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Review of Surfside on Lake Superior

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Surfside on Lake Superior
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tofte
Certificate of Excellence
Oconomowoc, WI
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“total luxury with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Wow! This place was really something. I stayed here on a weekend trip away with my husband. We decided to pamper ourselves and just relax in our room after a day of skiing. The room was gorgeous! Everything looked practically brand-new. Even more gorgeous was the view- we woke up to the most beautiful sunrise over Lake Superior!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We choose Surfside because we had heard that their accommodations were the best on the North Shore. We had been here previously for a massage at the spa and could not wait to return. The rooms were well designed a extremely comfortable. The activities available through Bluefin Bay are challenging and entertaining. This was a great experience that we cannot wait to share with family and friends. The views of the lake, and the crashing waves on the shore are perfect compliment to this peaceful and romantic property. We will certainly return.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bayfield, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was our third time renting one of the Surfside Condos. The unit was clean, well organized and ideal for our multi-generations family. The few small issues we ran into were handled quickly and without hesitation. The kitchen is pretty well equipped, although we have learned to bring a number of items that are missing (blender). Great views of the lake. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We have stayed here a few times and have always enjoyed our stay. The place is beautiful with a woodsy charm and excellent views of lake superior. It is near hiking, skiing, and wonderful restaurants.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We statuses here for three nights for a wedding. We had a two room two flooe townhouse. The place is righ on the water. We had the doors open to hear the waves hitting the beach all day and night. The beds were comfy and everything was clean and nice. The pool hot tub sauna and work out room were never busy. We had it to ourselves. They have. Shuttle service to their sister resort which has a bar And place to eat. Your stay includes bike rentals Nd s'mores by the out door fire pit. This is a great place for families or groups of friends. Get your groceries in Duluth As the store close is super expenssive. If my parents or friends lived closer we would go again but its a five hour drive. It u like to hike ski or winter stuff u will like it. Super quite and really in the middle of no where but lots of our door activities.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

We just love this place. We've been reluctant to write a review because we didn't want to share our secret. Obviously, we're not alone. We just completed our fifth visit, and we already have the sixth one booked. There are no finer views of Lake Superior. The architecture is superb - all purposefully designed to feature the "star of the show". We stayed three nights, and the hardest part is leaving. There are views of the lake from almost every window. We take our dog, and it's so great that there are pet units. It's all wonderful, and worth the money. The spa is great too. We highly recommend it!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

My family stayed at a three bedroom suite and loved it. There was enough space for all of us and we had great service. We went hiking on Eagle Mountain, cliff jumped at the Temperance River, ate at a restaurant at Lutsen Resort, visited Grand Marais, and enjoyed the bonfire at the resort. You can look out the window with a beautiful view overlooking Lake Superior. The resort wasn't crowded with people and we had the pool and hot tub to ourselves. I would go back again!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Surfside on Lake Superior
Address: Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Tofte
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tofte
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surfside on Lake Superior 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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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