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Lake Crescent Lodge
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Beautiful Location but updates needed
User: kcbrit2 from: Kingston, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 11, 2022
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Wanted so much to be able to give this place a better review but there were a couple of problems that should not be found in a such a pricey place. First of all the good: Fantastic views of the lake from a cabin feet from the water and the restaurant, calm and quiet, seasonal ambience in the gorgeous lobby and friendly hotel staff. Easy access to unbelievably beautiful old growth forest trails and a waterfall. Easy to find right off the main road. Rooms were warm and beds comfortable. Nice cabin decor and a Keurig coffee maker, microwave and fridge were in an alcove. Definitely great for breakfast prep. In the summer lots of activities and kayaking on pristine lake. Nice chairs and a table by the huge picture window for sitting and enjoying the beautiful lake and mountains. The bad stuff: the restaurant menu was overpriced (bc they are the only place for miles around) and the food was moderately good for the price. Breakfast was $40 for two and the dinner over $100 for just the entree for two and one glass of wine. The cabin smelled of old smoke. There are beautiful fireplaces and lots of wood is provided, however the grate had not been cleaned from its last use so there was a lingering odor. The door handles were loose including the bathroom which was difficult to open from the inside prompting us to get quite panicky trying to get out. The sink had to be snaked the morning after we arrived bc it was not draining. The sink had scratches and the walls really need a touch up to cover old screw holes. The towels were old & not very fluffy and one even had a hole and threads hanging off the sides. Bedrooms were fine. There is no TV or wiFi in the cabins but we really didn't care about that as we were trying to escape the daily routine and it gave us a chance to read a book for a change. could be an issue if you are addicted to your tech. The staff were kinda loud and their loud talking and laughing made the lodge sitting area less guest friendly. Lighting along the path from the lodge to the back cabins was absent, not great on a dark winter night.

User: Susan D from: chester
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 25, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 1
I rarely write a negative review, but like some other reviewers of the Lake Crescent Lodge, I felt I should take the time to write one. We have traveled the world over the past 40 years and Lake Crescent Lodge was one of the biggest disappointments and biggest rip offs. Yes, it's in the park on a beautiful lake, and you should be out looking at the lake and the forest all day. However, when it's time to go to your $242 a night room, you expect some comforts. 1- You do not expect spiders- big, 2 inch spiders of unknown species. Are they poisonous? Who knows? Apparently you should catch one and show it to the staff. Unfortunately there's no exterminator or even bug spray, nothing that can be done, because it's a national park. I understand that, it’s the rain forest, etc. Just be aware. If you have an aversion to bugs and do not want to stay in your room, you will have to go back to Port Angeles for a hotel. The Lodge has a convenient list available but no refunds. 2- The Merymere rooms have a lovely view of the lake, but they look and smell dreadful. It's like checking into a 1950s motel. The room has a floor lamp and a small table lamp- no other lights. That may be so you can't see the stained carpets, dingy walls and black mold in the bathroom. There are cobwebs in the lamp shades and on the curtains - can you guess where they came from? 3- In addition, there's no TV in the room, and no internet in the room. Bring a tablet to read as it may be too dark to read a paperback. 4- There's a restaurant in the Lodge. The staff is very attentive and professional, but it is very pricey with mediocre food. If you want to stay in the park, I can strongly recommend the Lake Quinault Lodge. It is head and shoulders above Lake Crescent Lodge. Otherwise, you would be better off staying in Port Angeles. You will have to drive to Lake Crescent but it's a beautiful 25-30 minute drive. In Port Angeles, you'll be able to stay two night for the price of one night in the park, have your choice of restaurants, be spider-free and have lights, TV, internet and possibly a 21st century bathroom. Your kids will thank you.

Beautiful By the Lake
User: Debra R from: Vienna, Virginia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 20, 2022
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
We rather enjoyed our time here. Our room was clean and pretty much what you would expect for a NP lodge. We felt relaxed and loved the location. The staff was super helpful and friendly; I would happily return. We got some gorgeous photos of the lake as we were leaving.

Not so good
User: jdbwyo from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 12, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 2
We really had high hopes for this lodge but after our stay, I’d have to give it two thumbs down. Our room was dirty, cobwebs and spiders, mold growing on the bathroom tile and the pillowcases had makeup on them. The blinds in the room had duct tape holding them together, but I guess that’s what you should expect for a cabin that cost you $441. The food is way over priced and not great, my grand daughter’s hamburger was rare and our $20 wedge salad was anything but a wedge. The restaurant was short on help so you could only get your over priced meals to go. The only good thing about this lodge is the view.

Location, as usual
User: Max W from: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 5, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
As with pretty much every NPS located property, it's about the location. The room was fine. Basic, but clean. But we had a view of lake crescent from our room. Food and drink was, as expected, eye-wateringly expensive and not of a particually wonderful quality but the location was unbeatable and we had a few nice hikes in the local area.

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