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Lake McDonald Lodge

100 Going to the Sun Road, West Glacier, MT 59921
Lake McDonald Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, WA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here for dessert and drinks after a long day in the park. The restaurant is very nice, but you can still go in your hiking clothes. The staff was super friendly and very attentive. The drinks were nice and strong too. The hotel is fantastic on the inside. There is a huge fireplace with lots of seating. We... More 

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the National Park lodges but this was one of our least favorite. Our room was really tiny and overlooked the kitchen fan. It was very hot so we kept the window open and it was noisy. The lodge itself was beautiful and the view in the back is stunning. I would have been much happier if we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice little place. Bed was comfy, pool was clean, warm showers. Only complaint I might have is the television only had minimal channels. Wish there was a few more national channels (ESPN HGTV type stuff)... Big would recommend it! :)

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California
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104 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had a room with a double bed + sink. As others have said, it's tiny, but a good value considering the cost of other lodging in the park. It was very clean and the renovations are quite nice. The communal shower stalls are ridiculously small for no reason. I'm a thin 6' tall, and could barely reach my lower... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stayed at Lake McDonald lodge cabins and had booked a year in advance. Our cabin was extremely small. The bathroom and shower were ridiculously small. The sink was in the sleeping area of the cabin and you could'nt fully open the bathroom door because of the sink. There were twin beds but with the room available, it was more... More 

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Spokane99206
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I spent 2 nights at Lake McDonald Lodge late August 2014. I was in the main lodge on the third floor. The room was small, sparse, but adequate. It was clean. There were no issues with the bathroom. I did not hear any noise from adjoining rooms. I had a lakeside room with a private balcony. It was small but... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited the park in September and camped at Avalanche. Since we only camped two nights and flew in, we didn't bring cooking equipment or food. We had to rely on park restaurants while there. This place turned out to be our only option due to hours and offerings (we don't eat pizza). The food really wasn't bad at all,... More 

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Portland, OR
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This accommodation is a modernized employee dormitory. It enjoys a great setting along Snyder Creek, right across from the Main Lodge with picnic tables and chairs out front. It is only steps away from the Creekside Reading Room with its plush sofas and library-quiet ambiance, and the auditorium where nightly ranger shows are scheduled. (We attended for three nights; all... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a "family" cabin with two full size beds and one twin bed that was situated in front of the bathroom door. The cabin was outdated and crowded. Thank goodness the weather was nice and we did not need to be in the cabin. For a party of five, I would recommend finding other accommodations. Important to know...housekeeping... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Cabins are a bit average - there is a consistent musty stale smell. The cabin I was in had 6 rooms and the noise from people entering was enough to wake me every time. The beds are very uncomfortable and sagging . The Lodge is full of character if you are not put off by dead animals. I found the... More 

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