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
My husband and I recently stayed at a Crater Lake Lodge for 3 nights while we visited Crater Lake National Park. The lodge has been designated an historical site. We loved the huge fireplaces in the reception area! The restaurant served delicious meals. All the people from the receptionists to the servers in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful. We had a spacious room with a view of the lake, which in itself is breathtaking! Because of the hotel’s age and the chilly weather, we had a little space heater to add additional warmth. We loved our stay! It was a retreat to be away from TV, radio snd the computer! After dinner we gathered around the blazing fireplaces to chat and play games. Our stay was wonderful!
Rebuilt Historic Lodge Falls Short of Potential
This much-beloved historic property overlooking magnificent Crater Lake was rebuilt from the ground up in the late 20th Century. Two decades later, it is showing its age, with a variety of dated features and miscues. The large public rooms with stone fireplaces on the first floor are probably its best feature, with solid furniture and decent sitting areas, although finding a seat can be challenging as is the service in this semi-great room from the restaurant and bar. Upstairs lodge bedrooms are quite small and have an odd configuration, with the sink and mirror in the bedroom, the toilet, bathtub and shower in the bathroom. We had paid an extra $20 for a lakeside view room, but our room on the second floor had small windows that allowed looking at the lake only while standing up. That did provide us a vantage point to watch a spectacular Crater Lake sunrise as buffered light in brilliant hues slowly began to brighten the massive caldera. The other great place to watch this was the downstairs patio outfitted with classic rocking chairs, but only the foolhardy would have tried that then since the patio area was subjected to dangerous falls of ice from the roof after an early October snowstorm. That could sum up our stay at Crater Lake Lodge, a place with great potential but as many minuses as pluses, plus no real competition nearby to prompt needed improvements.
The only place to stay at Crater Lake!
Rustic is a good description for this hotel. Our room was dated, the bathroom was freezing, and the water dribbled out and was lukewarm. Having said that, this is the place to stay in Crater Lake. The views are fantastic and the hotel overall is an 'experience'! Food at the restaurant was okay. Its location makes it expensive for what it is, but I'm glad we stayed here. I would recommend driving to this hotel from the south, as driving in from the north gives a frightening sheer drop on the right hand side.
Views are spectacular
For the finest views, one has to stay at the Crater Lake Lodge. The views right outside my window were spectacular and the sunrise was awesome. At night you can look out and see more stars than you ever could have imagined were there. Having said that, the Lodge is old, the rooms small, the sink was in the bedroom area and people laughing loudly right under the window was annoying. You pay a big premium for a Lake view room, so you should get better than that, even a complimentary postcard in the desk, but no, you don't. If it was not for the view, I would have never stayed here. Well once in a lifetime, I guess. Was it worth it? Yes, but only because of the view and the stars at night.
Beautiful setting, but Hotel needs help
Prepare for a fabulous setting, beautiful views, and a quaint historic hotel. Also prepare for terrible accomodations, a 5 oclock check in at best, dirty grounds and patio and staff that doesnt care. What a shame that our parks service farms out the operation of such a beautiful place to people who could care less. Five minutes with a broom would have made the patio / overlook a very pleasant place. Since its the only place in the area to stay, I'm sure it will always be crowded but a spiffing would be wonderful.