We stayed for 2 nights. Our room was small, as to be expected from a “historic” hotel, but it is all about location. The heater in the room always put out low heat, even though we did not turn it on. The windows were operable, so having them open helped to cool the room off in the evening. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful.
We went to Crater Lake National Park on last week on July and we were so happy with the room we got for our 2 nights stay. It was on 3rd floor corner room, with three windows and all facing to Crater lake :) . The room was huge for three of us( me my husband and 10 years old son). We loved the view from that room- the Sunset and sunrise view were just amazing from room itself. Also the small but informative corner museum on first floor is really nice. This historic hotel stay is must if you are visiting Crater Lake and want to spend more time by overlooking the lake in more relaxed way. The great room and dining room are really nice to spend time while over looking the lake. The food is pricey but in good quality. roaming around this area in the morning is really peaceful. Tourists are allowed to visit this hotel area only for certain time period of a day, if they are not staying at this lodge. This makes the lodge area more peaceful and calm ; You can enjoy the lake whole day at your own pace- you can go for your planned hike and the come back have lunch and then enjoy sunset from the huge porch or you can just stay at your room while watching the beautiful sunset just from your bed ; As a whole we loved the stay at Crater Lake Lodge and wanna visit again. We were lucky enough that we got that reservation just a week before our visit, when someone cancelled the room ; Otherwise its really hard to get room over there if you don't book your stay way ahead of your vist.…
This is a must stay, if you are lucky enough to find availability. The location is right at the rim of Crater Lake making short hiking excursions very easy. The view is spectacular. Everyone was extremely friendly. The food was average, but who cares about food, when you are at Crater Lake.
Lodge of mid-1950s vintage. Large public rooms on first floor with great views of the lake from rocking chairs set along the back of the hotel. Check-in was frantic, as everyone was told to check in at exactly 4 pm which was their standard time - so we had this long line stretching out the door. Most hotels run intelligently will check in guests as soon as their preassgned room is available. Meals (very expensive) are served in the first floor in main room and in dining room. Our room on the 3rd floor had a good view of the lake, good plumbing, and poor lighting. Elevators were fast and always seemed to be there as soon as they were called. Our single queen bedroom was small, and the queen bed seemed more like a double (forgot to measure the actual size). The small size and rock-hard mattress led to two uncomfortable sleepless nights. Walls are thin and conversations can be heard from next door and across the hall. Fortunately, our neighbors were not party types and it was quiet. Be sure to bring earplugs as you may not be so lucky. The only reason to stay at this old expensive lodge is to be right at Crater Lake – if you do, suggest you arrange your sightseeing so you only have to stay for one night. …
The rooms are what you would expect in a “lodge”…rustic, but comfortable. Dining is very expensive for food that is mediocre at best. I recommend that you carry something you can eat in your room. I’ve stayed in other national park lodges and this does not rate among the best. However, location is incredible and the ride around Crater Lake is perfect….be sure to take the drive around the rim and take some of the hikes. The lake itself is worth the trip.
We had a wonderful day exploring the beautiful park. Not to be missed The services like food availability are limited and expensive. Taking full advantage of the lack of competitors. A very average sandwich is $10 A glass of wine at the lodge cost $4 more than the price of an entire bottle and 2x what a normal bar would charge We stayed at the lodge. Rooms are clean but spare. And no amenities. The desk manager is gruff and rude. Morning coffee is complimentary but no decaf is offered. No hot sleeves are offered so expect burning fingers if you want to have coffee in your room When asked about the coffee a waiter told me it’s not his job It does not take a lot of effort to smile and be accommodating. Especially when rooms are about $300 a night
Staff are rude to guests and each other. The rooms are badly maintained and dirty. Bad management all round. The view are stunning and it could be a beautiful place to stay if the manger did his job. would not recommend staying here.
The lodge is right by the lake, which makes it super convenient for me to take photos of the Milkyway at 3am and the beautiful sunrise. The only problem I experienced is that the carpet in the bedroom must have accumulated too much dust over the years that caused serious allergies during my stay. I had a similar issue when I stayed in another lodge inside Grand Canyon NP. The management can do a better job of maintaining the facilities. The dinner menu in the restaurant looks awesome while the prices are steep, since the guests can only pay for the "buffet". I hope the food can be ordered by dishes. Personally, I would like to watch my weight. I don't feel like being forced to eat buffet.
Pros: Incredible location right on the lake (though hard to reserve a lakeside room). You can go in hikes right from the Lodge. Steeped in history, with great old photos. Excellent dinner - so good that we did it both night. Staff (with one exception was too-notch), at reception and in the restaurant, especially Huxley. Cons: Very hard to recycle any of our recyclable trash (not sure what is up with that). The breakfast was not very good at all, which was surprising given how good the dinner was. The older man who works at reception was generally very surly throughout our stay, which was also surprising given how great everybody else was. The doors to each room are very heavy and don’t close easily, resulting in constant loud banging every time other guests leave their rooms (would suggest advising guests at check-in that their room key can be used when exiting to gently close their doors behind them).…
First trip to Crater Lake and we were lucky enough to snag two nights at the lodge. Our lake view room on the third floor was quiet and clean. The view from the lodge of the lake was the perfect location to soak in and appreciate the beauty of this amazing natural wonder. The staff we dealt with were so pleasant and accommodating.
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