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The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

US Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55615
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This hotel was in a great location for driving along the North Shore. The view was amazing. The room was not awesome, but it was definitely adequate with no major concerns. The included breakfast was definitely sufficient and kept my kids happy. I would definitely stay here again if I was up in that part of the state.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

The room was ok. I didn't find it disgusting, but it wasn't spotless either. Some basic maintenance would help the aesthetics. The best part was having the screen open all night and hearing the waves crash on the lake. Worth it. I'd stay here again, but I've stayed at better.

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Thank Nathan K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very nice hotel near the lake and near the commodities. The room were correct except for the carpet and one on both beds would need to be replace to preclude any remark. Any noises from the outside like the other rooms and the road near the hotel.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I will begin by saying that my wife and I enjoyed our stay at Cliff Dweller. Our room was clean (with the exception noted below), the décor throughout the facility is pleasant, the receptionists are friendly and helpful, the view of Lake Superior from the balcony is peaceful during the day, pleasantly melancholic at dusk and soothingly invigorating at sunrise,... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night. When I stay in a hotel, I look primarily for a good bed, pillows, bedding, cleanliness and quiet. This had 2 of the 5. It was basically clean and quiet. At first glance it was fine, however as the night progressed, little things were noticed such as a not so clean blanket, soap that... More 

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Verndale, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

First time past Split Rock up the North Shore. Wanted someplace on the lake but not a place to commercial and not going to break my check book. The Cliff Dweller hit the mark and more. Great staff, great view, wonderful breakfast. We stayed in room 111, so ground floor at end and all the other reviews said second floor... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As all my stays have been the last 4 years in a row, you couldn't find nicer owners who really care about making your stay very nice. The views are spectacular (room 211 is the best). The rooms are in the midst of being decorated very cute with in a northwoodsy theme. The room is very comfortable with everything you... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a motel. Rooms have a nice balcony view but I was highly disappointed. Staff was unprofessional. Heating was also an issue. The toilet seat was loose and the balconies are not built to code. There is considerable traffic noise. Rooms are decorated with a cabin motif but need updating. Luckily there was a continental breakfast and wifi. I... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

For the price, you can't beat the Cliff Dweller. You get a great view of Lake Superior and the staff members are incredibly friendly. However, the place needs some work. There were some cleanliness issues. For example, dead bugs in the bathroom light fixture, the bathroom fan was really dusty, and there were dead bugs in the plastic pocket sleeves... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are only looking for a place to sleep, this is it but you could find better for the price. Stay on the first floor, otherwise there are many metal steps to navigate. The property is out-dated and needs some work. The screen door had holes so we stuffed some tissue in the holes to keep the bugs out.... More 

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