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Superior Shores Resort
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Two Harbors
Reviewed August 18, 2012

My husband and two year old rented F130 one bedroom suite at Burlington Bay which is a first floor corner unit. We booked online through an internet special and were slightly worried about it as there were only two pictures on the website and there really aren't any details on the property or good pictures on TA that provided me with some assurance...
When we opened the door our jaws hit the floor - very nice room, gorgeous view and PLENTY of room and then some. Lots of light because of the great big windows... The room was very clean and everything was in working order. The deck has a table and chairs along with an electric grill... gorgeous views and sounds of Lake Superior.
My only negative comment about the room is that the housekeeping did not vacuum our room on our first full day. Kind of an issue when you have a 2 year old but we managed. They didn't get to clean our room on the 2nd day because we were in it so maybe they were going to vacuum then? We asked for more towels (all the other reviews about not enough towels are true) and they never showed up (so I helped myself when I saw the housekeeping cart on our last night). But these things really didn't bother us enough to put a bad taste in our mouth - no big deal. Our coffee maker died after the first pot and about 10 minutes after we called asking for another one - we had one. And on our last day we were cooped up in the room for "nap time" and so they couldn't get in to clean it for us but they left us all new towels, soup, dish rag coffee ... in a bag outside our door.
Our room was right next to the pool - this was intentional on our part. It was loud at night with other guests partying the night away. We just shut the windows and put on the air so we couldn't hear them...
Speaking of pool - wonderful! The hot tub is very large and has two "parts" on inside and outside. You simply swim through an entry way between the two. Our two year old LOVED that hot tub due to the bench all around the perimeter.
Check in was a breeze a Superior Shores. We got there an hour before check in time and our room wasn't ready so we went into town to get some groceries.
There are three buildings for Burlington Bay - "F" and "e" are on the ends and the middle is the pool and the "executive suites". Parking was plentiful even on the weekend when they were fully booked. All the parking is in the front of the three buildings.
There really is no privacy on the decks - you can talk to your neighbors if they are out.
You can NOT walk from Burlington Bay to Superior Shores unless you go back out to the highway and walk through a four wheeler trail (which we could not due because it had not been mowed).
Burlington bay has a nice "trail" down to the water... it's a little steep but a great walk down to the rocks shoreline. There is a bonfire pit down there.
We did eat at Superior Shores one day for lunch... basic bar food - nothing fancy - nachos and fried cheese... the waitress was very nice and put up with our moving around twice before we settled on an outdoor deck seat.
Other places we ate:
Black Woods - so so. Expensive for what you get and service not the best and they really weren't that busy...
Judy's Cafe - my husband’s favorite. It was your basic small town cafe.
Lemon Wolfe (in Beaver Bay) - my favorite. Great reviews on Trip Advisor are all correct!
Louise’s Place - wonderful breakfast... just like visiting grandma’s house with all of the "quilts" and stuff around...

Room Tip: the F building all has great view but E has trees blocking so if you are lower floor you won't s...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed during the summer of 2012. We chose The Lakehomes at Superior Shores based on availability. While the location was beautiful and the home was very clean, we were somewhat disappointed. The outdoor pool is located a distance away which was acceptable considering we wanted a lake view (and we had a beautiful view).
The resort has a lodge as well and it had a nice outdoor pool and an indoor pool. We weren't allowed to use those facilities. We could only use our "lower class" outdoor pool or drive into town and use another hotel's indoor pool which they had an agreement to use.

Another problem we had will probably only be an issue at certain times of the year. We were miserably HOT. The lakehomes had NO air conditioning and only one fan was provided in the home. Most days are not that hot but when you need AC, you need AC. We even contemplated leaving early because it was so hot. At close to $300 per night, it seems like AC would be included. We were told the private owners had discussed putting in AC but had decided not to do so. It is my understanding that the Burlington Bay homes (part of the same resort) do have AC.

We enjoyed the area. It was easy to get down to the shoreline and firepits were available on the shore. The bugs are horrendous so remember your repellant! If you go when it isn't "too warm" you will be fine. The first night was so cool, we purchased hot chocolate and Smores to use the other nights. We ended up going to town instead to buy 2 fans to be able to sleep.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

For the amount of $$ is cost to stay there, we"re not totally hapy with the stay. There was 4 people staying in the room, not enough towels when we left note asking for more towels & cups, housekeeping left them in a bag outside room & never serviced the room. No mirror in bedroom area. response to requests was slow, called for more towels in pool area- they never came!
For what they show on their website, it's not what we received. I would not stay there again & I would not recconmend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We enjoyed the 3rd Fl 1BR Suite overlooking the lake but had lousy internet in our room. The staff did respond well to our few 'special' requests. If you stay there eat at the Black Woods Grilll in Two Haqrbors, YUM!

