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Crater Lake Lodge
txgal55 from: Davidson, North Carolina
Published Date: Jul, 11, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Remember you are at historic lodge on rim of Crater Lake
The location is INCREDIBLE. We luckily booked a room for two nights with a view of the lake. When things were chilly, we just went to the room to gaze as this natural wonder. Very clean, staff was great and there are no words or pictures that can describe the experience of a visit to Crater Lake. This is a historic building that was saved many years ago. The rooms are smaller than most hotel rooms today, but larger than a Manhattan hotel room! Cozy, comfy and there is no better place to be for Crater Lake access.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
MrSmithc01 from: Portland, Oregon
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Great visit in the time of COVID
My family and I stayed 3 nights over the Fourth of July weekend. In the age of COVID, the lodge did a good job of adjusting. All staff wear face protection. Reception, the bar, and dining room all had plexi glass dividers up. Hand sanitizer was abundant. All guests were required to wear face masks and no one who was not a registered guest was allowed in the hotel or restaurant.
The location is amazing for being able to take in a panoramic view of Crater Lake. The north patio with plentiful rocking chairs (all well spaced out) are a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or evening drink.
The rooms were comfortable with great views of the lake. Rooms have hair dryers and Keurig coffee makers. No refrigerator and no TV. Ice is available from the lobby bar. Wifi is available, but the bandwidth is limited; you will not be streaming videos.
The lodge is a great place to enjoy just being at Crater Lake.
TinyHarms from: Mountain View, California
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
5-Star View from a 3-Star Property
From the outside, this lodge looks charming, as it seamlessly blends into its surroundings. The views from and around the lodge are breathtaking and worth the visit alone. There are trails on both sides of the lodge, making it easy to explore the lake and see it from different perspectives.
We paid extra for a lakeview room and felt like it was 100% worth the cost. I had originally envisioned sitting out on the patio to enjoy a drink during sunset, but the mosquitoes were quite aggressive and plentiful. Therefore, being able to enjoy the sunset/sunrise from the comfort of our room really made my stay.
Our two queen bed room was small by normal hotel standards, but sufficient. While they may have kept the outdated decor to add to the rustic charm, I feel like easy updates could be made to make it cleaner and more pleasant.(as in, why does the alarm clock look like it’s from 1999?) I was also disappointed to see small safety issues overlooked; no screens on upper floor hallway windows(a serious danger with small kids), no deadbolts in the rooms and no emergency exit/fire charts I seem to consider standard in any hotel room.
We chose to skip the restaurant, which was reservation-only for hotel guests due to COVID. I wish they had take-out options available so we could have maintained social distancing without having to drive somewhere else. We ended up going to Annie Creek Restaurant near the park entrance, which had a nice assortment of pizzas/burgers/salads and had indoor/outdoor seating or take-out available.
All in all, as many reviews have mentioned, you are paying for the view and location. I’d say if you have one night in Crater Lake, this is the place to be so you can enjoy as much time next to the lake as possible.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Y4386XXjenniferl from: Kirkland, Washington
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Nice lodge, cleaning protocol must improve.
This was a nice lodge. Not very big but, nicely appointed. The rooms were a nice size for our family of 4. During Covid19, the expectation for cleanliness is very, very high. We entered our room only to begin to notice flat surfaces that were not cleaned. I walked down to have the room cleaned and the front desk said here is a bottle of cleaning solution and towels but, breakfast is on us. Well, The only things that appeared to have been taken care of were the sheets were changed and then new towels. I even found a dirty towel on a hook behind the door. Needless to say, I spent a good amount of time cleaning the entire room and bathroom! Yikes. In hindsight, not our best Covid Travel decision to stay here.
Further: For July 28th, the upper rim road was still not open. That was disappointing.
- Value: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
Marc B from: Hillsboro, Oregon
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
You pay for the view
Location is unbelivable. Comfortable lodge at 7000 feet on the very edge of crater lake. Amazing views, small comfortable, clean room. Good service. Bar service stops at 9pm. Dinner was good, but not very good. The value is in the location.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 5