Diamond Lake Resort has evolved from a small fishing lodge built in the 1920s, to a modern family resort that offers year-round service. It is a favorite summer spot for fishing (rainbow trout), hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. In the winter it is famous for skiing, snowboarding and tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. All year round it is a wonderful place to take in the beauty of nature and of Crater Lake National Park.
- Pet Friendly,
- Handicap Accessible,
- Air Conditioning,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Best around Crater Lake
As you will discover if you visit Crater Lake, it's isolated. If you are not going to stay or eat at the National Park, and it is after-season, your choices are limited. Lucky for us, we stumbled across Diamond Lake Resort. So, take this review with a caveat that the competition is stunningly overpriced (at Crater Lake), or absent. Even with this, we found our room comfy and quiet. And we enjoyed walking by Diamond Lake itself. We ate dinner in their Sports Bar, and I had the best Chicken Pot Pie of my life. Our breakfast in the cafe was delicious, and well-priced. Don't expect the Ritz; this is a casual lake resort for campers, fishers, locals. Folks were incredibly friendly and seemed genuinely interested in us having a fun experience, and also seemed to love their jobs.
Diamond Lake has become our by-word for poor shoddy accommodation which is bad value for money. The WiFi was only available at reception and was weak. There were holes in the room carpet. Our room was not serviced. Sercurity was poor.
When calling the resort to make a reservation, we were NOT told there was a ten dollar a day resort fee. We did not know about the resort fee until checking out. Recommend you inquire about the resort fee when calling for a reservation.
A GREAT 2-week vacation
I love this resort. It's calm and peaceful. The view and surroundings are "one of a kind". The entire staff is so friendly and helpful. You can do as much or as little as you want. Hang out at the water's edge - take a bicycle ride around the lake (11 miles on a paved path) - enjoy good food and an adult beverage - go fishing and "catch" your dinner - they'll cook it for you - rent a canoe or paddle boat - hike up Mt. Thielsen - or just sit back and relax. Wintertime offers snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing via snowcat - an inter-tube hill - or an old fashioned snowball fight. There is no shortage of things to do all year long.
What a rip off!!
We booked and paid for a room 3 months in advance, in addition to the room we also had to pay a booking fee. The total for the 1 star hotel was around $300. We had to cancel a week before the reservation because our grand baby that is due in September is arriving early. Not only did we forfeit the full cost of the one night, we also had to pay an additional $25 cancelation fee, I have never heard of such a thing. We will never go back and recommend to anyone else that they find a hotel elsewhere. It’s a total rip off and in my opinion unethical to charge more than the one night we are cancelling. I really hope the word gets out and people respond by not staying at this place.