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The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

US Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55615
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The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Lutsen
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently returned to The Cliff Dweller to ski Lutsen. The staff was very friendly, engaging and very concerned about our experience while visiting the North Shore. We cannot rave enough about the staff and accommodations at The Cliff Dweller. We probably should not post this review so as not to encourage too many people from booking and staying here... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never left a review for any hotel but feel I must warn anyone who dares to stay here. I would like to start by saying the owners are incredibly rude and abrasive. Every single fixture and item is thecrappiest and worn possible. Photos and descriptions not accurate. Beds were bockety shower was dirty with cold then hot cycles.... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first trip to The Cliff Dweller. Pros: Great view, right on the lake. Great price. Centrally located to state parks and other local spots. Friendly service. Quiet. Comfortable bed. Decent continental breakfast. Wi-Fi worked great, strong signal in our room. Cons: Minor issues with getting our entry door to shut and not able to lock the patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a nice surprise. It was close to the highway but we were not bothered by the noise. We had a clean comfortable room, but what was especially nice was the great view from the balcony. Right out onto the lake. Also the furniture was made of wood logs, more fun that the usual motel gear. Breakfast was a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was my first time to the North shore. We decided to make this our base. It was a good choice.The room was clean, beds were comfortable, breakfast was good. We could see the sunrise from our balcony overlooking the lake.The owners were very helpful. I will stay here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have a wedding ceremony at this area. I booked one night at Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior through Booking.com. Cliff Dweller is not the cheapest option. But I chose it because on Booking.com it clearly states that Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge. As a business person, Wi-Fi always is a must-have for my... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our first stay here and only stayed one night last week (weeknight), as it was a quick trip up the North Shore. The room was the most reasonably priced room we could find and we wanted to be between Grand Marais and Tofte. The room itself was clean, comfortable and the sound of the waves on the rocks... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had decided on another motel but switched to this one at the last minute, and very glad we did. A few dollars more than some on the inland side of highway 61, but this is the best price you're likely to find for a place on the lake side of the highway. Beautiful view, nice room, the lake literally a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I left a night early because there were so many bugs in our room I could not stand it. ICK! The shower had a hard time finding a consistent temperature. There was no air conditioning and it was rather humid and warm. They did have a fan in the room which was helpful. Even though the bed itself was comfortable,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sitting on the balcony sipping a glass of wine or a cold beer, the view is breathtaking and the sound of the waves lapping at the shoreline is soothing. Rooms include a refrigerator and microwave plus a hot breakfast is served each morning in the common room that also has windows overlooking Lake Superior.

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