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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

It was late, watched the sunset @ Crater Lake, knew we needed a room. There were only 2 choices left in town based on the lit signs. We chose Dawson's first based on the outside appearance. It has a "days gone by" look. We got the last room. It was closest to the road. Proprietor asked in the morning if...

1Thank kolbanans
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We are bicycle touring the northwest. We have stayed in hundreds of motels like this over the last few years. This motel doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is spotless and extremely comfortable. The positives: spotless clean room, comfortable bed, good a/c, small HDTV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, microwave, good water pressure in sink and shower, friendly...

2Thank funhogs2
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Carlene, the owner, works so hard to provide a good experience for her guests. The premises were not designed as a motel so that results in a lot of compromises having to be made. But the rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable and the bathroom even has a can of air freshner (as there is no exhaust).

1Thank Mally1
South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I stayed here for two nights so that I could visit Crater Lake during the day. When the north entrance to Crater Lake is open, it's a very easy 45-minute drive to the rim of the lake, and with the exception of Crater Lake Lodge, you'll be hard-pressed to find lodging that's closer to the park. (Keep in mind that...

2Thank C L
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The rooms are glorious and we were welcomed warmly into this comfortable small hotel. The reception room is a highlight - much more comfortable and attractive than the usual functional motel reception. The rooms upstairs are beautiful but those downstairs are comfortable and have everything you need. Closer to the road can be a little noisy, particularly when trucks park...

2Thank JMreb2015
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

I decided to stop here and spend the night during a recent drive from Dixon, California to Yakima, Washington. I read the reviews online and stopped at a couple of the hotels that are right there on highway 97 prior to confirming with this hotel. I'm so glad I chose this one! It is more like a bed-and-breakfast than a...

2Thank SarahandJustin
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 December 2014

I do not understand the positive reviews that this place has. Yes, it has history and yes, it’s a mom&pop establishment, but that does not compensate for the fact that I smelled cat pee in our room. Everything looked tired from the carpets to the décor to the bathroom. The bathroom carpet even had residual strands of hair on it…...

6Thank John D
chemult, Owner at Dawson House Lodge, responded to this review

Unsure where the cat pee comment comes from, I have had no guests with cats or any pets in the room before your visit and reviews written by guests right after your visit have not mentioned the cat pee smell that you complain of. I have had no other complaints on the room that you stayed in Motel 3, when...

Weiser, Idaho
Reviewed 28 September 2014

On a spur of the moment we decide to travel to explore Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Looking on line at the Dawson House Lodge, we saw photos of vintage furbishing in the lodge but were directed to stay in a more typical motel room on the side of the Lodge. The furnishings were sparse but clean. The room...

2Thank Barbara603
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This is your great aunt's house....the great aunt you never see, but you spend one night at her house while on vacation. It is described this way because the furnishings can be quirky/interesting and the outside needs some upkeep. but don't let the outside prevent you from spending the night. We were in the "Cowboy room", which had a comfortable...

1Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Old house so expected rooms to be worn. Clean room. Really nice staff. Easy load/unload luggage since able to park right outside downstairs room. Discounts to local restaurants & free bags of ice next door at deli. Nice staff at deli/market place next door. A little longer drive than expected to Crater Lake N.P. but not bad and prices lower...

Thank MountainsLover192

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dawson House Lodge built in 1929 enjoys travelers from all over the world. Only 25 miles from Crater Lake National Park we are a popular place to stay for those visiting the park & wanting to enjoy the many outdoor wonders in our area. Hikers, fisherman and 2 & 4 wheel bikes enjoy the area in the summer while the winter attracts fisherman, hunters, snowmobiling & skiers. We are one block from the Amtrak Station in the center of town. With rooms to sleep 1-8 we have one to fit your needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dawson House Lodge

Address: 109455 Highway 97 N, P.O. Box 189, Chemult, OR 97731-9701
Region: United States > Oregon > Chemult
Price Range: €59 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawson House Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Lodge is close to the road, so ask for a room in the back.”
ZZMorgan, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room as far away from the highway as possible and don't forget ear plugs.”
surfer1232015, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They told me I might have trouble with wifi on an iPhone/iPad and I did. I never was able to logon.”
923cindyb, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the North side of the Hotel which was nice a quite. The "Trupp" room”
Carol1331, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“From what I saw, all the rooms seemed equally comfortable.”
margeh761, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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