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The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

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Toronto Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2013

All rooms at this overly expensive spot have okay balconies that face Lake Superior. They serve a decent breakfast, but their WiFi was on the fritz ... we'd read that it's always that way. At $123 per night it's way over the top, but many of their competitors charge more. I think if I was travelling this way again, I...

Thank Jack-Dru
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 22 July 2013

By far an AMAZING place to stay! Don't be alarmed by the location it is a great get-off stop. Near Lutsen, near Temperance River , near Grand Marias many many breath taking views. We also slept with the screen door open and listened to the waves all night, the room is a bit smaller thatn your big fancy motels, but...

5Thank b-rad6672
North St. Paul, Mn
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My sister & I stayed the weekend at the Cliff Dweller on July 12th & 13th 2013, & what a great hotel this was. Our room was newly renovated (201) & we had a very comfortable stay here. The room is just a bit smaller than your typical hotel room, but when you walk out onto the deck, you will...

6Thank 63moose
Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We used this motel based on other positive Trip Advisor reviews, and people were spot-on. It's a very comfortable place with a few choice amenities when you're visiting the North Shore. It's a motel and the rooms were smaller than we're used to, but we still fit a family of 4 comfortably. They had a nice table and we were...

5Thank StillLoveMNbest
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I'll break down the pros and cons. Pros: The AMAZING view of lake Superior Refrigerator and microwave in the room The view Good breakfast in the morning including eggs made by the innkeepers Friendly staff Did I mention the view???!!! Cons: The beds were uncomfortable, very "springy" but that's just me, I'd rather have a firm mattress A little isolated,...

5Thank nursetraveler87
Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed 4 June 2013

When you stop at a local hotel, you're never quite sure what you'll get - but we found that we were very pleased. The room was well sized and well arranged, lighting good, clean, bed comfortable, breakfast area neat and tidy with a good variety of the normally available items (at most motels). And an extra was the view of...

3Thank DonWR
Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This was my third trip to the North Shore since 2008, and each time I've stayed at the Cliff Dweller. The new owners are just as wonderful as the previous owner, and I didn't want to leave. The room was spotless, the view was breathtaking, and I felt right at home....again. I slept with the balcony doors open to the...

6Thank Shadowe10
Reviewed 16 March 2013

I've stayed here off and on through the years with little to recommend. That has all changed with the new owners. My room was lovely and comfortable with a wonderful view of the Big Water. The log style furniture is perfect for the location. My bed was very comfortable and the fridge and microwave very convenient. In the evening and...

7Thank snowman3
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We were apprehensive after seeing several bad reviews, but we spent last weekend at this cozy motel and found it to be very nice. The place has been recently remodelled and under new ownership. The room was very clean and comfortable. The view of Lake Superior was worth the trip and the sounds of the waves crashing into the rocks...

3Thank GregAndLisa
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Great location -- loved listening to the waves crashing on the shore just outside the door, even in the winter. Stayed here while skiing at Lutsen, which is just minutes up the road. Cliff Dweller is by far the most affordable hotel in the area. Room was small but clean and mini-fridge and microwave were nice to have. Continental breakfast...

2Thank Scott H

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

Address: US Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55615
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $87 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Cliff Dweller Inn Of Tofte Hotel Lutsen
Cliff Dweller Lutsen
Cliff Dweller Hotel Of Tofte
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“I'm thinking you have the best lake view from the 2nd story because no shrubs are in the way.”
  • View from our deck
  • View from our deck
 of 5 bubbles P3012TUdianeb, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You'll get a better view from the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 789TomH, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the lake. Choose 2nd floor if you don't mind stairs and dislike noise from above.”
 of 5 bubbles judys615, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful views”
 of 5 bubbles eaner921, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a balcony that stands on it's own- not sharing with the room next to it!”
  • Husband, enjoying the beautiful view from room 203.
 of 5 bubbles NicolleMN, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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