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Dawson House Lodge

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109455 Hwy 97 N, P.O. Box 189, Chemult, OR 97731
Dawson House Lodge
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlene, the owner, works so hard to provide a good experience for her guests. The premises were not designed as a motel so that results in a lot of compromises having to be made. But the rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable and the bathroom even has a can of air freshner (as there is no exhaust).

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I stayed here for two nights so that I could visit Crater Lake during the day. When the north entrance to Crater Lake is open, it's a very easy 45-minute drive to the rim of the lake, and with the exception of Crater Lake Lodge, you'll be hard-pressed to find lodging that's closer to the park. (Keep in mind that... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The rooms are glorious and we were welcomed warmly into this comfortable small hotel. The reception room is a highlight - much more comfortable and attractive than the usual functional motel reception. The rooms upstairs are beautiful but those downstairs are comfortable and have everything you need. Closer to the road can be a little noisy, particularly when trucks park... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I decided to stop here and spend the night during a recent drive from Dixon, California to Yakima, Washington. I read the reviews online and stopped at a couple of the hotels that are right there on highway 97 prior to confirming with this hotel. I'm so glad I chose this one! It is more like a bed-and-breakfast than a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I do not understand the positive reviews that this place has. Yes, it has history and yes, it’s a mom&pop establishment, but that does not compensate for the fact that I smelled cat pee in our room. Everything looked tired from the carpets to the décor to the bathroom. The bathroom carpet even had residual strands of hair on it…... More 

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chemult, Owner at Dawson House Lodge, responded to this review

Unsure where the cat pee comment comes from, I have had no guests with cats or any pets in the room before your visit and reviews written by guests right after your visit have not mentioned the cat pee smell that you complain of. I have had no other complaints on the room that you stayed in Motel 3, when... More 

Weiser, Idaho
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52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On a spur of the moment we decide to travel to explore Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Looking on line at the Dawson House Lodge, we saw photos of vintage furbishing in the lodge but were directed to stay in a more typical motel room on the side of the Lodge. The furnishings were sparse but clean. The room... More 

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is your great aunt's house....the great aunt you never see, but you spend one night at her house while on vacation. It is described this way because the furnishings can be quirky/interesting and the outside needs some upkeep. but don't let the outside prevent you from spending the night. We were in the "Cowboy room", which had a comfortable... More 

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Alabama
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Old house so expected rooms to be worn. Clean room. Really nice staff. Easy load/unload luggage since able to park right outside downstairs room. Discounts to local restaurants & free bags of ice next door at deli. Nice staff at deli/market place next door. A little longer drive than expected to Crater Lake N.P. but not bad and prices lower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The proprietress, Colleen, and her extended family of Dawson House Lodge, supplied us with all we could have imagined possible, and more. The family was helpful, gentle, and smart. They helped make our trip to Crater Lake National Park wonderful and unforgettable.. No traveler's problem was beyond their capability. The family grocery next door helped stock our cooler with nutritious... More 

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new york
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Even though it is an old house (almost 100 years old), it does not smell like an old house. Very neat, and clean, with a rustic stile bedroom/bathroom. An apple cider that an owner has offered us was delicious. Overall it is a very cozy place.

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