The historic 71-room Crater Lake National Park Lodge which is built on the edge of a caldera originally opened in 1915 and is open from late May to Mid-October. Three restaurants, gift shops, cabins, RV parking, camping and gasoline can all be found within the Park. The Lodge features one of the most breathtaking views of the deep blue Crater Lake. Boat tours are available July through Mid-September (weather permitting) and the park offers many hiking trails of different levels of difficulty, as well as guided walks and informational talks given by National Park Service Rangers.
- Restaurant / Lounge
- Handicap Accessible
We stayed for 2 nights. Our room was small, as to be expected from a “historic” hotel, but it is all about location. The heater in the room always put out low heat, even though we did not turn it on. The windows were operable, so having them open helped to cool the room off in the evening. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful.
Crater Lake Lodge
This is a must stay, if you are lucky enough to find availability. The location is right at the rim of Crater Lake making short hiking excursions very easy. The view is spectacular. Everyone was extremely friendly. The food was average, but who cares about food, when you are at Crater Lake.
Pretty Grim but the only lodging there
Lodge of mid-1950s vintage. Large public rooms on first floor with great views of the lake from rocking chairs set along the back of the hotel. Check-in was frantic, as everyone was told to check in at exactly 4 pm which was their standard time - so we had this long line stretching out the door. Most hotels run intelligently will check in guests as soon as their preassgned room is available. Meals (very expensive) are served in the first floor in main room and in dining room. Our room on the 3rd floor had a good view of the lake, good plumbing, and poor lighting. Elevators were fast and always seemed to be there as soon as they were called. Our single queen bedroom was small, and the queen bed seemed more like a double (forgot to measure the actual size). The small size and rock-hard mattress led to two uncomfortable sleepless nights. Walls are thin and conversations can be heard from next door and across the hall. Fortunately, our neighbors were not party types and it was quiet. Be sure to bring earplugs as you may not be so lucky. The only reason to stay at this old expensive lodge is to be right at Crater Lake – if you do, suggest you arrange your sightseeing so you only have to stay for one night.
The rooms are what you would expect in a “lodge”…rustic, but comfortable. Dining is very expensive for food that is mediocre at best. I recommend that you carry something you can eat in your room. I’ve stayed in other national park lodges and this does not rate among the best. However, location is incredible and the ride around Crater Lake is perfect….be sure to take the drive around the rim and take some of the hikes. The lake itself is worth the trip.
Beautiful place - not visitor friendly
We had a wonderful day exploring the beautiful park. Not to be missed The services like food availability are limited and expensive. Taking full advantage of the lack of competitors. A very average sandwich is $10 A glass of wine at the lodge cost $4 more than the price of an entire bottle and 2x what a normal bar would charge We stayed at the lodge. Rooms are clean but spare. And no amenities. The desk manager is gruff and rude. Morning coffee is complimentary but no decaf is offered. No hot sleeves are offered so expect burning fingers if you want to have coffee in your room When asked about the coffee a waiter told me it’s not his job It does not take a lot of effort to smile and be accommodating. Especially when rooms are about $300 a night