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,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Stay here because you have to to see the lake but they do nothing to make it nice!
I rarely decide to post a negative review as often they can be very subjective but my discontent at the overall approach of this not inexpensive lodge made my break my rule. We stayed here for 1 night and after fighting for 30 minutes at check in to get a Lakeside view’ room we had paid for that actually looked at the lake .... nothing they did improved that experience. The food is clumsy and mass produced and the whole place incredibly dated, their own little exhibition seems to almost take pride in their history of accommodation inadequacies which personified the place - beyond its location, which is stunning. We heard a number of other guests asking for room changes that reflected the description they had booked so we weren’t the only ones. The views and walks around the lake are amazing but if you can stay somewhere else nearby I’d do it so you get a pleasurable before and after experience.
Ride The Rim Weekend
It was a busy weekend as it was the Ride The Rim Weekend and many tourists were staying at the lodge. The loft room was not clean as there were little piles of dirt in the corners of the room and on the window sill in the bathroom. The rug had stains on it. The screens and windows were not clean. Heater settings were difficult to figure out. We didn't have a shower in our bathroom, and thus, we were stuck with a claw footed tub without any type of an attachment to wash hair, etc. I found the staff to be mostly unaccommodating to the guests with a few exceptions. The food in the restaurant was average at best. I wouldn't stay there again. It was way overpriced for the room. At best, breakfast should have been included in the price.
WA/OR Day 13 of 21
This was the hotel around which our whole itinerary was planned, and was booked 10 months beforehand. We have never paid this much for a room before, and maybe will never again, but I have to say our experience was great. We had a double queen room with Lake View and were lucky that the weather was good. It is a fantastic historic hotel and sunrise and sunset views were amazing. Due to the prices in the restaurant we had a picnic in our room for dinner and ate at the restaurant for breakfast. Breakfast was very good.
Enjoyed our one night stay!
I made our reservation 12 months in advance. At that time I had tried to get a room with a lake view, but there were none available. While we didn't have a lake view, our room was nice. It was larger than I expected, with a desk and two comfortable chairs and room to move about. We enjoy staying in National Park lodges and this lodge was on my bucket list! My favorite thing was sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch and looking at the lake. Sadly, while we were there many wildfires were going on, so it was extremely hazy. By 5:00 you could no longer see the lake due to smoke. Nobodies fault just bad luck on our part! Since we couldn't see the lake, we then moved into the great room, which we really enjoyed. We ordered a few desserts to share, which were fantastic! Our room was very warm. two nights prior to this we had stayed at the Lodge at Mount Rainier and there was a fan in our room. A fan here would have been wonderful. I must add though, that we did not inquire about a fan, so maybe there would have been one available to use? I have no idea. Overall a pricey, but great stay!
We had to cancel our Sept. 2017 Anniversary trip to Crater Lake due to the fires and smoke. We rescheduled for July 2018 and waited another 10 months. It was worth the wait! The Lodge is full of charm and history and the view is spectacular. Our lake view room was perfect and the sunrise over the ridge was memorable. Everyone was pleasant and accommodating. The dining room food is fresh and the service very good. Next trip we will take advantage of the outdoor patio/deck. We spent most of our time walking the trails and enjoying the weather and views. It is truly a national treasure.