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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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Corcoran, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the South Pier Inn for several years now. It is the best place in Duluth, in my opinion. We always have a suite on 2nd floor facing the Lift Bridge. To say that you are close to the Lift Bridge is an understatement. You are literally right next to it and have a perfect view of... More 

Thank arntsonr
washington, dc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Got to see three ships go through the lift bridge in our day there. Room was spacious andquiet. Breakfast was very good for a cold buffet with some interesting choices. Really the only place to stay in Duluth. Close to restaurants just across the bridge.

Thank advisorj
North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice place to stay. Great beds warm cozy room with fire place & Hot Tub was fantastic especially after walking across the bridge to get to the lake walk. Nice view from our room with large windows. We did have some bridge noise at night.

Thank ppogue
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our location couldn't have been better for access to the aerial lift bridge! The front desk even called us when a ship came thru at 4am! Helpful staff offered some nice suggestions for dinner and even printed directions for me when we decided to deviate from our trip ticket. The view from the second floor rooms is great but be... More 

Thank K D
Thompson nd.
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is so cool. the bed in the room so comfortable it was clean we did have one thing the heater did not work ever will I hope they fix it. The best part of it was gone down and watching the ships coming and going way cool

Thank jeromew323
Winona, Mississippi
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

First the good news: Excellent staff here. Very good to work with and very polite and efficient. Next, incredible sheets. I'm a fellow and don't know anything about sheets and their composition but I do know the sheets on my bed were incredible. I even looked for a tag to find out what the sheets were made of or who... More 

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SouthPierDuluth, General Manager at South Pier Inn on the Canal, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences about your recent stay. I am pleased to hear that our staff treated you well, and that you enjoyed the bedding in your room. With regards to the view, it is important to note that only our Balcony Guest Rooms have a neighborhood (non-water) view, while all of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a very nice inn in a fantastic location. It is just south of the lift bridge on the canal in Duluth, and is therefore very close to lots of restaurants and activities, but is a little bit removed from all of the hustle and bustle. It is right on the canal so boats passing in and out come... More 

Thank wienerdogsdad
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I spent one night in the South Pier Inn and were impressed with the accommodations. Our room had a great view of the canal and enjoyed the view of the ships coming and going. The room was perfect; bathroom and shower were very roomy. Breakfast was excellent and office personal was very informative and helpful. Location of... More 

Thank Randy N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Duluth, this is a gem of a place to stay. Super clean, comfortable, lovely staff, walking distance to everything along the canal, and the best part is---watching the giant ships go through the lift bridge!!! It is thrilling to be literally right next to the bridge, right at the water, when ships pass through--especially at sunrise!

Thank Ellen L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My boyfriend and I were very happy with our one night stay at the South Pier Inn on the Canal. We decided to go to Duluth for our anniversary on a last-minute basis, so no waterfront/ canal view rooms were available. If you are budget conscious and cannot get a waterfront room, this may not be the Inn for you,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: RM487 - RM1,371 (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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“Corner room with views or both the channel and bay.”
 of 5 bubbles 90markl, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the water side has added amenities: fireplace, whirlpool, etc”
 of 5 bubbles 418dnl, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“harbor or bridge view”
 of 5 bubbles qwestcruiser, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“guest suite is perfect for one person”
 of 5 bubbles dmlundrn, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is worth the money to have a room with lake view”
 of 5 bubbles KOLDMN, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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