We stayed three nights here with a spring special that they offered. It was pure luxury to us. We stayed in the Master Suite which is on the lower level of the complex. You have to take a full flight of stairs down to get to the unit so it is definitely not handicap accessible. We faced the lake and stepping outside onto the patio there is a small incline to go down to the rocky shoreline. We were there when the wind was strong so the sound of the waves was always present and very soothing even though we had to keep the windows closed because it was cold. Our unit had a wonderful king bed that was very comfortable. The bathroom was large with a double head shower. There were plenty of towels which was good as you have to call for your room to be cleaned as they respect your privacy. The room was large with two rocking chairs and a very small table. It would have been nice to have some foot rests to use while reading or watching TV but we used our cooler for that. Also if you choose to eat in your room the little table is way to small to do that so you have to hold your plates on your lap. They do have a small kitchen area with a few dishes which was a nice feature only it was just hard to eat without a table. The TV was a flat screen and they have Direct TV service with plenty of channels. There is an air tub which we loved and used every day. It is much nicer than the average Jacuzzi in most rooms as the thing really bubbles up. There are plenty of windows that look over the lake. The gas fireplace was a welcome for us as it was very cold up there. Only problem is it goes off every hour and you have to go and turn it back on. The only concern I had was one day someone was cleaning the unit above us and it was very loud. We were fortunate that there were not many people there this weekend and no one above us. That would have been noisy with walking above our heads. The pool, spa and sauna were great. Perfect temperature on all of them.
We will go back but only during a non busy season. I think renting one of the larger units with a kitchen would be helpful as the restaurants are scarce and the ones there are expensive. But this is a beautiful setting that we truly enjoyed.
- 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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- Surfside On Lake Superior Hotel Tofte