Room Tip: Frankly I prefer to stay further north, closer or even beyond the "main attractions" (LOVE...
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Superior Shores is a decent resort. It was certainly more impressive than a lot of the other local accommodations, but it has some serious work to do before it call itself a luxury resort, as opposed to just another hotel. We stayed in a Superior 1BR Suite for a total of two nights. The room was very clean and well equipped--full kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies, bathrooms supplies, extra pillows, blankets etc. Everything was incredibly spacious and ridiculously comfortable; they made it difficult to even get out of bed. While we did have a wonderful time, some things that weren’t so great were: #1, the food at the restaurant. Yuck. I’ve had better food from a can, and I’m not even a picky eater. (I ordered the vegetable torte, if you’re interested) The broccoli was brown, and the rest of the ingredients were unidentifiable! Clearly, the Chef/Owner of the resort doesn’t eat at the restaurant. #2, No staff at the bar! None! We’re not serious drinkers but, when it’s happy hour and there’s not a single person available to staff the bar, something is wrong. #3, Customer Service. Many of the staff members were not pleasant; in fact, a lot of them looked physically exhausted and over worked. As a guest, when you’re dropping $300/night it would be nice if the staff looked happy, or looked like they cared, but if they’re too tired to crack a smile or say “hello!” while you're bringing your luggage inside than it’s not worth the time or money for any guest.

Room Tip: Some rooms do allow pets, and some people let their pets sleep on their beds. While our room was ver...
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We LOVE the North Shore and try to get up there every couple of years from the Twin Cities. We have stayed at other locations (Blue Fin Bay, AmericInn's, etc), but this time, we didn't want to drive quite as far north, so opted for Superior Shores. We chose a one bedroom lakehome to be away from the main lodge, and we're very happy we did that. There were weddings going on at the main lodge and it looked much busier and congested than where we were, which was lakehome #23. Yes,, as many others have written in their reviews, the property is somewhat dated, and our lakehome needed some tender loving care--deck furniture VERY worn, no padding; peeling woodwork and paint; walls that need some painting; exterior needs some mending, etc. However, for our little family of three, the one bedroom lakehome was just roomy enough, had a TV (albeit an old big one, not flat screen), a fairly comfortable bed, and a wonderful two person jacuzzi in our room. The bathroom was small, but functional. You would not want more than three or four people in the one bedroom lakehome, and the kids should be pretty young (ours is 6 years old), or you will be cramped. Our view--SPECTACULAR of both the lakeshore and beach, so we spent quite a bit of time using the electic grill (which worked great, by the way) and soaking in the views. But, what really sold this place for us was the prime location. We only had a long weekend to enjoy our stay, and Superior Shores is ideally located to Betty's Pies (YUM), Gooseberry Falls, Tettegouche State Park and Split Rock Lighthouse. We took in all of these places, and never felt rushed, and still made it back to enjoy the wonderfully heated outdoor swimming pool and relaxing hot tub. The other guests around our lakehome area were VERY polite and nice, with the exception of two ladies in the pool area who kept lighting up cigarettes while watching their kids swim. TACKY. Otherwise, the pool area nestled in the pine trees, and the hot tub (if not overtaken by kids) were very enjoyable. On the last morning of our little excursion (Sunday) we ate brunch in the restaurant. Service was mediocre, but the brunch was yummy. The view was again, spectacular. People were leaving on this day, so we opted to hang around after check-out and spent several hours on the beach area, which was so much fun for all three of us, but especially for our six year old. We waded in Lake Superior, climbed on the rocks, and explored the cliff -side path/trail. Superior Shores is really on a gorgous piece of Lake Superior and certainly this is the golden nugget of this resort. I was less impressed when i tried to ask a few questions of the young ladies working the front desk on Sunday morning about the lodge and the rooms with the best views for us to know about in case of future visits. Their response: "Just ask for a lakeside view." Not real helpful or compelled to try and "sell" their resort for return visitors. it appears that they're trying to sell lakeside homes in this property. Not sure if that is good or bad for the property, but we really enjoyed the one we were in and could look past some of the dated-ness for the superior location and views.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We chose this hotel during a busy time on the Lake Superior North Shore and others tdhat were more convenient for out trip were booked. The staff was efficient and friendly, and the rooms were clean and adeequagtely furnished. The view was excellent, as the resort is right on the lake. Two wedding receptions took place in as many days, and were well attended. The reception room looked well furnished and decorated by the hotel.

We had the breakfast/brunch buffet, which was mediocre, although at $10.99 the price was within reason until you realize that coffee is not included, and was $4 per person.

We seen quite a few northern Minnesota resorts, and this one just seem fake. They had some really well preserved animals in the lobby which had obviously been prepared by excellent taxidermits, and ther were interesting. However, everything appeared to be "out of a box" - - large antlers around the chandelier, on the wall, etc. The dining room was an uninspiring recttangle lacking any charm whatsoever. The dining deck, on the other hand, was well constructed and afforded an exceptional view of the lake.

The construction looked less than expert, with a security door on the building our room out of adjustment in the door frame, and useless. Something had gone wrong with the cement walkways approaching the building, as the slab were at slightly different levels, "fixed" cleverly with a wooden board with a tapered edge. Parking was tight - every space was taken in the lot where our room was located.


At $179 for the night, I we thought it was a little high for what was offered, but the friendliness of the staff made up for some of that.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1521 Superior Shores Dr, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2000
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Two Harbors
Price Range: $124 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Superior Shores Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superior Shores Resort is located on Lake Superior in Two Harbors, Minnesota, twenty miles north of Duluth. The resort offers a variety of accommodations at three unique properties that include the Main Lodge, Burlington Bay, and the Lakehomes. Situated on sixty acres of north woods forest, the resort features over a mile of Lake Superior coastline. Conveniently located at the center of many North Shore attractions, including Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, Canal Park and the Superior Hiking Trail, the resort is the perfect base camp location for your day tripping activities. With something for everyone, visit Superior Shores Resort and experience the North Shore at its best! ... more   less 
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