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South Pier Inn on the Canal

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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)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Bay View
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
79Somewhat walkable
Grade: 79 out of 100
71Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
43Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stayed at this property in March of 2017. We actually did a lock install for this property. I have installed at over 300 hotels across the United States. This property was one of the top three I have ever stayed at. It was small,...More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have stayed at South Pier several times and the experiences have all been great. While we were there the largest ship on the Great Lakes, the Paul Tregurtha, entered the canal and went under the Aerial Lift Bridge, with windy conditions and heavy waves...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank wpkranz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our most recent stay cemented South Pier Inn as our favorite Duluth getaway. We came to visit Bentleyville (which is directly across the harbor) and had a great view of it from the big picture window of our upstairs harbor room. Staff was super friendly...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the South Pier Inn is top notch. I have never had a bad experience there. The facilities, the location, the professional staff, everything is fantastic. We will keep coming back! I love watching the ships come through from the hot tub in the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank DudeTraveler11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not have been happier with our second stay at South Pier Inn. Not only was the room and views amazing, we got to watch 10 ships coming into and leaving the canal. We love watching the beautiful lift bridge in operation. It is...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Carol H
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loveinns03
6 December 2017|
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Response from JesseT773 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in a room that faced the harbor. Lots of glass and a pair of binoculars were provided. Call the hotel though because the staff was super nice and hands on.
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Judy W
25 June 2017|
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Response from SouthPierDuluth | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. South Pier Inn is a pet-free facility. Kind Regards, Branden Robinson General Manager
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minnyb123
3 March 2017|
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Response from SouthPierDuluth | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. You must be at least 18 years old, and hold a valid credit or debit card in your name, in order to rent a room. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Regards, Branden... More
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"Next time we are going to try a room on the canal side as the street side tends to interrupt our sleep."
wpkranz
1 week ago
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"Be prepared for some noise if a ship comes through the canal. The lift bridge horn is so loud the whole..."
951MikeM
1 week ago
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"Rooms facing the canal worth the upgrade price."
mtnorth2016
4 weeks ago
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"Having a canal view to me is the whole point of staying here. Failing that, a harbor view would have to be..."
GoPlaces108405
23 Oct 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$105 - US$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesMinnesotaDuluth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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