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Lake McDonald Lodge
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Did not stay but visited and tried to have lunch-a wonderful lodge in aesthetic terms-but overcrowded.
User: Kathy Z from:
Published Date: Jun, 29, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We were catching a boat ride and arrived early to have lunch in this marvelous, historic lodge. However, the line for the fine dining room was extremely long so we bought the sawdust like sandwiches (although they say tuna, chicken salad etc they all taste like pickle relish) in the camp store and had a car picnic as it was raining. No casual dining venues were open. Loved every aspect of the lodge except the overcrowding.

Beautiful architecture and view
User: 184marlenek from: Narrowsburg, New York
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Great place to eat. Arrive early so you don't need to wait. Food was definitely delicious and service was fantastic. It was a very memorable evening. Enjoy a few minutes walking the grounds and sitting on the porch. Take the boat ride, too.
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I am so eager to stay here again
User: JerryR10 from: Salt Lake City, Utah
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
I made my first trip to Glacier Natl Park, from June 11-17, staying the first three nights at the Lake McDonald Lodge. A year before, I reserved a room in Snyder Hall, a small standalone building. The rooms in Snyder Hall do not have their own bathrooms (they do have a sink); there are shared bathrooms and showers. I knew this when I reserved. I found my room to be very clean and quiet, with a comfortable bed; I slept very well. I was impressed with how fastidiously clean the bathrooms -- especially the showers -- were. Everyone on the staff was very friendly and helpful, and they all showed a real pride and pleasure in working there. I spent a fair amount of time in the lobby of the main building, and in the lovely reading room building across the creek from the main building, reading and using my laptop in the evenings. I was extremely impressed by the quality of the food. I had dinner at the lounge each of the three nights. The salads were fresh, large, and excellent, and so was the 'Montana burger' with bacon that I had three nights in a row. They use reasonably local beef. The only breakfast option is a buffer, which was quite reasonable in price and excellent in quality and quantity. Mark, the bartender at dinner, and Cali, at the breakfast service in the main dining hall, were wonderful, friendly, and efficient servers. I'll very happily stay here again.
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A Tale of Two Rooms- Snyder Hall & Deluxe Lodge Room
User: marybA9306MT from:
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We stayed at McDonald Lodge this week- 1 night in Snyder Hall and the other in a deluxe queen Lodge room. My husband is in his mid-60’s & I’m in my mid-50’s, to give some perspective. Snyder Hall is like a small, college dorm for adults. It is a very quaint, historic building directly next to the main lodge. There are bunk bed rooms and rooms with full-sized beds. The shared baths, bedrooms and main area were very clean! The showers are small, but have good toiletries. There are multiple sinks, showers and toilets in the shared baths and there is a single handicapped or unisex bath too. Each separate bedrooms have sinks in them. There is a small common area with tables, chairs, a microwave and coffee maker. We stayed in a bunk bed room. It was small, and our luggage is very large. We were able to make it work. The bunk beds were surprisingly comfortable! One has to climb a ladder to get to the top bunk. The bunks are metal and if one person moves the whole bed shifts a bit, but we slept well in the bunks. However, if we were ever to go back, I would opt for the full-size bed if available because those rooms are larger. If you are a picky traveler, you may not like this arrangement. We had no negative issues. It’s not a big deal to run to a shared bath (again, very clean and well-maintained). Like I said, we did it in college, why not now?!? Again, we would go back without hesitation!…it’s SO affordable for the incredible location. Now the second night our room was in the lodge with a deluxe queen. This is a traditional room, again very clean and this room had upscale toiletries. The bath was very nice! Upgraded fixtures and nice retro styling. However, our room for this night was more than 3x’s the nightly rate than the Snyder Hall room. Honestly, we enjoyed both rooms for different reasons, Snyder Hall’s history, quaintness and sense of community at the Park was nice, but you can hear people walking a bit and you share a bath. The Lodge room was super nice and many amenities, but pricey and not an unusual “experience”. No matter which you choose, it’s great to spend a night or two in the Park! The internet is not good, so come with things downloaded and just enjoy slowing down a bit!
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Great location
User: Jose K from: Miami, Florida
Published Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
The hotel is very well located within the GNP. Too bad the GTTSR was closed, forcing us to make the 1.5 -2.5hr trip to see the other parts for the park. The accommodations were decent (Cobb House). I understand and respect the goal of keeping everything in a "traditional"manner but: 1. you must fix the wifi problem. In this day and age it is unacceptable not to have decent internet, especially since there is almost no cellphone coverage in the area. 2. the heating system is a bit old fashioned and inefficient 3. the bathtub is nice, the water is hot, the pressure is good but you must place a hook to hold the "telephone" higher, allowing for a proper shower. The food is good and the service is very courteous and friendly, from the front desk, to concierge to restaurants. All helpful with tips about wine, food and hikes.
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