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The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Not fancy, but a solid value for a clean room on the North Shore. Can beat the view and proximity to Gitchee Gumee. Knotty pine paneled room has private balcony on the lake. Just right for the two of us.

Thank refelo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a place to stay at a moment's notice (we were in the car driving in that direction). They quickly found an open room for us, booked us over the phone and made sure to give us all the info we might need about our stay as well as how to get our keys since the front desk would be...

Thank Jenie B
Farmington, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I spent the night at the Cliff Dweller in conjunction with the ceremony at Split Rock Lighthouse. Though the distance was great, I'm glad I did. The view from my balcony over the moonlit lake was spectacular, the room was fine, and breakfast in the morning was terrific. All that for a very reasonable rate.

Thank evanbrewer78
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My stay was mostly comfortable and relaxing. The included breakfast was waffles-- and other standard fair; everything tasted great. The place hadn't been remodeled in a while, so the room smelled slightly musty and there seemed to be a mouse in the wall. Regardless, my night's sleep was relaxing. So, if you want relaxation and a nice view of Lake...

Thank Michael S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Cliff Dweller was perfect for a summer trip up north with my fiance. The view was amazing, and listening to the lake at night was very relaxing. The staff are very friendly and the place was clean. We would definitely consider staying here again. It is also located very close to Mt. Lutsen, which offers a lot of activities.

Thank akgol
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is an older style motel with room doors on the outside which is convenient for loading/unloading. There are 2 floors and no elevator. There is no air conditioning but there were a couple of fans in the room. There was suppose to be free internet but I couldn't get logged in. The front desk closes down early--8 o'clock, I...

Thank 4jean4
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very comfortable room- only regular sized beds, but they slept great. We could hear the waves crashing on the shore; very relaxing. There is no beach access but the view can't be beat- at least from the second floor. The room was clean and had a small fridge & microwave. We were on the second floor; there is no elevator,...

1Thank Glenda H
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Dear Cliffdweller Owners (i.e. gray haired lady), If you are so terribly unhappy that you scream at and berate your customers, then you should consider finding a different job which doesn't entail ruining peoples experiences. Like other reviewers, this is the FIRST time I have left a hotel review. Ever. Also, like other reviewers, I was absolutely verbally assailed by...

5Thank Ben S
MN, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our family of 3 stayed here for a few nights. The view from the balcony was fantastic overlooking Lake Superior. We were on the 2nd floor. It was clean. Our room had 2 double beds, frig and microwave. The freezer actually froze things unlike most hotel room refrigerators so that was a pleasant surprise. If you are a coffee person,...

Thank Diane B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This hotel has two levels and the rooms overlook beautiful Lake Superior. It's enjoyable sitting out on the deck and listening to the lap of the water against the rocky shore. The rooms are dated and could use some updating and maintenance. The mattress was very soft. Only about a dozen channels on the TV. Free WiFi. We left early...

Thank Tom H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior

Address: US Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55615
Region: United States > Minnesota > Lutsen
Price Range: $94 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cliff Dweller on Lake Superior 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Cliff Dweller Inn Of Tofte Hotel Lutsen
Cliff Dweller Lutsen
Cliff Dweller Hotel Of Tofte
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“Amazing view, really great free breakfast, very clean rooms”
 of 5 bubbles jenieb2017, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I'm thinking you have the best lake view from the 2nd story because no shrubs are in the way.”
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 of 5 bubbles P3012TUdianeb, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You'll get a better view from the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 789TomH, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the lake. Choose 2nd floor if you don't mind stairs and dislike noise from above.”
 of 5 bubbles judys615, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful views”
 of 5 bubbles eaner921, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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