Nestled at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge on Minnesota Point, the world's longest freshwater sandbar, the South Pier Inn offers an unparalleled view of the bustling and scenic Duluth harbor. Heralded as one of the nation's busiest ports, visitors to the South Pier Inn can marvel at thousand-foot-long lake freighters, foreign ocean-going ships, and numerous pleasure craft passing by their windows.
South Pier Inn's 20 waterfront suites feature such premium amenities as two-person whirlpools, gas fireplaces and private balconies. With 400 feet of private shoreline, this boutique hotel offers a waterfront experience unlike any other.
During your stay, stop by the Inn's lobby for breakfast, and you'll likely have the chance to chat with the owners who are eager to share their knowledge of Duluth's historic waterfront. Afraid to miss any of the action? Then be sure to sign up for the Inn's Late Night Ship Call, and the overnight staff will ring your room whenever a ship enters or departs the harbor.
South Pier Inn was named Minnesota's "Small Hotel of the Year" in 2013 by the Minnesota Lodging Association.
Lodging Style and Amenities
This boutique hotel features 29 total rooms, 20 of which are waterfront suites offering an extraordinary view of the harbor or canal. These suites each feature a whirlpool, fireplace and private balcony. Plush robes and binoculars allow guests to further relax and enjoy their stay. The Inn's well-appointed guest rooms also feature private balconies, overlooking the surrounding neighborhood. Complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless internet and expanded cable television service are standard features in all of the Inn's rooms and suites.
Breakfast Style Served
Open Year Round
Additional Services and Amentities Available
Planning a romantic getaway? The South Pier Inn's Romance Package is a great addition to set the mood in your room or suite! The Inn also offers discount admission tickets to many of the area's most popular attractions.
$91-$391 (holidays/events may be higher)
A) Northbound Interstate 35:
Take exit 256B, and turn right onto Lake Ave. At Railroad St., turn right, follow one block, then turn left onto Lake Ave. South. Follow Lake Ave. South for approximately four blocks; after crossing the Aerial Lift Bridge, take an immediate right turn into the South Pier Inn.
B) Southbound Interstate 35:
Take exit 256B, and turn left onto Lake Ave. At Railroad St., turn right, follow one block, then turn left onto Lake Ave. South. Follow Lake Ave. South for approximately four blocks; after crossing the Aerial Lift Bridge, take an immediate right turn into the South Pier Inn.
South Pier Inn takes many steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Recycling facilities are available in every room and suite, and recycling measures are practiced in daily hotel operations. A towel reuse program mitigates the amount of laundry, hence minimizing water, chemical and energy use. Energy efficient lighting, including CFL and LED fixtures, have been utilized throughout the property.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
The South Pier Inn is a local, family-owned hotel. The owners, who are residents of the Park Point neighborhood where the hotel is located, are knowledgeable and passionate about the beautiful geography, unique energy and historical significance of the Duluth community.
Pet Friendly Notes