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Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park, MI
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a child, my parents took my sister and I to Isle Royale for an unforgettable trip. Now, over 35 years later, I recently visited Isle Royale again with my family. With a 10 year old and 6 year, we stayed three nights at the Rock Harbor Lodge. The rooms were comfortable, and the setting of the rooms couldn't be... More

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Champaign, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from an action-packed 3-day trip to Isle Royale. We stayed at a house keeping cottage operated by Rock Harbor Lodge. There are neat, clean, have bed sheets/pillows, and kitchen set-up for you to cook (no oven, but have stove top and microwave) including pots, pans, and utensils. If veggies, fruits, and other healthy foods... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from a two night stay at the Lodge. Room is motel-style with an excellent view. When booking, be sure to ask for a room on the lower-level of the lodge as these rooms include a balcony with two Adirondack chairs. Room was clean, other than some grout in the shower that could've used a good bleaching. It... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rock Harbor Lodge is literally on the shores of Lake Superior. If you say here, make sure to request a first floor room so you have a patio. The second floor rooms do no have this option. When you walk out onto the deck, you look down and there's the water lapping up on the shore beneath your feet.... More

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Georgia
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26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are not near anything but that is why you go to an island in the middle of Lake Superior. Lodge rooms comfortable with balcony overlooking the lake. WiFi not practical so shut it off. You will survive unplugged. Good trails start there but be careful on the Tobin Harbor/3 mile crossover . Long narrow boardwalk can be challenging. The... More

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Minneapolis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keeping in mind that this is a historic, remote lodge in a national park, I was very pleased. Understand, this is not the Ritz Carlton. That is not why you go to Isle Royale. The room was clean with outstanding views. We were going to hike across the island when the sole fell off my husband's hiking boot. His hiking... More

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michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Your choices are a room at the lodge, cabin room (aka Housekeeping cabin), tent and/or shelter. The lodge and cabins are pricey, but necessary as one in our group ;^) is not a happy camper. Both the lodge and Housekeeping cabins are operated by the same company. Two or three nice day hikes are easily available (4-6 miles). There is... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want to stay in a room on Isle Royale, this is your only choice. The lodge has rooms along the shore of Lake Superior (where we stayed) and housekeeping cabins near Tobin Harbor. 99% of this island is Federal Wilderness, so the lodge is what you'd expect. Rustic but warm and comfortable with rooms at the water's edge... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You don't come to Isle Royale to be pampered, so don't come expecting 5 star service. This is a camping place first and foremost, and the lodges are meant to be a couple steps up from that. We had a housekeeping cabin, number 204, and it overlooked beautiful Tobin Harbor. It was fantastic, perfect for our needs. There was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We are National Park people and have visited 26 parks. You really have to want to visit Isle Royale. We drove 1000 miles then took the 7 hr boat trip from Grand Portage. We stayed at the Rock harbor lodge and when we stepped out in our private deck over looking Lake Superior we knew the trip was well worth... More

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Address: Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Isle Royale National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Rock Harbor Hotel Isle Royale National Park
Rock Harbor Lodge Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

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