extra $20 and stay in a room with a view of the canal and Ariel Bridge.”
  • Ship entering harbor through canal
  • Ship leaving harbor under Ariel Bridge
 of 5 bubbles FritzW18, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Select a more expensive room on the channel side to easily view the ships.”
 of 5 bubbles njbell1957, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay on second floor if you don't want to hear the people above you.”
 of 5 bubbles 430duanem, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stay on the canal side, the enormity of the ships are best appreciated from this vantage”
 of 5 bubbles nicolei897, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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