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Lake Crescent Lodge
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Great hiking & view with bad food
User: 871clarissad from: Havana, Cuba
Published Date: May, 30, 2024
Travel Date: May, 1, 2024
Rating: 3
The view is spectacular. There’s no question! Although I can’t say the same for the accommodations and food. The lodge rooms are quite tiny, and paper thin walls! Our friends stayed in the cottages, which are quite nice. Overall, our experience, I’d give it a three stars. The nearest restaurant is a 25mins away and was closed during our stay so we had to drive to PA. The lodge food is terrible! All four of our meals came out cold we all ordered different things, and every item was cold on our plate! Breakfast, the sausage was severely undercooked and not edible. The hiking is amazing, easy hikes all around and well you can’t beat that view.

Beautiful lodge with amazing views
User: bentravels01 from: Chicago, Illinois
Published Date: May, 21, 2024
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2024
Rating: 5
This is a great place right next to Lake Crescent. The rooms are well-kept and clean, and the main lodge is beautiful. We stopped by for lunch and arrived just as the restaurant was closing, but we were still able to sit at a table by the bar and enjoy a good meal and drinks. Since the place was wonderful and the location amazing, we decided to stay the night. We were fortunate to find availability, and the staff was very helpful in booking a last-minute room for us. It's absolutely worth staying here to enjoy the beautiful sunset by Lake Crescent. They have tables, chairs, and a fire pit along the beach, so you can relax outside in the evening. If you get up early enough, you can probably catch the sunrise as well. Overall, it's definitely worth staying here or even just stopping by for lunch one day to enjoy the views.

Comfortable Rooms in the heart of Olympic
User: Gautam R from: Laurel, Maryland
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: May, 21, 2024
Travel Date: May, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
This is a typical National Park Hotel - if you are long into creature comforts, maybe not for you. No TV. WiFi not operational, though cell service decent. No Digital climate control. Ice machine broken (need to head to lodge to get ice). No fridge. If you can get beyond these things, you will love it here. Location is great - alongside the Crescent Lake, with amazing views of the blue water. Within a few minutes of the Storm Mountain and the Marymere Falls - 2 of the best hikes in the park- a 45 min drive to Sol Du Lac and shorter to Port Angeles. Given how expansive the park is, this is a good home base for the Northern sections (hurricane ridge, crescent lake, sol du lac) The Restaurant only takes a few reservations, but there is ample seating - just order from the bar, which we did both nights and was fine - plenty of bar seating. Great soup, burger, and fried fish - the wine and beer options were good, and the bartender AMAZING. I thought food was above average.

pretty expensive for just the view because cabin was dirty and run down.
User: mothergoose587 from: Port Orchard, Washington
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2024
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2024
Rating: 2
These cabins are expensive to stay so our expectation would be to have a clean and basic functioning cabin. We stayed in the Roosevelt cabin #38. Upon entering the cabin, there was a strong smoky smell that lasted through the whole visit. If you were allergic to smoke this might not be a place for you. There is a fireplace that we didn't use for this reason and the front of the rock was black. The cabin is in need of serious deep cleaning. The furniture was filthy and chair was torn. Sheets, pillows and towels were old. Luckily, we brought our own pillows. Two towels were folded on the bench in bath so I used one. It left a disgusting smell on my skin like a wet dog. I'm wondering if it was not replaced from the last people. The rest of the towels also had a chemical smell to them. Toilet was disgusting. It looked like permanent pee on the toilet seat hinge. Ceiling and walls in bathroom had something splattered on them. Floor was dirty. Bathroom door hinge felt like it was falling off when opening or closing. The bathroom door itself was filthy. The old wall heater made tapping noises every time it came on keeping us up all night. The fridge froze our food. One of the dead bolt on the door facing the lake would not work leaving us worried for our safety and valuables when we left. The view was nice and so were the trails but one doesn't need to stay there to enjoy them. We won't stay again.

Fire and rain
User: Espresso74 from: Sydney, Australia
Published Date: Dec, 10, 2023
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Obviously the big plus for this place is the beautiful location - it feels isolated and the views are stunning. The other plus for us on a rainy day was sitting in the lodge in front of the beautiful fireplace. On the downside the rooms are basic and the food in the restaurant (which is your only option if you don't want to get into your car) - was average. I would visit again.

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