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Beautiful views, nice clean room. The front desk was unbelievably friendly! So welcoming and cozy. We will be back again

Arriving late to a fire outside and fresh cookies in the lobby was a great touch. Our room was spacious and the view was great. The fireplace and sunrise was amazing.

Just steps from the water! The waterfront suites are wonderfu. Very comfortable bed...the best I've slept on at a hotel.

The view was best we ever had, everyone we sent a picture to thought the same. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Parking was a bit hairy if we came back late it sometimes took a few tries to get squared away, other then that it was a great two weeks.

Great location!

The location was excellent. Staff very friendly.

Convenient location. Nice area. There was outdoor seating with view of the lake.

Great views for the ships coming in and out! The breakfasts were underwhelming - they did not stock food every day, so it was whatever was left over from the prior day, if they were out, they were out. Our room smelled like Cigarette smoke as well (worker apologized).

Clean and quiet beautiful view. Located near shops, restaurants and the lake

Beautiful location right under the lift bridge. Beautiful views of Duluth. Smaller boutique like feel. Very friendly staff. My new favorite canal park hotel.

The Canal View Room is spectacular. Fun to watch the Great Lake Ships pass.

The location next to the bridge was fun, as we had "front row seats" to ships coming through the canal (we just walked outside to do it, as our room was on the parking lot side). The front staff was exceptional - willing to help with "little things" that the larger chain hotels aren't usually as willing to help with.

We loved our stay at the South Pier Inn. The bed was very comfortable and we made use of both the hot tub and fireplace in the room. The location couldn’t be better, as you can watch massive ships pass through the Duluth lift bridge into the harbor right from the hotel grounds. The continental breakfast was a nice surprise with fresh fruit, yogurt, and homemade granola to make your own breakfast parfaits, as well as freshly baked goods from a local bakery. The location was also very convenient to exploring Minnesota’s north shoreline which was beautiful. We would highly recommend!

Great location right on the canal, easy walk to Canal Park restaurants and offerings.

Great rooms with great views in a great location. Friendly staff, clean room and property.

Very nice hotel. But WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for not having a pool or hot tub.

S Lake Ave Duluth MN

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Aerial Lift Bridge
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Park Point, South Pier Inn is adjacent to Aerial Lift Bridge and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Great Lakes Aquarium. This 29-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

40-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other amenities include refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls.


Property features

Guests of South Pier Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a microwave in a common area, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Hot Tub, Bay View

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Hot Tub, Canal View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bay View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony (no water view)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for South Pier Inn

Everyone (11) Couples (13) Family (5)
5
Partner Couples

Beautiful views, nice clean room. The front desk was unbelievably friendly! So welcoming and cozy. We will be back again

By on Feb 11, 2022

5
Partner Couples

Arriving late to a fire outside and fresh cookies in the lobby was a great touch. Our room was spacious and the view was great. The fireplace and sunrise was amazing.

By on Nov 27, 2021

5
Family

Just steps from the water! The waterfront suites are wonderfu. Very comfortable bed...the best I've slept on at a hotel.

By on Nov 14, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The view was best we ever had, everyone we sent a picture to thought the same. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Parking was a bit hairy if we came back late it sometimes took a few tries to get squared away, other then that it was a great two weeks.

By on Oct 6, 2021

5
Family

Great location!

By on Aug 2, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The location was excellent. Staff very friendly.

By on Jul 3, 2021

5
Partner Couples

Convenient location. Nice area. There was outdoor seating with view of the lake.

By on Jun 30, 2021

4
Partner Couples

Great views for the ships coming in and out! The breakfasts were underwhelming - they did not stock food every day, so it was whatever was left over from the prior day, if they were out, they were out. Our room smelled like Cigarette smoke as well (worker apologized).

By on Mar 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2021

Thank you for your review. I apologize that your room had a smoke smell; I certainly understand how frustrating that can be in a smoke-free property. Also, with respect to the breakfast, I'm sorry that the supply ran low. While we always order enough fresh bakery to last beyond breakfast hours, occasionally we run low if guests take excessive amounts during breakfast hours. If you wish to discuss your stay further, I'd be happy to do so. Please reach out to the property directly. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us!

5
Partner Couples

Clean and quiet beautiful view. Located near shops, restaurants and the lake

By on Mar 1, 2021

5
Family

Beautiful location right under the lift bridge. Beautiful views of Duluth. Smaller boutique like feel. Very friendly staff. My new favorite canal park hotel.

By on Jan 13, 2021

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