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Lake McDonald Lodge
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Lucke’s Lounge a very good Lunch
User: marthaannm2016 from: Burlingame, California
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We stopped at Lake McDonald Lodge for a late lunch while on a Red Bus Tour. We were awed by the lobby with the fantastic light fixture and huge fireplace. You have to pretend you arrived in 1920 by boat and no cars anywhere in sight. The Russell dining room had a two hour wait and although disappointed we found that Lucke’s Lounge had the same menu. Our server was professional and attentive. We split the bison pastrami and chicken sandwich. Both were good but the bison pastrami was perfect. Exact flavor with lean non-greasy meat. One of our best lunches on the trip. Oh and you get to look out the windows at the magical Lake McDonald. After lunch we wandered the resort and beautiful grounds. We would definitely return if in the area again.

Disappointing, huge parking problem and overcrowded conditions
User: WendyL3414 from: Whitehouse Station
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 1
We booked this hotel a year in advance. Checkin was fast and efficient. As advertised, we expected limited not secure internet in lobby, no A/C, no TV. What we didn’t expect was no ice except in lounge area which was not open in the AM, bus loads of people deposited at the hotel all day long from tour groups, and no to-go coffee. The tour groups jammed the lounge which is the only source of food when the dining room is closed. They made a lot of noise. Parking is a disaster- if you go out in the AM just don’t come back til after 4pm or you will circle the lot for 30 minutes. There is no reserved parking for hotel guests at all. The food is expensive and fair at best. We stayed in August 2019 and the room was very hot at night without AC, limited amenities and tiny room but it is a historic hotel inside the park. These are all the cons to staying inside the park and avoiding the entrances. Huge crowds of visitors at top hiking trails.

A unique, historic property
User: pziarnowski from: Buffalo, New York
Published Date: Aug, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Welcome respite after biking Going to the Sun Road. Room were comfortable and clean, with overall main lodge atmosphere historically out of the past. A beautiful setting on Lake McDonald. Outside seating the place to be for an afternoon or evening drink.Bar and restaurant good but gets busy, so get your name on the dinner wait list early.
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A big disappointment
User: slkuelkd113 from:
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
During a recent trip to Waterton-Glacier National Parks, I stayed at four different "Great Northern" hotels. Lake Macdonald Lodge was easily the worst of the four. I was housed in a "cabin" adjacent to the main lodge. The cabin was actually four tiny rooms that had been carved into a single, small cabin. The tiny sink was located in the tiny bedroom. Using the sink posed quite a challenge! The shower was so small I could not successfully wash all my body parts. Making matters worse, there is no phone service and the wifi was non-existent. I could not wait to leave.
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Historic cabin/Snyder hall
User: LouAnnJ from: Xenia, Ohio
Published Date: Aug, 17, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We stayed at two different locations at Lake McDonald. First, the historic cabin that we stayed in was separated into 4 one bedroom/one bath units. VERY comfortable beds, and a nice little porch with bench for great lake views! No mircowave/refrig, but the coffee maker was helpful. The room was very small; no closet, dresser or hangers. The second place we stayed at Lake McDonald was in Snyder Hall. We had bunkbeds and a sink, plus hairdryer, and fan, and the shared bathroom was just down the hall. Again, very small, but we put our suitcases and things under the bunk beds. A very nice common room with microwave and coffee/tea. We ate breakfast there (brought our own food) every morning! Again, very comfortable beds!
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