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.
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Oregon road trip
This hotel which is more than 100 years old is open for a few months only during summer. We had made a booking more than 6 months in advance as this is the only hotel in the are for a comfortable family stay. We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights. Reaching the hotel is not difficult. This has only a limited number of rooms which are prepared only during the tourist season. We had a 4 bed room, two beds downstairs and two in the loft with a great view of the crater lake. The beds were OK but the bathroom did not have a shower, but only a bathtub. Coffee maker was provided. One has to depend on the hotel for breakfast, lunch and dinner as no other good place is available nearby. One thas to make reservation for lunch and dinner. There is no room service. No telephone or TV in the room. But one gets a great feeling and satisfaction of staying in an old hotel right in front of the famous crater lake. The view is breathtaking. A wonderful experience.
Old and tired does NOT equal "keeping the original flavor"
While you can't beat the location, the facility here is in DIRE need of help. The beams are beautiful and the original facility should not be changed - but whoever has the contract for cleaning and maintenance should be fired. There was mold in the shower, the shower head was pitiful, a ring in the toilet, two bulbs in the room were burned out, the carpet was frayed... and dirt is NOT part of keeping the ambiance of the initial build of a property! There is no phone in the room - and that's great - so you add a Keurig machine instead? How about a little bathroom renovation or furniture that doesn't look as though it's been through 10 years abuse? You're stuck here if you want to stay at the rim, but I'd suggest driving in from a nicer place that is farther away. Besides, as the sun goes down you must come inside or the mosquitoes will leave you bleeding - they have FANGS and number in the millions right on the outside deck of the lodge.
Tired hotel, not worth the money
Hotels in national parks can get away with charging a lot when they're the only game in town, but I'd recommend staying elsewhere. The only plus to this hotel is that it's convenient. The bed was super uncomfortable, there was a noise coming from the heater (I think) that was constant white noise, the toilet was not clean, and the restaurant was booked when we arrived (make reservations ahead of time!), and the apps we ate in the lobby were edible, but not much better than that. On the plus side, breakfast was good, the front desk staff were helpful and friendly, and it was nice to wake up to a quieter Crater Lake before the crowds arrived.
Location, location, location
This was a bucket list item, and if it is for you, make sure you stay at least two nights and get a room facing the water. By staying two nights, you see a full 24 hours of change on the lake. By facing the water, you can sneak peeks through out your visit without changing your clothes. We were there after a mild winter and the 3rd weekend and June, and many of the hiking trails were still closed ... but we were able to walk around the south rim of the lake without a problem and enjoy the lake from may different angles. The food is limited .... sometimes they do not get in their supplies and they are a long way from the store, but what we had was well prepared. There was a concern with at least one server that did not seem to think it was a problem that the cost of the wine was higher than on the menu, and I did not want to spoil my anniversary by complaining, but I would definitely look at your bill when it comes. Relaxing on the porch was the greatest.
Missed opportunity to be unique
They have the location, history and great views, but management, hospitality and food lacking quality. From the website one thinks to be embarking on a unique adventure, surely you are with the lake alone, but the lodge was very disappointing. There is no internet (why lie?), dinning room food seems micro-zapped as ordered (they forgot to zap soup & got cold clam chowder). One thing that was cooked was us as we listened to the heater run all night. Best to stay at campground or Union Creek Resort (45 min drive).