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Surfside on Lake Superior

Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
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Surfside on Lake Superior
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Tofte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Surfside many times but this time in the winter. The beautiful lake looks totally different at this time of year with awesome ice chunks and deer in our yard in the morning. The massage and facial were spectacular and so relaxing. The food and people were so friendly and helpful. Wish I could take the beds... More

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Waseca, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stayed here in December in a two bedroom with the family. Typically have stayed closer to two harbors but stumbled upon this property online. View from 15 was amazing. We took the free shuttle to Lutsen mountains and also checked out free snowshoes from the lodge. We really enjoyed it and can't wait to come back again.

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St. Paul, MN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We arrived late on a Thursday night and the check in to our unit 14A/B was flawless. The lady who helped us get settled was very nice. The layout of the place is unique with an open loft on the second floor. This is a pet friendly unit. I have reviewed many properties and am always straight forward with my... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Was just a wonderful place and experience. Will definently be back. We stayed in a master suite at Surfside. Unvelieveble view and service. The room with fireplace and hot tub and was wonderful. Could not of asked for a better weekend.

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peoria, il
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife had wanted to stay at Surfside or Bluefin Bay for quite some time and we found it convenient in September to do so. It's a strange affair, as you book through Bluefin but check in at Surfiside. When we arrived mistakenly at Bluefin, the young lady at the counter asked us "May I help you", without making eye... More

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BluefinGM, General Manager at Surfside on Lake Superior, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Based on yours and one other comment, we have decided to change the landscaping in front of the lower level suites at Surfside to solve the privacy problem. We will slope the grade down and away from the lakeside windows by several feed so that the lawn area where other guests can walk is far... More

Crystal, Minnesota, United States
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

this was our second stay at Surfside, I absolutly love the rooms and views, and being able to bring my little yorkie was the pinicle of my expierience, our first visit, in 2011 I would give a 5 star rating, but this visit, although we all did have a good time there were several flaws in our stay, fist thing... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Enjoyed the resort. Condos were clean and there were a lot of activities to keep us busy. Very scenic area and I enjoyed it. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Recommend getting a condo on the lake. Campfires were fun way to meet others.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful town home right on the shoreline. The pool and hot tub were excellent and not very busy at all. Only downside is you have to go to Bluefin if you are looking for activities like kayaking or tennis.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband, our daughter and I recently stayed at here. We wanted a quick, relaxing break after a recent family wedding. We love the area, and wanted to enjoy the lake views from our windows. My review is mixed so I will split it into: Pros: Lovely layout of condo. There is enough room for a family to spread out... More

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BluefinGM, General Manager at Surfside on Lake Superior, responded to this review

I was surprised to find this review since all accomodations at Surfside have been non-smoking since they were originally built. I called this guest by phone to learn more about the smell. Information they provided led us to discover spoiled food inadvertently left by the unit owner in their pantry cabinet (a storage space not accessible to rental guests). This... More

Decorah, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Well, hopefully the title of my review tells you how I feel about Surfside. Course, my experiences go way back to 1968 when my parents first brought me to the BWCA. We stayed overnight at the little Surfside Motel (on the same site) prior to embarking into the wilderness. Tofte and the BWCA have been my personal Mecca ever since.... More

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Also Known As:
Surfside On Lake Superior Hotel Tofte
Surfside On Lake Superior Hotel
Address: Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
Location: United States > Minnesota > Tofte
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Tofte
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Lutsen/Tofte area, just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from the Twin Cities. Surfside on Lake Superior™ is set against the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains, surrounded by Lake Superior and the magnificent Superior National Forest. Surfside combines all the comforts of a luxury vacation on the North Shore, with the rewards and benefits of owning a second home. ... more   less 

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