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“Wonderful old lodge” 5 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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Clemmons, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Wonderful old lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lodge located at east of Lake Crescent with fantastics views. We had a wonderful stay and took several area hikes. The staff does a fine job. Food was very good. Room was rustic and nice. Just a short drive on to Port Angeles and ferry to Victoria, BC.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My mother, I and friends had a wonderful stay at Lake Crescent at 2013 Thanksgiving. Every single staff person that we interacted with were superb, and completely above and beyond our expectations. Of course gorgeous location. Thanksgiving dinner experience was very enjoyable. Our Marymere room was very comfortable and nicely set away from main lodge with lake view. Porch chair beacon you to sit outdoors in the chill (which I did). Marymere rooms felt as if it was our solitary home at the lake with ALL the comforts and services. Nature walks immediately outdoor your door. Lovely!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The setting is spectacular, and it is well positioned to reach trail heads by car. The lodge itself is charming, but needs some work to live up to its potential.

The rooms are dated and a little dingy. Some quality restoration to add charm and flair while maintaining simplicity would go a long way. This is not economy lodging after all.

The food was hit or miss. Not bad overall, but it could be a little better for the price, even accounting for the remote lodge premium. But to put it in context, it was the only decent food we could find in the Olympic National Park area outside Port Townsend, after exploring the area for several days.

Overall, I highly recommend this over its sister Lake Quinault Lodge. Despite its minor shortcomings,we still found it to be vastly superior to Lake Quinault Lodge in quality of rooms, food, and service.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We rented three cabins for a wonderful Thanksgiving week at Lake Crescent. Two were the Singer cabins (built in the early 1900s) and one was a Roosevelt cabin. The main lodge itself also has rooms, but they are smaller, usually suitable for only two people. We had two youngsters in our party, as well as two small dogs. Since the Roosevelt cabin was directly on the lake shore, they allowed pets, though a small extra deposit was required. The whole party thoroughly enjoyed the crackling fire, the breakfasts served in the sun room overlooking the lake, the kayaks and canoes, and the many well-marked nature hikes among the huge cedars and firs of this temperate rain forest area. Yes, it was fairly cold in late November and early December, but we still enjoyed renting canoes and paddling to the opposite lake shore. We were lucky that all days of our stay were blessed with sunshine. I understand this is not always the case, but you should expect drippy weather in the fall and winter in the Lake Crescent area. Our full Thanksgiving buffet dinner was just beyond description. Beside roasted turkey, the buffet included wild salmon, roast beef, sliced ham and an array of "native" vegetables (Indian pudding, for example). Other meals, including breakfast, were served in the lodge, and all were outstanding. We took advantage of a $40 per day discount, booked online, but not sure that's always offered. The staff, from desk clerks to housekeeping to wait staff to chefs, were top notch in all respects. We had been trying to arrange this trip for years, but Crescent Lake Lodge had always closed before the middle of October. This year, they extended their closing to mid-December, I think, and consequently were able to host guests like us who really enjoyed the frosty weather. Can't think of a better place for anyone to bask in the beauty of the wooded northwest on the Olympic Peninsula. We've stayed at other nearby facilities (Lake Quinalt; Klalock Lodge; Sol Duc) and they all offer a wonderful experience for that area. Can't say enough good things about Crescent Lake Lodge, and of course, we HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I had a wonderful winter two day stay at the Lodge recently. The lodge is located in the Olympic National Park, and standing on the dock you look out over the lake and into the mountains and can literally not see a soul (no vacation homes, or boats) only the very occasional far off car bending around the lake... And ducks :) Breaking down LCL, the reason you stay here is to 'get away' to somewhere deeply peaceful and wonderful. I don't know what it is like in summer... I have heard it is quite busy, but when we were there it was quiet and cozy and the lodge was open with its wonderful fire place. For $150 or so a night we stayed literally 10 yards from the lake shore, in little motel rooms looking out over the water. The lodge was cozy and the room was simple, clean and had warm bedding. What you don't get is a 5 star hotel. These are re-modeled motel rooms... at least the ones we stayed in, and they look retro, some fixtures outdated or worn out but that was fine with me... and they have been update with lovey simple raw wooden furniture. The food was fine, the good thing about the restaurant is that you can eat there and you don't have to leave the resort and go into town. It is expensive and mediocre, but again, we didn't come for the food. This was a totally lovely experience and exactly what I needed to immerse myself in nature. That is why I went, the accommodations were fine, the food was fine, the lake was AMAZING.

I did see a nice young woman at the front desk get totally reamed out by a really rude woman who was staying there, demanding 5 star service (which was unrealistic and not paid for at the room rate). You are in a national park not vegas after all. The girl was patient and kind in the face of total rudeness... that was my only odd experience with staff and it was a positive one.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You have to go to this lake and hotel once in your life. Walk to NatureBridge Olympic Park from the lodge is amazing. Then take a hike up to the falls.It is worth it. The lodge makes great meals. Go to this part of the Park.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Freeburg, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

What a beautiful spot to get away and relax! The staff were very friendly and helpful and oh, my,
the delicious food! The fire In the fireplace when we walked in just begged us to come sit near to
warm up. It was a nice change staying in a rustic place with no TV! The grounds are lovely and you couldn't ask for a more spectacular view of the gorgeous lake!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 14 Specialty Lodging in Olympic National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Crescent Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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