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Timberline Lodge
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good experience for 1 night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped by on a Pacific North West road trip. Booked one of the cabin style rooms which had 3 bunk beds, a shared bathroom and a view of the car park. There is ZERO soundproofing between the walls and had to ask front desk to ask the three dudebros in the room next to us to keep it down at 11:15pm because we could hear every word of their loud brims cling conversation (the bromancers very nicely obliged).

The hotel itself is quite interesting and the kids enjoyed it. Nice pool and hot tub outside, which we used while it was raining, kind of fun.

My main "issue" with this hotel is that you are entirely captive to their three restaurants - an expensive dining room, a still expensive more informal bar, and a quite expensive even more informal bar in the basement that just does beer and pizza. We buckled in the morning and did the 14.95 breakfast buffet (7.95 kids) which was admittedly pretty good. Note the hotel does free coffee at breakfast time in the main area.

Overall I'd say its worth it to detour here. If you are in to hiking or skiing then definitely worth it.

Stayed August 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We hadn't realized that Timberline Lodge is such a beautiful place to visit in the summer time. Purple Lupins, other yellow, white & purple flowers that we didn't know the name of were everywhere. Friendly chipmunks that ate out of our hands as we sat in the Adirondack chairs on the patio behind the lodge with an incredible view of Mt Hood. Service in the lodge was excellent, the room and the beds were comfy and clean. The breakfast buffet was delicious, especially the make it yourself waffles with local berries & nuts. Dinner was $210 for 3 adults with wine & dessert. It was a very nice dinner with locally sourced selections and a large, locally sourced wine list. We enjoyed the beautiful sunset & thunderstorm that passed nearby. The views from the lodge and trails behind the lodge were spectacular. Overall it was a top quality, national landmark facility with a sincerely helpful staff & management. A great experience.

Stayed August 2014
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Ferndale, Washington
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed at the Timberline lodge for one night in August. The total cost for the room and meals at the on site restaurant was over $500. If you can afford it, it is an interesting historical site in a beautiful location. We enjoyed the free tour of the hotel, which was run by volunteers from the National Park Service. Expect hordes of tourists to be bussed in during the day, but they are gone by 6:00 P.M. and it gets very peaceful in the evening. A great place to stay once in your life. No wi-fi in the rooms, but you may get service in the lobby. When we arrived in the late afternoon, our room was not ready (we ended up waiting two hours), but there is plenty of hiking and exploring to enjoy while you wait. I checked back after one hour, and then every half hour until the room was ready.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

My mother is 94 and I stayed for two nights at the lodge and the weather was so nice we stayed out on the patio for hours. Our room had an excellent view to Mt. Jefferson and the surrounding area. We ate all our meals at the dining room and had such great service and the food was wonderful. Breakfast and lunch is buffet style which we really enjoyed, especially Mom who does not eat much so she had what she wanted without wasting what she couldn't finish. I have celiac so ate all the fruit and other none gluten choices and enjoyed them all. There are non gluten meals and also other choices for others with food alergies. All good.
This lodge is a must see for visitors to Oregon and for all who are lucky enough to live in Oregon. The wood work was done by artisians back when the lodge was built and is a treasure. The people who work at and for the lodge are to the person friendly and helpful from top down.
Stay and enjoy and if a person is a snow boarder or skier the lift will take them to the snow field high on the mountain. In winter of course snow is a picture. We stayed in early August, and enjoyed the wild flowers and the views and the fresh mountain air.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view to Mt. Hood, We had a room on the opposite side with gave a distant view...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bend, Oregon
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Timberline Lodge is a national treasure. Every trip to Oregon by new visitors should include a stay at this piece of history. The rooms are comfortable, the food is yummy and the service impeccable. No matter what the season, there is always so much to do here and it transports you back to an earlier era.

Room Tip: the standard rooms are cozy - if you like large rooms, choose one of the other options.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had a great time at Timberline Lodge. Tubing is great fun and very affordable. The hotel is amazing and a must see for fans of the Shining. The hotel is situated in picturesque mountains, with deep snow at either side of the road. The food is pricey but is of a good quality.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with my mom and husband in a bunk room with shared bath. The room was clean and it was nice to have a sink inside the room. The shared bath was large, close by, and clean despite it being shared. Plenty of hot water.
What really made the stay memorable for us was the staff, especially Jessica at the front desk. We arrived at 9:30 am after red eye flights even though check in time wasn't until 3pm. She put us on a list to have the room cleaned right away. We said we would go hang out upstairs and she asked if we would like to have the staff start a fire, yes please. My mom asked if we could have a blanket and without hesitation she said someone would bring one up for us. After a nice nap by the fire we went for a walk up the mountain and I missed a call from Jessica at 10:30 saying our room was ready and that she would call back to make sure we received the message. At 11:00 she called back, as promised. Not only was the room ready a full 4 hours before it officially needed to be, but she called me twice to let me know.
Each of the staff was friendly and helpful when needed, I thought Jessica provided fantastic customer service and she exceeded my expectations.
The fancy dining room was worth the splurge for dinner, the food and service were excellent. My mom and I split and entree and our portions were larger than my husband's.
It is worth it to watch the video on how and why the lodge was built. It made being there more meaningful to me and I appreciated all of the details even more.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Timberline Lodge
Address: 27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
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Region: United States > Oregon > Clackamas County > Timberline Lodge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Timberline Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon's most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. Considered an architectural wonder, it's still being used for its original intent-a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy. Timberline Lodge is filled with amazing spaces that beg enjoyment. The main headhouse lobby features three fireplaces at the base of a 90 foot chimney. The outdoor patios offer the most stunning views in Oregon. The outdoor pool is heated and open year round. With so many places to explore all under one roof, you'll feel as if the Lodge is an extension of your guest room. Each room in Timberline Lodge has a unique rustic elegance, yet a modern and comfortable feel. All rooms have period furnishings, artwork and decor. Enjoy fresh powder feather beds, the year 'round heated pool, spa and sauna. Rooms range from premier fireplace rooms to European style bunk rooms. Regardless of which room suits you best, they all share an authentic sense of place found only in one of the Historic Hotels of America. Timberline offers the longest ski season in North America. The winter season typically begins early to mid-November and continues through Memorial Day. Our Palmer Express high-speed quad lift allows us to operate later into the summer season than anyone else (usually through Labor Day). Many years, we're open for fall skiing as well. ... more   less 
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