My boyfriend and I go up to the north shore ever year for New Year's. The past few years, we have stayed at Cliff 'N Shore, in Two Harbors and had a phenomenal experience. We did not reserve in time to go there this year, so we skipped going up north and instead decided to go over Valentine's Day weekend. It turns out that Cliff 'N Shore closed, because the owner has decided not to keep it running (she is getting old), so we had to find a new place. I spent almost three hours one day trying to find a place for us to stay. When I was just about at my whit's end, I found what I thought to be quite a good possibility with the Chalet Motel in Duluth. Despite reading a bad review (along with two better ones), I decided to go for it. I wanted to be sure that it was the right place, because I knew how upset my boyfriend was that we were not going to the usual place. I asked lots of questions - the most important being, "does the room look out on the lake?" The woman who booked our reservation was extremely nice and helpful and was very excited about the room. She assured me that I would love the room and that it looked out on the lake. When we got there, we realized that we could not see the lake at all. The wall that you would be able to see the lake from (sort of) had no windows on it whatsoever. The walls between rooms were very thin and there was a party of what seemed to be high school aged kids next door to us who woke us up at 2:30 a.m. They kept opening and closing the sliding deck doors as well, which makes a lot of noise and shakes the room. The room itself was alright, but the shower had a personality of its own. It was FAR too hot most of the time, but would suddenly become freezing cold for a minute or two. There was also no clock of any kind in the room. All in all, I would say that while our stay was not awful, it was not what we were looking for, and I would not return. If you are looking for a lake view, you will not find it here either. None of the rooms will give you a close view of the lake, and room #47 gives you no view at all.
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