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“Idyllic Beauty” 4 of 5 stars
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Lake Crescent Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   416 Lake Crescent Road, Olympic National Park, WA 98363   |  
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Idyllic Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Lake Crescent Lodge is a charming national park lodge set on the shore of stunningly-beautiful Lake Crescent. Check-in was smooth, staff very friendly at the main lodge. We stayed in a Storm King Room, which is in a two-story building set back from the lake in the trees. But still had a nice, yet somewhat distant view of the lake. Having stayed in many national park lodges, you cannot expect 4-star luxury. The beauty is outside.

The room was basic yet nicely furnished and decorated with rustic log furniture, very appropriate with the natural setting. Had a floor lamp and comfy chairs for reading with a large sliding glass door leading to a deck. Ample, updated bathroom with shower. We stayed in early October, only one other room occupied in our building, so I'm not sure why they really needed to be put in the room right above ours? Luckily they were fairly quiet people because the room walls were paper thin. Could easily hear muffled conversation and normal walking-around. We didn't spend much time in the room though. There are some nice, easily trails along the lake shore and through the surrounding old-growth forest to explore.

Room Tip: Storm King rooms are set back from the lake. Second floor rooms in this building would have nicer vi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a fabulous time staying at the Lake Crescent Lodge for a couple nights during our honeymoon. We were a little wary because some of the reviews said the rooms are not amazing, but we thought they were super cute, lodgey and clean. We stayed in one of the rooms in a building with a distant view of the lake, and we spent a lot of time at the lake at night, star and moon gazing and taking pictures of the stunning view. We felt like the only people at the Lodge at night out there. The rooms were comfortable. The only irony was there was a little sign that said "conserve water" with a speech on how to conserve, and our faucet was leaky. HA. We let the staff at the front know and they submitted a work form to have it fixed. The food was great (again, we were wary from the reviews). We ordered at the bar from a super nice and helpful bartender, and took our food into the long little room nearby with a view. It was fabulous. I had a crabcake croissant. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Todd G, General Manager at Lake Crescent Lodge, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for your great review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tranquility of our Lodge. We hope you return often and create a lifetime of memories here.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The lodge is in a beautiful setting and due it being of moderate size it didn’t feel busy. We stayed in a Marymere Room which was huge and had its own outdoor seating area looking out onto the Lake. The lodge itself was really pretty and we enjoyed some drinks and an evening meal here.

From the lodge you can stroll along the water’s edge and into the superb rainforest which surrounds the Lodge. We also stayed at Lake Quinault Lodge and thought that Lake Crescent was the nicer of the two.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Todd G, General Manager at Lake Crescent Lodge, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay here and we all look forward to your next visit.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Food is not as good as Lake Quinault Restaurant or Salmon House, but Lake Crescent Lodge restaurant is the only restaurant near the Lake.

It is quite pricey. Food is good, but not excellent, in regard to the price. The lake view and sunset is perfect, nevertheless.

Room Tip: Standing on the shore, there is no bubble or scum in the pristine water. i.e. no observable water p...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The lake in October was crystal clear and a great place to recharge the emotional and physical batteries away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. It was a perfect place for family to interact and share time before the large fire in the fire place. The restaurant was good too.

Room Tip: We stayed in the cabins near the main lodge and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Todd G, General Manager at Lake Crescent Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this special place. We hope to see you again very soon for your next visit.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed for one night in early October 2012. What a beautiful location! We could have stayed longer. It was the most peaceful setting to launch our anniversary vacation.
The Lake Crescent Lodge offers a variety of rooms for your pickin. I was between the Storm King rooms or the Marymere. I wanted comfort and a view. The Marymere rooms are all facing the lake so you can't go wrong with those. The strom kind ones are not! We got the bed and breakfast package. Totaled about $220 for one night.
The Lodge. Its operated by aramark so expect that grade of products and amenities. But if you are visiting Olympic national park, you are prob not gonna be in the room that much! The lodge has a bar, restaurant, lobby, and gift shop. The lobby is warm and welcoming with a fireplace going and friendly staff. The bar serves food til 11pm! Food was tasty and fresh! The biggest mussels ever! So we had a late night meal there and breakfast the next AM. Both were very good. The B&B deal I got had a limit of 20 per person said the server, which was never told to me. I just said that and they comped the entire breakfast ($65)! So great service and setting. You can't go wrong!

Room Tip: Marymere Rooms face the lake!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Todd G, General Manager at Lake Crescent Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you return often.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed one night at one of the "Historic Lake Crescent Lodge Rooms" which are located on the second floor of the lodge with a central bathroom/shower (separated by gender). The shared bathroom and shower were very clean; I chose to shower at night so I wouldn't need to worry about the rush in the morning. The room was "rustic" and the decor fit well with the rest of the lodge; it had a sink, comfortable double bed, coffee maker, and radio (there's no TV). The window opened up to Lake Crescent in the back, and I could hear the waves crashing through the window, which was rather nice; on the other hand, my room was located close to the men's shower/bathroom, which was a bit bothersome. Didn't dine at the restaurant as I heard the prices were a bit high for the food value. If I ever visit the park again, would stay again if for one or two nights.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Todd G, General Manager at Lake Crescent Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. Next time you stay, I encourage you to try the restaurant. Yes some items may be pricey, but you will find we have a variety of options to meet most traveler's budgets and appetites. Hope to see you again soon.
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Address: 416 Lake Crescent Road, Olympic National Park, WA 98363
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Location: United States > Washington > Olympic National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Olympic National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Crescent Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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