The following article appeared in the New York Post on September 3, 2002:
"The latest addition to Duluth's surging waterfront scene offers an eyeful. The South Pier Inn, sitting on Park Point just off the Aerial Lift Bridge, was specifically designed to offer panoramoric views of the canal and harbor. Most of the 29 rooms have a whirlpool, gas fireplace and private balcony. Decor is spare and uncluttered. While the hotel does not have a restaurant, it offers a complimentary breakfast in the lounge."
Suzanne Ausnit, Travel Writer, New York Post
May 27, 2002
Thank you so much for sharing your new Inn for us to clean up for the next leg of our journey around Lake Superior...your place is beautiful & special. We will stop in on our return to Duluth some day. Thanks to your whole family.
It felt like we were staying "at" the bridge. Very nice room, clean and well kept!!! An A+
Our stay was amazing!!! Thank you so much for making our honeymoon perfect.
Wonderful stay especially for single travelers. Clean, European style rooms, comfortable beds, wonderful staff. I won't stay anywhere else.
Great location. Loved the room - clean and laid out great. Lobby was inviting and cookies were fresh. Apple cider hit the spot.
Wonderful stay! Loved the room...clean, great view. Loved having the fireplace!
It was very relaxing and quiet. Great view of the canal from our window! The fireplace and hot tub made our stay a little more wonderful.
Wow!!! We loved the room, the staff and the sound of the horns. Best vacation we ever had. Thank you.
We recently stayed at the South Pier Inn May 13 and 14, 2011. We had an absolutely great stay. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and our room was spotless, very bright and the attention to detail was incredible. From the binoculars provided to watch the ships sail right past our windows, to the fluffy white robes, the private balcony, and even a recycling bin in our room...everything was terrific. We would highly recommend the South Pier Inn to everyone visiting the Duluth area!
As first time guests we came with no expectations, but will leave with "when can we come again!"
Very clean and wonderfully relaxing! Great view - even in winter.
Our stay was amazing. The views were incredible. This will be our new place to stay for every Duluth visit.
We came up to get away from life and couldn't have chosen a better place! Very clean, crisp, elegant...love the view!
This was our first vacation in many years and I definitely picked the right place to stay! It did not feel like a hotel room, and it was very quiet!
I loved the extras...the thick towels, the robes, the wonderful shower and (hot) tub!
We were here in May and enjoyed your inn so much we came back in October!
It was great - nice and quiet!
Enjoyed our room and view very much. Can even feel like you are on a boat. We will come back! :)
Gorgeous rooms and views, loved the whirlpool tub, nice accommodating staff.
We really enjoyed our stay. Loved the non-traditional hotel style.
Great!! Best place to stay in Duluth.
Very comfortable and relaxing. We had everything we needed including a deck and a beautiful view. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. We would definitely recommend this place to others.
As always, we have had a wonderful stay. The solitude and peace are amazing, yet we are just a short stroll from much activity!
We were thrilled when we found you had just what we were looking for the first night of our honeymoon. Great view, Jacuzzi and fireplace! :) Everything has been great! Definitely recommend to our friends!
Always enjoy stay at such a “relaxing” place right in the very heart of the shipping canal “action”! Best of all worlds. “The Bridge” is always amazing! Duluth’s 2nd best asset - right after “The Lake.”
Thanks Dale and Betty for the sea glass tips!! We enjoyed the walks and the discoveries.
This is one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever had the pleasure to stay at. Thank you for the DVD player, the wireless, the fridge - makes it easy to travel with a kid!
The room was beautiful, the view was fantastic. We were able to walk to dinner, movie, the lake front. My only complaint is that we didn’t stay longer. Thanks for a fantastic visit.
Fabulous, panoramic view. So entertaining watching huge boats come through. Beautiful at night. Very clean. Everything you want. Spacious. Loved the whirlpool and fireplace. It couldn’t possibly be any better. Please tell Mrs. Sola how much I enjoyed the tour of her gardens as I was a tourist passing by and admiring. She was so enthusiastic about them and so charming. She was just so genuinely nice to me. Kudos to her and her family and staff for this wonderful South Pier Inn.
Total relaxation - enjoyed our closeness to the canal and Lake Superior-yet quiet and relaxing. We will be back…South Pier Inn is our new favorite place to stay in Duluth. Reminds me of Rehoboth Beach in Delaware (a slightly cooler version)
This is my new hotel on the Canal!! Everything was perfect and the price was right everything in walking distance!! :) I was able to check in early which was wonderful because I needed a place to park my car.
The gentleman who checked us in was very pleasant, the room was perfect and the location couldn’t have been more ideal. Thank for a great stay. The cleaning staff was very prompt always had a “good morning” for us.
Loved the room - loved the whirlpool - loved the robes. Loved watching the ships from our room and the city lights at night. Wonderful place to spend your 60th birthday! We will be back.
Best vacation ever; the panoramic suite is the best! Awesome 2 days. Room and everything was very top notch. The panoramic suite gets huge solar gain (even when it was 41 degrees outside we shut off the heat and opened the door). But this just added to the canal “experience.” Thanks for all.
Loved the whirlpools in room and fireplaces. So toasty and warm. Love the recycling!!! Wonderful lite breakfast. 2nd time here, we will come again.
What a wonderful place to stay so inviting, our room had the harbor view which was stunning. We will be back! Enjoyed very much. We enjoyed how quiet and peaceful it was here. Staff is very helpful and friendly.