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Solbakken on Superior

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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cute place at the right price. We stayed for one night. We were traveling with our dog and the resort was very accommodating to our dog...we received a little welcome package for the pup. We loved that there was a kitchenette and grill so we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in cabin#6. The place was clean. Smaller than what we were used to but we were barely inside except to sleep. The surroundings were very quiet and right on the edge of the water. From Lutsen, one can take children to the lifts...More

Thank BAYE D
Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know! We were glad to come take a look, and it's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall. Sounds like you had an amazing time. Hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Dawn, Business Manager

Reviewed 10 June 2018

The setting is spectacular--classic north shore rugged beauty. We stayed in a motel room and next time would go for a cabin for sure. The cabins are pricier but the motel rooms have problems. At girst glance the wood-paneled rooms are charming and perfectly suitable...More

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Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for staying with us. I definitely understand your feedback and want to apologize if noise level from the neighbors was a problem. Our hope is that this won't keep you away in the future. I'm sure we can help you find lodging that...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Positives: Nice main lodge, great Lake Superior views, hot hot-tub, priced competitively considering lakeshore location. Negatives: small and dated motel room, inadequate heating including no fresh air from wall unit, small (but comfortable) beds, difficult egress uphill onto high-speed highway in winter, icky tap-water, thin...More

Thank charles c
Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded 10 January 2018

Charles, we pride ourselves on a comfortable atmosphere, and while our resort has a little age to it, we think it adds a bit of character. Nevertheless, if there isn't something to your liking, we're always happy to do what we can in the moment....More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

We have been at Solbakken a number of times, but always staying in the cabins. This time no cabin was available, so we tried one of the suites, we took the two bedroom Trondheim suite. Whether you prefer a suite (in the building) or a...More

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Response from Shawn H, Manager at Solbakken on SuperiorResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks for joining us again this year! I'm glad you were able to try out a different space and adjust with the help of our staff. I think you've hit the nail on the head regarding what people should expect. Nevertheless, we'll continue accommodating as...More

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Free Parking
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Refrigerator in room
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US$ 111 - US$ 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$ 111 - US$ 220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Jean M
19 April 2015|
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Response from Shawn H | Property representative |
Several of the motel rooms have new floors. They will all be completed soon. The motel also has new windows, doors and siding along the front. All our rooms have new mattresses. Other improvements are in the works as... More
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"probably pay more, a lot more, for a cabin."
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"Trondheim is probably the best suite. Cabins are all good. There are motel rooms, which are cheaper, we..."
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"Motel rooms are nice and roomy."
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"Cabin #1 It was beautiful, quaint and charming. Perfect for a loving get away."
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