South Pier Inn On the Canal

Address: 701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802, United States | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on 701 South Lake Ave, Duluth, is near Canal Park, Aerial Lift Bridge, Great Lakes Aquarium, and Manitou Fish Camp.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews South Pier Inn On the Canal Duluth

    We Didn't Want to Leave!!

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    There is no hotel in the Duluth, Minnesota area that begins to compare with The South Pier Inn on the Canal. The immediate proximity to Lake Superior and the view of the Duluth hillside, convenience to unique restaurants/shops, immaculate contemporary rooms/suites and accommodating staff all rate a 10+. Every detail of the Inn (Jacuzzi whirlpool, mini kitchen, complimentary breakfast) indicates that the comfort of guests is the highest priority and you will be treated more like family than a customer!!

    Pleasant Employees

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    I had a wonderful stay at the South Pier Inn. They have the most comfortable atmosphere I have ever experienced at a hotel. The adorable blondes that work at the front desk were so polite and helpful. Their hospitality has left me feeling welcome to return. Also, the view is to die for. I recommend this hotel over any other accommodations in Duluth.

    South Pier Inn, the beds were awful

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    My husband and I stayed at the South Pier Inn over this past weekend.

    Indeed the rooms are wonderful, the view, the decor, the hot tub etc.

    The part that ruined these positive aspects were the dreadful beds.

    They were a rock hard, no name brand that could not have cost anymore than $100. The pillows were also very cheap and very flat. They attempted to address my concerns by providing a "pillow top mattress cover" but this only took the edge off of the discomfort. We paid $150 dollars per night and with prices like this you would expect a bed that was a bit higher quality. I have an appointment with my chiropractor so I have to run. In Canal Park in Duluth, there are about 6 other hotels that are a much better buy and much more comfortable.

    Heaven on Earth

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    I've had the opportunity to tour this magnificient spectical they call South Pier Inn. The owners are as warm and wonderful as the Inn itself. The pictures on their website simply cannot compare to actually being there to take in the breath taking sites of Lake Superior harbor. If your planning on visiting Duluth, I would highly recommend treating yourself to the plush accomidations of this wonderful place I consider Heaven on Earth. You won't be disapointed!

    Great Place to Stay!

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    We stayed here in January of 2003 and we had a gorgeous suite which included a separate king bedroom with a view of the harbor; a large bathroom with walk in shower; a microwave and small fridge; a living area with fireplace, jacuzzi and sleeper sofa; and a deck overlooking the bridge. The price is steep but no more than the other motels down at Canal Park. We paid winter rates of $200 a night, I think the summer rates are $300 a night. It is a very nice motel and within walking distance of all the restaurants and shops at Canal Park. We would like to stay during the shipping season sometime! I would recommend it to everyone!

    What a great place!

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    Can't say enough about this wonderful little inn. We had a suite with a jacuzzi & fireplace--loved it! The suite had a high ceiling with a fan, nice-sized bathroom with plenty of counter space and a balcony for watching the ships sail by. We didn't even mind it when early one a.m.

    the warning signal on the Aerial Lift Bridge went off--it's just awesome to be able to watch all kinds & sizes of ships & boats sailing literally right past your window! The innkeepers are very nice & helpful, & Jamie behind the desk is so sweet--she was so helpful to us about area restaurants to go to. Also, if you should find yourself on the Lift Bridge when the signal goes off, you don't have to dash across like we did--you can just keep walking--the lift operator won't raise the lift until it is completely clear.

    A Great Getaway

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    The inn is a great place to stay. The view is wonderful and the rooms are very comfortable. The owners and staff are friendly and make you feel right at home.

    I would defintely return to the inn!

    Ships, ships and more ships

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    This is a pretty nifty hotel. It is on a little island that is connected by a bridge that goes up and down and the ships go underneath and out to Lake Superior to all parts of the world. The owners will give you a call in the night - if you request it - to let you know that a ship is coming under the bridge. The bridge is softly lit up and so it is a pretty awesome sight. The suite was like out of a magazine - very contemporary.

    Romantic - Awesome View

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    We were tempted not to write a review and tell people about what a find this small hotel is...we don't want it to be booked up when we come back up. It is like being in a contemporary townhouse with a jacuzzi - fireplace- balcony- but the view..we are still talking about it. The big ships are right there in front of you. This place is a winner.

    A million $ view!

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    We travel the world and didn't want to leave the South Pier Inn on the Canal in Duluth. Ships go right by your window. ...No kidding...right by your window! Big ships...that go across the ocean-type of boats. Suites have a jacuzzi and fireplace - it's Duluth. Awesome place

    TripAdvisor Reviews South Pier Inn On the Canal Duluth

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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    A travel blog entry by sherrikruger on May 31, 2015

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    Lake Superior Maritime & Bridge

    A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey on Sep 13, 2014

    1 comment, 8 photos

    ... in about 3 minutes, and goes up 25 to 30 times daily during busy parts of the shipping season. The span is about 390 feet (120 meters). As ships pass, there is a customary horn-blowing sequence that is copied back. Long-short-long-short means to raise the bridge, and Long-short-short is a friendly salute.



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    Weekend Getaway- Complete.

    A travel blog entry by superiorcold on Sep 16, 2012

    Having arrived in Minneapolis at 4:30pm, we just missed a chance to connect on an earlier flight to Duluth. We just couldn't get there fast enough. One of the joys of landing in G and having to possibly run to A or B. By the time we got to the gate it was clear we couldn't make it so we mosied off the plane and began the trek up to B where we found a bar, ordred two glasses of White Zinfindel and nachoes and sat ...