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Solbakken on Superior

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Kasson, Minnesota
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107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always spend 4 days on the North Shore, in October. Recently we've tried different places and this was our first stay at the Solbakken resort. We had a motel room. Upon arrival, our room seemed just fine. There aren't a lot of affordable properties that take pets and fits our family of four's budget. This seemed to fit the... More 

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Newport, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights. The staff is very nice and friendly. The rooms are okay, had a smell of Indian spices and we asked for something to make it better. They put the ozone machine in the next day and it helped a bit. The placemats were dirty on the table and the bed skirt and curtains could use... More 

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that our staff made you feel welcome, though I wish your room had left a similar impression. Nothing is more important to us than providing our guests with a clean, comfortable place to enjoy Lake Superior, and I apologize if we fell short. We're always looking for ways to improve our resort, and I can assure... More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried a motel room and there were more negatives than positives. Built in the 60's and looked like it. Only upgrades we notices were the floors. The beds were so squeaky you could hear it in the next room. We had 2 double beds in our room and when you rolled over it would wake the other person up. The... More 

Thank Dave M
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear that we've left you with this impression, Dave. While we do have more of a rustic, vintage vibe, we've worked hard to make several recent significant upgrades to our facilities, and I wish that had been more apparent on your visit. I agree that a comfortable bed is paramount for any resort, and we'll be sure... More 

Champlin, Minnesota
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41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My wife and I stayed in a tiny cabin last year and decided to bring our family here for 2016. Booking in July we could only get a motel or a suite room. We went with the suite and it was a great room, but suffered from any activity in the public room over our heads. The beds were comfortable,... More 

Thank Jim B
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks so much for deciding to come back this year, Jim! It means a lot to know that we made such a wonderful first impression. I hope the noise from your upstairs neighbors didn't take too much away from your experience, and we're always happy to reach out to our other guests on your behalf in the future -- please... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This was my first visit to Solbakken and have already made a reservation for next year! There are so few resort along the Shore that allow pets, they provide a pet kit, pick-up bags, treats and sheets to cover the furniture. I stayed in Cabin 5 which was a bit cramped even for one so will go for a two-bedroom... More 

Thank Wilma R
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

The fact that you've already made plans to come back and see us again is probably the highest compliment we could receive, Wilma! I'm thrilled to know that you had such a wonderful time with us, and I'm glad we made it easy for you to bring your pets along. Thanks so much for your feedback -- I hope we... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the view from our hotel room and deck of Lake Superior. The historic Sawbill Lodge on site was cozy and had great staff. The hotel room could use bathroom and noise insulation updates. Good value compared to other resorts on the lake.

Thank Nancy F
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Glad to hear how much you enjoyed the view, Nancy! I'm happy to know that you were able to relax and enjoy yourself, and it's wonderful to hear that you felt like you got a great value. We're always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience, and I appreciate your feedback. We'll certainly take a look at this for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Cabin and Suites- yes we stayed in both. Also very warm hosts in Dawn and Scott- they were quite helpful and could accommodate most of our requests!in addition, good location and was very close to the lake...amenities in cabin was sufficient for family also

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us! It's wonderful to hear that everything was top notch, and I'm glad we were able to accommodate where we could. Come see us again sometime! All the best, Dawn, Business Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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367 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is the 3rd or even 4th time I've stayed. We always stay in the motel part. Several times with my sister but this time with my husband. We stayed in Motel #9 by default. I've stayed in 10 before more than once. It's cheap at $99 a night compared to the cabins that are much more and other properties... More 

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Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I can assure you that there's nothing more important to us than the comfort and satisfaction of our guests, Molly. We're always happy to immediately address any issues when it comes to the condition of our rooms, and that certainly would've been the case had we been made aware of the situation at the time. As far as your previous... More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were traveling to Minneapolis for a conference and took the opportunity to visit Minnesota's north shore. The Solbakken fit our needs perfectly. We stayed in the motel unit. Room included a small kitchenette and was furnished with homemade quilts and a queen bed. We had long flight from the East coast and then a long drive and were warmly... More 

Thank Denise S
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I really appreciate you staying with us on your visit to the north shore, Denise, and I'm thrilled to know that your room was up to par and your view was priceless! We're always looking for ways to improve our guest experience, and I appreciate your feedback about the bathroom. That said, I'm glad that everything was clean and comfortable,... More 

Thornton, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Our room was in the hotel section. The beds squeaked every time you moved and the bathroom was seriously outdated. The room was clean but had a stale and musty smell. Ice has to be purchased. The yelping dog next door was very annoying. Great location and view, but we would not stay here again.

1 Thank Yvonne F
Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on Superior, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to see that we've left you feeling this way about our place, Yvonne, and I apologize if things weren't quite up to par. We're working constantly to improve and update our facilities, and we're always willing to address any room concerns our guests might have, including speaking with other guests about their pets if need be. That said,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solbakken is a hidden gem in Lutsen on Lake Superior's North Shore. We provide home base in our cabins nestled along the shore as you experience the Northwoods. Solbakken is situated on seven acres of very special property with over 600 feet of Lake Superior shoreline for guests to enjoy! Our cozy accommodations feature an option for all budgets ranging from economy style units to luxury cabins with fireplaces. Enjoy a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing in winter and barbecuing in summer. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solbakken on Superior

Address: 4874 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9515
Location: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $71 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Solbakken on Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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