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Diamond Lake Resort
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 403 reviews
Horrible, ugly, run down, dismal, hideous, asphalt monstrosity---RUN AWAY
User: StacyAlaimo from: Dallas, Texas
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021
Rating: 1
It is tragic that a place with such a beautiful view, close to Crater Lake, listed on the National Park website (how embarrassing for our country), is such a horrid disappointment. There is no excuse for this place. It needs to be maintained. The motel is unbelievably crappy, dirty and outdated (and not in a cool retro way). The whole "resort" (ahem!) needs extreme cleaning, landscaping, painting, maintenance, etc. The restaurant was too horrid for words--no way would we even dare have a beer there. We looked around and decided we'd rather sleep in the car than stay in this creepy, gross place. I've stayed in a lot of places, many of them not fancy, but this was out of the question. RUN AWAY
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Fireside Cabin Was Perfect!
User: jessicawW653IX from:
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2021
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
I was very nervous about renting a cabin, because of all the really bad reviews. But we were counting on going to Diamond Lake, and had already paid for the boat rental for the day. We had a campsite reserved, but when Oregon banned campfires - even in the rings for the summer, we started thinking tent camping with no way to warm up if it got cold at night wasn’t such a hot idea! (Pun intended). So, with great trepidation, I reserved Fireside Cabin #65, packed the Lysol Disinfecting wipes, and tried to set really low expectations with my family. My fears were totally unfounded! The cabin was fine! The cabins are dated. You have to know that going in. You aren’t staying at a luxury resort!! The whole purpose is to have a place to eat and sleep while you go enjoy the outdoors!! But the cabin was clean and well maintained. It had also been updated with a nice TV, modern couches, and glass-top stove. Now, I suppose if you LOOKED for something to nitpick, you could find it. I did notice dust on top of the refrigerator - but then there is dust on top of my refrigerator at home too!!! The beds are very firm, and my husband complained about that a bit, but I slept fine. I was worried because the map shows cabin 65 right at the edge of the parking lot. So I wasn’t sure how much noise we would get. First of all, Diamond Lake is pretty empty this year, so it wouldn’t have mattered - but also, the cabin is actually set back quite a bit from the parking lot, so I don’t think it would have been a problem anyway. The only thing is that there IS a small glow from the parking lot lights that comes through the blinds in the master bedroom - if that bothers you. But frankly, it didn’t bother us at all. We had a great time, and I ended up wishing I had made our reservation longer!
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Worst dive ever
User: 137runsstong from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2021
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021
Rating: 1
Where do I begin? Hair in the shower, food caked on chairs, kitchen faucet full of gunk, cobwebs, nothing worked-not the tv or the toilet or half the lights. Dirty and awful. Not worth the price at all.

Poor service
User: kellyhN3239KB from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 6, 2021
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021
Rating: 2
Sorry to say the service especially in restaurants is bad. Room was ok but grounds definitely need cleaned up. I wouldn't recommend! No employee welcomed or greeted like you'd expect. We waited for our check after dishes were cleared, ended up finding waitress to pay!!

Disgusting
User: toothlady2201 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 27, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 1
I wish I would have read the reviews about this place before I booked. The only reason we selected this place was because the lodge at Crater Lake was full and it was the closest place to stay. After a long/hot day exploring Crater Lake all my family and I wanted to do was get some food and a shower.. boy were we in for a surprise and not the good kind.. at check in the lady told us we had one of the best cabins #33 that looked right out on the lake and was one of the “newer” ones.. long story short the place was disgusting and hot.. all the windows were closed when we arrived, no air conditioning/not a fan to be found anywhere.. I mean Oregon has been in a heat wave for a few weeks now.. put some fans in your cabins.. there were so many bugs caked in the windows sills I didn’t even want to touch the windows to open them.. the floor was dirty-you couldn’t pay me a million dollars to walk around in there barefoot.. the kitchen table had some spots of bbq sauce caked on the top with some hair stuck in the sauce🤢.. the kitchen chairs were all ripped on the seats and one had what looked like some “old meat”in the cracks..the beds were like sleeping on rocks.. I slept fully clothed I didn’t want any exposed skin touching anything in that place..I don’t care how pretty the lake is, it’s not even enjoyable to sit outside and look at it there are soooo many little bugs flying over your head.. it’s not worth the $$ to stay in a place as filthy as this one..I’ve been to many beautiful lakes Kentucky Lake, Tablerock, Lake of Egypt and stayed in many outdated/old cabins but at least they were CLEAN.. this place is seriously worse than the dive motels we stayed in as poor college students going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans 😳.. Diamond Lake Resort you need to do better.. you should be ashamed to be taking peoples hard earned money in return for the quality of your establishment.. I don’t know how you haven’t been shut down by the health dept especially during these covid times..my family and I couldn’t get out of this place fast enough

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