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Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7192 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Tofte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
LillithStillwater_MN Stillwater, MN
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stillwater, MN
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights at the Bluefin Bay. We didn't know check-in wasn't until 4:00 p.m. so we spent an hour sitting on the deck of the Bluefin Grill with a glass of chilled white wine. There are so many activities to do and the staff was so friendly! Also, we were able to get the senior discount! The... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was here last weekend and this place was very good. Helpful and attentive staff, good food at the restaurant, easy access to hiking, and a perfect little unit for two people. My wife and I went up for a two-day weekend, and enjoyed the outdoor pool and hot tub. We had 60-minute massages down the road at the Waves of... More

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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned home from our 3 night stay at Bluefin Bay. This was my 6th time at this resort but the last time I was there was 5 years ago. Once again I had an AMAZING time. Check in was quick and easy and I was given a warm welcome back to the resort. Our room was clean and... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Grand Marais many times but this was our first stay at this resort in Tofte, just 20 min or so from Grand Marais. Room was expensive (about $300) but was very nice - big bed, wood fireplace, 2p Jacuzzi. No balcony but the big windows opened up and the armchairs swiveled around so that you could sit... More

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Macomb, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent two weeks in August 2014 exploring the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. In the process we stayed at 7 different bed and breakfasts. The first thing I’d like to say is that it’s really hard to compare B&Bs: by their very nature they are different and often quirky. However, I’ll do my best.... More

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Savage, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July, 2014. Our room was right on Lake Superior with gorgeous views. The master bedroom overlooked the lake. Nice to have a jacuzzi in the room, as it was quite chilly at night (50's). The resort was very peaceful and quiet and offered many fun activities, such as kayaking (free),... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had been planning this trip for months. It's hard to get all of your children together when they are so busy with their own lives! Wife and I usually go to BB at the end of October, where you get three nights for the price of two. Good deal! Summertime is usually spent at the campgrounds up nearby... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time staying here. We've stayed at Caribou Highlands in the past. We loved being so close to the water - I didn't realize what a difference this makes. The splurge for a lake front condo was worth it. We stayed with our kids, ages 3 and 5. They loved the campfire with s'mores provided, playground, pools,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to spend a "date night" with my spouse here. Although the resort was maintained and views were beautiful, it was very busy. Possibly not the best choice for a "date night". Check in was fast, friendly. The lake walk is very nice. Outdoor pool is small, but refreshing with great views. Rooms are starting to show their age, I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The studio room we were given looks nothing like the pictures on the website. Dated, dirty, and not worth the cost, even with the view. Front desk was not very understanding or helpful when we called to voice our disappointment. We have stayed there in the past and never run into this problem-I'm surprised they rent out rooms in such... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced. We have identified the staff members who cleaned your room and will monitor their work closely going forward to ensure they are cleaning to our high standards. The room you rented was one of our Studios. Our... More

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Address: 7192 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
Location: United States > Minnesota > Tofte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior 3.5*
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Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior is unmatched in its intimate proximity to the largest freshwater lake in the world – Lake Superior. The stunning views, warm and friendly hospitality, award-winning restaurants, and a full-service resort with complimentary outdoor equipment and activities are the hallmarks of Bluefin Bay. Choose from hotel suites, or one, two or three bedroom condos on the lake. Our restaurants, the Bluefin Grille and Coho Café and Bakery also overlook the lake. ... more   less 
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