Hard to write a review.....the location is beautiful, the amenities are many, but seriously needs some work. We stayed in a Grand Superior Suite, which had a great view, but the room left me underwhelmed. Tiles around the tub were cracked, the swivel chairs were dated, the carpet stained....the heat registers could use a little TLC. (Ie. a coat of paint). Minor things I know, but when so many minor things are apparent, it becomes hard to overlook them.
We loved having a fireplace in our room, and I liked the fact that there was not daily room cleaning unless requested, so nobody to bother you.
The outdoor pool is small, but I imagine it would be great fun to use in the winter. The hot tub kind of grossed me out, there were cigarette buts put out around it when we went to use it.
We did not attend any of the activities, but there were plenty. A family with kids would love these, as would anyone who wants to do something. You would only have yourself to blame if you were bored here.
We ate both in the restaurant and the pizza cafe. The service we received in both was excellent (especially the cafe!) the food in the restaurant was fair, part of my husbands dinner had to be sent back because it was cold.
So, I have very mixed thoughts about Bluefin....there were so many little details that they overlooked, it seemed a shame to have such an awesome location and not pay close attention to detail. Next time we will stay in Grand Marais.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior is unmatched in its intimate proximity to the largest freshwater lake in the world – Lake Superior. The stunning views, warm and friendly hospitality, award-winning restaurants, and a full-service resort with complimentary outdoor equipment and activities are the hallmarks of Bluefin Bay. Choose from hotel suites, or one, two or three bedroom condos on the lake. Our restaurants, the Bluefin Grille and Coho Café and Bakery also overlook the lake. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bluefin Bay On Lake Superior Hotel Tofte
- Bluefin Bay Hotel
- Bluefin Bay Tofte