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Lake Crescent Lodge
Carie C from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa
Published Date: Jun, 14, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Waivered between average and very good. The scenery and the food won the vote.
I knew this was rated 1 of 15 lodges in the Park, and after seeing (but not staying in) the Lake Quinault Lodge we all had very high expectations. After a long day of hiking the rainforest and Rialto Beach (Second Beach and Neah Bay are closed to visitors), we were all ready to settle in to a big, beautiful lodge. It was raining, and due to the closed areas we were finally going to make it to our room for the night well before 6pm. We were picturing cozy chairs for reading, etc. The Quinault Lodge had lawn games, a huge lobby with at least 4 large leather couches and many many leather chairs as well as an indoor pool and game room.
We walked into our Marymere room and found zero comfy chairs, one wooden desk chair and a small desk (no space for a family to play cards), wet porch chairs so no sitting outside, and no tv. Should I have known in advance that there was no tv? Yes, upon looking back, I see it in the description. But I didn't notice when I made the reservation and while many families appreciate the peace and tranquility, my teen boy and road weary husband did not. Especially since we could not sit at a table for cards or even in the lawn chairs outside. After throwing out the mask housekeeping left on the floor of our bathroom, we sat around in our no-frills room waiting for our dinner reservations so we could eat and go to bed so the night would be over. The lodge was small. It did have a big fireplace, but not enough seating. No pool, no game room, no outside games if it was sunny.
Eventually the rain stopped, dinner was fantastic, everyone who works there is really nice, and the two trails we did (Moments in Time after dinner with the teen, Marymere Falls the next morning with the husband) were well groomed and beautiful. Breakfast we delicious as well, and if we had more time we would have rented a kayak for sure. If we ever ended up there again, we'd probably have to book a fireplace room and the teen would have to sleep on the floor, as this two queens Marymere was just too spartan for us. If we don't have a tv we will live, but we at least need an alternative place to sit when the rain keeps us indoors.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Nothing less than amazing
We came for day two of our honeymoon! From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left, we had the BEST service. The staff are so friendly and are accommodating. My husband and I had dinner at the lodge and it was fantastic. We got the scallops, the catch of the day, and finished with the berry cobbler. Everything was perfect. The views were impeccable & breathtaking! We’re coming back!
Wish2BretiredRN from: Sonoita,AZ
Published Date: May, 27, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
We'll be back
Doing the drive around the park for the first time. Would love to come back and stay longer. The old lodge was so homey and set perfectly on the lake for gorgeous views. Rooms are scattered in different areas, but all are close enough to the main lodge. Map is deceptive. We stayed in the Pyramid rooms, and they exceeded our expectations. Rooms were large as well as the patios. We had a view of the lake, despite being set in the forest. Extra sinks in the bathrooms. Comfortable beds and pillows. Quiet.
Hike out to Marymere waterfalls was a lovely walk through the forest. We had dinner and breakfast in the lodge restaurant. masks were worn by all. tables distanced and positioned to appreciate the view. Ahhhhh....if the park service just had internet besides at the lodge, it would be perfect.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
okeedoke from: washington state
Published Date: Oct, 30, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Delightful, relaxing, beautiful and serene
We had an absolutely heavenly stay in one of the Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins of Crescent Lake Lodge for five nights. BTW, bring your own kindling and a hatchet if you can...will make starting the fire so much easier:) The entire surroundings were so beautiful and the fireplace so warm...just phenomenal! We had a few meals at the dining area and were completely satisfied. The service was top-flight, too. Checkin-in and check-out were seamless and the staff friendly and courteous. The hikes up Storm King, Elwha River and Sol Duk Falls were without equal! The evening were especially lovely being so close to the lakeshore. Yes! We'll be back...100% chance. Thank you!
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
L1689KXveram from: Sedro Woolley, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 29, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Lake Crescent Lodge is our #1 destination on the Olympic Peninsula.
Our stay is always stress relieving, comfortable and well managed.
Although the COVID19 conditions were restricting, all the staff were accommodating, helpful, and professional. Our "brown bag" dinner was well prepared, fun and filling.
The room was a comfortable resting and relaxing place to view the lake scenery.
Many trails and photo OP. Easy access.
We recommend any and all to take advantage of the serenity this outstanding locale provides.