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Lake McDonald Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Watertown, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had reservations at a cabin beside the Lodge but were unable to stay b/c the Going to the Sun road thru Glacier closed due to snow and the Red Bus Tour got cancelled. We did drive to the lodge and see the lake and the view was incredible! The lodge lobby was so rustic and huge. We got a...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This lodge is great. Lots of character and a good spot for activities in the park. Rooms are pretty lacking but we got used to them. They are small, old, no tv and the tiniest bathroom ever. There is a nice common area where we could hang out and play games. There is a bar, restaurant, and a little store...

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1Thank FlyingK6517
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This review ONLY relates to the "motel", not the Lodge, which appeared to be quite charming. The location cannot be faulted, its lovely. However the "motel" accommodation was rubbish. The doors did'nt fit the frame, so mosquito's were in evidence despite a liberal spraying of anti-mosquito chemicals. The shower was miniscule, size zero might have had some space but as...

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1Thank Philip R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

If you like national park lodges and know what to expect you will appreciate lake mcdonald lodge. Not luxury but priceless setting. If seeking luxury should maybe stay elsewhere but if seeking historical experience and character it doesn't get better. Front desk and restaurant folks friendly and helpful.

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The resort is well located and has enough options for dining. A store and gift shop are also handy for a few items. Good meals at the main lodge restaurant. Great pizza at the pizza place & grill. Servers were all pleasant with a special shout out to Keri & Matt the bartenders in the lodge. They were efficient and...

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1Thank yyc44traveler
Tyler, Texas
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a historic hotel with all that comes with old and historic. Our room had a private bath, although very, very tiny. We marveled at where they found such teensy sinks, showers, and toilets. The room was hot with no AC during what we later found out to be a heat wave in the mountains of Montana. We left...

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1Thank ChixSouth
nj
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed at another property but stopped by LML for dinner after hiking at Two Cedars. We had a wonderful dinner. The room itself was fun, with an old lodge vibe mixed with a pretty eclectic music selection playing. Unlike a previous poster, our food was very good, as was the service. I had a very good martini as well....

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1Thank chickyskids
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Cozier atmosphere at Lake McDonald Lodge than other Glacier Hotel properties. The lobby is considerably smaller, has taxidermy and a large fireplace. It tends to be a bit quieter in the rooms than the other properties, tho surely if one had a noisy neighbor you would know it intimately. The main weakness is that the main hikes and sites are...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Beautiful lodge in an amazing setting. Stayed with our 6 year old after spending a week in the North Fork of Glacier paddling and hiking. The amenities like nightly ranger talks and the shuttle to Logan's Pass made up for the crowds. The cabin was 1950s motor court style, and clean and charming. The lodge is stunning. The dining room...

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1Thank Monica C
Seattle, WA
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The lodge is nestled right on the lake and beautifully landscaped. It is much smaller than Many Glacier but cozier. The rooms are small and the bathroom is the smallest I have ever seen but I still enjoyed this place way more than the other two lodges we stayed at. The staff is still hit and miss on whether you...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1914, Lake McDonald Lodge is nestled on the shores of the largest lake inside Glacier National Park. Lake McDonald offers a unique gift shop, campstore, lounge, restaurant, and pizzeria. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, and numerous other activities are available. This picturesque location on the northern shore of beautiful Lake McDonald has 82 guest rooms split between a main lodge and a row of duplex-style cabins. All guestrooms at Lake McDonald are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping in the era in which all the rooms were built, they offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience. A limited number of ADA- accessible rooms are available and are booked based on a space available basis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake McDonald Lodge

Address: 288 Lake McDonald Lodge Loop Road, Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, MT 59921
Region: United States > Montana > Glacier National Park
Price Range: €118 - €167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lake McDonald Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 82
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Lake Mcdonald Hotel West Glacier
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“I like the cabins, I haven't stayed in the hotel or dorm rooms.”
Bryce20993, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the lake which was quite nice, though there are trees in your view. There are no elevators, but bell hop was available.”
PFChotapani, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North side rooms have the lake view. If interested in a cabin, the higher numbers are further away from the lodge, along a paved sidewalk.”
DNvisitors, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our cabin was $152 per night, but I believe they have larger cabin for more money.”
MarieH774, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the best room you can afford and BOOK EARLY!”
OregonJJJ, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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