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,
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Spent 2 nights in this dump. Really - the National Park Service should hold its contractors to higher standards of maintenance and upkeep. The indoor public areas were pleasant enough (except for the elevators which had perhaps the dirtiest carpet I have ever seen). However, when you stepped outdoors to enjoy the long deck facing the Lake, forget about sitting on any of those rocking chairs as the webbing on many had rotted out, making them both an eyesore and evidencing management's callous lack of concern for guest safety. And then there was our room - billed as a "deluxe lakeside" at a cost of $300 a night. The lake view was fine, but anything deluxe about the room stopped there. Everything had a dingy look and feel - from the well worn and dirty carpet to the peeling wallpaper around the small sink. But the most telling thing for me were the drapes that were drooping off the rod as a result of some missing hooks. This one thing shouted out - NOBODY HERE CARES! It was a 5 minute fix, yet no one cared enough to do it. My advice - stay away from this place. It will dampen your ability to fully enjoy the beauty of the Lake.
Only worth half a star at best
This is possibly the worst hotel experience I've ever had. The location is spectacular, but that's about it. Our room was too hot with no heating/fan control, tiny, dirty, and very very expensive. The staff are poorly trained and not able to help with even the most basic advice. The wifi is basically non existent, partly as anyone in the building can access it, so even though you're paying over $200, you get no preferential access. And finally, the staff in the lounge and restaurant are rude, arrogant and quite frankly an embarrassment to the National Park. My advice would be to visit the park, get away from the Rim Village area as soon as you can, explore the lake, and then stay somewhere - anywhere - else.
The reason to stay at Crater Lake Lodge is to be near the lake which is absolutely stunning and not to be missed. However don’t be fooled. This is a terrible place to stay. Guests are poorly catered for. We were told that we could not book a table for dinner when we arrived as they were fully booked - mainly by day visitors. It was suggested we could travel to the nearest town if we wished to eat. After much complaining we were eventually slotted in. This was a regular occurrence we saw whilst our stay. In addition you are unable to charge drinks or meals to your room account and these have to be paid separately at the time. Rooms are small and very tired. There is allegedly wi-fi available but it could never be accessed - even at 3am!. There is no phone signal available. The Lodge is a terrible option for accommodation. Poorly run by operators who need to go and learn that the staying guests are their most important customers. My advice is visit Crater Lake it’s so gorgeous but stay elsewhere. PS the night sky is pretty spectacular too
The best part is when you leave
A stay at Crater Lake Lodge is like being at a movie where you keep checking your watch hoping for it to be over. The public areas are attractive but so crowded that you have to keep trolling the space looking for a chair. Otherwise they suffer from the same lack of maintenance and general filth as the rest of the property. The guest rooms are truly third world. There are no telephones in the rooms, you have no control over the heat, everything is worn and old. We came for two nights with another couple, and they left after one night leaving us hoping it would be over soon.
Horrible accommodations at a stunning natural wonder.
Crater Lake is an amazing place. The stunning vistas will not disappoint. However, this lodge is the worst place that I have ever stayed. As an international flight attendant for more than 30 years - I have stayed in thousands of hotels all over the world. Some were good, others were bad. The Crater Lake lodge is the dirtiest place that I have ever stayed. Yes, the lodge is very old and they are trying to keep the original feel of the place - that is NOT the complaint. Aramark has taken over this hotel and knowing that there is no other place to stay - they have decided not to do anything to upgrade this lodge. The elevators are so disgusting and dirty - one does not even want to touch anything. It does not take much to replace the vile, filthy carpeting in the elevator and clean everything. The rooms are equally filthy. To our surprise the bedding is actually decent and clean. The bathrooms are so disgusting- it was astonishing. I would never ever tell anyone to stay here. They know that to experience the lake first hand you either have to camp or drive hours to get here - so that is why so many people stay at the lodge. The views are breathtaking. That being said this place is such a disgrace. Shame on Aramark. Vile