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Lake Crescent Lodge
KN82 from: Seattle, Washington
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jun, 16, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Overpriced and underwhelming
This is an outdated, poorly maintained, and badly managed property on the shores of Lake Crescent. The natural surroundings are lovely, of course, and would perhaps be worth a day visit to enjoy the lake, but the accommodations are basically dingy motel rooms/trailers (minus a phone, TV, or WiFi) that should cost a fraction of Aramark charges.
We arrived on our first night to a dark, dirty, and dank ground floor room in the Pyramid Mountain building (the worst of the building, it seems), with a mold-covered shower curtain, cobwebs under the bathroom sink, and a rattling and noisy ice machine located just outside the entrance to the room. We could hear the neighboring/upstairs guests talking and stomping around as if we were in the same room. Our “partial lake view” consisted of a enormous tree trunk directly in front of our windows. Worst rental room experience I’ve had in recent memory and left a bad taste in my mouth for the rest of the stay.
We did appreciate some the front desk staff’s efforts to help us find a different room in the Singer Tavern cottage for the second night, which was slightly more charming, had a better view, and a lot more light, but sound transference issues were equally bad.
Dining at the main lodge was okay. Breakfasts were decent, and definitely superior to the dinners (and much more reasonably priced), but overall, it was a very underwhelming experience with inconsistent and slow service, and much left to be desired.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Stunning views of the lake coupled with an ugly, dirty room. The energy saving lights were terrible looking. When you're staying in a cabin of all things you don't want a fluorescent light.
The reddish blanket on top of the bed had two large dried white splatters of liquid -- gross (hoping it wasn't what I feared). Large gob of dried food or something on the bedside lamp. Dried orange stuff inside the sink and on the sink knob. The sink drain smelled really nasty, like a bunch of old gunk was down the drain. Copious dust/dirt around the base of the bed, plus there was a web with a spider in it -- not what I want to look at while plugging my phone charger in down there.
There was a large tan blanket that seemed like it was once a soft fleece blanket but was washed thousands of times, so it was very scratchy and bad feeling (I would've thrown it out). The washcloths/towels had those large strings hanging off (which I cut off at home).
Bathroom and shower was down the hallway, which was okay. Really ugly shower room wall color. This is for the cheapest option, a room in the lodge itself, which came to $170ish after tax.
My credit card was charged $50 though I had already paid, I think in case something is damaged, it's currently a pending charge (same day I left), hopefully it will be returned.
There was a calendar on the wall for 2018 events, in June 2019.
The 4 bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion were very nice.
Overall great setting but disappointing lodging.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Beautiful area with great customer service!
Our front desk check in was wonderful! Andria was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions, was very kind and knows the area very well. Beautiful area and we'll definitely come back soon!
malyko from: Virginia Beach
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 8, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Comfortable Lodge by a truly beautiful lake
The Lake Crescent Lodge is in a lovely setting and the lake is truly just what you expect it to be so pretty. Our room which was in the Marymere building which was comfortable and I enjoyed that I could just walk right out of the room to the lake. The highlights of staying at the Lake Crescent lodge for me were the wildflowers, changing colors of the lake and trails at the property including the Marymere Falls trail.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
jeffreya217 from: Littleton, Colorado
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
5 star setting, 3 star accommodation, worth it for the setting
The setting at the Lake Crescent Lodge is amazing. It's a location of unbelievable beauty and enjoyment that all should experience. Just the forest drive in alone is worth the trip. Staff was friendly and helpful, check-in and out was a breeze. Stayed in Marymere room and it was fine for our family of 4. Pretty basic accomodation, two beds and a bathroom, nothing fancy. What you pay for is out your front door, and there's a beautiful sitting area overlooking the lake right outside. Probably depends on how long your stay is to determine how you view the rooms. For one night it was great for us, we didn't need much to enjoy. For a longer stay, could see wanting more than the basics, especially for the relatively high cost.
Overall though, an amazing place to visit, would recommend.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4