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Amenities

With our incredible, unexpected activities, it’s safe to say you could get board – as in paddle boarding. Our resort activities connect you directly with Duluth and Lake Superior – providing a personal, intimate experience you won’t get anywhere else. Explore your options for exciting activities below.

Indoor Pool

Hours: 8am-11pm – Unless otherwise noted, guests can enjoy the use of our indoor pool facilities year round! Relax and unwind poolside with great views of the Duluth Bay.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Hours: 8am-11pm – *10pm-11pm is for guest 18+. Enjoy stunning views of the bay area or the sounds and sights of the entertainment in Bayfront Park, all while relaxing in our outdoor hot tub!

Lakeside Patio Fire Pit

Cozy up to one of the best spots on the harbor! Our fire pit is the perfect place to kick back with old friends or to gather around and make some new ones!

Boat Slip Info

Pier B Resort has 20+ boat slips available for rental and use by guests of the resort and restaurant! Bring your boat, or travel by boat and we’ve got a spot for you to safely set anchor. Please call 218-481-8888 for reservations or more info.

Boat Launch

Guests have access to our on-site boat launch as well as boat slip rentals! Bring the boat and get on the lake with easy access right out into the harbor!

Fitness Center

All guests can enjoy use of our fitness center with treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights!

Always S’mores at Pier B

All guests are welcome to our make-your-own s’mores kits every night! Head out and roast your marshmallows out by the fire pit or take them back to your room for a late night snack!

Lakeside lift bridge view Fire Rings

Chill out in our guest-only lakeside recreation area complete with incredible views of the Duluth lift-bridge, and for those cold weather months, plenty of fire rings to gather round and stay warm while enjoying the views!

Free Guest Wifi

All guest rooms include unlimited wifi access for the duration of your stay! Missing your login details, or having trouble connecting? Call or stop by the front desk and we’ll be happy to help get you online!

Free Parking

Joining us for an event in Duluth, or just some needed vacation? All rooms include on-site parking within walking distance from Bayfront Park & Canal Park!

FAQ

Check In and Out Policy

Our rooms are ready for check-in at 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival, and check out is at 11:00 a.m. on the day of your departure.

How close are you to Canal Park, and how can I get there?

We’re less than one mile from the heart of Canal Park – a ten-minute walk, bike ride, or shuttle from our resort and hotel.

Can I launch my boat?

Guests have access to our on-site boat launch as well as boat slip rentals. We have more than 20 slips and plenty of space in our private marina for you to launch and park your boat. Bring your boat and get on the lake with easy access right out into the harbor!

Can I pull my boat into the slip?

We welcome daily guests to pull your boat into our slip. Pier B Resort Hotel has 20+ boat slips available for rental and use by guests of the resort and restaurant. Bring your boat, or travel by boat and we’ve got a spot for you to safely tie up. Please call (218) 481-8888 for reservations or more info.

Can I leave my boat overnight?

Overnight resort and hotel guests are given the privilege of parking your boat overnight – with no overnight visitors staying in your boat, please.
 
 

What are the hours of Pier B Resort Hotel’s amenities?

 
 

Pool:

Our indoor pool is open from 8 a.m.- 11 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Guests can enjoy the use of our indoor pool year round. Relax and unwind poolside with great views of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.

Lakeside Hot Tub:

Our stunning outdoor hot tub is open from 8 a.m.- 11p.m. (*10 p.m.- 11 p.m. is for guests 18+ only). Enjoy exceptional views of the Duluth-Superior Harbor or the sounds and sights of the entertainment in Bayfront Park, all while relaxing in our outdoor hot tub.

Fitness Room:

All guests can enjoy use of our fitness center with treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights 24 hours a day.

Fire Pits:

Cozy up to one of the best spots on the harbor. Our fires are the perfect place to kick back with friends or to gather around and make some new ones. As a special perk, all guests are welcome to our make-your-own s’mores kits every night. Head out and roast your marshmallows out by the fire pit or take them back to your room for a late night snack! Fires are put out at midnight.

Private Bridge:

Every half-hour on the quarter-hour: 7:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Or, call (218) 481-8888 if you can’t wait to eat

Memorial Day-Labor Day

Silos Restaurant:

Breakfast: 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Every day
Lunch: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Every day
Dinner: 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday
4 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Bar: 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.- 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Happy Hour:

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

$2.00 off all drinks at the bar and 50% off select appetizers

How do I reserve bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, and other resort activities equipment?

Call us at (218) 481-8888 to learn more.

History

During the late 1800’s the Duluth waterfront comprised floating bogs that extended approximately 300 feet north of the Pier B site. Transformation of the harbor shoreline commenced as a result of the rapid expansion of the mining and timber industries on the Iron Range, 100 miles to the north. Around 1883 construction of a train trestle occurred connecting Rice’s Point on the west to Canal Park on the east. The trestle formed what is now the approximate location of the developed waterfront. Construction of Pier B, as it was known, occurred in 1890 by Kelley Island Lime and Transport Company to facilitate the storage of limestone shipped by steamer from their mine on Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie. Pier B is comprised of 7.4 acres. By 1992, no less than 10 piers had been constructed along the harbor front to facilitate the rapidly growing mining and timber industries. These piers are now the location of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Great Lakes Aquarium and Bayfront Festival Park.

By 1920 Huron Portland Cement Company had constructed the four adjoining silos to facilitate the storage of powdered cement, a key ingredient for making concrete. The silos acted as a giant vacuum cleaner as they sucked the powdered cement from the ships into the four, 45 foot diameter silos. Attached to the east side of the silos was the “Bag House” a facility which distributed the powdered cement into bags for transportation. Bagging facilities were moved to a new 10,000-square-foot warehouse in the 1970’s and the former bag house was utilized to load trains and trucks for bulk distribution.

Lafarge Cement Company operated the facility until approximately 2008, when they consolidated operations to a facility in Superior, Wisconsin on the south side of the industrial waterfront. Recognizing the tremendous development potential, local developers Alessandro Giuliani and Sanford Hoff assembled a group of local investors and acquired the site. From the start, Giuliani and Hoff were dedicated to saving the historic 100 year-old silos to preserve the rich heritage of the site. While the silos will not be used during the initial development, they hold significant opportunity for future expansion.