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“Fabulous views ruined by noise.”

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Surfside on Lake Superior
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tofte
PsychDrM
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4 reviews
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“Fabulous views ruined by noise.”
Reviewed January 13, 2009

On the surface, Surfside is beautiful--great design, high quality interior and fantastic views. We were first impressed with the apparent privacy-but rudely awakened by the foot noise from the upstairs unit. When our room wasn't cleaned as requested, we opted for a different unit to see if the upstairs guests were just exceptionally noisy. The second room was noisy to the point of distraction. It really detracted from the beautiful views. For what it is worth, the upstairs guests were an elderly couple who seemed very polite and quiet when we met in the parking lot. Poor construction quality will be the downfall of this beautiful property. I was offered a discount on our "next" stay, which we politely declined.

  • Liked — View
  • Disliked — Noise polution.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2008

We stayed at Surfside in early July for our mini-moon and stayed in the honey moon suite. The room was amazing! The view is spectacular with large windows overlooking the lake. The furnishings were new and modern; flat screen tv, direct tv, electric fireplace, a mini kitchen w/ a fridge, microwave, plates, etc, a large bathroom with a two headed-shower, king size bed. This resort is not completely finished so if you stay there make sure to ask if the spa and exercise facilities are complete. But even if they aren't you could just relax in your room/suite all day and just listen to the waves crash on the shore. You will not want to leave and I am sure once you do you'll want to go back! Bluefin bay is about a mile away and I guess surfside is a sister property of Bluefin. So you can participate in bluefins excursion trips and other things until surfside is completly up and running. A word of caution there is still construction going on, but it wasn't too bothersome to us, because during the day we spent most of the time out of the room, and by evening they were gone. Just a word of caution as this could bother some people in the early am, especially when you are paying a pretty penny to stay there.

  • Liked — the view, the room, the north shore area
  • Disliked — the new construction noise and mess
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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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:4 star — Surfside on Lake Superior 4*
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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