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All 10 Chelan hotels

Darnell's Lake Resort

901 Spader Bay Road, P.O. Box 506, Chelan, WA 98816
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Darnell's Lake Resort
Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Chelan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids love beach n pool and hot tub! U can not beat great price on water front! The lake is very cold even in summer... So hot tub is great! They have fun things to do and retro rooms. I have stayed orther places and they all have same issues! Older rooms,Garbage, flys and older buildings. All resorts have fish... More

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

It is so fun to hear that you and your family enjoy the Resort in exactly the way that our Resort goals are! We continue to focus on improving, to allow our guest's family getaways to be an even more enjoyable one. We truly appreciate all of your comments, even the lawn mowing comment. It is a trick to do... More

Yakima
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Let's face it- nothing in Chelan is cheap in the summer. You expect to pay a lot for a lake front resort and Darnell's is no exception. It is well worth the money for our family. The buildings are older, but well maintained, and there is a lot to do onsite. The staff has always been very accommodating and we... More

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are pleased you had an enjoyable visit! We know It is difficult to find time to enjoy our families in this day-and-age. We are happy to be a place for you to stay and enjoy precious time with your loved ones. We look forward to Summer 2014 and seeing you again! More

Everson, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This Resort is definitely oriented to Family Friendly vacations - It is quiet, low-key, has a lovely pool, hot tub, boat moorage etc. - our kids love it!! The location on Lake Chelan is convenient to town and shopping. We have stayed here many times with our family and have appreciated its quiet approach to Resort life - not a... More

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! It is always a pleasure to have great families stay with us and take advantage of all the amenities right here on the property - and the knowledge that because Darnell's Resort is private and secure, you are able to enjoy a relaxing visit to the lake. We look forward to seeing you... More

Richland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My family stayed last summer, and everyone was so friendly and accommodating! And the fact that this resort is right on the water, with a private beach, and all the things for the kids to do on the property, we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake! We will return!

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your family with us last year! It is always an honor to have great folks here to enjoy the lake, and our resort. We strive to make this experience a great value for your hard-earned dollars. We look forward to your return in the near future. More

Lake Oswego, Oregon
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

From the on-line pictures the resort looked great. What a disappointment when we arrived. They are limited on the two bedrooms so we were put in the lower level. What a mess the carpet was filthy and the large resort air conditioner is just outside the bedroom windows. We asked to be moved. The only other two bedroom was just... More

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seattle
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The reviews are really unfair...my husband and I stayed here last weekend, a little "getaway" from Seattle. Granted it was pretty empty and quiet (yay!) and it may be pretty noisy when at full capacity... But while the rooms are outdated and small, they are CLEAN ! And there is a separate bedroom/ living area, which I love because I... More

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Bremerton, Washington
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

A group of us stayed at this motel for a friend’s birthday. We planned on renting a boat, and spending the day on the lake. The night we got here, we were harassed twice by the night clerk for hanging out by the lake in front of our room. The next day, we were approached by the day clerk who... More

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snohomish
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Our family are young adults now. Going to Chelan is relaxing for us and sun and fun for the guys. Having a full kitchen stocked for them to come and go as they please works for us. The room was great for a beautiful view of the lake all day. The room we had doesn't have a t.v. or seperate... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

If you've seen the Travel Channel's series HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE...then you have an idea of what's about to come. Darnell's would be an excellent Hotel to profile on that series. There's nothing that can't be overcome here...it's just a matter of finding a managerial staff that can turn this property around! First impressions are the hardest one's to overcome! Upon entering... More

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately, everyplace else was booked the weekend we were in Chelan. Beginning with the positive, Darnell's is very clean. Our rooms were clean and the grounds were well kept. Location...great. But, this property is in great need of updating. It would definitely be a one star. Quite antiquated. Not very comfortable. Pool was supposed to be heated but it was... More

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Additional Information about Darnell's Lake Resort

Also Known As:
Darnell`s Lake Hotel Chelan
Darnell`s Lake Hotel
Darnells Lake Hotel
Darnells Lake Resort Chelan
Address: 901 Spader Bay Road, P.O. Box 506, Chelan, WA 98816
Location: United States > Washington > Chelan
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Chelan
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darnell’s Lake Resort is a family-friendly waterfront Resort offering beautiful sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Chelan, with kitchen units and activity centers for all ages. Stay and play all day, at no additional cost, with 4 acres of fun, featuring tennis, pickleball, pitch & putt golf, ping pong, pool, hot tub, beach volleyball, wifi and more. The Resort is within walking distance of downtown, yet secure and secluded, with no walk through traffic. ... more   less 

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