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Crater Lake Lodge
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Pleasantly surprised
User: ttoo from: Columbus, Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 17, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Recent stay during Oregon wildfires we had the lodge practically to ourselves with only 20 rooms booked. Most of the National park lodges are overpriced, basic places that are just convenient because nothing else is near but this lodge has a lot of charm. We had a loft room which was two floors with a king bed facing the lake and queen bed downstairs facing the front of lodge and one bathroom. We shared with our traveling companions and had plenty of room and decent privacy. There were standing tower fans as well for both levels. Bathroom was small. WiFi never worked and front desk acknowledged it wasn’t strong. Lobby has multiple fireplaces and rocking chairs overlooking the lake on patio. Food service was as expected pricey at $50 a person for contactless buffet for dinner. No other option but did have prime rib and salmon and a few dessert choices. Breakfast was about half that and also buffet. Box lunches are offered. We brought our own alcohol but you could not bring bottles to lobby without incurring fee so we had to pour into cups in our room.

Wonderful lodge, unbeatable location
User: Davigeta from: Saint Louis, Missouri
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
We were fortunate enough to get a reservation for this iconic hotel, and even more fortunate to land a room with a great view of the lake and Wizard Island. Right now, you can't go in to visit or eat without a reservation. Rooms seem pretty basic, no TV, and internet access is "there" but for all practical purposes, unusable. But, who cares? This is really a special place, with excellent staff and the best views of the lake. Meals are expensive, $21 for breakfast and 47 dollars for dinner, but the food is exceptional, and worth it. Highly recommended, a memorable experience.
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Incredible location. Cute historical Lodge.
User: priscilla-rie from: San Francisco, California
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
We stayed the last weekend of August. When we made the booking, room choice was already very limited. So we could only secure a basic valley view room with 1 queen bed. However, it is sufficient for two people. We spent 2 nights at the lodge and enjoyed our stay very much. There is no housekeeping per their COVID protocol, you have to request via the front desk if you want trash taken out / new towels / etc. Our room on the 4th floor was clean. We felt safe inside the hotel as they have a pretty straight face-covering requirement. Staff will actively ask guests to put a mask on if they "forget" to put one on. Once outside, not so much. Social distancing is not observed well in the parking area / Rim village gift shop and cafe. There were large groups gathering. So, you may still want to avoid visiting if you are high risk or avoid going out during peak hours. We tried their touchless breakfast buffet, $21 per person with standard hotel breakfast foods. I would not recommend it, however, your options are limited up here. Dinner is also touchless buffet style, $42 per person. they offers lunch boxes to go for $18 a piece. The best part about staying so close to the lake? Night time strolls. The starry sky here is incredible. the hotel is also right at the trail head of Garfield Peak trial, which is the best trail of the whole park in my opinion. Every hotel staff we have come across with are super friendly. We plan to stay here again in our future visits.
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Convenient Stay in Historical Lodge
User: Kristen L from: Oakland, California
Published Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
We lucked out with a last minute booking at the end of August in a standard room with a lake view. Our room was mostly clean, with the exception of a soiled bedspread that was changed upon alerting the staff. The small "museum" to the left of the registration desk is fascinating to learn about the lodge's history. We chose to have the buffet dinner (only option), which was tasty but expensive for what it is. Servers are all masked and you have to eat in the dining room. The only time we felt weary was when other diners walked by our table, but everyone was adherent to masking protocols in the hotel. Outside the lodge, when walking along the rim, only about 20% of people wear a mask. Try to book an early dinner reservation so that you can hike up to Garfield Point for an amazing sunset view!

Spectacular location with updated rooms in a historic lodge.
User: jworks from: Santa Cruz
Published Date: Aug, 28, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
Perched on the edge of Crater Lake, this lodge has wonderful outdoor seating areas with bar service overlooking the lake. We had the top floor corner room #405. Good size room with spectacular views, even while lying in the comfortable king size bed or in the large claw foot bathtub with its own lake view window. No shower however, which makes for awkward hair washing. Staff are very friendly, and right now, because of the Covid pandemic, the entire lodge is only for guests, so it has an extra quiet, relaxing feel. In fact, you are asked to wear a colorful wristband to identify you as a guest during your stay. Dining is currently a one price buffet, with servers staffing the buffet line. We really appreciated staying overnight here, especially since we were able to get up early and wander the lakeside path with virtually no tourists to be seen or heard.
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