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Solbakken on Superior

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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

We had the most relaxing, enjoyable time imaginable. The owners and staff were exceptional and made our visit spectacular. The cabin was so perfect I drew up plans and am building one that mirrors Cabin #1 on a lot I have. We had a perfect...More

Thank Jim1140T
Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded November 22, 2016

Wow -- it's hard to imagine a nicer compliment than hearing that someone is trying to recreate one of our cabins, Jim! I'm so glad your stay was good for your health, too, and I hope that you'll come back and see us again --...More

Reviewed October 23, 2016

We always spend 4 days on the North Shore, in October. Recently we've tried different places and this was our first stay at the Solbakken resort. We had a motel room. Upon arrival, our room seemed just fine. There aren't a lot of affordable properties...More

Thank Jennifer K
Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded October 28, 2016

I'm disheartened to know that you left feeling this way, Jennifer. The last thing I'd want if for our guests to have unanswered questions about their bill, and you're right to expect clarity on all charges. Please know that you're always welcome to ask for...More

Reviewed October 19, 2016

We stayed for 4 nights. The staff is very nice and friendly. The rooms are okay, had a smell of Indian spices and we asked for something to make it better. They put the ozone machine in the next day and it helped a bit....More

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Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded October 21, 2016

I'm glad to hear that our staff made you feel welcome, though I wish your room had left a similar impression. Nothing is more important to us than providing our guests with a clean, comfortable place to enjoy Lake Superior, and I apologize if we...More

Reviewed October 2, 2016

Tried a motel room and there were more negatives than positives. Built in the 60's and looked like it. Only upgrades we notices were the floors. The beds were so squeaky you could hear it in the next room. We had 2 double beds in...More

Thank Dave M
Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded October 4, 2016

I'm disappointed to hear that we've left you with this impression, Dave. While we do have more of a rustic, vintage vibe, we've worked hard to make several recent significant upgrades to our facilities, and I wish that had been more apparent on your visit....More

Reviewed September 19, 2016

My wife and I stayed in a tiny cabin last year and decided to bring our family here for 2016. Booking in July we could only get a motel or a suite room. We went with the suite and it was a great room, but...More

Thank Jim B
Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded September 22, 2016

Thanks so much for deciding to come back this year, Jim! It means a lot to know that we made such a wonderful first impression. I hope the noise from your upstairs neighbors didn't take too much away from your experience, and we're always happy...More

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Free Parking
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Refrigerator in room
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US$111 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$111 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Jean M
April 18, 2015|
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Response from Shawn H | Property representative |
Several of the motel rooms have new floors. They will all be completed soon. The motel also has new windows, doors and siding along the front. All our rooms have new mattresses. Other improvements are in the works as... More
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"probably pay more, a lot more, for a cabin."
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"Trondheim is probably the best suite. Cabins are all good. There are motel rooms, which are cheaper, we..."
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"Motel rooms are nice and roomy."
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"Cabin #1 It was beautiful, quaint and charming. Perfect for a loving get away."
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